27-year-old Brandon Alan Johnston of Taylor Farm Road in Lenoir was arrested Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (May 1) on one felony count of breaking and entering. He’s also charged with one felony count of safecracking and one felony count of larceny. Johnston was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Facility under a $75,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today.
36-year-old Daniel Alan Moore of Delwood Street in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (May 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of breaking and entering, one felony count of larceny, and one felony count of possession of stolen goods. Moore was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for July 22.
34-year-old Dorey Jarvis Joyner of Newbern Avenue and 24-year-old Chantala Nicole Sharpe of Marshall Street, both from Statesville, were arrested Wednesday (May 1) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. Authorities were searching for 36-year-old Kevin Raynard Joyner of the same Newbern Avenue address as Dorey Joyner, in the same case.
Dorey Joyner is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver crack cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver ecstasy, and maintaining a dwelling to sell controlled substance, along with a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. Sharpe is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, and maintain a dwelling to sell controlled substance. Kevin Joyner is wanted on felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and crack cocaine, along with maintaining a dwelling to sell controlled substance.
On Wednesday officers from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Newbern Avenue in Statesville based on evidence of illegal drug sales occurring at this location. The Narcotics Investigation Unit began an undercover investigation in March 2019. They investigated the alleged sale and distribution of crack cocaine and other drugs. The Sheriff’s Office had received complaints from residents in the area.
On April 4 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office searched the home and found illegal drugs. On Wednesday, another search was conducted at the residence. Dorey Joyner and Sharpe were taken into custody. 22.7 grams of cocaine, 95.4 grams of marijuana, 1.5 grams of marijuana wax, 1.1 grams of crack cocaine, and two dosage units of hydrocodone were seized.
Bond was set at $50,000 secured for both Dorey Joyner and Sharpe. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court today (May 2). Kevin Joyner has been listed as a wanted person. If you have information on his whereabouts contact the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.
53-year-old Gerald Jerome Wilkes of Washington Lane in Catawba was arrested Wednesday (May 1) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Wilkes was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (May 2).
32-year-old Melissa Eloise McCurry of Fedex Drive in Conover was arrested Wednesday (May 1) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. McCurry was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (May 2).
22-year-old Jacob Christian Peck of Beckley, West Virginia, was arrested Wednesday (May 1) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two counts apiece of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Peck was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (May 2).
42-year-old Christina Michelle Ribbe of Quartz Lane in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (May 1) on an order for arrest out of Caldwell County where she faces charges for possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance.
Ribbe was taken into custody without incident at a business on North Center Street in Hickory. According to H.P.D.'s arrest report, she was in possession of a lethal cutting instrument at the time of her arrest. Ribbe was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,500, secured. A Superior Court appearance in Lenoir was scheduled for May 6.
44-year-old Ebony Denise Robinson of East Herman Street in Newton was arrested yesterday (April 30) by Hickory Police Officers for one felony probation violation. Robinson is on probation as she serves a 30-month suspended sentence following a March 2019 felony conviction in Catawba County for possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
Robinson was arrested without incident at a residence on 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory and placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled for May 6 in Newton.
43-year-old Michael Brian Sherrod and 41-year-old Jason Ray Williams, both of McCurdy Farm Lane in Taylorsville, were arrested Tuesday (April 30) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. Both suspects are charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Sherrod is additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Williams is also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Tuesday (April 30) members of the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office assisted the North Carolina Department of Probation and Parole to search a home on McCurdy Farm Lane in Alexander County. The residence has open searches due to Michael Sherrod being on parole for felony larceny. Michael Brian Sherrod and Jason Ray Williams were at the home. Following the search, both suspects were arrested.
Both suspects were transported to the Alexander County Detention Center, where bond was set at $17,500 secured for Sherrod. Williams received a $7,500 secured bond. They both have District Court appearances May 6.
21-year-old David Edward Perry of Statesville, was given an active prison term of four to six years following his conviction for robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of second-degree kidnapping and felony conspiracy.
The Honorable Robert C. Ervin, Superior Court Judge from Burke County, imposed the prison sentence for Perry after he pleaded guilty to the offenses during Burke County Superior Court on Monday, April 29, 2019. In addition, he will be required to pay approximately $437,000 in restitution.
Investigators from the Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to an armed robbery at a Morganton jewelry store on November 11, 2017. Video surveillance showed two individuals enter the store – one with a pistol – and force three employees against the wall.
The individuals smashed jewelry displays with hammers and stole more than $437,000 worth of merchandise before fleeing the scene. Two other co-defendants, Shannon Diehl and Jeanette Bailey, pleaded guilty to their involvement in the crime earlier this year.
The case was investigated by Kyle Goforth of the Morganton Department of Public Safety. Lance Sigmon handled prosecution for the District Attorney’s Office.
55-year-old Donnetta Corry Watkins of Newport News, Virginia has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on three felony counts each of embezzlement by trustee and exploitation of a disabled or elderly person.
Events leading to her arrest began on August 8 of last year when the Sheriff’s Office took a report from family members concerning elderly exploitation and embezzlement. The family believed that their grandmother was being financially scammed by her caretaker.
Detectives obtained documentation showing several monetary discrepancies in the victim’s banking accounts. Various local banks provided Detectives with account records and surveillance footage. The video showed Donnetta Watkins making multiple transactions without the victim’s permission.
The incidents occurred from January 2016 through September 2018 when the victim was in a nursing care facility on Maple Care Lane in Statesville. The total amount taken from the victim was $47,663.25.
On Tuesday (April 23), Watkins turned herself at the Sheriff’s Office. She was placed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for May 14.
19-year-old Kirsten Mercedes Whisnant was arrested today (May 1) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with two felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle. Whisnant was arrested shortly after 12:30 a.m. today at an address on Conley Road in Morganton. She was placed in jail under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.
25-year-old James Robert Anderson of 1st Avenue South in Conover was arrested Tuesday (April 30) by Probation and Parole Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation and defrauding a drug or alcohol test. Anderson was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $11,000 bond. District and Superior Court appearances are scheduled for next Monday (May 6).
25-year-old Caleb Westley Ward of Holly Springs Drive in Newton was arrested on April 18 and was also charged Monday (April 29) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with nine felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle along with one count of misdemeanor larceny. Ward is also charged with parole violation.
He's charged in connection to break-ins to several unlocked vehicles at homes off the Buffalo Shoals Road. Deputies were dispatched to Shiloh Run Lane in Lincolnton on April 18 when a resident reported their vehicles had been broken into. Ward was apprehended shortly after the call. He was found by officers inside a vehicle at a residence on Shiloh Run Lane.
Ward was initially charged with two counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. During the follow-up investigation, Ward was charged with seven additional counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and the larceny count.
The vehicle break-ins occurred at homes on Shiloh Run Lane, Sandy Park Road, Wisteria Lane and Tomes Road. All of the roads are located off Buffalo Shoals Road.
Ward was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $160,000 secured bond. He has District Court appearances scheduled Thursday (May 2), May 13 and May 14.