24-year-old Johnithyn Thomas Bristol was arrested Thursday (May 3) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and receiving, transferring, or possessing a stolen vehicle. In addition Bristol is charged with two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. Bristol was arrested at 9:21 a.m. Thursday at an address on Carbon City Road in Morganton. He was placed in jail under $53,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is set for Monday (May 7).
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man. 47-year-old John Garnett Ross of Ritchfield Drive in Lincolnton was last seen leaving the residence Thursday (May 3), at around 9:30 a.m. to go pay his rent. He could possibly be in the Maiden or Newton area of Catawba County.
Ross is described as 6 feet tall, weighing around 200 pounds with black receding hair, a goatee and brown eyes. He was last seen driving his 2000 gold in color Chevrolet Prism 4-door with North Carolina license plate FBV-6400.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202.
Wednesday (May 2), Hickory Police responded to a report of skimmers on two gas pumps at the Citgo Fuel Center on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. A store clerk found the skimmers on the pumps.
Consumers are urged to remember the following steps to protect their financial information each time they utilize debit or credit cards at gas pumps:
Look for a secured seal over the main pump panel. If seal indicates a “void” marking, the machine may have been compromised.
Look at the card reader. It should match the other pumps. If there are differences, a skimmer may be attached.
Run debit cards as credit cards at the pump, thus protecting PIN numbers, or pay inside the store.
Monitor financial accounts regularly for unauthorized activity.
If a skimmer is found, inform local law enforcement so the device can be removed and analyzed appropriately.
Anyone with information about the investigation should contact Investigator Bailey at the Hickory Police Department, 828-261-2687 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information on skimmers can be found here.
18-year-old Raelyn Shae Brown was arrested Thursday (May 3) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill with no injury. Brown was arrested just after 2 p.m. Thursday. She was not listed as an inmate in Burke County today (May 4). A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (May 7).
22-year-old Cody Dayton Maynor of 25th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (May 3) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office and Probation and Parole. He's charged by the Sheriff's Office on a bill of indictment with possession of methamphetamine. Probation and Parole charged Maynor with felony probation violation. Maynor was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. Superior Court appearances were scheduled today (May 4) and Monday (May 7).
Caldwell County Animal Control will host a Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. This event will be at the Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building at 2345 Morganton Boulevard SW in Lenoir. Animal Control hosts this clinic each year to allow the community to vaccinate their pets and livestock at a reduced rate to protect their pets against rabies.
Rabies vaccinations for dogs or cats are $7 per animal. Veterinarians will accept Cash Only. Checks and credit cards will not be accepted. This is a drive thru service for your convenience. If you have any questions please call Animal Control at 828-757-8625. North Carolina Health Law requires that all dogs, cats and ferrets be vaccinated against rabies before four months of age.
It’s important to remember, if you or your pet comes into contact with a wild animal you should notify the Animal Control department as soon as possible along with your doctor or veterinarian. If your pet has come into contact with a wild animal, do not touch or handle your pet without gloves until you speak with someone from the Animal Control department due to the possible risk of exposure to the rabies virus.
21-year-old Nolan Lamar Weaver of 20th Street in Hickory was arrested Thursday (May 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Weaver's bond was set at $3,000 secured. A Superior Court date is set for July 23.
48-year-old Loretta Maynard was arrested this morning (May 4) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony sale or delivery of schedule I controlled substance. Maynard was arrested just before 3:30 a.m. and was placed in jail in Morganton under $20,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for June 28.
33-year-old Tyrone Javod Rendleman of Ada Bill Lane in Iron Station was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, and eight counts of failure to appear. Rendleman was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (May 4) under $68,980 bond. District Court dates were scheduled for today, May 25, June 11, and July 9. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for June 4.
32-year-old Garry Dean Sanders Jr. of NW Wild Cherry Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (May 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Sanders was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is set for May 24.
49-year-old Jerry Lee Goodnight of Tahoe Lane in Troutman was arrested Thursday (May 3) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
In the early morning hours Thursday, members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, Narcotics and Criminal Investigations Units along with uniformed patrol deputies served five simultaneous search warrants on residents off of Carrigan Road south of the City of Troutman.
The search warrants and arrests were the result of a month long investigation into the selling and distribution of various illegal narcotics. Information was received from community members about possible illegal drug activity occurring in the area of Carrigan Road off of Highway 21 south of Troutman.
Narcotics detectives began an undercover surveillance operation in the area and soon identified several suspects at five different residences. Based on the evidence gathered from this operation, five search warrants were obtained and served, resulting in six individuals being arrested. The five other suspects arrested, in addition to Goodnight, were charged with misdemeanor drug offenses.
Goodnight's bond was set at $5,000 secured. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (May 4).
27-year-old Holly Noel Tuttle and 35-year-old Melissa Dawn Funderburk Smith were arrested this morning (May 3) by authorities in Lincoln County. Tuttle is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substance, and conspiracy along with a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Smith is charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both suspects were arrested shortly before 6 a.m. today at the same address on Clearbrook Lane at Old Plank Lane in Iron Station. Tuttle was placed in jail under $7,500 secured bond, Smith's bond was set at $5,000. They were both scheduled to make District Court appearances today.
34-year-old Montavious Miller, a minimum custody inmate at the Gaston Correctional Center in Dallas, has gone missing. State correctional and local law enforcement Officers are asking for the public’s help in locating Miller, who was reported missing from the facility Wednesday night (May 2). He was last seen at the facility at 7:30 p.m. and was reported missing at 9 p.m.
Miller, originally from Mecklenburg County, is an African-American male with a medium build. He is 5’9” tall and weighs 204 pounds. He has a shaved head and brown eyes.
Miller was serving a 10-year, eight-month sentence as an habitual felon. He was admitted to prison on August 31, 2013 and was scheduled for release on December 12, 2021.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Montavious Miller should call the Gaston Correctional Center at 704-922-3861 or call local law enforcement.
53-year-old Melvin Autry Lyles was arrested Wednesday (May 2) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female. Lyles was arrested at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at an address on South Edwards Street in Lincolnton. He was placed in jail under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for May 14.