40-year-old Tammy Brown Quinn of Taylorsville was arrested by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and obtaining property under false pretenses. Following the arrest, Quinn's bond was set at $12,000. Her first court appearance was scheduled for last week, her next court date appearance is scheduled for July 17 in District Court.
37-year-old Charles Thomas Young was arrested Monday (July 10) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm. Following the arrest, Young was placed in jail in Lincolnton under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (July 13).
47-year-old Lisa Bailey Trivette was arrested Monday (July 10) by authorities in Lincoln County. She's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor injury to personal property. Trivette was arrested just before 1 p.m. Monday at an address on Dick Wilson Road in Denver. She was placed in jail in Lincolnton under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (July 11).
34-year-old Seneca Ashley Caldwell was arrested this morning (July 11) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. He's also charged with non-support. Following the arrest, Caldwell was placed in jail in Morganton under $26,800 total bond. A court appearance was scheduled for today.
23-year-old Jordan Nathanial Sain of Cat Square Road in Vale was arrested Monday (July 10) by Maiden Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sain was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was set for today (July 11).
29-year-old Kenneth Mcneal Hargett of York, South Carolina, was arrested Monday (July 10) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with failure to appear on a count of indecent liberties with a child. Following the arrest, Hargett was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $50,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for August 21.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), a pair of nearly 60-year old bridges on Interstate 40 in Burke County are ready to be improved. NCDOT awarded an $8.55 million contract to NHM Constructors of Asheville to improve two bridges on I-40 over Berea Church Road in Burke County.
The eastbound bridge was built in 1956 and the westbound bridge was completed in 1958. The project can begin as early as July 31 and it's expected that all work except planting, reforestation and permanent vegetation establishment will be completed by September 1, 2019.
An accident in Caldwell County claimed the life of a ten-year-old boy. According to published reports the boy was killed after the vehicle he was riding in crashed and he was ejected. The accident occurred last evening (Sunday, July 9) on Abington Road between Lenoir and Collettsville.
According to the published reports, Investigators said a woman lost control of her vehicle and the vehicle flipped. There were reportedly four other children in the vehicle who were injured in the crash. They were in stable condition as of the most recent update.
Investigators say alcohol was not a factor in the accident. No names have been released, the investigation is continuing.
24-year-old Craig Alan Blackwell Jr. and 26-year-old Billy Ray Dalton Jr., both of the same Rita Avenue, Statesville address, were both arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. They're each charged with single felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance and maintain a vehicle, dwelling, or place to sell controlled substances, along with three felony counts of possession of a stolen firearm. Blackwell is also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.
Billy Ray Dalton Sr., who has the same Rita Avenue address as the previous two suspects, is still being sought by authorities. He's facing single felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance and maintain a vehicle, dwelling, or place to sell controlled substances, along with three felony counts of possession of a stolen firearm.
Members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Unit along with members of the SERT Team executed a search warrant in the early morning hours of Friday (July 7) at a residence at 1125 Rita Avenue off of Bristol Road in the Park Drive Neighborhood.
Immediately upon entering the home, SERT Team members encountered two males in the living room. Lying on the floor next to one suspect was a AR-15 rifle loaded with a 50 round rotary magazine, next to the other suspect was a loaded .38 Caliber pistol. Both suspects were immediately taken into custody and a search of the house was conducted.
The search resulted in the discovery of eight loaded guns plus numerous rounds of ammunition, crack cocaine, digital scales, other drug paraphernalia and more than $1800 in cash. After running the serial numbers on the guns through various data systems, three were determined to have been stolen out of Alexander, Burke and Iredell Counties.
Blackwell's bond has been set at $100,000 secured, Dalton's was set at $50,000 secured. Both suspects were scheduled to appear in District Court today (July 10).
32-year-old Eric Christopher Ragan of Murray Road in Winston-Salem was arrested by Hickory Police just after 4:30 Friday afternoon (July 7) on one felony count of possession of cocaine.
On Friday, Hickory Police responded to an accident in the parking lot at the Subway restaurant on Highway 70 S.E. The accident involved a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Eric Ragan. During the investigation, Officer’s found 0.5 grams of cocaine on Ragan’s person.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident. Ragan was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 10) in Newton.
63-year-old Michael Henderson of 2nd Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:30 Friday night (July 7) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Henderson was taken into custody without incident at his residence. He was processed and released under a $5,000 unsecured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 10) in Newton.
46-year-old Johnny Lee Shade, Jr. of North Davis Avenue in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after three o’clock Saturday morning (July 8) on two felony counts of failure to appear on a felony. The warrants for his arrest were issued in Swain County in September of last year. Shade faces multiple felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense.
Shade was taken into custody without incident at a hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for July 11 in Bryson City.
27-year-old Lauren Molita Anderson of 19th Avenue S.E. in Hickory (a.k.a. Lauren Mathis Anderson) was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning for a felony probation violation. Anderson is on probation as she serves a 24-month suspended sentence following an April 2017 conviction in Catawba County for larceny and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
She also faces charges for possession of marijuana paraphernalia, shoplifting; resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer and a misdemeanor probation violation.
Anderson was taken into custody without incident at about 1:30 a.m. at a used car dealership on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $22,500 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for July 17 in Newton. District Court dates were set for July 26 and September 14.
Officials with the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) confirmed Friday (July 7) that water quality in Pott Creek and South Fork of the Catawba River near Lincolnton is returning to normal conditions after a 200,000-gallon manure spill on June 26. State officials have also confirmed that public water suppliers for Lincolnton and Dallas, which use the South Fork of the Catawba River as a source and are downstream of the spill, are returning to normal operations.
A pump malfunction on June 26 at the Gladden Dairy in Catawba County caused the manure to spill into the headwaters of nearby Pott Creek, which flows into the South Fork of the Catawba River, officials said. Repairs to the dairy’s waste management system are ongoing. DEQ officials will continue to monitor the situation.
Following the spill, DEQ officials have been monitoring and sampling the water quality from the spill location, downstream into South Carolina. Officials confirmed that the factors used to measure the quality of the water are returning to normal conditions for this time of year.
State water quality officials also will continue to monitor conditions in the creek and investigate the spill to determine any appropriate enforcement action. State and local officials are working together to address any water quality and public health concerns related to the spill.