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20-year-old Joshua Ernest Robinson of South Center Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (June 19) on one felony count of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was also charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

He was arrested after Officers responded last night to a reported robbery outside the Sears store in Hickory’s Valley Hills Mall. The victim said two black males stole his vehicle from the parking lot. One suspect, Joshua Robinson, was later identified and arrested. The other suspect remains at large.

Robinson was taken into custody without incident just after 2 a.m. today on the 900 block of 1st Street S.W. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $150,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for June 26 in Newton.

42-year-old Murphy Scott Mcleod of Lakeview Acres Drive in Valdese was arrested Sunday (June 18) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises and possession of methamphetamine. Mcleod was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (June 19).

48-year-old Brenda Yates Gunnells Kent of Cameo Lane in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (June 17) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged on a bill of indictment with felony break or enter a motor vehicle, and misdemeanor counts of larceny and injury to personal property. Kent was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for July 24.

41-year-old Bradley Dwayne Davis of Monroe Street in Statesville turned himself in this morning (June 19) at the Hickory Police Department.  Davis was wanted in connection to the shooting death of 37-year-old Shamar Rashad Wilson of Hickory.

The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. Saturday (June 17) outside Alessio’s Lounge on North Center Street in Hickory.  Davis is charged with murder.  He was accompanied by his attorney when he turned himself in at about 9 a.m. today.

Davis has been jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond.  He will make a first appearance in court tomorrow.

41-year-old Jamie Michael Deal of U.S. 70 West in Morganton was arrested Saturday (June 17) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Deal was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Facility under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (June 19).

A man was reportedly killed in a house fire in Catawba County. According to published reports, a man believed to be in his 50s was found in the burning home on Gilly Road in Maiden Sunday night (June 18). The published reports say Firefighters arrived at the scene at approximately 10:45 p.m. to a home on Gilly Road where black smoke was seen.

After extinguishing the flames, firefighters found the body. The reports say a woman who also lived at the home was not there at the time of the blaze. The victim's name had not been released, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Morganton Department of Public Safety was seeking assistance in finding a man. 40-year-old David Richard Cable was last seen in the area of East Union Street and Kirksey Drive in Morganton. He is possibly injured and needing assistance. If anyone has had contact with Mr. Cable or has a way to contact him you are asked to contact Morganton Public Safety at 828-438-5290 or email jgilstrap@morgantonps.org. Police would like to ensure he is okay at this time. An extensive search was launched over the weekend in the area of East Fleming Drive, East Union Street, Kirksey Drive and Burke Drive.

Monday, 19 June 2017 05:30

Hudson Woman Arrested On Felony Drug Charge

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36-year-old Sherry Elizabeth Gurley of Erin Place in Hudson was arrested Saturday (June 17) by Hudson Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Gurley was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. A District Court date was set for today (June 19).

31-year-old Brian Keith Greene of Enlos Place in Lenoir was arrested Friday (June 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of sell or deliver schedule I controlled substance and maintain a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Greene was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $40,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (June 19).

Hickory City Council meets in regular session Tuesday night (June 20).

Under new business there will be a departmental report on the mobile food vendor policy. City staff is requesting council's consideration of guidelines to allow permitted mobile food vendors to operate in certain city parks and identified parking lots in downtown Hickory. In addition, under new business, there will be a report presented in which staff requests that council considers rescinding the current policy which allows pushcarts to operate on Union Square due to the fact that it conflicts with the proposed mobile food vendor policy. Also, under new business, council will vote on the updated Green Park Neighborhood Plan.

Under reaffirmation and ratification of second readings council will consider the approval of an agreement for a condition assessment  for the Highway 127 & Moose Club Force Main Project. In addition, council will vote on a contract in the amount of $218,224.26 for construction engineering and inspection services related to the Falling Creek Bridge Replacement Project. There are five items listed under second readings and all were approved unanimously on first reading.

Council will also hear a presentation from Catawba Valley Community College President Garrett Hinshaw on the K-64 program during Tuesday's meeting. Tomorrow's meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building, 76 North Center Street in Hickory.

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