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Wednesday, 13 April 2016 09:23

Caldwell County Man Indicted On Forgery Charges

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45-year-old Johnny Daryl Mooney of Brixton Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with three counts of felony forgery of an instrument. In addition, Mooney is charged with three felony counts of uttering a forged instrument, and one misdemeanor count of failure to appear. Mooney was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $34,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for May 2. District Court appearances are set for May 5 and May 9.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 09:17

Meth Charge Lodged Against Lenoir Man

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51-year-old William Ervin Patrick of Sharon Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Patrick was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. He's scheduled to appear in District Court Thursday (April 14).

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 06:42

Multiple Drug Charges Filed Against Lenoir Man

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27-year-old Jason Chantel Gibbs of Calico Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (April 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule IV controlled substance and assault on a female. Gibbs was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $22,500 secured bond. District Court appearances are scheduled for April 14 and May 16.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 06:02

Authorities Searching For Missing Newton Man

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The Davie County Sheriff's Office is asking citizens for assistance in finding a missing man who was last seen in Newton more than a week ago. 23-year-old Andy Scott Sigmon was last seen by friends at his place of employment in Newton on Monday night, April 4, at 11 p.m. Sigmon's vehicle was found in Davie County on Hwy 64 East just north of Peter Hairston Road on Tuesday, April 5 at 6 a.m.

The Sheriff's Office received a report at approximately 2:30 p.m. on April 5 of a person who fits Mr. Sigmons description entering the woods on foot off of Peter Hairston Road. That person was wearing blue jeans and no shirt. If you have seen Andy Scott Sigmon or have any information on his location contact Detective Justin Stutts at the Davie County Sheriff's Office at 336-751-5547 or jstutts@dcsonc.com.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 05:41

Man Arrested On Felony Fraud Related Charges

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41-year-old Jonathan Wesley Holland of Ledgehill Road in Statesville was arrested Sunday (April 10) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of financial card theft, financial card fraud, and identity theft.

On April 5, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received an incident report in which the person filing the complaint was a victim of fraud. Detective Sgt. D. R. Getz with the Economic Crime Unit was assigned the case. According to the incident report the victim noticed one of her credit cards was not in her wallet correctly and thought that was unusual. The victim then made contact with the credit card company to see if there had been any activity on the card. The company told the victim her credit card was successfully used at a business in Statesville to purchase of a 60 inch LED HDTV.

The victim then went to the suspect’s residence and noticed a new television inside the home. She confronted the suspect about the purchase and the suspect told the victim that he would return the television the next morning. The following day the victim confronted the suspect again about the television and he said that he had not returned the television yet but did show the victim the receipt for the purchase of the television.

During the investigation Detectives had contacted Walmart Asset Protection and were able to retrieve video surveillance of the fraudulent transaction. Detectives identified the suspect as Jonathan Wesley Holland of Statesville. They obtained a warrant for arrest for Holland and arrested him on Sunday. He was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for April 27. 

25-year-old Randall Gerardo Berumen, who is listed as homeless and 21-year-old Victoria Nicole Fink of Fieldstone Circle in Statesville were both arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. Berumen is charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine by possession and transportation, Selling Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a vehicle for keeping a controlled substance, Possession of drug paraphernalia and Resisting, obstructing and delaying a law enforcement officer.
Fink is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On Monday (April 11) at 1:20 a.m. Deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff's Office responded to assist a Trooper with the North Carolina State Highway patrol on a traffic stop.  When Deputies arrived they spoke with the driver of the vehicle who admitted to having been in possession of narcotics. Deputies utilized a K9 to assist in locating the narcotics in the vehicle. 38.9 grams of methamphetamine were found on the driver, Randall Berumen. During the course of the investigation it was also discovered that Victoria Fink was in possession of Meth, Heroin and Marijuana.

As a result of the search, Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant to conduct a search of the room the suspects were staying in at the Statesville Quality Inn. The search resulted in the discovery of additional narcotics and items of drug paraphernalia.

Both subjects were placed in the Iredell County Detention Center. Berumen received a $150,000 bond for his charges and  Fink received a combined bond of $20,000 for her charges. They are both scheduled to appear in District Court April 27.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 05:26

Claremont Man Charged With Drug Offenses

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34-year-old Brandon Jaquae Coats of Monarch Pass in Claremont was arrested Tuesday (April 12) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance, felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, maintain a vehicle, dwelling or place to keep controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Coats was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $71,500 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, April 13).

22-year-old Damian Maurice Surratt of JC Park Loop in Taylorsville was arrested by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with common law robbery. Following the arrest, Surratt was detained this morning (Wednesday, April 13) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,500 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 19:35

Hickory Police Chief Announces Retirement

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After 30 years of service to the citizens of Hickory, Chief of Police, Tom Adkins announced that he will retire on June 30, 2016. “I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to serve the citizens of Hickory and work with the men and women of the Hickory Police Department,” said Adkins. “Hickory is very fortunate to have such a dedicated group of professionals serving as their police department."

Adkins was appointed by City Manager Mick Berry as City of Hickory's Chief of Police on August 1, 2007 after 20 years of experience with the Hickory Police Department (HPD). He began his career with HPD in September of 1987 as a patrol officer.  He was promoted through the ranks to Deputy Chief of Police, Acting Chief of Police, and finally, Chief of Police in 2007.  During the course of his career, Adkins gained experience within each of the various departmental divisions, giving him the insight to successfully manage the department’s authorized force of 117 sworn officers and 36 civilians under his command.  

Adkins received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina.  In addition, he has taken graduate courses at the University of Virginia.  He is also a graduate of the 2001 Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and of the 2007 United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection Seminar.  Adkins proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Reserve for 21 years, from 1984 to 2005, and was activated in 2003 during “Operation Enduring Freedom.”  Adkins also served as President for the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police in 2014.

The man charged with fatally shooting another man on his property in Alexander County appeared in court today (Tuesday, April 12). Jason Clary is charged with the murder of Travis Harold. Harold died as a result of a shooting that occurred Monday afternoon on Mount Wesley Church Road. 
Harold died about five miles from the scene inside Iredell County on Old Mountain Road. Friends were attempting to drive him to the hospital.Clary said he was acting in self defense, authorities are citing the distance between the suspect and the victim as the reason for the murder charge. 

Clary remains in jail without bond. He will be represented by Lisa Dubs. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for May 2.