50-year-old Christy Leanne Anderson was arrested Monday (August 19) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony non forced breaking and entering. Anderson was arrested shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday and placed in jail in Morganton under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (August 21).
26-year-old Jose Jorge Rodriguez was arrested Monday (August 19) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony statutory rape of a person 15-years-old or younger. Rodriguez was arrested shortly after 3 p.m. Monday at an address on Ridge Street in Morganton. He was placed in jail under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled Wednesday.
18-year-old Keyontae Feon-Nyshon Jenkins of 8th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at noon yesterday (August 19) on one felony count of possession of a stolen firearm. According to H.P.D.'s arrest report, Jenkins was in possession of a handgun at the time of his arrest. He was taken into custody without incident at his residence. Jenkins was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $2,500. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for 63-year-old Herbert Raymond Morrison. Mr. Morrison is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.
Mr. Morrison is a white male. He is 5'10" tall and weighs 175 pounds. He has long, white hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue jean shorts, and brown Dockers shoes.
Mr. Morrison went missing from 213 West Gray Avenue in Mooresville. He may be driving a blue 2016 Wolf scooter with N.C. license tag MA76292.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Herbert Raymond Morrison should call W. L. Warren at the Mooresville Police Department at 704-664-3311.
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29-year-old Curtis Rakeem Clarke of Statesville was arrested Monday (August 19) by authorities in Alexander County on charges filed in Catawba County. He's charged with failure to appear on a count of felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Clarke is also charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, along with counts of driving while license revoked and expired registration card or tag. Clarke was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $16,000 bond. A Superior Court date is scheduled for September 16, a District Court appearance is set for September 23.
35-year-old Rhonda Jessica Hice of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (August 19) on a charge filed in Caldwell County. She was apprehended in another, unspecified county. Hice is charged with felony possession of stolen property. She was released after posting $5,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for Thursday (August 22).
38-year-old Daniel Sherman King of 8th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Monday (August 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of counterfeiting of an instrument, uttering a forged instrument, and identity theft. King was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $40,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 9.
25-year-old Taysa Marie Lovelace of East Bend was arrested last Friday (August 16) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle.
On Friday, an Iredell County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a vehicle theft report. The incident occurred at a residence on Sandy Springs Road near Harmony. The officer arrived at the scene and spoke with the owner of the vehicle. The victim told the deputy that she was told that the car was parked at a business on Sandy Springs Road in front of a store.
The officer found the vehicle unoccupied and unlocked with the keys inside. Two witnesses named the suspect, Taysa Lovelace, then described her and said she was still inside the business. Lovelace was found in the store and taken into custody. Officers learned that she also had an outstanding arrest warrant from Stokes County. The stolen vehicle was returned to the victim by deputies.
Lovelace was transported to Iredell County Detention Center where she was charged with the vehicle theft count and served with the order for arrest for felony possession of stolen property from Stokes County.
Bond for Lovelace was set at $5,000 secured for the Iredell County charge and an additional $25,000 for the order for arrest. A District Court appearance is scheduled for September 9 in Iredell County. She has a Superior Court date October 21 in Stokes County.
30-year-old Dondi Christopher Hancock of Ridge Avenue in Charlotte was arrested last Saturday (August 17) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two felony counts apiece of possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance, sale and delivery of schedule II controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance. Hancock is also charged with one felony count of conspiracy to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance.
Hancock was arrested following an extensive investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division. He was taken into custody in Mooresville by Narcotics Detectives with assistance from the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team, and the Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Unit.
The initial investigation began in July when Narcotics Detectives received information from concerned citizens in reference to Hancock allegedly selling illegal narcotics, specifically crack cocaine, in the Mooresville area.
During the investigation, an undercover detective met with Hancock on two separate occasions, and reportedly purchased crack cocaine from him. Saturday afternoon, Hancock arranged to meet with the undercover detective again in the Langtree Road area of Mooresville. Hancock, who reportedly had cocaine in his possession, was arrested and taken into custody without incident.
The suspect was given a $75,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for September 9. Hancock has separate pending charges in Iredell County of felony possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. Hancock also has pending charges in Mecklenburg County for misdemeanor larceny, conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
36-year-old Melanie Marie Mitchell of Falls Street in Morganton was arrested Monday (August 19) by authorities in Burke County on charges filed in Catawba County. Mitchell is charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. Mitchell was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (August 20).
34-year-old Anthony Lee Cline of Deer Run Drive in Hiddenite was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (August 17) for a felony probation violation and two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He failed to appear in court on charges of driving while license revoked and fictitious or altered title, registration card or tag. Cline is on probation he serves an 18-month suspended sentence following an April 2019 felony conviction in Catawba County of receiving a stolen vehicle.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident at about 4:25 Saturday morning at a mobile home on 34th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory. Cline was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $11,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today (August 19), with a District Court date coming up on September 5, both in Newton.
Lenoir-Rhyne University will hold a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for its newly completed Neill McGeachy Sports Performance Center at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7. The public is invited to the event, which will take place before Lenoir-Rhyne's 100th football season opener against St. Augustine’s. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. in Moretz Stadium.
The $3-million, 14,000 square-foot facility was named for Neill McGeachy, L-R class of ’65. Mr. McGeachy, who died last year, was the former director of intercollegiate athletics and executive director of the Bears Club.
The sports performance center features a weight room, nutrition bar, indoor turf training area, dedicated team meeting rooms, additional coaches’ offices, and an enclosed pavilion & outdoor courtyard for Bears Club hospitality and engagement space. The facility supports student-athletes in all 22 intercollegiate sports.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place in the new weight room. Among those expected to speak are director of athletics Kim Pate, University President Dr. Fred Whitt, Board of Trustees Chair Madeleine Dassow (L-R class of ’75), and the Rev. Dr. Andrew Weisner.
31-year-old Andrea Blaj of 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (August 17) on three counts of failure to appear. She failed to appear in court for felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor larceny, and she failed to appear in drug recovery court. The warrant for her arrest was issued the previous day.
Blaj was taken into custody without incident at about 3:15 a.m. Saturday at a restaurant on Highway 70 S.E. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for August 26 in Newton.
18-year-old Cesar Tenorio Vargas of Section House Road N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 19) on one felony count of statutory sex offense with a victim 15 years of age or younger by a defendant at least six years older than the victim. Vargas was taken into custody without incident at about 3:40 a.m. today at a residence on 22nd Avenue N.E. in Hickory. The suspect was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $50,000, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.