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Thursday, 22 September 2016 04:52

Man Arrested In Burke County On Strangulation Charge

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23-year-old Johnithyn Thomas James Bristol was arrested Wednesday (September 21) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony assault by strangulation. Following the arrest, Bristol was placed in jail in Morganton under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for October 24.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:24

Man Arrested after Manhunt in Alexander County

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31-year-old Zachary Ryan Moser of Catawba County, who was being sought by Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Officer in connection to an early morning assault in Stony Point, has been taken into custody, according to Sheriff Chris Bowman. He was charged with assault on a female, resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer and two counts of breaking & entering. Moser will also face outstanding warrants in Catawba County stemming from an earlier incident.

Moser's arrest comes on the heels of a nearly five-hour manhunt that involved multiple law enforcement agencies. During the manhunt, Officers utilized various technologies to narrow down Moser's location to the South Thomas Lane area in Stony Point. While patrolling that area, a Sheriff's Deputy was tipped off by a citizen to the exact location where Moser was hiding.

Officers entered a home on South Thomas Lane and took Moser into custody without further incident. The only court date listed at this time is November 21 in Catawba County on a variety of assault charges.

Sheriff Bowman expressed his gratitude to the Officers and agencies that assisted in the search and apprehension. In addition to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, those agencies include N.C. Adult Probation, the N.C. Highway Patrol, N.C. State K-9, Iredell County Sheriff's K-9 and Alexander County Emergency Management.

25-year-old Nathaniel Lee Shinn of Dickerson Court in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police just before 9 a.m. yesterday (September 20) on felony warrants from the Long View Police Department for robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and possession of stolen goods. Those were issued in July and January of this year, respectively. His arrest came in connection to the arrest of 28-year-old Cory Elijah Moretz of Little River Church Road in Taylorsville, who was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were arrested at the Baymont Inn on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. after Police spotted a green Pontiac Bonneville in the parking lot with a female driver, who stayed in the vehicle for about six or seven minutes. Officers approached the woman, who said she was going to room 301. She said the car didn’t belong to her. Officers also learned that her license had been suspended. The woman was then allowed to leave the scene.

As Cory Moretz came out of room 301, a K-9 Officer alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. A search warrant was obtained and executed, leading to the discovery of a spoon, digital scales, Q-Tips, an unloaded syringe and two loaded syringes containing 0.8 grams of methamphetamine.

Moretz was charged for the paraphernalia. A warrant was issued for the female’s arrest. At the same time, Shinn was found on the property and the outstanding warrants for his arrest were located.

Moretz and Shinn were taken into custody without incident. Moretz was processed and released under a $2,000 unsecured bond with a court date set for November 1. Shinn was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $30,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in court today. The female remained at large as of this afteroon.

The Alexander County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for a man wanted in connection to an early morning assault that occurred in the 8000 block of Highway 90 East in Stony Point. The suspect, Zachary Ryan Moser, is currently wanted by Alexander County authorities for Assault on a Female but is also wanted by Catawba County authorities for Resist, Delay and Obstruct stemming from a separate incident. Moser has been known to be violent and may be armed. Sheriff Chris Bowman is asking anyone who sees Moser in the Stony Point area contact the Alexander County Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:12

Tennessee Man Arrested after Disturbance at Frye E.R.

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64-year-old Steve Gray Adams, who is listed as a homeless person from Knoxville, Tennessee, was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 1 p.m. yesterday (September 20) on one felony count of malicious conduct by a prisoner and one misdemeanor count of assault on a female.

He was arrested in connection to an incident last Friday (September 16) at Frye Regional Medical Center. An off-duty Officer responded to an irate patient, Steve Adams, in the emergency room. Adams reportedly kicked and spit at several nurses and at the Officer. No significant injuries were reported.

Adams was taken into custody without incident yesterday at the hospital. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $2,500 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 06:11

Missing Teenager Sought

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Lincoln County teenager.

17-year-old Tamara Stansford 3845 Oakwood Circle in Iron Station was last seen at her residence between 8 and 9 p.m. Sunday, September 18. Relatives say Stansford could possibly be in Charlotte or an unknown location in South Carolina.

She is described as a black female, five-feet-two inches tall and weighing approximately 175 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair with red dye highlights. She has several medical issues and does not have her medication with her.

Stansford has been entered NCIC as a missing person. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202.

29-year-old Destiny Nicole Miller of Johns River Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (September 20) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of larceny after breaking and entering, auto larceny, and possession of stolen goods or property. Miller was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. She's scheduled to appear in Superior Court October 31.

33-year-old Christopher Jesse Erickson was arrested Tuesday (September 20) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to an automobile and larceny from an automobile. Officers apprehended Erickson at an address on Sanford Drive in Morganton. He was placed in jail in Morganton with bond set at $19,000 secured. A court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, September 21).

28-year-old Jeric Avery Carey of 16th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (September 20) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Carey was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, September 21).

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 05:02

Stolen Vehicle Charge Lodged Against Newton Woman

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30-year-old Natasha Danielle Steele of North Olivers Cross Road in Newton was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, and driving while license revoked. Steele was jailed this morning (Wednesday, September 21) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $4,000 bond. She was scheduled to appear in Superior Court today, and in District Court November 10.

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