39-year-old Jason Antonio Lytle was arrested this morning (November 20) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. Lytle was arrested at approximately 2:00 this morning and placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (November 20).
32-year-old Jennifer Ann Young was arrested Monday (November 19) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Young was arrested at 12:41 a.m. Monday. She was not listed as an inmate in Burke County as of today (November 20). A District Court appearance is scheduled for December 10.
35-year-old Jammy Lee Carswell was arrested Monday (November 19) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. Carswell was arrested shortly after midnight Monday morning and was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for December 10.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation's Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding drivers this Thanksgiving week about their responsibility to buckle up when behind the wheel. Law enforcement officers are out patrolling North Carolina roads as part of the Thanksgiving ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign, which got underway Monday and runs through through Sunday, November 25.
A news release from the NCDOT says this effort is about saving lives by increasing public awareness about the importance of seat belt use. Last year, more than 1,400 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes around the state. 414 of those killed were not wearing seat belts. The five counties with the most people killed who were not wearing seat belts are as follows: Mecklenburg with 31, Guilford with 21, Robeson with 19, Wake with 15, and Forsyth with 13.
During the 2017 Thanksgiving ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign, state, county and local municipalities across North Carolina conducted 428 checkpoints netting more than 40,000 traffic and criminal violations, including 678 felony arrests. North Carolina law requires all passengers in a vehicle to be properly restrained. Violations are punishable by fines up to $179.
To help you and your loved ones stay safe this Thanksgiving holiday, GHSP recommends the following safety tips:
Buckle up, every seat, every time, it’s the law, don’t drink and drive, make sure you have a sober designated driver, obey the posted speed limit, keep a safe following distance, turn on your headlights during inclement weather, and put away all distractions including cell phones.
27-year-old Steven Tyler Philbeck of High Shoals Road in Lincolnton was arrested by Hickory Police just before 3 p.m. yesterday (November 19) for felony possession of methamphetamine and felony possession of a counterfeit instrument or currency. He was also charged with misdemeanor resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Philbeck was in possession of 1.2 grams of meth at the time of his arrest.
Philbeck was taken into custody without incident at a residence on 6th Street Circle N.W. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (November 20) in Newton.
28-year-old Robert Lee Hogue of 3rd Street SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (November 19) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two counts of larceny by employee. Hogue was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for January 7.
19-year-old Alec Daniel Masek of Mosteller Estate Avenue in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 11 o’clock Saturday night (November 17) on one felony count of speeding to elude arrest with aggravating factors.
Masek, who was driving a black 2016 Ford Mustang, was taken into custody on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard following a pursuit. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. Masek was no longer listed as an inmate as of this morning (November 19). He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court tomorrow in Newton.
40-year-old Lavar Donzell Lowe of Patterson Avenue in Mooresville was arrested Saturday (November 17) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of cocaine and possession of controlled substance inside a prison or jail, along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He's also charged on child support warrants.
On Saturday an Iredell County deputy stopped a GMC Yukon at Rocky River Road at Vick Road near Mooresville, for a motor vehicle equipment violation. The vehicle was occupied by Darrell Wellington Caldwell and Lavar Donzell Lowe both of Mooresville. While speaking with the driver, the deputy detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from inside of the vehicle.
After further questioning and investigation an open container of alcohol, and digital scales were found. The deputy then checked driving history and criminal histories on Caldwell and Lowe. He learned that Lowe had two outstanding arrest warrants for child support.
Bond on the child support warrants was set at $1,565. While being processed into the detention center, Lowe was found to be concealing a clear plastic bag containing 5.2 grams of cocaine. The drug charges were added and an additional $10,000 secured bond was set. A District Court date was scheduled today (November 19).
18-year-old Quincy Harold Michael of Whitetail Circle in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after ten o’clock Saturday night (November 17) on one felony count of breaking & entering and one misdemeanor count each of larceny and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance.
He was arrested in connection to an incident on October 27. At that time, Officers were notified of a larceny from a motor vehicle that took place at a video game store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. The suspect was identified after a phone was recovered from the store after it had been sold at that location. The warrant for Michael’s arrest was issued on November 6.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident Saturday at a fast-food restaurant on North Center Street in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $6,500, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (November 19) in Newton.
43-year-old Cassandra Jean Plegge of 16th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:40 p.m. Friday (November 16) on a warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state.
Plegge is wanted by the Sheriff's Office in Pema County, Arizona for failure by a sex offender to give notice of an address or name change. The warrant for her arrest was issued on October 2.
Plegge was taken into custody without incident at Catawba Valley Medical Center. She was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $75,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (November 19) in Newton.
The Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. 34-year-old Matthew James Smith was reported missing on November 11, 2018. He is described as a white male, 6-feet-tall, weighing 180 pounds. Matthew may be traveling in or around the area of eastern Tennessee.
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 an arrest may receive a cash reward.
36-year-old Joshua Aaron Gibbs of 5th Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Friday (November 16) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. Gibbs was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (November 19).
50-year-old Robert Wayne Snodgrass of 2nd Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Saturday (November 17) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with felony break or enter a motor vehicle and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Snodgrass was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (November 19).
21-year-old Kelli Lynn Webb of 23rd Street SW in Hickory was arrested Friday (November 16) by Probation and Parole Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a stolen vehicle along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Webb was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $8,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (November 19).