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.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
A Lincoln County teen who ran away from home Sunday (September 15) has been found. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Lookadoo with help from the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office located 17-year-old Lindsey Rose Monteleone last night in Lewisville, NC.
She was held at the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and picked up by her parents early this morning (September 18). Monteleone was reported missing by her parents when she didn’t return home from her job at Papa John’s Pizza in Denver on Sunday night.
Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry has announced a $434,589 U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to a local fire department in Catawba County. The announcement was made today (September 18).
The grant will go to the Claremont Fire Department and comes in the fourth round of this year’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant awards. These grants assist local fire departments by enabling them to increase their staffing and deployment capabilities in order to respond to emergencies whenever they may occur. Local departments applied for the grants from the program which is administered by the Grant Programs Directorate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.
According to Claremont Fire Chief Bart Travis, the grant will fund a Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention position. This full-time position will be responsible for volunteer and professional firefighter recruitment as well as fostering volunteerism in the community. They will also develop and implement retention strategies for current firefighters.
A panel of fire experts at DHS awards SAFER grants through a competitive review process. Congressman McHenry hosts workshops for 10th District EMS and fire departments to help guide personnel through the process and give them an inside view of what the committee looks for. The workshops are taught by Cherryville Fire Chief Jeff Cash, a nationally recognized expert in his field and former member of DHS’s AFG review committee
Claremont is one of seven Tenth District departments to receive SAFER funding in the FY 2018 grant cycle with a total of $2,809,167 in SAFER funds having been awarded among those departments. Grants will continue to be announced in weekly rounds throughout the coming months.
34-year-old Brian Alan Good of 17th Avenue Court N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police late last night (September 17) on felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a schedule II controlled substance, plus one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also served an outstanding warrant for felony larceny of a motor vehicle.
Good was taken into custody without incident at about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 12th Street N.E. and 10th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $6,500, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton with another court date coming up on October 2.
45-year-old Amy Michelle Kapinski of SW Norwood Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Kapinski was released on $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (September 18).