44-year-old Angela Lingerfelt Juarez was arrested Monday (January 16) by authorities in Lincoln County. She's charged with felony counts of possession of heroin and possession of methamphetamine. Juarez was arrested at an address on the Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton. Following the arrest, Juarez was placed in jail under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, January 17).
24-year-old Richard Harlond Fuller was arrested Monday (January 16) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, larceny, and possession of stolen goods. Fuller was arrested at an address on North Street in Lincolnton. Following the arrest, he was placed in jail under $15,000 secured bond. A District Court date was set for today (Tuesday, January 17).
46-year-old Berlie Leonard Michael III who is listed as a homeless man from Hickory was arrested Sunday (January 15) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle. Michael was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, January 17).
The Burke County Sheriff's Office is continuing to seek suspects on their Most Wanted List.
40-year-old Tong Xeng Yang Moua is wanted for felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacuture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule VI controlled substance. Moua's last known address was 2650 Old Blue Ridge Lane in Connelly Springs. He's been on the Most Wanted List since August 14, 2014.
41-year-old Travis Stuart Propst is wanted for felony counts of assault with serious bodily injury and assault by strangulation. The last known address for Propst is 3635 Clarks Chapel Road in Lenoir. Propst was added to the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List on November 18, 2016.
You can see the entire list of suspects wanted in Burke County at the Burke County Sheriff's Office website, www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list, call 828-438-5500. You can also e-mail information to email@example.com. You may submit an anonymous tip to Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.
Hickory City Council meets in regular session tonight. On tonight's agenda under new business there is one public hearing scheduled. Council will receive comments on the consideration of a Vacant Building Revitalization Grant Performance Agreement with The Block 108 LLC, for property located at 26 1st Avenue SE. In addition under new business, council will hear a presentation for a proposal for Mountain Bike Trail improvements at Hickory City Park and Rotary-Geitner Park.
There are eight items listed under Reaffirmation and Ratification of Second Readings. All but one of those items were approved unanimously on first reading. Council will also hear updates from the Hickory Metro Jaycees and Hickory Young Professionals.
Tonight's Hickory City Council meeting gets underway at 7:00 in Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building at 76 North Center Street in Hickory.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners will meet in regular session tonight (Tuesday January 17). Commissioners typically meet on Monday, but this month's session was moved to Tuesday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Monday (January 16).
Commissioners will hold four public hearings at Tonight's session. One public hearing is scheduled to receive citizen comments and consider an economic development agreement with GKN Driveline Newton LLC. Another is being held to hear comments on an amendment the 2009 economic development agreement with Apple Inc. Commissioners are also holding a public hearing to receive comments on amendments to the wall signage regulations, and another is to discuss and receive comments on the definition for conference/retreat centers in the Catawba County Unified Development Ordinance.
The Board will also consider appropriating grant funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Catawba County Library. They'll consider transferring $126,705 in remaining funds from completed capital Catawba County Schools projects to replace a chiller at Mountain View Elementary. Commissioners will also discuss modifying two minor outcomes for Social Services to better align with state policy and the changing environment, and endorsing the updated Catawba County Children’s Agenda.
The Board will also consider approving a resolution and bylaws for the creation of an operating board of K-64. This is a proposed partnership with the three public school systems, Catawba Valley Community College, business and industry, county government and other community partners. It's goal is to create a world class education system.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners meets at 7 p.m. in the Robert E. Hibbitts Meeting Room at the 1924 Courthouse at 30 North College Avenue in Newton.
19-year-old Allison Nicole Lynn was arrested Sunday (January 15) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony non-forced breaking and entering. Lynn was placed in jail in Morganton where she is being held under a total bond of $12,400 secured on the count filed Sunday plus previously filed charges. A court date is set for February 13.
59-year-old Stanley Eric Newell of South 8th Avenue in Maiden was arrested today (Monday, January 16) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with failure to appear on a count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin. Newell was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $22,000 bond. A Superior Court date is set for March 6.
30-year-old Jamie Louis Sullivan of 18th Street NW in Hickory was arrested today (Monday, January 16) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Sullivan was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A Superior Court date is set for Tuesday (January 17).
32-year-old Kristen Denise Childers of Starmount Lane in Taylorsville was arrested Sunday (January 15) by Hickory Police Officers. She's charged with possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Childers was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday (January 17).
24-year-old Cain Walter Prestwood of Clarks Chapel Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (January 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Prestwood was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond. No court date was listed.
Additional charges were filed Friday (January 13) against 46-year-old Donald Eugene Blankenship of East 11th Street in Newton. He was initially charged and arrested last Wednesday (January 11) on one count of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
Detectives identified another victim during the continuing investigation. As a result of the interview with the second victim, Blankenship was charged with two additional counts of indecent liberties with children.
He was again placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $100,000 bond. An appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow (January 17) in Newton.
Any other potential victims of Blankenship or David Lee Perkins (who was arrested last month in Missouri in connection to the same case) are asked to contact the Newton Police Department at 828-465-7430.
Lisa Williard of Harmony, N.C. is a winner for a second time in the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Cash 5 jackpot. Her first win came in 2008, when she won $363,041. Williard won again Thursday night (January 12) when she was one of three people to win the $1,065,423 jackpot.
The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are one-in-749,398. Williard bought several Quick Pick tickets for Thursday’s drawing at Barker’s Log Cabin Grocery Too on the Harmony Highway in Harmony. When she checked her first ticket, she saw that she matched four numbers to win $250. Her next ticket matched all five numbers.
Willard claimed her prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh, receiving a third of the jackpot, $355,141. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $246,826. She plans to use the money to pay off her mortgage.
The other winning tickets were sold at the Kangaroo Express on South Polk Street in Pineville and Stanleyville Grocery on North Patterson Avenue in Winston Salem. Winners have 180 days to claim their prize.
The lottery raised more than $634 million for the state last year.
32-year-old Benny Ray Prestwood of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (January 14) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with probation violation, uttering a forged instrument, and simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, and failure to appear. Prestwood was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $55,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.