32-year-old Eric Lee Miller of South Main Street in Granite Falls was arrested today (June 28) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation. Following the arrest, Miller was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for August 5.
26-year-old Travis Cody Dillard of Old Conover Startown Road in Newton was arrested Wednesday (June 26) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny. Dillard was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,500 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled Thursday (June 27).
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins to unlocked vehicles on Carriage Lane, Lincolnton. According to information released earlier this week by the Sheriff's Office, residents began reporting the break-ins last Saturday, June 22, to vehicles parked at homes in the 2400 to 2600 blocks of Carriage Lane off Startown Road.
A total of four break-ins have been reported. The items stolen in the break-ins included a wallet, personal identification, money, Glock pistol and ammunition, debit cards, GPS, and sunglasses. The value of the stolen items was placed at $2,300. The Sheriff's Office reminds citizens that thieves have a tendency to break into unlocked vehicles because they want to get in and out of the area as quick as possible, so always remember to lock your vehicle.
Anyone with information on the break-ins should call 911, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202, or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909. All tips are investigated.
37-year-old Michael Pasquel Powell of NW Robbins Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (June 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Powell was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $2,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (July 1).
28-year-old Jonathan Dale Cox of Mount Herman Heights in Hudson was arrested Thursday (June 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense. Cox was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (July 1).
48-year-old Grecia Leann Barlowe of Log Cabin Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (June 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with two felony counts apiece of arson and first-degree attempted murder and a single felony count of insurance fraud. No further details were available this morning regarding the charges. Barlowe was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $500,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (July 1).
30-year-old Jessica Dawn Flynn of Harwell Road in Catawba was arrested by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. She's charged with felony death by vehicle, driving while impaired, reckless driving to endanger, driving left of center, child not in rear seat, misdemeanor child abuse, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
According to published reports, Flynn is charged in connection to a fatal crash last week on Lowrance Road near Catawba. Reports from the Highway Patrol say that Flynn's Dodge Van crossed the center line and struck a motorcycle being operated by former Catawba County Detention Officer Randy Kyle Holmes, who died at the scene.
Flynn was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $100,000 bond. Her next District Court date is July 15.
51-year-old Marcus Otto Gienger of Thomas Drive in Newton was arrested Thursday (June 27) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation on a warrant from 2015 Gienger was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under no bond. No court date was listed.
46-year-old Clarence Steven Moody of Friendship Church Road in Taylorsville was arrested Thursday (June 27) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with breaking and entering and felony larceny. Moody was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (June 28).
30-year-old Elvis Aron Presley Coleman of 18th Street Place NW in Hickory was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with two counts of habitual larceny, single counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, and five counts of failure to appear on various charges. Coleman was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (June 28) under $58,500 bond. District Court dates were scheduled today, July 29, and August 8. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for August 5.
A Morganton woman will spend five to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple criminal offenses and admitting her status as a habitual felon during Burke County Superior Court on Monday, June 24, 2019.
42-year-old Jamesha Nakema Corpening was given the active prison term by the Honorable Louis A. Trosch, Superior Court Judge from Mecklenburg County, following her guilty pleas to breaking/entering, obtaining property by false pretense, two counts of felony larceny and two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Corpening’s sentence length was enhanced by her habitual felon status stemming from prior convictions for obtaining property by false pretense (March 2011) and financial card theft (March 2014), both in Burke County, and obtaining property by false pretense (November 2016) in Alamance County.
Investigators from Morganton Department of Public Safety investigated a string of crimes committed by Corpening during the last four months of 2018.
On Sept. 19, 2018, Corpening stole a cellular phone from an individual at a Morganton business. Later that day, she entered another business and deposited the phone in an eco-ATM system in exchange for cash.
A week later, the garage door of a local business was pried open, a cash register, jewelry, checkbooks, cash and a .22-caliber pistol were taken. Corpening was later identified as a suspect and admitted to her involvement in the crime.
On October 4, 2018, Corpening stole a Honda Accord from a Burke County resident. A day later, she was stopped in possession of the car, which had been reported stolen. The defendant had been at the victim’s house a week earlier asking for money, but he did not know her.
Corpening stole a Toyota Camry belonging to a 71-year-old Burke County woman on December 17, 2018. The defendant was spotted the next day with the vehicle. She also had other personal items belonging to the victim in her possession.
Investigators Kyle Goforth and Ryan Stotts handled the cases for the Morganton Department of Public Safety. Jonathan Greer prosecuted the matters for the District Attorney’s Office.
39-year-old Francisco Loyola Lopez of Conover, was given an active prison term of 31 to 47 months or two years, seven months to three years, eleven months after he entered a guilty plea. Lopez was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury from a 2003 offense during Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday (June 26).
The Honorable Nathaniel J. Poovey, Superior Court Judge from Catawba County, imposed the sentence for Lopez after he entered a guilty plea to the charge. Lopez will serve his sentence in custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections. At the completion of his prison term, Lopez will be deported to Mexico.
The offense occurred on July 11, 2003. Lopez and two other men had been drinking that night. At some point, Lopez was found hanging off the edge of a highway overpass by the two men. They were able to get him back to the residence where the men were staying for his safety.
Later that night, the two men checked on a disturbance coming from inside the home where Lopez was staying. As one of the men opened the front door, Lopez stabbed him in the chest, causing substantial injuries that resulted in hospitalization at two medical facilities.
Lopez fled and made his way into Mexico, avoiding apprehension for nearly 15 years. When he tried to enter back into the United States on February 2, 2018, agents with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in Arizona apprehended him. He was extradited back to Catawba County later that month and has been incarcerated since that time.
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, and Assistant District Attorney Sean Baetjer handled prosecution for the State.
We have more information on an arrest we first reported yesterday (June 26) on WHKY. 27-year-old Brittany Shae Mayhue of Kycrest Avenue in Shelby was arrested Tuesday (June 25) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises. She's also charged with driving while license revoked and six counts of failure to appear on previous traffic charges.
On Tuesday, shortly after 5 p.m., Catawba County Sheriff's Officers were patrolling Highway 16 South in Maiden. Deputies performed a traffic stop on a vehicle that was registered in South Carolina.
During the interaction with the driver, Brittany Shae Mayhue, deputies discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen from Cherokee County, South Carolina. Mayhue was subsequently arrested for being in possession of a stolen motor vehicle as well as 3 outstanding warrants for driving-related charges from Gaston County.
Upon arrival at the Catawba County Detention Facility, it was discovered that Mayhue was also in possession of methamphetamine and was charged with the drug possession count. Mayhue was jailed under $21,000 bond following the arrest, she was not listed as an inmate today (June 27). District Court dates were scheduled yesterday and July 15.
48-year-old Jerry Shayne Elrod of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (June 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation and misdemeanor assault on a female. Elrod was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $16,500 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled for July 31 and a Superior Court appearance is set for August 5.