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Catawba County Parks officials assessed conditions and Riverbend Park and St. Stephens Park were re-opened. Due to conditions at Baker Mountain Park, it remained closed for the day. County officials also announced that Catawba County Seniors Morning Out and Meals on Wheels programs will not operate on Wednesday (December 12).

In addition, Hickory Mayor Hank Guess terminated the state of emergency declared for the city in response to Winter Storm Diego. The state of emergency ended at 12:00 p.m. today (December 11).

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 16:00

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Fugitive Warrant

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43-year-old Herman Lee Gross of North Center Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:25 last night (December 10) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. The warrant was issued on September 8.

Gross was taken into custody without incident at an apartment on North Center Street. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

27-year-old Cameron Jamel Connor of Brevard Street and 24-year-old Johnquis Jerome Dulin of Deaton Street, both from Statesville, were arrested Friday (December 7) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. They're each charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule IV controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Numerous community complaints led to an undercover investigation into the sale and distribution of illegal drugs from a home on Brevard Street in Statesville. During the investigation purchases of narcotics were made in the area and a home was searched. Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell and Greg Forest the United States Marshal for Western North Carolina, were on the scene to oversee the search.

The search resulted in the discovery of more than $1240 in marijuana, a loaded semi-automatic pistol and over $1000 in cash. Connor and Dulin were at the residence when the warrant was executed and both were arrested without incident.

Connor received a $5000 secured bond, and Dulin received a $3500 secured bond. They were both scheduled to appear in court Monday (December 10).

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 15:15

Hickory Man Accused of Stealing from Target

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37-year-old Charles Sonny "Muncho" Hill, Jr. of 17th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:20 last night (December 10) on one felony count of habitual larceny and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hill was arrested in connection to an incident at the Target store on Catawba Valley Boulevard in Hickory. A subject took multiple items past the last point of sale without paying. As a result of the investigation, Hill was identified as the suspect and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

Hill was taken into custody without incident on the 800 block of 1st Street S.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,500, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

59-year-old Bryan Keith Williams of Hilldale Lane in Morganton has been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

On Saturday (December 8), Burke County Deputies responded to an address on Hilldale Lane in Morganton where one person had been shot. Burke County E.M.S. and first responders from the Oak Hill Fire Department responded and transported the victim, a female from Drexel Road in Morganton, to C.H.S. Blue Ridge. She was later taken to Atrium Health in Charlotte. After processing the scene and conducting interviews, Investigators arrested and charged Bryan Keith Williams.

Williams was jailed under a $100,000 secured bond. His initial appearance in court was scheduled yesterday (December 10), but was postponed.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 10:44

Man Arrested In Burke County On Felony Drug Charge

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33-year-old Jonathan Paul Holtsclaw was arrested today (December 11) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Holtsclaw was arrested at 3:30 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for January 7.

32-year-old Melinda Gail South of Dulatown Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (December 10) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with three counts of felony probation violation. South was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for January 7.

34-year-old Chad Dorian Teague of Factory Street in Lenoir was arrested Monday (December 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation along with misdemeanor counts of breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, and fail to work after being paid. Teague was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $32,500 secured bond. District Court appearances are scheduled for December 18 and January 17, a Superior Court appearance is set for January 7.

50-year-old David Gutierrez Guzman of Windy Hill Circle in Mount Holly was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on a warrant as a fugitive from another state. The state in which Guzman is wanted is not specified. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (December 11) under $25,000 bond. A District Court date is set for Wednesday (December 12).

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 09:20

Hickory Police Arrest Woman On Drug Charges

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32-year-old Ashley Nicole Bradshaw, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Monday (December 10) by Hickory Police Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hickory Police were dispatched to an address on Springs Road NE shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday in reference to the removal of a person from the property. The Hickory Police report says 2.2 grams of methamphetamine was seized at the time of the arrest.

Bradshaw was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $4,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (December 11).

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