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Friday, 07 July 2017 10:21

Hudson Man Faces Felony Crack Cocaine Charge

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43-year-old James Paul Dugger of Freezer Locker Road in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before two o’clock yesterday afternoon (July 6) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested after Hickory Police received information regarding narcotics activity in two rooms at the Budget Inn on Highway 70 S.W.  In one of the rooms, Officers found 0.1 grams of crack cocaine, multiple smoking pipes and other paraphernalia. Dugger was arrested.  Another male in the room and a female were not charged.  In the parking lot, Police also found and seized a syringe containing a brown liquid.

Dugger was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured.  He was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Newton.

56-year-old Freddie Joe White of NE Cottrell Hill Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Following the arrest, White was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for July 27.

23-year-old Dustin Lee Fortenberry of Caroleen Road in Forest City was arrested Thursday (July 6) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Fortenberry was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for Thursday.

23-year-old Autumn Marie Burhans of Jacobs Lane in Morganton was arrested Thursday (July 6) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Burhans was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for Thursday.

35-year-old Matthew James Montgomery of Red Apple Drive in Bessemer City was arrested Thursday (July 6) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with attempt to obtain controlled substance by forgery or fraud. Montgomery was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for today (July 7).

Friday, 07 July 2017 04:42

Conover Woman Charged With Drug Offenses

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27-year-old Christin Miranda Coffey of Summerfield Circle in Conover was arrested Thursday (July 6) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Coffey was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court date was set for today (July 7).

Two suspects who were on the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List have been arrested in separate cases.

On Wednesday (July 5) 29-year-old Eric Seth Adams of Spring Way Drive in Charlotte, turned himself in to the Burke County Sheriff's Office. He was wanted on a probation violation for felony larceny and possession of stolen goods or property. Adams had been on the Burke County Most Wanted list for 73 weeks. He was given a $500 secured bond. A court date is scheduled for September 11.    

On Thursday (July 6), the Burke County Sheriff’s Office received a Crimestoppers tip regarding the location of  34-year-old Kristopher Keith Childers of Moon Valley Court in Morganton. Childers had been on the Burke County Most Wanted list for approximately four weeks. He was wanted on various charges by authorities in Burke County and was also wanted by Adult Probation and Parole for absconding. When officers arrived at 1930 Moon Valley Court, they saw 39-year-old Elizabeth Chaney Stilwell in a bedroom of the residence watching Childers crawl under the bed. Neither Childers nor Stilwell would acknowledge the officers. Eventually, Stilwell opened the door and Childers was taken into custody. Burke County DSS was contacted in reference to a small child who was inside the residence.

Childers was charged with several misdemeanor offenses along with felony probation violation. Stilwell was charged with misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Childers was jailed under no bond, Stilwell's bond was set at $1,000 secured. Childers has court dates scheduled for July 19 and 25 and August 7. Stilwell's court appearance is scheduled for August 17.

Sutter Street Manufacturing plans to create 72 new jobs with an expansion in Catawba County.  The upholstered furniture manufacturing company plans to invest $1.9 million over three years to upgrade its 411,000 square foot facilities in Claremont.

Sutter Street Manufacturing produces upholstered home furnishings for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. through brands like Pottery Barn, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home.  Williams-Sonoma established the operation in 2007 with 25 associates.  Sutter Street Manufacturing now employs 583 artisans.  The 72 new jobs will be phased in over the next three years.

While compensation will vary by position, average salaries for the new jobs are expected to be $47,840, above the Catawba County current average annual wage of $39,780.  

A performance-based grant of $300,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Sutter Street Manufacturing’s expansion in Catawba County.  All One North Carolina grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

For more information about Williams-Sonoma, including job opportunities, visit careers.williams-sonomainc.com.

30-year-old Matthew Blaine Helms was arrested Wednesday (July 5) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Helms was arrested just before 6 p.m. Wednesday at an address on Bynum Road in Lincolton. He was jailed under $5,000 secured bond. A court appearance was scheduled for today (July 6).

29-year-old Keon Rashawn Harrison of 4th Street Drive NW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (July 5) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with failure to appear on a count of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine. Harrison was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $100,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for August 7.

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