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26-year-old Jonathon Ray Thompson of Norwood Street in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (May 8) by Hickory Police Officers on one felony probation violation. He's also charged with failure to appear five times. Thompson is on probation as he serves a 22-month suspended sentence following a May 2018 felony conviction in Caldwell County for speeding to elude arrest with two aggravating factors. Thompson was listed as an absconder from probation.

Thompson was arrested without incident at a shopping center on Highway 70 S.E. and was taken to the Catawba County Detention Facility. No court date or bond amount are currently listed.

Thursday, 09 May 2019 10:06

Lenoir Man Charged with Felony Firearm Charge

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27-year-old Kentrey Marquis Witherspoon of Roy Dula Place in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Officers yesterday (May 8) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Witherspoon was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for May 29.

35-year-old Anthony Wayne Brown of George Pitts Road in Hickory was arrested yesterday (May 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with failure to appear on a felony charge. It's unclear on which charges Brown failed to appear, but he has a Superior Court date coming up on single felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling or vehicle to store a controlled substance, and trafficking in meth.

Brown was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $100,000, secured. A Superior Court date was scheduled for July 22.

35-year-old Alvin Dewayne Moore was arrested Wednesday (May 8) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony counts of possession of a counterfeit instrument or currency and obtaining property by false pretenses. Moore was arrested shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday and placed in jail in Lincolnton under $2,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (May 9).

30-year-old Shuelong Vang of Windhaven Drive NW in Conover was arrested Wednesday (May 8) by authorities in Catawba County. He's charged with failure to appear on a count of felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. Vang was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for May 20.

63-year-old Teresa Ruth Brittian of Brookwood Road in Morganton was arrested by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, with that substance being methamphetamine.

According to a news release issued Wednesday (May 8), on April 22, detectives with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office saw a silver SUV traveling in excess of 15 mph over the posted speed limit in Valdese and conducted a traffic stop at Main Street and Praley Street. The driver was identified as Teresa Ruth Brittian.

As detectives were approaching the vehicle, they noticed Brittain attempting to discard something in the passenger floorboard. The substance was seized and field tested positive for methamphetamine. Brittian was then arrested and brought to the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility where bond was set at $3,000 secured. She was no longer listed as an inmate in Burke County. A District Court date is set for May 20.

46-year-old Christopher Scott Hoyle of H & W Farm Road in Maiden was arrested Wednesday (May 8) by Probation and Parole Officers. He was charged with felony probation violation out of county. Hoyle was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (May 13).

32-year-old Elaine Ashley Pope of 18th Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (May 8) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. She’s charged with failure to appear on counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and felony probation violation. Pope was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $40,000 bond. A District Court date is set for May 14.

Maiden Police have released more information in connection to the arrests of 39-year-old Jeremy John Howard and 34-year-old Elizabeth Michelle Bailey, both from the same address on South 8th Avenue in Maiden, initially reported Monday (May 6) on WHKY. Howard was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and driving while license revoked. Bailey was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.

They were arrested in connection to an incident at about 11:10 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, when Maiden Police initiated a traffic stop on Startown Road for failure to display taillights. The 2004 Honda Element was driven by Jeremy John Howard.

As Officers interacted with Howard, they saw several used, uncapped
hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia. Officers searched the vehicle and found a small quantity of meth, along with a loaded .40-caliber pistol. Elizabeth Michelle Bailey, who was a passenger in the Honda, was served with the warrant from Gaston County.

Both suspects were taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. Howard was held under a $6,000 secured bond. Bond for Bailey was set at $32,000, secured. They were scheduled to make first appearances in District Court Monday in Newton. Howard will next appear in court on May 22, while Bailey is due in a Gaston County courtroom on June 10.

34-year-old Heather Eugenia Reitzel of Cross Creek Road in Hudson was arrested yesterday (May 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers for failure to appear on an out-of-county probation violation. Reitzel is on probation as she serves an 18-month suspended sentence following an August 2018 felony conviction in Catawba County for possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Reitzel was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $150,000, secured. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for July 8.

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