25-year-old Miranda Brooke Walker-Gurley was arrested this morning (August 24) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She's charged with felony possession of controlled substance in prison or jail. Walker-Gurley was arrested at 1:15 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 24.
29-year-old Christopher Bernard Cooper of NE Nuway Circle in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (August 23) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony assault inflicting serious injury. Cooper was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond. A District Court date is set for October 9.
48-year-old Stephanie Lynn Brookshire of Turnmire Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (August 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Brookshire was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond. A District Court date is set for next Monday (August 27).
24-year-old Timberly Leanna Yelton of Ivory Pass in Valdese was arrested last Friday, August 17, by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.
According to a news release issued Thursday (August 23), last Friday, detectives with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office CID/Narcotics Division and a Morganton Public Safety Narcotics Officer assisted North Carolina Probation and Parole in locating and arresting Timberly Leanna Yelton for a probation violation. Yelton was found at 7178 Hildebran Mountain Avenue in Connelly Springs.
Upon further investigation, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found and seized. Following the arrest, Yelton was jailed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under $15,000 secured bond. She remained at the jail as of earlier today. Yelton has a District Court appearance on the probation violation charge scheduled for September 4, a District Court date on the drug charges is set for September 10.
The Iredell County Sheriff's Office reports the recovery of property stolen from a business. On Wednesday (August 22), detectives were contacted by concerned citizens about two brand new UTV Polaris RZRs sitting behind a house on Galliher Road. Detectives went to 321 Galliher Road and found the UTVs sitting behind the residence. No one was home at the time.
Detectives searched the serial numbers on the UTVs to see if they were stolen and if they were entered in the national database. Although the items were not entered in the database, detectives believed they could be stolen and continued the investigation by contacting Great Western Motorcycles.
After speaking with management at Great Western Motorcycles it determined, the UTVs did belong to them and were in fact stolen. It was verified that the Statesville Police Department had been to the business earlier in the morning and had taken a report regarding the theft.
The total value of the two items recovered is approximately $40,000. Arrests are anticipated in this investigation.
19-year-old Malik Rashead Danner of 1st Street SE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (August 23) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and felony probation violation. The marijuana charge is on a warrant from this year, the probation violation is from 2016. Danner was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under no bond. No court date was listed.
33-year-old Ashley De'Lois Hoffman of Herman Sipe Road in Conover was arrested Thursday (August 23) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with two counts of felony probation violation. The charges are on warrants from 2012 and 2013. Hoffman was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled Thursday.
49-year-old Ronico Ray Sanders of Reynolda Drive in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for the sale of cocaine, and sale and delivery of cocaine.
The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received numerous complaints and other forms of information about alleged drug sales in the area of 412 Reynolda Drive in Statesville. The narcotics unit conducted surveillance on the residence along with undercover operations into the selling of drugs at this residence. As a result of these efforts, it was determined that the suspect, Sanders, was selling drugs from the residence.
Narcotics detectives, assisted by other deputies of the sheriff’s office conducted a search warrant at the residence ending the six month undercover investigation. After executing the search warrant, deputies located Sanders inside the residence along with items he was using to manufacture “crack” cocaine, cocaine residue, and items of drug paraphernalia.
Bond for Sanders was set at $15,000 secured. His next District Court date is September 22. Sanders is currently out on bond and awaiting trial in Watauga County for Felony Trafficking in Cocaine.
42-year-old John Christopher Boss of Simpsonville, South Carolina, 34-year-old Natasha Noel Robinette of Herman Sipe Road Northwest in Conover, and 18-year-old Chandler Curtis Womble, 58-year-old Mark Lemuel Curtis, and 44-year-old Patricia M. Reed, all of the same Watershed Road, Morganton address, were all arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers.
Boss is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, conspiracy to sell meth, possession with intent to sell or deliver MDMA, maintain a vehicle to keep or sell controlled substance, and possession of a stolen firearm. He's also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Robinette is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver meth, conspiracy to sell meth, and possession of meth. She's also charged on five outstanding warrants from Catawba County. Womble is charged with felony possession of meth. Curtis and Reed were both charged with misdemeanor maintaining a vehicle to keep or sell controlled substance.
The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit received information about large amounts of methamphetamine being delivered to Iredell County. Detectives were able to locate and identify Natasha Robinette as a suspect, they saw the suspect pull into a business on Sharon School Road in western Iredell County.
Officers found the suspect, located the meth and arrested Robinette, along with two other suspects, Mark Curtis, and Patricia Reed who were in the vehicle. During an interview with Robinette, it was learned that the suspect’s alleged supplier, John Christopher Boss, was in the area.
Boss was placed under surveillance and officers learned he was in possession of a large amount of meth. During a traffic stop, U.S. currency, a stolen pistol, MDMA (Ecstasy pills) and drug paraphernalia were found inside the vehicle. Also inside the vehicle was a passenger, Chandler Womble who was also in possession of methamphetamine in his pocket.
Boss received a $100,000 secured bond, Robinette's bond was set at $20,000 secured, and Womble received a $2,500 secured bond. Curtis and Reed were both released after being charged. Boss, Robinette and Womble have District Court dates September 10. Curtis and Reed are scheduled to appear in District Court October 15.
38-year-old Tonya Yvonne Patrick of Camellia Lane in North Wilkesboro was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 8 a.m. yesterday (August 22) on warrants out of Wilkes County. Patrick faces one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor counts of communicating threats and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
She was taken into custody without incident at an address on Highway 70 in Hickory and transported to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. No bond amount was listed and Patrick was not listed as an inmate in Catawba County this morning. She was scheduled to appear in District Court on September 7 in Wilkesboro.
36-year-old Elizabeth Conway Vetetoe of 23rd Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just after ten o’clock Wednesday morning (August 22) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance. She also faces misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The complainant on H.P.D.'s arrest report is listed as the Alexander Co. Sheriff's Office.
Vetetoe was taken into custody without incident at her residence. She was processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released under an $8,500 unsecured bond. She will appear in District Court on August 27 in Taylorsville.
25-year-old Stevie Marie Bolick, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory and is also listed with a Meadowbrook Court address in Granite Falls, was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday (August 22) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny of a firearm. The warrants for her arrest were issued in Caldwell County.
Bolick was taken into custody without incident at a fast-food restaurant on Springs Road N.E. in Hickory. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, she was armed with a handgun at the time of her arrest. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled tomorrow in Lenoir.
A new hotel is coming to downtown Morganton. A Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel will be built at 400 North Green Street. The Morganton Main Street Office, on behalf of Morganton Lodging Associates, L.P., has announced that a groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, August 27.
Morganton Lodging Associates, L.P. is a group of local and regional investors led by developers David Bennett of Morganton and Michael Kren of Charlotte. The two have been involved in several ventures, including the Fonta Flora Brewery in Morganton.
The four-story hotel will include 85 rooms, an outdoor pool and a bar with outdoor seating at the corner of North Green Street and Fleming Place. The bar will be open to the public and will focus on craft cocktails. The exterior of the building was designed to meld with the existing historic and mercantile feel of downtown Morganton.
35-year-old Autumn Renee Ince of Kewanee, Illinois, was arrested Wednesday (August 22) by Conover Police Officers. She's charged with two counts apiece of felony larceny and larceny after breaking and entering, along with single counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, obtaining property by false pretense, breaking and entering, injury to personal property, and failure to appear. She's also charged on a fugitive warrant from another state, the state is not specified.
Ince was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $261,000 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (August 23), September 21, September 24, and October 2.