35-year-old Stephanie Lea Jonas of Highway 70 East in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police just after 2:30 Friday afternoon (January 19) on two felony counts of failure to appear on charges of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, plus two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The warrants for her arrest were issued in March of last year.
Jonas was taken into custody without incident at an address on 26th Street S.E. in Hickory. She was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $46,000, secured. Jonas will appear in District Court on February 21 and in Superior Court on March 19, both in Newton. Another District Court date was scheduled for February 15 in Duplin County on the drug paraphernalia charge.
ZRODELTA will open a company headquarters in Rutherford College creating 151 jobs and investing $34-million over the next five years. Ammunition and firearms will be manufactured and distributed from the 120,000 square-foot facility. The company will be housed in the former BSN building, adjacent to I-40 at exit 113. They will begin establishing operations in February.
ZRODELTA is best known for its true return-to-zero DLOC optical mounts, bipod and tripod shooting interfaces and OEM supply chain services. It will co-locate in the building, along with Modern Munitions Group, which manufactures specialized, work-class ammunition, and Critical Resources, which is the contractual and distribution arm for Modern Munitions and ZRODELTA.
ZRODELTA will be manufacture its new Genesis pistol, released today (January 22) prior to the annual SHOT show in Las Vegas, at the facility in Rutherford College. The company will continue to manufacture optical mounts and other accessories at its Lubbock, Texas facility.
Partner and former Green Beret Pat Harrigan cited the county’s infrastructure, highly skilled workforce and geographical disposition just outside of Charlotte as factors in the decision to move to Burke County.
It was announced on December 14, 2017 that the company will receive a $500,000 Building Reuse Grant to renovate and up-fit the building for their needs. The project is also supported by local grants from Burke County and the Town of Rutherford College that will provide additional assistance for renovations to the building and grounds.
38-year-old Donny Odell Kincaid of Hartley Place in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (January 20) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony speeding to elude arrest and three counts of nonsupport. Following the arrest, Kincaid was jailed under $15,000 secured bond and $1,100 cash appearance bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (January 22).
30-year-old Joshua Lynn Whitmire of U.S. 70 East in Catawba was arrested Sunday (January 21) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, along with single counts of possession of heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver methaqualone or quaalude, possession of marijuana, and possession of a weapon of mass destruction. Whitmire was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $225,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (January 22).
36-year-old Joshua Nathaniel Beard of Mountain View Circle in Lenoir was arrested Friday (January 19) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with perpetrating a hoax by use of a false bomb or other device.
At about noon Friday, Hudson Police responded to Fowler’s Automotive Service Center on Main Street in Hudson to investigate an item resembling an explosive device that was found in a customer’s vehicle. Following an initial assessment, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was contacted for assistance.
S.B.I. Agents from recovered and examined the item. They determined that it was not an actual explosive device, but had been built to resemble such a device, complete with items used to resemble ignition, timing and indicator components.
Joshua Nathaniel Beard was taken into custody and charged accordingly. He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was set for tomorrow (January 23) in Lenoir.
43-year-old Samuel Bryant Underwood of 6th Street Court SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (January 21) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony obtain property by false pretense and misdemeanor larceny. Underwood was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (January 22).
22-year-old Tyler Wade Nichols of Kite Drive in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (January 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Nichols was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (January 22).
26-year-old Wesley Nathaniel Pope of Hudspeth Road in Statesville was arrested Friday (January 19) by Conover Police Officers. He's charged with four counts apiece of breaking and entering and larceny. Pope is also charged with obtaining property by false pretense and shoplifting with concealment of goods. He was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $180,500 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled today (January 22) and February 5.
More information has been released on the arrests of a pair of suspects in Caldwell County. 28-year-old Willie Furman Ferguson of NW Calvary Place and 24-year-old Matthew Carroll Greene of Blowing Rock Boulevard, both from Lenoir, were both arrested last week by Lenoir Police Officers. Ferguson is charged with felony auto larceny. Greene is charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary, larceny of a firearm, and larceny after breaking and entering.
Last Tuesday (January 16th), while working leads on several breaking and entering cases, several Lenoir Police Department Patrol Officers discovered what they believed to be stolen firearms inside of a camper trailer. The camper trailer was found at 1536 Blowing Rock Boulevard, it was secured and individuals at this location were detained until a search warrant was obtained.
Investigators recovered ten stolen firearms, a Lexus, and several other stolen items. Ferguson and Greene have been linked to 20 cases ranging from auto larcenies, break-ins, larcenies, and burglary. Some of the cases date back to October 2017. Investigators with the Lenoir Police Department are are working with Investigators with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office. The the majority of the cases are from the Lower Creek and Cedar Rock communities. More charges are expected as the investigation continues.
Ferguson's bond was set at $15,000 secured, he made his first court appearance last Wednesday (January 17). His next District Court date was set for today (January 22). Greene's bond was set at $100,000 secured, he was scheduled to appear in District Court today. Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 828-758-8300, the Lenoir Police Department at 828-757-2100, or the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office at 828-758-2324.
37-year-old Dontay Lamont Mosteller of 3rd Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just after 7 p.m. yesterday (January 18) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance.
Mosteller was taken into custody without incident on the 200 block of 3rd Street S.W. in Hickory. According to Police, he was in possession of 2.2 grams of crack cocaine at the time of his arrest.
Mosteller was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $7,500, secured. He has since been released. Mosteller was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.
42-year-old Chad Lee Smith of Startown Road in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after ten o’clock last night (January 18) on charges of possession with intent to sell a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a schedule III controlled substance and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
He was arrested after Police initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of 9th Avenue S.E. and Highway 127 South. The driver was cited for driving while license revoked, following too closely and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. The passenger, Chad Smith, was arrested and charged after Officers searched the vehicle and found 1.4 grams of cocaine, 20 dosage units of Alprazolam, two dosage units of Oxycodone, one dosage unit of Buprenorphine and one dosage unit of Carisoprodol.
Smith was taken into custody without incident and jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. He has since been released. Smith was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.
32-year-old Kristy Nicole Saine of Bert Drive in Catawba was arrested today (January 19) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's was initially charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. A charge of felony possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises has since been added. Saine was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 bond. A District Court date is Monday (January 22).
27-year-old Adonis Miguel “Bay Bay” Rutherford of 10th Street Boulevard N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday (January 16) on one felony count each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. He was also charged with misdemeanor child abuse.
The case dates back to December 29, 2017. Police say the suspect was found to be in possession of a felony amount of marijuana.
Rutherford was taken into custody without incident Tuesday at his residence. Following his arrest, the suspect was processed at the Hickory Police Depart and then released under a $5,000 unsecured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled Wednesday (January 17). No additional court dates are currently listed.
26-year-old Danny Chasengou was arrested Thursday (January 18) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Chasengou was arrested at an address on Bethel Road in Morganton and placed in jail under $4,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (January 19).