39-Year-Old Troy David Asbury of East 26th Street in Newton was arrested Friday (December 6) by Newton Police Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Asbury was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (December 9).
26-year-old Alivia Marie Barus, who is listed as a homeless person from Newton, was arrested Saturday (December 7) by Long View Police Officers. She’s charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, and failure to appear on counts of felony aid & abet and felony larceny. Barus was brought to the Catawba County Detention Facility where she was jailed under $45,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for January 15.
The second suspect in a case involving the break-in to a business and the theft of CBD Oil has been arrested. 51-year-old Londie Allan Woods of Rollins Drive in Catawba was arrested Thursday (December 5) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny, and possession of stolen goods.
He's charged in connection to the November 12 break-in to Alternative Health on Business Highway 16 North in Denver, NC. During the break-in, approximately $8,400 in CBD Hemp was stolen. Deputies were dispatched to the business after a burglar alarm involving glass breakage was reported. When officers arrived they discovered a broken glass door and 12 mason jars containing two ounces each of various brands of CBD oil had been stolen.
Woods and Roy Lee Blue, Jr. are charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny and felony possession of stolen goods. Blue was arrested previously and is out of jail on a $6,000 secured bond. Bond for Woods was set at $5,000 secured. Woods had a first appearance today (December 6) in Lincoln County District Court.
30-year-old Matthew Ryan Patton of Eagles Nest Lane in Granite Falls and 44-year-old Jason Allen Beard of Sunrise Circle in Lenoir were both arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday (December 4) in connection to a shoplifting incident at the Hamrick's store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. Patton was charged with felony larceny and felony habitual larceny. In addition, Patton was charged with four felony out-of-county probation violations and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged as an habitual felon. Beard was charged with misdemeanor aiding & abetting. Patton is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following a February 2018 felony conviction for breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering.
The incident leading to their arrests occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday. $245.98 in clothing was taken past the last point of sale. An eyewitness told WHKY that Patton was confronted by store security as he ran past the first set of doors. The Security Officer and Patton engaged in a physical altercation. Two customers attempted to assist the Officer. The witness says the fight spilled out onto the sidewalk. Hickory Police arrived and handcuffed the shoplifter, Matthew Ryan Patton, and his alleged get-away driver, Jason Allen Beard. Hickory Police could not confirm the witness' account of events that occurred prior to their arrival.
Patton and Beard were arrested on the scene and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. Bond for Patton was set at $87,000, secured, while Beard was given a $500 secured bond. Both men remained in custody as of this morning (December 6). They will appear in District Court on December 16. Patton also has Superior Court dates on January 20 & 27.
28-year-old Jason Dakota Campbell of Maiden Salem Road in Maiden (who also has an address listed in Taylorsville) was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (December 6) on outstanding warrants for a felony probation violation and possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He's on probation following a September 2019 felony conviction in Burke County for larceny of a motor vehicle. The warrants for his arrest were issued on November 18 & 26. The initial incident and arrest on the drug charge occurred in November of 2018.
Campbell was taken into custody without incident at about 3:50 a.m. today at a retail store on 16th Street N.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $260,000, secured. Superior Court dates were scheduled for January 6 & 27.
25-year-old Amber Dawn Goforth of Clarks Chapel Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (December 5) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license revoked. Goforth was released on $5,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for January 13.
27-year-old Tara Nicole Cleary of Jane Sowers Road in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.
According to a news release issued today (December 6), on Sunday (December 1), the Sheriff's Office received a report of larceny of jewelry from a residence on Barry Oak Road in Statesville. The victim provided authorities with information regarding a cleaning company that worked at the home. The investigation led police to the missing jewelry at a local business where it had allegedly been sold by the suspect, Tara Nicole Cleary.
It was later verified that Cleary, who is the owner of the cleaning company, had been cleaning the victim’s home. Cleary was arrested at her home on Sunday without incident. She was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where she received a $10,000 unsecured bond.
The investigation is continuing, authorities say additional victims are coming forward from other counties. If you have any additional information, please call Sergeant J. Younts at 704-878-3180.
29-year-old Terrez Dawan Weaks of Winston-Salem was arrested Wednesday (December 4) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He's also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Wednesday, deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team conducted a traffic stop on a Jeep Cherokee which was traveling on Interstate 77 Southbound near the 56 Mile Marker for traffic violations.
While speaking with the driver, Terrez Dawan Weaks, deputies noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle.
The deputies conducted a search of the Jeep. They found 25 grams of marijuana packaged to sale, digital scales, a loaded .380 caliber Ruger handgun, and $6,141 in cash. While looking into Weaks' criminal history, authorities found information showing that Weaks is a convicted felon for prior narcotics related crimes.
Bond for Weaks was set at $20,000 secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled Thursday (December 5).
52-year-old Gregory Howard Bumgarner of Keller Circle in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (December 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine and simple assault. Bumgarner was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $9,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled Thursday.
22-year-old Rillie Alys Raiford of Kelly Street in Statesville was arrested Thursday (December 5) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Raiford was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility, no bond amount was listed. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (December 6).
26-year-old Jordan Thomas Cornell of Watson Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (December 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, and flee to elude arrest. Cornell is also charged with two counts of failure to appear. Cornell was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (December 9).
65-year-old Gary Steve Shuford Sr. of Newton will spend four to six years in prison after a Catawba County jury found him guilty of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, driving while impaired and having habitual felon status.
The Honorable Karen Eady-Williams, Superior Court Judge from Mecklenburg County, imposed the prison sentence for Shuford after the jury returned its verdict on Wednesday (December 4). Following his prison term, Shuford will serve three years of supervised probation.
The trial lasted three days and included deliberation by the jury over a two-day period. Shuford appealed the conviction and was given an appeal bond of $50,000 by the Court. Shuford remained in the Catawba County Detention Facility as of this morning (December 6).
The defendant’s sentence was enhanced by prior felony convictions for possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine (September 1986), possession of firearm by a felon (March 2014) and possession of firearm by a felon (August 2017), all in Catawba County.
On September 28, 2018, a Catawba County deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Shuford. However, the defendant did not adhere and continued driving, swerving into the opposite lane of traffic at least three times, until he reached his residence in Newton where the deputy used his patrol car to block Shuford’s vehicle.
As he took Shuford into custody, the deputy detected a strong odor of alcohol from the suspect and requested assistance from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Through the combination of standardized field sobriety tests and a breath alcohol test, it was determined that the defendant was impaired.
Jared Broome handled the investigation for the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from Trooper Z.E. Beam. Assistant District Attorney Melanie Earles prosecuted the case for the State.
31-year-old Anthony James Miller of Meadow Creek Loop in Stony Point was arrested Thursday (December 5) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Miller was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility, no bond amount was listed. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (December 6).
32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Nichols, whose address was not listed, was arrested Thursday (December 5) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Nichols was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility, no bond amount was listed. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (December 6).