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44-year-old Ebony Denise Robinson of 1st Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about two o'clock yesterday afternoon (August 7) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (cocaine) and three felony probation violations.

The incident leading to her arrest occurred on April 12 of last year. She was initially arrested on that date and again on February 9, 2019. Robinson is on probation as she serves a 30-month suspended sentence following a felony conviction in Catawba County in March of this year for possession of a schedule II controlled substance. She had been listed as an absconder from probation.

Robinson was taken into custody yesterday without incident at a residence on 8th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $25,000 bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for August 12 in Newton.

38-year-old Leigh Ann Ann Hammons of 23rd Street NW in Hickory was arrested today (August 8) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged on a bill of indictment with fail to register as a sex offender. In addition, Hammons is charged with felony probation violation. She was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. Superior Court dates are scheduled for August 22 and October 7.

22-year-old Avery Scott Hasty of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 8) on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance; and possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He was also charged with simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hasty was taken into custody without incident at about 3:50 a.m. today at a fast-food restaurant on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Thursday, 08 August 2019 10:52

Hickory Man Jailed for Felony Probation Violation

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28-year-old Qinnlinn Jerel Thomas of 3rd Street Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:35 yesterday afternoon (August 7) for a felony probation violation. Thomas is on probation as he serves a 36-month suspended sentence following a felony conviction in Catawba County on July 10 of this year for breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. He had been listed as an absconder from probation.

Thomas was taken into custody without incident at an address on 1st Avenue S.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for August 12 in Newton.

Thursday, 08 August 2019 10:48

Hickory Man Busted for Crack Cocaine, More

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31-year-old Terry Nikita Johnson of 8th Avenue Circle S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 12:30 yesterday afternoon (August 7) on one felony count each of possession with intent to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and an open container violation. In addition, the Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office charged Johnson with four counts of non-support of a child.

The suspect was arrested after Police stopped a 2001 Cadillac in the parking lot at a hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory. During the stop, Officers found 26.6 grams of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and an open container of liquor.

Johnson was taken into custody without incident. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $25,000, secured, plus a $1,281.78 cash bond on the non-support charges. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

47-year-old Joseph David Self was arrested Wednesday (August 7) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Self was arrested at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday and placed in jail under no bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled Wednesday.

26-year-old Christopher Brian Carpenter of Forest City was arrested Wednesday (August 7) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of heroin. Carpenter was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (August 8).

Thursday, 08 August 2019 04:43

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Possession

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36-year-old Violet Nichole Hamby of Scroggs Street NW in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (August 7) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Hamby was given a custody release following the arrest. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (August 8).

Thursday, 08 August 2019 04:28

Lenoir Man Arrested On Indecent Liberties Charge

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54-year-old Roger Eugene Graham of Walt Arney Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (August 7) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony indecent liberties with a child. Graham was given a custody release. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 9.

A Caldwell County woman has reportedly been charged in connection to a fatal collision last month. 32-year-old Ginger Rae Laws of Patterson has been indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

As WHKY previously reported, at approximately 7:15 a.m. on July 16, the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Caldwell County on U.S. 321. The collision occurred on 321 southbound near the intersection with Fork Creek Place, which is just north of Lenoir.

A pedestrian was walking south on the right shoulder when a Dodge 2500 pickup truck ran off onto the shoulder and struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian died at the scene. The driver of the pickup was not injured. The pedestrian was identified as 45-year-old Scottie Lee Hilton of Lenoir. The Dodge was driven by Ginger Rae Laws.

Laws is a detention officer at the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility in Morganton. The collision report indicates the contributing circumstance that the driver was distracted by electronic communication device (cell phone, texting, etc.) Laws is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Lenoir September 9.

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