26-year-old Leanna Grace Perkins of Society Road in Statesville has been arrested on charges of felony attempted murder and felony discharging a firearm into occupied property.
Today (October 13), Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to shots-fired calls from two addresses on Society Road. Deputies arrived and spoke to Leanna Perkins, who told them that she had heard someone blowing the horn and when she looked outside, she saw a man in the car. She said she thought the man was going to get out of the car. She told Deputies she was in fear and fired a handgun in the direction of the car.
Deputies then went to another address on Society Road where 38-year-old Timothy Campbell was suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Medical personnel arrived and the victim was transported to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Both residences were secured as the investigation continued. Detectives and Investigators spoke to multiple potential witnesses in the area. Investigators processed and collected evidence, including a handgun and spent shell casings.
The victim and suspect were acquainted as the result of a reported history of problems involving pets going on each other’s property. Campbell’s family members said that Campbell had gone to the suspect’s house to tell her that her cat was on his property and for her to get the cat before he let out his dogs.
Campbell reportedly never exited his vehicle and blew the horn in an attempt to get Perkins to come outside. Investigators say Perkins was the only person with a weapon. Perkins said that when Campbell moved as though he was going to open the car door, she fired at the vehicle. An unspecified number of rounds went through the door with at least one round striking the victim.
Perkins was arrested and placed in the Iredell County Detention Facility under a $350,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for Friday (October 14).
32-year-old Ahmad Emmanuel Pinnix of 12th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 13) on felony counts of possession of cocaine, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of a schedule II controlled substance, plus misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.
Pinnix was taken into custody without incident at the St. Stephens Mobile Home Park just after 3 a.m. today. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under an $8,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow in Newton.
49-year-old Michael Dewayne Izard of 29th Street Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before noon yesterday (October 12) on one felony count each for the sale of cocaine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine. He was arrested on a warrant issued by the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office two days earlier.
Izard was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $35,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.
33-year-old Crystal Nichole Curtis of Shale Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (October 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of heroin and probation violation. Curtis was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for October 31 on the heroin charge, no court date is listed for the probation violation charge.
Authorities in Alexander County are warning persons who have purchased kerosene from All-American Raceway at 6901 Millersville Road in Taylorsville to be aware that the substance is not kerosene, but is non-ethanol gasoline. Citizens should not use the fuel in kerosene heaters.
At three o’clock yesterday afternoon (October 12), Authorities determined that some Alexander County residents had purchased the non-ethanol gasoline, believing it to be kerosene. The mix-up reportedly occurred as All-American Raceway converted their kerosene pump to a non-ethanol gasoline pump. The fuel should not be used for heating purposes.
A press release issued by the Alexander Co. Fire Marshal states that the storeowner has been cooperative and has voluntarily placed the pump out-of-service until proper labeling is put in place.
The issue has been referred to the North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture’s Division of Motor Fuels.
32-year-old Ryan Scott Sigmon was arrested Tuesday (October 11) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Sigmon was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, October 14).
20-year-old Rodney Christopher Garland of Adam Street in Conover was arrested Wednesday (October 12) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine and conspire to sell meth. Garland was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,000 bond. A Superior Court date was set for today (Thursday, October 13).
Two brothers have been charged in connection with the death of a Long View man whose body was found in a shallow grave.
38-year-old Thomas Gregory Ball of 18th Street N.W. in Hickory and 27-year-old Rodney Adam Ball of Cedar Bluff, Virginia, were both arrested Wednesday (October 12) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. They're both charged with murder and concealing or failing to report a death. 31-year-old Tabitha Lynn Harrison, who was living with Thomas Ball, had previously been identified as a person of interest in the case. She was also arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of felony larceny and two counts of possession of stolen goods.
The body of 78-year-old Benny Daniels was found Wednesday in a shallow grave near his residence after authorities searched for him for more than a day. Mr. Daniels had last been seen on Saturday, October 8, near 18th Street N.W. in Long View. The victim lived below Thomas Ball and Tabitha Harrison. Deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff's Office said there was evidence of a break-in at Mr. Daniels home.
Thomas and Rodney Ball are both being held at the Catawba County Detention Facility under no bond. They were scheduled to appear in District Court today (Thursday, October 13). Harrison was jailed under a $30,000 bond. Her District Court dates are November 2 and November 22.
34-year-old Charlene Ann Dockery of Trout Pond Road in Claremont was arrested by Newton Police Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor larceny. Dockery was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (Thursday, October 13) under $3,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Friday (October 14).
According to a press release issued today (October 12) by Catawba County Schools, yesterday afternoon, Administrators were made aware of a Snapchat post that was shared in the Fred T. Foard High School feeder area. The post implied that an individual planned to cause harm at the school today.
Law enforcement was immediately made aware of the post and was on-site this morning to begin their investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact the Catawba County Sheriff's Office at 828-464-5241.
The man charged with arson in connection to an August fire in Watauga County is now charged with additional offenses including murder.
30-year-old Benjamin Draughon Williford of Boone was initially arrested August 31 and charged with first degree arson in connection with a fire at Valle Landing on Highway 194 South in Sugar Grove. The additional charges are first degree murder, and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
On Friday, August 12, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 5:38 a.m. in reference to the fire at Valle Landing. Several agencies responded, when they arrived the structure was engulfed in flames and had already been completely destroyed by the fire. 25-year-old resident Macie Dove Pietrowickz was killed in the fire and other occupants were injured.
Williford is being held in jail without bond. He was given a probable cause court date of October 25.
The body of 78-year-old Benny Daniels has been found in a shallow grave. Mr. Daniels had last been seen on Saturday, October 8, near 18th Street N.W. in Long View. Thomas Ball and Rodney Ball, who are brothers, have been arrested on murder charges. It’s not clear at this time if Tabitha Harrison, another subject who had been described as a person of interest, will face charges. Tabitha Harrison and Thomas Ball rented from Mr. Daniels and lived below him.
Deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff's Office said there was evidence of a break-in at Mr. Daniels home. Mr. Daniels' son said he thought he saw a third person on the property over the weekend. He described the person as a man with a teardrop tattoo coming down from an eye. It’s not clear if that person is Rodney Ball.
39-year-old Joseph Lee Rayburn of Persimmon Road in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police at 10 a.m. yesterday on two felony counts each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. He also faces one count for possession of stolen goods.
He was arrested in connection to a shoplifting incident at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. Rayburn allegedly attempted to exit the store without paying for a number of items, including a Chevy-emblem front license plate, a tint film applicator kit, Mossy Oak floor mats and two 20-ounce soft drinks, all with a combined value of $56.
He was taken into custody without incident at the store. Rayburn was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $30,000 secured bond. Appearances in Superior Court and District Court were scheduled today in Newton.
37-year-old Sydna Raquel Littlejohn was arrested Tuesday (October 11) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony possession of schedule IV controlled substance. Following the arrest, Littlejohn was placed in jail in Morganton under $4,000 bond. A court date is set for November 7.