36-year-old Robert Lee McAfee of 7th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (February 14) on two felony counts of habitual misdemeanor assault.
He was arrested in connection to an incident on Monday (February 12) when Hickory Police responded to an assault call at McAfee’s residence. A warrant for McAfee’s arrest was issued that same day. He was taken into custody without incident at 12:52 a.m. today at his residence.
McAfee was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $20,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
29-year-old Joshua Michael Bennett of Poarch Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor assault on a female. Bennett was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $250,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled Tuesday.
37-year-old Chris James Parlier II of 3rd Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested Monday (February 12) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine and simple possession of schedule II controlled substance. Parlier was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled Tuesday (February 13).
51-year-old Robert Franklin Schronce of 23rd Street NW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (February 13) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of trafficking, opium or heroin, maintain a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep a controlled substance, and sale and delivery of schedule II controlled substance. Schronce was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (February 14).
On Saturday February 10, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an armed robbery at 3541 Taylorsville Highway west of Statesville. According to the incident report the suspect walked into the business around 10 p.m. carrying a long barreled weapon and demanded the money. The suspect then fled the store on foot to a waiting car that was parked nearby. The vehicle is described as dark in color two door sedan.
The Statesville Police Department reported a robbery that occurred on Thursday February 8, shortly after 1 a.m. approximately one mile away. According to Statesville Police Department, one subject entered the business and displayed a firearm, demanded money, took the money and fled on foot to a nearby vehicle. A second suspect stayed outside the business as a possible lookout.
At this time, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in identifying the suspect. If you have any questions, or any information, please contact the Iredell/Statesville Crime Stoppers at (704) 662-1340. You can also contact Detective Patrick Irwin at (704) 878-3180.
Today marks a major milestone for WHKY-TV, the station turns 50-years-old. WHKY-TV first signed on the air in Hickory on February 14, 1968 and it holds the distinction of being the oldest independent station in North Carolina.
WHKY airs community-oriented programming including the long-running local newscasts, which can be seen at 5:30 and 10 p.m. Ralph Mangum anchors the news and also hosts the popular crime report during the newscast. WHKY-TV is available in 1.2 million households stretching from Mountain City, Tennessee, to Chesterfield County, South Carolina, with a potential audience of close to three-million viewers.
WHKY-TV is owned by Long Communications and has been run from the beginning by the Long Family. Tom Long Sr., who was present for the inception of WHKY Radio in 1940, was a key figure in WHKY-TV going on the air in 1968. Mr. Long passed away last February 24 at the age of 90.
43-year-old Timothy Wayne Tezino Sr. of Stockton Street in Statesville was arrested February 2 by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony fail to notify address change.
According to a news release issued Tuesday (February 13), the Special Victims Unit received information about a registered sex offender who had moved from Iredell County without notifying the sheriff office. The information was assigned to Sex Offender Compliance Deputy John Adams for further investigation.
During the investigation Deputy Adams spoke with witnesses in the area and learned, Timothy Wayne Tezino had moved from his registered address on Stockton Street in Statesville. Tezino failed to notify the Iredell County Sheriff Office he was moving to another county.
Tezino was arrested in Mecklenburg County by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, February 2. He was placed in the Mecklenburg County Detention Center under a $3,000 secured bond. His next District Court date is March 12. Tezino was convicted of indecent liberties with a minor in May of 2000 and placed on the Sex Offender Registry. Tezino also has pending charges of sex offender on child premises, and habitual felon.
24-year-old Zysean James White of East Sharpe Street in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers for failure by a sex offender to register an address change.
He was arrested after the Sheriff’s Special Victim’s Unit received information from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office regarding a sex offender living in Statesville. Zysean James White was registered as homeless in Mecklenburg County. The investigation was assigned to Sex Offender Compliance Deputy John Adams.
Deputy Adams interviewed witnesses in the area and monitored the East Sharpe Street address. Based on information provided by witnesses and after spotting White at the residence, a warrant for failure to register was issued.
White was arrested on Monday (February 12) and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make an appearance in District Court today.
White was placed on the sex offender registry after he was charged and convicted of indecent liberties with a minor in 2014.
31-year-old Joseph Alan McCracken of Stone Path Lane in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:20 last night (February 12) for a felony probation violation. McCracken is on probation as he serves a 48-month suspended sentence following an August 2017 conviction in Burke County for felony larceny.
He was taken into custody without incident at a hotel on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. McCracken 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 for March 26 in Morganton.
25-year-old Mallory Leigh Combs of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was served a true bill of indictment by Hickory Police at about 8:15 last night (February 12). She faces felony charges for common law robbery and breaking & entering, plus one misdemeanor count of larceny.
The charges come in connection to an incident that occurred on January 29, 2017 when Hickory Police responded to an assault call at an address on 21st Avenue Place N.E. Warrants were obtained on that date for Combs and Miguel Christopher Sanchez, who was arrested the following day.
Combs was taken into custody without incident last night at her residence. She was processed at the Hickory Police Department and released under a $5,500 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
33-year-old Kristy Lynn Hall of Swaim Road in Winston-Salem was arrested Monday (February 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule IV controlled substance. Hall was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled Monday. No additional court dates were listed.
35-year-old Daniel Alan Moore of Redwood Court in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (February 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and breaking and entering to an automobile. In addition, Moore is charged with three misdemeanor counts of larceny and one count of larceny after breaking and entering. Moore was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $40,000 secured bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (February 12) and March 13.
Construction of a second speculative building in Claremont International Business Park was recently completed and is available for lease or purchase. The building is a collaborative economic development initiative developed by Catawba County, the City of Claremont and Matthews Construction to help draw relocating or expanding businesses to our area. The 48,000-square-foot building, expandable to 96,000 square feet, has been completed to shell condition which enables a manufacturer to upfit the facility’s interior to meet its specific needs.
As part of its strategic plan to drive economic growth and create jobs, the Board of Commissioners partnered on the development of this site following the success of a first speculative building in the same business park. That building, which involved the same partners, helped bring two companies to Catawba County: DAE Systems, Inc., which moved into the building this past September; and Substance, Inc., which constructed a new building in the same business park after determining that the expansion capability of the initial speculative building was not large enough to accommodate their long-term growth plans. The combined economic impact resulting from the relocation of these companies to Catawba County represents the creation of 62 new jobs and a local investment of more than $10.6 million.
The new building is being marketed nationally and internationally to manufacturers and site location experts by the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation. For more information, visit www.catawbaedc.org.
30-year-old Richard Anthony Hooks of Clarks Chapel Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (February 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony second degree kidnapping and misdemeanor assault on a female. The charges are from warrants filed in Mitchell County. Hooks was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $17,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (February 13).