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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office named its law enforcement officers of the year last night (December 7).

The sixth annual “Sergeant John H. Howell II Memorial Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award” went to Detective Frank Runyon, a nine-year veteran, who began his career at the Sheriff’s Office in 2007 as a full time Civil Officer. He moved to the patrol division in 2008 and was promoted to Detective in 2013. He serves as treasurer of the local Fraternal Order of Police. This year, he coordinated an effort to raise thousands of dollars for the family of fallen Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen.

The sixth annual “First Sergeant Thomas R. Taylor Detention Officer of the Year Award” was presented to Detention Officer Robert Hooks, Jr. Officer Hooks is a five-year veteran of the Detention Center. He was hired in 2011 after a stint in the Navy. Officer Hooks studied Criminal Justice at Western Carolina University. On Thanksgiving Day of this year, Officer Hooks discovered an unresponsive inmate in a holding cell. He and other detention officers started C.P.R. until E.M.S. arrived, potentially saving the inmate’s life.

Permanent plaques are displayed in the lobby at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office honoring each annual award recipient.

Thursday, 08 December 2016 11:14

Hickory Teen Charged with B&E and Larceny

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17-year-old Sulayman Admeer Williams of 23rd Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police late Tuesday night (December 6) on one felony count of breaking & entering a motor vehicle, plus misdemeanor counts of breaking & entering a building, larceny and damage to real property with willful & wanton injury.

Williams was taken into custody without incident at about 11:55 p.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of 26th Avenue N.E. He was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $3,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (December 8) in Newton.

Thursday, 08 December 2016 11:10

Hickory Man Jailed for Felony Probation Violation

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50-year-old Joseph Tyrone Dillard of 3rd Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Wednesday morning (December 7) for a felony probation violation.  He is on probation following a February 2016 conviction in Catawba County for felony speeding to elude arrest.

Dillard was taken into custody without incident at about 45 minutes past midnight yesterday on 4th Street S.W., about two blocks from Hickory Police headquarters.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $3,500 secured bond.  An appearance in District Court was set for December 12 in Newton.

Thursday, 08 December 2016 06:18

Felony Drug Charges Filed Against Caldwell County Man

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56-year-old Joel Nicholas Baker of Freezer Locker Road in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (December 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of selling methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substances. Baker was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, December 8).

36-year-old Joshua Lee Parsons and 41-year-old Tabitha Rae Deaton, both of the same Rockfall Lane, Newton, address, were both arrested Wednedsday (December 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. Parsons is charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of schedule II controlled substance. Deaton is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Parsons was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond, Deaton's bond was set at $3,000 secured. Both suspects were scheduled to appear in District Court today (Thursday, December 8). 

38-year-old Brandon Shawn Pendley was arrested Wednesday (December 7) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony forced breaking and entering. Pendley was placed in jail in Morganton where bond was set at $155,000 secured. A court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (December 12).

27-year-old Katie Ann Hayes was arrested Wednesday (December 7) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with five felony counts apiece of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods. Hayes was placed in jail in Morganton under $72,000 secured bond. She's scheduled to appear in District Court Friday (December 9) and next Tuesday (December 13).

31-year-old Crystal Nicole Randleman of Stratford Lane in Denver was arrested Wednesday (December 7) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with one felony count of possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods. Randleman was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $6,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled for today (Thursday, December 8).

Thursday, 08 December 2016 05:10

Conover Man Charged With Meth Possession

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34-year-old Jason Travis Shook of Houston Mill Road in Conover was arrested Wednesday (December 7) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Shook was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, December 8).

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 13:37

Runaway Teenager Sought By Authorities

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On Tuesday evening (December 6), a report was filed with the Lincolnton Police Department concerning a teenaged runaway. Police were told that 13-year-old John David Charles had run away from home. Charles is described as a black male, 5’07”, 130 lbs., with a slim build. Charles is a frequent runaway who has had juvenile runaway pickup orders on him in the past.
 
Charles is known to frequent Betty Ross Park, City Park, the Lincolnton Rail Trail, the Lincolnton Public Library, and the Christian Ministry Soup Kitchen. Additionally, Charles is known to frequent the areas of E. Pine Street, Mauney Drive, and the Oaklawn communities.  

Charles is also entered NCIC as a runaway. If anyone locates Charles, please contact the Lincolnton Police Department at 704-736-8900 or contact 9-1-1.

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