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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 07:05

Robbery Charge Filed Against Newton Teenager

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16-year-old Pablo Samuel Laguna of Belmar Street in Newton was arrested Tuesday (January 10) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of a firearm. Laguna was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $50,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, January 11).

37-year-old Christopher Scott Haas was arrested Tuesday (January 10) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with indecent liberties with a minor. Following the arrest, Haas was placed in jail in Morganton under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, January 11).

27-year-old Marsha Kay Glazebrook of West Jay Drive in Taylorsville was arrested Tuesday (January 10) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon, and non-support of a child. Glazebrook was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $38,000 bond on the drug and weapon charges, and $4,491 bond on the non-support charge. A Superior Court date is set for April 3.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 06:13

Sex Offense Charge Filed Against Newton Man

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26-year-old Jason Dewayne Cuthbertson of Walker Drive in Newton was arrested Tuesday (January 10) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony statutory rape, sex offense when the defendant is six years or more older than the victim. Cuthbertson was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $150,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for March 6.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 05:55

Arrest Made In December Shooting Case

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An arrest has been made in connection with a shooting incident in Statesville last month.

The incident occurred on December 5 outside a convenience store at 2580 Davie Avenue. Statesville Police Officers responded to a report of shots being fired. Officers learned that two men outside the store assaulted another man as he was leaving the business.

The victim was able to get up, and go to his vehicle where he retrieved a handgun. The assault victim then began chasing and firing the handgun at the two males. According to witnesses, one of the men being chased was able to get into a vehicle and flee the area. The other man fled the scene as well. The male with the handgun returned to his vehicle, and left with a female driving the vehicle. Nobody was struck by any gunfire.  

Surveillance images were released and the man who police believe fired the shots was identified. 24-year-old Joshua Lynn Sylvester of Statesville was arrested Tuesday (January 10) by Statesville Police Officers. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and discharging a firearm inside the city limits. Sylvester was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, January 11).   

One of the two suspects that initially assaulted Sylvester at the store was identified as well. He is 23-year-old Terrance Dujuan Smith of Statesville. Warrants have been obtained on Smith for simple assault. Smith had not been arrested as of this morning.

Statesville Police Traffic Unit officers have been collecting and reviewing video surveillance from area businesses as part of their investigation into a fatal hit and run last Friday (January 6). They've released photos of the suspect vehicle in this case.

Friday at approximately 7:20 p.m., Statesville Police Officers responded to the report of a serious accident involving a pedestrian that took place in front of 706 Sullivan Road, which is the Waffle House. Upon arrival, officers discovered the pedestrian already being treated on the scene by Iredell County EMS. The victim was immediately transported to Baptist Hospital for further treatment. The man, identified as 76-year-old Aldred Waugh of Statesville, passed away at the hospital.

Investigators learned that the victim was crossing Sullivan Road when he was struck by a vehicle traveling north. The driver then fled the scene continuing in the northbound direction on Sullivan Road.

Traffic Investigators reviewed video from the Waffle House and learned that the suspect vehicle was a gold or silver in color passenger vehicle, possibly an older model Nissan Sentra or similar vehicle.

Anyone who may have information or witnessed this accident is asked to contact the Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3406, or Iredell Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340. Callers can remain anonymous.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 05:25

String Of Vehicle Break-ins Under Investigation

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins to unlocked vehicles in a development off South Pilot Knob Road in Stanley.

Residents began reporting the break-ins the morning of January 6 to vehicles parked at homes on Glencrest Drive, Sedgebrook Drive West, Cedarwood Court, Pinkney Place and Brentfield Lane in eastern Lincoln County. Items stolen in the break-ins included cash, a 380 caliber pistol, electronic equipment, a book bag, credit cards and identification.

A total of 12 break-ins were reported but there were several other vehicle break-ins where the owners did not want to file a report. It appeared the thief or thieves went from street to street in the neighborhood entering vehicles that were left unlocked. Thieves hit the same neighborhood during a string of vehicle break-ins on August 18, 2016.

Thieves have a tendency to break into unlocked vehicles because they want to get in and out of the area as quick as possible.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is offering some tips to protect yourself from being a victim of a vehicle break-in.

Lock It Or Lose It. Lock your vehicle every time you leave, even for a short period of time. Don’t leave valuables in plain view. If you place items in the trunk, do it discreetly or before you arrive at your destination. If your car is parked in a carport or near your home, leave you exterior lights on at night. If you park on a street, choose a well-lit, open and visible space. Residents should also document and record all serial numbers on any items left in a vehicle.

Anyone with information on the break-ins should call 911, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202, or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.  All tips are investigated.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 05:22

School Systems Delayed Today

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Most area schools are operating on a delayed schedule today (Wednesday, January 11).

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba county schools are all operating on a two-hour delay.  Hickory Public Schools are on a three-hour delay Wednesday.

Newton-Conover City Schools are operating on a regular schedule.

24-year-old Jeremiah Dwayne Belcher of Littlejohn Church Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (January 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with failure to appear on a count of felony larceny and felony obtaining property by false pretense. Belcher was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.

33-year-old Roy Jonathan Cook was arrested today (Tuesday, January 10) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony non forced breaking and entering. Cook was placed in jail in Morganton where bond is set at $55,000 secured. A court appearance is scheduled for January 30.

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