50-year-old Carolyn Mozella Hackett of Jessie Lane in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before eight o’clock last night (May 6) on one felony count of habitual larceny.
She was arrested after Hickory Police responded to a larceny call at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. The suspect, Carolyn Hackett, concealed items when using the self-checkout and only paid for some of the items in her shopping cart. Due to prior larceny charges, the suspect was charged with habitual larceny.
Hackett was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. She has since been released. No court date is currently listed.
23-year-old Blaine Matthew Elmendorf of Love Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police just before midnight Friday (May 4) on one felony count of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was arrested after Hickory Police stopped a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. During the stop, Officers found 112.1 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Elmendorf was taken into custody without incident and 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 (May 7) in Newton.
A man who was reported missing last Thursday (May 3) has been located. 47-year-old John Garnett Ross of Ritchfield Drive in Lincolnton called the Lincoln County Communications Center from a business on the Gastonia Highway to let them know that he was not missing.
A deputy responded to the scene and identified the man as Mr. Ross and also advised him that he had an outstanding warrant from 2016 for failure to appear. He was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed under a $500 cash bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (May 7).
34-year-old Nicholas Foster Rhoads of Starlight Road in Statesville was arrested Sunday (May 6) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, flee to elude arrest, along with misdemeanor counts of reckless driving, resist, obstruct and delay an officer, and no operators license.
In the early morning hours Sunday, deputies with the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a suspect who was reported to have a gun. The suspect refused to stop and fled from authorities. The vehicle pursuit entered Iredell County where the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist.
During the pursuit, the suspect, Nicholas Rhoads, was reportedly armed with a handgun which he pointed at deputies while traveling at a high rate of speed on Interstate 77 North. “Stop Sticks” were deployed in an attempt to end the chase. The pursuit continued to Starlight Road where the vehicle was traveling with flat tires and was unable to proceed any further.
When confronted by deputies, Rhoads reportedly put the gun to his head and made statements about killing himself. He also made statements about doing things to make the deputies kill him. The area was secured while deputies attempted to speak with the suspect. Negotiators initiated contact with Rhoads, and over the next twelve hours they spoke with him, finally convincing him to put the gun away and give up without incident.
Rhoads was was issued a $510,000 secured bond for charges from both Iredell and Cabarrus Counties. No court date was listed. Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues.
43-year-old Michael Stephen Clodfelter of Randleman was arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Saturday (May 5) on a fugitive warrant from Virginia.
Saturday, the Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Pulaski Virginia Police Department, which requested assistance in locating Michael Clodfelter. Clodfelter was wanted for felony assault by strangulation, felony kidnapping and felony forcible rape. The charges stem from an incident in Virginia on May 4. The suspect was believed to be in eastern Iredell County.
Deputies began an extensive search of the area near Campground Road off of the Mocksville Highway. They found Clodfelter walking in the area of Campground Road. Deputies took the suspect into custody without incident.
Clodfelter was placed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond. He is currently awaiting extradition back to Virginia. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today.
36-year-old Stephen Darrell Marlowe of 33rd Street SW in Hickory was arrested Saturday (May 5) by Alcohol Law Enforcement Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Marlowe was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. a District Court date was scheduled today (May 7).
25-year-old Justin James Bordeaux of Hillcrest Street in Hudson was arrested Saturday (May 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Bordeaux was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (May 7).
37-year-old Randy Keith Long of Springs Road in Hickory was arrested Sunday (May 6) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of larceny. In addition, Long is charged on a bill of indictment with obtaining property by false pretense, and 12 counts of failure to appear. Long was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $46,000 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled today (May 7) and June 4, and Superior Court dates were set for today and June 25.
33-year-old Charles Douglas Coleman of Hickory was arrested Sunday (May 6) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Coleman was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (May 7).
24-year-old Latif Thomas Banner of Arlington Circle in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (May 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault inflicting serious bodily injury, and resisting a public officer. Banner was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $151,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (May 7).
18-year-old Samuel Baker Gramer of St. Mary's Church Road in Morganton and 18-year-old Raelyn Shae Brown, whose address is not listed, were arrested last Wednesday (May 2) and Thursday (May 3) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. Gramer is charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I controlled substance. Brown is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Last Tuesday (May 1) at 11:24 p.m., Morganton Public Safety Officers responded to a 911 call in the area of St. Mary’s Church Road. The caller reported he had been shot at after pulling into the parking lot of Saint Mary's and Saint Stephens Episcopal Church.
Officers learned the victim, Austin Dyer, knew the suspect, Samuel Gramer, and there had been an ongoing dispute between the two. It was reported Dyer pulled into the parking lot behind Gramer’s vehicle and the suspect vehicle sped away. As the vehicle sped away, Gramer reportedly pointed a gun out the window and fired rounds in the direction of Dyer.
The round missed Dyer striking the church and damaged a stained glass window. Officers recovered shell casings from the scene and an investigation began. Gramer was arrested Wednesday and investigators were able to recover the gun used in the shooting. When officers recovered the firearm they also found drugs and paraphernalia reportedly belonging to Gramer.
Police later charged Gramer’s girlfriend, Raelyn Brown, who they learned was the driver of the vehicle. Gramer's bond was set at $20,000 secured, Brown was given a custody release. The suspects are not currently listed as inmates in Burke County. Brown had a District Court appearance scheduled today (May 7). Gramer's next District Court date is May 23. No one was injured during the incident and authorities are continuing their investigation.
Voters will head to the polls to cast ballots in the North Carolina Primary Election Tuesday (May 8).
Catawba County voters will vote in three races involving Republican candidates that will be decided in the primary, with no Democrat challenger in the November election. Jason Reid and Don Brown are competing for Catawba County Sheriff, Kim Sigmon and Cathy Starnes are vying for Clerk of Superior Court, and David Learner and Scott Reilly are running for District Attorney. Voters in Burke and Caldwell Counties will also cast ballots in the District Attorney's race. Candidates are also on the ballot in Catawba County for Board of Commissioners, State House District 96, State Senate District 42, and U.S. House Districts 5 and 10.
In Alexander County voters can cast ballots for State Senate District 42, and U.S. House District 5. Burke County voters will cast ballots for Board of Commissioners, U.S. House District 11, there are Republican and Democrat Primaries for that seat, and State House District 86. In Caldwell County, citizens can vote for candidates for the Board of Commissioners, and U.S. House District 11.
The polls will be open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. We'll have election returns starting at 8 p.m. on WHKY Radio, 1290 AM and 102.3 FM. The results will also be posted at whky.com as soon as they are available and throughout the night. Ralph Mangum will also have a live update at 10 p.m. on WHKY-TV News.
Lincolnton Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man this weekend.
On Friday, (May 4) at approximately 11:48 p.m. Officers with the Lincolnton Police Department responded to a call of a person lying in the road on New Bold Street with a possible gunshot wound. EMS and Fire was also dispatched to the scene.
The victim, 25-year-old Johnny Ray Izard Jr. of Lincolnton, was transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, where he was later pronounced dead.
Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene and are currently investigating the incident as a homicide. This is Lincolnton’s first homicide since March of 2014.
If anyone has information regarding this homicide they contact Det. Brandon Hunsucker at 704-736-8900 or Crime Stoppers of Lincolnton-Lincoln County at 704-736-8909. A person that provides information through Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can receive an award up to $1000 and remain anonymous.
26-year-old Stephani Dawn Rood of NC Highway 16 South in Hickory was arrested today (May 4) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with trafficking, opium or heroin. Rood was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A District Court date is set for next Monday (May 7).