A portion of McDonald Parkway in Hickory has been closed as a result of an accident early this morning (February 13). The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports the section closed is near Spencer Road and it is closed in both directions. Reports say the accident occurred at around 1:00 this morning and was a fatal crash. Authorities say they are hoping the road will be reopened by 9 a.m.
41-year-old Sue Ann Chambers of Landmark Lane in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of shoplifting, injury to personal property, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond for Chambers was set at $11,500 secured. No court date was listed.
25-year-old Johnathan Allen Kersey of Collettsville Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and speeding to elude arrest along with a misdemeanor count of driving while license revoked.
According to published reports, Kersey is charged in connection to a chase that started after an officer attempted to pull a vehicle over. The pursuit reportedly ended when the car hit a home on Setzer's Creek Road. The impact of the crash reportedly caused the roof to collapse. There were no serious injuries as a result of the crash. The suspects attempted to flee on foot but were caught.
Kersey was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (February 13).
36-year-old Terry Lee Chapman, Jr. of Mount Ulla Highway in Mooresville was arrested Tuesday (February 12) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with felonious restraint and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Chapman was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center without bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (February 14).
61-year-old Chuck Leslie Brown of Monford Drive in Conover was arrested by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony providing contraband to an inmate.
According to a news release issued Tuesday (February 12), on January 30, 2019, Burke County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives were contacted for assistance by Foothills Correctional Institution Administrators regarding the possible delivery of controlled substances to the prison grounds. According to the news release, later that day, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a suspect delivered a schedule III-controlled substance onto the prison grounds.
The substance was found by detectives and correctional officers and secured as evidence. Burke County Sheriff’s Office detectives and patrol deputies conducted an investigative vehicle stop. The driver of that vehicle was the suspect, Chuck Leslie Brown.
Brown was arrested and charged then confined at the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under $25,000 secured bond. He was no longer listed as an inmate as of today (February 13). The next District Court appearance for Brown is scheduled for February 22.
A man reported missing has been found safe. The Maiden Police Department reports that 42-year-old Shanta Kinte Edwards of Maiden has been located.
Yesterday (February 12) Maiden Police reported that Mr. Edwards had last been seen on Friday, February 1 as he left his workplace, Carolina Nonwovens on J.W. Abernathy Plant Road in Maiden. A news release issued just before 4 p.m. Tuesday by the Maiden Police Department stated that he was found and is safe. No other details were released.
47-year-old Pamela Alice Moses of Coldwater Street in Connelly Springs was arrested February 1 by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce.
According to a news release issued Tuesday (February 12) by the Burke County Sheriff's Office, On February 1, North Carolina Probation and Parole Officers initiated an investigation at a residence on Coldwater Street in Connelly Springs and requested assistance of Burke County Sheriff’s deputies. While at the residence Probation officers and deputies made contact with probationer Pamela Alice Moses.
Officers seized methamphetamine and marijuana from Moses’ residence. Deputies arrested Moses and transported her to the Magistrate’s Office where she was charged with the drug counts. Her bond was set at $5,500 secured, and she was placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility. Moses remained in jail as of earlier today (February 13). She had District Court appearances scheduled today and February 25.
A Lincoln County man who was reported as missing on Monday (February 11) is now listed as wanted. Deputies were told that 33-year-old Justin Wayne Anthony of Lincolnton ran from a residence on J. Rhyne Reep Road when he learned that Lincoln County EMS was coming to check him out because of a fall. Deputies checked the area but could not locate Anthony.
Today (February 12) Detective Jon Propst received a report that Anthony had been seen at a local retail establishment. Detectives viewed the business security video and confirmed that the person was Anthony. Detectives spoke with Anthony’s girlfriend who admitted Anthony ran from the residence when EMS was called because of outstanding orders for arrest, which are for failing to appear in court on a driving while license revoked charge.
Anthony has been cleared as a missing person and is now considered a wanted person. Additional charges are possible in the case. Anyone with information on Anthony’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202.
On Monday (February 11) at approximately 8:58 p.m. Hickory Police received a call regarding a stabbing at an address on Fairgrove Church Road. Officers responded to a restaurant and discovered a 46-year-old woman from Hickory suffering from non-life threatening stab wounds. The victim was transported to Frye Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Warrants have been obtained for 45-year-old Richard Lenoir Church III of Hickory for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Church is a white male last seen wearing jeans and a dark jacket. Anyone with information about this incident or reference the location of Church is encouraged to contact the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.
Maiden Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man. He is 42-year-old Shanta Kinte Edwards of Maiden. Mr. Edwards was last seen on Friday, February 1 as he left his workplace, Carolina Nonwovens on J.W. Abernathy Plant Road in Maiden.
Mr. Edwards is known to frequent the Lincolnton area, in particular the Oak Lawn neighborhood. He also frequents the Newton and Hickory areas.
Mr. Edwards is a black male. He is six feet tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Shanta Kinte Edwards should call the Maiden Police Department at 828-428-5005.
44-year-old Ebony Denise Robinson of East Herman Sipe Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:45 Saturday night (February 9) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Robinson was served an outstanding warrant on a bill of indictment in connection to a case dating back to April of last year. During the original arrest, an unspecified amount of crack cocaine was found.
Robinson was taken into custody without incident Saturday at an address on 10th Avenue S.W. in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,500, secured. She was scheduled to appear in District Court yesterday (February 11) with a Superior Court date scheduled for March 4 and another District Court date coming up on March 14, all in Newton.
28-year-old Alicia Leighann Hart of Riverdell Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday (February 10) on one felony count of failure to appear. She allegedly failed to appear in court on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle.
Hart was taken into custody without incident at an apartment complex on 12th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $25,000, secured. Hart was no longer listed as an inmate in Catawba County as of this morning (February 12). An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for March 4 in Lincolnton.
46-year-old Dallas Baine Fox of 1st Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested at about 8:10 p.m. yesterday (February 11) on bills of indictment for felony maintaining a place for a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Fox was taken into custody without incident at his residence. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under an $8,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.
25-year-old David Enoch McClellan of Spring Meadow Drive in Hickory was arrested Monday (February 11) by Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He's charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, driving while impaired, and simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance. McClellan was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $9,000 bond. District Court dates were scheduled today (February 12) and February 18.