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32-year-old James Eric Robertson of Eastover Circle in Lenoir was arrested Monday (January 23) in Caldwell County by Probation and Parole Officers. He's charged with three counts of probation violation. Following the arrest, Robertson was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $65,000 secured bond. Superior Court dates are scheduled for January 31 and March 6.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 06:05

Vale Man Indicted On False Pretense Charge

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25-year-old Wesley Aaron Yancey of Roger Hill Road in Vale was arrested Monday (January 23) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with obtaining property by false pretense. Yancey is also charged with failure to appear on a count of felony probation violation. Yancey was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $55,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for February 27.

27-year-old Jim Xiong of Dudley Shoals Road in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (January 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle and misdemeanor carrying a concealed gun. Xiong is also charged with driving while license revoked. He was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $21,800 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for March 6.

The Burke County Sheriff's Office is continuing to seek suspects on it's Most Wanted List.

24-year-old Treyvon Thomas Eugene Goode is wanted on a charge of felony probation violation. Goode's last known address was 200 Rocky Ford Street in Morganton. He's been on the Most Wanted List since October 28, 2016.

28-year-old Eric Seth Adams is wanted for probation violation on counts of felony larceny and felony possession of stolen goods or property. Adams' last known address was 408 London Street in Glen Alpine. He's been on the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted list since February 12, 2016.

You can see the entire list at www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List call 828-438-5500. You can also e-mail admin@burkesheriff.org. If you'd like to submit an anonymous tip you can do so through Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.

36-year-old William Michael Inscoe of Flora Lane in Harmony was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny.

According to a news release issued on Monday (January 23), on December 21 Hoovers Lawn and Garden Equipment on Amity Hill Road in Statesville reported a larceny to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office. Employees reported that a Honda “Briefcase” Generator had been stolen from the showroom floor during business hours on December 20.

Workers told officers that they were very busy at the parts counter during the day and when they went to close the store they noticed the generator had been stolen from just inside the store entrance. They were able to give Deputies a make, model, and serial number for the generator as well as a picture from a Honda sales manual.

With the description Detectives were able to find out that the generator was pawned at a pawn shop in Winston-Salem the same day it was stolen. After further investigation it was learned that William Michael Inscoe pawned the generator. The property was recovered undamaged and returned to the store owner.

Inscoe was was arrested for the theft of the generator. In addition, charges from surrounding agencies were filed against the suspect. Bond was set at $5,000 on the Iredell County charges, as of Monday, Inscoe was being held in the Mecklenburg County Detention Center. A court date on the larceny charge in Iredell County is set for February 28 in District Court.

Monday, 23 January 2017 13:39

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

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57-year-old Timothy Lee Scronce of 12th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:30 Friday evening (January 20) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested following a traffic stop on the 1000 block of 9th Avenue N.E. in Hickory.  Scronce was the driver and only occupant of a 1992 Chevy Blazer.  Police found a pipe, needles and 0.5 grams of methamphetamine.

Scronce was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility without bond.  An appearance in District Court was set for today (January 23) in Newton.

45-year-old Kristi Larae Barger Hedgepeth of 8th Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:45 Friday night (January 20) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense.

She was arrested in connection to an incident at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. According to Loss Prevention at Walmart, Hedgepeth entered the store carrying a box of Rachel Ray pots and pans. Hedgepeth then took an X-Box controller and two blankets from the shelves before taking all the items to customer service for a cash refund.

Loss Prevention stopped the suspect before she left the store. She was in custody in the Loss Prevention office when Police arrived. Hedgepeth was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. She has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (January 23) in Newton.

Monday, 23 January 2017 10:56

Conover Woman Arrested on Felony Larceny Warrant

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40-year-old Melissa Ann Bigas of County Home Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police just after five o’clock Saturday afternoon (January 21) on four felony counts of larceny. The warrants for her arrest were issued on January 16.

She was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department. Bigas was released under a $15,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for today (January 23) in Newton.

No further details are available.

The 39th session of the Hickory Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) begins Thursday, March 30. Sessions are held at the department each Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., concluding on June 1, with a graduation from the academy.

Those who take part in the Police Academy will learn more about law enforcement, including patrol techniques, community policing, criminal investigation and firearms.

Interested parties are encouraged to contact HPD or submit an application no later than March 15th. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

36-year-old Brian Lee Maynor of Stubbs Place in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (January 21) on one felony count of identity theft and one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer, as well as four felony warrants for probation violations.

He was arrested after Police responded to the Red Roof Inn, just off of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. in Hickory, where Brian Maynor allegedly tried to check in using a false I.D. Officers arrived and stopped a 2003 Nissan Altima in which Maynor was a passenger. Three other subjects were in the vehicle.

Maynor initially gave Police a false I.D. When he was correctly identified, Police found the outstanding warrants for his arrest. The other subjects were not charged or cited.

Maynor was taken into custody without incident at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $61,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today (January 23) in Newton.

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