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18-year-old Devon Keauta Rowe of 9th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before midnight last night (June 20) on one felony count of forgery of bank notes.

Rowe was arrested in connection to an incident on December 17 of last year. At that time, Officers investigating a suspicious vehicle found 112 $100 bills and 2.4 grams of marijuana. Rowe was initially arrested on that date.

Rowe was taken into custody without incident last night at the intersection of 9th Street Drive N.E. and 10th Street N.E. in Hickory. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released under a $5,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

54-year-old Lisa Annette Chester of Barlowe Place in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (June 20) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving with registration plate not displayed. Chester was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $3,000 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (June 24).

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25-year-old Matthew Caroll Greene of Blowing Rock Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (June 20) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Greene was released on $3,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for July 22.

28-year-old Ryan Dale Sigmon of Beach Road in Hudson was arrested Thursday (June 20) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods. Sigmon was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (June 24).

40-year-old Michael Paul-Des Hippolyte of NW Holly Court in Lenoir, was arrested Wednesday (June 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Hippolyte was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $3,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled Thursday (June 20).

32-year-old Brandon Lee Hudson of Ike Starnes Road in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (June 19) on charges filed by the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Hudson was arrested in Alexander County and placed in jail in Taylorsville under $15,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled Thursday (June 20).

34-year-old Jeremy Samuel Paris Sartin of Bess Chapel Church Road in Cherryville, was arrested Tuesday (June 18) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of of first degree kidnapping and assault by strangulation, along with misdemeanor counts of assault inflicting serious injury and assault on a female.

According to information released Thursday (June 20) by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Sartin's girlfriend, who works a third shift job got off work Tuesday morning and decided to get the tires on her boyfriend’s vehicle replaced for a Father’s Day gift.

Police say when she arrived home to show the new tires to Sartin, a domestic dispute developed and the woman was assaulted. Deputies arrived on the scene to find the victim with a bruised swollen left eye, bruising on her nose, dried blood on her nostrils, and red marks on her chin, cheek and neck.

She told officers she had been struck several times by Sartin with his hands and feet. The woman attempted to flee but she told police that Sartin grabbed her around the throat with both hands. Sartin left the scene with the couple’s child and the victim called 911.

Deputies transported the woman to the Lincoln County Magistrate’s Office so she could secure a Domestic Violence Protection Order. Lincoln County EMS evaluated the woman and transported her to Atrium Health – Lincoln for treatment of her injuries. Sartin was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a no bond hold on the assault charges and $100,000 secured bond on the kidnapping charge. He was scheduled to make a District Court appearance today (June 21).

31-year-old Jonathan Todd Mitchell of Pope Lane in Taylorsville was arrested Thursday (June 20) 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, trafficking in methaqualone, possession of drug paraphernalia, breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

Mitchell was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $120,000 bond. No court dates were listed.

32-year-old Rashna Nicole Pressley, 48-year-old Ronald Ervin Hicks, and 46-year-old Shadon Alrey Giles, all of Charlotte, were arrested Wednesday (June 19) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. Pressley was charged with two felony counts of conspiracy, single felony counts of larceny, habitual larceny, possession of stolen goods, and fleeing to elude arrest and misdemeanor counts of damage to property, speeding, reckless driving, and using a fictitious license plate. She was also served four outstanding warrants and a criminal summons out of Mecklenburg County. Hicks and Giles were each charged with two felony counts of conspiracy, along with single felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods.

The suspects were arrested following a late night chase that ended in Gaston County when the suspect vehicle caught fire. Sheriff’s deputies were contacted at approximately 11:45 p.m. Wednesday by Walmart security. Officer were told that two individuals left the store with a number of electronic items without paying.

Officers located the vehicle as it was attempting to leave the parking lot on NC Highway 73. The vehicle was occupied by three individuals and officers were able to identify two 43 inch televisions that had been reported stolen. The vehicle took off with one person’s legs still hanging out of the passenger door. Blue lights and sirens were activated but the vehicle traveled west on Highway 73 then turned onto NC 16 South.

The driver of the car was traveling well above the posted speed limit for about six miles before the vehicle had a malfunction of the transmission and the fluid leak set the vehicle on fire. The driver was able to steer the burning vehicle into the median and all three individuals exited the car. Deputies placed the suspects in custody. Some of the evidence burned in the vehicle while two of the items fell out during the chase and were recovered.

Pressley was jailed under a total bond of $102,000 secured on all charges. Hicks was jailed under a $30,000 secured bond while bond for Giles was placed at $50,000 secured. The three suspects will have a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court Friday (June 21).

A Mecklenburg County murder suspect was arrested this morning (June 20) by authorities In Catawba County. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, at approximately 9:20 a.m., Trooper B.K. Perkins was on patrol in Catawba County on I-40 East near the 121 mile marker when he stopped a 2014 Volkswagen Passat for speeding 89 mph in a 65 mph zone.

The driver, a Concord man, was charged with highway violations and jailed under $500 bond. During the course of the stop, it was determined that the passenger, 26-year-old Ajenee Semuell Forte of Concord, had outstanding warrants out of Mecklenburg County for murder and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The defendants complied with troopers during the traffic stop and investigation. Assistance was provided by a K-9 unit from the Hickory Police Department. No contraband was seized. Troopers cleared the traffic stop by 10:20 a.m.

Forte was initially placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility. As of Friday morning (June 21) he was listed as an inmate in Mecklenburg County. A District Court appearance was scheduled for Friday in that county.

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