28-year-old Jacob John Gardner of Greylin Loop in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police at four o'clock this morning (August 16) on outstanding misdemeanor and felony warrants for fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and assault on a government official or employee. He was taken into custody without incident following a vehicle stop at a hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory.
Gardner was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
25-year-old Christopher Zane Gibby of Pond View Lane in Mooresville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff's Officers on felony counts of first-degree burglary and breaking & entering a motor vehicle.
Events leading to his arrest began on Friday, August 9, when Deputies were called to another address on Pond View Lane where a burglary and vehicle break-in were reported. The victims told Deputies that they were sleeping in a camper when they awakened to find Christopher Zane Gibby standing inside the camper.
The victims said Gibby was using the flashlight on his cell phone to look around the camper when he was confronted by the owner. Gibby then ran into a nearby wooded area. The victims were familiar with the suspect, who lives on the same street.
Deputies learned that Gibby had also entered the owner's truck, which was parked outside. He had taken the keys out of the vehicle and used them to unlock the camper door.
Deputies contacted Gibby by phone; however, the suspect refused to come back to the scene. Warrants were issued for Gibby's arrest.
On Sunday, August 11, Gibby was taken into custody without incident at his home. He was placed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond. Gibby's next appearance in District Court was set for August 28.
Gibby has a criminal history that includes two counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, D.W.I. level 5, and numerous driving-related charges.
32-year-old Christopher Jason Dietz of Benfield Drive in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Officers yesterday for conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule III controlled substance. Following his arrest, Dietz was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $20,000, secured. No court date is currently listed.
48-year-old Dena Lawrence Comer of Flat Springs Road in Elk Park, N.C. was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (August 15) for felony fleeing to elude arrest and D.W.I. Following her arrest, Comer was given a custody release. No court date is currently listed.
22-year-old Andrew Michael Davis of Pax Hill Road (also listed as a homeless person) has been arrested on felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm, plus one misdemeanor count of assault on a female.
Davis was arrested in connection to an armed robbery early in the morning on August 13 at the Shop & Save #3 convenience store on N.C. 18 & U.S. 64 at Pax Hill Road in Morganton. After Davis left the store, a customer followed the suspect. Davis was struck and injured by the customer's vehicle. He was found by a Deputy and taken to the hospital. The Deputy also seized a handgun, cash, a carton of cigarettes, and a mask from Davis or near the area where he was found. Warrants were issued at that time.
Davis was arrested yesterday (August 15) upon his release from the hospital. He was jailed under a $200,000 secured bond with a first appearance in District Court scheduled today in Morganton.
An investigation into the collision that resulted in Davis' injury is ongoing. The results will be provided to the District Attorney’s Office when the investigation is complete.
28-year-old Yessenia Vanessa Dodero of Emmanuel Church Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:45 last night (August 15) for felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to half an ounce, and driving while license revoked.
Dodero was arrested after Officers conducted a traffic stop at a restaurant on Highway 70 S.E. During the stop, 0.1 grams of meth and 1.2 grams of marijuana were found.
Dodero taken into custody without incident. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $7,500 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
39-year-old Bobby Eugene Davidson of Pittstown Road in Hickory has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on three counts of failure to appear. Davidson failed to appear in court on charges of possession of a stolen firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession, sale, or purchase of a firearm with an altered serial number.
The suspect was jailed yesterday (August 15) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $27,000. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for September 13 in Newton.
51-year-old Leigh Perkins Greene of Morganton has been indicted on charges of attempted indecent liberties with a student, disseminating obscene material, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and providing alcohol to a minor. She was arrested today (August 15).
Greene had been employed as a secretary at Patton High School on Enola Road in Morganton. The victim was a student at the school. The suspect was terminated by Burke County Public Schools on July 11.
Greene has been jailed under a $25,000 bond. She'll appear in court on September 16.
28-year-old Anthony Chance Curl of Candler, N.C. was arrested today (August 15) by Catawba Co. Sheriff's Officers on charges of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Following his arrest, Curl was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000. A first appearance in District Court is coming up on Monday (August 19) in Newton.
More details have been released in the arrest of Ryan Eugene Farley of 5th Street N.W. in Catawba. Farley was arrested Monday, August 12, as reported the following day by WHKY. The suspect was charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, trafficking cocaine by transportation, maintaining a vehicle or place for a controlled substance, and resisting a public officer. He was also served with an outstanding warrant for communicating threats.
Events leading to Farley's arrest began at about 9:30 in the morning on August 12. At that time, Deputies patrolling the area of Old Catawba Road in Claremont saw a 2007 Audi driven by Farley. Deputies were aware that the suspect had the outstanding warrant, which was taken out by the Catawba Police Department.
Deputies stopped the vehicle, but Farley then disregarded Officers' commands and physically resisted arrest. He was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle turned up four ounces of crack cocaine.
Farley was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $801,500. He will appear in District Court on August 26 and September 3, both in Newton.
29-year-old Damon Edward Lowe of Hiddenite was arrested by Alexander Co. Sheriff's Officers earlier this month on two counts of misdemeanor resisting a public officer and one felony count of assault on a detention center employee causing serious injury. According to a statement released by the Sheriff's Office on August 12, Lowe was arrested on August 7. He was held under a $25,000 bond. Lowe made a first appearance in District Court on Monday (August 12) with his next court date coming up on August 26.
27-year-old Jasmin Marie Andrews of Willis Road in Vale has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff's Officers on three counts of failure to appear. Andrews failed to appear in court on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was jailed this morning (August 15) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $40,000 bond. A Superior Court date was set for August 22 in Newton.
38-year-old Anthony Eugene Davidson of Fieldcrest Drive in Hickory has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff's Officers for failure to appear. He failed to appear in court on a charge of possession of a stolen firearm. Davidson was jailed this morning (August 15) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $27,000. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for September 13 in Newton.
Lenoir-Rhyne University has hired Kelli Barnette as its new associate vice-president of undergraduate enrollment. Ms. Barnette began in that position on August 5, supervising the operations of the undergraduate enrollment team. Her primary focus is to create new recruiting strategies, with an overall objective to grow enrollment.
Ms. Barnette comes to L-R from Marietta College in Ohio, where she most recently served as assistant vice-president for enrollment management and director of admission. During her eight years at Marietta College, Barnette received multiple promotions, continuously increasing her leadership responsibilities. During Barnette’s year-long term as interim vice-president for enrollment management, Marietta College enrolled its largest incoming class in nearly a decade, implemented a new customer relationship management system, and maintained minimal employee turnover.
At L-R, Ms. Barnette will attempt to grow enrollment at the university by connecting with a more diverse population of students and utilizing targeted digital marketing from inquiry to admittance.
In May of 2020, Ms. Barnette will take a master’s degree from West Virginia University in integrated marketing communications with an emphasis in higher education. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication studies with a minor in political science and a certificate in teaching English as a foreign language from Marietta College, where she graduated cum laude.