25-year-old Cheyenne Paige Odem of Hillcrest Street in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (March 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Odem was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $30,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (March 29).
16-year-old Colby Scott Park of Fairmont Road in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with three counts of felony first degree sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of felony third degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and a felony count of making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property. The charges were filed in connection to separate incidents.
On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in reference to sexual exploitation of a minor. According to a news release issued Wednesday (March 28) by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, the incidents occurred at North Iredell High School and were reported to School Resource Officer (SRO) Deputy Reginal Allen. Deputy Allen gathered information that led authorities to believe that Colby Scott Parks had enticed another student to send him nude photographs for money.
The investigation was assigned to Detective Sergeant Katie Harwell of the Special Victims Unit for further investigation. Based on evidence and statements which were gathered in the course of the investigation, Sergeant Harwell was able to obtain several felony warrants for the arrest of Colby Park. The investigation is continuing and more charges may be filed.
On March 22, detectives received a complaint from school administrators of a possible threat of a school shooting at North Iredell High School. Officers went to the school to investigate the threat. It was determined that Colby Scott Park along with a juvenile had admitted to making statements as well as planning a school shooting. Statements to officers indicated that the suspects made the threats in a kidding manner.
While this investigation was taking place and detectives were on the scene, a second threat was made by a second juvenile to shoot up North Iredell High School. This juvenile made the threat to numerous students in one of the classes. The juvenile along with numerous witnesses were interviewed. The second juvenile admitted to investigators, he did threaten to shoot the school up but had no means to do so but once he made some money and could buy a gun he would shoot up the school. Again this statement, according to the juvenile, was said in a kidding manner.
All three subjects were charged with felony making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property. The two juveniles were turned over to Juvenile Justice for processing. Park's bond was set at $35,000 secured on the sex offense charges and $10,000 secured on the false report charge. He's scheduled to appear in District Court next Tuesday (April 3).
32-year-old Matthew Isaac Pearman of Glory Road in Boone was arrested Tuesday (March 27) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of cocaine. Pearman was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for April 17.
40-year-old Jason Shea Ali of Sequoyah Circle in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (March 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Ali was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled for April 17.
21-year-old Tracy Shane Rudisill of 4th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (March 28) by Probation and Parole Officers. He's charged with felony counts of assault with physical injury on a probation or parole officer and probation violation, along with a misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. Rudisill was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (March 29) and a Superior Court appearance is set for next Monday (April 2).
40-year-old Robert Warren Perkey, Jr. of Ruritan Club Road in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (March 27) on one felony count of breaking & entering and credit card theft. Following his arrest, Perkey was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Lenoir.
33-year-old Joshua Garris Hamby of Yadkin View Drive in Ferguson was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (March 27) on seven counts of failure to appear. He faces charges for possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, possession of meth, possession of schedule II and VI controlled substances, fleeing to elude arrest, resisting a public officer, damage to personal property and child abuse.
Following his arrest, Hamby was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $75,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for May 14 in Lenoir.
29-year-old Timothy Wayne Greer, Jr. of Union Grove Road in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (March 28) on two felony counts of identity theft. The warrants for his arrest were issued in Burke County on Valentine’s Day.
Greer was taken into custody at 12:53 a.m. today at a bank on 4th Street Drive S.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $25,000 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow in Morganton.
40-year-old Timothy Lamont Stewart of McDaniel Circle in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:20 last night (March 27) on three felony counts of failure to appear. The warrants for his arrest were issued in Burke County.
Stewart was taken into custody without incident at an attorney’s office on 12th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $55,000, secured. He has since been released. Stewart will appear in District Court on April 16 in Morganton.
46-year-old Gentry Carroll Treadway of 27th Street N.E. in Hickory was served a grand jury indictment by Hickory Police shortly before 2 p.m. yesterday (March 27) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. The warrant for his arrest was issued on February 19.
Treadway was taken into custody without incident at the Probation & Parole office on 26th Street S.E. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $50,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.
N.C. Department of Transportation officials re-opened a two-lane bridge on Abington Road in Lenoir after making emergency repairs over the last week. A routine inspection on March 20 revealed irregular bowing in the beams, which weakened the overall integrity of the bridge, causing transportation officials to immediately close the structure.
Crews from Division 11 Bridge Maintenance installed new wooden supports at the center of the beams, which will extend the life of the bridge at least 3-5 years. The bridge, which carried an average of 4,600 cars per day in 2015, is on a list to be replaced in the next two years.
The Abington Road bridge was built in 1972 with wood support columns, steel beams, a steel floor and an asphalt top. The repairs raised the weight limits on the bridge to 24 tons for passenger vehicles and 32 tons for trucks.
25-year-old Darius Heasley King of Valdese Avenue in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (March 27) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with murder.
On Sunday (March 25) at 6:48 p.m., Morganton Public Safety Officers responded to 607 Valdese Ave Apt. B-307 in reference to a deceased person. When officers arrived they found the body of 57-year-old Hubert Roland Hunter Jr. inside the residence.
Hunter’s body was found lying in the hallway with trauma to the face and neck. Evidence suggested a struggle in the residence and that Hunter was the victim of a homicide. Investigators with the Morganton Department of Public Safety and the State Bureau of Investigation searched the victim’s apartment, interviewed multiple residents within the complex, and searched around the buildings.
As the investigation developed, bloody clothing and a knife were found in a dumpster near the apartment. Information from interviews led investigators to speak to a neighbor, Darius Heasley King, who was known to have disagreements with the victim. A search of King’s residence reportedly revealed evidence of the crime. King lives in the apartment directly across the hall from the victim.
According to Morganton Public Safety, early Sunday morning the two men disputed over money, which police say resulted in the death of Mr. Hunter. King was placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under no bond. He was scheduled to make a first court appearance today (March 28).
65-year-old Kerry Dean Arndt of Zion Hill Drive in Morganton was arrested March 20 by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. According to a news release issued Tuesday (March 27), Arndt was charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
On March 20, the Burke County Sheriff Office received information that a wanted person was at an address on Zion Hill Drive in Morganton. Investigators from the Sheriff's Office along with Probation officers went to 5810 Zion Hill Drive. Upon arrival at the residence, officers made contact with Kerry Dean Arndt in the front yard of the residence. Following his arrest, Arndt was given a written promise to appear in court. His next District Court date is April 11.
26-year-old Steven Tyler Burnette of Silver Creek Church Road in Morganton was arrested last Friday (March 23) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. According to a news release issued Tuesday (March 27), Burnette is charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance, probation violation, and assault by strangulation. He's also charged with two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence protective order violation and one misdemeanor count of communicating threats.
Following his arrest, Burnette was placed in Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $165,000 secured bond. Upcoming court dates are scheduled for April 9, April 23, and May 14.