35-year-old Michael Vincent Osborne of Collins Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (July 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with parole violation, felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and a misdemeanor count of defrauding drug or alcohol screening tests. Osborne was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under no bond on the parole violation and $20,000 secured bond on the other charges. He's scheduled to appear in District Court Thursday (July 14).
22-year-old Jordan Thomas Cornell of Playmore Beach Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (July 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of larceny and larceny of a motor vehicle. Cornell was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $12,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (July 14).
32-year-old Jamie Cliffton Jarvis of Rosy Apple Lane in Statesville was arrested Monday (July 11) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony indecent liberties with a child.
On Monday a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s office in reference to a child being sexually assaulted by an acquaintance. Deputies were told that two witnesses walked into a room in their home and caught a family friend inappropriately touching a five-year-old child in a sexual manner. SVU Detectives responded and interviewed multiple witnesses.
As a result of the investigation, Jamie Cliffton Jarvis was arrested and charged. Following the arrest, Jarvis was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was processed and bond was set at $50,000 secured. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.
Prior to the incident being reported to the Sheriff’s Office, members of the victim’s family confronted the suspect and assaulted him. He was treated and released from a local hospital for minor injuries.
Jarvis has a District Court appearance scheduled for July 25.
45-year-old Crystal Lynn Dellinger of Cedar Grove Church Road in Vale, 28-year-old Jerrica Danielle Lefler and 26-year-old Joshua Thomas Carpenter, both of the same North Grove Street, Lincolnton address, were arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. They're each charged with one felony count apiece of larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, breaking and entering a storage building, larceny after breaking and entering a storage building, breaking into a motor vehicle, and possession of stolen goods. Dellinger was also charged with one misdemeanor count of larceny.
The charges are in connection with several break-ins that occurred on Clarence Beam Road in Cherryville. On June 25 deputies were dispatched to the 1300 block of Clarence Beam Road in connection to a breaking and entering call involving a residence, an outbuilding and a vehicle. The victim told officers someone entered her residence and stole a number of items including two antique black powder rifles belonging to a neighbor, a laptop computer, silverware, a Sony TV, and an Xbox. The suspect also stole an audio system from an outbuilding and a car radio from a 1994 Toyota.
Detectives were contacted and as the investigation got underway three suspects were quickly developed in the case. Dellinger who was already in jail in connection with another break-in was served the warrants last Friday (July 8) and was jailed under $55,000 secured bond. Carpenter and Lefler were arrested Tuesday morning (July 12) around 11:00 at a residence on Clyde Street in the Cleveland County town of Casar. They were transported to Lincoln County and taken before a magistrate. Bond for Carpenter was set at $35,000 secured while bond for Lefler was set at $25,000 secured. Lefler and Carpenter were scheduled to appear in District Court today (Wednesday, July 13). Dellinger has a District Court date July 19.
34-year-old Justin Mikeal Freeman of Macarthur Lane in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (July 12) in Catawba County on charges from Caldwell County. He's charged on bills of indictment with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I controlled substance and sell or deliver schedule I controlled substance. Freeman was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 19.
65-year-old Eugene Junior Nixon of 33rd Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (July 12) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of first-degree statutory sexual offense and indecent liberties with a child. Nixon was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $250,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, July 13).
According to a press release issued today (July 12) by the District Attorney’s office, allegations have surfaced that a former Caldwell County Highway Patrol Officer, C.T. Hodges, allegedly used excessive force toward a D.W.I. suspect who was in the custody of another law enforcement Officer. The incident allegedly occurred on or about June 4 while former Trooper Hodges was off-duty.
Circumstances are such that former Trooper Hodges will not be called to testify on behalf of the State regarding tickets he had previously written; therefore, any charges issued by Hodges that were pending on June 4 are being dismissed.
An ongoing investigation into Hodges’ alleged use of force is being conducted by the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, at the request of the D.A.’s office. Former Trooper Hodges has not been charged with any criminal act at this time.
29-year-old Dustin Brock Harmon, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was charged by the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officer Saturday (July 9) as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He was also charged with a misdemeanor probation violation and with resisting a public officer. Harmon was wanted in Forsyth County, Georgia for failure to appear in connection to charges for fleeing to elude arrest, reckless driving and other vehicular offenses.
Harmon has been in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility since June 25; however, the felony fugitive warrant was served Saturday. He remains in custody under a $10,000 secured bond. Appearances in District Court were scheduled for July 15 and August 10.
A fatal motorcycle accident this morning is under investigation in Catawba County. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol told WHKY that as of 11 a.m. they were still at the scene of a crash at the intersection of NC 10 and Highway 70 in eastern Catawba County. Twitter reports state the accident did result in a fatality. No further details were available. We will provide updates on this incident as we receive information.
49-year-old David William Hill of 8th Street Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 3:30 yesterday afternoon on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering, plus two felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance. He was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of injury to personal property and one count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.
Hill is accused of breaking into the vacant home of 50-year-old Stephanie Charlene Harvey, who was murdered on June 8. On June 10, Police were called to investigate a broken window at the residence on 2nd Avenue S.E. in Hickory. Two TVs and video games were stolen from the residence. 48-year-old Carl Dennis Geter was also arrested in connection to the break-in and theft. He was taken into custody on June 14.
Hill and Geter are not implicated in Ms. Harvey’s death. 54-year-old Glen McQuay Jr. was arrested and charged with that crime on June 8.
Police found 1.7 grams of crack cocaine at the time of Hill’s arrest. The property damage and resisting charges were the result of the suspect’s actions when he was taken into custody on the 100 block of 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory.
Hill was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $26,000 secured bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today and September 14.
City of Morganton Water Resources workers were making an emergency repair to a three-inch water line on John Coffey Road this morning (Tuesday, July 12). A news release from the city says that Workers may have to shut off water service to make the repair. If workers do shut off water service, approximately 25 customers on John Coffey Road on a section of NC 18 between John Coffey Road and the Chesterfield Fire Department will be affected. Repair time had not been determined.
Catawba County Sheriff’s Office deputies and North Carolina Wildlife officers have recovered the body of the man missing yesterday in the Sherrills Ford area of Lake Norman.
The search ended just before 10 p.m. Monday (July 11) when the missing man’s body was found in water less than ten feet deep. The body was in the same cove in which his boat was normally docked.
Local authorities began searching a wide area of land and water around Sherrills Ford and Lake Norman after being notified by family members around 5 p.m. that the man had not returned as expected earlier in the day. He had last been seen at 4:30 a.m. on his boat.
Also participating in the search was Sherrills Ford – Terrell Fire and Rescue, and Mooresville Fire Department. Additional information will be released later today (Tuesday, July 12) by the NC Wildlife Commission.
42-year-old Richard Scott Setzer was arrested Monday (July 11) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with one felony count of kidnapping. Setzer was placed in jail in Morganton following the arrest, his bond was set at $75,000 secured. A court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (July 13).
34-year-old Melissa Ann Austin of 2nd Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Monday (July 11) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Austin was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, July 12).