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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 04:51

New Names Added To Burke County Most Wanted List

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There are new suspects on the Burke County most wanted list.

24-year-old Brianna Dawn Perry is wanted for felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods or property. Perry's last known address was 102 Ashe Street in Rhodhiss. She was added to the most wanted list last Friday (December 21).

44-year-old Billy Roger McGee, Jr. is another new suspect added to the Burke County most wanted list. He's charged with failure to appear. McGee's last known address was 4131 Gus Icard Street in Connelly Springs. He was also added to the most wanted list last Friday.

28-year-old Jordan Evan Reid Brown remains on the most wanted list. He's wanted on a charge of felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Brown's last known address was 1855 Hilferty Road in Hickory. He was added to the list on November 2.

You can see the entire list of suspects wanted by authorities in Burke County at www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list, call the Sheriff's Office at 828-438-5500. You can also e-mail information to admin@burkesheriff.org. If you'd like to submit an anonymous tip you can do so through Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.

 

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 04:21

Lenoir Man Charged With Felony False Pretense Count

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30-year-old Timothy Juan Bush of Evans Street in Lenoir was arrested Monday (December 24) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He's charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. Bush was given a custody release. He's scheduled to appear in District Court January 7.

33-year-old Sarah Joann Ferguson of Boston Avenue in North Wilkesboro was arrested Monday (December 24) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She's charged with felony identity fraud. Ferguson was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (December 27).

18-year-old Curtis Gregory Lampkin of Garnette Place in Charlotte was arrested Tuesday (December 25) on charges filed by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Probation and Parole. Highway Patrol charged Lampkin with larceny of a motor vehicle and Probation and Parole charged him with parole violation. Lampkin was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,000 bond. A District Court date is set for January 7.

23-year-old Vanetta Lynn Davis of Panama Drive in Conover was arrested Monday (December 24) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession of five or more counterfeit instruments and possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises along with a misdemeanor count of simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance. Davis was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $8,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (December 27).

Monday, 24 December 2018 19:14

Newton Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

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36-year-old Jeffery Lee Hux of Sunset Drive in Newton has been arrested by Newton Police for felony possession of methamphetamine. Hux was jailed today (December 24) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $6,000, secured. He'll appear in District Court on December 27 in Newton.

Monday, 24 December 2018 19:10

Maiden Man Served with Multiple Meth Indictments

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50-year-old James Edward Eury of Laney Road in Maiden was served with bills of indictment on two counts each for the sale of methamphetamine, conspiracy to sell meth, possession with intent to sell or deliver meth and possession of drug paraphernalia, plus one count of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.

Eury was jailed today (December 24) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $50,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for January 15 in Newton.

60-year-old Jerry Lewis Woods of 18th Street SW in Hickory was arrested today (December 24) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with murder.

This morning shortly after midnight, officers from the Hickory Police Department were called to a residence on 3rd Avenue SE in reference to a person being stabbed. Upon arrival officers discovered 33-year-old Octavia Deanna Beaty of Hickory in the residence where she was suffering from an apparent stab wound. Beatty was transported by Catawba County EMS to Frye Regional Medical Center where she later died as a result of her injuries.

A warrant for murder was issued for Jerry Lewis Woods in connection to this fatal stabbing. Woods was later arrested and served with the outstanding warrant for Murder. He was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (December 27).

This appears to be a domestic related incident. The Hickory Police Department is continuing this investigation and asks anyone who may have any information about this incident to contact Investigator Kim Craig at 828-261-2616 or kcraig@hickorync.gov.

Monday, 24 December 2018 09:56

Lenoir Man Faces Felony Drug Charge

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42-year-old Christopher Maurice Hendrix of Bush Place in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Saturday (December 22) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Following his arrest, Hendrix was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $5,000, secured. He'll appear in District Court on December 27 in Lenoir.

49-year-old Eric Lee Watson and 40-year-old Melisa Diana Triplett, both of the same address on Deerbrook Road in Lenoir, have been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff's Officers. They were each charged with misdemeanor counts of larceny, possession of stolen goods and conspiracy to comment larceny.

On December 11, the Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into incidents in which packages were stolen off porches in Chesterfield and Jonas Ridge. As the result of a vehicle stop conducted by a Community Officer in Jonas Ridge and through public assistance via social media, Detectives identified Watson and Triplett as the suspects.

Both suspects were taken into custody. Bond for Watson was set at $5,500, secured, while Triplett was given a $2,000 secured bond. As of this morning (December 24), Watson was no longer listed as an inmate in Burke County. Triplett remains in custody. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court on January 17 in Morganton.

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