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Thursday, 08 March 2018 04:50

Multiple Drug Charges Filed Against Hickory Woman

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37-year-old Anita Michelle McGee of 23rd Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (March 7) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor child abuse. McGee was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $68,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (March 8).

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 13:27

Newton Teen Charged With Attempted Robbery

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17-year-old Jose Luis Ramirez-Berreto of Cody Court in Newton was arrested today (March 7) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. Ramirez-Berreto was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $100,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 13:17

Meth, Heroin Charges Filed Against Claremont Woman

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33-year-old Heather Renee Crawley of Hawk Drive in Claremont was arrested today (March 7) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin. In addition, Crawley is charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and two misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule III controlled substance. Crawley was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $6,000 bond. A District Court date is set for Thursday (March 8).

35-year-old George Charles Wright of 19th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested today (March 7) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure, and misdemeanor counts of assault on a female, injury to real property, and communicating threats. Wright was initially detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond, as of this afternoon he was no longer listed as an inmate. No court date was listed.

25-year-old Adam Kyle Ramsey of 18th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was served an indictment by Hickory Police early this morning (March 7) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Ramsey’s arrest stems from an incident on November 20 of last year. At that time, Hickory Police received a report of a vehicle stolen from an address on 15th Avenue N.W. The next day, an Officer saw the stolen vehicle traveling east on Highway 70 S.W., near 19th Street N.W. The Officer stopped the vehicle and took the driver, Adam Ramsey, into custody.

He was taken into custody without incident at 1:50 a.m. at a service station at the intersection of Highway 70 S.E. and Fairgrove Church Road. Ramsey was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 06:31

Conover Woman Charged With Drug Trafficking Counts

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28-year-old Necole Elizabeth Lusk of Zebulon Drive in Conover was arrested Tuesday (March 6) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with two counts of trafficking, opium or heroin. Lusk was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $35,000 bond. A Superior Court date was set for today (March 7).

44-year-old Stephanie Renee Sweet was arrested Tuesday (March 6) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sweet was arrested at an address on George Hildebran Drive in Connelly Springs at 9:37 a.m. Tuesday. She was not listed as an inmate in Burke County. A District Court date was scheduled today (March 7).

There are multiple suspects on Burke County's most wanted list.

26-year-old Steve Wayne Patton is wanted by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with several felony probation violations. Patton's last known address was 2509 Highway 18/U.S. 64, Lot 6, in Morganton. He's been on Burke County's most wanted list since October 6, 2017.

20-year-old David Yoseph Mally is wanted on a probation violation warrant. The probation was imposed for a prior felony breaking and entering charge. Mally's last known address was 202 State Road in Morganton. He's been on the most wanted list since September 22, 2017.

37-year-old Andrew Lee Fox is wanted by authorities in Burke County for felony probation violation, the probation imposed on a charge of possession with intent to sell schedule II controlled substance. The last known address for Fox was 4019 Smawley Street in Morganton.

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.

56-year-old Timothy Lee Smith of JM Craig Road in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (March 6) by Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He's charged with failure to appear on a count of felony possession of cocaine. The case dates back to 2010. Smith was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for April 30.

Hickory City Council met in regular session last night (March 6), and the Ward 2 council seat vacancy was one of the items that council addressed.

Last Thursday (March 1), City Council held a special meeting to interview eight candidates for the vacant Ward 2 seat. City Council met in regular session last night and voted on the Ward 2 vacancy. Charlotte Williams received three votes, Ryan Edwards received two votes and Nancy Meek received one vote. The candidates receiving the lowest number of votes were eliminated and City Council voted again, this time resulting in a 3-3 tie between Charlotte Williams and Ryan Edwards. Given that a majority vote of four is required for the appointment, City Council voted to hold a special meeting on March 14 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers to interview the remaining two candidates. A point system will be used to score the candidates.

Also during last night’s City Council meeting, Freese and Nichols presented the Bond Implementation Commission’s latest City Walk plans and recommendations for putting the project out to bid. Hickory City Council approved the presented plans for the multi-use, linear path portion of the City Walk that extends approximately 1.7 miles from 9th Street NW through downtown to Lenoir-Rhyne University. Council unanimously voted to fast-track the bidding for the main spine, while opting to bid out Union Square and several other project elements in a separate package. NCDOT and the Federal Highway Administration will review the plans in March and April. The project is expected to be bid out in May with groundbreaking to hopefully follow in late summer.

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