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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.

Monday, 27 August 2018 10:58

One Killed in Sunday Evening Crash in Hickory

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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.

Monday, 27 August 2018 06:01

Hudson Woman Charged With Cocaine Possession

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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.

Monday, 27 August 2018 05:54

Felony Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Man

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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.

Monday, 27 August 2018 05:13

Lenoir Woman Charged With Drug, Weapon Offenses

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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.

Friday, 24 August 2018 11:18

Lenoir Residents Arrested On Cocaine Charges

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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).

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