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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 11:35

Hickory Woman Jailed on Felony Shoplifting Charge

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44-year-old Yuronna Jamell Bonds of 8th Avenue Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday (January 17) on one felony count of habitual shoplifting and one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

She was arrested in connection to shoplifting incident at Steinmart on North Center Street in Hickory.  On December 4 of last year, a male and a female were observed taking items from the store without paying.  The stolen items included watches, jeans and wallets.

The female, Yuronna Bonds, was initially arrested later that same day when Police found the suspect vehicle at the Blue Ridge Heights apartment complex in Hickory.  The male suspect, 58-year-old Gary Vinson, was arrested on December 27 on a misdemeanor larceny charge.  Some of the stolen merchandise was recovered.

Following her arrest yesterday, Bonds was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $12,500 secured bond.  An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.  Vinson has a District Court date on February 4.

The investigation into a murder in Iredell County is continuing. On January 10 at approximately 7 p.m. a 911 hang up call came in from 577 Shiloh Road, Statesville. A short time later Deputies discovered 80-year-old Hugh Lee Moose in his home dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators soon arrived and the investigation began.
        
The investigation is still ongoing and Detectives are working through leads, evidence and eliminating possible suspects. Detectives have been able to identify all known potential witnesses and/or suspects in the area of Shiloh Road with the exception of one person. Detectives are still attempting to identify a man who was close in the area at the time Mr. Moose called 911, at around 7 p.m.

Multiple people observed the man described as a white male, 25-35 years old, wearing Carhartt style overalls or possibly coveralls, with a black back pack. In an attempt to identify the subject Detectives decided to release details of what the man said to a witness. We ask that citizens keep in mind there is no way to know at this point if the subject was truthful and only release the information in hopes it will aid in identifying the man.

The unidentified man stopped at a home and ask to use the phone. He told the citizen that he had been walking a long time and came from East Broad Street, and was trying to get to Old Mountain road. The man never took his gloves off and ask the citizen to dial a number for him. It is believed the number started with (704) 350, it is also believed that neither call was completed so no record exists. The man then was given directions to Old Mountain road and left on foot, this occurred prior to the homicide. A man with the same description was scene close to the home of Moose around the time Detectives believe Mr. Moose was shot.

Detectives are asking for Citizens who find any of this information familiar or may know who the man is, to contact the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Hotline at (704) 928-9804. Again Investigators are unable to confirm if the information the unidentified man gave to the citizen is true or not but it is possible he may have stopped at another person’s house asking for directions, called someone for a ride,  or may have been in the East Broad Street area earlier in the day.

24-year-old Richard Harlond Fuller II of North Street in Lincolnton was arrested Monday (January 16) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, larceny, and possession of stolen goods.

On November 4, 2016 Mr. John Wilson reported a breaking and entering at Johnny's Bar and Grill on Highway 150 West of Lincolnton. A dirt bike was stolen out of the basement of the business. On November 9, Fuller was involved in a traffic accident while riding the stolen motorcycle. During the investigation of the accident the North Carolina Highway Patrol discovered the motorcycle had been stolen in Lincoln County. Fuller was injured in the accident and transported to CMC-Lincoln for treatment.

On Monday, Fuller was recognized by a Deputy who was assisting EMS at a residence on North Street in Lincolnton. He was taken into custody without incident in connection with the theft of the dirt bike from the Bar and Grill. Fuller is a former employee of the business.

Fuller was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center where bond was set at $15,000 secured. He had a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court on Tuesday (January 17).

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:45

Hickory Man Arrested for Multiple Armed Robberies

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40-year-old Christopher Bennit Robinson of Country View Lane in Hickory was arrested early this morning on two felony counts of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons.  He was also charged with a parole violation.

Robinson is the suspect in an armed robbery at the Holiday Inn Express in Hickory on December 14 of last year.  He was armed with a knife.

His arrest comes in the wake of another armed robbery that occurred early this morning at the Circle K convenience store on North Center Street in Hickory.  The robbery happened at about 3:30 a.m. today.  Robinson was again armed with a knife.

He is also a suspect in at least one armed robbery in Burke County.

Robinson was taken into custody without incident less than 15 minutes after the Circle K robbery in the vicinity of the Belle Hollow Shopping Center, also on North Center Street.  He was still armed with a knife at the time of his arrest.  A gold 2004 Toyota Corolla was impounded.

Robinson was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $150,000 secured bond.  A first appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow in Newton.

30-year-old Justin Shay Frisbee of Durango Street in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 9:30 last night for failure to appear on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense. He was also served with two misdemeanor warrants out of Alexander County for failure to appear on charges of speeding and driving while license revoked.

The felony charge against Frisbee comes in connection to a May 2015 incident at Lowe’s Home Improvement where he was an employee. He is accused of making unauthorized purchases with a company credit card. Total property loss was estimated at approximately $700.

Frisbee was taken into custody Tuesday and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $16,000 secured bond. Appearances in District Court were set for February 13 and March 20.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:32

SUV Crashes Into Insurance Office In Conover

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A vehicle crashed into an insurance office in Conover this morning, the accident reportedly happened when the driver had a seizure.

The Conover Fire Department was called to Farm Bureau Insurance on Conover Boulevard East at approximately 7:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, January 18). An Isuzu SUV had crashed into the Insurance company's building. The Conover Fire Chief arrived at the scene within minutes.

Reports say that the driver was heading down Conover Boulevard East with his 10-year-old daughter in the SUV. The man reportedly had a seizure and ran off the road, crashing into the building. When the Chief arrived, the vehicle was still running and the contact between the spinning tires and the carpet had sparked a small fire. The Chief got the vehicle turned off, then removed the girl from the vehicle and they both exited the building.

Firefighters arrived and extricated the driver. He was transported to the hospital. The Chief also was brought to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. The daughter was not injured and did not need medical care. No names were released. The damage estimate to the vehicle and building were not known. The investigation is continuing.

35-year-old Brent Sanders Child was arrested Tuesday (January 17) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony non-forced breaking and entering. Following the arrest, Child was placed in jail in Morganton where he is being held on several charges. His bond is $225,000 secured. A court date is set for next Monday (January 23).

40-year-old Wendy Angela Fair was arrested Tuesday (January 17) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Fair was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for February 27.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 05:34

Report Of Suspicious Activity Leads To Four Arrests

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27-year-old William David Anders of Gail Avenue in Gastonia, 28-year-old Michael Shawn Walls and 39-year-old Misty Dawn Ware, both of New Moon Lane in Bessemer City, and 28-year-old Jeffrey Todd Crouse of Franks Road in Lincolnton were all arrested by Lincolnton Police Officers. Anders was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of a stolen vehicle, and driving while license revoked. Walls was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed handgun. Ware was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Crouse was charged on an outstanding warrant for misdemeanor larceny.   

Last Wednesday (January 11), at approximately 10:15 a.m., Lincolnton Police Department patrol officers responded to a call of suspicious activity in the parking lot of Bi-Lo at 742 West Highway 27. Upon arrival, officers located the suspect's vehicle. Officers determined that the vehicle was entered as stolen from Cherryville.

Officers located four suspects; three in the vehicle and one in the store. All four were detained. During the investigation, officers located one-eighth of an ounce of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, various drug paraphernalia, and a handgun. All items and the vehicle were seized as evidence.

All four of the subjects were subsequently arrested and charged. Anders' bond was set at $15,000 secured. Bond for Walls was set at $16,000 secured. Ware was issued a $1,000 secured bond. Bond for Crouse was set at $500 secured. Anders, Walls, and Ware were scheduled to make first court appearances last Thursday (January 12) Crouse is scheduled to make his first appearance on February 3.   

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 05:04

Wanted Suspects Sought In Iredell County

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The Iredell County Sheriff's Office is continuing to seek suspects on it's Most Wanted List.

34-year-old Jonathan Hager is wanted for felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Hager's last known address was 372 Rimrock Road in Harmony.

38-year-old Misty Chilton is wanted for a felony custody order violation. Her last known address was 4132 Emily Drive in Hamptonville.

44-year-old James Sprinkle is wanted for possession of a firearm by a felon, obtaining property by false pretense, and larceny. Sprinkle's last known address was 264 Autumn Leaf Road in Troutman.

You can see the entire list of wanted suspects at the Iredell County Sheriff's Office website, www.iredellsheriff.com. If you have any information on any of the suspects call the Sheriff's Office at their Statesville location, 704-878-3180 or the Mooresville office at 704-664-7500.

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