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New names were recently added to the Burke County most wanted list.

51-year-old Johnny Allen Kaylor is one of the recent additions to the list of suspects wanted in Burke County. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and marijuana along with a count of felony fail to appear. The last known address for Kaylor was 4708 Mount Gilead Church Road in Connelly Springs. He was added to the most wanted list on June 26.

27-year-old William Charles Church, Jr. is another name recently placed on the Burke County most wanted list. He's charged with probation violation. The last known address for Church was on 39th Street NW in Hickory. He was also added to the Burke most wanted list on June 26.

Authorities in Burke County were still seeking 39-year-old Stephen Zachariah Pritchard. He's charged with felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense and forgery and uttering. Pritchard's last known address was 4047 Glen Powell Avenue in Morganton. He was added to the most wanted list May 15.

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.

34-year-old Christine Michelle Gilliland of 15th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested today by Long View Police Officers. She's charged with felony probation violation and failure to appear on a count of misdemeanor larceny. Gilliland was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $50,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 25.

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Hickory Residents Arrested On Drug Charges

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56-year-old Elisa Killian Robertson and 39-year-old Bo Lucus Hicks, who are both listed as homeless residents of Hickory, were arrested today (July 3) by Hickory Police Officers. They're each charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Both suspects were detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (July 6).

Catawba County Public Health reports 29 new cases of COVID-19 today (July 3) increasing the overall total to 927, with 14 deaths. There are 14 people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Catawba County, one fewer than Thursday (July 2). At least 434 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Catawba County, and there have been 3,458 negative test results. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, 2,099 additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed statewide today, the highest one day total since the start of the pandemic.

18-year-old Terry Edwin Walker of Shallow Creek Lane in Denver and 18-year-old Samantha Breeze Ginestri of Trinity Lane in Iron Station have both been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Officers. Walker was charged with charged with one felony count each of safecracking, breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession of stolen goods. Ginestri faces one felony count each of aiding & abetting a breaking & entering and aiding & abetting larceny.

They were charged in connection to a residential break-in on the 5,000 block of Helms End of Trail in Lincolnton. The homeowners reported the incident on June 30. They believed the suspect was the son of one of the victims.

An investigation revealed that Walker was given a ride to the residence by Ginestri. Ginestri stood by as Walker entered the residence and returned with a stolen safe and other items. The stolen safe, which contained only personal documents and a checkbook, was recovered, as were the other items.

Following their arrests, Walker was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond, while Ginestri was given a $5,000 secured bond. Both suspects will appear in District Court Monday (July 6) in Lincolnton.

37-year-old Amanda Leigh Loeffler and 30-year-old Heidiann Renee Gitts, both of the same Gastonia address, were arrested Thursday (July 2) by Granite Falls Police Officers. They're each charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Both suspects were given custody releases, they have District Court dates next Monday (July 6).

30-year-old Jeffery Print McGalliard was arrested this morning (July 3) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor larceny by trick. McGalliard was arrested at 1:30 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton under $16,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is set for next Monday (July 6).

34-year-old Chasity Star Davis of Rock Island, Tennessee was arrested Thursday (July 2) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Davis was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $7,500 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for July 23.

56 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday (July 2) by Catawba County Public Health, increasing the overall total to 898, with 14 deaths. Hospitalizations increased by three to 15 in Catawba County. 56 is the highest one-day total of new cases in Catawba County since the start of the pandemic. At least 434 patients had recovered from the coronavirus and there had been 3,417 negative test results.

Catawba County Public Health is investigating a newly identified outbreak of COVID-19 at Trinity Ridge, where one resident and two staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus. The facility is informing patients, their family members, and staff about the situation.

The Caldwell County Health Department reported 45 cases of COVID-19 Thursday, the highest one-day total reported by the county. The overall total in Caldwell is now 469, with four deaths. 17 Caldwell County patients are hospitalized, the highest total reported since the beginning of the pandemic. At least 252 patients had recovered.

This week the Health Department has experienced a delay in the reporting of positive cases from providers, resulting in the Thursday spike in cases. The department has reached out to the providers to rectify the issue. Caldwell County Public Library will expand the hours of its curbside service at the Lenoir branch. Beginning Monday (July 6) the Lenoir location will offer limited curbside service until 7 p.m. on Monday evenings.

Alexander County Public Health reported 12 new cases Thursday, increasing the overall total to 103, with one death. There were 37 people in quarantine with the coronavirus in Alexander County, one person was hospitalized, and 64 people have fully recovered.

12 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday in Burke County, increasing the overall total to 1,060, with 20 deaths. As of Thursday, six people remained hospitalized, and at least 797 patients had recovered. 125 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed overall Thursday in the Greater Hickory Metro, the highest total for one day in the region.

32-year-old Dezmon Ke-Von Witherspoon of NW Patterson Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (June 30) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony breaking and entering. Witherspoon was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. His next District Court appearance is scheduled for July 22.

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