36-year-old Brenten Emanuel Jones of Arlington Circle NW in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 14) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of cocaine, maintaining a vehicle to keep controlled substance, and cruelty to animals. He's also charged with probation violation. Jones was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $80,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.
The Iredell County Sheriff's Office is continuing to seek suspects on it's Most Wanted List, there are some new names listed among those being sought.
One of those names added to the list is 51-year-old Tracy B. Evans. He's wanted on a felony charge of discharge a weapon into an occupied dwelling. Evans' last known address was 111 Ashley Woods Drive in Mooresville.
Another new name on the list is 28-year-old Daryl S. Speaks. He's wanted for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Speaks' last known address was 2290 Fanning Road in Winston Salem.
The Iredell County Sheriff's Office is continuing to seek 44-year-old James Sprinkle. He's wanted for possession of a firearm by a felon, obtaining property by false pretense, and larceny. Sprinkle's last known address was 264 Autumn Leaf Road in Troutman.
You can see the entire list of Most Wanted suspects at the Iredell County Sheriff's Office Website, www.iredellsheriff.com. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of any of the suspects contact the Iredell County Sheriff's Office at 704-878-3180.
Man Sentenced To Close To Five Years In Prison For Charges Including Failure To Register Address ChangeWritten by Rob Eastwood
A Catawba County man will spend nearly five years in prison for failing to register a change of address by a sex offender and his admission as a habitual felon.
69-year-old Charles Patrick Hagan of Conover, was given an active prison sentence of 58 to 82 months in custody of the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections by the Honorable Gregory R. Hayes, Superior Court Judge from Catawba County, following his guilty plea on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Catawba County Superior Court.
Hagan left his registered address at the Royal Inn Motel in Hickory in the fall of 2015 but did not notify the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office within three days of the change as required by law.
The defendant also admitted his status as a habitual felon, which enhanced the sentence he was given.
Hagan had prior felony convictions in Iredell County (April 2003) for indecent liberties with a child; Forsyth County (October 2006) for failure to register; and Catawba County (October 2013) for failure to register.
Tommy Scarborough investigated the case for the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Van Buren and Kyle Smith handled prosecution for the District Attorney’s Office.
An accident involving a tractor-trailer that reportedly lost it's brakes occurred this morning in northern Caldwell County. The accident happened at approximately 9:30 a.m. today on U.S. 321, approximately ten miles north of Lenoir and one-half mile north of Richland Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the wreck. They report the driver of the tractor-trailer, Allen White of Columbia, South Carolina, was traveling south on U.S. 321 when the vehicle it lost it's brakes. The truck had Hardie-Board siding on it's flat bed that was not secured. Debris was thrown from the tractor-trailer, striking two vehicles. The tractor-trailer eventually came to a stop after striking a guardrail.
The driver of one of the cars struck was transported to Caldwell UNC Healthcare with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other car was not injured. One of the vehicles struck was totaled, the other vehicle sustained $2,000 in damage. White was charged with failure to secure load and driving left of center.
50-year-old Sherry Kay Moore of Harper Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (July 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with breaking and entering and domestic violence protection order violation. Moore was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, July 14).
62-year-old Calvin Lewis Williamson of 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday on one felony count of habitual misdemeanor assault and three misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. The failure to appear charges are the result of outstanding warrants from Davie County for simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and from Iredell County for driving while license revoked.
He was arrested after Police responded to a reported stabbing at the Sunny Valley apartment complex on 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory. There, they found a 54-year-old male victim suffering from a wound to the upper chest area and a scratch across his back. The victim was taken to Catawba Valley Medical Center for treatment.
The suspect, Calvin Williamson, was still on the scene. The victim was reportedly injured after a verbal altercation between the two men escalated.
Williamson has two prior convictions for misdemeanor assault, dating back to 2004, resulting in the felony habitual assault charge filed against him Tuesday.
Williamson was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $6,000 secured bond. Court dates were set for August 3 in Newton, August 5 in Iredell County and August 18 in Davie County.
58-year-old Malverne Phineas Myers of NW Finley Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (July 13) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, probation violation, and simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance. Myers was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, July 14).
23-year-old Garrett Scott Dellinger of Deerbrook Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (July 13) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony larceny. Dellinger was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $80,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, July 14).
21-year-old Sarah Margaret Annas of C&B Farm Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (Thursday, July 14) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She is accused of possessing 0.5 grams of methamphetamine.
Annas was taken into custody without incident at about 1:40 a.m. at the Red Roof Inn on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. in Hickory. Following her arrest, Annas was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for today in Newton.
Catawba County emergency workers responded to clean up a chemical leak at a plant in Maiden late Wednesday night (July 13). EMS was called to clean up a chemical leak at Delta Apparel on West Pine Street in Maiden just before midnight Wednesday.
According to Catawba County Emergency Management, the incident involved the release of hydrogen peroxide vapor inside the plant. The Catawba County Hazardous Material Response Team and Maiden Fire Department mitigated the situation and the incident was resolved by 3:00 a.m. today (Thursday, July 14). The public was never at risk and no one was injured by the situation.
37-year-old Danny Eugene Dean Jr. of Hubbard Street in Lincolnton was arrested Monday (July 11) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with seven felony counts of identity theft, one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses, and six felony counts of attempting to obtain property under false pretenses.
According to a news release issued Wednesday (July 13) Dean was arrested in connection with a case that came under investigation on May 26 of this year. Kimberly Bivens filed a report with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in connection with an unauthorized Western Union withdrawal from her checking account.
While the transactions were being investigated multiple withdrawals were attempted from various services including payment of a utility bill and car payments. Danny Dean, Jr., who had previous dealings with Kimberly Bivens, became a possible suspect when documentation from Western Union, bearing his name, was mailed to Ms. Biven’s address.
Further investigation was conducted into the attempted utility payment and the probe led to a resident on North Caldwell Street in Newton. The resident advised that Dean had attempted these transactions as a form of payment for him being allowed to stay at that location. There had also been Western Union documentation sent to the Newton address bearing Dean’s name.
After weeks of attempting to locate Danny Dean, Jr. he was taken into custody following a traffic stop on Monday. Dean was taken before a Lincoln County Magistrate then placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond. He had a first appearance hearing in Lincoln County District Court on Tuesday (July 12).
A Caldwell County woman was arrested after a brief vehicle chase Tuesday night (July 12) in western Lincoln County.
27-year-old Kendra Leigh McQuinn of Bashful Lane in Granite Falls is charged with one felony count each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance in a penal institution, and possession of schedule I controlled substance. She was also charged with one misdemeanor count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of marijuana.
A Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy was on patrol on Frank Cline Road in Vale when he noticed a suspicious white Honda Prelude approach the intersection of Hog Hill Road. The car, occupied by a male driving and a female passenger, accelerated as it went by the officer. The deputy pulled in behind the vehicle which turned into a driveway in the 3500 block of Hog Hill Road. The blue lights were activated as the car sped around the back of the residence. The male driver ran on foot from the vehicle leaving the female in the car.
The female was identified as Kendra Leigh McQuinn. She told officers she didn’t know the man who was driving the car. The deputy found a set of digital scales with white powder residue consistent with narcotics in the woman’s open purse. The license plate on the vehicle was fictitious and the vehicle owner was shown as a Honda dealership in Charlotte. McQuinn was transported to the Lincoln County Jail to be searched for additional drugs. A female detention officer located additional drugs hidden in the woman’s clothing.
McQuinn was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. She was scheduled to make a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court Wednesday (July 13). No further information was given regarding the man who fled from the vehicle.
29-year-old Rushie Lee Kennedy III of 8th Avenue Circle S.E. in Hickory was arrested at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon (July 12) on one felony count of possession of crack cocaine.
He was arrested after an Officer traveling on 2nd Street N.E. saw a gray 1992 Buick Century as it crossed a double yellow line while attempting to pull into a turning lane. Police stopped the Buick on the 100 block of 3rd Avenue N.E. The vehicle was occupied by a male driver and by Rushie Kennedy, who was in the front passenger seat.
Officers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A subsequent search turned up 2.3 grams of crack cocaine on Kennedy’s person. He was taken into custody without incident.
The driver was cited for driving left of center.
Kennedy was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for today in Newton.
48-year-old Steven Louis Russo, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 10 a.m. yesterday (July 12) on one felony count each of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen firearm. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of larceny, possession of stolen goods or property and possession of drug paraphernalia.
His arrest stems from an incident in April of this year. H.P.D. took a report on April 24 regarding the theft the previous day of a .40-caliber Glock handgun from the parking lot at the Big Lots store on Highway 70 S.W. The firearm was entered into the National Crime Information Center’s database as stolen.
On July 12, Police received information that a subject on the 300 block of 1st Street S.W. in Hickory was attempting to sell a handgun. Officers found the man, Steven Russo, on the 500 block of South Center Street. Officers searched Russo’s bag and found a semi-automatic .40-caliber Glock handgun. It was confirmed as the gun stolen in April.
Russo was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $16,500 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton. He’ll appear on the misdemeanor charges on August 10.