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Thursday, 22 December 2016 05:25

Lenoir Man Arrested On Meth Charge

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38-year-old David Lee Story of Kentwood Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (December 21) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Story was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $3,000 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled for January 10.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 14:53

Maiden Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge in Hickory

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29-year-old Brandon Lynn Canipe of Startown Road in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:15 last night (December 20) on one felony count of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. He was served an indictment as the result of a warrant issued by Claremont Police on December 5.

Canipe was taken into custody on Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory. He was processed and released under a $2,500 secured bond. He will appear in District Court tomorrow in Newton.

48-year-old Tracy Lloyd Lail and 46-year-old Michelle Lea Martin were both arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. Lail is charged with two counts of breaking and entering to coin operated machines. Martin was charged with obtaining property by false pretense.  

Detectives with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office arrested the two suspects after a two month investigation that resulted in the recovery of mail that was reported stolen, along with money from coin operated machines. The stolen mail and money has a total value of approximately $50,000.

During the months of November and December, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division were investigating numerous mail theft cases along with break-ins to coin operated machines in the Dudley, Oakhill and Boomer communities.  

Based on the results of that investigation, Officers executed a search warrant at 4000 Miracle Place Lot 12, in Hudson on December 12. Evidence found during the search led to the arrests of Lail and Martin.

Among items seized were pieces of mail from Alexander, Catawba, Burke and Caldwell Counties, bank information and checks amounting to more than $50,000 in value. Also found were tools that can be used in the breaking and entering of the coin operated machines.

Members of the Criminal Investigation Division are hand delivering the mail back to their proper owners along with a written letter to monitor their credit scores and notify their local jurisdiction if they notice any charges that they did not make.

Lail was jailed under $40,000 bond.  Martin was jailed under $15,000 bond. Lail was scheduled to appear in District Court today (Wednesday, December 21). Martin has a District Court date January 3.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:23

Citizen Complaints Lead To Three Drug Arrests

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45-year-old George Rankin Hayes, 24-year-old Amber Denise Woody, and 52-year-old Angela Ruth Greason, all of the same Cansler Road, Vale address, were all arrested Monday (December 19) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers.

Hayes is charged with one felony count each of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of schedule III controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Woody is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Greason is charged with one felony count of possession of schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrests were made after a search warrant was served at a residence in the 3100 block of Cansler Road. According to narcotics detectives the residence had been the subject of several citizen complaints about suspicious activity occurring there. Detectives conducted a surveillance operation and were able to identify the activity as being drug related.

After gathering information and evidence that drugs were present at the residence, investigators secured a warrant to search the property. During the search, officers seized methamphetamine, a handgun, various types of prescription pills, and drug paraphernalia consistent with the use and selling of drugs.  

Hayes received a $15,000 secured bond. Bond for both Woody and Greason was set at $2,000 secured. Court dates were not listed.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:18

Hickory Man Charged with Assault on Handicapped Person

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47-year-old Allandus Ezar Corpening of 1st Avenue Place N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday (December 20) on one felony count of assault on a handicapped person. The warrant for his arrest was issued on November 28 in Caldwell County.

Corpening was arrested at the Sunny Valley apartment complex on 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he was held without bond. An appearance in District Court was set for January 10 in Lenoir.

Catawba County Social Services Assistant Director Karen Harrington was named Interim Director by the Catawba County Social Services Board on Tuesday (December 20). Harrington will begin serving in this role January 10 following the departure of current director John Eller. As Interim Director, Harrington will provide organizational leadership for Social Services while the board conducts a search for a new director.

Harrington joined Catawba County Social Services as Assistant Director in 2013. In this role, she oversees the department’s extensive child welfare programs and prevention programming. She also supervises the Executive Director of the Child Advocacy and Protection Center and serves as the Social Services liaison to the organization’s Board of Directors. Accomplishments during her tenure include the realignment of the child welfare division to ensure continuity across services and the integration of the department’s Family NET Clinical Services for mental health into the child welfare continuum of services.

In addition, Harrington is involved in the community through service on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, board membership with the Catawba County Council on Adolescents, and co-chairing the Catawba County Community Child Protection Team/Child Fatality Prevention Team, among others.

Harrington gained experience managing social services programs through more than 25 years of experience as a social services caseworker, clinician, program supervisor, and administrator. She received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Minot State University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:05

Hickory Teen Again Arrested on B&E and Larceny Charges

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17-year-old Sulayman Admeer Williams of 23rd Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 6:30 p.m. yesterday (December 20) on one felony count of breaking & entering a motor vehicle, plus two misdemeanor counts of possession of stolen goods and one misdemeanor count of larceny.

The arrest is Williams’ third this month. He was previously arrested on December 6 for breaking & entering, larceny and damage to property and again on December 15 for breaking & entering.

His arrest yesterday comes in connection to a vehicle break-in on 23rd Avenue N.E. The vehicle was locked, but a front passenger window was busted and various items were removed from a purse, including credit cards and debit cards. It’s not clear how Williams was linked to the break-in.

He was taken into custody without incident yesterday at his residence. Williams was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $25,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court tomorrow in Newton.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:02

Viewmont CVS Robbed Again

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Hickory Police are investigating another robbery at the CVS store on 2nd Street N.E. in Hickory. The store was previously robbed on December 14. Based on a similar description, Police believe the same suspect is responsible for both robberies.

Shortly after midnight today (December 21), a male suspect entered the store, displayed a knife and demanded money. He was given an undisclosed sum of cash and left the store. It’s not clear if he left on foot or in a vehicle. No one was injured.

The suspect was described as a white male with a slim build, about 18-to-20 years old. He was wearing a black mask and a black hooded sweatshirt.

In the December 14 incident, the suspect did not display a weapon.

Anyone with information regarding the robberies should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.

The name of the officer involved in a shooting in southern Caldwell County earlier this week was released by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

On Monday (December 19) the SBI began it's investigation into an incident that occurred on Dudley Shoals Road. At approximately 1:00 a.m. deputies responded to the home of 52-year-old Roy Lee Minton. According to a news release from the State Bureau of Investigation, Deputies encountered Minton who was armed with a pistol. An confrontation ensued and as a result, Minton was fatally wounded by Deputy John Runion.

Immediately after the shooting, the command staff of the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office requested the SBI to investigate the incident. District Attorney David Learner has been briefed on the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The SBI is conducting an independent investigation and will provide the criminal investigative report to the District Attorney when complete.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 06:13

Victims In Murder Suicide Identified By Authorities

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have released the identities of the victims in the murder-suicide that was discovered Monday (December 19) in eastern Lincoln County.

The victims are 55-year-old Catherine Harfield Collins and 50-year-old Betina Lynn Johnson, both of 3016 Madison Lane, in Denver. The two women had lived at the address for the last six years. Ms.Collin’s body was found in the living room and Ms. Johnson’s body was found in a back bedroom. The weapon used in the incident was a shotgun.

Detectives were unable to determine how long the two women had been deceased. There were no signs of a struggle. All doors were locked and the home was secured.

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