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27-year-old Brad William Clark of Pennton Avenue SW in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (October 18) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of manufacturing schedule I controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I controlled substance, and trafficking in methamphetamine. Clark was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $350,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (October 19).

Thursday, 19 October 2017 05:50

Conover Police Arrest Vale Man On Drug Indictment

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46-year-old Derrick Timothy Davis of Rhoney Farm Road in Vale was arrested by Conover Police Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with possession with intent to distribute meth precursor. Davis is also charged with manufacture methamphetamine and an additional count of possession with intent to distribute meth precursor. Following the arrest, Davis was detained this morning (October 19) in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A Superior Court date is set for next Monday (October 23).

32-year-old James E. Caldwell, whose address was not listed, was arrested Wednesday (October 18) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and one count of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Caldwell was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $75,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (October 23).

Thursday, 19 October 2017 05:33

Rhodhiss Man Indicted On Drug Charges

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35-year-old Ronald Earl Smith of Hickory Street in Rhodhiss was arrested Tuesday (October 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Smith is also charged with misdemeanor possession of stolen goods. He was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date on the stolen goods charge is scheduled for December 7. A Superior Court appearance on the drug charges is scheduled for January 8.

37-year-old Amanda Leanne Napier of South Gaither Avenue in Newton was arrested Wednesday (October 18) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Napier was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (October 19).

We have more information on arrests we first reported yesterday on WHKY. 51-year-old Robert Ford Dale Jr. and 46-year-old Rebecca Lynn Icard, both of the same Pax Hill Road, Morganton address, were arrested Tuesday (October 17) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. Dale is charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen property and obtaining property by false pretense. Icard is charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny, and possession of stolen property.

Burke County Sheriff’s Office detectives had been investigating several reported breaking, entering and larcenies in the Chesterfield community. Their investigation resulted in the detectives executing a search warrant on Tuesday at the Pax Hill Road home of the suspects.

The search led to over 190 stolen items being located in and around the searched home, including a washer and dryer, welder, furniture, a violin, tool boxes and mechanics’ tools. Those items were processed and returned to the victims. Dale and Icard were arrested without incident and placed in the Burke Catawba District Confinement Facility. Dale's bond was set at $115,000 secured, Icard was given a $15,000 secured bond. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court yesterday (October 18).    

The investigation is continuing with additional charges expected.

27-year-old Damion Christopher Payne of West Wilson Avenue in Mooresville and 35-year-old Wendy Slone Mathena of Cherry Street in Statesville have both been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers.  Payne was charged with failure to register as sex offender, while Mathena faces a charge of failure to report a noncompliant sex offender.

Events leading to the arrests began when the Sheriff’s Office received information that Damion Christopher Payne, a sex offender from Catawba County, was living in Statesville.  Deputy John Adams’ investigation confirmed that Payne was staying at the Cherry Street address with Mathena, who is also a registered sex offender.

Payne was placed on the sex offender registry in 2013 for a 2011 conviction on a charge of indecent liberties with a minor.  He faces a number of pending charges and has multiple previous convictions on a variety of charges including failure to report a new address and indecent liberties with a child.  Mathena was placed on the registry in 2011 for a 2009 conviction on a charge of indecent liberties with a minor.  Her prior convictions include two counts of indecent liberties with a minor and two counts of sex offense by an offender in a parental role.

Payne was arrested on September 16 and given a $20,000 secured bond.  Mathena was arrested on October 17.  She was given a $3,500 secured bond.  Payne will appear in court on the failure to register charge on December 6.  Mathena has a court date on October 23.

A woman reported missing from Alexander County earlier today (October 18) has been found. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 74-year-old Christine Barnes StClair was found in Matthews. Authorities did not release any further details and did not have any information as to whether or not she had been harmed during the time she was missing. StClair was reported missing early this morning and a Silver Alert was issued.

In Lincoln County Superior Court, 25-year-old Alomar Teracious Edwards of Lee Avenue in Lincolnton pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree kidnapping.  He was given a sentence of 30-to-96 months.  Edwards also pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent liberties with a child.  He received 36 months of supervised probation on each charge.  Two charges of statutory rape of a child were dismissed by the District Attorney’s Office as part of the plea agreement.

The investigation into the case began when Deputies responded to a call at Carolinas HealthCare System-Lincoln regarding a missing 15-year-old juvenile.  Detective Kelsey Harrington was notified on December 28, 2016.

Investigators learned that the juvenile had engaged in sexual intercourse with Alomar Teracious Edwards.  The incidents occurred between January 1, 2016 and January 12, 2017.  The victim knew the suspect.

Detective Harrington interviewed Edwards on January 13 of this year while he was in the Lincoln County Detention Center on other charges.  He admitted to having sex with the female and was charged with two counts of statutory rape or sex offense of a victim 13, 14 or 15 years old by a defendant at least six years older.  He was indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury on the second-degree kidnapping charge.

Edwards has been transferred to the North Carolina Department of Corrections.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 09:40

Section of Bouchelle St. in Morganton Closed Thursday

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Contractors in Morganton plan to close a section of Bouchelle Street tomorrow morning (October 19) for utility work related to the construction of the new Mountain View Elementary School.  Bouchelle Street will be closed after 8 a.m. from Morehead Street to First Street.  The street should be back open by the afternoon.  Drivers should seek an alternate route.

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