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35-year-old Shane Andrew Campbell of Startown Road in Maiden was arrested Saturday (September 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Campbell was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (September 25).

29-year-old Samantha Rena Lee of Connelly Springs Road in Lenoir was arrested shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday (September 24) by Hickory Police Officers.  She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

Lee was arrested yesterday as Hickory Police on patrol at the Midland Plaza shopping center on Highway 70 S.W. saw three individuals in the vicinity.  During the incident, Police found 0.7 grams of meth on Lee’s person.  

Following her arrest, Lee was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond.  A District Court date was scheduled today (September 25).

The Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to a structure fire on Brittain Drive Sunday evening (September 24). The call came in at 8:50 p.m. from the resident of the home. Everyone was out of the house when firefighters arrived at the scene. Upon arrival, responders noticed smoke coming from the house and the resident standing with a neighbor in the front yard. It was determined that the fire began in the kitchen on the stove when hot grease ignited, quickly spreading to the ceiling and into the attic through a vent fan. The smoke detector in the home alerted the resident, who called 911.

The fire was contained to the kitchen and a small section of the attic. There were no injuries and only minor damage to the structure, but the resident could not stay in the house for the evening. The American Red Cross responded to assist with temporary living arrangements. The functioning smoke detector was credited for the quick notification which allowed firefighters to arrive in time to contain the blaze.

Monday, 25 September 2017 06:02

Meth Possession Charge Lodged Against Newton Woman

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34-year-old Erica Little Hefner of Jack Whitener Road in Newton was arrested Friday (September 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. She was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Hefner was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. A District Court date was set for today (September 25).

30-year-old Aaron Ross Moore of Deal Road in Claremont was arrested by North Carolina Wildlife Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and simple possession of schedule II controlled substance. Moore was detained this morning (September 25) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today.

19-year-old Grayson Phillip Spann of Spann Hill Circle in Lenoir was arrested Friday (September 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with electronic house arrest curfew violation and bracelet removal, resisting a public officer, and interfering with an electronic monitoring device.

Spann was wanted by the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office for absconding from house arrest. Following his arrest, Spann was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $65,000 secured bond. District Court appearances are scheduled for October 24, November 2 and November 7.

Monday, 25 September 2017 05:11

New Names Added To Most Wanted List In Area County

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New names have been added to the Burke County Sheriff's Office most wanted list.

35-year-old Brian Lee Tate is wanted by authorities in Burke County. He's being sought for numerous unspecified felony charges. Tate's last known address was 6050 Kayla's Ridge Road in Connelly Springs.

37-year-old Amanda Leanne Napier was added to the Burke County Sheriff's Office most wanted list. She's charged with felony breaking and entering along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods. Napier's last known address was 9709 Roger Hill Road in Connelly Springs.

40-year-old Clinton R. Burton is wanted by authorities in Burke County on a probation violation. The probation was imposed as a result of drug offenses. Burton's last known address was 500 East Meeting Street, Apartment 4, in Morganton.

All three of these suspects were added to the list last Friday (September 22). You can see the entire list of suspects wanted by authorities in Burke County at www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list, call the Sheriff's Office at 828-438-5500. You can also e-mail information to admin@burkesheriff.org. If you'd like to submit an anonymous tip you can do so through Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.

Robert Bradley Cranford was arrested last Wednesday (September 20) by Lincolnton Police Officers. He's charged with two counts of felony dissemination of obscenity.

On Thursday, September 7, the Lincolnton Police Department took a report in reference to the dissemination of obscene photographs. Robert Bradley Cranford was listed as the suspect in the investigation. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division. After a thorough investigation and numerous interviews, warrants were issued on Cranford.

Following the arrest, bond for Cranford was set at $3,000 secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court last Thursday (September 21). No additional court dates are listed. 

31-year-old Roderick Wayne Miller of Ashe Street in Mooresville was arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on two counts as a sex offender unlawfully on premises.

On September 19, the Sheriff’s Office received information from Probation & Parole Officers that a registered sex offender’s ankle monitor had been pinged on school property.  Deputy John Adams launched an investigation.

Deputy Adams reviewed the information and determined that Roderick Miller had been on two different school properties in the Mooresville area.  After further investigation and after speaking to witnesses, Deputy Adams was able to confirm the information.

Miller was arrested on September 20.  He was placed in the Iredell County Jail under a $20,000 secured bond.  He’ll appear in District Court on October 10.  Miller also faces a felony marijuana charge with a court date on November 13.

Miller was placed on the Sex Offender Registry for a 2006 Iredell County conviction on two counts of indecent liberties with a child.  He was listed as an aggravated or recidivist offender following a 2010 conviction for attempted second-degree rape in Mecklenburg County.

He has a number of previous convictions on marijuana and cocaine charges, among others.

Friday, 22 September 2017 13:33

Lenoir Woman Charged with Habitual Larceny

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36-year-old Latonya Adale Hulcey Gragg of Enlos Place in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at 1:10 yesterday afternoon (September 21) on one count of felony habitual larceny.

She was arrested at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. A Loss Prevention Officer saw a subject conceal items in the checkout line and go past the last point of sale. When Hickory Police arrived, Gragg was placed under arrest without incident.

Gragg was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $3,500 secured bond. She has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

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