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40-year-old Loretta Ann Barnes of Rhodhiss was arrested Tuesday (November 29) by Probation and Parole Officers. She's charged with one count of felony probation violation. Barnes was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. No court date is listed.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:38

Hickory Police Seeking Information In Hit And Run Case

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The Hickory Police Department is seeking public assistance in the investigation of an incident in which a pedestrian was struck during a hit and run. The incident occurred Monday (November 28), at approximately 8 p.m. in the 200 Block of 12th Ave NE between Viewmont Baptist Church and the Cubbard Express Exxon Convenience Store.  

The victim, 28-year-old Joshua Edward Holden, of Hickory, was located on the ground with severe injuries believed to be sustained from being struck by a vehicle. Holden was transported to Frye Regional Medical Center and then later to Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem where he is currently in critical condition.

The Hickory Police Department is continuing this investigation and asks anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident to contact Investigator J. Patterson at 828-261-2626 or

29-year-old Odessa Dawn Carroll of Perkins Road SE in Valdese was arrested Tuesday (November 29) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Carroll was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, November 30).

A Catawba County man and Iredell County woman have been charged with multiple counts of larceny for allegedly stealing packages from homes. One of the suspects was out on parole and just recently had an ankle monitoring device removed.

22-year-old Sage Lawson Owings of Long Island Road in Catawba and 25-year-old Brittany Elizabeth Butler of Brookridge Lane in Mooresville were both arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. Owings was arrested Tuesday (November 29) and Butler was arrested Monday (November 28). They're each charged with three counts of misdemeanor larceny.

According to a news release issued Tuesday, on November 17, Deputies responded to two different addresses off of Brawley School Road in reference to packages being stolen off of the front porches. At one of the addresses, video surveillance captured a male and female suspect stealing the package and also mail from the home. Detective Justin Carroll followed up on the investigation and he was able to identify the suspects as Sage Owings and Brittany Butler.

Owings was located at an address in Catawba County and was questioned about the incident. The news release says that  Owings later confessed to stealing the two packages. Butler was also found and also reportedly confessed to being with Owings during the thefts. A third package was reported stolen the next day and a neighbor gave a suspect description matching Owings and Butler. The neighbor was also able to give a vehicle description.
Detectives were able to recover some of the property from the suspects in this matter. The suspects turned part of the stolen property over to their attorney.  The list of items stolen ranged from Christmas lights, to clothing, and mail with a total value of over $350.  

Owings, who was released on Post Release which was formerly known as Parole from prison for 1st degree burglary charges on May 31. The parole was scheduled to end in late February 2017.  Owings is also currently on Probation for 60 Months for Felony Larceny for charges out of Lincoln County. Owings was on an ankle monitoring device from August 25 until November 23 of this year when it was removed.  

Bond for Owings on the larceny charges was set at $3,000 secured, bond for Butler was set at $5,000 unsecured. They're both scheduled to appear in District Court January 13. 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 05:37

Stolen Vehicle Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Woman

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38-year-old Windy Jane Messer of Brickyard Way in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (November 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Messer was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (December 1).

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 05:26

Assault, Robbery Charges Lodged Against Newton Resident

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18-year-old James Quavon Herring of West 20th Street in Newton was arrested Tuesday (November 29) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and resisting a public officer. Herring was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,500 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, November 30).

The State Bureau of Investigation is continuing it's probe into an officer-involved shooting Monday (November 28) in Catawba County. The name of the man shot was released late Tuesday (November 29). 41-year-old Irecas Raysion Valentine was the man shot and killed in the incident.

The shooting occurred at approximately 4:15 p.m. Monday in the 1100 Block of 15th Street NE in Hickory. Catawba County Sheriff's Officers Narcotics Officers were conducting an investigation in the area when they approached Valentine. He attempted to flee in his vehicle and damaged a patrol car. After the accident, Valentine was fired upon by a Catawba County Narcotics Investigator. He passed away later in the day at Frye Regional Medical Center.

An Autopsy was performed Tuesday at Wake Forest Baptist University Medical Center. The report on the autopsy could take months to finalize. The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is cooperating with the SBI in the investigation. The Narcotics Officer's name has not been released.

The SBI reports that Valentine was involved in a shooting with a member of the Hickory Police Department in 2011, that shooting took place after a vehicle and foot pursuit. The Hickory Police Officer was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing. Valentine entered a guilty plea to charges connected with that incident.

18-year-old Sahier Lavon Richardson of Grimes Street, 18-year-old Juran Maghi Witherspoon of Windy Valley Trail, and 19-year-old Derico Devontay Misenhaimer of Bomar Drive, all from Charlotte, were all arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. They're each charged with one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle, six felony counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, three felony counts of conspiracy, three misdemeanor counts of larceny, one count of injury to personal property and one count of attempted breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

The three suspects are charged in connection to a rash of October, 2016, vehicle break-ins in the area of Berkeley Road in Denver.

According to detectives, on the morning of October 12, Andrew Pierce of West Berkeley Road reported that his white 2010 Chrysler Town and Country van was stolen from his driveway and a truck on the property had also been entered and items stolen. Deputies also took reports from other residents on Berkeley Road and Natalie Commons Drive whose vehicle had been broken into.

Detectives learned that a short time after the van was stolen in Denver it was used during a break-in to a gun store in Simpsonville, South Carolina. Detectives developed additional information through two Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department investigations that the three men were responsible for the larceny of the white Chrysler Town and Country van and the breaking and entering of vehicles in the "Villages of Denver" subdivision in October 2016.

Warrants have been served on Misenhaimer, who remains in jail in Iredell County on other charges. Richardson and Witherspoon remain in federal custody in South Carolina. The Lincoln County warrants have not yet been served on them.

28-year-old Jordan Ryan Miller of 3rd Avenue Place SE in Hickory was arrested Monday (November 28) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He's charged with common law robbery and assault on a government official. Miller was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $35,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, November 29).

56-year-old James Edward Williams of Statesville was arrested today (Tuesday, November 29) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony failure to report a new address as a sex offender. Williams was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,500 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday, November 30).

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