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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 05:38

Hickory Man Charged in Theft of Firearm

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35-year-old Earl Calhoun of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after noon yesterday (January 28) on one felony count of larceny of a firearm and one misdemeanor count of larceny.

He was arrested in connection to an incident on January 26. At that time, Hickory Police received a report involving a purse that was stolen from Frye Regional Medical Center. The purse contained a handgun. The suspect was identified as Earl Calhoun. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Calhoun was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Soup Kitchen on 2nd Street Place S.E. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $11,500, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

31-year-old Justin Cory Michaels of Deal Road in Claremont was arrested Monday (January 28) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Michaels was released after posting $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled Wednesday (January 30).

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 02:23

Shooting Under Investigation In Hickory

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Monday (January 28) at approximately 9:00 p.m., Hickory Police Officers responded 922 South Center Street in reference to a shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, a 28-year-old Hickory man, with an apparent gunshot wound. The man was transported to Frye Regional Medical Center for treatment.

An unknown suspect or suspects fired at the residence located in the 900 Block of South Center Street causing the victim to sustain the gunshot wound.

Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator Jesse Truesdell directly at 828-261-2636 or

A seminar is scheduled in Catawba County this week to provide information for those who own small businesses or may be thinking about starting one.

Owning and managing a small business demands that you wear a lot of hats, from executive in charge of financing major improvements to administrator tasked with ordering office supplies. The roles can also include chief marketing officer, requiring you to figure out the best ways to position and promote your business.

If that responsibility seems challenging, the Catawba County Library can help you make smart decisions by placing a host of resources within easy reach. At an upcoming session, the library will conduct market research through the NC LIVE platform. This session will teach participants how to tap into databases that allow an owner to learn more about his or her small business, market that business based on the findings, and even discover information about competitors that can provide a strategic edge in the way that a business is showcased to the public.

Access to this market research comes via your library card. Library workers will teach you how to make use of NC LIVE, a powerful online resource that features high-quality digital content. With a few tips and guiding words, you’ll be off and running to make your own small business better poised for growth.

To participate in the seminar, make plans to be at the Main Library in Newton at 12 noon this Thursday, January 31.

21-year-old James Thomas Farr was arrested Monday (January 28) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a place of worship, larceny after breaking and entering, larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods, larceny of a motor vehicle, and receiving, transferring, or possessing a stolen vehicle. Farr was arrested at 3:45 a.m. at an address on NC 18 South at George Hildebran School Road in Connelly Springs. He was placed in jail in Morganton under $45,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court Monday.

18-year-old Dwight D. Ferguson III of Meadowlane Drive in Lenoir was arrested Monday (January 28) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony indecent liberties with a child. Ferguson was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $30,000 secured. A District Court date is set for Wednesday (January 30).

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 00:26

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug Trafficking

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30-year-old Joathan Sherwood Watson of Sun Place in Lenoir was arrested Monday (January 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony trafficking in heroin or opium. Watson was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $40,000 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (January 30).

38-year-old Kaw Yang, whose address was not listed, was arrested Monday (January 28) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and two counts of failure to appear. Yang was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $8,750 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (January 29) and February 28.

27-year-old Justin Alexander Hosey of Center Street in Kings Mountain was arrested Sunday (January 27) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two felony counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, and one felony count each of possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools.

Sunday at 4:41 a.m., deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary alarm at County Line Grocery at 119 Campground Road in Statesville near the Davie County Line. Upon arrival, deputies noticed the business had been broken into and immediately began checking businesses in the surrounding area.

A deputy noticed that Fast Phil’s Gas Station on Mocksville Highway appeared to have been broken into. Upon checking the business, the officer confronted the suspect, Justin Alexander Hosey, who was still inside the building. The deputy arrested the suspect without incident. The suspect’s vehicle was located at a business next door to Fast Phil’s. Police learned that the vehicle had been stolen from Panama City, Florida.

Officers learned that Hosey was wanted on charges filed by authorities in Cleveland and Burke Counties. According to a news release, By using security footage, detectives learned that Hosey also broke into County Line Grocery.
While processing both crime scenes, detectives received information from the Davie County Sheriff’s Office and Mocksville Police Department. They were investigating similar break-ins in their jurisdictions. Hosey was connected to the Davie County and Mocksville crime scenes.

Bond for Hosey was set at $50,000 secured on the Iredell County charges. He was also served with the outstanding warrants from Burke and Cleveland Counties. Mocksville Police obtained warrants for felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property along with a misdemeanor count of misdemeanor injury to personal property. Hosey received an additional $77,000 secured bond on the Mocksville charges bringing the total bond amount to $127,000 secured. He has a District Court date in Iredell County February 18, his Iredell County District Court appearance is scheduled for February 7.

32-year-old Kevin Allen Brooks of Midway Lake Road in Mooresville was arrested Monday (January 28) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. In addition, Brooks is charged with driving while license revoked and reckless driving to endanger. Brooks is also charged with three counts of failure to appear. Brooks was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (January 29), a Superior Court appearance is set for Thursday (January 31).

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