24-year-old Eric Anthony Wimbush, Jr. of 3rd Street Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Thursday (August 23) on one felony count of failure to appear. He reportedly failed to appear in court for felony possession of cocaine. Wimbush was initially arrested and charged on June 13, 2016 following a traffic stop.
He was taken into custody without incident at about 1:35 Thursday afternoon at an address on 1st Avenue S.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for October 1 in Newton.
33-year-old Victor Anthony Arrigo of Taylorsville was killed last night (August 26) in a two-vehicle collision in Long View.
The accident happened at 8:06 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of 23rd Street N.W. and 2nd Avenue N.W. Long View Police say a 2016 Subaru driven by Mr. Arrigo ran a stop sign and hit a 2015 Hyundai driven by a 24-year-old woman. No one else was in either vehicle.
Mr. Arrigo was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver did not require hospitalization. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.
Police say speed was a likely factor in the collision. Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors.
41-year-old Angela Hope Bennett of Hudson Cajahs Mountain Road in Hudson was arrested today (August 27) by Long View Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of cocaine. Bennett was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for September 6.
38-year-old O'Ryan Arnold Robinson of Starcross Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (August 26) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation and resisting a public officer. Robinson was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $21,000 secured bond. He has a District Court appearance scheduled for October 1.
41-year-old Lowell Thomas Messer of Sherrills Ford Road in Sherrills Ford was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth, resisting a public officer, and assault. Messer was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August 27) under $50,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today.
The N.C. Department of Transportation opened a new roundabout on N.C. 90/U.S. 64 that leads to William Lenoir Middle School. The roundabout is open in time for the beginning of the school year for students today (August 27).
A news release from the NCDOT says drivers heading to and from the school should find going through a roundabout is easy, if the driver pays attention while entering and exiting it. Also helping at this location is the roadway locations being the same as when it was a regular intersection.
Roundabouts help address safety and congestion concerns at intersections. At traditional intersections with stop signs or stoplights, the most serious crashes are head-on collisions, and T-bone type crashes where a vehicle turns in front of oncoming traffic or runs through a stop sign or light and hits another vehicle.
Roundabouts reduce these types of crashes because all vehicles are going in the same direction and at a lower speed. In North Carolina, a roundabout can cut the number of crashes almost in half at an intersection.
Steps for safely getting through a roundabout are as follows:
All vehicles in a traffic circle travel to the right around the circle in a counter-clockwise direction until you come to the road or street where you want to turn.
You leave the traffic circle by making a right turn.
If there is more than one lane in the circle, but sure you are in the outside lane before you come to the place where you intend to exit.
Look and signal before you change lanes. Never make a right turn from an inside lane.
An entire traffic circle is an intersection. Vehicles already in the intersection have the right of way.
24-year-old Chaston Mariah Wilson of Wilkesboro Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (August 25) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon, misdemeanor larceny, and possession of stolen goods. Wilson is also charged with failure to appear on counts of break or enter a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, and possession of stolen goods.
Wilson was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $12,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (August 27).
41-year-old Bruce Lorenzo Miller of Hickory, will spend at least four years in prison following his conviction in Catawba County Superior Court last Thursday (August 23).
The Honorable Nathaniel J. Poovey, Superior Court Judge from Catawba County, imposed consecutive sentences totaling four to six years of prison time for Miller following the defendant’s guilty plea to two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering, habitual breaking and entering, and possession of a firearm by a felon as well as a revocation of his probation. Miller will serve the prison term in custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.
The defendant broke into two homes on February 1, 2018, and another on February 14, 2018, taking items from all of them on each occasion, including a firearm from one of the locations. He previously had been convicted of breaking and entering in Caldwell County in 2004.
The Hickory Police Department and the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office investigated the crimes. Assistant District Attorney Chad Smith handled prosecution for the State with assistance from Victim Witness Legal Assistant Jordan Watts.
One person was reportedly killed in a crash Sunday night (August 26) in Long View. According to published reports, the individual was killed after their vehicle crashed into another car, hit a power pole and then overturned. The incident occurred on 2nd Avenue NW. More than 1,000 people lost power as a result of the crash, officials said it was expected that power would be restored by 9 a.m. today (August 27).
The published reports say there were witnesses who said the driver ran a stop sign prior to colliding with the vehicle and power pole. The name of the person killed had not been released.
30-year-old Gerrod Rashaun Barnes of NW Gabriel Lane and 26-year-old Dustin Tevin Horton of Conley Place NW, both from Lenoir, were arrested Thursday (August 23) by Lenoir Police Officers. They're both charged with felony possession of cocaine. Following their arrests, both suspects were jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. Barnes and Horton are scheduled to make District Court appearances Monday (August 27).
33-year-old Aftan Marie Moore of Southside Road in Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers. She was charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Moore allegedly stabbed her 32-year-old boyfriend this morning (August 24).
Events leading to her arrest began at about 12:45 a.m. today when Deputies were dispatched to a domestic dispute and stabbing at the Southside Road residence. Lincoln County Communications told responding Officers that John Matthew Hoyle had run out of the house and was in a neighbor’s yard.
Deputies found Hoyle and determined that he had stab wounds to the back and hip area. He was transported to a hospital in Gaston County for treatment of his injuries. Mr. Hoyle is believed to have climbed through a window of the home because his girlfriend wouldn’t let him inside. The suspect and victim lived at the same residence.
Moore grabbed a fixed-blade knife from Hoyle’s belt and stabbed him with it. He barricaded himself in a back bathroom, but Moore attempted to stab him again when he ran out of the house.
Moore was taken into custody placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center without bond. A first appearance in Lincoln Co. District Court was scheduled today.
27-year-old Sherry Renee Lyden of Costner Road in Hickory has been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff's Officers for felony statutory sex offense with a child by an adult.
Events leading to her arrest began Wednesday (August 22) when Burke Co. Sheriff`s Officers executed a search warrant on David Andrew Barnes’ cell phone. Barnes is the suspect charged for the August 15 murder of Roger Dewayne Hoglan. Images were found on the phone that broadened the investigation.
A witness to the homicide, Sherry Renee Lyden, was interviewed Wednesday at the Sheriff’s Office, resulting in the sex offense charge filed against her. A child pornography investigation involving both Lyden and Barnes is ongoing.
Lyden was jailed under a $250,000 secured bond. She was scheduled to appear in District Court today (August 24) in Morganton.
36-year-old Tommy Randy Seeds II of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (August 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Seeds was released on $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (August 27).
31-year-old Eric Lee Miller of South Main Street in Rhodhiss was arrested Thursday (August 23) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Miller was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (August 27).