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32-year-old Funchee Matthew Moua of Freedom Drive in Albemarle was arrested today (January 31) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and conspire to traffic methamphetamine. Moua was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $50,000 bond. A Superior Court date is set for March 5.

65-year-old Douglas Mcarthur Pope was arrested today (January 31) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Pope is charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, and displaying an expired registration plate. Pope was arrested at an address on NC Highway 73 in Denver at approximately 1:30 a.m. today. Following the arrest, Pope was placed in jail under $8,500 secured bond. A court appearance was scheduled today.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 09:28

Man Injured In Shooting

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A shooting in Hickory is under investigation. On Tuesday (January 30) at approximately 5:00 p.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to Frye Regional Medical Center in reference to a man with a gunshot wound. The victim, 35-year-old Jermaine Jamar White of Hickory, came to Frye Regional Medical Center for treatment after being shot in the area of 5th Street SE near Kenworth. White has been transported to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem for additional treatment.

The Hickory Police Department is investigating the incident. Anyone with information regarding this shooting is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Inv. B. Ollis directly at 828-261-2614 or bollis@hickorync.gov.

32-year-old Christopher Lloyd Traywick was arrested Tuesday (January 30) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking or entering buildings, larceny after breaking and entering, and larceny, possession, or receiving goods from a construction site. Traywick was arrested shortly after noon Tuesday on Catawba Meadows Drive in Morganton. He was not listed as an inmate in Burke County as of today (January 31). No court date was listed.

24-year-old Jonathan Kyle Barus of Pyatte Street in Valdese was arrested Tuesday (January 30) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. In addition, Barus is charged with two counts of fail to stop for a stop sign or flashing red light, and single counts of resisting a public officer, reckless driving to endanger, driving while license revoked, and speeding. Barus was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $59,000 bond. A District Court date is February 20.

47-year-old Lisa Renee Baines Cline of Log Cabin Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (January 30) by Long View Police Officers. She's charged in Burke County with felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny, and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods. In Catawba County, Cline is charged with misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and four counts of failure to appear. Cline was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $17,000 bond. She has District Court dates February 5 in Burke County and March 6 in Catawba County, along with a Superior Court date April 2 in Catawba County.

47-year-old Everett Lucius Durham III of 42nd Avenue Drive NW in Hickory was arrested Sunday (January 28) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony stalking. In addition, Durham is charged with two misdemeanor counts of cyberstalking, and single misdemeanor counts of domestic violence protective order violation, stalking, and second degree trespassing.

According to a news release, Durham was initially arrested last Wednesday (January 24) for allegedly stalking the victim at her residence, following the victim out of town, and being at her residence after being warned to stay away. The suspect had reportedly been stalking the victim since late December of last year. The victim was referred to the magistrates office and a warrant for arrest was issued against Durham.

As a precaution, Morganton Public Safety Officers checked the victim’s vehicle for possible signs of tampering. Officers found a sophisticated GPS tracking unit concealed inside the vehicle. The tracking unit was seized as evidence along with other surveillance items found outside of the victim’s house. When Durham was arrested on January 24, as part of his release on a $1,000 secured bond, he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.   

On Sunday, the victim was shopping at a local grocery store and another customer informed her that a man was seen on the ground underneath the victim’s vehicle and was tampering with something. The victim contacted Public Safety to report the incident. Witnesses provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle. The suspect and vehicle description matched Durham. Officers checked under the victim’s vehicle and found a GPS tracker attached near the exhaust pipe.

As officers were gathering information, the victim observed the suspect’s vehicle drive by. Public Safety conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Everette Durham. Durham was arrested and transported to the magistrates office. Bond was set at $400,000 secured, Durham is not currently listed as an inmate in Burke County. He's scheduled to appear in District Court February 19 and February 20.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 05:21

Lenoir Woman Charged With Multiple Forgery Counts

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28-year-old Carrie Marie Adkins of SW Fairview Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (January 30). She was brought in by a bondsman and charged with two felony counts of forgery of an instrument. Adkins was released on $2,000 secured bond. She's scheduled to appear in Superior Court March 5.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 05:01

Fire Damages Hickory Residence

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At approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday (January 30), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to 445 11th Ave NE.  Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, and two command units.  

Upon arrival at 6:03, firefighters reported heavy amounts of smoke coming from the apartment. After ensuring that the occupants were safe outside the apartment, firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and reported it controlled at 6:09 p.m.  

No injuries were reported and fire damages were confined to the kitchen. Smoke damages occurred throughout the rest of the apartment. The Red Cross responded to the incident and will be assisting the occupants. Fire investigators determined the fire was caused by unattended cooking. 

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:02

Hickory Woman Charged With Multiple Drug Offenses

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38-year-old Erin Olivia Shell of Skyline Road in Hickory was arrested Monday (January 29) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of schedule IV and VI controlled substance, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Shell was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $42,000 bond. District Court appearances are scheduled for Thursday (February 1) and next Monday (February 5).

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