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Monday, 03 July 2017 14:25

Hickory Man Arrested on Crack Cocaine Charge

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24-year-old Isiah Shawn Marlow of South Center Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

He was arrested after Hickory Police responded to reports of drug violations at the Hillside Gardens housing complex on 1st Street S.E. A vehicle stop was conducted in the Hillside Gardens parking lot. During the stop, 1.2 grams of crack cocaine were found. Isiah Shawn Marlow, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was taken into custody without incident shortly before 1 a.m.

He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and released under a $2,500 secured bond. Marlow was scheduled to appear in District Court today (July 3) in Newton.

30-year-old Jarrod Donte Fuller of 8th Avenue Court S.E. in Hickory (also know as "Dredz" or "Young Dredz") was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (July 1) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

Fuller was arrested when Hickory Police saw him walking north on the 700 block of South Center Street.  Officers knew there was an outstanding warrant for Fuller’s arrest.  The suspect fled on foot as Officers attempted to make contact with him.  After a brief foot chase, Fuller was detained.  1.0 grams of cocaine and 1.3 grams of marijuana were found on his person.

Following his arrest, Fuller was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured.  He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (July 3) in Newton.

57-year-old Darren Lewis Craig of 4th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (July 2) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Craig was taken into custody without incident just after 3 a.m. Sunday at the Red Roof Inn on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard in Hickory.    He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (July 3) in Newton.

21-year-old Amy Leanne Clew and 23-year-old Justin Lee Osborne, both of Boger Farm Road in Harmony, have been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers.  They were each charged with one count of felony child abuse inflicting serious injury and three counts of misdemeanor child abuse.

They were arrested after Deputies responded to Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville Saturday evening (July 1) where a three-year-old child was being treated for severe injuries.  E.M.S. brought the child to the emergency room from the Boger Farm Road residence.

At the hospital, medical staff discovered severe burns on the child’s feet and legs.  The child also had other injuries that appeared to be the result of an assault.  The burns on the child’s legs appeared to be a few days old and were consistent with the feet and legs being exposed to extremely hot water.

Deputies and Detectives began an investigation into child abuse.  Detectives interviewed the child’s father, Justin Lee Osborne, at the hospital and also went to the Boger Farm Road residence where a search was conducted.

The child’s stepmother, Amy Leanne Clew, was at the home with three other small children.  Detectives learned that Clew and Osborne were primary caregivers for the children.  Deputies found that the home was in poor condition.  The Iredell County Dept. of Social Services responded and took custody of the remaining children.

The three-year-old child was taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.  The child is currently in critical condition in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Clew and Osborne were placed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center with bond for each set at $1-million, secured.  They were both scheduled to appear in District Court today (July 3).

32-year-old Philip Ligatti was arrested Sunday (July 2) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Ligatti was placed in jail in Morganton under $25,000 secured bond. A court date was scheduled for today (July 3).

A woman reported missing in Burke County was found and was reported to be okay. Over the weekend, the N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for 87-year-old Betty Culler Stock. The Morganton Department of Public Safety reported that Stock was found in Iredell County and was safe.

Monday, 03 July 2017 13:15

Woman Missing From Catawba County Found Safe

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At the request of the Catawba County Sheriff's Office, the N.C. Center for Missing Persons has cancelled the Silver Alert for 66-year-old Mary Sue Summey. The Sheriff's Office reports that Summey was found and is safe. Summey was reported missing over the weekend after last being seen at 5512 NC 16 North in Conover. The Silver Alert was cancelled this afternoon (July 3).

On Saturday (July 1), at approximately 8:38 p.m., Alexander County 911 received a call reference shots fired at the residence of Charles Richard Brown, located on Houck Mountain Road in the Ellendale Community. Officers responded to the residence and arrived on scene, where they found that Charles Brown had a gunshot wound to the neck area. Officers also located his daughter, 33-year-old Ami Marie Fletcher of Taylorsville, who was deceased when officers arrived. Fletcher was located sitting in her vehicle, a Jeep Cherokee, with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Charles Brown was transported by Alexander County EMS to Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. He was later transported to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

The investigation showed that 35-year-old Jeremy Wayne Fletcher of Lenoir, was the suspect in the shooting. Arrest warrants were issued on Jeremy Fletcher for one count of murder and one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury. Also charged was Jeremy Fletcher’s father, 58-year-old Timothy Dean Fletcher of Lenoir. Timothy Fletcher was charged with felony accessory after the fact, that being murder, and felony accessory after the fact, that being assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury.

Timothy Fletcher was taken into custody at his residence on Draco Road in Caldwell County at approximately 2:00 a.m. Sunday (April 2) by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, and North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He was taken into custody without incident. Fletcher was transported to the Alexander County Detention Center, where he was issued a $350,000 secured bond with a first court appearance scheduled for today (July 3) in Alexander County District Court.  

Jeremy Fletcher was located at approximately 10:30 a.m. Sunday in a barn that was located on his property on Duck Creek Road in Caldwell County. A news release from the Alexander County Sheriff's Office says it appears that Jeremy Fletcher committed suicide by hanging. Caldwell County authorities are investigating the suicide.

Jeremy Fletcher and Ami Fletcher were husband and wife, but were separated at the time of the murder. Jeremy Fletcher was charged on March 1, 2017 with Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill or Inflict Serious Injury by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office. This charge stemmed from another incident involving Jeremy Fletcher and Ami Fletcher, where Ami Fletcher received a gunshot wound to her leg. That case was still pending in court at the time of the second incident.

26-year-old Joseph Ashley Bryant of 13th Avenue S.E. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (July 2) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state.  Bryant was wanted in Georgia for felony first-degree burglary.  The warrant for his arrest was issued by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office in Macon, Georgia.

Bryant was taken into custody without incident at about 2:25 a.m. Sunday at an address on 5th Street Court S.E. in Hickory.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $20,000, secured.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 3) in Newton.

37-year-old Kelsey Lamon England of Julia Court in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police at 10:25 Friday morning (June 30) on one felony count each of trafficking in cocaine and trafficking in marijuana.

England was taken into custody without incident at the probation office on Government Avenue S.W. in Hickory.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $25,000, secured.  He has since been released.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 3) in Newton.

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