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32-year-old Matthew Robert Stewart of West 19th Street in Newton was arrested Monday (July 8) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He was charged with possession of methamphetamine and two counts of felony probation violation. Stewart was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $60,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for August 19.

48-year-old Donald Wayne Steadman of Taylorsville was arrested last Tuesday, July 2, by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with four felony counts of possession of a stolen firearm, and one felony count apiece of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of stolen property. He's also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and probation violation out of county. His bond was set at $30,000. District and Superior Court appearances are scheduled for July 22.

35-year-old Shannon Wayne Hinson of Taylorsville was arrested last Tuesday, July 2, by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. According to records on the North Carolina court calendar website, Hinson is charged with eight felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. His bond was set at $21,500. A District Court date is scheduled for July 22.

Contractors began working Monday to make water and sewer line improvements on Bouchelle Street in Morganton from Fleming Place to Catawba Street. Traffic will be affected by the work.

Flaggers will be in the area as work is performed each day directing traffic through the work zone. Contractors may need to close the road intermittently to complete work. They intend not to close the road more than is necessary.

The City of Morganton asks motorists to use extra caution when passing through the work zone so that crews may continue to work safely. The work is expected to take approximately three weeks.

The Catawba County Tax Office is scheduled to mail more than 98,000 property tax notices next Tuesday (July 16).

Taxes will be due September 1, 2019, and delinquent after January 6, 2020. Payment arrangements may be made prior to September 1, 2019. Delinquent taxes will be subject to a 2% interest penalty beginning January 7, 2020, and a 3/4 of 1% penalty for each following month.

Notices will be mailed with a courtesy return envelope for taxpayers to use to return payments to the Catawba County Tax Collector. Property owners may also choose to pay taxes online at www.catawbacountync.gov. To pay online, property owners may visit the Tax page, listed under County Services, and click on the Pay Online icon. Online payments will require the abstract number shown on the actual tax bill or the bill number listed on the online Tax Bill Search page. A non-refundable convenience fee will be charged for all electronic transactions.

If a taxpayer has an outstanding balance from previous years, a note will show on the payment coupon portion of the bill to call the County Tax department about the outstanding balance. The amount of the existing balance will not be listed; the coupon will indicate only that the taxpayer has unpaid taxes due from prior years.

For more information, contact the Catawba County Tax Office at 828-465-8414 or visit the Tax page on www.catawbacountync.gov.

57-year-old Ellis Eugene Anderson of Oxford School Road in Catawba was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday night (July 6) for a felony probation violation. Anderson is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following a September 2018 Lincoln County conviction on two felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He's also serving a 30-month suspended sentence following an August 2018 Iredell County felony conviction for the sale of a schedule II controlled substance and trafficking a schedule II controlled substance.

Anderson was taken into custody without incident at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at a convenience store on Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $100,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for August 22 in Newton.

36-year-old Timothy Lee Felder of Staircase Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (July 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to an automobile, communicating threats, injury to personal property, and misdemeanor larceny. Felder was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 8).

28-year-old Cody Wayne Miller of Grantman Circle in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (July 6) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Miller was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 8).

20-year-old Marlon Damond Outlaw of Lourance Boulevard in Greensboro was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after noon on Saturday (July 6) on one felony count each of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons.

Outlaw was arrested after Officers responded to a reported armed robbery at an apartment on 3rd Avenue N.W. The suspect -- identified as Marlon Damond Outlaw -- allegedly robbed the victim during the sale of a cell phone.

Outlaw was taken into custody without incident at 12:08 p.m. at a different apartment on the same street. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facilty with bond set at $150,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 8) in Newton.

44-year-old Tabatha Dawn White of Austin Road in Hudson was arrested Friday (July 5) by authorities in Caldwell County. She was charged with felony interfering with an electronic monitoring device and misdemeanor injury to personal property. White was also charged with a parole violation. She's on parole following a Lincoln County conviction in December of 2015 on felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Following her arrest Friday, White was jailed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 8) in Lenoir.

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