25-year-old Gary Jean Woodard Jr. of Mountain City, Tennessee, was arrested Wednesday (April 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed weapon. Woodard was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, April 13).
25-year-old Christapher David Jamie Dula of Duff Drive in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (April 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance, and three counts of failure to appear on various traffic violations. Dula was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $39,000 secured bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (Thursday, April 13) and April 20.
57-year-old Deborah Yvonne Fagan of 10th Avenue Court NE and 54-year-old Carroll Lee Fagan of 38th Avenue NW, both from Hickory, were each arrested Wednesday (April 12) on charges filed by the Department of Motor Vehicles. They're each charged with more than 80 counts. The charges include multiple counts of failure to deliver title, improper use of dealer permit or tag, embezzlement of state property, obtaining property by false pretense and dealer plate violation. They're also charged with felony conversion.
Deborah Fagan was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $220,000 bond, Carroll Fagan's bond was set at $365,000. Both suspects were scheduled to make first court appearances today (Thursday, April 13).
The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 48-year-old Elliott Kyle Smith of Shearers Road in Mooresville in reference to multiple golf course break-ins in Iredell County. Multiple felony breaking and entering warrants have been issued against Smith by the Iredell County Sherriff’s Office for those crimes.
Smith is believed to be driving a blue 2009 Ford Focus, with the North Carolina tag number BFE-8238. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Elliot Kyle Smith is asked to contact the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at (704) 878-3180 or contact Crime Stoppers number at (704) 662-1340.
69-year-old Allen Franklin Morrison of Cleveland, NC and 38-year-old Tracy Ann Paulson of Statesville were both arrested Monday (April 10) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. Morrison is charged with one count of possession of cocaine, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Paulson is charged with two counts of felony probation violation.
According to a news release issued Wednesday (April 12), on Monday, Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division received information that Tracy Ann Paulson, who was wanted on two probation violations, was going to be in the area of 1505 Salisbury Highway in Statesville. Detectives found Paulson in a vehicle in that area along with Allen Franklin Morrison. Paulson was asked to get out of the vehicle. Morrison was questioned about his involvement with Paulson, and checked for outstanding warrants.
Paulson was asked to remove her purse from the vehicle, and it was discovered that she had a prescription pill bottle in her purse with Morrison’s name on the bottle. Inside the prescription pill bottle Detectives found approximately two grams of crack cocaine and two glass pipes. Paulson insisted that Morrison placed the pill bottle in her purse. Detectives then asked Morrison to step out of the vehicle to be searched. They found a metal pipe in a Newport Cigarette box in the driver’s side door panel that appeared to have been used to smoke crack cocaine.
Morrison was jailed under $10,000.00 secured bond, Paulson's bond was set at $40,000 secured. Additional charges are likely against Paulson. Morrison has District Court dates April 19 and May 2 and a Superior Court appearance scheduled for April 24. Paulson has a District Court date May 1 and a Superior Court appearance scheduled for May 9.
39-year-old Johnny Tyrone Saunders of Ambassador Court in High Point was arrested at about 3:40 p.m. yesterday (April 12) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with two felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin and one count apiece of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep a controlled substance and driving while license revoked.
He is accused of possessing seven grams of heroin. Saunders was in a 2017 Dodge Charger when he was taken into custody on the 700 block of 4th Street S.W. in Hickory. He was incarcerated in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $125,500 secured bond. District Court appearances were set for today and May 16.
18-year-old Lauren Skye Sulli and 23-year-old Michael Christian Jimenez, both of the same Sherrills Ford Road, Sherills Ford address, were both arrested Wednesday (April 12) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. They're both charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place to keep controlled substance. Sulli was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond, Jimenez was jailed under $11,000 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for both suspects for today (Thursday, April 13).
42-year-old Timothy Michael Smith of Statesville was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Statesville early Saturday morning (April 8).
The incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday on the 3300 block of East Broad Street, near Camelot Drive. When Statesville Police arrived, they found the only occupant of the vehicle deceased. The cause of the accident has not been determined.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Traffic Investigators are still awaiting results of an examination, including toxicology results, from the Medical Examiner’s office.
44-year-old Stephanie Mascho Lingerfelt of Lingerfelt Road in Vale was arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 11) on one felony count each of breaking & entering a building, larceny after breaking & entering and possession of stolen goods.
On April 8, a homeowner reported that someone had broken into his residence on the 900 block of McRee Road, northwest of Lincolnton. The suspect made entry by breaking the glass out of a back door. Stolen in the break-in were three Samsung televisions valued at $1,700 and personal papers. The residence was last known to be secure on April 1.
A neighbor told Deputies he saw Stephanie Mascho Lingerfelt enter the residence and carry items out to her car, which was parked nearby.
Following her arrest, Lingerfelt was processed at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center and then released under a $9,000 secured bond. She was scheduled to make a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court today (April 12).
44-year-old Wendy Frances Haverstick of Statesville has been charged by Statesville Police with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and assault in the presence of a minor. Haverstick was served with the warrants this morning (April 12) at the Iredell County Jail.
She was arrested in connection to a shooting that stemmed from a domestic dispute between Wendy Haverstick and 48-year-old Christopher Michael Haverstick. The incident took place shortly after seven o’clock Saturday evening (April 8) at Michael Haverstick’s business, Quarterstick Quilting on North Center Street in Statesville. The business was closed at the time of the shooting.
According to Police, the couple had been separated for some time. Michael Havertstick was described as the suspect’s estranged husband. The couple’s minor child was present in the building at the time of the incident.
Mr. Haverstick was taken to Iredell Memorial Hospital, suffering from gunshot wounds and was later flown to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem for further care. He is still recovering at the hospital. Wendy Haverstick was taken to Davis Regional for treatment for minor non-life threatening injuries.
Wendy Haverstick was arrested and initially held without bond because the crime was domestic violence related; however, after a first appearance in court this morning, her bond was set at $30,000, secured. Her next appearance was set for May 1.
Snider Fleet Solutions, a national leader in tire and mechanical services for commercial trucks, has opened a new facility in Newton. It opened in October of last year.
The 455,000 square foot facility, located at 1545 St. James Church Road, provides space for production, administrative offices and an expansive distribution center. The production line features all-new, state-of-the-art Michelin Retread Technologies equipment. The facility is the company’s largest retreading plant.
With a 40-year history, Snider Fleet Solutions employs over 1,000 workers across the southeast. The company expects to hire at least 20 workers at the new location in Newton during 2017.
For more, visit sniderfleet.com.
34-year-old Marcus Albert Taylor of Poplar Street in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 11) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted in Richmond, Virginia. Following his arrest, Albert was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured. He’ll appear in District Court tomorrow in Lenoir.
34-year-old Celeste Monte Hauser of 3rd Avenue S.E. and 45-year-old Carlus Maurice Lutz of 3rd Street Court S.W., both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police last Friday (April 7). They were each charged with one felony count of possession of cocaine. Lutz was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Events leading to their arrests began as Officers saw a vehicle with two occupants in the parking lot at the Sunny Valley housing complex on 4th Avenue S.W. Officers knew that one of the vehicle’s occupants, Celeste Hauser, had an outstanding warrant. During a search of the vehicle, Police found 0.7 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Both occupants were taken into custody.
Hauser and Lutz were taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. Hauser was given a $7,500 secured bond, while bond for Lutz was set at $1,500, secured. Both have since been released. They were scheduled to make first appearances in District Court Monday (April 10) with their next court dates coming up on May 1.
The Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM) held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner last Thursday (April 6) at Friendship United Methodist Church in Newton.
The evening was a celebration of the hard work and dedication volunteers give to the ECCCM every day. In 2016 volunteers served 14,543 hours, saving the ministry over $342,633.
The Charlie Bunn Service Award was presented to Carol Dickinson. Ms. Dickinson served over 600 hours last year sorting donations that keep the ECCCM’s New-To-You Thrift Store stocked. Nominees for the award are selected by their peers with the winner chosen by a committee comprised of volunteers and staff members.
Entertainment for the evening was traditional Irish step dancing performed by the St. Joseph School of Irish Dancing.
The ECCCM is a Catawba County United Way Partner Agency. It is a non-profit crisis agency that provides assistance with mortgage & rent payments, utility bills, basic car repairs, hunger prevention programs and financial coaching. The ECCCM distributed 1.56 million pounds of food to 6,974 individuals in 2016.
For more information, contact Steve McNeely, Food Pantry Director, at email@example.com or call 828-465-1702.