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Monday, 25 March 2019 04:52

Hickory Woman Charged With Meth Possession

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32-year-old Victoria Kheysten Chales Gore of Sleepy Hollow Drive in Hickory was arrested Sunday (March 24) by Long View Police Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor probation violation. Gore was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $16,000 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (March 25) and tomorrow (March 26).

Monday, 25 March 2019 04:38

Hickory Man Charged With Theft Offenses

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48-year-old Berlie Leonard Michael, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Friday (March 22) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and common law robbery. In addition, Probation and Parole charged Michael with felony probation violation. Following the arrest, Michael was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (March 25).

An Alexander County man was killed in a vehicle crash in Iredell County. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, on Friday (March 22), at approximately 12:40 p.m., Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle fatal collision on Interstate 40 West near Interstate 77 in Statesville. The collision occurred near exit 152.

A 2014 Honda CR-V was traveling west on I-40, ran off the road to the right, and collided with a tree. The driver, 57-year-old Aaron Wayne Taylor of Taylorsville, was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other passengers. Mr. Taylor was wearing a seatbelt and there is no indication of impairment. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

28-year-old Tyler Dwayne South of Rainhill Church Road in Morganton was arrested Friday (March 22) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, trafficking in methamphetamine and heroin, possession of marijuana, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

South is additionally charged with two misdemeanor counts apiece of failure to appear, hit and run fail to stop with property damage, and expired registration card or tag, along with single misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, aggressive driving, and driving while license revoked. At the time South was arrested, 32-year-old Krystal Renee Johnson was also arrested and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and failure to appear.

South had recently been added to the Burke County Most Wanted list after detectives issued a felony warrant for arrest regarding motor vehicle that was stolen on March 6. South also had an unserved warrant out of McDowell County in connection to a similar crime.

On March 8, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol attempted a vehicle stop which resulted in a vehicle chase. After wrecking, South fled the scene on foot. Burke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics detectives tracked South to the Lake James area of Burke County last Thursday (March 21). The next day, officers surrounded a residence on Cobb Avenue near Lake James. After an hour long standoff, South was taken into custody without incident.

Krystal Renee Johnson was also in the residence and Detectives reportedly found methamphetamine and marijuana in her possession. South and Johnson were both placed in jail in Morganton, where they remained as of earlier today (March 25). South was being held under a total bond of $234,500 secured. Johnson's bond was $16,000 secured. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court today (March 26).

39-year-old James Harlen Radford of George Hildebran Drive in Connelly Springs was arrested yesterday (March 21) by Hickory Police. He was taken into custody without incident at about 1:30 Thursday morning an auto parts store on Highway 70 S.W. He’s charged on bills of indictment with one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to H.P.D’s arrest report, the original incident that led to Radford’s arrest occurred in June of 2018. Following a traffic stop at Highway 70 S.E. and 19th Street S.W., Officers found 2.9 grams of methamphetamine.

After his arrest yesterday, Radford was taken to Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $8,000. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for May 6.

Friday, 22 March 2019 13:18

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Heroin Charge

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29-year-old Joseph Aaron Sweat of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (March 20) by Hickory Police Officers without incident at a church in Hickory’s Mountain View community. He’s charged with one felony count of possession of heroin.

Sweat was confined in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court yesterday (March 21) in Newton.

One suspect has been charged in connection to a carjacking in eastern Lincoln County Wednesday, another suspect was being sought by authorities. The vehicle stolen in that incident wrecked during a chase with Sanford Police early this morning (March 22).

20-year-old Keymonty Leray Davis of Fayetteville was arrested and charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest and felony possession of a stolen vehicle. He was also charged with felony probation violation and ordered held without bond in the Lee County Detention Center.

17-year-old Tahnice M. Bell of Sanford is charged with a felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, along with misdemeanor counts of resist, delay and obstruct a public officer and driving while license revoked. She had not been arrested.

A Sanford Police officer ran the license plate on the tan Honda Accord and the plate came back stolen from Lincoln County. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the driver of the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. The vehicle wrecked in the 3200 block of NC Highway 87. One of the occupants of the vehicle jumped and ran from the scene. Two other occupants, a male and a female, remained in the vehicle. The third person in the vehicle was not charged.

In Lincoln County the victim told deputies he was getting ready to leave for work Wednesday (March 20) when he encountered the suspects. When he entered his vehicle to leave, two of the black males walked up the driveway and the third pulled their SUV into his driveway blocking his car. The suspects who had their faces covered banged on his car window and one of suspects pulled out a handgun and ordered him out of the vehicle.

They demanded his money, wallet and keys to vehicle. One of the suspects drove his vehicle away while the other person got back into the small SUV. Davis was jailed under a $51,000 secured bond. No court date was listed. The investigation is continuing.








25-year-old Tevan Montez Ikard of Hudson and 32-year-old Johnny Trevor Rippy of Newton, were both arrested Thursday (March 21) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. Ikard is charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, sale, delivery and transport. Rippy is charged on an outstanding warrant from Caldwell County with felony possession of cocaine.

On Thursday, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers, acting on a tip, set up a drug surveillance operation in the parking lot of a business near the intersection of Car Farm Road and Highway 321 Business.

Investigators reportedly observed a drug transaction occur. Officers stopped the suspect vehicle on Highway 321. A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of two- and-a-half ounces of cocaine.

Ikard received a $200,000 secured bond. Rippy's bond was set at $5,000 secured. Ikard was scheduled to appear in District Court in Lincolnton today. Rippy was placed on hold for Caldwell County. Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues in Lincoln County.

20-year-old Matthew Nathaniel Glenn of Faith Lane in Hudson and 35-year-old Andrew Claude Stahl of Lovelady Lane in Granite Falls were arrested yesterday (March 21) by Granite Falls Police Officers. They were each charged with two felony counts of breaking and entering and possession of burglary tools.

Both Glenn and Stahl were jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set for each at $20,000, secured. Both were scheduled to appear in District Court on March 26.

Friday, 22 March 2019 11:55

Lenoir Man Jailed on Felony Drug Charge

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26-year-old Ketione Jamahl Mitchell of Broadway Street N.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (March 21) on one felony count of possession of a controlled substance on a penal institution.

Mitchell was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $100,000 secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled for March 25.

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