39-year-old Christopher Eugene Shook of NW Penley Court in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (June 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Shook was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (June 12).
35-year-old Justin Robert Whisnant of Salem Road in Hickory was arrested Sunday (June 11) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with larceny of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, and assault with a deadly weapon. Whisnant was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (June 12).
57-year-old William Glenn Berry of Carolina Drive in Lenoir was arrested Friday (June 9) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged on a felony fugitive warrant from another state, the state is not specified. In addition, Berry is charged with failure to appear on a count of second degree trespassing. Berry was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,500 secured bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (June 12) and tomorrow in Lenoir.
49-year-old Domingo Martinez Hernandez of Parsons Road in Hudson was arrested Saturday (June 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony statutory sex offense with a child by an adult. Hernandez was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court date was set for today (June 12).
31-year-old Michael Jonathan Cook of Hunterwood Drive in Hickory was arrested Saturday (June 10) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, and no liability insurance. Cook was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,500 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (June 12) and August 14.
42-year-old Michael Benton Pugh of U.S. 64 in Morganton was arrested Saturday (June 10) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and fraudulent disposal of mortgage property.
He was arrested after Hickory Police responded to a hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in reference the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The victim told Officers the vehicle was at the hotel and was being used by Pugh. Officers located Pugh and found that he had two outstanding warrants.
During the arrest, Officers found 1.9 grams of methamphetamine, two dosage units of oxycodone, one dosage unit of Acetaminophen/Oxycodone, one dosage unit of Xanax, one dosage unit of Percocet and drug paraphernalia.
Pugh was taken into custody without incident and jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,775 bond. District Court dates were set for today (June 12) and July 27.
The Statesville Police Department continues to investigate the disappearance of 58-year-old Deborah Sabra of McLaughlin Street in Statesville. A silver alert was issued when Ms. Sabra was reported missing on June 1. Ms. Sabra has some medical and cognitive issues that could place her in danger if she is not able to get the proper treatment. The flyer shown here was created by her family, which has been handing out the flyers in the Statesville area.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Deborah Annette Sabra should call Statesville Police at 704-878-3406.
44-year-old Rafeal Jordan Norwood of Spainhour Street in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 3 p.m. yesterday (June 8) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed gun.
Norwood was arrested after Officers stopped a 1999 Ford Explorer near the intersection of 11th Avenue S.W. and South Center Street. During the stop, a concealed semi-automatic Ruger LC9 9mm handgun was found. Police also found 0.1 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. In addition to the drug and firearms charges, the driver, Rafeal Norwood, was cited for driving while license revoked and failure to stop for a stop sign. A passenger in the vehicle was not cited or charged.
Norwood was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $3,000, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.
39-year-old Nekita Denene Gaither of Riverview Drive of Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about three o’clock yesterday afternoon (June 8) on one felony count each of obtaining property by false pretense and insurance fraud.
Gaither turned herself in at the Hickory Police Department on the outstanding warrants, which were issued on June 2. She was processed and then released a little more than an hour later under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
30-year-old Joseph Alan McCracken was arrested Thursday (June 8) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny. Following the arrest, McCracken was placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for July 31.
More information released in the arrest of 31-year-old Tony Timothy Martin of Gene Moretz Lane in Hickory. He was arrested by Hickory Police early Thursday morning (June 8) on one felony count each of larceny of a motor vehicle and obtaining property by false pretense, plus misdemeanor counts of injury to personal property and resisting a public officer. He was arrested on outstanding warrants dated June 2, 2017. The resisting charge was filed Thursday.
Events leading to his arrest began on June 7 when Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at a retail store on Highway 70 S.W. Upon arrival, Officers saw a green Toyota Camry parked on the southwest side of the building. The driver, Tony Martin, had two outstanding felony warrants and one outstanding misdemeanor warrant.
During the arrest, Martin resisted Officers, but was detained without further incident. In the vehicle, Officers found ammunition, two shotguns, a .45-caliber ACP rifle, an Airsoft handgun and a BB handgun. A male passenger was not cited or charged.
Martin was arrested at about 20 minutes past midnight Thursday. He remains in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,500 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on June 12 and July 19 in Newton.
58-year-old Brantley Blackburn of 1st Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 8 a.m. yesterday (June 8) for failure to appear on one felony count of possession of stolen goods and misdemeanor counts of shoplifting and assault on a female.
He was taken into custody at an address on 1st Street S.W. in Hickory. Following his arrest, Blackburn was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $13,000 secured bond. He will appear in District Court on June 27 in Newton.
21-year-old Travis Zachary Carson Booher was arrested today (June 9) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Following the arrest, Booher was placed in jail under $10,000 secured bond. A court appearance was scheduled for today.
WHKY Radio celebrates it's 77th anniversary this weekend. The station made it's debut on June 10, 1940, broadcasting from the Hotel Hickory at 1370 on the AM dial with a power of 250 watts. In 1941 WHKY moved to 1400 on the dial, then settled at 1290 AM in 1942. That was also the year the power was increased to 5,000 watts. WHKY’s studios moved to the Worth-Elliot-Carnegie Library in 1952, and then to the station’s current location on Main Avenue SE in 1967, in conjunction with WHKY-TV going on the air.
WHKY increased to 50,000 watts daytime power on December 9, 2004. The FM frequency of 102.3 was added in January of this year. The FM airs the same exact programming as the AM. Formats have varied throughout the years, the current talk-radio format started in 1987. WHKY aired legendary commentator Paul Harvey’s broadcasts until his death in 2009, and was part of the first group of stations to broadcast the Rush Limbaugh Show starting in 1988. WHKY features local news and sports seven days a week, and airs the local talk show "First Talk With Hal Row" from 7-9 a.m. weekdays.