38-year-old Ryan Calvin Hance was arrested Monday (April 8) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Hance was arrested at 9 a.m. Monday at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center in Lincolnton. He was being held in jail without bond. No court date was listed.
47-year-old Charles Lewis Abernethy of 11th Street SW in Hickory was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Abernethy was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (April 10) under $2,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.
67-year-old Jesse Lee Mize of Conover, was found guilty by a jury of failing to report a new address as a sex offender during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday (April 9).
The Honorable Nathaniel J. Poovey, Superior Court Judge from Catawba County, sentenced Mize to an active prison term of 21 to 35 months that will be served in the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.
Mize will serve that term concurrent to the sentence he was given from a May 2018 jury conviction. The jury needed less than 30 minutes of deliberation to reach a verdict and bring the two-day trial to a close.
Mize previously was sentenced to an active prison term of 50 to 70 years in Catawba County after being found guilty by a jury of rape of a child, sex offense with a child and three counts of indecent liberties with children.
He appealed that verdict to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and was given a $100,000 appeal bond by the presiding judge over the State’s objection. He posted that bond and was free pending a decision from the Appellate Court.
Mize is currently being held in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond.
During that time, the defendant left North Carolina and was residing in Virginia, though he did not register as a sex offender in that state or here in Catawba County, prompting officers with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office to seek charges against him.
Mize was arrested in Virginia and extradited back to Catawba County to face trial for the new charge. Darrin Lackey investigated the matter for the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant District Attorney Jamie Adams prosecuted the case for the State.
36-year-old Angela Jean Auton of Sampson Road in Boone was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 8) on two felony counts of auto larceny and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Auton was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for April 11.
44-year-old Jammie Ray Pittman of Della Drive in Connelly Springs has been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff's Officers on felony counts of possession of a schedule I controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance, plus one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pittman was arrested after Officers received calls regarding heavy vehicle traffic and disturbances at the Della Drive residence. Burke County Narcotics Detectives launched an investigation. On March 28, Deputies and a SWAT team served a search warrant on the residence.
The SWAT team breached the front door of the residence and detained several people, including Jammie Ray Pittman. The search led to the discovery of schedule I controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.
Pittman was placed in the Burke/Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. He will appear in District Court on April 17 in Morganton.
22-year-old Deangelo Marquise Beatty of 1st Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested yesterday (April 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers on two felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a controlled substance in a penal institution.
Beatty was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $125,000, secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled for April 11.
45-year-old Jennifer Dawn Coleman of Kela Court in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:25 yesterday afternoon (April 8) on one felony count of habitual larceny. She was taken into custody without incident at a grocery store on 14th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. Coleman was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
25-year-old Aaron Daniel Moody of Rosedale Drive in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (April 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine. He’s also charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Moody was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center and was given a custody release. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for April 29.
27-year-old Christopher Jordan Minier of Mooresville and 26-year-old Bethany Janine Gibson of Cleveland, N.C. were arrested Monday (April 8) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. Minier was charged with felony common law robbery and Gibson was charged with felony aid and abet common law robbery.
Deputies were dispatched to an address on Mazeppa Road in reference to an armed robbery in progress. When the deputies arrived on scene, they spoke with the victim who told them he met Minier, and his girlfriend Gibson in Statesville and they gave him a ride. They were going to a residence in the Mooresville area when Gibson pulled into a parking lot. Minier got into the back seat with the victim, took his money, and pushed him out of the car.
Deputies learned that the suspects were on Mount Ulla Highway, they went to that location and arrested them. Minier was given a $3,000 secured bond, Gibson's bond was set at $1,000 secured. No court dates were listed.
32-year-old Christopher Kyle Chester of Taylorsville was arrested March 31 by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. According to information released Monday (April 8), he's charged with felony assault on emergency personnel, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Chester's bond was set at $40,000. A District Court appearance is scheduled for April 22.
27-year-old Joshua Ray Begley of Hickory was arrested March 30 by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. According to information released Monday (April 8), he's charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond for Begley was set at $25,000 secured. He's scheduled to appear in District Court in Taylorsville April 22.
34-year-old Talina Surrett Mills of Stubbs Place in Maiden was arrested Monday (April 8) by Probation and Parole Officers. She's charged with felony probation violation and misdemeanor probation violation. Mills was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility following the arrest under $30,000 bond. District and Superior Court appearances are scheduled for April 15.
24-year-old Daquan Lashawn Ikard of 20th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (April 8) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with failure to appear on counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and two counts of driving while license revoked. Ikard was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $92,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for May 15 and a Superior Court date is May 20.
A juvenile was taken into custody following a reported armed robbery in Newton. Monday (April 8) at approximately 1:19 p.m., the Newton Police Department responded to a convenience store at 2442 Highway 10 West in reference to a reported robbery.
When they arrived at the scene, officers were told that a black male with his face covered entered the store, presented a gun and demanded cash from the clerk. The clerk complied and placed an unknown amount of cash into a back pack that the suspect placed on the counter. The suspect took the back pack and fled the store getting into a white Dodge Journey parked on the east side of the store.
A witness who was also inside the store at the time of the robbery followed the suspect outside and was able to get a photo of the suspect vehicle and tag. After learning of a potential suspect address, outside the city limits of Newton, Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputies were asked to attempt to locate the suspect vehicle. They found the suspect vehicle and a suspect during a traffic stop near the address of the registered owner.
Investigators from Newton Police arrived and took the suspect into custody once a positive identification was made. The suspect was identified as a juvenile. He was transported to the Newton Police Department where investigators contacted Juvenile Services. There is no further information at this time. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Investigator Adkins at the Newton Police Department at 828-465-7430.