24-year-old Dalvin Lee Horton of NW Conley Place in Lenoir was arrested Monday (September 9) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Horton is charged with nonsupport by a parent. Horton was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond and $1,285 cash appearance bond. A District Court date is scheduled Wednesday (September 11).
40-year-old Brandie Ranae Walker of 7th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 11:45 last night (September 9) on three felony counts of failure to appear. She failed to appear in court on charges of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and larceny of a motor vehicle.
The charges stem from an incident on April 16 of this year. Walker was initially arrested on April 26.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident yesterday at her residence. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $25,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for October 9 in Newton.
31-year-old Eric Andrew Collins of Hickory has been arrested in connection to a break-in at St. Stephens High School. He was charged with breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering
Collins was arrested at his residence in northeast Hickory at about 10:30 last night (September 9). He was identified from surveillance images captured during the break-in. Some of the items stolen from the school were recovered from Collins' residence. Additional leads were developed resulting in the recovery of a stolen laptop computer. The laptop was found at about 11:30 last night at a separate location in northeast Hickory.
Collins was not listed as an inmate in Catawba County as of 9:30 this morning. No court date or bond information is currently available.
The investigation is continuing as the Sheriff's Office works to recover the remainder of the property stolen from St. Stephens. Sheriff Don Brown expressed his appreciation to citizens who volunteered information following the original media release.
50-year-old Soutthanou Bandon of Hickory Street SW in Lenoir was arrested Monday (September 9) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance. Bandon was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $10,000 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (September 11).
A former employee of Broughton Hospital has been charged with helping a patient at the facility escape. According to published reports, 39-year-old Jamie Lynn Patton of Morganton was arrested after allegedly checking into a Motel in Black Mountain with her patient, 40-year-old Joey Clipse. Patton is charged with harboring a fugitive, Clipse had recently been arrested this in Fairfax, Virginia.
The published reports say that court documents show that Patton became a suspect after her co-workers said she had an unusually friendly relationship with Clipse.
Police went through her cellphone records and determined she had called the motel numerous times after Clipse escaped. The reports say that Patton and Clipse spent four days at the roadside motel.
Clipse was sent to Broughton after it was determined he was incapable of standing trial for allegedly assaulting deputies in both Tennessee and North Carolina during a high-speed chase.
Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen. Deputies were dispatched to 1333 Rustic Trail where family members told them that 16-year-old Selena Rodriguez left the residence at around 10:00 p.m. September 5.
They say a vehicle was heard outside the home and believe she was picked up by the vehicle but were unable to provide a color or make of vehicle. Selena Rodriguez is described as 5' 3", approximately 220 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing light colored blue jeans, a multi-colored shirt and a black jacket. Rodriguez may have gone to the Spartanburg, S.C. area.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.
55-year-old Terence Lee Moore of Kellom Lane in Lincolnton was arrested Sunday (September 8) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female.
Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Kellom Lane Sunday to investigate a possible sexual assault. When officers arrived, shortly after 9:30 a.m., they made contact with the suspect and the victim involved in the incident. Following the investigation, it was determined the suspect, Terence Lee Moore, should be charged with assault by strangulation and assault on a female.
Following the arrest, Moore was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under an $8,000 secured bond. Investigation into the incident is continuing and additional charges may be filed at a later day. A District Court date was scheduled Monday (September 9). Moore has an upcoming court date listed for September 30.
The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in at St. Stephens High School. The suspect entered the school through an unsecured door at about 4:45 a.m. Saturday (September 7).
The suspect is described as a white male with a slender build. He was wearing blue jeans and high-top shoes or boots with teal or blue soles. The suspect appeared to have a black t-shirt wrapped around his head.
Food, athletic equipment and a laptop computer were stolen from the school. The suspect also stole a black jacket that had been used as a prop by the school’s drama department. The jacket is adorned with a patch with the word “Police” embroidered on it.
Anyone with information regarding the break-in or the identity of the suspect should call the Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-3112.
54-year-old Johnny Ray Izard, Sr. of Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Officers and charged with felony crimes against nature.
His arrest comes in connection to an incident that occurred during the early morning hours yesterday (September 8). At that time, Deputies were dispatched to Atrium Health – Lincoln in connection to a reported sexual assault that occurred at a residence on the 1,500 block of Buck Oak Road. The 18-year-old female victim told Officers she was awakened by someone in her bed who was touching her inappropriately.
Izard was arrested and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond. No court date is currently listed.
Izard was required to register as a sex offender in Lincoln County following a conviction in April 2013 for indecent liberties with a minor. That case, which dates back to October of 2012, involved a 15-year-old victim. Izard is required to stay on registry for 10 years.
23-year-old Erick Keyonta Hunt of Prospect Street in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:25 Friday evening (September 6) on one felony count of assault inflicting serious injury.
Events leading to Hunt's arrest began on August 25 of this year when Hickory Police responded to Catawba Valley Medical Center in reference to an assault that reportedly took place in the parking lot at a big-box store on 21st Street Drive S.E. in Hickory. A warrant was issued for Hunt's arrest.
He was taken into custody Friday without incident at a grocery store on 14th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. Hunt was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $3,500, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (September 9) in Newton.
27-year-old Brandon Lamar Whittenburg of Mauney Drive in Lincolnton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:35 Friday night (September 6) on one felony count of speeding to elude arrest with two aggravating factors and one misdemeanor count each of failure to stop for a siren, driving while license revoked, and resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer. He was also served with an outstanding misdemeanor warrant on unspecified charges.
Events leading to his arrest began when Hickory Police attempted to stop a vehicle for a red light violation at 8th Avenue N.E. and Highland Avenue N.E. The vehicle failed to stop and sped away from the area, eventually coming to a stop near a residence on 15th Street N.E. The driver, Whittenburg, was taken into custody.
The suspect was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $4,385 secured bond. He was no longer listed as an inmate as of this morning (September 9). Whittenburg was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.
37-year-old Clyde Russell Icard of NW Calvary Place in Lenoir was arrested Friday (September 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property. Icard is also charged with three counts of failure to appear. Icard was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where he received a $2,900 cash bond and a $2,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (September 9).
27-year-old Mariah Leigh Brown of Vinyard Point Lane in Cornelius was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 9) on one felony count of forgery of bank notes. She was also arrested on outstanding warrants for larceny after breaking & entering, possession of stolen goods or property, conspiracy to commit breaking & entering, and breaking & entering. Those warrants were issued on September 3. The forgery warrant was issued on Saturday (September 7).
Brown was taken into custody without incident at 1:30 a.m. today at a gaming establishment on 12th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. She was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $9,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (September 9) with another court date coming up on Wednesday (September 11).
31-year-old Russell Bruce Franklin of Mountainside Court in Hickory was arrested Friday (September 6) on charges from the Granite Falls and Lenoir police departments. Granite Falls Police charged Franklin with felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny of a firearm, plus one misdemeanor count of injury to real property. Lenoir Police charged him with failure to appear on counts of forgery of an instrument and uttering a forged instrument.
Following his arrest, Franklin was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center. Bond was set at $16,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (September 9) in Lenoir. Another court date on the forgery charges is coming up on October 14.