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Monday, 23 April 2018 12:09

Domestic Call Leads to Arrest of Hickory Man

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20-year-old Julius Quinton Carson of 10th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 3 p.m. Friday (April 20) on one felony count each of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon, plus misdemeanor counts of assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats and common law false imprisonment. He was also charged with a parole violation.

He was arrested after Hickory Police responded to a domestic call on 10th Avenue S.E. in Hickory. Carson was taken into custody without incident.

Carson was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he was initially held without bond. Bond has since been set at $42,500. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (April 23) in Newton with another court date coming up on June 6.

35-year-old Brandon Lee Gettys of Stockton Street in Statesville was arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (April 20) on felony charges of trafficking opiates, possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance.

His arrest was the result of a two-month long undercover operation that began when the Sheriff’s Office received complaints from citizens who were concerned about drug activity. The reports cited heavy vehicle traffic at all times of the night and day coming to and from an apartment complex at the intersection of Park Street and Stockton Street in Statesville.

Narcotics Detectives began conducting surveillance and were able to pinpoint the drug activity at Gettys’ address on Stockton Street where they believed the suspect might be selling heroin. As Detectives began to conduct undercover purchases of heroin from Gettys, they saw that the suspect was in possession of a handgun. After making several drug transactions, Detectives executed a search warrant at the residence, with assistance from the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT).

SERT Officers found Gettys inside the residence with a loaded handgun concealed on his person. Gettys was placed under arrest without incident. As a result of the search, Detectives seized black tar heroin, hydrocodone pills, drug paraphernalia and over $1,000 in cash.

Gettys was jailed under a $150,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (April 23).

28-year-old Brianne Janell Lory of 12th Street S.W. and 40-year-old Chriszell Louis Dickerson of 10th Street S.W., both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (April 22). Lory was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one count of failure to perform community service. She was also charged with D.W.I. in a case dating back to last year. Dickerson was charged with two counts of failure to appear on charges of felony possession of cocaine and assault on a female. Both suspects were charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were arrested after Hickory Police conducted a traffic stop on the 300 block of 4th Avenue S.W. The driver, Chriszell Dickerson, was taken into custody without incident for drug parapheranalia and on outstanding warrants. Officers found 0.7 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia in the rear passenger area. Lory was also taken into custody without incident.

Both suspects were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Lory set at $10,750, secured, while Dickerson was given a $25,750 secured bond. They were each scheduled to appear in District Court today (April 23) in Newton. Lory has another court date on June 13 and Dickerson will again appear in court on July 24.

26-year-old Peter Justin Desveaux Jr. of Iron Station was arressted last Friday (April 20) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with one felony count each of crime against nature, statutory sex offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child.

Detective Kelsey Harrington began the investigation on April 16, 2018 after the eight-year-old female victim was interviewed at the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center. During the interview she disclosed being sexually assaulted by the defendant who also gave her money and asked her not to tell anyone. The incident allegedly occurred on April 14, 2018.

The victim and suspect are related. On April 20, 2018 Detective Harrington interviewed the suspect, Peter Justin Desveaux, Jr. at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office where, according to a news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, he admitted to committing the crimes.

Desveaux was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (April 23).

Monday, 23 April 2018 09:40

Man Charged With Drug Offenses In Burke County

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41-year-old Travis Philip Smith was arrested Sunday (April 22) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony counts of sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for controlled substance. Smith was arrested at 5 p.m. Sunday and placed in jail in Morganton under $25,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for June 25.

33-year-old Amanda Nicole Hollar was arrested Sunday (April 22) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Hollar was arrested at an address on Burkemont Avenue at 11 a.m. Sunday and placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 bond. A Superior Court date is set for June 25.

25-year-old Merissa Ann Tipton was arrested Sunday (April 22) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony possession of schedule IV controlled substance and misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Tipton was arrested shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday and placed in jail in Morganton under $2,000 secured bond. She's scheduled to appear in court May 8.

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care is warning the community about an organization named Hospice Support Fund, formerly Hospice Fund of America, who has been soliciting donations from local residents by phone and mail.

According to the Caldwell Hospice Facebook page, the organization recently learned that local residents have again been approached for donations. In the Facebook post, CEO Cathy Swanson is quoted, she says "we feel it is our responsibility to let our community know that Caldwell Hospice has no affiliation with the Hospice Support Fund, Caldwell Hospice wants to ensure the community that we never sell or share our patients, families or donors names with anyone." She adds “We are absolutely certain that not one penny of these donations will be given to Caldwell Hospice or spent on actually caring for hospice patients in Caldwell or surrounding counties.”

A legal disclosure placed discreetly on their website states that contributions to the Hospice Support Fund are used as follows: “69.39 percent to fundraising, 10.22 percent on administration, 5.93 percent on program services, and 14.46 percent on public education in conjunction with fundraising appeals”. Hospice Support Fund is associated with New Hope Foundation, which has been sued by the Hospice Foundation of America. New Hope reached a settlement agreement with the Hospice Foundation of America in March 2014, agreeing to stop the use of the name Hospice Fund of America and the abbreviation HFA. Since that time they have solicited donations under the name Hospice Support Fund.

Swanson says when you donate to Caldwell Hospice, 100% of your donations stay local and allows us to provide services, supplies, education, and patient care to our community. Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care is a not-for-profit organization, licensed by the State of North Carolina, certified by Medicare, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

26-year-old Ashley Michele Smith of North Fairview Drive in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (April 21) by Hudson Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Smith was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (April 23).

26-year-old Rachel Breonna Grizzle of German Street in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (April 23) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony counts of manufacture, sell, deliver, or possess controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park, trafficking opium or heroin, possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Grizzle is also charged with misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed gun, possession of stolen goods, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (April 23).

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