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Monday, 09 December 2019 18:00

Deputy Injured after Vehicle Pursuit & Foot Chase

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21-year-old Jhamari Keishon Sowell of Ben McLain Lane in Stanley faces multiple charges in Lincoln County after a vehicle pursuit led to a wreck and a foot chase. Sowell was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, reckless driving to endanger, speeding, driving while impaired, no operator’s license, and failure to stop for a stop sign.

At about 1:45 this morning (December 9), a Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Officer was traveling west on Highway 73 when he got behind a white Ford Explorer. As the Officer approached, the Ford's driver pulled away at a high rate of speed. The Deputy activated his blue lights and siren as the vehicle turned from Highway 73 onto South Pilot Knob Road. The Ford continued on a high rate of speed before going south on Business Highway 16 and then crashing at the entrance to Ben McLain Lane. Speeds during the chase approached 100 miles-per-hour.

The driver, Jhamari Keishon Sowell, jumped from the vehicle and ran toward a nearby home with Deputies following on foot. Sowell ran into a wooded area behind a residence before he was apprehended by several Deputies. During the foot chase, one Deputy caught up with the suspect, but suffered a broken arm while trying to detain him.

Sowell was taken to Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. The injured Deputy was transported to Atrium Health – Lincoln for treatment. Warrants on Sowell will be served after he is released from the hospital. Additional charges are possible.

20-year-old Christian Thomas Carpenter of Rocky Ridge Road, and 30-year-old Christopher Lee Saylor of Kinglet Road, both from Connelly Springs, were arrested Friday (December 6) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. Carpenter is charged with felony assault causing serious bodily injury. Saylor was charged with one felony count of discharging a weapon into an occupied moving vehicle.

They were arrested following an altercation in the 800 block of NC Highway 18 Friday afternoon that authorities say involved a shot being fired into an occupied vehicle.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the incident after a man was found in the parking lot of Vale Hardware bleeding from the head, mouth and nose.

Deputies determined that two vehicles, a gold colored Toyota Camry and a red Dodge Dakota arrived at the parking lot about the same time and an altercation occurred shortly after with a Lawndale man being knocked to the ground with a head injury. Lincoln County EMS transported the victim to Cleveland Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The occupants of the Toyota Camry fled the scene and a shot was fired at the vehicle shattering the back glass. Deputies found a rifle and ammunition in the red Dodge Dakota. Lincoln and Burke County Sheriff's Deputies went to a residence in Burke County where they found the Toyota Camry.

Both suspects were placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond apiece. Carpenter was scheduled to appear in District Court today (December 9), Saylor has a District Court Date December 30.

Monday, 09 December 2019 11:49

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Marijuana Charges

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24-year-old Tam Ngoc Nguyen of 23rd Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:30 Saturday night (December 7) on felony counts of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested after Officers stopped a 2005 Toyota Corolla at 21st Street N.E. and 23rd Avenue N.E. During the stop, Police found 123 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Nguyen was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $7,500, secured. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (December 9) in Newton.

Monday, 09 December 2019 11:32

Taylorsville Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

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38-year-old Gordon Eugene Yoder of Taylorsville was arrested by Alexander Co. Sheriff's Officers yesterday (December 8). He was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $70,000, secured. Yoder was scheduled to make a first appearance in an Alexander County courtroom today.

Starting today (December 9), a section of Main Avenue NW between Ninth Street NW and Fifth Street NW in Hickory will be closed to traffic for City Walk construction activities. The road will be closed completely from Ninth Street NW to just east of Aiken-Black Tire’s rear driveway, but access will remain available to properties along the street.

Detour routes will be established and clearly marked. This closure will remain in place through Saturday, December 14, as contractors install retaining wall elements for the City Walk project. For more information about the City Walk and construction updates, continue to check

22-year-old Jose Gabriel Reyes of Old Miller Road in Statesville was arrested last Thursday (December 5) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with three misdemeanor counts apiece of assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse. In addition, Reyes is charged with two counts of injury to property and misdemeanor simple assault.

On Thursday, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 149 Cheshire Ridge Road in reference to a domestic disturbance. While responding to the location, deputies received additional information regarding the suspect using a vehicle to ram into the victim’s residence, and he had already struck the home two times.

Deputies arrived on scene and found the suspect, Jose Gabriel Reyes, and family members standing at the intersection of Cartwright Road and Cheshire Ridge Road. Reyes appeared to be intoxicated, and was bleeding from his right arm.

Deputies determined Reyes had been drinking alcohol, and at some point had gotten into a verbal altercation with other family members inside the home. Reyes then took the three children from inside the mobile home and put them into a vehicle. Reyes then rammed the residence three different times causing damage to the residence and to his vehicle.

While Reyes was ramming the residence with his vehicle, one of the three children received minor injuries. Medical attention was not required. Deputies contacted the Iredell County Department of Social Services, who responded to the scene to conduct a child welfare investigation.

Reyes was arrested at the scene and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where where bond was set at $10,000 secured. He has upcoming District Court appearances January 15 and January 21.

35-year-old Genue Lor of Dan Brown Drive in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (December 7) for failure to appear on a felony. He faces charges for possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver marijuana; possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine; and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance. The suspect was initially arrested and charged on January 28 of this year.

Lor was taken into custody without incident at 2:40 a.m. Saturday at a business on Springs Road N.E. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. Lor was scheduled to appear in Superior Court today (December 9) in Newton.

43-year-old Allen Demond Allison of Wayne Street in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday (December 7) for a felony probation violation. He was also charged with multiple counts of failure to appear. Allison allegedly failed to appear in court on a felony probation and a felony out-of-county probation, as well as misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and littering. He is on probation as he serves a 36-month suspended sentence following a September 2018 felony conviction in Iredell County on two counts of selling a schedule II controlled substance. The warrants for his arrest were issued on July 12 & 25.

Allison was taken into custody without incident at a convenience store on 2nd Avenue N.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond on the felony failure to appear charges. Bond on the other charges was set at $21,000. Superior Court appearances were scheduled today (December 9) and for January 24. A District Court date is coming up on December 16.

26-year-old Kiandra Brooklyn Boston of NW Wheeler Street in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (December 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony probation violation along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and resisting a public officer. Boston was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $35,000 secured. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for January 6. District Court dates are set for January 8 and January 23.

Monday, 09 December 2019 05:03

Weapon, Drug Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

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54-year-old Daniel John Hood of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (December 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of methamphetamine, and failure to appear on a count of fraudulent disposal of mortgage property. Hood was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $15,000 secured. District Court dates were scheduled today (December 9) and December 18.

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