44-year-old Aimee Michelle Jenkins was arrested Wednesday (July 17) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She's charged with felony possession of a controlled substance in prison or jail. In addition, Jenkins faces misdemeanor counts of driving while impaired, texting and driving, and improper turn. Jenkins was arrested shortly after midnight Wednesday morning. She was not listed as an inmate in Burke County today (July 17). District Court dates are scheduled for Friday (July 19) and November 27 in Morganton.
39-year-old Danny Carl Lackey of Clarks Chapel Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (July 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon along with misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer and carrying a concealed weapon. Lackey was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 18).
32-year-old Andrew Mark Calloway of Moss Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (July 17) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods. Calloway was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 9.
34-year-old Juan Moises McDonald of 21st Street S.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff's Officers on charges of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He was also charged with failure to appear on two counts of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle with two aggravating factors and failure to appear on two felony probation violations. In addition, McDonald was charged with two counts of non-support of a child.
Events leading to his arrest began at about 2:20 a.m. on July 11 when a Catawba County Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Bethany Church Road and N.C. Highway 16 South in Newton for a traffic violation. The driver failed to stop and attempted to flee, traveling south on Highway 16 and onto Coley Fish Pond Road.
The driver eventually stopped in a driveway on the 2,000 block of Coley Fish Pond Road. He exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Deputies quickly apprehended the suspect, identified as Juan Moises McDonald.
During the investigation, Officers learned that the suspect was in possession of several sets of car keys that appeared to belong to an auto dealership. Deputies communicated with Newton Police and found that the vehicle tag and keys were stolen from a business in Newton.
McDonald was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $39,501 bond. Court dates were set for July 18 & 22 and for August 5 & 22. Additional charges from the Newton Police Department are pending.
17-year-old Khalil Sincere Rhynhart of 5th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police this morning (July 17) on one felony count of breaking & entering a motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of larceny. Rhynhart was taken into custody without incident just after 8 a.m. today at a dental facility on 10th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
26-year-old Seth Allen Thornburg of Berry Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Tuesday (July 16) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon. Thornburg was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 17).
41-year-old Todd Lee Propst of 13th Avenue Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 11:45 last night (July 16) on two felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance. The warrant for his arrest was issued on July 12 in New Hanover County. He also faces additional drug charges, including maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance (two counts); the sale & delivery of a schedule II controlled substance; simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance; manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance (two counts); and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Propst was taken into custody without incident at the Highway 321 N.W. / I-40 interchange in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $30,000, secured. A Superior Court date was schedule for August 19 in Wilmington.
34-year-old Erika Renee Altamirano of Holland Drive in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff's Officers on felony counts of second-degree murder and child abuse.
Events leading to her arrest began at about 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 when Deputies responded to Davis Regional Medical Center in reference to a four-month-old infant who had been taken to the hospital in an unresponsive state. Deputies were told the child was in critical condition.
Detectives were called to the hospital to begin an investigation. A CAT scan revealed that the child had a serious head injury. The child was then airlifted to Brenner’s Children’s Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Detectives also went to the hospital in Winston-Salem to continue the investigation.
Detectives spoke with multiple witnesses and family members. They learned that the child’s father had arrived home from work to find the child breathing, but unresponsive. The child’s mother was asleep in the bed with the child. The father immediately called for help and took the child to the nearest hospital.
In Winston-Salem, Detectives interviewed additional family members, along with the child's mother, Erika Renee Altanirano. Initially, no one would say how the child had been injured.
Detectives executed a search warrant at the child's home. They collected evidence including an empty liquor bottle in the trash. Detectives spoke with multiple witnesses and determined that the child had been in the exclusive control of his mother during the day. Altamirano admitted to purchasing and consuming alcohol during the day and said she couldn't remember what happened to the child. According to the Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred at an address on Flake Road in Harmony.
Physicians diagnosed the child with a significant skull fracture to the rear of his head and other injuries. The injuries were life-threatening and were consistent with non-accidental trauma.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on the Fourth of July, the child died as a result of his injures. An autopsy was performed the next day. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma.
Felony warrants were issued for Altamirano's arrest. She was taken into custody yesterday (July 16) following her release from a medical facility. Bond for Altamirano was set at $500,000, secured. She was jailed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center with a first appearance in court scheduled today in Statesville.
23-year-old Revonda Nicole Mathis of Hickory Street in Rhodhiss was arrested Tuesday (July 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of larceny, possession of stolen property, and possession of methamphetamine. Mathis was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (July 17).
43-year-old Scott Douglas Jackson of Winchester Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (July 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony violation of a house arrest order. Jackson was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.
24-year-old Christopher Alexander Jones and 23-year-old Rashee Darzell Massey, both of Charlotte, were arrested Monday (July 15) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. Jones is charged with single felony counts of possession of more than five counterfeit instruments, attempting to obtain property by false pretenses and conspiracy along with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and resist, delay and obstruct a public officer. Massey was charged with one felony count each of possession of more than five counterfeit instruments and conspiracy.
On Monday, deputies were dispatched to Advanced Auto Parts on NC 16 Business in reference to an individual attempting to use counterfeit currency to purchase products from the store. The caller told the Lincoln County Communications Center the individual had just left the store in a gold in color vehicle and provided a license plate number for the vehicle.
The vehicle was spotted by a deputy parked near O’Reilly Auto Parts. The deputy saw a person speaking with an employee and was told by another employee that the individual had passed a counterfeit $100 bill. The person passing the fake money then left the store followed by the deputy.
The officer tried to stop the individual but he jumped into his vehicle and left toward the exit of the parking lot. The deputy activated his emergency equipment as he followed the suspect vehicle. At the exit the driver backed his vehicle toward the patrol car but slammed into the curb next to the patrol car. Additional officers arrived on the scene and they placed the driver and a passenger in the vehicle under arrest.
A search of the vehicle turned up one-and-a-half grams of marijuana, digital scales and twenty-seven counterfeit $100 bills, all with the same serial number. Officers also found a bag from O’Reilly Auto Parts containing a receipt with a purchase made with a $100 bill. They also discovered another bag from Publix with a purchase made with a $100 bill.
Jones was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond. Massey was jailed under a $7,000 secured bond. Both suspects have District Court dates July 30.
56-year-old Diane Michelle Weeden of Ballard Road in Denver, NC, was arrested Tuesday (July 16) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a white female wearing dark glasses, shorts and a dark colored shirt entered People’s Bank on NC 16 Business South. She demanded money and presented a note that said she had a gun, but no gun was seen. The suspect fled the bank on foot.
Officers found the woman, Diane Michelle Weeden, near a vehicle behind a nearby Food Lion grocery store. She was taken into custody without incident at 10:00 a.m. The money taken in the robbery, just under $2,600, was recovered.
Weeden was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $35,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 17). The FBI assisted in the investigation.
29-year-old Travis Shawn Baker of U.S. 64 in Morganton was arrested last Friday (July 12) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine.
According to a news release issued Tuesday (July 16), on July 2, 2019, Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on Devinney Street in Morganton on a vehicle traveling in excess of 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. The driver, Travis Shawn Baker, was on probation for felony convictions in Burke County.
During the investigation, deputies seized suspected drugs from the vehicle and Baker was released without incident. The substances were turned over to the CID/Narcotics Division and tested positive for methamphetamine. A warrant was issued for Baker and he was arrested last Friday by NC Probation and Parole officers and Burke County deputies.
Baker was transported to the Burke County magistrate office where he was placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under $10,000 secured bond. He was not listed as an inmate in Burke County today (July 17). His next District Court date on the drug charge is August 5.
27-year-old Joshua Elliot Parlier of Balls Creek Road in Claremont was arrested Sunday (July 14) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, misdemeanor go armed to the terror of people, along with three misdemeanor counts of child abuse. Parlier is also charged with highway violations.
Sunday at approximately 2:30 a.m., a caller reported to the Catawba County Communications Center that a vehicle crossed the center line in the area of Boggs Road and Cinderella Street, causing the caller to crash to avoid hitting the vehicle. The vehicle that crossed the center line did not stop at the scene.
Catawba County Patrol deputies located the suspect vehicle, a Black Subaru Impreza, approximately several minutes later on Boggs Road. The suspect stopped at the intersection of Highway 10 East and Boggs Road where he fired shots from a pistol towards an indeterminate location.
The suspect did not stop for officers and continued onto Balls Creek Road. Deputies pursued the vehicle, which stopped at the suspect's residence on Balls Creek Road. The suspect was apprehended without further incident.
During the investigation, it was discovered that the suspect, identified as Joshua Elliot Parlier, left two young children at his residence unattended prior to this incident occurring. He was arrested and bond was set at $12,000 secured. Parlier was not listed as an inmate in Catawba County today (July 17). He has District Court dates July 22 and August 5.