33-year-old Derrick Shay Bishop of Lenoir was arrested Monday (January 2) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Bishop was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, January 3).
52-year-old Deborah Anderson Ervin of Ken Dar Lane in Hudson was arrested Saturday (December 31) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged on a bill of indictment with one count of felony possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Ervin was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for March 6.
22-year-old Travis Hunter Edwards of Ann Avenue in Newton was arrested Sunday (January 1) by Conover Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of schedule I and schedule II controlled substance along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Edwards was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, January 3).
Wood products manufacturer Woodgrain Millwork, Incorporated announced it is building a $4-million pellet mill at its Lenoir manufacturing site along Complex Street that will create 15 new full-time jobs.
The 15,000-square-foot project, which is expected to be completed this spring, will manufacture and package wood fiber pellets to be used for animal bedding and fuel products. Woodgrain Millwork will sell its products to retail outlets and distribution centers.
Based in Fruitland, Idaho, Woodgrain Millwork currently manufactures wood moulding products at its Lenoir facility and employs approximately 150 people. Founded in 1954, Woodgrain Millwork is the largest wood moulding products supplier to Home Depot.
In August, Caldwell County approved a local jobs incentive of $2,000 per job for up to 30 new jobs to be created in Lenoir. Payments will be made only after the jobs have been created and maintained for one year. In addition, Woodgrain Millwork was approved for a five-year tax grant that is based on the increased property tax value from the new project.
Woodgrain Millwork located its manufacturing business in Lenoir in 2014 through an $8 million investment at the former Blue Ridge Panels site.
22-year-old Dustin Lee Fortenberry of Caroleen Road in Forest City was arrested Saturday (December 31) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, misdemeanor larceny, posession of marijuana paraphernalia, and simple possession of schedule II controlled substance. Fortenberry was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $17,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled for today (Tuesday, January 3).
The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office along with the United States Marshals Service has apprehended a fugitive from the State of Washington. The suspect was wanted for domestic violence charges.
Last Thursday (December 29) the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office was notified that 51-year-old Merlin Todd Hemric was located at 2354 Highway 16 North in Taylorsville. Deputies along with U.S. Marshals went to the location and arrested Hemric. Officers were able to take him into custody without incident.
Hemric was wanted from the State of Washington for stalking and telephone harassment. Both charges are related to reports of domestic violence. Hemric was charged on a felony fugitive warrant and placed in jail under no bond. Extradition Proceedings are under way. A District Court appearance is scheduled in Alexander County for January 9. Anyone with information on Hemric or other criminal cases are asked to call 828-632-1111.
51-year-old Jeffrey Alan Churchwell was arrested Wednesday (December 28) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with soliciting a child by computer, third degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and dissemination of obscene material to minors under the age of 16.
Churchwell was arrested at Woodmont Apartments in Lincolnton and placed in jail under $250,000 secured bond. His next District Court appearance is scheduled for January 3.
33-year-old Patrick Steven Shuford was arrested today (Friday, December 30) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance and probation violation, along with misdemeanor counts of resist, delay, and obstructing a public officer, failure to appear and probation violation.
Shuford was arrested at the intersection of South Industrial and Atlantic Lane in Lincolnton. He was placed in jail under $83,000 total secured bond. A court appearance was scheduled for today.
High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police are asking for the public’s help in solving involving graffiti in downtown Boone.
On Tuesday, December 27, at approximately 11:45 p.m., a group of individuals wrote and sprayed graffiti on a number of businesses in downtown Boone. The group included three white males and one white female. The female had a long braided ponytail and one of the males wore a distinctive brown cowboy hat. The suspects are seen on various surveillance videos damaging property on Howard, Depot and King streets.
Anyone with information regarding the incident should call Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 or 828-737-0125 or the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900.
51-year-old James Harvey Bundy was arrested today (Friday, December 30) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Bundy was placed in jail under $15,000 secured bond. A court appearance was scheduled for today.
38-year-old Hanna Harton Brazell was arrested Thursday (December 29) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with two felony counts of larceny along with single misdemeanor counts of damage to personal property and second degree trespassing. Brazell was placed in jail in Morganton under $9,500 secured bond. A court appearance was scheduled for today (Friday, December 30).
23-year-old Zachary Aaron Lovelace of Hickory has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers on one count each of felony obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor larceny.
Lovelace was charged in connection to the theft of an X-Box from a home on Prince Drive in Lincolnton. He allegedly removed the electronic equipment from a residence and used credit card information on the “X-Box Live” account.
A search warrant for the IP address traced the account to a residence in Newton. Lovelace denied stealing the X-Box, but admitted to making purchases totaling $170 on the gaming system.
Following his arrest, Lovelace was given a $5,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on January 12.
23-year-old Caleb Edward Brooks of 36th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (December 30) on one felony count of larceny and one misdemeanor count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Brooks was taken into custody without incident at about 2:45 a.m. today on 16th Street N.E. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $4,000 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was set for January 5 in Newton.
Hickory Police have released more information regarding the arrest of 21-year-old Fantazia Iesha Weeks of Morrow, Georgia. She was arrested at about 11:40 a.m. yesterday (December 29) on two felony counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by forgery or fraud.
She was arrested after Police responded to the Viewmont Pharmacy on 13th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. Staff at the pharmacy reported that a woman was attempting to obtain Alprazolam and Promethazine using a fraudulent prescription. Authorities confirmed the fraud with the prescribing physician.
Officers took Weeks into custody without incident at the store. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for January 26 in Newton.