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Monday, 27 November 2017 05:41

Wanted Suspects Sought In Burke County

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Authorities in Burke County are continuing to seek wanted suspects.

42-year-old Billy Earl Murphy remains on the most wanted list published by the Burke County Sheriff's Office. He's wanted for felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of a motor vehicle along with a misdemeanor count of failure to appear on a count of driving while license revoked. Murphy, who was last reported to be homeless, has been on the most wanted list since June 9 of this year.

37-year-old Andrew Lee Fox is wanted by authorities in Burke County. He's wanted for felony probation violation. The probation was imposed on a count of possession with intent to sell schedule II controlled substance. The last known address for Fox was 4019 Smawley Street in Morganton. He's been on the most wanted list since August 18.

23-year-old Kevion Rashad Corpening is also on the most wanted list in Burke County. He's wanted for probation violation that was imposed on prior burglary charges. Corpening's last known address was 3898 NC 126 in Morganton. He's been listed as wanted since September 22.

You can see the entire list of wanted suspects at the Burke County Sheriff's Office website, www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information about any of the suspects on the list call the Sheriff's Office at 828-438-5500. You can also e-mail information to admin@burkesheriff.org, or submit an anonymous tip to Morganton/Burke Crime Stoppers. The Crime Stoppers phone number is 828-437-3333.

29-year-old Gerald Lee Abernathy Jr. of Pony Court in Lenoir was arrested Friday (November 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of speed to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle along with a misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. Abernathy was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (November 27).

50-year-old Dawn Treadway Pope of Cedar Rock Circle in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (November 25) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony probation violation, along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of stolen property. Pope was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for January 8, a Superior Court date is set for February 5.

A fatal shooting early this morning (November 24) is under investigation in Catawba County. The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is investigating the homicide, which reportedly occurred inside the residence at 1924 Snow Creek Road, northeast of Hickory. The shooting happened at approximately 1:45 a.m.

WHKY's Fentress Fountain spoke with a woman who said she witnessed the incident, she said her boyfriend Adrian Ramirez, was killed in the shooting. The Sheriff's Office had not confirmed this information as of early this afternoon, Fentress Fountain has contacted the Sheriff's Office and left a message with them requesting a return call. The witness said that she believed the incident was gang related and she also said the victim was in the Witness Protection Program.   

Several shots were reportedly fired, there are multiple bullet holes visible at the residence. No arrests had been made, and again, the Sheriff's Office had not confirmed the information given by the witness. WHKY will update this story when more information becomes available.

32-year-old Jonathan Smith was arrested Wednesday (November 22) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two felony counts of larceny, possession, or receiving goods from a construction site, and felony non-forced breaking and entering. Smith was placed in jail in Morganton under $20,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (November 27).

Friday, 24 November 2017 09:28

Man Arrested In Morganton On Felony Drug Charge

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25-year-old Joshua Khalil Debrow was arrested Wednesday (November 22) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule VI controlled substance. Debrow was arrested by officer J.T. Dale at an address on West Fleming Drive. Following the arrest, Debrow was placed in jail in Morganton under $25,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (November 27).

30-year-old Amber Dawn Winkler Harris was arrested Thursday (November 23) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony conspiracy. Following the arrest, Harris was placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for January 2.

17-year-old John Dalton Coleman of Elk Drive SW in Conover was arrested today (November 24) by Maiden Police Officers. He's charged with break or enter a motor vehicle and felony larceny. Coleman was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond, a District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (November 27).

28-year-old Brandon Eugene Scronce was arrested Wednesday (November 22) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony non-forced breaking and entering. Scronce was placed in jail in Morganton under $20,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (November 27).

Friday, 24 November 2017 05:17

Meth Possession Charge Lodged Against Hickory Man

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28-year-old Eric Michael Graham of 17th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Thursday (November 23) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Graham was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $4,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (November 27).

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