25-year-old Christopher Mark Conte of South D Avenue in Maiden was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Conte was detained this morning (Wednesday, July 6) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today.
30-year-old Brandon Eric Watson of Justin Carlton Lane in Lenoir was arrested this morning (Wednesday, July 6) by Maiden Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license revoked. Watson was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,500 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (July 7).
Strong thunderstorms rolled through the Greater Hickory Metro area Tuesday afternoon, causing power outages and even more extensive problems in some areas.
According to WBTV At least three mobile homes were destroyed in Burke County. The TV station reports there were a dozen more buildings damaged and more than 50 trees came down during the deluge.
Duke Power reported that there were still some outages this morning but they had restored power to many who were affected Tuesday afternoon and evening.
29-year-old Jamie Louis Sullivan of Spencer Road NE in Conover was arrested Tuesday (July 5) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of sell or deliver schedule IV controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule IV controlled substance. Sullivan was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $13,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, July 6).
We have more information on recent arrests made during an initiative in Burke County entitled "Summer Campaign To Serve Warrants." In light of the normal rise of crime during the summer months, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office is aggressively serving warrants within the county. 45 warrants were served on 30 people within a three day span late in June. The Sheriff's Office issued a news release over the holiday weekend listing more suspects arrested as part of this campaign. We reported on two of those suspects Tuesday (July 5), and we've got details on two more today.
36-year-old Brandy Necole Goodwin of Shade Tree Street in Connelly Springs was arrested by Burke County Sheriff's Officers and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation. Goodwin was jailed in Morganton under $15,000 secured bond, her next court date is July 18.
22-year-old Rodney Lamont Greenfield of Western Avenue in Morganton is charged with felony burning of certain buildings. He was placed in jail in Morganton under $15,000 secured bond. A court date for Greenfield is scheduled for August 1.
People who have pending warrants can voluntarily turn themselves in. Anyone who has any information on the location of suspects with pending warrants can contact the 911 Center or utilize Crime Stoppers by calling 828-437-3333, texting 274637 with the keyword BURKETIPS and then texting your tip, or go to www.tipsoft.com and download a free TipSubmit application to submit pictures and videos.
31-year-old Michael Brandon Beane of Maple Street in Hudson was arrested Monday (July 4) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of firearm by a convicted felon. Beane was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, July 5).
26-year-old Matthew Eric Caparco of Serendipity Lane in Troutman was arrested last Tuesday (June 28) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony interfering with an electronic monitoring device and misdemeanor injury to personal property. He was also charged with probation violation.
According to a news release issued today (Tuesday, July 5) Caparco was arrested for removing his ankle monitoring device.
The Sheriff’s Office was notified last Tuesday by the office of Probation and Parole that Caparco had brought his ankle monitor in to their office. Caparco told his probation officer that the ankle monitor had fallen off his leg. However, there was obvious damage to the ankle monitor that indicated the ankle bracelet was forcibly removed.
Caparco was detained in the Iredell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (July 11).
30-year-old Brian Keith Bentley of Collettsville Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (July 3) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving while license revoked. Bentley was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, July 5).
At about ten o’clock this morning (July 5), 2016, a Sergeant with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office saw a suspicious item in the roadway near a vehicle on South Center Street, near Court Street. Statesville Police were notified and responded to the scene, as well. Center Street between Front Street and Broad Street was shut down and evacuations of nearby buildings were conducted.
The Cabarrus County Bomb Disposal Unit was called in. The Bomb Unit detonated the item on the scene, rendering it harmless. It was discovered that the item was a PVC pipe that contained papers. No bomb was found.
The scene was secured and Center Street was re-opened.
46-year-old Douglas Scott Groce was arrested last Wednesday (June 29) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, felony larceny, felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, and larceny after breaking and entering.
According to a news release issued today (Tuesday, July 5) a joint investigation involving the Iredell County Sheriff's Office and Mooresville Police Department revealed that Groce allegedly forged and passed two stolen checks and attempted to pass a third stolen check. It was learned while Groce was attempting to pass the third check that the checks were stolen from a vehicle in the Mooresville area of Iredell County. The investigation also revealed that Groce had allegedly stolen a vehicle from a separate address in Mooresville.
Groce was detained in the Iredell County Jail under $45,000 total bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (July 8).
28-year-old Terry Nikita Johnson of 8th Avenue Circle S.E. and 39-year-old Melinda Mosteller of 17th Avenue N.E., both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (July 5). Johnson was charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. Mosteller faces a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charge.
Events leading to their arrests began when Police responded to a possible B&E at Highland Mini-Storage on Highland Avenue N.E. in Hickory. Officers found several subjects attempting to gain entry using a hammer as their vehicles provided them with a light source. Police learned that the owner had given permission to break off the lock and replace it with a new one. No one was charged in connection to the apparent break-in.
In the course of the investigation, Officers saw a 9mm handgun in the passenger seat where Terry Johnson had been seated. Digital scales with residue were found in Mosteller’s purse. Police found a baggie containing 4.1 grams of crack cocaine during a secondary search of Johnson’s person at H.P.D. headquarters.
Both subjects were arrested without incident. Johnson was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $50,000 secured bond. Mosteller was released under a $500 unsecured bond. Johnson was scheduled to appear in District Court tomorrow (July 6), while Mosteller has a court date on August 11.
28-year-old Rashad Dominic Griggs of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory, was arrested 11 o’clock Saturday (July 2) morning for two counts of assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation, one count of assault on a female by male, and one count of communicating threats. Griggs was additionally charged with second-degree kidnapping and interfering with emergency communication.
On Saturday, Officers responded to a call at Silver Springs Terrace for a civil disturbance. Officers left the house, but remained in the area. They responded to a second call from the same location four hours later, this time in reference to domestic assault.
There they found Rashad Griggs and the victim, a 27-year-old female. The victim was found to have been strangled, beaten and held against her will by Griggs. Griggs took the victim’s phone, refusing to allow her to call for help. Officers also learned about an earlier incident that occurred on June 29. There was no indication that the victim required medical treatment.
Griggs was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. His court date was scheduled for today (July 5) in Newton’s district court.
48-year-old Jerry Eugene Drum of 5th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 11 o’clock Friday night (July 1) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He was wanted in Washington County, Virginia on a charge of strong-arm rape.
Drum was taken into custody without incident at his residence. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $250,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for today (July 5) in Newton.
26-year-old Dershae Mylantus Blackburn of Painter Lane in Lincolnton was arrested Monday (July 4) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with one felony count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one misdemeanor count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer.
According to Lincoln County narcotics detectives, Blackburn had been selling cocaine at his residence located just a half a mile north of the Boger City Optimist Club. Detectives conducted a surveillance operation where they say drug activity was heavy at the Painter Lane residence.
Narcotics detectives searched the residence and seized more than a half ounce, or 16 grams, of cocaine, digital scales, plastic baggies, drug paraphernalia, and a loaded semiautomatic handgun. Detectives were able to confirm the identity of the subject who lived at the residence but he was not there at the time of the search.
Narcotics detectives searched for the suspect but were unable to locate him until they received information confirming he was at his residence on Monday. Warrants were issued and Baker patrol deputies took him into custody after a brief struggle with him at his home. Blackburn was jailed under $41,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (Tuesday, July 5).