25-year-old Samuel Antonio Patterson of Warrior Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (April 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine along with two counts of cyberstalking. Patterson was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $68,000 secured bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (Tuesday, April 25) and May 22.
The city of Newton experienced a wastewater spill on Monday (April 24). The spill at 1857 Burris Road was estimated at 10,800 gallons, of which 3,000 gallons reached McLin Creek.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Water Resources was notified and is reviewing the matter. The spill had no negative impact on the environment.
For more information, contact Todd Crutchfield at 828-695-4289.
45-year-old Alanna Giselle Little of Binnie Lane in Hildebran was arrested Monday (April 24) in Catawba County on a charge filed in Burke County. She’s charged on a bill of indictment with possession of methamphetamine. Little was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (April 26).
30-year-old David Brandon Pope of Salisbury was arrested Saturday (April 22) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony flee to elude arrest in a motor vehicle, felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, larceny, resisting a public officer, driving while license revoked, speeding, littering, driving left of center, and stop light violation.
The Zip N Go Convenience Store at 2013 Charlotte Hwy in Mooresville reported a larceny of cigarettes, a lighter, and a drink at 6:09 a.m. Saturday. Responding deputies spotted the suspect vehicle, a Dodge pickup truck, traveling north on Charlotte Highway headed towards Troutman. Officers ran the license plate, it turned out to be the same number given by the store clerk. The tag on the Dodge truck came back to the NC Department of Agriculture.
Deputies attempted to stop the truck, however, the suspect would not pull over. A chase followed which started on Charlotte Highway and ended on Cain Road just before the Alexander County line. The suspect's truck pulled in to a driveway at the end of the road and stopped.
The driver, David Pope, was removed from the vehicle and arrested. Pope had just been released from prison Friday (April 21) after serving time for a sex offense. The Dodge truck was stolen from Rowan County, charges are pending from authorities there. received a $25,000 secured bond.
15-year-old Tipton Lamar Jones has been located and taken into custody. Jones ran away from a residence on St. Matthews Church Road in Maiden last Wednesday night (April 19), as reported the following day on WHKY.
Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Deputies located Jones last night (April 23). He attempted to flee on foot from a residence on Sandra Lane in Lincolnton. Jones was taken into custody and served with two secure custody orders. Deputies then transported the teen to the Juvenile Detention Center in Concord.
24-year-old Julian Kira of 12th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (April 22) on charges filed by multiple agencies. Kira was charged with felony probation violation by Probation and Parole. He's was also charged with simple possession of schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia by Newton Police. Kira was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $6,800 bond. A Superior Court date is set for May 1, a District Court appearance is scheduled for June 14.
39-year-old Donald Ray Fitzgerald of Deer Chase Circle in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on two felony counts each of sexual offense with a child by an adult offender and statutory rape of a child by an adult offender.
On April 19, the Sheriff’s Office took a report in reference to a juvenile who was sexually assaulted by a family member. The incidents allegedly took place from January 2010 through January 2011 in Statesville. Witnesses were identified and interviewed. As a result of information gathered, Donald Ray Fitzgerald was arrested and charged. Additional charges are forthcoming.
Fitzgerald was taken to the Iredell Co. Detention Center where he was processed and given a $500,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (April 24).
Fitzgerald has a criminal history including possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, communicating threats and trespassing.
53-year-old Brian Clifton Hoyle, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:20 p.m. Friday (April 21) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hoyle was arrested after interacting with Police at Catawba Valley Medical Center. 0.4 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia were found on his person.
Hoyle was taken into custody without incident at the hospital and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for today (April 24) in Newton.
23-year-old Joshua Ray Lambert was arrested Friday (April 21) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Lambert was placed in jail in Morganton, his bond was set at $20,000 secured. A District Court date was scheduled for today (Monday, April 24).
38-year-old James Clyde Billings of North Fairview Drive, 20-year-old Sierra Teague of Laytown Road, and 37-year-old John R. White Jr. of Fairview Drive NW, all from Lenoir, were all arrested Friday (April 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. They're all charged with felony counts of first degree burglary and common law robbery. All three suspects were jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $150,000 secured bond apiece. They were all scheduled to make first appearances in District Court today (Monday, April 24) in Lenoir.
A shooting suspect was scheduled to make a first court appearance today in Burke County.
68-year-old Robert Lee Hall was arrested Saturday (April 22) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felonious assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury.
Public Safety was dispatched to a cell phone, 911 “open line” call in the area of Summit Street Saturday evening. As officers were en-route, dispatch advised that a person has been shot at 211 Summit Street. When officers arrived at the residence, they encountered a person near the front door. Officers detained and identified the male as Robert Lee Hall.
Officers entered the residence to conduct a “safety sweep” and found a victim lying in the floor, suffering from gun shot wounds. Medics were on scene to stabilize the victim, 44-year-old Jonathan B. Dula before transporting him to CHS in Morganton. Dula suffered gunshot wounds to his lower extremities. He was transferred to Frye Regional Medical Center where he was last reported to be in serious condition, but was expected to survive.
Two firearms were seized as evidence from the residence. Hall was transported to Morganton Public Safety and questioned about the shooting. Following the arrest, Hall was detained in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under $50,000 bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in Burke County District Court today (Monday, April 24).
28-year-old Joshua Nathaniel Jones of 11th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (April 22) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He was charged with felony counts of sale of cocaine and probation violation. In addition, Jones was charged with failure to appear for driving while license revoked. He was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $91,000 bond. A Superior Court date is set for June 15, a District Court appearance is scheduled for June 29.
33-year-old Laura Christina Dayton of Crossing Creek Drive in Claremont was arrested Saturday (April 22) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged on bills of indictment with two counts of identity theft and one count of financial card fraud. Dayton was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, April 24).
A Catawba County man being sought in connection with an April 10 break-in committed in eastern Lincoln County has been arrested. WHKY previously reported on this case and the suspect arrested last week in connection with the crime.
29-year-old Dustin Dwight Suggs of Claremont was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers over the weekend. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, larceny of a firearm, speeding to elude arrest, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is also charged with misdemeanor Possession of schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies had been looking for Suggs in connection to the break-in to a residence in the 6500 block of Wingate Hill Road in Denver. The homeowner returned home to find her front door closed but unlocked. Deputies cleared the residence and the homeowner pointed out items that had been stolen in the break-in. The missing items included a flat screen TV, rifle, and cash valued at more than $1,500.
On Friday (April 21) officers had gone to a residence in the 6200 block of Ballard Road in an attempt to locate Suggs. As deputies were nearing the residence an officer encountered a vehicle operated by him. The deputy turned around and pursued the vehicle in a chase that reached 85 miles an hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. A news release says the chase was terminated because of the suspect’s erratic driving.
On Saturday (April 22) while on routine patrol, a deputy located the vehicle involved in Friday's chase at a residence at 6283 Ballard Road. After waiting on back-up and receiving permission from the homeowner to make entry, officers attempted to make contact with Suggs inside a garage on the property. A female exited the garage and was placed in custody. Deputies then entered the garage where they arrested Suggs without incident. Also recovered in the garage were 93 prescription pills that were identified as Tramadol and various drug paraphernalia. Also seized during the arrest was Sugg’s vehicle.
The female, 22-year-old Jessica Leigh Huffman of Ballard Road in Denver was charged with felony accessory after the fact of a felony, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of schedule IV controlled substance. Huffman was jailed under a $15,000 secured bond. Suggs was jailed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $65,000 secured bond. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court today (Monday, April 24).
As WHKY previously reported, 27-year-old Garry Dale Dolin II of Shaw Estates Lane in Lincolnton was arrested in connection with this case last Tuesday (April 18).