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Monday, 11 February 2019 09:41

Lenoir Teen Arrested On Felony Charge

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18-year-old Scott Walker Poarch of Taylor Farm Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (February 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Poarch was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is set for Wednesday (February 13).

29-year-old Duane Francis Delehanty, Jr. of Grace View Place in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (February 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Delehanty was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center Under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (February 13).

Monday, 11 February 2019 06:03

Catawba Man Jailed On Firearm, Assault Charges

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45-year-old Jonathan Andreas Linebarger of 6th Avenue SE in Catawba was arrested Saturday (February 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Linebarger was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (February 11).

Monday, 11 February 2019 05:37

Catawba County Suffers Early Morning Power Outage

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More than 3,000 Duke Energy customers in Catawba County lost power early this morning (February 11). The outage occurred shortly after 4 a.m. and affected 3,567 customers, mainly in the Hickory and Claremont areas. Duke Energy reported that it may take until 8:30 a.m. for power to be restored.

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens of a scam. According to a news release, the office is receiving reports that citizens are receiving calls telling people that they missed jury duty and have a warrant out for their arrest. The numbers even appear as numbers from the Sheriff's Office.

The Better Business Bureau offers these tips to avoid scams. Never send money to someone you have never met face-to-face. Don’t click on links or open attachments in unsolicited email. Don’t believe everything you see. Scammers are great at mimicking official seals, fonts, and other details. Don’t buy online unless the transaction is secure. Be extremely cautious when dealing with anyone you’ve met online. Never share personally identifiable information with someone who has contacted you unsolicited, whether it’s over the phone, by email, on social media, even at your front door.

Don’t be pressured to act immediately. Use secure, traceable transactions when making payments for goods, services, taxes, and debts. Whenever possible, work with local businesses that have proper identification, licensing, and insurance, especially contractors who will be coming into your home or anyone dealing with your money or sensitive information. Be cautious about what you share on social media and consider only connecting with people you already know.

The Sheriff’s Office reminds you that the jury duty calls are part of a scam. Do not give out any personal information or transfer or send money. The suspects are identifying themselves as Sheriff's Office Employees. Law Enforcement, Clerk of Court, the District Attorney's Office, and Government Agencies will not ask for personal information or money over the phone.

18-year-old Ethan Trent Roten of Roten Road in Hickory was arrested by Maiden Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Roten was jailed this morning (February 11) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,500 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

23-year-old Jorge Antonio Garcia of 10th Street SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (February 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of second degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Garcia was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $150,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (February 11).

Monday, 11 February 2019 04:47

Missing Hiker Rescued Sunday Afternoon

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A missing hiker was rescued Sunday (February 10). Search crews from Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue, along with mutual-aid agencies, successfully located and evacuated 67-year-old Frank Sanady of Charlotte, from the China Creek Trail area at 5:10 p.m. Sunday.

Mr. Sanady entered the trail at approximately 12:00 p.m. Saturday (February 9) for a day hike. When Mr. Sanady did not return by early evening, Blowing Rock Emergency Services were notified and launched a search and recovery operation.

Crews worked throughout the night attempting to locate Mr. Sanady. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Mr. Sanady, was located by searchers. Mr. Sanady was uninjured but very fatigued.

An investigation is being conducted into the discovery of two bodies in an Alexander County home Saturday (February 9). According to published reports, the incident happened at a home on Mount Wesley Church Road in Stony Point.

It appears the two men were shot and were found at approximately noon when someone went to check on them. Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies are calling the deaths a double murder. 

 According to reports, the bodies were found in two different places in the house. Deputies say they’ve responded to the home previously due to domestic situations, however, they did not know if this incident is connected in any way. 

Investigators reportedly have leads in this case, but had not arrested any suspects.

Sunday, 10 February 2019 11:59

Update: Missing Hiker Found By Rescue Officials

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According to Watauga County Emergency Management 67-year-old Frank Sanady of Charlotte has been located uninjured. He was in a very rugged area well off the trail.Rescuers were facing challenges due to the weather and terrain.Helicopter extrication is not going to be possible.Updates will be posted when available.

The search was conducted for Sanady on the China Creek Trail in Blowing Rock. He reportedly entered the China Creek Trail at noon Saturday (February 9). China Creek Trail begins at a marked trail head on Laurel Lane in Blowing Rock and descends several hundred feet in elevation, ending on Johns River Road. 

The trail, which is extremely rugged terrain, is located in Pisgah National Forest. Sanady was said to be an experienced hiker and was thought to have some supplies.

Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue, Blowing Rock Police Department, Caldwell Emergency Management, Caldwell County Admin, Collettsville Fire and Rescue, Granite Falls Fire and Rescue, Linville Rescue, US Park Ranger were involved in the search. Linville Rescue provided a K9 team and Granite Falls Fire Department provided a drone, equipped with thermal imaging capabilities.

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