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29-year-old Kamile Cassandra Brown of Deck Hill Road in Boone was arrested by Hickory Police just after three o’clock yesterday afternoon on a felony warrant for a Federal probation violation. The warrant for her arrest was issued on September 18. Brown was taken into custody yesterday without incident at the Probation & Parole Office on Government Avenue S.W. in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where she is being held without bond for the U.S. Marshall Service. No court dates are currently listed.

19-year-old Phillip Elmer Groh was arrested Friday (September 21) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony counts of first degree kidnapping and assault by strangulation. In addition, Groh is charged with misdemeanor sexual battery. Groh was arrested at 9:45 a.m. Friday and placed in jail in Morganton under $500,000 secured bond. His next District Court date is October 15.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 04:14

Hudson Man Indicted On Felony Child Abuse Charge

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35-year-old Ritchie Alan Souther of Ruritan Club Road in Hudson was arrested Friday (September 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with intentional child abuse inflicting serious physical injury. Souther was given a custody release. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for November 5.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation proposes to improve the roadway on Pinewood Road or State Route 1109 from U.S. 321 to Bert Huffman Road or State Route 1931 in Granite Falls. The purpose of this project is to relieve congestion along Pinewood Road.

A public meeting will be held at the Granite Falls Town Office at 30 Park Square on Thursday, October 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public of the project and to gather input on the proposed design. As information becomes available, it may be viewed online at the NCDOT Public Meeting Webpage:

The public may attend at any time during the public meeting hours, as no formal presentation will be made. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments. The comments and information received will be taken into consideration as work on the project develops.

The opportunity to submit written comments will be provided at the meeting or can be done via phone, email, or mail by November 5, 2018. For additional information, contact Desiree Hagwood, Division 11 Project Engineer by phone: (336) 903-9135 or via email at; or by mail: Desiree Hagwood, Highway Division 11, P.O. Box 250, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 03:50

Marion Woman Jailed On Drug Charges In Catawba County

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37-year-old Jessica Nicole Effler of Reid Street in Marion was arrested Monday (September 24) on charges from McDowell and Catawba Counties. She's charged in McDowell on orders for arrest with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Effler was charged by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office with felony possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises. She was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (September 25) in Newton and a Superior Court appearance on the McDowell County charges is set for October 22.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 03:43

Maiden Woman Arrested On Felony Charges

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31-year-old Jessica Danielle Heavner of Stubbs Place in Maiden was arrested Monday (September 24) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense and probation violation. Heavner was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. Superior Court appearances are scheduled for next Monday (October 1) and November 5.

Monday, 24 September 2018 14:20

Man And Woman Arrested On Drug Charges

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30-year-old Pamela Marie Webb Hernandez and 57-year-old Michael Wayne Webb, both of the same South Patterson Street, Statesville, address, were arrested Friday (September 21) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. Hernandez is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, possession of meth, and maintaining a dwelling or place for controlled substance. Webb is charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

The Sheriff’s Office received information regarding the possible sale of meth in the area of South Patterson Street in Statesville. Information was gathered from undercover surveillance, and a suspect Pamela Marie Webb Hernandez, was identified and found to be selling meth from 127 South Patterson Street. The narcotics division continued to conduct electronic surveillance, and they made purchases of meth from Hernandez.

The residence was searched and, according to a news release from the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, detectives found several baggies of meth packaged for individual sale. The total value of the meth seized is $3,025. Bond for Hernandez was set at $25,000. She was scheduled to appear in District Court today (September 24). Webb was given a citation for his charges and released. No court date was listed for Webb.

28-year-old Joseph Ray Lockamy of Scotts Creek Road in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count each of larceny of a firearm, safecracking and possession of firearm by a convicted felon, plus one misdemeanor count of unauthorized use of motor vehicle.

Last Thursday (September 20), Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Scotts Creek Road in Statesville. Several firearms had been stolen from the residence. The victim told Deputies that Joseph Ray Lockamy had used a stolen combination code to gain access to several firearms the victim kept locked in a safe. The victim said Lockamy stole four pistols and left the residence in the victim’s truck.

Early the next morning, the victim reported that Lockamy had returned to the residence in the vehicle. The victim notified Lockamy of the pending charges. Deputies responded and arrested the suspect.

Lockamy was jailed under an $80,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (September 24).

42-year-old Michael Bruce Adams of Statesville Highway in Mooresville was arrested Sunday (September 23) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana, schedule IV controlled substance, marijuana paraphernalia, and drug paraphernalia, driving while impaired, and probation violation.

On Sunday deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 939 Turnersburg Highway for a welfare check of an unresponsive individual. According to a news release from the Sheriff's Office, while responding to the location, deputies were told the unresponsive man was now awake and was attempting to drive into the side of the store with his vehicle. When the deputies arrived at the service station, they found Michael Bruce Adams, who was intoxicated and operating his vehicle.

After getting Adams out of his vehicle, officers reportedly found that he was in possession of a substantial amount of meth. A further search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of more meth, marijuana, prescription pills not prescribed to Adams and drug paraphernalia.

Bond for Adams was set at $22,500 secured. No court date was listed.

Monday, 24 September 2018 13:44

Hickory Man Charged as Habitual Felon

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36-year-old Michael Terrell Hames of 10th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:45 a.m. yesterday (September 23). He was charged as an habitual felon.

Hames was charged in connection to an incident on July 28 of this year when Officers responded to reports of a subject with a gun at an address on 10th Avenue S.E. Officers heard a shot coming from the residence. The suspect, Michael Terrell Hames, was found and arrested. No injuries were reported.

Hames was taken into custody without incident yesterday at his residence. He was processed and released less than an hour later under a written promise to appear. A District Court appearance was set for today in Newton.

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