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Thursday, 23 May 2019 12:04

Convenience Store Robbery Under Investigation

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An armed robbery at a Burke County convenience store is under investigation. Wednesday (May 22) at 10:46 p.m. the Burke County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery that had just occurred at The Cubbard Express #3 at 8838 Old NC Highway 10 in Hildebran.

Deputies and a detective responded and gathered information from the clerk and got footage from security cameras. The suspects were described as two black males, possibly in their 20s. They displayed handguns during the robbery and had fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The investigation is ongoing and the Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 828-438-5500 or Morganton/Burke Crimestoppers at 828-437-3333. All Crimestoppers tips are anonymous, and anyone with information leading to an arrest may receive a cash reward.

Thursday, 23 May 2019 10:36

Two Arrested after Chase in Alexander County

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40-year-old Marty Allen Teague and 36-year-old Heather Shea Jonas, both from Taylorsville, have been arrested by Alexander Co. Sheriff's Officers. Teague was charged with felony counts of motor vehicle theft, breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and fleeing to elude arrest. He was also charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest, failure to appear, a felony probation violation, and numerous traffic violations. Jonas faces one felony count of obstruction of justice and misdemeanor harboring a fugitive. In addition, she was served a child support warrant from Catawba County.

At about noon yesterday (May 22), Officers spotted a vehicle driven by Marty Allen Teague on Teague Town Road in the Wittenburg community. Teague was wanted by the Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Probation & Parole. The Officer activated his blue lights and siren, but Teague refused to stop and turned onto Church Road. A chase ensued, ultimately ending in the Chesterfield Acres housing development. At that point, Teague drove through a fence and into a pasture, where the vehicle became stuck in a ditch.

Heather Shea Jonas, who is Teague’s girlfriend, was a passenger in the vehicle. Teague and Jonas exited the vehicle and ran into a wooded area. Jonas was taken into custody a short time later at the end of Fox Valley Court.

A perimeter was set up around the area. A number of other agencies, including a North Carolina State Highway Patrol helicopter and several K-9 units, responded to assist with the search. At approximately 1:45 p.m., Teague was found hiding beside a log in a wooded area less than a quarter mile from the vehicle. He was taken into custody without incident. Alexander County E.M.S. was brought in to check on the well-being of both suspects.

Teague and Jonas were both taken to the Alexander Co. Detention Center. Bond for Teague was set at $141,000, secured, while Jonas was held under a $31,000 secured bond. Both suspects were scheduled to make first appearances in Alexander Co. District Court on June 3.

Previously, when Sheriff's Officers went to serve warrants on Teague, they were told that he would be armed with a pistol and that he would not go back to prison. As a result, authorities emphasized the necessity to establish a perimeter and quickly apprehend the suspect. Sheriff Chris Bowman expressed his appreciation to all the assisting agencies for their quick response and also to the citizens of the Wittenburg community.

34-year-old Jamie Clifton Jarvis, who is listed as a homeless person in Statesville, was arrested Monday (May 20) on one felony count of failure by a sex offender to notify the Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office of a change of address, and he was charged with failure to register an address in Alexander County. He’s also charged with violating his probation. Jarvis is on probation as he serves a 30-month suspended sentence following a November 2018 felony conviction in Iredell County for disseminating obscene materials to a minor.

Jarvis was arrested after the Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office received an alert that a registered sex offender was not in compliance with the stipulations of the North Carolina Sex Offender & Public Protection Registration Program. Officers received information from a Probation Officer that a satellite-based monitoring device indicated that Jarvis was living on Cattle Drive in Hiddenite. Jarvis had not submitted an address change from his Iredell County address, nor did he register his new address in Alexander County.

Following his arrest, Jarvis was jailed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond on the charge from Iredell County, along with a $35,000 secured bond on the other charges. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for May 28. District Court appearances were scheduled for June 3 and June 10.

The Burke County Sheriff's Office has provided an update on a story we first reported Wednesday (May 22) on WHKY regarding an officer-involved shooting. The incident occurred at a residence on Airport-Rhodhiss Road in Hickory. The suspect reportedly would not comply with officers commands and made a move under a bed cover that resulted in a Burke County SWAT officer firing a shot.

Following surgery, the suspect, 50-year-old Johnny Allen Kaylor, is in critical, but stable condition at an unnamed hospital. A Ruger semi-automatic handgun, 273 grams of methamphetamine, an assortment of prescription medications, and a small amount of marijuana were seized from the mobile home. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) street value guidelines, the meth had a value of $27,300.

The handgun and meth were located beside the bed that the suspect was in. The SBI is continuing their investigation regarding the shooting incident and the Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the violations involving the drug charges, possessing a firearm by a convicted felon and other crimes. Kaylor has not yet been charged.

52-year-old Mark Rex Bowers of Warrior Road in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (May 22) by Lenoir Police Officers on one felony count of possession of cocaine. Bowers was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $5,000, secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (May 23).

42-year-old Nathan Jacob Pike of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (May 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He’s charged with one felony count of statutory rape of a 15-year-old child. Pike was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $1,000,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (May 23).

A Taylorsville man was assaulted and robbed after meeting a man at the Lincoln County Walking Trail in the 2600 block of Laboratory Road. The incident occurred Wednesday (May 22).

The 34-year-old victim, who met the man on a social dating website, agreed to meet with the suspect around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday. The victim told deputies that after the two met in a parking lot they walked down the trail for about five minutes before going through a wooded area to the South Fork River. They sat on the river bank talking until the suspect said he needed to go to the restroom.

The suspect walked behind the victim and struck him in the left side of the face. The victim blacked out for a short period of time and when he woke up he saw the suspect running down the path where they had walked in. The victim said the suspect took his cap and head light, $300 in cash and vape pen and tubes.

Because he was not familiar with the area he drove around for about 30 minutes before stopping at a convenience store in the 1400 block of East Main Street in Lincolnton. Law enforcement and Lincoln County EMS were dispatched to the scene. The victim was treated on the scene then transferred to Atrium–Lincoln for additional treatment for a laceration over his eye.

The suspect goes by the profile name of “Ethan” on the dating website. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect 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.

Thursday, 23 May 2019 04:45

Hickory Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Counts

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38-year-old Bobby Lewis Cloer of Sulphur Springs Road NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (May 22) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, obtaining property by false pretense, and transferring a stolen vehicle. Cloer was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled Friday (May 24).

28-year-old Kennin Shammel Burns and 28-year-old Shaffon Keari Stokes, both of Jesup, Georgia, were arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. They're both charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, trafficking meth by possession and transport, possession of ecstasy, maintain a vehicle for the use and sale of controlled substances, and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. They're also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

According to a news release issued Wednesday, last Saturday (May 18) deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a hotel on Sullivan Road in reference to a narcotics complaint. Upon arriving at the scene, the deputies made contact with Burns and Stokes. While speaking with them the deputies noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from their hotel room. The deputies also spotted marijuana in plain view inside of the hotel room.

After speaking with both suspects, the deputies received consent in writing to search the room. During the search of the hotel room, they found three individual baggies of marijuana, and ecstasy pills. A canine officer gave a positive indication to the odor of narcotics on the driver’s side door of the suspect's vehicle. During a search of the vehicle deputies found a plastic cup with crystal methamphetamine residue.

Burns and Stokes were brought to the Iredell County Detention Center where bond was set at $750,000 secured for each suspect. Burns was scheduled to appear in District Court today (May 23). Stokes has a District Court date June 11.

The Hickory Police Department is investigating the theft of money from area ATMs.

On May 18, 2019 an unknown white female and white male fraudulently accessed funds from three Wells Fargo ATMs in Hickory. The unknown white female and white male are also suspected of fraudulently obtaining funds from ATMs in the Asheville area. The suspects are possibly using “skimmers” placed at certain ATMs, obtaining the victim’s information and accessing funds with the victim's stolen debit/credit card information.

The white female appears to wear several wigs of varying length and colors, a black & white athletic jacket and dark colored hat. The suspects may be driving a dark gray or smoke colored Ford pickup truck.

Hickory Police have received multiple reports regarding these crimes. Anyone with information reference these incidents are asked to contact Investigator Anthony Horton at 828-261-2686, ahorton@hickorync.gov or our communications center at 828-328-5551.

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