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31-year-old Matthew Allen Porter of Robbins Lane in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (February 15) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with three counts apiece of felony break or enter a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods. Porter was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $3,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for March 6.

Thursday, 16 February 2017 04:48

Meth Charge Filed Against Hudson Man

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54-year-old Glenn Dale Coffey of Camary Lane in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (February 15) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Following the arrest, Coffey was given a custody release. He's scheduled to appear in Superior Court March 6.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 14:43

33 of 80 Suspects Arrested in Sheriff's Drug Round-Up

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Catawba Co. Narcotics Investigators and other Officers, along with personnel from the Department of Revenue, conducted a drug offender round-up this morning.  The operation, called Operation M-80, was an attempt to locate 80 individuals who have been involved in ongoing drug-related investigations in Catawba County.  Jason Reid of the Catawba Co. Drug Task force cited the tip line as the originating source in the majority of the investigations.

The operation began at six o’clock this morning (February 15) as Officers prepared to serve 111 felony indictments.  Officers went to various locations and arrested 33 of the 80 suspects immediately.  Those suspects were taken before a Magistrate, who set bond.  The Department of Revenue also assisted with property seizures from suspects who owed money due to the possession of illegal narcotics.

During the arrest of 41-year-old Rebecca Lynn Rose at 5220 Chaucer Street in Conover, Deputies found a weapon of mass destruction.  The Gastonia Police Dept. Bomb Squad was called in to disarm the device.  In addition to the weapons charge, Rose was arrested for trafficking opium or heroin and possession of methamphetamine.

Officers will continue to search for the remaining suspects. Their names are being entered into the National Crime Information Center’s database.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:00

Public's Help Sought in Finding Missing Vale Man

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating 20-year-old Dillon Andrew Walker of Cedar Ridge Lane in Vale.

A report was filed on February 15 after Mr. Walker had not been heard from since February 13.  Detective Dan Snellings said Mr. Walker left his residence around 10 p.m. on the thirteenth, en route to his mother’s home on Dirty Ankle Road in Cleveland County.  He never arrived.

Mr. Walker is described as a white male, 5’9” tall, weighing 260 pounds.  He has brown hair, light skin and blue eyes.  He drives a blue 1998 Saturn with North Carolina tag number EEK-2336.

Anyone with regarding the whereabouts of Dillon Andrew Walker should contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, Lincoln County Communications at 704-735-8202 or the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 11:52

Drug Suspects Sought in Catawba County's Operation M-80

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Narcotics Officers with the Catawba County Sheriff's Office were out early this morning (February 15) rounding up suspects in a drug operation. "Operation M-80" is targeting 80 individuals wanted for various drug offenses. Officers began making arrests this morning and were planning to continue the operation until all suspects were in custody.

Watch WHKY-TV News tonight for the latest details on the operation, along with a conversation with Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid about the roundup.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:38

New Chamber President Named At Annual Luncheon

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The new Catawba County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO was introduced during today's Annual Shareholder and Investor Luncheon. Lindsay Keisler, who has been serving as Interim President since Danny Hearn's retirement, has been elevated to the position on a permanent basis. Keisler grew up in Conover and had served as Senior Vice President since 2013. The Keynote Speaker for the Chamber Luncheon was Clifton Lambreth, a North Carolina native who worked for more than 26 years for Ford Motor Company including during the company's financial recovery from 2006 to 2009.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 05:11

Woman Arrested On Drug Charges In Lincoln County

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36-year-old Mary Nicole Miskell was arrested Tuesday (February 14) by authorities in Lincoln County. She's charged with felony possession of controlled substance on the premises of a penal institution. In addition, Miskell is charged with misdemeanor counts of larceny, possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and first degree trespassing.

Miskell was arrested at an address on NC Highway 73 in Denver shortly after 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. She was placed in jail in Lincolnton under $7,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (February 16).

27-year-old Joe Clifford Tipps of Pea Ridge Road in Lawndale  was arrested Tuesday (February 14) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of cocaine, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, two counts of possession of stolen goods, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Tipps was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $45,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for March 8.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 04:55

Stolen Property Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

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54-year-old Todd Douglas Setzer of Pinewood Road in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (February 14) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of stolen property. Setzer was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $3,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for March 6.

39-year-old Margaret James Lasley of 17th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (February 14) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with failure to appear on counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin. Lasley was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $125,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for April 20.

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