37-year-old Joshua Jones Parrish of 33rd Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested yesterday (March 27) by Hickory Police Officers on one felony count of larceny.
Officers responded in reference to a call regarding a larceny at a residence on 33rd Street S.E in Hickory. Officers found that the owner’s items had been pawned.
Parrish was arrested without incident on the 1,800 block of 9th Avenue N.E and placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $4,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today in Newton.
34-year-old Michael Charles Jones of Forest Hill Drive in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (March 27) by North Carolina Probation & Parole Officers. He’s charged with interfering with an electronic monitor. Jones was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for April 22.
39-year-old Johnny Luis Alvarez of Hollyburton Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (March 27) on one felony count of attempted larceny. Alvarez was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $5,000, secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.
31-year-old Jaime Charisse Kurczi of Boot Hill Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:20 yesterday afternoon (March 27) on one felony count each of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a stolen firearm, plus one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed gun.
She was arrested in connection to an incident on March 18. At that time, Officers responded to a restaurant on Highway 70 S.E. where a vehicle was reported stolen. Patrol Officers spotted the vehicle yesterday at a hotel on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. where Kurczi was taken into custody without incident.
The suspect was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. She has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
36-year-old Phalen Devon Izard of 9th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:30 a.m. yesterday (March 27) on one felony count each of discharging a firearm into occupied property and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Izard was arrested in connection to an incident on March 2 when Officers responded to a "shots fired" call at a restaurant on U.S. Highway 321 in Hickory. Izard was identified as the suspect and warrants were issued on March 4.
Izard was taken into custody without incident yesterday at an apartment on 14th Avenue S.E. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $50,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
Alexander Central High School was placed on a "code down" at about 9:30 this morning (March 28). Law enforcement is on the scene. East Alexander Middle School was also placed on a "code down" as a precautionary measure. The Alexander Co. School System will post updated information on its district website (alexander.k12.nc.us) and social media accounts as it becomes available.
According to witnesses on the scene, both schools have been cleared as of about 10:40 this morning. At last report, students were being kept in the classroom until further notice.
According to Alexander Co. Schools, it appears there was a malfunction with the bell system that triggered the bell for a code-down. The malfunction was due to regular maintenance on the bell system this morning. As a result of the code-down, a student was found in possession of a pocketknife and a bullet.
"Code down" is a term used when administration determines that a situation requires students be contained in the classroom when possible immediate danger to students or staff is perceived. The code is the most restrictive and puts the school in the tightest mode of security. "Code down" is used if there is an intruder or there are conditions that threaten the safety of staff and students.
The high school is located at 223 School Drive in Taylorsville and the middle school is at 1285 White Plains Road in Hiddenite.
33-year-old Nathaniel Richard Spears of 7th Street in Hickory was arrested yesterday (March 27) by Lenoir Police Officers on one felony count possession of methamphetamine. He’s also charged with failure to appear on a non-support charge.
Spears was taken to Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $15,000, secured, plus $500 on the non-support charge. A District Court appearance was scheduled yesterday.
24-year-old Marquise Leshawn Danner of 1st Street SE in Hickory was arrested today (March 28) by Conover Police Officers. He's charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. Danner was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $50,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (March 28).
39-year-old Shawn Dupree Corpening was arrested Wednesday (March 27) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with a count of non-support. Corpening was arrested shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Bond on the drug charge was set at $10,000 secured, the amount set for the non support charge is $51. He was being held in jail in Morganton under a total bond amount of $69,051 secured on the counts filed Wednesday along with previously issued charges. A Superior Court date is scheduled for May 13.
31-year-old Wesley Todd Bowen of Shoal Road in Lincolnton was arrested Wednesday (March 27) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with failure to appear on counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of meth, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bowen is also charged with carrying a concealed gun. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $125,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for April 10, A Superior Court date is set for April 29.
51-year-old Orlando Ray Rhinehardt of Thornburg Drive NE in Conover was arrested Wednesday (March 27) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, larceny by anti-inventory device, and injury to personal property. Rhinehardt was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (March 28).
More information has been released in the arrest of 54-year-old Kimberly Deann Bumgarner of Mark Trail Court in Claremont. She was taken into custody by Officers with the Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s I.C.E. Unit and charged with two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine. Her arrest was the result of a multi-agency operation between the Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Office, Lenoir Police, and the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office.
Bumgarner was apprehended without incident by Agents in Lenoir as she drove her 2001 Dodge truck. A search of the vehicle netted over 11 ounces of crystal meth that was hidden in a container beneath the hood. The vehicle was confiscated.
Agents from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, conducting a separate but related investigation, also seized approximately 30 ounces of crystal meth tied to Bumgarner, along with $8,300 cash. The meth seized has a total street value of $256,800, according to North Carolina state drug guidelines.
Bumgarner was incarcerated in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (March 27) in Lenoir.
54-year-old Robert Alan "Hub" Nichols of Playmore Beach Road in Lenoir has been arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Officers on one felony count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling to keep or store a controlled substance.
On March 26, Officers with the Sheriff’s I.C.E. Unit and Detectives executed a search warrant at Nichols' residence. The search warrant was issued following several undercover purchases of marijuana from the residence. Agents searched the residence and found 426 grams (over 15 ounces) of high-grade marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia. The street value of the marijuana is $10,650, according to North Carolina drug guidelines.
Nichols was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow (March 28) in Lenoir.
Nichols has a criminal history that includes a previous arrest by the I.C.E. Unit that resulted in a conviction on marijuana charges.
[NOTE: a brief story regarding Nichols' arrest posted on whky.com earlier this morning incorrectly stated that Nichols was arrested on a meth charge. The charges are only for marijuana.]
59-year-old Anita Lynn Cooke of Brandy Michelle Lane in Collettsville was arrested Tuesday (March 26) by Conover Police Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises, simple possession of schedule II and IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and misdemeanor larceny. Cooke was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,950 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled today (March 27) and next Monday (April 1).