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21-year-old Sayvon Richardson of Charlotte was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with 21 felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, six counts of misdemeanor larceny, two counts of felony larceny, and one count of felony attempted larceny. Richardson is one of three suspects wanted in connection with several vehicle break-ins in southern Iredell County.

On September 3 Detectives with the Iredell County Criminal Investigation Division began the investigation into the vehicle break-ins. As in other incidents the suspects appeared to be going to a neighborhoods and searching for unlocked vehicles. In one incident the suspects were observed on a home surveillance system.

Detectives spoke with victims and sought out potential witnesses. During the course of the investigation it was determined that three suspects were possibly connected to similar crimes in other jurisdictions and that they were armed at the time the break in’s occurred.

The three suspects were identified after Detectives tracked a stolen card to a location in Charlotte where it was used to make purchases. With the video in hand calls from the public soon came in leading to the three suspects being identified.
As the investigation continued a search warrant was executed at the home of one of the suspects where a large amount of stolen property was recovered.

Warrants were issued for all three suspects and one of the suspects, Sayvon Richardson, was quickly located, arrested and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was placed on a $100,000 dollar secured bond. A District Court date for Richardson is set for October 10. Warrants are still outstanding for 16-year-old Doral Mcham and 19-year-old Derico Misenhaimer, both of Charlotte.

35-year-old Misty Street Teague was arrested Saturday (October 1) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Teague was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for October 31.

The North Carolina Department of Justice has issued a warning to citizens regarding a utility scam that has already affected residents of the Tar Heel State.

According to a news release issued last week by NCDOJ, in this scam, crooks pretend to represent an electric or gas utility company. They threaten to cut off your utility service unless allegedly overdue bills are paid immediately. They’ve been calling individuals and businesses across North Carolina.

According to the news release, the scammers are taking extra steps to convince you that their call is legitimate by manipulating Caller ID (to make it look like they really are calling from Duke Energy), by transferring you to speak to a “supervisor” during the call, and even by playing music for you while you’re on hold.

Victims are sometimes instructed to send their payment by wire. But increasingly they’re told to deposit money into a specific account, or to put funds on a prepaid debit card or gift card and then call back to provide the card number.

The good news is, most people are seeing through this scam thus far, however, some have not. An eastern North Carolina homeowner lost more than $500 recently while a Charlotte resident lost almost $2,000, both via gift cards. A small business in the Triangle area sent more than $1,000 by wire, and another lost $2,200 via prepaid cards.

If you get a call threatening to cut off your power if you don’t pay: Don’t send or transfer any money to the callers.

If you believe you may really owe money on your utility bill, hang up and call your utility directly, using a phone number from a recent bill or the company’s website.

Remember that real utility companies won’t use these methods to try to collect overdue accounts or cut off your service on such short notice.

If you believe you’ve fallen for a utility cut-off scam, call the NCDOJ office at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM toll-free in NC or file a complaint online at

Monday, 03 October 2016 05:21

Cocaine Charges Filed Against Hickory Man

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46-year-old Ricky Lamont Carlton of 3rd Street SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (October 2) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with selling cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver cocaine, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. The charges are on warrants from 2015. Carlton was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. No court date is listed.

Monday, 03 October 2016 04:50

Caldwell Duo Charged With Break-in To Residence

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Two Caldwell County residents are charged in connection to a break-in to a home.

27-year-old Larry William Keller III and 25-year-old Lindsay Michelle Glenn, both of Smokey Creek Road in Lenoir, were both arrested by Det. J.D. Philyaw with the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office. According to a news release issued Friday (September 30) they were arrested on September 23. They are each charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny, and possession of stolen goods.

The arrests occurred after an investigation into a residential break-in on Shadowbrook Drive in Lenoir. Keller and Glenn are charged with stealing more than $1000 in property during the break-in. Keller is also charged with a felony count for  violating his probation.

Both suspects were placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond apiece. Keller was scheduled to make a Superior Court appearance today (Monday, October 3). Glenn has a District Court date October 17.

Saturday, 01 October 2016 15:51

Plane Crashes Into BB&T In Long View, Pilot Killed

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One person was killed when a small plane crashed into the BB&T Bank branch in Long View this afternoon (Saturday, October 1).

The 1944 Culver PQ-14A was headed to the Hickory Regional Airport before it crashed at approximately 1:15 p.m. The bank is located in the 3200 block of 1st Avenue SW. The pilot, 81-year-old George Baxter Harris, was killed in the crash. He was the only person on the plane. Catawba County Emergency Management Coordinator Karyn Yaussy told WHKY's Fentress Chestnut that Harris was an experienced pilot. He died on impact. There were no other injuries in the incident.  

The National Transportation Safety Board was en-route to Long View this afternoon to take part in the investigation.

Friday, 30 September 2016 14:41

Florida Murder Suspect Arrested in Statesville

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19-year-old Marcus Donte Frazier, Jr. of St. Petersburg, Florida was arrested by Statesville Police today (September 30) on a fugitive warrant out of Florida for homicide and attempted murder.

Statesville Police were contacted today by Investigators with the St. Petersburg Police Department regarding a homicide suspect wanted in Florida who was possibly in Statesville. Information was provided that led Investigators to believe that Frazier was staying with a relative in an apartment at the Myrtle Place Apartments on the 200 block of Jonathan Lane in Statesville.

Statesville Police confirmed that the suspect, Marcus Frazier, was at the apartment complex. A search warrant was obtained. Due to the serious nature of the charges, the Statesville Police Special Response Team was called in to serve the warrant.

Just after 12:30 this afternoon, the Special Response Team and assisting Officers arrived at the apartment complex. A safety perimeter was set up and Officers began an attempt to evacuate neighboring apartments. During that time, Frazier opened the apartment door. He obeyed verbal commands to come out of the apartment and was safely taken into custody without incident.

Frazier was jailed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $5-million bond, pending extradition back to Florida. No court date is currently listed.

23-year-old Jesse Glen Coulbourn (a.k.a. Arizona Hevner) of 14th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:45 yesterday morning (September 29) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of filing a false report to a police station.

He was arrested after Police responded to reports of a stolen vehicle at Cloninger Ford on Highway 70 S.E. A customer, Jesse Coulbourn, had taken a 2017 Ford Escape for a test drive several weeks earlier. Management told Police he likely switched keys and stole the vehicle on a later date. Dealership personnel noticed the car missing as they conducted inventory on September 21. The following day, an anonymous caller confirmed that the vehicle was, in fact, stolen.

A warrant for Coulbourn’s arrest was issued on September 22. He was taken into custody without incident yesterday at the intersection of Highland Avenue N.E. and 15th Street N.E. in Hickory. Management at the dealership told WHKY that the car has not been not been returned to them. It’s not clear if the vehicle is in the possession of the Police Department.

Coulbourn was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Friday, 30 September 2016 09:47

Runaway Juvenile Located By Authorities

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On Thursday, Lincolnton Police picked up a juvenile who ran away from DSS custody for the second time this month. 14-year-old Tipton Lamar Jones was picked up by LPD and turned over to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division. He was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Concord, NC where he will be held under a secure custody order.  

On September 4 the juvenile ran away but was picked up on September 14 on a secure custody order. He was placed in the Juvenile Detention Center in Concord before being released to DSS and placed in the foster home in Denver. He was scheduled to appear in juvenile court on September 26 but fled the Denver foster home three days earlier.

The Lincolnton Driver License Office will temporarily close for equipment installation and renovations on Thursday, October 6.  It is scheduled to re-open on Monday, October 10, at 8 a.m.

The Lincolnton office, located at 1450 North Aspen Street, is one of 25 driver license offices across the state to undergo a new office design that will include the installation of new cubicles and ergonomic bench seating to increase customer comfort, as well as informational posters. The office floor will be refurbished, and walls will be removed to allow additional space for customers. Workers will also install a greeter desk and a new testing unit.

As part of the second phase of state DMV office upgrades, renovations will be completed in 50 of the state’s 113 driver license offices by the end of November. DMV now offers driver license renewals and many other services online. Customers are encouraged to check the official DMV website at and click “Online Services” to see if their driver license needs can be met online.

During the Lincolnton closure, customers who need in-office services can visit other offices located in the region and are encouraged to call them to make an appointment: Newton – 1033 Smyre Farm Rd., (828) 466-5516. Mount Holly – 785 W. Charlotte Ave., Unit 2, (704) 827-9486. Shelby – US 74 Bypass, 1914 E. Dixon Blvd., (704) 480-5498.

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