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The Burke Co. Sheriff’s Office has released more details in the arrest of Shuelong Vang of Old Blue Ridge Lane in Connelly Springs. Also arrested was 38-year-old Tong Xeng Yang Koa Moua of the same address. On March 18, they were both charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell or deliver meth, possession with intent to sell or deliver of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a felon, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of non-tax-paid liquor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were arrested when the Burke County Narcotics Task Force executed two search warrants on two residences in Connelly Springs after a lengthy investigation into narcotics usage, sales and distribution from both residences. Upon arrival, Officers and Agents with the Burke County SWAT Team, the Burke County Narcotics Task Force, N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement, the NCDMV, the N.C. Department of Revenue and U.S. Homeland Security searched the residences and located meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, firearms and U.S. currency.

Both suspects were arrested without incident and placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility. Additional charges are pending. Vang has court dates listed on March 25, April 8 and April 14. No court dates are currently listed for Moua.

17-year-old Zachary Michael Bradley of 27th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:20 a.m. yesterday (March 22) on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Events leading to his arrest began at about 40 minutes past midnight when Police were called to the Wal-Mart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory in response to reports of a hit & run in the store’s parking lot. Bradley reportedly hit an 18-year-old male from Hudson with his vehicle in the course of a domestic dispute. According to Police, the victim suffered minimal injuries.

Bradley turned himself in at H.P.D. and was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $30,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

Monday, 23 March 2015 10:53

Hickory Man Faces Felony Assault Charge

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39-year-old Christopher Lee Killian of 18th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 9 a.m. yesterday (March 22) on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon.

He was arrested after Police responded to an assault in progress at Killian’s residence. They found the victim, a 38-year-old female who lives at the same address, suffering from a stab wound to the leg. Killian was still present when Police arrived.

Killian did not comply with Officers’ commands. He was brought under control and taken into custody when Police deployed a Taser. Officers applied a tourniquet to the victim, who was then transported to Frye Regional Medical Center. No update on her condition is available.

Killian was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he was held without bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

51-year-old Terry Wayne Moore of 17th Street SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (March 22) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine. Moore was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,500 bond, a first court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 23).

24-year-old Jackie Allison Icard was arrested Sunday (March 22) by authorities in Burke County. She’s charged with felonious restraint and misdemeanor larceny. Following the arrest, Icard was placed in jail under $26,000 secured bond. A first court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 23).

Hickory Police are searching for a man they say used a hammer to rob a jewelry store. According to police reports, the thief entered The Bisanar Company Jewelers on Union Square at approximately 10:45 a.m. Saturday and used a hammer to smash the glass so he could grab the jewelry. The suspect wore a black jacket and a full face helmet with a multi-colored flame like pattern, and a ghost face on the right side, and gloves. He smashed the glass, took several handfuls of jewelry and put it in a duffel bag, then took off on a black motorcycle.

The store manager reportedly saw the entire crime take place. Reports state the man seemed to want a certain type of jewelry. He stole Simon G. brand jewels. Reports say the suspect had a distinctive blue cap on the end of his muffler. The suspect never threatened the staff, who followed store protocol by not resisting. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the crime or the suspect is asked to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.

30-year-old Megan Leeann Ruppert of Farmer Lane in Lenoir was arrested Friday (March 20) by Lenoir Police Officers. She’s charged with conspire to traffic heroin and simple possession of schedule II controlled substance. Following the arrest, Ruppert was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $79,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 23).

28-year-old Jeremy Allen Brendle of Goble Road in Hiddenite was arrested Saturday (March 21) by Claremont Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, and unsealed wine or liquor in the passenger area. Following the arrest, Brendle was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 23).

Monday, 23 March 2015 06:03

Newton Man Arrested On Assault Charge

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47-year-old Shannon Wayne Pope of East 16th Street in Newton was arrested Sunday (March 22) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with assault with a deadly weapon and injury to real property. Following the arrest, Pope was detained at the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A court appearance is scheduled for May 8.

Monday, 23 March 2015 05:55

Hickory Man Arrested On Meth Charges

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33-year-old Joshua Landon Walker of Springbrook Avenue in Hickory was arrested this morning (Monday, March 23) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with two counts of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Following the arrest, Walker was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today.