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51-year-old John David Wasse of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, was arrested on a charge filed by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office. He's charged in Iredell County with felony indecent liberties with a child.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report concerning the possible sexual abuse of a 10-year-old child by an adult male family member. The child stated that John David Wasse had inappropriate sexual conduct with her between August and November 2016. The incidents occurred when Wasse lived in Iredell County. The report was assigned to the Special Victims Unit for further investigation.

During the investigation, the child disclosed that the sexual abuse not only occurred in Iredell County, but also in Charlotte and Myrtle Beach. A report was also made with those law enforcement agencies concerning the allegations.  

Wasse  was arrested on the indecent liberties charge last Friday (September 22) by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. His bond was set at $25,000 secured, he was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday (September 26). Wasse has also been arrested and charged for the allegations against him in Myrtle Beach. He is currently out on bond on the charges in Myrtle Beach.  Wasse has a prior conviction of violation of a domestic violence protective order.

37-year-old Latissa Decona Price of Lyle Haven Drive N.W. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7 p.m. yesterday (September 25) on one felony count each of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering and possession of stolen goods.

Her arrest stems from an incident in April of this year when Police responded to a shoplifting call at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory.  A Loss Prevention Officer reported that the suspect, Latissa Decona Price, exited past the last point of sale with merchandise and fled in a vehicle.  Warrants were issued and Price was initially arrested the following day.

She was taken into custody without incident yesterday at an address on South Center Street.  Price was processed and released under a $7,500 unsecured bond.  She was scheduled to appear in Superior Court today in Newton.

The Catawba County Animal Shelter will be closed October 2-4, 2017, to facilitate the shelter’s transition to Humane Society of Catawba County management. Starting October 5, the shelter will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The shelter will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. For more information, contact Catawba County Animal Services at (828) 465-8228.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:06

Two Arrested for Possession of Stolen Vehicle

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36-year-old Michael Allen Wright of 13th Avenue N.E. and 28-year-old Tabitha Christine Robinson of 17th Avenue Court N.W., both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 26).  They were each charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

According to H.P.D.’s arrest reports, both subjects were taken into custody without incident at the same convenience store on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory.  Wright was arrested shortly before 8 a.m., while Robinson was taken into custody just after midnight.  Both were taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under unspecified bonds.  Neither remained in jail as of this afternoon.  No court dates are currently listed.

25-year-old Mikisha Geneva Robinson of 3rd Street Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5 p.m. yesterday (September 25) on three counts of failure to appear in connection to charges of possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges come in connection to an incident in June of 2016.  Following a traffic stop, Police found one dosage unit of hydrocodone, 0.9 grams of cocaine and one gram of marijuana.  The driver, Mikisha Robinson, was also charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle at that time.

She was taken into custody without incident yesterday on the 400 block of South Center Street in Hickory.  She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond.  An appearance in Superior Court was set for December 14 in Newton.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:03

Donation to Conserve Property in Burke County

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A 183-acre property along Tim’s Creek in the Icard Township of eastern Burke County is now permanently protected.  Diane & Jacques Geitner donated a conservation easement on their property to Foothills Conservancy, ensuring that the land will never be developed or divided.

The Tim’s Creek property includes 153 acres of mature forest and 30 acres of open pastureland.  It connects two State Significant Natural Heritage Areas:  Smith Mountain to the north and Hildebran Mountain to the south.

About 1.5 miles of Tim’s Creek and its tributary streams lace the property.  Tim’s Creek is a direct tributary of the Henry Fork River, which contributes to municipal water supplies downstream in the Catawba River basin.

Funding for the project came from a grant from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund’s mini-grant program and a generous contribution from the Geitners.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 05:21

Granite Falls Woman Charged With Vehicle Theft

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25-year-old Ashley Nicole Clay of Water Street in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (September 25) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Clay was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (September 26).

24-year-old Crystal Nicole Connell was arrested Monday (September 25) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She was charged with felony common law robbery. Bond for the charge was set at $15,000 secured. Connell was being held in jail in Morganton under a total of $23,000 secured bond on the robbery counts and previous charges filed against her. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for November 13.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 05:05

Morganton Road Closed Starting Today

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Starting today (September 26), Stonebridge Drive in Morganton will be closed during the day in preparation of improvements planned for the road. Stonebridge Drive will be closed from Bethel Road to the entrance of the Stonebridge Apartments from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today through Friday (September 29). Anyone who uses that road on a daily basis will need to seek an alternate route.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 04:58

Vehicle Break-in Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

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39-year-old Stacey Edward Barrier of Rattlesnake Lane in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (September 23) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony break or enter a motor vehicle. Barrier was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled for yesterday (September 25).

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