41-year-old Clinton Duwayne Rucker, Jr. of Otto Reynolds Road in Crouse was arrested yesterday (November 26) by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Officers on eight felony counts of identity theft and one count of resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer. He was also charged with a parole violation.
On October 15 of this year, an elderly Lincoln County man told Deputies he had received a letter from his bank informing him that his credit cards may have been used fraudulently. The victim told Officers that various persons come to his residence to take care of him and transport him on shopping trips.
The suspect, Clinton Duwayne Rucker, Jr., was associated with one of the victim's caregivers and is believed to have stolen the credit card numbers. From August 28 through October 12, more than $1,400 was charged to the victim’s credit cards.
Following his arrest, Rucker was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $51,500 secured bond, but was held without bond for the parole violation. Rucker's next appearance in District Court was set for December 17.
30-year-old Jessica Leeann Moody was arrested Tuesday (November 26) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She's charged with felony trafficking heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Moody was arrested shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Jamestown Road and Conley Road in Morganton. She was placed in jail under $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for December 2.
36-year-old Brandon Lee Bradshaw was arrested Tuesday (November 26) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Bradshaw was arrested just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on Conley Road in Morganton. He was placed in jail under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for December 2.
Authorities in Iredell County continue to seek information on wanted suspects.
21-year-old Quadarius Dewayne Bailey is still being sought by authorities in Iredell County. He's charged with felony strangulation, assault on a female, and common law robbery. The last known address for Bailey is 136 Hayes Street in Harmony.
Authorities in Iredell County are continuing to seek information on the whereabouts of 42-year-old Linda Dannheim. She's wanted on a count of felony conspire to sell methamphetamine. Her last known address was 144 Shotgun Lane in Statesville.
19-year-old Keaundre Parks is wanted by authorities in Iredell County on charges of habitual assault and probation violation. The last known address for Parks was 2304 Wexford Way in Statesville.
You can see the entire list of wanted suspects with their photos at www.iredellsheriff.com. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call any tips into the Iredell County Sheriff's Office at their Statesville location, 704-878-3180, or the Mooresville office, 704-664-7500.
29-year-old Cody Truett Randolph was arrested Monday (November 25) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and trafficking methamphetamine. Randolph was arrested at 1:25 a.m. Monday and placed in jail in Morganton under $115,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for December 16.
25-year-old Kelsey Lane Fisher was arrested Monday (November 25) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She's charged with felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver meth, and possession of heroin. She's also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance. Fisher was arrested at 1 a.m. Monday at an address on St. Marys Church Road in Morganton and placed in jail under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for December 16.
32-year-old Titto Tyson Sabb of East Russell Avenue in High Point has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on felony counts of trafficking in heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule I controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle for the sale of a controlled substance. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Events leading to his arrest began last Thursday (November 21) when Sheriff's Officers were called to assist the North Carolina Highway Patrol. A Trooper had stopped a Toyota Corolla on Interstate 77 South near mile marker 45 after a short chase. A Deputy arrived to find the suspect, Titto Tyson Sabb, already in custody. The Deputy searched Sabb's vehicle, leading to the discovery of nine grams of heroin.
Sabb was taken to the Iredell Co. Detention Center where he was jailed under a $500,000 secured bond. The Highway Patrol charged the suspect with D.W.I., reckless driving, and fleeing to elude arrest. He'll appear in District Court on December 11.
27-year-old Samuel Antonio Patterson of Warrior Road in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police late last night (November 26) on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. According to H.P.D.'s arrest report, he was not armed at the time of his arrest. No further details are available.
Patterson was taken into custody without incident at about 11:50 p.m. at the Silver Springs Terrace apartment complex on 20th Street N.E. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and, with the assistance of a bail bondsman, he was later released under a $10,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for December 2 in Newton.
49-year-old Michael Darren Mehaffey of Witherspoon Drive in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police at about three o'clock this morning (November 27) on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of up to half an ounce of marijuana, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mehaffey was taken into custody without incident in the area of Tate Boulevard S.E. and 31st Street Place S.E. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $35,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court is coming up on December 2 in Newton.
36-year-old Jamie Dale Call of 16th Avenue Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 3:45 yesterday afternoon (November 26) on two felony counts of failure to appear and one misdemeanor count of failure to appear. Call allegedly failed to appear in an Alexander County courtroom on charges of felony breaking & entering, felony larceny, and misdemeanor simple assault. In Catawba County, he failed to appear on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Call was taken into custody without incident at his residence. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $53,000, secured. District Court appearances were scheduled for December 17 in Taylorsville and December 11 in Newton. He'll also appear in Superior Court in Alexander County on December 9. In addition, Call faces felony charges in Wilkes County for interfering with an electronic monitoring device and larceny of a motor vehicle, as well as a felony probation violation. He has court dates in Wilkes County on December 11 and January 13.
You can receive help in Catawba County if you’re considering purchasing health care insurance through www.healthcare.gov, the website operated by the federal government. The site is currently open for shoppers to browse and compare plans prior to choosing one from among the affordable options. The open enrollment period for purchasing 2020 coverage closes on December 15, 2019.
Visitors to the website have access to online resources, call centers, and in-person help as they evaluate plans and make their selections. Even so, the process can be daunting for people unfamiliar with online shopping, medical terminology, and health care considerations.
To help local residents weigh the options and navigate the website, insurance-trained assistance will be available for consultations at the Main Library in Newton. Those assisting citizens will be representing Catawba Family Care, a Hickory-based practice affiliated with Gaston Family Health Services. The clinic offers community-sponsored, family-centered health care, health education, and preventive care services without regard to ability to pay.
Appointments to explore the Health Insurance Marketplace will be available December 2-13 during the library’s regular business hours. To schedule a time to meet with a representative one-on-one, call 828.624.0538. Bring your pay stubs from last month if possible, along with the social security numbers of any dependents.
40-year-old Clarence William Moore III and 24-year-old Callie Elizabeth Carswell, both of the same Jessie Street, Morganton, address, were arrested Tuesday (November 26) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. Both suspects are charged with armed robbery. Carswell is additionally charged with filing a false police report and misuse of 911.
On Monday (November 25), at 10:06 pm, an unidentified man entered Big Daddy’s convenience store wielding a long curved knife and demanded money from the store clerk. The suspect stole $2,960 in cash. The store clerk, Callie Elizabeth Carswell, reported the suspect fled in a grey Toyota Camry toward Glen Alpine. The suspect was described as a black male or an older white male with a deep voice, 6 foot tall and weighing 250 pounds.
Morganton Public Safety Investigators viewed video footage from inside the store and discovered Carswell’s story was different than what they saw on the video. After interviews with Carswell, investigators discovered Carswell was not a victim of an armed robbery. They concluded that Carswell’s boyfriend, Clarence William Moore, was the suspect who entered the store armed and demanding money. Public Safety determined that Carswell and Moore planned the armed robbery and stole a total of $2,960 in cash.
Carswell allowed investigators to search her cellphone which contained videos of her and Moore getting engaged at Walmart in the early morning hours after the robbery. Additionally, receipts seized during search warrant revealed the engagement rings being purchased at Walmart.
A search of Moore’s vehicle resulted in the discovery of money belonging to the store, as well as a hand written list of materials needed to conduct the robbery. A search warrant was also conducted at Carswell and Moore’s residence where investigators located the weapon and the clothing worn by Moore during the robbery.
Both Carswell and Moore were placed in jail under Morganton, they each received a $50,000 secured bond. They were both scheduled to make District Court appearances today (November 27). Additional charges may be filed.
34-year-old Ashley Marie Taylor of 12th Street SE in Hickory was arrested Monday (November 25) by Probation and Parole Officers. She's charged with felony probation violation. Taylor was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for December 2.
AAA Carolinas predicts that a record 2.29 million Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, with 1.54 million North Carolinians and 750,000 South Carolinians traveling. This represents a 2.9 percent increase over 2018. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period started today (November 27) and runs until Sunday, December 1.
The vast majority of travelers, around 1.34 million North Carolinians and 678,000 South Carolinians, will travel on the roadways this Thanksgiving, nearly 2.8 percent more than last year. As far as flying is concerned, the largest growth in holiday travel is by air, at 4.6 percent, with 107,700 North Carolinians and 53,300 South Carolinians flying to their destinations.
42,500 North Carolinians will use other modes of transportation including trains to arrive at their destination along with 21,300 South Carolinians. Nationwide, more than 55 million Americans will kick off this holiday season with a Thanksgiving trip-the most since 2005.
Gas prices have been fluctuating as of late, but are currently cheaper than the national average at this time last year. For the majority of Carolinians, prices average about 10 cents less than last Thanksgiving.