26-year-old Brad William Clark of Pennton Avenue SW in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (February 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule II and VI controlled substance. Clark was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, February 13).
The name of the person killed in a Catawba County accident involving a school bus was released.
The accident occurred Friday afternoon at approximately 3:00 on Bethany Church Road in Catawba County. The bus was traveling from the Catawba Rosenwald Education Center.
Three students, the bus driver and a monitor were on the bus at the time. There were not believed to be any serious physical injuries to the students, the bus driver or the monitor. A second vehicle was involved in the crash. 31-year-old Teri Ranye Lasher of Catawba, was killed in the wreck. She was driving the second vehicle involved in the accident.
40-year-old Harvey Lee Haynes of Small Circle in Lenoir was arrested Friday (February 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possesion of drug paraphernalia. Haynes was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for March 6.
28-year-old Cordero Louis Thompson of Messer Road in Valdese was arrested Friday (February 10) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. In addition, Thompson is charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He's also charged on bills of indictment with possession of a weapon of mass destruction and possession of firearm by a felon.
Thompson was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $85,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, February 13), a Superior Court date is set for March 20.
A Catawba County school bus was involved in an accident on Bethany Church Road in Catawba County around three o’clock this afternoon (February 10). The bus was traveling from the Catawba Rosenwald Education Center.
Three students, the bus driver and a monitor were on the bus at the time. At last report, they were being evaluated by paramedics and emergency management services, but – according to a press release issued by Catawba County Schools -- there appear to be no serious physical injuries to the students, the bus driver or the monitor.
A second vehicle was involved in the crash. Other published reports state that one occupant of the second vehicle died as a result of the accident.
32-year-old David Alan Hopkins of Barrett Baxter Drive in Newton was arrested today (Friday, February 10) by Probation and Parole Officers. He's charged with failure to appear on two counts of the sale of heroin, and single counts of conspire to sell heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver heroin, felony probation violation, and felony probation violation out of county.
Hopkins was incarcerated at the Catawba County Detention Facility under no bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for next Friday (February 17).
32-year-old Angel Gail Norman was arrested Wednesday (February 8) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony probation violation. Norman was placed in jail in Morganton under $25,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for March 20.
33-year-old Timothy Shawn Truesdale was arrested Thursday (February 9) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony parole violation. Following the arrest, Truesdale was placed in jail in Morganton under no bond. No court date was listed.
26-year-old Tina Marie Williams was arrested Thursday (February 9) by authorities in Lincoln County. She's charged with felony obtaining prescriptions by forgery and misdemeanor resist, delay, and obstruct a public officer. Williams was arrested at the Bi-Lo shopping center on North Generals Boulevard in Lincolnton shortly before noon on Thursday. She was placed in jail under $12,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Friday, February 10).
On Monday (February 6) at approximately 6:45 p.m., a woman was at the parking lot ATM of Fifth Third Bank in Lincolnton getting cash from the ATM. After getting the money out of the ATM, the victim was approached by a man who robbed her at gun point.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 to 35 years of age, 6’ to 6’2” tall, average build, wider shoulders, green and beige (possibly camouflage) ball cap, shorter clean cut darker hair, dark frame glasses with clear lenses, green long sleeve thermal style shirt, and blue jeans. The suspect was armed with a dark semi automatic style handgun.
Following the robbery, the suspect fled on foot last seen going south on South Cedar Street from Water Street toward Congress Street. Responding officers canvassed the area with the assistance of Lincolnton Police Department K-9. Investigators were called to the scene for processing.
Video footage from the ATM was obtained by Lincolnton Police. It shows the events as they unfolded. Security personnel with Fifth Third Bank are assisting the Lincolnton Police Department with this investigation.
If anyone has any information about this case or any other criminal or narcotics case, please contact the Lincolnton Police Department at (704) 736-8900 or contact the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Crimestoppers at (704) 736-8909. All calls made to Crimestoppers can be made anonymously and the caller is eligible for up to a $1,000.00 reward if information given leads to an arrest. Detective Tony Potts is the lead investigator in this case.
More information has been released on the arrest of a man in Lincolnton on multiple charges, WHKY first reported the arrest Thursday (February 9). 25-year-old Ryan Joseph Gutierrez of Pennington Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (February 8) by Lincolnton Police Officers. He's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin, trafficking methamphetamine by possession, trafficking heroin by possession, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number.
According to a news release issued by the Lincolnton Police Department, on Wednesday at approximately 3:30 p.m., narcotics detectives with the Lincolnton Police Department stopped a vehicle on Hubbard Street, in reference to a possible drug violation. Detectives were also assisted by narcotics detectives with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on the traffic stop. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Anya” assisted on the stop which resulted in a search of the vehicle and its occupants. The search led detectives to discover methamphetamine and heroin which were seized as evidence.
A passenger in the vehicle was identified as Ryan Joseph Gutierrez. Gutierrez was arrested and a search warrant was obtained for a nearby residence also located on Hubbard Street. Substantial amounts of both methamphetamine and heroin were found at the residence. Also, detectives located a handgun with an altered serial number, a substantial amount of cash, as well as paraphernalia utilized to package, traffic, transport, sell, and deliver controlled substances. All of these items were seized as evidence.
The total amount of methamphetamine seized was approximately 40 grams. In addition, approximately 25 grams of black tar style heroin was seized. The approximate street value of the meth was $4,000 the approximate street value of the seized heroin is $6,250. Detectives also learned that Gutierrez was wanted for felony probation violation in California. The news release says that Gutierrez is a validated gang member of the Moor Park Locos a prominent street gang from Southern California.
Gutierrez has recently moved to North Carolina and has ties to both Lincolnton and Lenoir. The traffic stop was the result of Lincolnton Police Department narcotics detectives conducting surveillance an Gutierrez following citizen complaints into Gutierrez’s activity. He was placed in the Lincoln County Jail under $215,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was scheduled for Thursday, his next court date is set for February 23.
25-year-old Amber Ruby Jean Snipes of Helton Road in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (February 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of forgery of an instrument and uttering a forged instrument. Snipes was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. District Court dates are set for next Monday (February 13) and February 23.
31-year-old Antoine Durel Reid of Washington Lane in Catawba was arrested Thursday (February 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony break or enter with intent to terrorize or injure, along with misdemeanor counts of assault on a female and injury to personal property. Reid was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under no bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Friday, February 10).
38-year-old Phillip William Kiser of Southway Lane in Statesville was arrested Wednesday (February 8) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for sell or manufacture of marijuana and felony manufacturing of marijuana.
On Wednesday members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Unit along with members of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team executed a search warrant at 154 Southway Lane in Eastern Iredell County.
Narcotics investigators received information from a concerned citizen about a possible marijuana growing operation in the River Hill Road, Chestnut Grove Road area. A surveillance operation was established and soon investigators were able to identify the 154 Southway Lane residence as the “Grow house”.
Investigators were able to obtain a search warrant for the home. Upon entry to the home, investigators could detect a very strong odor of marijuana. Located in a room of the home were 43 marijuana plants of various size, water pumps, fertilizer and indoor grow lights. In another room of the home investigators located over 100 pots used to grow marijuana, which were similar to the ones with growing marijuana in them, power inverters, insulation, piping and a marijuana processing machine.
All of the items were seized from the location. Phillip William Kiser, the home’s resident turned himself into investigators shortly after the search warrant was concluded. He was placed under $8,500 dollars secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, February 9). Additional arrests are anticipated in this investigation.