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Friday, 23 January 2015 10:24

Boone Man Faces Felony Child Sex Charges

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39-year-old John Edward Greene of Chestnut Grove Road in Boone was arrested by Watauga County Sheriff’s Officers Wednesday (January 21). Greene was charged with one count of statutory sex offense with a 13, 14 or 15 year old and one count of indecent liberties with a child.

Events leading to his arrest began on January 5 when the Sheriff’s Office received a report from Watauga County Department of Social Services alleging that a 15-year-old juvenile had been sexually assaulted on January 3 at a residence in Watauga County.

The Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Unit, D.S.S., the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Blue Ridge and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation conducted an investigation into the incident. Interviews were conducted with numerous individuals. As a result of the investigation, Greene was charged and arrested.

Greene was placed in the Watauga County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond. A court date was set for February 19.

Friday, 23 January 2015 10:15

Woman Arrested In Burke On Drug Charges

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24-year-old Betty Jo Tetreault was arrested Thursday (January 22) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture schedule one controlled substance and simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance. Following the arrest, Tetreault was placed in jail under $4,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Friday, January 23). 

Friday, 23 January 2015 06:29

Hudson Man Faces Felony Drug Charges

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19-year-old Tyler Blaine Dotson of Oxford Drive in Hudson was arrested Thursday (January 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver marijuana, felony delivery of marijuana, and felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Following the arrest, Dotson was detained at the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (January 26).

Friday, 23 January 2015 06:15

Caldwell County Man Indicted On Robbery Charge

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23-year-old Adam Ryan Michaels of SW Wright Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (January 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged on a bill of indictment with felony common law robbery. Following the arrest, Michaels was incarcerated at the Caldwell County Detention Center under $200,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for March 2.

25-year-old Bradley Alan Henderson of 13th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested just before one o’clock this morning (Friday, January 23) by Hickory Police on two counts of felony child abuse inflicting serious injury.

According to Police reports, Henderson is employed by Bayada Healthcare, a home healthcare company with locations in Hickory and elsewhere in the state.  He was taken into custody without incident at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.  

Following his arrest, Henderson was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $100,000 bond.  A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today in Newton.

No further details are available.

21-year-old Daris Andrew Collins of Warrior Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (January 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury and two counts of felony probation violation out of county. Collins was locked up at the Caldwell County Detention Center under $150,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (January 26).

Friday, 23 January 2015 05:53

Newton Man Arrested For Trafficking

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25-year-old Rodrigo Jose Cardena- Munoz of South Caldwell Avenue in Newton was arrested Thursday (January 22) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with trafficking in cocaine and possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine. Following the arrest, Cardenas-Munoz was incarcerated at the Catawba County Detention Facility under $125,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for today (Friday, January 23).

33-year-old Bart Sterling Lunsford of Bridge Pointe Drive in Clemmons was arrested Thursday (January 22) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with assault on a female, assault by strangulation, and assault with a deadly weapon. Following the arrest, Lunsford was detained at the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for February 9.

Friday, 23 January 2015 05:03

CVCC President Named President Of The Year

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Dr. Garrett D. Hinshaw, president of Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, was recently named President of the Year by the State Board of Community Colleges. Hinshaw became the college’s third president in 2006. According to a news release from the college, during his tenure, Hinshaw has strengthened the college’s role in economic development efforts, making it a valuable tool in industry recruitment efforts. Under his leadership, partnerships between CVCC and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) have thrived, particularly through “Education Matters in the Catawba Valley,” a program created by Hinshaw in which career education is provided to public school students to increase graduation and postsecondary enrollment rates.

The news release also says, with the support of the faculty, staff, trustees, CVCC Foundation and community, Hinshaw has led a transformation of the college that has helped redefine the region's economy. “This is a tremendous recognition for Dr. Hinshaw and the college,” said CVCC trustee chair Charles Preston. “We are appreciative of all the work he has done as president.”

Hinshaw helped transform the college’s former hosiery technology center into a research and development service called the Manufacturing Solutions Center in Conover. The MSC helps businesses and start-ups from across the United States design, research or develop products and processes that help them compete in a global market. Hinshaw guided the opening of the CVCC ValleySim Hospital in 2011. The first of its kind on any North Carolina college or university campus, the ValleySim Hospital utilizes high-fidelity patient manikins to simulate real-life illnesses and diseases for safe student learning.

The news release also says, working with faculty and industry leaders, Hinshaw made career enhancement opportunities available to students through participation in SkillsUSA. CVCC students increased their employability by competing in—and winning—numerous state and national technical career skills competitions. Dr. Hinshaw’s leadership was instrumental in the college being selected in 2013 as one of three community college partners with Lorain County Community College (Ohio) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to spearhead the pilot phase of Innovation Fund America (IFA). Prior to coming to CVCC, Hinshaw was the Executive Vice President at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Caldwell County Department of Social Services is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenage girl, 16-year-old Makayla Worley.

Worley, who sometimes goes by Kayla, was last seen on August 31 when she left a Youth Shelter in Gastonia. She is 5’8” inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes.

Worley is believed to be in the Gaston or Mecklenburg county areas.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Makayla Worley should contact the Caldwell County Department of Social Services at 828-426-8280, the Gastonia Police Department at 704-866-6702 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678.