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26-year-old Jeremy Wade Preston of Cedar Run Street in Lenoir was arrested Monday (May 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, and carrying a concealed weapon. Preston was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for today (Tuesday, May 24).

39-year-old Fredrick Lamont McCorkle of Caldwell Avenue in Statesville was arrested Saturday (May 21) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, felony flee to elude arrest, possession drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, possession of open container of alcohol, passing a double yellow line, and careless and reckless driving.

On Saturday, Iredell Sheriff's Deputies were traveling north on Charlotte Highway when they saw a vehicle pass another vehicle over a double yellow line in front of Shepard Elementary School. When Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, it sped off traveling north and throwing an item out of the sunroof.

Deputies continued the chase for a short distance where the vehicle pulled over at 1460 Charlotte Highway. According to a news release from the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, after the vehicle pulled over and the driver was detained, Deputies found crack cocaine in his front pocket along with a large amount of cash. Deputies also found an open container of alcohol and other items that were seized.

McCorkle was taken to the Magistrate’s office where he received a $12,000 dollar bond for his charges. His first court appearance was scheduled for Monday (May 23).

A man who was being sought by authorities in Caldwell County on  a sex offense charge has been apprehended. On May 11, Lenoir Caldwell Crimestoppers issued a news release that stated they were looking for 42-year-old Hubert Williams III. The suspect was wanted on a charge of taking indecent liberties with a child.

On Monday (May 23), Williams, who lists an address of 9th Avenue NW in Hickory, was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers and charged with one felony count of indecent liberties with a child. Following the arrest, Williams was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $9,999 secured bond. He's scheduled to make a District Court appearance today (Tuesday, May 24) in Lenoir.

If you have any information on any suspects being sought in Caldwell County you can contact Lenoir Caldwell Crimestoppers at 828-758-8300. You may remain anonymous and if information you provide leads to an arrest, you could receive a cash reward. Suspects being sought are posted on the Lenoir Caldwell Crimestoppers Facebook page.  

25-year-old Rashad Demico Young was arrested Monday (May 23) on charges filed by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of schedule VI controlled substance. Young was apprehended on Lenoir Road in Morganton and placed in jail under $10,000 secured bond and $500 cash bond. A court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, May 24).

26-year-old Donald Lee Harvell Townsend of Keller Street in Claremont was arrested Monday (May 23) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony interfere with electronic monitoring device, and post parole violation. Townsend was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $9000 bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (Tuesday, May 24).

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office has released information on the arrests of several suspects, WHKY reporter Fentress Chestnut has been following up on those suspect.

As of press time Monday afternoon ( May 23, 2016) Four suspects had already been arrested but one remained at large. WHKY received information about several arrests from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, and this morning we learned that the suspect who is still on the run is wanted for breaking into a mans home at gunpoint last Thursday and threatening to kill him.

Police are looking for 34-year old Ryan Hughes. He's accused of common law robbery and breaking and entering. Authorities say Hughes was with two others at the crime scene who have already been arrested. 34-year old Jessica Bridges and 35-year old Dustin Gatton were taken to the Iredell county detention facility. Bridges was given a $7500 after she was arrested at her home Thursday evening. Gatton, is being held under a $20,000 bond.

As of Friday afternoon officers had not caught him yet, but this morning we learned that he was in custody. All three suspects forced their way into a person’s home on Scott’s Creek Road in Statesville. The victim says the incident happened because of an argument over a speaker. Gatton apparently traded a speaker with the victim in exchange for a Phone, but later got upset and broke into his house.

The victim was held at gunpoint, the suspects took the speaker and left the home in a black 2016 Chrysler town country can with NC tag number, EBK-2593. Again, Bridges and Gatton have been caught but Hughes remains at large. Now in addition to that crime, i also have information on two drug arrests. 42-year-old Donna Speece and 38 year old Gerald Lunsford are still in custody tonight after they were arrested on Thursday night during a traffic stop. Lt. Stone of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team stopped the suspects in a Honda Accord on Wilkesboro highway at Scott creeks road for a registration violation.

After they were pulled over, they were found with Oxycodone, and Methamphetamine. Both suspects were charged with (P.W.I.S.D.) and they are each being held under a $7500 secured bond.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ryan Hughes is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office 704-878-3100.

25-year-old Kendrick Schwarting of Evans Street in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:35 Friday night on felony counts of financial transaction card theft and financial card fraud, plus one misdemeanor count for no operator’s license.

He was arrested after Officers patrolling the area near Highway 70 S.W. and Highway 321 saw a vehicle turn left, hit the center island and drift into the far lane. Police stopped the vehicle on the 900 block of Highway 70 S.W.

Officers smelled the odor of marijuana. They searched the vehicle and found a baggie under the passenger seat and an open container of malt beverage. The baggie contained 5.6 grams of marijuana. Officers also discovered an outstanding indictment for Schwarting on the financial card theft & fraud charges. The orders for arrest were issued in Burke County.

In addition, Schwarting was cited for driving while license revoked, an improper lane change, an open container violation and possession of marijuana up to half an ounce. A male passenger was also cited for possession of marijuana up to half an ounce.

Schwarting was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,500 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court on May 31 and in Superior Court on June 27.

25-year-old James Nelson Woods III of Fairway Acres Circle in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 11 p.m. Friday (May 20) on one felony count of possession of a schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while impaired. He was also charged with headlight and taillight violations.

Woods was arrested after Officers patrolling in the area of Highway 70 S.W. saw an eastbound Ford F-250 with no license plate, headlights or taillights. They stopped the truck at the Hickory Plaza shopping center on Highway 70 S.W. Police say the driver, James Woods, appeared to be impaired.

Communications confirmed that Woods had outstanding warrants for shoplifting, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of marijuana. As Woods stepped out of the truck, a baggie fell from his lap to the ground. The baggie contained 7.3 grams of psilocybin mushrooms. A digital scale was also found.

Woods was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $7,000 secured bond. Appearances in District Court were set for today (May 23), June 14 and July 8.

40-year-old Feree Juanwhana Boswell of North Thomas Avenue in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4 p.m. Friday (May 20) on one felony count each of breaking & entering a motor vehicle and larceny after breaking & entering, plus misdemeanor counts of assault on a female and a domestic violence protection order violation.

He was arrested in connection to an incident on May 18 when Police were dispatched to a reported strong-arm robbery on 8th Avenue Circle S.E. A female victim said she was standing by the open, front, driver’s side door of her vehicle when the suspect charged her from behind and shoved her into the vehicle. The suspect took the victim’s cell phone and left the scene.

The victim was able to identify the suspect. A warrant was issued and Boswell was taken into custody two days later on 2nd Street Court S.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he was initially held without bond. Bond has since been set at $23,700. Court appearances were set for today and for June 1.

A woman was stabbed this afternoon (Monday, May 23) in what is being described as a possible road rage incident just south of Hickory. According to WSOC-TV, the victim, Donna Dixon was hospitalized with a stab wound just below the chest.

According to WSOC, the victim’s husband, Danny Pennington, said the incident started after a Honda nearly rear-ended his SUV on Grace Church Road. Pennington was quoted as saying he pulled off the road to let the Honda’s female driver go around. He said the woman got out of her vehicle, hit the victim in the mouth and stabbed her. Pennington then took his wife to a nearby fire department to get help.

The investigation is ongoing.