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37-year-old Margaret Louise Lynch of 29th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (April 13) by Long View Police Officers. She's charged with felony habitual larceny and misdemeanor larceny. Lynch was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $12,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, April 14).

Thursday, 14 April 2016 05:35

Caldwell Is Hiring Job Fair Scheduled For Today

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With a record 48 companies scheduled to attend and over 2,000 immediate or future available job openings, the 12th Caldwell is Hiring event is scheduled for today (Thursday, April 14) from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir.

Sponsored by the Caldwell County Economic Development Commission – in partnership with NCWorks and Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute – Caldwell is Hiring began in December 2010 and has continued two times per year since. During that time, more than 8,000 job-seekers have attended. The upcoming event features an array of career opportunities that includes traditional and advanced manufacturing, logistics, transportation, warehouse and material handling, retail and service, meat processing, pharmaceuticals, industrial maintenance, health care, quality control, sales and management.

Companies planning to attend today's event include Lowes Foods, Manpower, Fiserv, Cargo Transporters, NWFXpress, Maxim Healthcare Services, Sunbelt Xpress, StaffMasters, Convergys, N.C. Department of Public Safety, Leviton, Kellex Seating, Labor Ready, Spartan Staffing, Valdese Weavers, Eckerd Kids, Lowes Companies, Friday Staffing, Labor Connections, Bernhardt Furniture, MDI, McCreary Modern, Heritage Home Group, Onin Staffing, UNC Health Care, The Marlin Company, Foothills Temporary Employment, Brookdale Lenoir, Fairfield Chair, HSM, In & Out Moving & Delivery, Bemis Manufacturing, Exela Pharma Sciences, AFLAC, JBS, ComServ, RPM Wood Finishes Group, Krystal Engineering, Lee Industries, Winston-Salem Urban League, N.C. National Guard, Food Lion, Bakers Waste Equipment, ProStaffing, Palmetto Cleaning Systems, Neptco, Timber Wolf Forest Products, and Shuford Yarns.

The Statesville Police Department is continuing to investigate a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday (April 13) at approximately 6 a.m. The crash occurred near the intersection of Garner Bagnal Boulevard and Wall Street in Statesville. Officers investigating the crash said that two trucks collided head on in the roadway near the intersection of Garner Bagnal Boulevard and Wall Street and one of the drivers suffered fatal injuries.

65-year-old Montie Stephen Lippard of Statesville was killed as a result of the collision. The second vehicle was being driven by 38-year-old Scott Jeffrey Stephens of Mooresville. Stephens was transported to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem with serious injuries but he was listed in stable condition. A third vehicle was involved and had minor damage. The driver of that vehicle was not injured. The investigation is still ongoing as to the cause of the crash and no charges have been filed at this time.

Thanks to a call into a local crime tip line, a man being sought by authorities in Caldwell County was apprehended earlier this week.

44-year-old Johnny Jay Watson Jr. of Ladybug Lane in Lenoir was wanted by the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office. Tuesday morning (April 12) a news release was posted on the Lenoir Caldwell Crimestoppers Facebook page requesting assistance in locating Watson. He was arrested later that day by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. They were led to Watson courtesy of a tip called in to the Crimestoppers line.

Watson is charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. He's also charged with five misdemeanor counts of assault on a female, four misdemeanor counts of domestic violence protective order violation, and single misdemeanor counts of interfering with emergency communication, breaking and entering, injury to real property, communicating threats, and failure to appear on a count of nonsupport.

Watson was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under no bond on the domestic violence charges, and $29,184 bond on the other charges. He is scheduled to make District Court appearances April 19, May 3, May 24, and June 7. If you have information on any criminal activity that has occurred in Caldwell County you can call Lenoir Caldwell Crimestoppers at 828-758-8300. You may remain anonymous and you could receive a cash reward if information leads to the arrest of a suspect.

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with multiple crimes.

According to a news release issued by the Sheriff's Office, they're requesting assistance in finding 21-year-old Austin Lee Barnette. He is wanted in connection with a burglary and multiple vehicle breaking and enterings that occurred in the Hudson Area in the early morning hours this past Monday, April 11.  

Barnette, who is a white male, is not known to be operating a vehicle. His last known address was on Kistler Lane in Granite Falls, however, he was known to have recently stayed at a residence off the Legion Road in Hudson.

If you know the location of Barnette or have recently been in contact with him, you are asked to contact the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office at 828-758-2324. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact the Lenoir Caldwell Crimestoppers at 828-758-8300.

36-year-old Wilbur Junior White of 14th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested today (Wednesday, April 13) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with manufacture, sell, deliver, or possess controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a park, three counts of conspire to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule II controlled substance, sale and delivery of schedule II controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Following the arrest, White was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $500,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (April 14). 

48-year-old Antonio Demond Wade of 12th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested today (Wednesday, April 13) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with conspire to sell or deliver cocaine. Following the arrest, Wade was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $12,000 bond. A District Court date is set for Thursday (April 14).

27-year-old Adrian Durrand Johnson, Jr. of 5th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 6:15 p.m. yesterday (April 12) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

He was arrested when an Officer traveling south on the 500 block of 3rd Street S.W. saw a northbound 2004 Ford Explorer driven by Johnson. The Officer knew Johnson’s license was suspended, so he initiated a traffic stop at the Ridgeview Plaza parking lot. The driver pulled over on 3rd Avenue S.E., just east of South Center Street.

A search was conducted, leading to the discovery of 3.8 grams of crack cocaine, 3.9 grams of marijuana and one Oxycodone pill.  The vehicle was impounded.

Johnson 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 today in Newton.

36-year-old Yvette Denise Saxton of 4th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (April 12) on a long list of felony drug charges. Those include six counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, four counts for the sale or delivery of a schedule II controlled substance, three counts for the sale or delivery of cocaine, one count for the delivery of cocaine and one count of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine. The warrants for her arrest were issued in September 2015, January 2016 and February 2016.

Saxton was taken into custody without incident at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at a convenience store on South Center Street. She was confined in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $50,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

46-year-old Deven Kirby Deal of North Center Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before noon yesterday (April 12) on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. Deal was taken into custody without incident at her residence. She was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $120,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.