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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 05:42

Stolen Vehicle Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Man

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24-year-old Preston Sinclair Green of SW Delwood Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. In addition, Green is charged with mmisuse of 911 system and false report to police station. He was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $35,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for Thursday (April 19).

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 05:26

New Names Added To Burke Most Wanted List

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New names have been added to the Burke County most wanted list.

34-year-old Rebecca J. Hensley AKA Rebecca Jo Hensley is wanted by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with failure to appear on a felony. Hensley's last known address was 3806 Kathy Road, Lot 2, in Morganton. Hensley was added to the most wanted list last Friday, April 13.

27-year-old Brandon Jeffery Hyler was recently added to the Burke County most wanted list. He's wanted for probation violation. Hyler's last known address was 5012 Miller Bridge Road in Connelly Springs. Hyler was added to the list on March 29.

32-year-old Jason R. Hill is also wanted by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with a parole violation. Hill's last known residence was 4876 Kudzu Lane in Morganton. He was added to the most wanted list on March 29.

You can see the entire list of suspects wanted by authorities in Burke County at www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list, call the Sheriff's Office at 828-438-5500. You can also e-mail information to admin@burkesheriff.org. If you'd like to submit an anonymous tip you can do so through Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 05:12

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug And Weapon Offenses

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20-year-old Calieb Scott Clark of Frank Trail in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, along with a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon. Clark was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for Thursday (April 19).

The body of a man found near a vehicle in Lake Norman has been identified. The vehicle and man were found Monday (April 16). The Catawba County Sheriff's Office issued a news release Tuesday (April 17) stating that the man has been identified as 77-year-old Robert John Sullivan who lived in the Denver area.

The vehicle and Sullivan's body were found in Lake Norman at the Pebble Bay Boat access off Pebble Bay Drive in Denver. The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is continuing it's investigation, the cause of Sullivan's death is not known at this time pending the results of an autopsy that was to be performed at Baptist Medical Center.

N.C. Department of Transportation crews will reduce lanes on N.C. 127 over Lake Hickory between Catawba and Alexander counties for bridge maintenance beginning Sunday, April 22, weather permitting. Crews will remove and replace existing bridge joints.

To minimize travel impacts, work will take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for up to three weeks, depending on weather conditions. And traffic will be flagged across the bridge one direction at a time.

Transportation officials remind motorists to drive safely, obey all posted speed limits and work-zone postings. For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

52-year-old George Ray Darty of North Shady Rest Road in Statesville was arrested Sunday (April 15) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny.

According to a news release issued today (April 17), last Tuesday (April 10), a break-in with larceny was reported at 3499 South Chipley Ford Road in Statesville. The victim, reported six different power tools were missing from his carport/garage area. He was able to provide ‘deer camera’ footage of the suspect and his vehicle. Upon zooming in on the deer camera photo, the investigating officer was able to see a partial plate of “HE” on the tag.

On Sunday, the victim contacted the Sheriff's Office with additional information regarding the break-in. He provided officers with the name George Darty as a possible suspect in this case. A George Ray Darty was found whose vehicle appeared to be similar to the one seen on camera at the victim’s residence. The truck was seen by an officer at Darty's residence. The missing tools were also found at that address.

Following his arrest, Darty received a $2000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for May 7.

19-year-old Jason Dylan Reynolds of Jessie Reins Road in Wilkesboro and 21-year-old Charles Dylan Terry of South Jonesville Boulevard in Jonesville were both arrested yesterday (April 16) by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with felony breaking & entering a motor vehicle, felony larceny of a motor vehicle and damage to personal property. Terry was also charged with misdemeanor resisting, obstructing or delaying a law enforcement officer.

They were arrested after Deputies responded to Chief Thomas Road in reference to a stolen vehicle in the roadway. While responding to the scene, a Deputy saw a man standing beside a white Chevrolet truck. That person told the Deputy that the men who stole the truck were up the road a short distance in a car that was in a ditch.

The Deputy arrived at the wrecked car where he located and detained Jason Dylan Reynolds; however, a second suspect, later identified as Charles Dylan Terry, had run away into a wooded area.

With the assistance of K-9 Officer “Rex”, Deputies searched the area. The K-9 tracked Terry through the woods. They found the suspect in a wooded area behind several houses where he was taken into custody. The truck, valued at $67,000, was recovered.

The two suspects were taken to the Iredell Co. Detention Center. Reynolds was given a $5000 secured bond. Terry’s bond was set at $7,500. Both were scheduled to make first appearances in District Court today.

39-year-old Caroline Jean Fitter has been found and is safe, according to a spokesperson for the Alexander Co. Sheriffs Office. A Silver Alert had been issued for Ms. Fitter, as reported by WHKY last Friday (April 13). That Silver Alert has been canceled.

Ms. Fitter was found in Newton by Officers with the Newton Police Department shortly after she was reported missing. She has been returned to her family. No further details are available.

39-year-old Toni Marie Edmonson of Lake Land Avenue in Lincolnton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:45 p.m. yesterday (April 16) on two counts of failure to appear. She failed to appear on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. The warrants for her arrest were issued April 9.

Edmonson was taken into custody without incident at a retail store on Catawba Valley Boulevard S.E. in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $20,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 09:46

Sinkhole Closes Portion Of Road In Lenoir

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The City of Lenoir Public Works Department has closed a section of Westview Street until workers can repair a 14-plus-foot sinkhole on the side of the road. Westview will be closed between Grove Avenue SW and Wright Street SW. The sinkhole was discovered Monday (April 16).

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