26-year-old Cody Lee Smith of North Catawba Church Avenue in Morganton was arrested by Lenoir Police Officers Friday (April 12) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle. Smith was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 15).
62-year-old Susan Marie Pittman was arrested Saturday (April 13) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She's charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods. Pittman was arrested shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday at an address on Valdese Avenue in Morganton. She was not listed as an inmate in Burke County, a District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 15).
Hickory City Council meets in regular session Tuesday night (April 16).
Among the items council will address Tuesday, on the consent agenda is the acceptance of the bid and award of the contract to Neill Grading and Construction Company in the amount of $1,418,550. This is for construction services related to the Union Square Structures and Lighting Project planned as a component of the bond projects for City Walk.
Another item on Tuesday's Hickory City Council consent agenda is the acceptance of the bids and approval of a construction contract with Hoopaugh Grading Company in the amount of $2,670,943.60. This is for construction services related to the Project Cure site grading and road development. The City of Hickory identified an area in the southeast section of the city that is large enough and conducive to the development of a business park.
Also on Tuesday's agenda is the presentation of the Distinguished Budget Award for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2018. It's the 24th consecutive year that the City of Hickory has received the recognition. Under reaffirmation and ratification of second readings, council will vote on amending the traffic parking ordinance for Lot 1 and on the parking ordinance for the Farmer's Market. Both items passed unanimously on first reading.
Tuesday's Hickory City Council meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building, 76 North Center Street in Hickory.
40-year-old Christopher Lee Owens of Joe Road in Statesville was arrested Saturday (April 13) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Owens was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 15).
31-year-old Robert Lee Corn of Old Cove Road in Sylva was arrested Saturday (April 13) by Catawba Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. Corn was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 15).
37-year-old Jamie Todd Miller of Duke Power Road in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police at 11:25 a.m. yesterday (April 11) for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. He was also served bills of indictment out of Caldwell County on two counts each of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession of stolen goods or property. In addition, he was served an indictment on two counts as an habitual felon.
He was arrested in connection to an incident on March 25 of this year when Officers responded to a business on Highway 70 S.W. in reference to a stolen vehicle. Yesterday, Officers saw the vehicle in the parking lot at a gaming establishment on Highway 70 S.W. Officers saw a man get into the vehicle. As he attempted to leave, Police stopped the vehicle and took Jamie Todd Miller into custody.
Miller was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $42,000. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton. Miller will also appear in Superior Court in Lenoir on July 22.
34-year-old Shelby Darrell Fraley of Murdock Road in Troutman and 24-year-old Rachel Lee Pressley of Red Rose Lane in Statesville were arrested Wednesday (April 10) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. The suspects were each charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, felony maintaining a dwelling to keep or store a controlled substance, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officers were following up on information received by conducting a knock and talk meeting at a residence on Murdock Road in Troutman. Officers made contact with Fraley and Pressley and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence. After talking to the residents, Officers issued a search warrant for the home. After conducting a canine search of the home, Officers found 66.3 grams of marijuana, marijuana wax, marijuana paraphernalia, and $6,904.63.
Fraley and Pressley were taken to the Iredell County Detention Center with bond set at $20,000, secured for both suspects. District Court appearances for both Fraley and Pressley were scheduled for May 2.
21-year-old Tyler Warren Adams of Walt Arney Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 11) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He’s also charged with misdemeanor larceny. Adams was taken to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers under a $21,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for April 15.
24-year-old Amber Dawn Goforth of Clarks Chapel Road in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (April 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. She’s also charged with one misdemeanor count of larceny. Goforth was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $11,000 secured. She’s scheduled to appear in District Court on April 15.
37-year-old Timothy Chad McGee of Crest Place in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (April 11) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with failure to appear in court on felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny, and possession of stolen goods. He was also charged with four misdemeanor counts of failure to appear.
McGee was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $38,000, secured. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for April 29.
26-year-old Jessica Sky McNew of Spainhour Street in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Officers yesterday (April 11) on two felony counts of exploiting a disabled or elderly person lacking the capacity to consent. McNew was placed in the Caldwell County Detention under a $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for April 15.
48-year-old Richard Allen Harvill of Queens Road in Hickory was arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff's Officers today (April 12) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He was also charged with a misdemeanor probation violation.
Harvill is wanted in Brevard County, Florida for a probation violation in connection to a July 2016 conviction for trafficking in illegal drugs (methamphetamine). The warrant for his arrest was issued in Titusville, Florida on February 14 of this year. He is on probation in North Carolina as he serves an 18-month suspended sentence following a February 2019 conviction in Catawba County for assault on a female. Harvill had been listed as an absconder from probation.
Harvill was jailed this morning in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $90,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court on the fugitive warrant was scheduled today in Newton with another court date on the probation violation coming up on Monday (April 15).
At about 10:50 last night (April 11), Hickory Police responded to an armed robbery at the Speedway convenience store at 4431 North Center Street. During the robbery, the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left the store.
The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male with a slender-build. He was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, gloves, and a mask.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator Jesse Truesdell directly at 828-261-2636 or email@example.com.
Teen Killed in Thursday Night Shooting in Hickory; Alleged Shooter Kills Self (Updated 12:30 p.m., 4/12/19)Written by Ralph Mangum
17-year-old Zamare Nadja Davidson of Hickory, the alleged shooter in a homicide in Hickory's Ridgeview community last night (April 11), has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 20-year-old Jonathan Tyler Laxton of Conover has been arrested in connection to the shooting. He was charged with one count of accessory after the fact.
Davidson allegedly shot and killed 16-year old Devin O’Dariess Lee of Hickory. The incident, which appears to be a result of a dispute between Davidson and the deceased, occurred at about 8:20 last night as Hickory Police responded to a "shots fired" call on the 900 block of 1st Street S.W. Before Police arrived, bystanders transported Mr. Lee to Frye Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds. Mr. Lee passed away as a result of his injuries. A three-year-old child who was outside at the time of the shooting was struck by shrapnel and, at last report, was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers responded to the hospital after they received a report regarding an individual in the parking lot with a weapon. Officers did not locate an armed subject on the property. Due to the large number of persons at the hospital (family, etc.), Officers remained on the scene for crowd control. No further incidents were reported.
Shortly before 9 p.m., Hickory Police received information that Davidson had committed suicide at a residence in Burke County. Laxton was taken into custody at the Burke County residence.
Laxton was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under $25,000 bond initially, that has since been increased to $75,000. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator Carlos De Los Santos directly at 828-261-2621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.