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Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:16

Hotel Job Fair Set for Monday in Statesville

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A job fair will be held Monday (January 16) at Comfort Inn & Suites in Statesville. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday in the hotel’s third floor banquet room. The job fair is hosted by Comfort Inn & Suites and the Hilton Garden Inn in Statesville.

Open positions include guest service agents, night auditor, executive housekeeper, housekeepers, house person, servers, bartenders, line cooks, shuttle drivers and maintenance.

Comfort Inn & Suites is located at 1214 Greenland Drive in Statesville. Those attending should bring multiple copies of their résumés.

31-year-old Thomas Owen King of Henderson Park Drive in Huntersville was arrested Wednesday (January 11) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with breaking and entering a building, larceny of firearms, possession of stolen goods, obtaining property by false pretenses, and possession of firearms by a felon.

King has been charged in connection to a break-in at a Stoney Ridge Road, Lincolnton, residence during which $3,000 in firearms and ammunition were stolen. Deputies were dispatched to the break-in at the residence in the 3500 block of Stoney Ridge Road on January 2 at approximately 4:45 p.m. The owner told officers five guns and ammunition were taken in the break-in and a door was kicked open to gain entry.

Last Friday (January 6) Detective Justin Link received a call from a detective in Charlotte who stated a friend called him to run the serial numbers on some guns he purchased.  The guns, which had been entered NCIC by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies, came back as stolen from the Lincoln County incident.  The purchaser told Detective Link that he bought the guns and some ammunition around 3:45 p.m. on the same day the break-in occurred. The guns were stolen and sold before the victim got home from work on January 2.

The man who purchased the guns said he has known Thomas Owen King for several years so there was no problem identifying the suspect. Three of the guns and an ammo box were recovered and returned to the victim. The location of the other two guns is unknown at this time.

King, who was being held in Iredell County on unrelated charges, was served the warrants Wednesday. He has since been moved to the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center where he is being held under a $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, January 12).

22-year-old Evin Elizabeth Campbell was arrested Wednesday (January 11) by authorities in Burke County. She was charged with felony larceny of a firearm. Following the arrest, Campbell was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for Friday (January 13).

40-year-old Harold Thomas Messer was arrested Wednesday (January 11) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony second degree forced burglary. Messer was placed in jail under $25,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for February 13.

Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:11

Sex Offense Charge Filed Against Caldwell County Man

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55-year-old Joseph Harlon Godfrey of Idlewood Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (January 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony first degree sexual assault. Godfrey was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled for today (Thursday, January 12).

29-year-old Brittany Nicole Brown of Walt Arney Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (January 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Brown was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, January 12).  
     

Thursday, 12 January 2017 06:04

Fatal Accident Reported In Lincoln County

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports at least one person was killed in a vehicle accident in Lincoln County Wednesday (January 11). According to published reports, the accident occurred shortly before 9 p.m. near the intersection of Highways 150 West and 27 West in Lincolnton. One fatality has been confirmed, according to the reports. The victim's name has not been released. No other information was available as of this morning (Thursday, January 12).

Thursday, 12 January 2017 05:56

Authorities Searching For Teen Missing Since October

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The Caldwell County Department of Social Services along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Gaston County Law Enforcement is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenage girl.

17-year-old Destany Shae Pritchard was last seen October 2, 2016 at the foster home where she lives in Dallas, NC. She has recently been seen on Facebook using two different names: Destany Pritchard and Destany Shae.

Destany is 5'7", 180 pounds, hazel eyes and long, colored blond hair. She is believed to be in the Charlotte area with a boyfriend and is considered an endangered youth. Destany left without her required medications placing her at risk.

Anyone having information about her whereabouts is asked to contact the Caldwell County Department of Social Services at 828-426-8280, the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office at 704-862-6681 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

Thursday, 12 January 2017 05:47

Armed Robbery At Statesville KFC Under Investigation

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On Wednesday morning (January 11), Statesville Police officers responded to the report of an armed robbery at KFC on Salisbury Road. Multiple officers and Investigators responded to the scene.  Upon arrival, it was discovered that an employee who had just arrived at the business was confronted outside and brought inside the restaurant by a man armed with a handgun.

The suspect directed the employee to the office where he demanded money from the safe. The suspect then took bank bags containing cash and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing a green jacket,  grey pants and grey or brown shoes. He was wearing a ball cap over what appeared to be a black wig. The suspect was armed with a black handgun. The employee was not injured.

Officers searched the area, a K-9 track was conducted, but the suspect was not located. The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone who may be able to identify the suspect or may have information about this robbery, is asked to call Statesville Police at 704-878-3406, or Iredell Crime stoppers at 704-662-1340. Callers can remain anonymous.
      

48-year-old Sherri Yvonne King was arrested this morning (Thursday, January 12) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony trafficking heroin. King was placed in jail in Morganton under $50,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for February 13.

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