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State correctional and local law enforcement officers from Newton and the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office are seeking Catawba Correctional Center, minimum custody offender Nhia Vue, who was reported missing from the facility Thursday (June 25). Vue was last seen in the yard at approximately 9 p.m.

Vue is 28-years-old, 5'4", thinly built, 183 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is from Conover and was serving a sentence for trafficking schedule II drugs. He was convicted on April 23, 2019 and admitted to prison on May 14, 2019. He was scheduled for release April 24, 2025.

If you see Vue, please call local law enforcement, dial 911 or contact Catawba Correctional Center at 828-466-5521.

30 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed today (June 25) in Catawba County, increasing the overall total to 669, with 13 deaths. 12 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County today, the same number as Wednesday (June 24). There have been 3,190 negative COVID-19 test results and at least 303 patients had recovered. Burke County Public Health reported 14 new coronavirus cases today, increasing that county's total to 962.

Thursday, 25 June 2020 07:52

Conover Man Charged In Hickory Shooting

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26-year-old Markus Deontae Williams of 32nd Street NE in Conover was arrested Wednesday (June 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

The charge is in connection to an incident that occurred on June 14. On that date, Hickory Police responded to an address on 16th Street NE in reference to a report of shots being fired. The victim was not found at the scene but police received information that he had been admitted to Catawba Valley Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

A suspect was developed and warrants were obtained. Williams was arrested shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday at an address on Springs Road NE in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $150,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (June 25). A District Court appearance was scheduled for today in Newton.

23-year-old Theresa Marie Canipe of Temple Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (June 24) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Canipe was released on $3,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (June 25).

Thursday, 25 June 2020 06:54

Man Arrested In Burke County On Meth Charge

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31-year-old Jacob Raymond Clay was arrested Wednesday (June 24) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine). Clay was arrested at approximately 9:30 a.m. He was not listed as an inmate in Burke County today (June 25). A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for July 27.

29-year-old Timothy Dillon West of Foursquare Road in Mooresville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with three felony counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

According to information released this week, on June 13, 2020, Patrol Deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Paseo Street near Mooresville to investigate several reported break-ins at garages during which numerous items were stolen.

The cases were sent to the Criminal Investigation’s Division, where detectives began to work the cases while trying to identify suspects. During the course of the investigation, several witness interviews were conducted, and evidence was collected. The detectives eventually were able to identify Timothy Dillon West of Mooresville as the suspect.

West, who was in custody at the Iredell County Detention Center for similar charges, received an additional 25,000 dollars secured bond on the new charges. A District Court appearance is scheduled for July 6.

Thursday, 25 June 2020 05:12

Two Women Charged With Robbery, Vehicle Theft

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54-year-old Betty Ruth Williams of 8th Avenue SE and 32-year-old Angelica Sasha Linebarger of 12th Street Drive SW, both from Hickory, were arrested Wednesday (June 24) by Hickory Police Officers. Both suspects are charged with felony counts of common law robbery and larceny of a motor vehicle. Both suspects are also charged with misdemeanor larceny, Williams faces one count, Linebarger two counts.

On Tuesday (June 23), Hickory Police responded to a robbery that occurred in the 800 Block of South Center Street. The suspects in the case were identified as Williams and Linebarger and warrants were obtained for their arrests.

Both suspects were jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility. Williams was being held under $10,000 bond, Linebarger's bond was set at $9,500. They remained in jail as of earlier today (June 25). District Court dates for both suspects are scheduled for July 15.

24 additional COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday (June 24) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the county's total to 639, with 13 deaths. Hospitalizations increased to 12 in Catawba County, up one from Tuesday (June 23). There had been 3,178 negative coronavirus tests in Catawba County, and at least 303 patients had recovered from COVID-19.

Burke County Public Health reported 16 additional cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, increasing the total to 948, with 19 deaths. In Wednesday's news briefing, Burke County health officials said because COVID-19 was designated as a communicable disease, certain requirements have to occur including contact tracing. All of this information about the person who tested positive and those that have been in close contact with the positive individual is kept strictly confidential because of two laws, HIPPA and the NC Communicable Disease Law.

Five COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday in Caldwell County, increasing the total to 328, with four deaths. Twelve people were hospitalized with the coronavirus in Caldwell County and at least 178 patients had recovered.

For the second straight day, Alexander County health officials reported seven new coronavirus cases, increasing the total to 76, with no deaths. There were 26 active cases of COVID-19 who were in quarantine. Two people remained in the hospital and 48 people had fully recovered.

During his COVID-19 news briefing Wednesday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that the state would stay in the current Phase Two "Safer at Home" order for an additional three weeks. The order will be extended until at least Friday July 17.

In addition, Governor Cooper announced that face coverings will be required for citizens when they are out in the public and six feet of social distancing is not possible. This includes all employees and customers in retail establishments. There are exceptions that include situations when a medical condition would make it unsafe to wear a mask. Get details here

57-year-old Benjamin Joseph Minton of Boone Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (June 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of second-degree murder, concealment or failure to report death, and identity fraud.

According to published reports, Minton is charged in connection to the death of 61-year-old Danny James Garvin, whose remains were found in January of this year. Garvin was reported missing last August and his remains were found in a wooded area off Boone Fork Road.

Minton was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $1,000,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (June 25).

20-year-old Matheson Tanner Painter of Null Road in Lincolnton was arrested Wednesday (June 24) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of heroin. Painter was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $21,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (June 25).

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