23-year-old Kenny Tran and 21-year-old Sydney Cheryl Pope, both of the same 1st Street West, Conover, address, were arrested Monday (August 8) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. They're each charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Tran is also charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I and IV controlled substances. Pope is additionally charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule I and IV controlled substances.
Tran was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $40,000 bond, Pope was jailed in the same facility under $30,000 bond. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court today (Tuesday, August 9).
The Lenoir/Caldwell County Crime Stoppers is seeking the public's assistance in solving the following crimes.
On Sunday (August 7) an unknown white male offered assistance to a subject moving into a residence on Jason Place, in Lenoir. While the victim was busy the unknown white male took a cell phone and a small amount of currency from the victim’s counter top. The unknown white male then left the area on foot. The value of the items taken is $110.
Last Friday (August 5), a vendor reported cash missing from a vending machine at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. The vendor stated the change tray was missing from the machine. An estimated $75 in change is missing from the machine. The larceny occurred sometime around August 3.
Anyone who has any information regarding these crimes or any other crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 758-8300. A cash reward will be paid to anyone with information leading to the arrest of criminals or the recovery of property or illegal narcotics. You do not have to reveal your name. Crime Stoppers is a community program operated by citizens of Caldwell County. The phone line is operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The second and final suspect involved in what is reported to be the largest methamphetamine lab operation discovered to date in Iredell County, was arrested last Friday (August 5) by members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad. 35-year-old Frederick Lee Grant of Darlene Lane in Harmony is charged with 13 counts of felony manufacturing methamphetamine and two counts of felony child abuse.
According to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, the charges stem from the July 29 investigation into a possible meth lab at 120 Darlene Lane in Harmony, the suspect's listed address. When officers arrived at the scene on that date, they were reportedly able to identify remains of several methamphetamine manufacturing items.
The Sheriff's Office says more than 200 “One Pot” labs were discovered and mitigated by members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Unit and Agents with the North Carolina SBI. Jennifer Suzanne Grant, whose address is the previously mentioned residence, was previously arrested and charged. She was jailed under one-million, 50-thousand dollars secured bond at the Iredell County Detention Center, she has a District Court date August 22.
Grant was placed in the same facility under a one-million dollar secured bond. His District Court appearance is scheduled for August 29.
The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance locating a Missing Person. 40-year-old Lisa Robert Lemmons was last seen on July 26, 2016 in a gold 2008 Kia Sorrento displaying the license tag ECL-1420. Ms. Lemmons is a white female, no further description was given.
If you have seen Ms. Lemmons or know where she is contact the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, Detective Cpl D.Dupell at (828) 759-1546 or if you wish to remain anonymous please contact the Caldwell County Crime Stoppers at (828) 758-8300. You could receive a cash reward by providing a tip to Crime Stoppers.
22-year-old Montavious Lemar Mayfield of 3rd Avenue Court S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (August 7) on two counts of failure to appear for possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a concealed gun.
Mayfield was previously arrested on the weapons charges on July 31, as reported on WHKY on August 2. He was scheduled to appear in court on August 1.
After failing to appear in court, Mayfield was again taken into custody without incident. He was arrested on at 1:05 a.m. Sunday on the 300 block of 4th Avenue S.W. in Hickory. Mayfield has been confined in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $40,000, secured. He is now scheduled to appear in District Court on September 20.
52-year-old Jeffrey Brent Church of Andria Lane in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police just before 11 o’clock last night (August 7) on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, as well as one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was arrested after Police stopped a 1996 Honda Passport driven by Church on the 500 block of Highway 321 N.W. for a suspicious license plate. Officers found a handgun, one dosage unit of Oxycodone Hydrochloride, a meth pipe and a total of 21.9 grams of methamphetamine.
A small quantity of the meth was found in the passenger’s pocketbook. The passenger, 39-year-old Wendy Angela Fair, was charged with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also served a warrant for failure to appear on a misdemeanor probation violation.
Church was taken into custody without incident and confined in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $75,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today in Newton. Fair was also jailed under a $3,270 bond with court dates on September 19 and September 22.
31-year-old Michael Brandon Beane of Maple Street in Hudson was arrested Friday (August 5) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with obtaining property by false pretense, failure to appear, and violating a house arrest order. Beane was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Facility under $23,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 12.
27-year-old Sedrick Markies Barnes of Vandenbrook Lane in Mooresville was arrested Friday (August 5) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with four counts of felony trafficking in cocaine, three counts of felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, two Counts of felony sell and deliver cocaine and one count of felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana,
A two month undercover investigation into the sale and distribution of powder cocaine in the Southern portion of Iredell County was concluded on Friday when a search warrant was executed at 117 Vandenbrook Lane in Mooresville, by members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Unit along with members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office SERT Team.
The investigation began when narcotics investigators gathered information about the suspect, Sedrick Markies Barnes, selling cocaine and marijuana in Mooresville. Surveillance operations were established and investigators witnessed Barnes selling cocaine. Multiple undercover purchases were made from Barnes over a period of two months. In all, more than five ounces of cocaine were purchased directly from the suspect during the investigation.
When the search warrant was served at the Vendenbrook Lane residence, investigators found in excess of $5200 as well as cocaine, marijuana and various items of paraphernalia in the home consistent with the sale of these drugs. Barnes was placed under $400,000 secured bond. Barnes was scheduled to appear in District Court today (Monday, August 8).
47-year-old Chong Yang of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:10 Saturday morning (August 6) on one felony count each of assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation and kidnapping, plus one misdemeanor count of assault on a female.
Yang’s arrest comes in connection to an incident that began on May 28 of this year when he allegedly assaulted a 37-year-old Hickory woman and held her against her will in a hotel in Hickory. She was eventually released. The victim and the suspect were acquainted.
The incident was not reported until August 5. Police did not release any information regarding the victim’s condition at the time of the incident.
Yang was taken into custody without incident on 1st Avenue N.W. in Hickory, near the Westmont Gym. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $100,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today (August 8) in Newton.
35-year-old Chad Daunta Bess of 34th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested Friday (August 5) by Hickory Police on three felony counts each of possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, the sale of marijuana, delivery of marijuana, sale or delivery of a controlled substance within 300 feet of school property and maintaining a vehicle dwelling or place for a controlled substance. The warrants for his arrest were issued on July 19, 2016. The complainant listed on H.P.D.’s arrest report is a Maiden Police Officer.
Bess was taken into custody without incident at H.P.D. headquarters just after 9:30 Friday night. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $186,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today (August 8) in Newton.
43-year-old James Arvil Shoun was arrested Saturday (August 6) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Following the arrest, Shoun was placed in jail in Morganton under $23,500 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (Monday August 8).
32-year-old Chasity Dawn Thompson of Buckner, West Virginia was arrested Saturday (August 6) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule IV controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Thompson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle with no insurance, and expired or no inspection. Thompson was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $11,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, August 8).
A Sunday evening (August 7) fire in eastern Catawba County is currently under investigation. According to Sherills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue, firefighters responded to 8136 Summit Ridge Drive in Catawba shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.
In addition to Sherrills Ford-Terrell, several departments responded to the blaze, including Catawba, Bandys, Claremont, Mooresville, Oxford, Catfish, and Denver. Catawba County EMS and the Catawba County Fire Marshal also responded.
Firefighters were on the scene until approximately 10:30 p.m. There were no injuries as a result of the fire. The Fire Marshal's Office is continuing it's investigation.
The Hickory Fire Department will host its 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 14, at Rock Barn Golf & Spa. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Bikes for Tykes program. The tournament will kick-off on Friday, October 14, at Rock Barn Golf & Spa with lunch at noon and tee off at 1:30 p.m. Following the tournament, an awards and recognition ceremony will be held.
The "Bikes for Tykes" program is an effort to benefit needy children served by the Catawba County Christmas Bureau. Bikes and toys are distributed through the Catawba County Christmas Bureau in December. Anyone wishing to volunteer, play or sponsor a hole, should contact David Mills at (828) 404-2474 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is limited to the first 30 teams to sign up.