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Monday, 13 February 2017 11:01

Hickory Man Jailed for Felony Probation Violation

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50-year-old Joseph Tyrone Dillard of 1st Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (February 12) for a felony probation violation. Dillard is on probation as he serves a 36-month suspended sentence following a February 2016 conviction in Catawba County for felony speeding to elude arrest.

Dillard was taken into custody without incident at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at a residence on 1st Street S.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for February 16 in Newton.

Monday, 13 February 2017 10:55

Drug Charge Filed Against Statesville Man

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43-year-old Jeffrey Keith Obrien of Ken Lane in Statesville was arrested Friday (February 10) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of schedule III controlled substance.

On Friday officers spotted a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Concord Presbyterian Church. An Officer learned that the vehicle was occupied by Jeffrey Keith Obrien. While speaking with Obrien, the Officer noticed that he seemed extremely nervous. After further investigation a search of Obrien was conducted.


Obrien was found to be in possession of illegally obtained Oxycodone pills. He was charged and released at the scene. A District Court appearance is scheduled for March 6.

41-year-old Kimberly Inez Scott was arrested Sunday (February 12) by authorities in Lincoln County. She's charged with felony counts of breaking or entering buildings and larceny after breaking and entering. Scott was arrested Sunday evening at an address on Mcalister Road in Lincolnton. She was placed in jail under $20,000 secured bond. A court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, February 13).

Monday, 13 February 2017 07:09

Hickory Fire Department Responds To Weekend Fires

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On Saturday night (February 11) at 11:25, Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a reported fire alarm at Kenworth Hall located at 426 2nd Ave SE. Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, and two command units.  

The first crew arrived to find heavy smoke on the second floor of the apartment complex. Firefighters also found the sprinkler system had activated and extinguished the fire in the kitchen.  Firefighters worked to remove the smoke from the building and minimize the water damage. One apartment was damaged by the fire and two apartments sustained water damage, the Red Cross responded to assist the tenants. There were no injuries.     

At 2:47 p.m. Sunday (February 12), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to  2130 14th Ave Drive NE. Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, and two command units.  

Upon arrival, firefighters found a fire in the utility room which was located on the carport. They were able to quickly attack the fire and reported it extinguished at 2:57 p.m.  

No fire injuries were reported and fire damages were confined to the utility room. Because the power had to be shut off to the home, the Red Cross responded to the scene and will be helping the occupants. The fire was accidental and was started by the dryer.

Monday, 13 February 2017 06:46

Most Wanted Suspect Arrested In Burke County

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27-year-old David Loransa Young II of South Fork Avenue in Hickory was arrested Friday (February 10) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of stolen goods. Prior to his arrest, Young was among the suspects on the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List. He was placed in jail in Morganton under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, February 13).

73-year-old Alan Harvey Valencia was arrested Saturday (February 11) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Valencia also faces counts of failure to appear and driving during revocation. He was placed in jail in Morganton under $36,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, February 13).

27-year-old Rony Francisco Castro was arrested Saturday (February 11) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony indecent liberties with a child. Castro was placed in jail in Morganton under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, February 13).

43-year-old Sonny Clay Hyatt of Marigold Lane in Hudson was arrested Sunday (February 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. He was charged with felony probation violation along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods or property. Hyatt was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.

19-year-old Dylan Kyler Tolbert of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (February 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods or property. Tolbert was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $1,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.

Monday, 13 February 2017 05:21

New Names Added To Burke Most Wanted List

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There are more new names on the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List.

25-year-old Brandon Jeffery Hyler is wanted for felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Hyler's last known address was 5212 Miller Bridge Road in Connelly Springs. He was added to the Most Wanted List last Friday (February 10).

36-year-old James Dean Farr is wanted by the Burke County Sheriff's Office, he faces numerous felony charges. The charges are not specified. Farr's last known address was 6272 Byrd Farm Road in Hickory. He was added to the Most Wanted List on January 27.

You can see the entire list at www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List call 828-438-5500. You can also e-mail admin@burkesheriff.org. If you'd like to submit an anonymous tip you can do so through Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.

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