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31-year-old Catherine Huffman Brown of 14th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (September 16) by Hickory Police Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. Following the arrest, Brown was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Friday (September 18).

42-year-old Christopher Franklin Henry of Cokesbury Park in Fuquay Varina was arrested Wednesday (September 16) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Following the arrest, Henry was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court date is set for Friday (September 18).

Thursday, 17 September 2015 04:53

Paving Work To Start Today In Morganton

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Starting today, (Thursday, September 17) contractors working for the NC Department of Transportation will be milling and paving Avery Avenue and Lenoir Road in Morganton during daytime hours.

NCDOT is working to repave Avery Avenue and Lenoir Road from North Green Street to Kirksey Drive. The road will be reduced to one-lane traffic at times, and the work likely will continue into next week, weather permitting. Drivers can expect delays unless they use an alternate route.

For more information, visit www.ncdot.gov/contact, or call 1-877-DOT-4YOU.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 14:27

Valdese Man Indicted on Felony Cocaine Charge

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28-year-old Dustin Clark Lawhon of Brevard Street in Valdese was served a felony indictment by Hickory Police at about 10:20 last night on one felony count of possession with intent to sell a schedule II controlled substance.

The indictment comes in connection to an incident on May 17 of this year when Police received information from an anonymous caller regarding the suspect, who was allegedly selling crack cocaine at the Sunny Valley apartment complex.

Officers located Lawhon on the 4th Street S.E. side of the complex. A search of his person turned up 1.6 grams of crack cocaine. Lawhon was initially arrested and charged at that time.

Following his arrest yesterday, Lawhon was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for September 18 in Newton.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 11:13

Hickory Man Held without Bond on Felony Assault Charge

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54-year-old Roger Lewis Bass of Main Avenue Drive was arrested at about 7:15 last night (September 15) on one felony count of assault inflicting serious injury and one misdemeanor count of assault on a female.

He was arrested as the result of a domestic disturbance at the Deluxe Inn on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. A female victim at the scene refused medical treatment. Bass’ vehicle was stopped on the 1100 block of 2nd Avenue S.W. where he was taken into custody by Hickory Police.

Bass was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility without bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 11:02

Mooresville Man Faces Three Counts of Indecent Liberties

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31-year-old Nathan James Dahlquist of Presbyterian Road in Mooresville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers last Friday (September 11) on three counts of indecent liberties with a child.

He was arrested after a report was filed with Sheriff’s Office in August stating that three children under the age of 13 had been sexually abused by a family friend. The abuse occurred during the time period between January 1 and August 3 of this year.

The case was assigned to Detective Sgt. C.M. Benfield with the Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit. A forensic interview was conducted with all three children. Dahlquist was charged after further investigation and after additional interviews with witnesses were conducted.

He was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. Dahlquist will next appear in District Court on September 28.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 10:14

Man Charged With 37 Additional Sex Offenses

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65-year-old Michael Thomas Chambers of Turnersburg Highway in Statesville was arrested Monday (September 14) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with 37 counts of first-degree sexual offense with a child by an adult offender. He had previously been charged with 69 counts of that charge.

On September 2, a new report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s office in reference to another person being sexually assaulted by Michael Thomas Chambers. This victim was a family member of Chambers and was sexually assaulted by him when she was a young child, under the age of 10. The abuse occurred between 1980 and 1983.

The report was turned over to Detective Sgt. Lowrance of the Special Victim’s Unit. The victim was interviewed along with witnesses, concerning the new allegations. As a result of the investigation, Chambers, was charged with the additional 37 counts.

On June 16, the Sheriff’s Office responded to report regarding a child under the age of 12 who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a family member over a period of six years. The incidents reportedly took place from 2009 to 2015. The abuse occurred when the victim visited the suspect at the suspect’s residence.

Chambers now faces a total of 106 counts of First Degree Sexual Offenses against the two victims. Bond for Chambers was set at one-million dollars. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today. Wednesday, (September 16).

29-year-old Ghenoa Flo Elder of Fairlane Drive in Stony Point has been arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers for a violation of pretrial release conditions.

On August 7, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Elder’s residence in reference to a domestic assault in progress. Upon arrival they found Ghenoa Elder on top of a vehicle. She had broken one of the vehicle’s windows, as windows inside the residence. Elder also struck one subject on his chest and stomach with a metal garden rake.

Deputy B.A. Henderson arrested Elder for damage to property and assault with a deadly weapon. She was released from the detention center after posting a $6,000 bond. Due to the domestic nature of the incident, Elder was given pretrial release conditions prohibiting her from having any type of contact with the victim until their case was disposed of in court.

On September 14, Det. Sgt. Katie Harwell with the Special Victim’s Unit saw Elder making contact with the victim at the courthouse and violating the court order. Sgt. Harwell placed Elder under arrest. When Elder was taken before the Magistrate, her original bond was revoked and she was placed under a $50,000 bond. Her next appearance in District Court was set for September 21.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 10:09

Lenoir Woman Accused of Stealing from Video Game Store

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24-year-old Sparkle Wynn Walsh of Walsh Vines Lane in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2 p.m. yesterday (September 15) on one felony count of larceny by servant or other employee.

Walsh was an employee at the GameStop store at 1932 Catawba Valley Boulevard. Yesterday, Loss Prevention at the store reported that Walsh had been lowering prices on video games before selling them to friends.

The incidents took place over a three-to-four month period. Property loss was estimated at $2,000.

H.P.D. took Walsh into custody without incident yesterday at the store. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility, but has since been released under a $3,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 10:03

Hickory Man Charged With Vehicle Theft

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32-year-old Thomas Lavar Arnold of F Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and felony probation violation. Arnold was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (Wednesday, September 16) under $10,000 bond. A Superior Court date was scheduled for today.