19-year-old Cedric Devonta Ellis of 2nd Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 5 p.m. Friday on one felony count each of first-degree burglary second-degree kidnapping and two misdemeanor counts of simple assault of battery.
He is the second person arrested in connection to an incident that occurred on June 14 at the Civitan Court Apartment complex on 17th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. 20-year-old Michael Emmanuel Tucker, Jr. of Hickory was arrested on July 10.
On June 14, two victims heard a knock at the door. A 19-year-old female victim came downstairs and was briefly assaulted. The 23-year-old male victim also came downstairs where he was assaulted and dragged away from the residence. Neither victim was transported to the hospital.
Ellis taken into custody without incident near his residence and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $58,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (August 1) in Newton.
Tucker remains in jail under a $63,400 secured bond. He was also scheduled to appear in court today.
[NOTE: this story was edited to remove the name of Jalen Michael Shade, who had erroneously been identified as a suspect in the assault case. Mr. Shade was not charged in connection to the assault case and is not a suspect.]
65-year-old Carl Randolph Luther of Keswick Lane in Clemmons was arrested Friday (July 29) by Lincolnton Police Officers. He's charged with soliciting a minor for an unlawful sex act by the means of a computer and appearing to meet the minor.
The arrest was the result of a week long investigation in which undercover detectives, posing as a 14-year-old child, engaged in a dialogue with Luther on various social media outlets. The dialogue included Luther discussing sexual activity with the detectives, posing as the minor. Additionally, Luther made arrangements to meet the 14-year-old to carry out the sexual activity. Luther arrived to the prearranged location and was taken into custody without incident.
Luther was placed in the Lincoln County Jail under $25,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (Monday, August 1).
54-year-old David Eugene Chapman of West U.S. Highway 70-A in Hickory was arrested Friday (July 29) by Lincolnton Police Officers. He's charged with soliciting a minor for an unlawful sex act by the use of a computer and appearing to meet the minor and disseminating obscenity to a minor.
The arrest was the result of a week long investigation involving undercover detectives posing as a 14-year-old child. Chapman and detectives, posing as the 14-year-old, exchanged dialogue on various social media outlets. The dialogue included discussion of Chapman and the minor meeting to engage in sexual activity. Additionally, Chapman sent pictures via the Internet deemed to be obscene. Arrangements were made for Chapman to meet the undercover detective at a prearranged location.
Chapman, upon arriving to the location, was arrested without incident. He was placed in the Lincoln County Jail under $25,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today (Monday, August 1).
A shooting is under investigation in Alexander County. On Friday (July 30) at approximately 8:38 p.m., Alexander County Communications received a call to a residence in the Wittenburg Community in reference to a shooting. Officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Taylorsville Police Department, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and Wittenburg First Responders responded to the location off of Alspaugh Dam Road.
Officers arrived at the residence of Destry Bolick and found 25-year-old Adrian Joe Bolick with a gunshot wound to the right shoulder area. The incident stemmed from a domestic situation at the residence. Bolick was transported to a local hospital by Alexander County EMS, where he remained as of this afternoon (Monday, August 1).
According to a news release issued today by the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, Adrian Bolick had a shotgun in his possession. Detectives met with the District Attorney today to review the case. At this time, no charges have been filed, although this is an ongoing investigation by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office.
47-year-old Deven Kirby Deal of North Center Street in Hickory was arrested Friday (July 29) by Hickory Police on one felony count each of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. She was also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce, simple possession of a schedule II and schedule III controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was arrested after Police went to Deal’s residence with Probation & Parole Officers, looking for an individual who was on probation. That individual was not at the residence, but Deven Deal was present. Officers conducted a search, leading to the discovery of 7.2 grams of methamphetamine, 1.8 grams of marijuana, one Buprenorphine Hydrochloride pill, seven dosage units of amphetamine, two Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride pills, one dosage unit of M.S.M. (Methylsulfonylmethane) and 6.5 dosage units of Baclofen, as well as drug paraphernalia.
Deal was taken into custody without incident at about 11:20 Friday morning. The homeowner, who was also present, was not charged. Deal was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $210,000 secured bond. She was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (August 1) in Newton.
33-year-old Timothy Wayne Bolick of Lick Mountain Drive in Hudson was arrested Saturday (July 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon, and discharging a weapon into occupied property. Bolick was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. He's scheduled to appear in District Court August 15 and Superior Court September 12.
44-year-old Boushanna Fontana Mconnihead of Belmont Avenue in Charlotte was arrested Friday (July 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and trafficking in methamphetamine, along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Mconnihead was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $51,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.
28-year-old Aichon See of Crown Drive in Conover was arrested Sunday (July 31) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. See is charged with four counts of possession of firearm by a felon along with one count of parole violation filed by Probation and Parole. Bond was set at $40,000, a District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, August 1).
Hickory City Council meets in regular session Tuesday night (August 2). Looking at Tuesday's agenda, under reaffirmation and ratification of second readings there are nine items. All of the first readings were approved unanimously. The items include the acceptance of an offer to purchase property east of 25th Street, and a pair Community Development Block Grant Funding Agreements.
Hickory City Council will also hold a public hearing to receive comments on the consideration to designate Lyerly Full Fashioned Mill as a local historic landmark. A major rehabilitation of the mill was recently completed, it is now the Transportation Insight corporate campus.
Under departmental reports, appointments to several boards and commissions will be considered. Council will also go into closed session where they will vote on the approval of closed session minutes from June 21 and 28 and also hold a discussion regarding economic development.
Tuesday's Hickory City Council meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building at 76 North Center Street.
The Burke County Sheriff’s Office has released an update on it's "summer campaign to serve warrants." Since the campaign’s inception June 20, the Sheriff’s Office has arrested 213 individuals on 381 warrants.
Among those recently arrested as part of this campaign is 29-year-old Leon Robert Creasy of Piney Road in Morganton. He's charged with felony death by vehicle, misdemeanor probation violation, driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, and reckless driving to endanger. Creasy was arrested last Tuesday (July 26), his bond was set at $15,000 secured. His next appearance is scheduled for District Court August 17.
46-year-old Allen Lee Henson of Lauren Creek Street in Connelly Springs was arrested last Tuesday. He's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, along with three misdemeanor counts of simple possession of controlled substance, two counts of probation violation, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Henson's bond was set at $45,000 secured. He's scheduled to appear in District Court August 9.
People who have pending warrants can voluntarily turn themselves in. Anyone who has any information on the location of suspects with pending warrants can contact the 911 Center or utilize Crime Stoppers by calling 828-437-3333, texting 274637 with the keyword BURKETIPS and then texting your tip, or go to www.tipsoft.com and download a free TipSubmit application to submit pictures and videos.
40-year-old David James Hamby of 20th Avenue Drive NE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (July 30) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and second degree kidnapping. Hamby was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $75,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, August 1).
An Alexander County woman was killed in a head-on crash early this morning (Friday, July 29). According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 5:51 a.m. on U.S. 64, 1/2 mile east of Taylorsville.
According to Highway Patrol, a vehicle heading westbound on U.S. 64 went left-of-center and struck a vehicle heading eastbound. The driver of the westbound vehicle, 34-year-old Molly Hall of Hiddenite, was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center where she was being treated for non life-threatening injuries. Her four-year-old daughter was brought to Frye Regional Medical Center, she was also expected to recover from her injuries.
The driver of the eastbound vehicle, 54-year-old Veronica Williamson of Taylorsville was killed in the collision. Hall has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. Highway Patrol reports that distracted driving led to the accident.
59-year-old Gary Stephen Hughes of Williamson Road in Mooresville was arrested Wednesday (July 27) by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on three felony counts each of possession with intent to sell & deliver a schedule VI controlled substance, the sale & delivery of a schedule VI controlled substance and the manufacture of a schedule VI controlled substance.
Hughes’ arrest marked the end of a two-month undercover investigation into the sale and distribution of marijuana in the southern end of Iredell County. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit received information and established a surveillance operation at the suspect’s residence. They determined that Hughes was growing marijuana at the residence.
Following his arrest, Hughes taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was jailed under a $15,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on August 15.
24-year-old Angela Marie Stogner was arrested Thursday (July 28) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Following the arrest, Stogner was jailed in Morganton under $5,000 secured bond. A court date is set for September 19.