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36-year-old Thaddus Lamar Davis of Forest Ridge Drive in Hickory, 33-year-old Michael Alvin Punch of Lazenby Street in Newton and 41-year-old Silver Elise Jones, with no listed address, were all arrested yesterday (January 10) by the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force (made up of Sheriff’s Officers and Offices with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security).

Davis and Punch were each charged with one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance. Davis was also charged with felony possession of possession of a firearm by a felon. Jones was arrested on outstanding warrants for one count of failure to appear on a misdemeanor first-degree trespassing charge and two counts of failure to appear for misdemeanor shoplifting or concealment of goods.

Events leading to the arrests began as Investigators responding to an anonymous tip went to a residence where they saw a suspicious vehicle in the area. They identified a female passenger as Silver Jones, who was mentioned in the anonymous tip. Investigators knew that Jones had outstanding warrants for her arrest.

A traffic stop was conducted, during which methamphetamine was found. Investigators learned that the driver, Thaddus Davis, lived at the residence mentioned in the anonymous tip.

Investigators conducted a consent search of the residence, leading to the discovery of more meth and a 9mm handgun. The meth seized had a total weight of 40 grams.

All three suspects were taken into custody and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Davis set at $30,000, secured. Punch was given a $15,000 secured bond, while Jones was held under a $2,000 secured bond. Davis and Punch were both due in court today. Jones has a District Court coming up on February 6.

The investigation is ongoing. Additional arrests may be forthcoming.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 10:47

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Fugitive Warrant

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30-year-old Evan McClain Mavant Burks of Main Avenue Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:10 last night (January 10) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to half an ounce on a warrant issued in April of 2015.

Burks was wanted by the Sheriff’s Office in Clayton County, Georgia where he was on probation for an aggravated battery conviction in June of 2013. According to Police reports, Burks failed to report for an administrative hearing and was wanted for failure to pay, as ordered. The fugitive warrant was issued in March of 2015.

He was taken into custody without incident at his residence and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $170,000 secured bond on the fugitive warrant, plus a $200 bond on the marijuana charge. Burks was scheduled to make a first appearance in court yesterday with additional District Court appearances scheduled for February 9 & 13 in Newton.

45-year-old Thaddeus Lee McKinney of 1st Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 5:30 p.m. yesterday (January 10) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and habitual larceny.

He was arrested after he was observed allegedly concealing hats under his clothing at the Belk store in Hickory’s Valley Hills Mall. McKinney was stopped past the last point of sale and escorted to the store’s Loss Prevention Office. Three Under Armour hats and three Nike hats were recovered. The hats were valued at about $150.

McKinney had previously been banned from the store in February of last year.

McKinney was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $20,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:46

Citizens In Morganton Asked To Conserve Water

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The City of Morganton Water Resources Department is asking residents and businesses in the city to conserve as much water as possible due to unusually high consumption that is straining the City water system.

If the current demand remains, the Water Plant will produce 16 million gallons of water today, which is double the average daily consumption for January. The water plant is currently producing 12,640 gallons a minute.

Residents and businesses are asked to conserve as much water as possible while the staff tries to determine what is causing the high demand. For more information, call the Water Resources Department at 828-438-5276.

44-year-old Eric Sherard Jones was arrested Tuesday (January 10) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony failure to register or falsification of information by a sex offender. Jones was placed in jail in Morganton under $70,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for March 20.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 07:16

Service Shut Off Due To Water Line Break In Morganton

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City workers were planning to shut off water service to a section of Vine Arden Road to repair a water line break. More than 50 customers will be affected on Vine Arden from Kirk Street to Branch Street, including all side streets. Workers expected to have repairs made and water service restored by early afternoon barring an unforeseen problems. The break occurred near 607 Vine Arden. For more information, call the Water Resources Department at 828-438-5276.

24-year-old William Michael Phillips of Wendwood Drive in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (January 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation out of county. Phillips was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for March 6. 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 07:05

Robbery Charge Filed Against Newton Teenager

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16-year-old Pablo Samuel Laguna of Belmar Street in Newton was arrested Tuesday (January 10) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of a firearm. Laguna was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $50,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, January 11).

37-year-old Christopher Scott Haas was arrested Tuesday (January 10) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with indecent liberties with a minor. Following the arrest, Haas was placed in jail in Morganton under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, January 11).

27-year-old Marsha Kay Glazebrook of West Jay Drive in Taylorsville was arrested Tuesday (January 10) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon, and non-support of a child. Glazebrook was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $38,000 bond on the drug and weapon charges, and $4,491 bond on the non-support charge. A Superior Court date is set for April 3.

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