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Hickory City Council meets in regular session Tuesday night (August 15).

Council will consider the "Brunch Bill" at tomorrow night's meeting. Under new business at the Tuesday night meeting, Council will hold a public hearing to hear comments on the consideration of an amendment to the City's Code of Ordinance related to the sale of beer and wine on Sundays. This is related to the North Carolina General Assembly enacting Senate Bill 155, also known as the "Brunch Bill" which authorizes city and county governments to adopt an ordinance to allow alcohol sales beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Senate Bill 155 was enacted on June 29, 2017.

Also under new business tomorrow night, the public hearing for the consideration of amendments to Chapter 4, Animals and Fowl of the Hickory City Code of Ordinance will be continued. The proposed amendments add definitions related to animals and regulate the keeping of large domestic, small domestic, and household animals based upon zoning districts.

The consent agenda includes a pair of items related to the acceptance of bids and awarding of contracts. One of the items is a bid in the amount of $280,761.55 for a 2018 Crane Carrier Cab. The other bid is $242,026.38 for another 2018 Crane Carrier Cab. The equipment is for the city's Residential Solid Waste Division.

Tuesday's Hickory City Council meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building at 76 North Center Street in Hickory.

26-year-old Logan Dean Baker of Phillips Lane in Statesville was arrested Tuesday (August 8) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny, identity theft, larceny of a motor vehicle and obtain property by false pretense.

On May 31, Deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received reports of breaking and entering to motor vehicles and the larceny of debit and credit cards on Huntfield Way in Mooresville. The vehicles were unlocked at the time of the break ins. Detective Patrick Irwin with the Criminal Investigations Division was assigned the case and began speaking with witnesses and community members on Huntfield Way. During the investigation, Detective Irwin discovered that transactions were made on the victim’s credit card after it was stolen at the Mooresville Wal-Mart on Norman Station Boulevard.

Detective Irwin was able to obtain clear video footage of the suspect using the stolen debit cards as well as the vehicle the suspect was driving. The footage was then circulated on social media and Detective Irwin received several responses from citizens of Iredell County stating that the person in the video was a Logan Dean Baker of Phillips Lane in Statesville. Baker's family confirmed that it was him in the video footage and that the vehicle belonged to family members. Baker refused to interview with police regarding the case.

Arrest warrants were obtained on June 14. On Tuesday, after two months of eluding Law Enforcement, Baker was arrested by Salisbury Police. The arrest was made after Statesville Police made a request due to the larceny of a motor vehicle in that city. Bond for Baker was set at $25,000 secured. A District Court date is scheduled for August 25.

Friday, 11 August 2017 08:12

Man Charged With Weapon Offense

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37-year-old Bobby Lee Fish was arrested Wednesday (August 9) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony discharging a firearm into occupied property. The charge is on a warrant from 2016. Following the arrest, Fish was placed in jail in Lincolnton under no bond. No court date was listed.

Friday, 11 August 2017 07:43

Woman Charged With Possession Of Drugs In Jail

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54-year-old Tammy Lynn Crawley was arrested Thursday (August 10) by authorities in Lincoln County. She's charged with felony possession of controlled substance on the premises of a penal institution. Crawley had previously been charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Crawley was detained in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center in Lincolnton under $13,000 secured bond. A court appearance was scheduled for today.

Friday, 11 August 2017 07:30

Felony Weapon Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

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60-year-old Terry Russell Cooke of Collettsville Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (August 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and alter or remove a firearm serial number. Cooke was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $2,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 11.

50-year-old Leslea Coffey Prestwood of Berkley Avenue in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (August 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony obtaining property by false prestense, and larceny of motor parts. Prestwood was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for Thursday (August 10).

42-year-old Shasta Clark Ball was arrested Thursday (August 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. No address was listed for Ball. She's charged with felony counts of traffic in heroin or opium and sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance. Following the arrest, Ball was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 11.

28-year-old Megan Stamey Pair of Claremont was arrested this morning (August 11) on charges filed by the Claremont and Conover Police Departments. She's charged by Claremont Police with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and resisting a public officer. Conover Police charged Pair with larceny of a motor vehicle. She was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $13,000 bond. A District Court date was set for today.

25-year-old Joseph Dale Arrington of 1st Avenue Place NW in Conover was arrested Thursday (August 10) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on bills of indictment with two counts apiece of trafficking, opium or heroin by sale, delivery and possession, trafficking, opium or heroin by transport, and possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Arrington was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $250,000 total bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 5.

16-year-old Kevin Blaine Jenkins of Rhodhiss Road in Connelly Springs and 16-year-old Cody Dean Limbo of Airport Rhodhiss Road in Hickory were arrested Wednesday (August 9) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. They're each charged with six felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, single felony counts of attempted breaking and entering to a building, larceny of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm, and two misdemeanor counts apiece of larceny and possession of stolen goods.

On Wednesday (August 9) shortly after 1 p.m., deputies with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Highway 70 and Rhodhiss Road, in reference to a reported breaking and entering in progress. A Sheriff's Office detective investigating previous cases in the area was on the scene in less than one minute. Two defendants were located and identified as Kevin Blaine Jenkins and Cody Dean Limbo. During the course of the investigation, Jenkins and Limbo were also linked to the vehicle break-ins reported in the Knob Mountain Road area on August 4-6.

Anyone with any information regarding previous break-ins in the Rhodhiss area is asked to call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 828-438-5500 or Morganton-Burke Crimestoppers at 828-437-3333.  All Crimestoppers tips are anonymous, and anyone with information leading an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Jenkins and Limbo were taken into custody and confined at Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under $50,000 secured bond each. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court today (August 11).

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