32-year-old Brian Keith Greene of Andrews Circle in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of traffic in heroin or opium, maintain a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance, and speeding to elude arrest. Greene is also charged with misdemeanor resist a public officer. Greene was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $85,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for April 30.
24-year-old John Nicholas Porter of John Dellinger Lane in Crossnore, NC was arrested Monday (April 9) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with felony carrying a concealed gun.
On Monday, shortly after 9:30 a.m., Hickory Police responded to a call in reference to a possible intoxicated driver. Officers found the driver and vehicle on Highway 70 SE. A Glock 43 9MM was found in Porter's possession.
Bond for Porter was set at $5,000 unsecured. He was not listed as an inmate in Catawba County as of today (April 11). His next District Court date is May 1.
34-year-old Gevon Marquise King of 7th Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Monday (April 9) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with felony conspire to traffic in cocaine. King was arrested at 10:40 a.m. Monday at his residence without incident. Following the arrest bond for King was set at $10,000 unsecured. He was not listed as an inmate in Catawba County as of today (April 11). A District Court appearance is scheduled for May 1.
The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting next week regarding a project to improve a section of N.C. 16 Business at the Triangle Circle/Unity Church Road intersection in Denver. Proposed work includes realigning the intersection’s approaches and adding turn lanes.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19, at the East Lincoln Community Center at 8160 Optimist Club Road in Denver, from 5 to 7 p.m. Interested citizens may attend the meeting at any time, as no formal presentation will be made. For residents who cannot attend the meeting, comments can be submitted in writing, by phone or email through May 4.
Contact NCDOT Project Manager Bryan Sowell for more information or to make a comment at email@example.com, (980) 552-4221, or 1710 E. Marion Street (U.S. 74 Business), Shelby, N.C., 28151. Information and materials on the project can be viewed as they become available online at http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings.
21-year-old Dalton Lee Storie of Spartanburg, S.C. was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (April 9) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He also faces charges for possession of stolen goods or property, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
Storie was wanted by the Sheriff’s Office in Spartanburg County, S.C. He was charged there with grand larceny of more than $2,000 but less than $10,000.
Storie was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $20,000, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.
35-year-old Ryan Douglas Elmore of 46th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested today (April 10) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin and sale or delivery of heroin. Elmore was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $11,000 bond. A District Court date is scheduled for Wednesday (April 11).
20-year-old Emillio Jesus Villareal and 20-year-old Kendra Renea Isaacs were both arrested Monday (April 9) by authorities in Burke County. They’re both charged with felony larceny by destroying an antitheft device. They were arrested at 12:40 a.m. Monday at an address on Burke Drive in Morganton. Both suspects were placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond apiece. Isaacs was scheduled to appear in District Court Monday, Villareal has a District Court date Wednesday (April 11).
35-year-old Denard Anthony Blakeney of German Street NW in Lenoir was arrested Monday (April 9) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with felony common law robbery and misdemeanor assault on a handicapped person. Blakeney was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 10).
Unemployment rates dropped across the Hickory Metro area and across much of the state according to the most recent report. The numbers were released last week by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division. The statistics reflect the February unemployment rates.
Alexander County's unemployment rate is 3.6 percent, down from 3.7 percent in January. Burke County has a jobless rate of 4.1 percent, that's down from 4.3 percent in the last report. Caldwell County's unemployment rate is 4.4 percent, down from 4.5 in January. Catawba County has an unemployment rate of 4 percent even, down from 4.1 in the last report.
The unemployment rate for the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area, or MSA, is 4.1 percent, down from 4.2 in the January report. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton has the fourth lowest unemployment rate among 15 MSAs in the state.
The Statewide unemployment rate is 4.6 percent, down from 4.7 percent in the last report. Unemployment rates decreased in 74 of North Carolina's 100 counties, increased in 10 and remained unchanged in 16. Hyde County has the state's highest unemployment rate at 14.9 percent, Buncombe County has the lowest at 3.5 percent.
22-year-old Dylan Reed Mcallister was arrested this morning (April 10) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. Mcallister was arrested just after 3 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton under $11,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for April 19.
35-year-old Tommy Charles Martin, who is listed as a homeless person from Maiden, was arrested Monday (April 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of a stolen vehicle. Martin was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $8,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (April 11).
30-year-old Shaquan Jonathan Adkins of Section House Road in Hickory was arrested Monday (April 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and with being an habitual felon. Adkins was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $11,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for May 21.
40-year-old Pheng Lee of Gardiol Avenue N.E. in Valdese was arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (April 6) on charges of felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor going armed to the terror of the public and misdemeanor second-degree trespass.
Just before 5 p.m. Friday, Burke County Deputies were dispatched to O’Mara Inc. (a yarn mill) on Fashion Avenue in Rutherford College regarding an armed subject. Pheng Lee, a former employee, had reportedly entered the business through an employee door with a pistol in his hand and was walking though the building.
As the Deputy approached, he was told that the suspect had left the property in a silver Lexus. The Deputy met the Lexus on Fashion Road and conducted a traffic stop. Lee complied with the Deputy’s commands and exited the vehicle with his hands up. A loaded .45 caliber Regent Model 1911 handgun with a round in the chamber was found in the passenger seat and seized.
Through witness interviews, Deputies learned that Pheng Lee had been looking for relatives.
Lee was charged and jailed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $251,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (April 9) in Morganton.
30-year-old Gary Shonniel Blackburn of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of breaking & entering, larceny, larceny after breaking & entering and resisting a public officer. The Dept. of Probation & Parole also charged Blackburn with a felony probation violation.
The suspect was jailed Saturday (April 7) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $48,000, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (April 9) in Newton.