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36-year-old Lorenda Ann Malava of Briardale Drive in Charlotte was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (December 8) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. She was also charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was arrested after Officers saw a suspicious subject on Valley Hills Mall property after hours. The subject was identified as Lorenda Ann Malava. She was served with the outstanding fugitive warrant. During the arrest, Officers found 0.6 grams of methamphetamine, 2.8 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Malava was taken into custody without incident just before 2 a.m. Saturday. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where she was given a $15,000 secured bond on the fugitive warrant, plus a $7,500 secured bond on the drug charges. A District Court appearance that had been set for today (December 10) will be rescheduled.

23-year-old Chelsey Leigh Adams of Frank Townsend Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (December 7) on a bill of indictment for felony counts of financial credit card theft and financial credit card fraud. Adams was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center where she was given a custody release. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for January 14 in Lenoir.

Monday, 10 December 2018 15:43

Granite Falls Man Faces Meth & Larceny Charges

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45-year-old Bardy Franklin Price of Connelly Springs Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Granite Falls Police Friday (December 7) on one felony count each of possession of methamphetamine and larceny. Price was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. He was then given a custody release. A District Court appearance that had been set for today (December 10) will be rescheduled.

67-year-old Leverne Williams, with no listed address, has been arrested by Hickory Police on four counts of failure to appear. Williams reportedly failed to appear in court as an habitual felon and for habitual larceny, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, maintaining a place for a controlled substance and second-degree trespass. He was also arrested on a surrender of surety for possession with intent to sell or deliver deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Williams was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility Saturday with bond set at $16,500, secured. He'll appear in District Court on December 18 and January 9, with a Superior Court date coming up on January 22, all in Newton.

24-year-old Evangeline Nicole Lee of 6th Street S.W. in Conover has been arrested by Hickory Police on charges of assault on a government official or employee, possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. Lee was jailed Saturday (December 8) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. She was held under a $4,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for January 7 in Newton.

Monday, 10 December 2018 14:52

Package Thief Sought in Catawba County

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The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the suspect in the theft of a package. On December 4, a homeowner said a package that had been delivered to their residence and left by the front door was stolen. The victim obtained images from their home security system.

On the video, a Ford Explorer is seen backing into the driveway. A woman exited the vehicle, carrying a red box. The suspect swapped the red empty box for the package that was delivered to the residence earlier in the day.

The suspect is a white female with long blonde hair. She was wearing a red flannel shirt and a black beanie. The suspect vehicle is a gray, early 90’s model four-door Ford Explorer.

Anyone with information regarding the case should call Inv. Taylor Stout at 828-466-7229.

Monday, 10 December 2018 11:45

Libraries In Hickory Closed Today

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Hickory Public Library, both the Patrick Beaver Memorial main facility and Ridgeview Branch, are closed today (December 10) due to inclement weather. Due dates for library materials will be extended, so patrons do not need to worry about overdue fees for items due back on December 10.

Check www.hickorync.gov and City of Hickory social media for additional updates. Follow the City of Hickory on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofhickory and on Twitter at @CityofHickory.

31-year-old David Ryan Uhl of Teague Town Road in Taylorsville was arrested Saturday (December 8) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Uhl was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond pending a court appearance.

Monday, 10 December 2018 10:39

Burglary Charge Filed Following Sunday Arrest

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48-year-old Donald Leslie Richardson, Jr. of Lenoir was arrested Sunday (December 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony first degree burglary. Richardson was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $150,000 secured bond pending a first court appearance.

28-year-old Meghan Brook Penninger of Great Wagon Road in Charlotte was arrested Saturday (December 8) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine, two counts of misdemeanor larceny, and one count of possession of stolen goods. Penninger was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,000 bond. She's scheduled to appear in District Court January 14.

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