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Thursday, 12 October 2017 05:30

Newton Resident Charged With Break-in, Theft

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19-year-old Tyreke Kashaun Adams of Brentwood Drive in Newton was arrested Wednesday (October 11) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and larceny of a firearm. Adams was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (October 12).

The N.C. Department of Transportation invites citizens, business owners and interested parties to a public meeting next Monday (October 16) regarding proposed improvements to the interchange at Burkemont Avenue and Interstate 40 in Burke County.

The improvements are intended to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow at the Exit 103 interchange in Burke County. Project information and materials — including maps of the three different proposed alternatives — are available online at

The meeting will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Foothills Higher Education Center at 2128 South Sterling Street in Morganton. Interested parties may attend at any time to meet with transportation officials who will answer questions and gather comments. All written comments and questions must be submitted by October 30.

For additional information, contact Brandon McInnis, PE at 900 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 350, Raleigh, NC 27609 or, or (919) 878-9560; or contact Cole Hood, PE, Division Project Development Engineer at 55 Orange Street, Asheville, NC  28801 or, or (828) 251-6171.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in these meetings. Anyone requiring special services should contact Tony Gallagher, NCDOT Human Environment Section at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598, or (919) 707-6069 or as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Persons who have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 04:58

Suspect Sought In Burke County Shooting

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The Burke County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a shooting on Denton’s Chapel Church Road in Morganton at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday (October 11). The victim was transported to Blue Ridge HealthCare Morganton and transferred to Charlotte via helicopter.

A warrant for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill has been issued for 38-year-old David Arrex Burleson. Anyone who has information concerning his whereabouts is asked to call 911.  Burleson should be considered armed and dangerous.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 14:01

Shoplifting Call Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

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41-year-old Misty Nicole Brown of Brandywine Drive N.E. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:15 yesterday afternoon (October 10) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count each for simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule V controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 35-year-old Jennifer Ann Carswell of Millersville Road in Taylorsville was arrested at the same time on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge.

They were arrested after Hickory Police responded to a shoplifting call at the Dollar General store on Highway 70 S.W. Officers found the suspects, Brown and Carswell, and took them into custody without incident. On Brown’s person, Police found 0.2 grams crack cocaine, 13 dosage units of Clonazepam and drug paraphernalia.

Both women were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. Bond for Brown was set at $17,000, secured, while Carswell was given a $2,300 secured bond. Carswell has since been released. Brown was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Newton. Carswell has a court date on November 9.

30-year-old Katia Celiana Christian of Smith Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (October 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Christian was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $16,000 secured bond. District Court appearances are scheduled for Thursday (October 12) and November 14.

35-year-old Richard Miller from the Randolph County Town of Franklinville, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:35 last night (October 10) on one felony count each of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of stolen goods, plus one misdemeanor count of failure to return hired property.  He was also charged with failure to appear on a felony and two counts of failure to appear on a misdemeanor.

Miller was taken into custody without incident at an address on 12th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $46,200 secured bond.  An appearance in District Court was set for November 6 in Asheboro.

49-year-old Crawford Lionel Ellis of 4th Avenue S.W. in Hickory has been charged by a Burke County School Resource Officer with assault on a child under 12.

Ellis, a part-time after school daycare employee, was charged Monday (October 9) after he allegedly struck a nine-year-old in the face with his fist while at Icard Elementary School.

Burke County Public Schools conducted an internal investigation and the parents were informed.  The Burke Co. Sheriff’s Office also conducted its own investigation, with the full cooperation of the school system.  Ellis’ employment was immediately terminated.

Ellis was processed at the Burke County Magistrate’s Office and then released on a written promise to appear in District Court on November 1.

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24-year-old Miranda Brooke Gurley was arrested Tuesday (October 11) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony non forced breaking and entering. Gurley was placed in jail in Morganton under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Friday (October 13).

40-year-old Ewart Wilson Whitesides was arrested this morning (October 11) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Following this morning's arrest, Whitesides was placed in jail in Morganton under $25,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for Friday (October 13).

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 05:25

New Names Added To Area Most Wanted List

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New names were recently added to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office most wanted list.

34-year-old June Howard Gravely III is wanted by authorities in Iredell County on charges of felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female. Gravely's last known address is 109 Jackie Lane in Union Grove.

55-year-old Freddie L. Daye Jr. was also added to the Iredell County most wanted list. He's charged with fail to comply with a court order. Daye's last known address is 1150 Mahogany Road in Statesville.

43-year-old Christopher Balentine is wanted by authorities in Iredell County on a charge of felony fail to change address. Balentine's last known address is 619 Crestridge Road in Statesville.

You can see the entire list of wanted suspects at the Iredell County Sheriff's Office website, If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list call the Iredell County Sheriff's Office at the Statesville location, 704-878-3180, or the Mooresville office at 704-664-7500.

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