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36-year-old Melanie Marie Mitchell was arrested Wednesday (September 18) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Mitchell was arrested just before 5 p.m. Wednesday and placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for October 7.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 05:02

Hickory Woman Charged With Felony Offenses

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26-year-old Jesse Glen Coulbourn of Kool Park Road NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (September 18) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with two counts of felony probation violation. Coulbourn was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (September 23).

Thursday, 19 September 2019 04:43

Lenoir Man Charged With Stealing From Employer

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27-year-old Christopher Scott Otstott of SW Hampton Heights Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony larceny by employee. Otstott was released on $5,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court Wednesday (September 18).

20-year-old Breanna Raylea Freeman of Antioch Road in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (September 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony failure to appear. Freeman allegedly failed to appear on counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Freeman was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $10,000 secured. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for November 4.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 03:57

Lenoir Man Charged With Hit & Run With Injury

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49-year-old Shane Max Phillips of Meadowlane Drive in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (September 18) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of hit and run with injury and violation of house arrest order. Phillips was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $200,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (September 19).

Thursday, 19 September 2019 03:48

Newton Man Jailed On Felony Charge

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36-year-old Thomas Paul James, who is listed as a homeless person from Newton, was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation. James was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (September 19) under $10,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (September 23).

Thursday, 19 September 2019 03:46

Hickory Woman Charged With Firearm, Drug Offenses

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39-year-old Tracy Lynn Kilpatrick of West View Street in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (September 18) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor larceny.

Kilpatrick was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $12,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (September 19) in Catawba County. A District Court appearance is scheduled for October 3 in Caldwell County on the larceny charge.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 17:31

Missing Statesville Man Found, Safe

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A Silver Alert that was issued for 80-year-old Leroy Turner has been canceled. According to the Statesville Police Department, Mr. Turner is safe. He had gone missing from an address on Spring Field Road in Statesville. No additional details were released.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 14:01

B&E Suspect Arrested after Hiding in Mom's Crawlspace

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22-year-old Samuel James Hensley of Gingersnap Drive in Nebo was arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff's Officers this morning (September 18) on felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering.

Events leading to his arrest began at 8:14 a.m. today when Deputies were dispatched to a break-in that had just occurred on Pete Brittain Road, near Enola Road. A witness said they saw a white male run into the woods across from Liberty Middle School on Enola Road. Sheriff's Deputies, Morganton Public Safety Officers, and Broughton Police saturated the area.

A victim and other witnesses provided Officers with a thorough description of the suspect. Deputies were familiar with a person who was identified as a possible suspect. Officers found two bags of stolen property that were discarded by the suspect as he fled on foot.

Liberty Middle School, North Liberty School, Patton High School, and the J. Iverson Riddle Center were notified of the search. Those facilities went into a soft lockdown.

At 8:50 a.m., Deputies made contact with the suspect, Samuel James Hensley, in the crawlspace of his mother’s residence on Pete Brittan Road. Hensley failed to obey commands to come out of the tight crawlspace. Deputies called for Morganton Public Safety's K-9 Unit. After additional commands and warnings, at 8:59 a.m., Hensley came out of the crawlspace prior to the K-9's arrival, but refused to cooperate with Detectives.

Hensley was taken before the magistrate where he was charged and placed under a $30,000 secured bond. He was jailed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility with a first appearance in court scheduled for September 20.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 13:46

Morganton Man Arrested In Robbery Case

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33-year-old Jason Robert Hill of Brandon Road in Morganton was arrested September 11 by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of common law robbery and possession of methamphetamine.

According to information released by the Sheriff's Office today (September 18), on September 10, Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence at Blue Ridge Ventures in reference to an assault. Deputies spoke to the victim who said her vehicle and other personal property had been stolen at gun point.

The victim identified the suspect as Jason Robert Hill. On September 11, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed a suspicious man on foot on NC Hwy 18 and George Hildebran School Road near Kelly’s Quick Stop. When questioned, the man gave a fictitious name, but the deputy was able to identify him as Hill.

The suspect was arrested and placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility. He remained in jail as of earlier today under $26,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (September 23).

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