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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).

Monday, 12 June 2017 05:15

Lenoir Man Jailed On Fugitive Warrant

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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).

Monday, 12 June 2017 04:57

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Hickory Man

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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.

Friday, 09 June 2017 13:55

Hickory Woman Charged with Insurance Fraud

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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.

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