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Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating the theft of a 17-foot 2010 Aluma enclosed trailer from the parking lot at the Denver United Methodist Church on Highway 16 North.

The trailer’s owner reported it stolen yesterday (September 27). The owner kept the trailer in the church parking lot. It was used by the church to move furniture as part of their Furniture Ministry. The trailer, which is registered in Virginia, is black with silver trim.

Anyone with information regarding the theft should call the Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, Lincoln County Communications at 704-735-8202 or Detective Michael Lookodoo at 704-268-3047.

The Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG) and Senior Information Resources (SIR) are holding the 2017 Scam Jam at the Hickory Metro Convention Center on Friday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Scam Jam is a collection of educational presentations designed to familiarize consumers with the kind of scams and frauds in today’s society, such as consumer fraud, identity theft and telemarketing fraud. Guest speakers include representatives from the N.C. Secretary of State, N.C. Senior Medicare Patrol, the State Employees Credit Union and the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.

A shredding and medication drop-off will be available onsite during the event.

The event is free to the public and a free lunch is provided, but registration is required to attend. Those wishing to attend must register no later than Monday, October 2. To register, visit or call 828-485-4280.

Sponsors include Adult Life Programs, Catawba Medical Center, Conover Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, First Class Document Destruction, Home Instead Senior Care and Pace@Home.

Friday, 29 September 2017 11:28

Hickory Man Charged with Trafficking & Child Abuse

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58-year-old Joe Cofield of 3rd Avenue Court S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2 p.m. yesterday (September 28) on one felony count of trafficking heroin or opium and two misdemeanor counts of child abuse.  The warrants for his arrest were issued on September 22.

Cofield was taken into custody without incident at the Probation & Parole Office on Main Avenue N.E. in Hickory.  He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured.  He has since been released.  A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Friday, 29 September 2017 11:01

Lenoir Man Arrested in Hickory on B&E Charge

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27-year-old David Patrick Brittain of East Street S.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 29) on one felony count of breaking & entering.  Brittain was taken into custody just after 4 a.m. today on the 1,000 block of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $20,000 secured bond.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Friday, 29 September 2017 10:37

Missing Alexander County Woman Found, Safe

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The Silver Alert that had been issued for 75-year-old Jaqueline Rogers Rapp has been canceled.  Ms. Rapp was found this morning (September 29).  According to a spokesperson for the Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Office, she is safe.

No further details are available.

Friday, 29 September 2017 10:32

Statesville Man Charged with Habitual Assault

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21-year-old Isaias Gregorio Flores of Cross Creek Drive in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers for felony habitual assault.

On September 25, Officers responded to a domestic incident at the residence involving Isaias Flores and a female victim.  Flores was arrested at the scene for assault on a female.   He was also charged with violating a domestic violence protection order.

Detective Nathan Rash investigated the case and found that Flores had been convicted of assault on two prior occasions.  A warrant for felony habitual assault was issued.

Flores was arrested on September 26.  He was given a $10,000 secured bond.  District Court appearances scheduled on October 10 for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance, October 17 on the habitual assault charge and October 23 for the original assault charge and the D.V.O. violation.
Flores, who is currently on probation, has prior convictions for simple assault, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, shoplifting, possession of marijuana and several traffic offenses.

32-year-old David Robert Masten of Stonebridge Drive in Morganton was arrested Thursday (September 28) by authorities in Burke County on charges from Caldwell County. Masten is charged with failure to appear for felony break or enter a motor vehicle, along with three misdemeanor counts of possession of stolen goods and one misdemeanor count of larceny. Masten was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $3,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for December 4.

51-year-old Lorraine Norris Allen, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Thursday (September 28) by Probation and Parole Officers. She's charged with felony probation violation. Following the arrest, Allen was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A Superior Court date is set for October 2.

39-year-old Donial Jean Braley of Sandhill Road in Asheville was arrested Thursday (September 28) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony larceny. Following the arrest, Braley was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. No court date was listed.

Friday, 29 September 2017 05:41

New Names On Burke Most Wanted List

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New names were recently added to the Burke County Sheriff's Office most wanted list.

45-year-old Larry Christopher York is wanted for probation violation, the probation was imposed as a result of prior drug charges. York's last known address is 4946 Old Highway 18 in Connelly Springs.

22-year-old Kevion Rashad Corpening was recently added to the Burke most wanted list. He's wanted for probation violation imposed as a result of prior burglary charges. Corpening's last known address is 3898 NC 126 in Morganton.

37-year-old Travis Dustin Buff was also added to the list recently. He's also wanted for probation violation imposed as a result of prior burglary charges. Buff's last known address is 1829 Chapman Hollow Road in Morganton.

All three of these suspects were added to the list last Friday (September 22). You can see the entire list of suspects wanted by authorities in Burke County at If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list, call the Sheriff's Office at 828-438-5500. You can also e-mail information to If you'd like to submit an anonymous tip you can do so through Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.

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