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32-year-old Antwon Jake Chapman and 33-year-old Jacqueline Michelle Stinson, each of the same Parker Court, Lenoir address, were both arrested Friday (February 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. Chapman is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place to keep controlled substance. He's also charged with two misdemeanor counts of child abuse. Stinson is charged with felony maintaining a vehicle or dwelling to keep controlled substance.

Both suspects were jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center. Chapman under $10,000 secured bond, Stinson under $5,000 secured bond. Both suspects have District Court appearances scheduled for today, Chapman also has a District Court date February 27.

Monday, 06 February 2017 05:45

Lenoir Residents Charged With Felony Drug Offenses

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29-year-old Maurice Jamarle Hemphill and 30-year-old Cetera Briana Horton, both of the same Willow Street NW address in Lenoir, were both arrested Friday (February 3) by Lenoir Police Officers. Hemphill is charged with felony counts of posession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and manufacture schedule II controlled substance. Horton is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I controlled substance, and manufacture schedule I controlled substance.

Hemphill and Horton were each jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond apiece. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court today (Monday, February 6).

Monday, 06 February 2017 05:22

Hickory City Council Scheduled To Meet Tuesday

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Hickory City Council will meet Tuesday night (February 7) in regular session.

There is just one item listed on the agenda under Reaffirmation and Ratification of Second Readings. That item is Budget Revision Number 15, which passed unanimously on it's first reading vote.

Under New Business, council will hear a departmental report on the approval of a contract with Design Workshop Incorporated for the Riverwalk and Budget Revision Number 17. That revision includes the appropriation of $798,564 from General Fund Balance and the transfer of that money into the Capital Projects Fund. It also calls for the establishment of a Capital Projects Ordinance for the Riverwalk Project by accepting the transfer of those funds from the General Fund Balance for the Design Portion.

During tomorrow's Hickory City Council meeting, there will also be a presentation of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2016. This is the 22nd consecutive year the city has received this recognition.

Tuesday's Hickory City Council meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building, 76 North Center Street in Hickory.

37-year-old Jason Antonio Lytle was arrested Saturday (February 4) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Lytle was placed in jail in Morganton under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, February 6).

45-year-old Regina Rae Stamey was arrested Saturday (February 4) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Stamey was placed in jail under $3,000 secured bond. A District Court date was set for today (Monday, February 6) in Morganton.

48-year-old Shelia Hollifield Kirby was arrested Sunday (February 5) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Kirby was placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, February 6).

36-year-old Melvin Franklin Mull of 3rd Street SE in Hickory was arrested today (Friday, February 3) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony hit and run with injury, flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, false report to a police station, and resisting a public officer. Mull was detained in the Catawba County Detention Center under $14,000 bond District Court appearances are scheduled for Monday (February 6) and March 1.

More details have been released regarding the arrest of 27-year-old Terrall Lee Mitchell, first reported yesterday (February 2) on WHKY. Mitchell, of 2nd Street S.E. in Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police on felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to sell cocaine, plus one misdemeanor count of driving while impaired.

He was arrested when Police on patrol at the Williamsburg apartment complex on 5th Avenue N.E. in Hickory interacted with Mitchell. A search turned up ten grams of cocaine in the suspect’s pocket. A silver and black handgun was found in his vehicle, a 2004 BMW.

Mitchell was taken into custody without incident at about 6:35 a.m. Thursday. He was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $36,000 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

38-year-old Thalmus Jaton Linder of 12th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested at about 9:35 yesterday morning (February 2) on one felony count of speeding to elude arrest, plus misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, hit & run with property damage and driving while license revoked.

He was arrested after Officers on patrol on Highway 127 South saw a burgundy Chevrolet that hit the curbing as it made a right turn. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it sped away.

Police pursued the Chevrolet to the 500 block of 2nd Street Place S.W. where it turned into a field. The driver and only occupant of the vehicle, Thalmus Linder, jumped from the vehicle and ran. The Chevy continued to roll until it was stopped by a patch of trees.

Linder fled, on foot, through several back yards until he was apprehended on the 100 block of 7th Avenue S.W. A large knife and a crack pipe were found on his person. A BB gun was also found nearby. Officers then learned that Linder had been driving with a suspended license.

Linder was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $60,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

At approximately 8:14 a.m. today (Friday, February 3), members of the Hickory Police Special Operations Team were involved in an officer involved shooting at 1252 12th Street Place NW in Hickory. Officers were attempting to serve a narcotics search warrant at the residence when the incident occurred. Upon making entry into the residence, officers encountered 33-year-old William David Whetstone who was the subject of the search warrant.

While officers gave Whetstone verbal commands not to move, Whetstone reached between the cushions of a sofa producing a handgun and pointing it at officers. During the altercation, one Hickory Police Officer sustained a gunshot wound to his arm and Whetstone was shot by officers. Catawba County EMS responded and Whetstone was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sergeant Rodney N. Harris was treated and released for injuries sustained. The two officers who discharged their weapons in this morning’s police involved shooting were Master Police Officer David H. Lee and Sergeant Randy W. Isenhour. The Hickory Police Department immediately requested the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to conduct an independent officer involved shooting investigation. The officers involved have been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation, which is standard procedure.

No further information will be released at this time.

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