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25-year-old Korey David Dunning of Horseshoe Bend Road in Vale was arrested Thursday (January 24) by Claremont Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Following the arrest, Dunning was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (January 25).

28-year-old Thomas Wesley Bollinger of Cobbs Place in Connelly Springs was arrested by Long View Police Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with assault with serious bodily injury. In addition, Bollinger is charged with misdemeanor probation violation. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (January 25) under $15,000 bond. A District Court date is set for February 20 and a Superior Court appearance is scheduled for March 11.

Thursday, 24 January 2019 19:18

Felony Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

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21-year-old Marcus Wilcox Simmons of Peak Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (January 24) by Probation and Parole Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation. Following the arrest, Simmons was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled for January 30, a Superior Court date is March 11.

Authorities are reportedly investigating an early-morning fire today (January 24) at District Attorney Scott Reilly's residence in Conover. Agents with the Catawba Co. Fire Marshal’s Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives are among those investigating the fire.

Though only in the early stages of the investigation, authorities say the fire appears to be accidental. No further information is currently available.

Mr. Reilly is the District Attorney for North Carolina’s 36th Prosecutorial District, which includes Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties.

Thursday, 24 January 2019 13:17

East Burke Student Killed in Crash

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According to published reports, 18-year-old Myles Davis, a student at East Burke High School, was killed in an accident on U.S. Highway 70 early this morning (January 24). The N.C. State Highway Patrol says Davis over-corrected after running off the road, causing his vehicle to crash into a power pole.

Counselors will be on-site at East Burke for as long as needed.

35-year-old Andrew Claude Stahl of Peachtree Lane in Granite Falls was arrested today (January 24) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Stahl is also charged with six counts of failure to appear on highway violations. Following the arrest, Stahl was detained in the Catawba County Detention Center under $78,500 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled today, February 4, and February 11.

Thursday, 24 January 2019 06:41

Two Arrested in Hickory on Drug Charges

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40-year-old Thalmus Jaton Linder of Haywood Street in Asheville and 50-year-old Joelyn Dushea Armstrong of Charlie Little Road in Claremont have both been arrested by Hickory Police. Linder was charged with one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon, plus misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and carrying a concealed weapon. Armstrong faces one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. According to H.P.D.'s arrest reports, at the time of their arrests, Linder was in possession of a handgun and 1.8 grams of marijuana, while Armstrong was in possession of 0.7 grams of crack cocaine.

Both suspects were taken into custody without incident at about 8:35 last night (January 23) at an address on 10th Avenue S.E. in Hickory. They were jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Linder set at $11,000, secured, while Armstrong was given a $1,500 secured bond. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today in Newton.

33-year-old Kisha Dianne Boggs of Claremont, 30-year-old Gary Dustin Letterman of Newton, and 35-year-old Jamie Dale Call of Hiddenite, were all arrested by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. They're each charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny.

The suspects are charged in connection to the break-in and larceny at a residence in the Liberty Church Road area in December 2018. Some of the stolen property has been recovered by Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office.

Boggs was placed in jail under a $36,000 Bond, Letterman's bond was set at $25,000 and Call was jailed under a $15,000 bond. A first appearance in Alexander County District Court is set for next Monday (January 28). The investigation is continuing.

42-year-old Bradley Lanier Caldwell of Van Eaton Street in Elkin was arrested Wednesday (January 23). He's charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of methamphetamine. Caldwell was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (January 24).

34-year-old Jennifer Walker Blake of Tin Mine Road in Lincolnton was arrested Wednesday (January 23) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Blake was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Wednesday (January 30).

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