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Monday, 13 March 2017 06:11

Caldwell County Man Indicted On Drug Charge

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27-year-old Ethan Gilbert Fleenor of Plaza Street NW in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (March 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with felony possession of methamphetamine. Fleenor was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.

Monday, 13 March 2017 06:05

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Possession

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44-year-old Ashlyn Culp Rebecca Lambert of Collettsville Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (March 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Lambert was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 13).

37-year-old Kristen Nicole Reitzel of 17th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (March 11) by Hudson Police Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place to keep controlled substance. Reitzel was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 13).

42-year-old Jerrie Whaley Pugh was arrested this morning (Monday, March 13) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony non forced breaking and entering. Pugh was placed in jail in Morganton under $20,000 secured bond. A court date is set for April 17.

28-year-old Kendra Leigh McQuinn of Cross Street in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (March 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. McQuinn was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 13).

29-year-old Russell Bruce Franklin of Helton Road in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (March 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of a controlled substance in prison or jail, and possession of methamphetamine. Franklin is also charged with simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of probation violation.

Franklin was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $82,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 13).

27-year-old Zong Shia Yang of Highway 16 North in Conover was arrested Sunday (March 12) by Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Yang is charged with possession of a stolen automobile. He was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 13).

34-year-old Joshua Joseph Ford of Deal Road in Claremont was arrested Saturday (March 11) by Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Ford was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 13).

A man and woman were found dead in an apartment complex in the Catawba County town of Long View early this morning (Sunday, March 12). The Long View Police Department confirmed to WHKY that it is a case of murder-suicide. Officers responded to Hilltop Apartments on 18th St. Place NW and found 26-year-old Shanice Williams and 27-year-old Markise Lineberger deceased. There was a child in the home as well who was not injured. The child's name and age are not being released. 

Officers responded to the call at approximately 1 a.m. after receiving calls regarding a shooting. The Long View Police Department spokesperson told WHKY that the an assault and shooting occurred, and it is under investigation as a murder-suicide. No other details were released.

The man wanted in connection with an apartment fire in Caldwell County turned himself in today (Friday, March 10). 33-year-old Timothy Allan Harmon turned himself into law enforcement officers in Burke County at approximately 4:35 p.m.

Harmon is the primary suspect in a fire on Oak Tree Lane in the Sawmills Community of Caldwell County Thursday (March 9). Warrants have been issued against Harmon for First Degree Arson and First Degree Kidnapping. The warrants were expected to be served Friday evening.

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, along with Fire and Rescue Personnel from multiple agencies, responded to a reported Structure Fire at an apartment complex located on Oak Tree Lane around 6 a.m. Thursday. Once the fire was contained Fire Investigators were able to determine that the fire was a result of Arson.

Fire Investigators along with Detectives were able to determine circumstances connected to the intentionally set fire, including the fact that the apartment complex was occupied at the time fire was set. Harmon was identified as a suspect in the fire and the warrants for arrest were issued. A news release from officials in Caldwell County says Harmon reportedly fled the scene prior to the arrival of Law Enforcement to the scene of the fire.

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