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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 05:44

Weapon Charge Filed Against Hudson Man

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26-year-old Daniel James Coffey of Lower Cedar Valley Road in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (March 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Coffey was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for April 12.

37-year-old Toni Marie Edmondson of Hudson Chapel Road in Catawba was arrested by Newton Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor child abuse, and driving while license revoked. Edmondson was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (Wednesday, March 23) under $4,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today.

26-year-old Cassondra Ellen Leatherman of Northbrook Three School Road in Vale was arrested Tuesday (March 22) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. Leatherman is charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, and single counts of manufacture meth and possession with intent to distribute meth precursor. Leatherman was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under no bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, March 23).

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 05:24

Meth Charges Filed Against Sherrills Ford Man

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42-year-old Chad Derek Price of Harrys Lane in Sherrills Ford was arrested Tuesday (March 22) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, and single counts of manufacture meth, possession with intent to distribute meth precursor, and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substances. Price was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, March 23).

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 04:56

Most Wanted Suspects Sought In Burke County

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The Burke County Sheriff's Office is continuing to seek suspects on their Most Wanted List and they're asking the public to assist them in finding the wanted offenders.

27-year-old Eric Seth Adams is wanted for violating probation on counts of felony larceny and felony possession of stolen goods or property. Adams' last known address was 408 London Street in Glen Alpine. Adams has been on the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List since February 12.

31-year-old Duane Jason Fiedler is wanted by the Burke County Sheriff's Office on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. Fiedler's last known address was 2358 Burke Memorial Park Road, Apartment C, in Morganton. Fiedler has also been on the Most Wanted List since February 12.

49-year-old Cletus Delon Stamey is wanted on probation violations for prior felony convictions in both Burke and McDowell Counties. His last known address was 4057 River Road in Morganton. Stamey has been on the Most Wanted List since January 22.

You can see the entire list of most wanted suspects at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office website, www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information about any of the suspects being sought in Burke County call the Sheriff’s Office at 828-438-5500 or e-mail admin@burkesheriff.org. To make an anonymous tip you can contact Morganton-Burke Crimestoppers.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:43

Catawba County Hires New C.F.O.

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Robert (Bob) Miracle has been named Catawba County’s new Chief Financial Officer. He will begin his new duties on April 18. Mr. Miracle succeeds Rodney Miller, who left county government in 2015 to become Assistant City Manager for the City of Hickory.

Mr. Miracle, 47, has served for 13 years as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Director of the Finance & Administrative Services Department in Broward County, Florida (in the Fort Lauderdale area). He has been responsible for the areas of government he will oversee in Catawba County, such as accounting, debt financing, bond issuance & debt management activities, special projects such as development of a convention center and management of Broward County’s investment portfolio.

As Catawba County’s CFO, Miracle will manage all aspects of financial operations. His department will prepare a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and provide financial information to other departments, citizens and municipalities. The department carries out financial policies and procedures for Catawba County and is responsible for vehicle and building maintenance.

Mr. Miracle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from The Ohio State University in 1991. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received a professional certification through the Central Association of College & University Business Officers in 1995.

Bob Miracle and his wife, Donna, have three adult children.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:01

Lincolnton Man Accused of Stealing from Walmart

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30-year-old Michael Samuel Still of Tripple H Lane in Lincolnton was arrested by Lincolnton Police Sunday (March 20) on charges of obtaining property by false pretense and larceny.

At about 1 p.m. Sunday, Officer Richard Harrington responded to a shoplifting and fraud call at Walmart on North General’s Boulevard in Lincolnton. Officer Harrington spoke with Loss Prevention personnel who said Michael Samuel Still had stolen merchandise from the store, walked outside to his vehicle and then returned to the store to return the items for a refund. After receiving the refund, Still was confronted by Officer Harrington and Loss Prevention Officers.

Following his arrest, Still was placed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $6,000 secured bond. He had a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court yesterday (March 21) with another court date coming up on April 12.

The case remains under investigation. Additional charges are possible.

Still has a number of previous convictions on drug charges, plus DWI and other traffic-related offenses. He is currently on probation.

44-year-old Donny Wayne Wilson Jr. of Sutton Road in Claremont was arrested Monday (March 21) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to Kill inflicting serious injury. He's charged in connection with a weekend stabbing incident that left one man hospitalized in serious condition.

Deputies were dispatched to a fight at a residence in the 4800 block of Gideon Drive in Lincolnton at approximately 3:00 a.m. Sunday (March 20). When they arrived on the scene officers were told that Donny Wayne Wilson, Jr. and Phillip Zachary Sisk had gotten into an altercation inside the residence. Sisk was found outside the home suffering from multiple stab wounds in the chest and stomach area.

Witnesses told responding deputies that Wilson stabbed Sisk in the chest during the altercation. Wilson was forced out of the residence and left the scene in a 1993 Honda Accord being driven by his girlfriend. Lincoln County EMS responded to the scene and transported Sisk to Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia with multiple stab wounds.

Wilson was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $35,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, March 22).

25-year-old Talia Breanne Michaux of West Union Street in Connelly Springs was arrested Saturday (March 19) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony attempt to obtain property by false pretense and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods or property. Michaux was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for April 11.

57-year-old Deborah Powell Finkle was arrested Monday (March 22) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with one count of felony larceny. Finkle was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for May 16.