51-year-old Dominique Terrell Stinson of 3rd Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (October 29) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Stinson was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. He's scheduled to appear in Superior Court on an unspecified date.
We have more information on an arrest we first reported this morning (October 30). 46-year-old Dwayne Adam Hollar of SW Hoff Court in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (October 28) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and assault by strangulation.
On Saturday, shortly before 10 a.m. the Lenoir Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing at 1214 SW Hoff Court in Lenoir. When initial officers arrived on scene the victim, a 56-year-old woman, was located. She had what appeared to be a stab wound to the right side of her chest and a second stab wound to her abdomen.
The woman also had several bruises on her face and arms. Her boyfriend, Dwayne Adam Hollar, was found at the scene and arrested. Medical responders with Caldwell County EMS arrived and transported the victim to Caldwell UNC Health Care. Additional charges against Hollar may be filed.
Hollar was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under no bond. A first appearance was scheduled for today (October 30) in District Court. Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 758-8300 or the Lenoir Police Department at 757-2100.
24-year-old Michael Lee Smart of Mineral Springs Mountain Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Sunday (October 29) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with felony second degree forcible rape. Smart was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under no bond. A first appearance was scheduled in District Court today (October 30).
44-year-old Steve Clarence Moody of Vision Drive in Catawba was arrested Saturday (October 28) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license revoked. Moody was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $22,000 bond. A District Court date was set for today (October 30).
26-year-old Steven Wayne Patton of Celia Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (October 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substance. Patton was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.
36-year-old Nicholas Ryan Latham of Anchor Lane in Denver was arrested today (October 27) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony failure to register as a sex offender.
Detective Mark Stamey arrested Latham following an investigation that was prompted by a report filed on October 19, 2017 by the U. S. Marshals Service. Federal officials reported that Latham was in Lincoln County. It is believed that Latham moved to the Denver area about six months ago from Urbana, Ohio where he was previously registered as a sex offender.
Following today's arrest, Latham was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and ordered held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.
33-year-old Rico Jerome Gore of 9th Street Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:30 yesterday afternoon (October 26) on one felony count of possession of cocaine, one misdemeanor count each of larceny and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer, plus two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear.
He was arrested after Officers responded to a shoplifting call at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. A Loss Prevention Officer reported that a suspect concealed items and walked past the last point of sale. The suspect was detained by Loss Prevention until Hickory Police arrived and placed Rico Jerome Gore under arrest. Gore initially gave Police false information, resulting in the resisting charge.
The felony cocaine charge comes from an outstanding warrant dating back to December 2016. The failure to appear warrants are from September of this year.
Gore was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $1,500 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in Superior Court on the cocaine charge was scheduled today in Newton. Gore will appear in District Court on the other charges on December 6.
45-year-old Anthony Scott Jordan of Wilson, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (October 26) on two counts of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons. Jordan is the suspect in robberies at a Little Caesars restaurant and a Boost Mobile store in Hickory.
The robbery at Little Caesars on 12th Avenue N.E. was reported at approximately 2:06 p.m. yesterday. The suspect vehicle and the suspect were located nearby. The suspect was later identified as Anthony Scott Jordan. Jordan was also identified as the suspect responsible for an armed robbery at Boost Mobile that occurred Wednesday (October 25), as reported on WHKY yesterday.
Jordan was taken into custody without incident at about 3 p.m. at an address on 21st Street N.E. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $50,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
Power Back On For Most Customers In Hickory Metro (Updated With Catawba Co. Lifting Of State Of Emergency)Written by Rob Eastwood
Duke Energy crews continued work to restore all storm related outages yesterday (October 26) and this morning (October 27). There were fewer than 100 outages across the Hickory Metro as of this morning. These services should all be restored today. At the height of Monday's storm there were approximately 50,000 outages across the region. The basins of the Upper Catawba continue to remain at or above target but at manageable levels. The rainfall forecast for this weekend is not expected to create any issues. The City of Hickory and Catawba County have lifted their state of emergency status, which had been in effect since Tuesday (October 24).
The Hickory Police Department has been made aware of people going door to door telling victims of storm damage that the county was going to begin fining home owners in a couple of days for not having trees and debris picked up or cleaned up and offering to do the work right then. Hickory Police say this is a scam. In a news release, HPD officers the following tips from the North Carolina Attorney General's Office in reference to storm damage repair.
Keep the following tips in mind to avoid problems when hiring a tree removal service:
Don’t pay upfront. Be very wary of any request to pay deposits or other fees for tree work in advance. Out-of-state tree cutters have been known to collect deposits from entire neighborhoods and then disappear without performing any work. Only pay when the work is done and you are satisfied.
Avoid fly-by-night companies. Tree services that knock on your door or that just arrived in town from another state may not stick around to finish the job. Choose local companies with good reputations for the best results.
Check out the company. Contact our Consumer Protection Division and the Better Business Bureau to see if they have complaints against the company. Ask the company for local references, and look online for reviews of its work.
Make sure the company is insured. If a tree removal service claims to have insurance, don’t just take their word for it. Contact the insurer directly and ask them to send you a copy of the tree removal service’s certificate of insurance.
Find out a fair price. Be skeptical of any price that seems unusually high or low. To find out the going rate for tree removal, get written estimates from more than one company. Check with friends who’ve had tree work done recently to see what they paid and who they would recommend.
Don’t let anyone rush you. If an offer is only good “now or never,” find someone else to do the job. And if the tree isn’t on your house or blocking your driveway, you may be better off waiting a few days or weeks to have it removed.
Ask about debris removal, too. Will the company remove the tree from your property as well as cut it down? If not, you may wind up having to pay for debris removal.
If you have problems with a tree removal company or want to ask questions before hiring one, contact our Consumer Protection Division at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM. You can also file a consumer complaint or report possible price gouging online.
33-year-old Reginald Vernard Weathers of Oaklawn Avenue in Charlotte was arrested Thursday (October 26) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny and misdemeanor larceny. Weathers was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,500 bond. District Court dates are set for November 7 and 13.
34-year-old Audrey Leann James of Lyle Haven Drive NW in Conover was arrested Wednesday (October 25) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with two counts of trafficking, opium or heroin, along with single counts of possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises, possession of methamphetamine, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II and IV controlled substance. James is also charged by Hickory Police with injury to real property and also faces a count of failure to appear.
Following the arrest, James was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $57,000 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (October 27) and November 7.
29-year-old Steven Wayne Smith and 29-year-old Angel Elaine Smith, both of the same Gabriel Lane, Lenoir address, were both arrested Thursday (October 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. Steven Smith is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was also served with an outstanding warrant for domestic criminal trespass. Angel Smith is charged with felony accessory after the fact. Authorities could not confirm if the charge against Angel Smith was connected to the charge against Steven Smith.
At 7:52 p.m. Wednesday (October 25), deputies were called to a parking lot at 1219 Highway 268 after being contacted regarding a shooting. Upon arrival they found one victim with a single, non-life threatening gun shot wound. The victim was reportedly treated and released at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. No further information about the victim is going to be released.
Before deputies arrived at the scene, Steven Smith reportedly left the scene in a silver Toyota Avalon. After an attempt to locate was sent out, officers conducted a vehicle stop on Creekway Drive and took Smith into custody around midnight.
Steven and Angel Smith were both placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center. Steven's bond was set at $250,000 secured, Angel received a $25,000 secured bond. They're both scheduled to appear in District Court November 16.
Preliminary information from the National Weather Service in Spartanburg has confirmed that an EF2 tornado touched down Monday (October 23) near the Hickory Regional Airport, destroying a hangar and planes inside. Initially, the tornado was very narrow, with damage localized to the one hangar.
The tornado downed some trees in Winkler Park, then continued northeast straddling the Caldwell/Catawba County line. While weakening to an EF1 classification, the tornado widened to almost three-quarters of a mile, with damage on either side of Lake Hickory in both counties.
Significant tree damage occurred with hundreds of trees downed, many on houses, cars and other structures. Additional tree damage occurred outside the tornado's path due to widespread intense straight-line winds. The tornado turned left, narrowed, and straddled the Alexander/Caldwell County line, again resulting in tree damage with some structural damage from falling trees.
The tornado shifted back to the northeast, finally weakening and lifting just south of the Alexander/Wilkes County line, west of Highway 16.
The storm had an estimated maximum wind speed of 125 mph and a maximum path width of 3,900 yards. It traveled a distance of 22.83 miles. An EF2 storm has wind speeds from 111 to 135 mph, while an EF1 has wind from 86 to 110 mph.