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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 04:55

Hickory Man Arrested On Marijuana Charges

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21-year-old Tate Nathaniel Blanton of 24th Street Lane NE in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Blanton was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (July 31) under $15,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 04:47

Rhodhiss Man Charged With Meth Possession

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39-year-old Terry Lee Bunch of Forest Hill Park Place in Rhodhiss was arrested Monday (July 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Bunch was released on $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for August 20.

35-year-old Jacob Andrew Byrd of Berkshire Drive in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Byrd was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (July 31) under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 04:28

Cocaine Charge Lodged Against Hickory Man

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31-year-old Jarrod Donte Fuller of 8th Avenue Court SE in Hickory was arrested Monday (July 30) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of cocaine, resisting a public officer, and simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance.

The charges are connected to an incident that occurred on July 1, 2017. On that date, Hickory Police spotted Fuller, who was known to have an outstanding warrant, walking north on South Center Street in the 700 Block. While attempting to make contact with Fuller, he fled on foot. Following a brief foot chase Fuller was apprehended. Hickory Police report the suspect was in possession of one gram of cocaine and 1.3 grams of marijuana.

Fuller was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,500 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled today (July 31) and a District Court date is September 25.

38-year-old Jill Renee Smith, whose address is not listed, was arrested Monday (July 30) by Maiden Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle. Smith was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $4,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 31).

48-year-old Nancy Cha of Refour Avenue in Valdese, along with 33-year-old Chou Lee of 15th Street Drive N.E., 30-year-old Ger Yang of Triangle Circle and 34-year-old Anita Yang of 15th Street Drive N.E., all from Hickory, were each arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (July 30) on one felony count apiece of trafficking in methamphetamine. Cha was also charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

All four suspects were taken into custody without incident shortly after one o’clock this morning at a convenience store and gas station on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. They were all jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for each set at $75,000, secured, with the exception of Anita Yang, who was given a $50,000 secured bond. First appearances in District Court were set for tomorrow in Newton.

Monday, 30 July 2018 13:39

Suspect Sought In Break-in, Theft

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a Lincolnton man suspected in a residential break-in on Shuford Road. Electronics were stolen in the break-in. 54-year-old Wilson Jamie Derr of Rosebury Lane is wanted on felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods. He's also charged with one count apiece of reckless driving with willful disregard to the safety of others, flee to elude arrest, and speeding. He also faces charges in Gaston County.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the residence in the 2100 block of Shuford Road around 6:30 p.m. last Friday (July 27) after a man saw someone breaking into his son’s home and putting items into a grayish colored SUV. Stolen in the break-in were laptops, a flat screen TV and an outdoor grill valued at $1,400. They gave the Lincoln County Communications Center a description of the vehicle that left traveling toward Highway 150 East.

Deputies encountered the vehicle, a 2016 Kia Sportage registered to the suspect, and pursued the vehicle as it traveled from Highway 150 to Highway 27. While being pursued traveling east on Highway 27 deputies say the suspect vehicle reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Because the driver of the SUV was passing cars without regard to public safety, the pursuit was terminated just inside Gaston County. Deputies were able to identify Derr as the driver of the vehicle.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wilson Jamie Derr is asked to contact 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.

An Alexander County man received a minimum prison sentence of ten years following a guilty plea in a sex offense case.

49-year-old Frank Soloman Mecimore of Taylorsville entered a guilty plea to statutory sex offense with a child. The plea was entered during Alexander County Superior Court last Thursday (July 26). Mecimore was sentenced to 120 to 204 months in the North Carolina Department Of Corrections.

Mecimore was arrested on June 9, 2015 and was charged with statutory sex offense against a five-year-old victim. He has since been held in the Alexander County Detention Center awaiting trial.

30-year-old Joshua Joseph Dover of McCoy Road in Huntersville, 32-year-old Amy Rebecca Sloop of Torrence Chapel Estates Circle in Cornelius, and 22-year-old Kamrin Scott Taylor of East Panther Creek Road in Troutman, were all arrested Friday (July 27) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers.

Dover is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for the sale or use of a controlled substance, along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Sloop is charged with probation violation and misdemeanor maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for the sale or use of a controlled substance. Taylor was charged with misdemeanor maintaining a dwelling for the sale or use of a controlled substance.

After receiving information from a concerned citizen about suspected drug trafficking and use at a home on East Panther Creek Road in Troutman, the information was sent to the Narcotics Investigations Division. Investigators learned that the home at 182 East Panther Creek Road was in foreclosure and there were no utilities connected to the residence. It was learned that a female was living there, and she had an outstanding probation warrant out of Mecklenburg County.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. Friday, members of the narcotics division along with uniformed road patrol deputies responded to the residence. Three individuals were found in the home, along with amounts of meth and marijuana, along with a firearm. The evidence was seized and all three suspects were taken to the Iredell County Detention Center.

Bond was set at $10,000 secured for Dover and Sloop. Taylor's bond was set at $2,000 secured. Dover has a District Court appearance August 14, Sloop and Taylor are both scheduled to appear in District Court August 13.

21-year-old Craig Andrew Lopez, Jr. of Kennedy Street in Hickory was arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff's Officers Saturday (July 28) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Lopez was wanted in Franklin County, Ohio for a probation violation relating to a burglary charge. The warrant was issued in September of last year.

The suspect was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $50,000, secured. Lopez was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today.

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