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41-year-old Justin Alexander McAlister of 16th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7 a.m. yesterday (July 6) on one misdemeanor count each of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.

He was charged after Police responded to an apartment complex on 20th Avenue Drive N.E. about 20 minutes after midnight Wednesday. A 27-year-old female and a 26-year-old female saw a naked man on the roof at the apartment complex. E.M.S. transported the man, Justin McAlister, to Catawba Valley Medical Center for treatment of lacerations from the roofing shingles and for psychiatric evaluation.

Upon his release from the hospital, McAlister was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $3,000 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was set for August 11.

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance locating a Runaway Juvenile. 17-year-old Lacey Cheyenne Johnson, a white female, was last seen in the Gamewell Area of Caldwell County last Saturday, July 2.

If you have seen Ms. Johnson or know where is she is please contact the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, Detective B. Kanupp at (828) 759-1554 or if you wish to remain anonymous please contact the Caldwell County Crimestoppers at (828) 758-8300.

Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:36

Vilas Man Charged with B&E and Larceny

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51-year-old Steve Mahnke of Laurel Fork Road in Vilas was arrested by Hickory Police at noon yesterday (July 6) on felony count each of breaking & entering a building and larceny. The warrants for his arrest were taken out by a private citizen from Hudson. Mahnke was also charged on an outstanding warrant issued June 30 for failure to appear on a misdemeanor larceny charge.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. Mahnke was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $7,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

43-year-old Randy Allen Glazebrooks was arrested Wednesday (July 6) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods or property. Glazebrooks was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court Appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, July 7).

22-year-old Cameron James Arnett of SW Fairview Drive in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (July 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of larceny of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. Arnett was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, July 7).

Two adults and two young children were transported to the hospital as a result of an accident Wednesday in Caldwell County. The accident occurred at 9:38 a.m. on Ellerwood Road in Lenoir. A silver 2008 Chevrolet Impala being driven by 59-year-old Fredrick Motley crossed the center line and struck a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck being driven by 30-year-old Emily Danielle Davis. There were also two young children in the pickup truck, their ages were one and seven-years-old.

All of the people involved in the crash were conscious immediately after the accident. It took an hour and ten minutes to extricate the man from his vehicle and 20 minutes to extricate the occupants of the truck. The adults were both airlifted to CMC Charlotte. Motley was last reported to be in serious condition and Davis was last reported to be in critical condition. The children were transported by ambulance to Caldwell UNC Healthcare in Lenoir with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

The crash remains under investigation. If you have any information on the incident call Lenoir Police at 828-757-2100 or 828-758-8300.

Thursday, 07 July 2016 05:56

Lenoir Man Charged With Soliciting By Computer

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44-year-old Adrian Christopher McCart of Roby Martin Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (July 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony solicit by computer to appear. McCart was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, July 7).

40-year-old Zachary Hayes Mitchell of Springdale Drive in Newton was arrested Wednesday (July 6) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with trafficking, opium or heroin. Mitchell was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $80,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, July 7).

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will hold two public hearings for the proposed widening of U.S. 321 from a four-lane, median divided roadway to a six-lane, median divided roadway. The first meeting will be held next Monday, July 11 at the Winkler Activity Center at 2500 Clement Boulevard NW in Hickory. The second meeting will be held next Tuesday, July 12 at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center at 1913 Hickory Boulevard SE in Lenoir. An informal pre-hearing open house will precede each public hearing and will be held from 4:00 to 6:30 PM. The Public Hearings will begin with a formal presentation on the project at 7:00 PM each evening.

Between Hickory and Lenoir, several roadway segments and a majority of intersections along U.S. 321 are currently experiencing congestion. These conditions are anticipated to worsen as traffic volumes increase in the next 20 years. The purpose of the project is to reduce existing and future congestion on U.S. 321. The project is 13.9 miles in length. The project originally ended at the U.S. 64 intersection in Lenoir, but has been shortened to end at Southwest Boulevard. The section of U.S. 321 from Southwest Boulevard to U.S. 64 may be studied as a separate project in the future.

Citizens will be able to speak, ask questions and/or submit comments following the formal presentation. The presentation and all public comments will be recorded and a written transcript prepared. Written and verbal comments carry the same weight.
Public Hearing Maps are available online at www.ncdot.gov, go to "projects".   

Maps are also available for viewing at the following locations:
Town of Granite Falls Planning Department at 4 South Main Street in Granite Falls, the City of Lenoir Planning Department at 901 West Avenue NW in Lenoir, the City of Hickory Planning Department at 76 North Center Street in Hickory, the Town of Hudson Planning Department at 550 Central Street in Hudson and the Town of Sawmills Planning Department at 4076 U.S. Highway 321-A in Sawmills.

According to published reports, a “person of interest” is being questioned in connection to the large number of bomb threats that have been called in to local businesses in Catawba, Caldwell, and Burke Counties over the past two weeks.

Reports say that Hickory Police Department Captain Reed Baer confirmed they have a man in custody on unrelated charges, and that person may have information related to the recent string of bomb threats.

More than 300 bomb threats have been called in to businesses in the three-county area.

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