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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.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 05:02

Wastewater Spill Reported In Newton

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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.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 04:57

Burke County Woman Arrested On Meth Indictment

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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.

Monday, 24 April 2017 11:22

Authorities Locate Runaway Juvenile

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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.

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