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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:39

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Possession

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41-year-old Donna Julianna Watson of Hill Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 26) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Watson was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (February 27).

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 10:23

Vale Woman Wins Big in Education Lottery's Cash 5 Game

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Jimmie Smith of Vale has won a $110,000 jackpot in the North Carolina Education Lottery's Cash 5 game.

Smith bought a Cash 5 ticket on February 19 through Online Play on the lottery’s website. Her ticket beat odds of 1 in 962,598. Ms. Smith claimed her prize Monday (February 25) at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home almost $78,000.

To learn how lottery funds made a difference in Catawba County last year, click on the “Impact” section at nclottery.com.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 04:56

Meth Possession Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Woman

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24-year-old Brittany Danielle Moretz of NW Glendale Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 26) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Moretz was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (February 27).

26-year-old Bruce Lee Stroud of Penley Court in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 26) by authorities in Catawba County. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Stroud was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (February 27).

17-year-old Stacie Reanne McGuire and 22-year-old Jyteonjay Antayvious Rippy, both of Lenoir, were arrested Tuesday (February 26) in Lincoln County on charges filed by Maiden Police. McGuire is charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and failure to stop for a steady red light. Rippy is charged with felony alter or remove a gun serial number and misdemeanor carrying a concealed gun.

The arrests came at the conclusion of a vehicle chase that began near Maiden at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday. The pursuit ended in Lincoln County when Sheriff’s Deputies deployed stop sticks to bring the vehicle to a halt.

Officers were alerted to the vehicle chase that started near Highway 321 in Catawba County and was traveling south on Startown Road. The vehicle continued into Lincoln County and turned onto Clark Creek Road and headed toward Bethel Church Road. The stop sticks were deployed across both lanes of travel on Bethel Church Road and the suspect vehicle struck them with all four tires.

The driver traveled a short distance onto Buffalo Shoals Road but had to pull off on the shoulder of the road and stop because of damaged tires. Lincoln County Deputies assisted the Maiden Police officer with taking the driver and two other individuals in the car in custody.

Maiden Police found a large amount of counterfeit bills in the vehicle.In addition to the counts filed against McGuire and Rippy, a Newton man was charged with misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon.

McGuire and Rippy remained in the Catawba County Detention Facility as of earlier today (February 27), Rippy under $2,500 bond, McGuire under $1,000 bond. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court in Catawba County Tuesday. No additional court dates were listed. The Maiden Police Department is continuing to investigate the case.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 11:48

Harmony Woman Faces Felony Child Sex Offense Charges

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39-year-old Teresa Jane Gentry of Sandy Springs Road in Harmony has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff's Officers on one count of statutory rape of a child, five counts of dissemination of obscene material to a minor and two counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. All the charges are felonies.

The investigation leading to her arrest began on January 25 when the Sheriff's Office took a report regarding a sexual assault involving a child. The offenses reportedly took place on Arrowbrook Road in Harmony from March 2018 through December 2018.

During the investigation, the victim was interviewed. The victim identified Teresa Gentry as the suspect. The victim allegedly had sexual intercourse with Gentry. The victim is a family friend of the suspect.

Investigators gathered numerous photos, videos and cell phone messages containing sexual content and images that Gentry sent to the victim. Based on the evidence gathered, warrants for Gentry's arrest were issued.

The suspect was arrested last Thursday (February 21). She was jailed under a $150,000 secured bond. Her next appearance in District Court was scheduled for March 13.

44-year-old Richard Robert Paul Pack of 1st Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (February 24) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Pack was arrested after Police saw a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at an arcade on Springs Road N.E. During the incident, Officers found 0.8 grams of methamphetamine, 2.6 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Pack was taken into custody without incident shortly before 2 a.m. at the scene. The suspect was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. He was scheduled to make a fist appearance in District Court yesterday (February 25) with his next court date coming up on March 18 in Newton.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 10:50

Hudson Man Jailed for Fleeing from Hickory Police

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38-year-old Arthur Dean Olsen, Jr. of Ken Dar Lane in Hudson was arrested early this morning (February 26) by Hickory Police on one felony count of speeding to elude arrest with three aggravating factors and misdemeanor counts of driving while impaired, careless & reckless driving and driving while license revoked.

Olsen was taken into custody at 2 a.m. today on the 1,200 block of Old Lenoir Road N.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 10:18

Two Suspects from Hickory Arrested on Drug Charges

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31-year-old Rodney Dean Payne of Rudisill Street in Hickory was arrested Sunday night (February 24) by Hickory Police on one felony count of possession of a schedule II control substance. A second suspect, a homeless woman from Hickory, was also arrested on a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were arrested after Officers observed and investigated a suspicious vehicle located at a business on Highway 70. During the investigation, Officers found a syringe containing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Both the driver (Payne) and the passenger were arrested.

Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. Payne was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set at $2,000, secured. The female suspect was released under a $1,000 unsecured bond. Payne was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court yesterday (February 25) with another court date scheduled for March 18 in Newton. The other suspect has a court date on March 4.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 10:08

Hudson Woman Charged With Meth Possession

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51-year-old Lisa Dawn Miller of Bucks Drive in Hudson was arrested Monday (February 25) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Miller was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $1,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled Wednesday (February 27).

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