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52-year-old Gail Smart Phillips was arrested Wednesday (March 15) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with a felony count of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Phillips was placed in jail in Morganton under $46,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for April 17.

34-year-old Karen Renee Harris was arrested Wednesday (March 16) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute meth precursor. Harris was placed in jail in Morganton under $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Friday (March 17).

Thursday, 16 March 2017 05:01

Trio of Felony Charges Filed against Hickory Man

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40-year-old Billy Jack Doughty of 20th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (March 15) on felony counts of first-degree burglary, larceny after breaking & entering and possession of a firearm by a felon, plus one misdemeanor count of assault on a female.  The warrants for his arrest were issued on March 9.

Doughty was taken into custody without incident at about 6:10 Wednesday evening on the 100 block of 8th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory.  He placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. An appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

Thursday, 16 March 2017 04:56

Lenoir Woman Charged With Trafficking Oxycodone

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39-year-old Andrea Torrence Laws of Vantage Heights Circle in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (March 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with trafficking in oxycodone by possession and trafficking in oxycodone by transport. Laws was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $3,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for May 1.

29-year-old Destiny Nicole Miller of Johns River Road in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (March 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, the sale of meth, and the delivery of meth. Miller was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $250,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, March 16).

The investigation is continuing into the death of a child in Burke County. Yesterday morning (Wednesday, March 15) at 7:45, the Burke County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to 1259 Hopewell Road in Morganton. A motorist called 911 saying that they thought there may be a child laying on the front porch of the home at that address.

Deputies arrived at 7:53 a.m. to discover a three-year-old child who was deceased. The Burke County Criminal Investigation Division began working on the case. An autopsy was scheduled to be conducted today (Thursday, March 16). 

20-year-old Rodney Tyler York of Appalachian Trail in Claremont was arrested Wednesday (March 15) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with three counts apiece of felonious breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny, two counts of injury to personal property, and single counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods or property.

York was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $26,000 bond. District Court dates were set for today (Thursday, March 16) and April 3.

43-year-old Johnny Shane Biles of Indian Springs Drive in Conover was arrested at about 9:40 a.m. yesterday (March 15) by Hickory Police Officers.  He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Probation & Parole Officers also charged Biles with a parole violation.

Biles was taken into custody without incident at the Probation & Parole office on 26th Street S.E. in Hickory.  He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond.  A District Court appearance was set for today in Newton.

43-year-old Wesley W. Sizemore of Mount Juliet, Tennessee was arrested by a Trooper with the N.C. State Highway Patrol in Catawba County yesterday (March 14).  He was wanted on a felony fugitive warrant for larceny from a building.  The warrant was issued yesterday in Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Sizemore was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured.  He has since been released.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled this morning in Newton.

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29-year-old Logan David Turner and 26-year-old Emilee Louise MacCarroll, both of Blackwood Street in Gastonia, have been arrested by Lincolnton Police.  Turner was charged with felony larceny by removal of an anti-theft device, felony possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.  MacCarroll was charged with misdemeanor larceny.

Early this morning (March 15), Lincolnton Police responded to a shoplifting call at Walmart on North General’s Boulevard in Lincolnton.  Officers and Loss Prevention personnel confronted the suspects, a man and woman, at the store.  The suspects then ran into the parking lot where they attempted to discard the stolen merchandise.  After a brief pursuit, Officers apprehended the suspects without further incident.  All the stolen merchandise was recovered.

The suspects were identified as Logan Turner and Emilee MacCarroll.  The theft was classified as a felony larceny because the suspects removed anti-theft devices from the items prior to taking them from the store.  A search of Turner’s person turned up a small amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Turner was placed in the Lincoln County Jail under an $11,000 secured bond, while MacCarroll was given a $1,000 secured bond.  Turner was scheduled to appear in court today.  A court date for MacCarroll was set for April 7.

Turner, who is currently on probation, has prior felony convictions for fleeing to elude arrest, possession of methamphetamine, identity theft, safecracking, breaking & entering and more.  MacCarroll has pending charges in Gaston County for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

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