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30-year-old Beverly Denise Freeman of Brentwood Drive in Valdese and 20-year-old Richard Anderson Burnette of Hawkins Drive in Morganton were both arrested Wednesday (January 18) by Hudson Police Officers. Freeman is charged with possession of heroin and possession of methamphetamine, Burnette is charged with possession of heroin. Both suspects were jailed at the Caldwell County Detention Center, Freeman under $25,000 secured bond, Burnette under $20,000 secured bond. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court today (Thursday, January 19).

38-year-old Daniel Clifford Mixon Jr. of Ritchie Road in Lincolnton was arrested Wednesday (January 18) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with one felony count apiece of larceny of a motor vehicle and receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count each of larceny and possession of stolen goods. In addition, Probation and Parole officers charged Mixon with parole violation.

On January 7, deputies were dispatched to the residence on Ritchie Road to investigate a vehicle theft that occurred on January 5. Pamela Mixon told officers that her step-son, Daniel Mixon, had been living at the residence since his release from prison on December 28. She discovered that Daniel Mixon had left the residence and her Nissan Pathfinder and cell phone were missing.

On Tuesday (January 17) detectives and Kings Mountain Police located the vehicle at a residence in the 400 block of Walnut Street in Kings Mountain. The vehicle was towed to the Kings Mountain impound lot where it was processed by Detective Lookadoo.

Mixon was detained at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center, he is being held without bond due to the parole violation. A District Court date is set for February 7.

A man charged in connection with armed robberies in Hickory has been identified as the suspect in a robbery that occurred Sunday (January 15) at a Burke County convenience store.

Hickory Police charged 40-year-old Christopher Bennit Robinson of Country View Lane in Hickory with two counts of Robbery with Firearms or Other Dangerous Weapons and one count of Parole Violation. He was placed in jail under no bond following that arrest. The robbery charges are in connection with an incident December 14 at the Holiday Inn Express, and early Wednesday morning (January 18) at the Circle K convenience store on North Center Street.  

Hickory Police contacted Burke County Detectives regarding the Burke County armed robbery Sunday at the Fast Track Convenience Store in Hildebran. The store is located off I-40 at Exit 119. An investigation determined Robinson is the suspect in the Burke County Robbery. Charges for robbery with a dangerous weapon in Burke County have been issued but, as of this morning (Thursday, January 19) had not yet been served.

46-year-old Allen Lee Henson was arrested Wednesday (January 18) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Henson was placed in jail in Morganton under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Friday (January 20).

Thursday, 19 January 2017 04:27

Conover Woman Jailed This Morning On Meth Charge

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23-year-old Hannah Jolynn Kinzer of East NC 10 in Conover was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Kinzer was detained this morning (Thursday, January 19) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today.

32-year-old Mark David Smith, Jr. of Shuffler Road in Morganton has been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers on a charge of felony indecent liberties.

Yesterday (January 17), a six-year-old juvenile victim told authorities at the Child Advocacy Center’s Gingerbread House that Smith, a registered sex offender, had engaged in inappropriate sexualized behaviors. Among other behavior, the suspect allegedly exposed himself to the juvenile and forced the juvenile to sit on his lap. The juvenile victim described Smith’s behavior, in detail.

Sheriff’s Investigators, in conjunction with Child Protective Services, investigated and substantiated the allegations.

Smith was taken into custody without incident yesterday and was confined at the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $25,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today.

Smith is on the sex offender registry as the result of an unspecified 2010 out-of-state conviction.

17-year-old Esan Mekhi Brawley of North Center Street of Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:15 yesterday afternoon (January 17) on one felony count each of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering and possession of stolen goods or property, plus misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

His arrest stems from an incident late on the night of January 23, 2016 or early the following morning when Police responded to a B&E call at the Honey-Pik store on North Center Street. Someone had shattered a front window and taken tobacco products from the store.

Brawley was identified as the suspect and was initially arrested on the 24th. He was re-arrested at his residence yesterday, without incident. Brawley was processed and released under a $10,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for today in Newton.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 11:35

Hickory Woman Jailed on Felony Shoplifting Charge

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44-year-old Yuronna Jamell Bonds of 8th Avenue Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday (January 17) on one felony count of habitual shoplifting and one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

She was arrested in connection to shoplifting incident at Steinmart on North Center Street in Hickory.  On December 4 of last year, a male and a female were observed taking items from the store without paying.  The stolen items included watches, jeans and wallets.

The female, Yuronna Bonds, was initially arrested later that same day when Police found the suspect vehicle at the Blue Ridge Heights apartment complex in Hickory.  The male suspect, 58-year-old Gary Vinson, was arrested on December 27 on a misdemeanor larceny charge.  Some of the stolen merchandise was recovered.

Following her arrest yesterday, Bonds was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $12,500 secured bond.  An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.  Vinson has a District Court date on February 4.

The investigation into a murder in Iredell County is continuing. On January 10 at approximately 7 p.m. a 911 hang up call came in from 577 Shiloh Road, Statesville. A short time later Deputies discovered 80-year-old Hugh Lee Moose in his home dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators soon arrived and the investigation began.
The investigation is still ongoing and Detectives are working through leads, evidence and eliminating possible suspects. Detectives have been able to identify all known potential witnesses and/or suspects in the area of Shiloh Road with the exception of one person. Detectives are still attempting to identify a man who was close in the area at the time Mr. Moose called 911, at around 7 p.m.

Multiple people observed the man described as a white male, 25-35 years old, wearing Carhartt style overalls or possibly coveralls, with a black back pack. In an attempt to identify the subject Detectives decided to release details of what the man said to a witness. We ask that citizens keep in mind there is no way to know at this point if the subject was truthful and only release the information in hopes it will aid in identifying the man.

The unidentified man stopped at a home and ask to use the phone. He told the citizen that he had been walking a long time and came from East Broad Street, and was trying to get to Old Mountain road. The man never took his gloves off and ask the citizen to dial a number for him. It is believed the number started with (704) 350, it is also believed that neither call was completed so no record exists. The man then was given directions to Old Mountain road and left on foot, this occurred prior to the homicide. A man with the same description was scene close to the home of Moose around the time Detectives believe Mr. Moose was shot.

Detectives are asking for Citizens who find any of this information familiar or may know who the man is, to contact the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Hotline at (704) 928-9804. Again Investigators are unable to confirm if the information the unidentified man gave to the citizen is true or not but it is possible he may have stopped at another person’s house asking for directions, called someone for a ride,  or may have been in the East Broad Street area earlier in the day.

24-year-old Richard Harlond Fuller II of North Street in Lincolnton was arrested Monday (January 16) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, larceny, and possession of stolen goods.

On November 4, 2016 Mr. John Wilson reported a breaking and entering at Johnny's Bar and Grill on Highway 150 West of Lincolnton. A dirt bike was stolen out of the basement of the business. On November 9, Fuller was involved in a traffic accident while riding the stolen motorcycle. During the investigation of the accident the North Carolina Highway Patrol discovered the motorcycle had been stolen in Lincoln County. Fuller was injured in the accident and transported to CMC-Lincoln for treatment.

On Monday, Fuller was recognized by a Deputy who was assisting EMS at a residence on North Street in Lincolnton. He was taken into custody without incident in connection with the theft of the dirt bike from the Bar and Grill. Fuller is a former employee of the business.

Fuller was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center where bond was set at $15,000 secured. He had a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court on Tuesday (January 17).

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