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Friday, 01 December 2017 10:06

Hickory Woman Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

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30-year-old Linda Gale Boyett of 13th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (December 1) on one felony count each of selling a schedule II controlled substance and possession of heroin, plus one misdemeanor count each of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was arrested as Officers on patrol at the Midland Plaza shopping center on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory saw at least two subjects loitering in a vehicle in the parking lot.  During the incident, Police spotted a bookbag near the passenger, Linda Gale Boyett.  In the bookbag were five grams of methamphetamine, 1.6 grams of heroin, 69 dosage units of Oxycodone, six dosage units of Acetaminophen/Oxycodone Hydrochloride and one dosage unit of Lyrica.  Boyett was taken into custody.  The driver of the vehicle was not charged.

Boyett was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $30,000 secured bond.  A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

37-year-old James Kelly Lynch of 12th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 11:30 last night (November 30) on one felony count of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of heroin, as well as one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrest occurred when Hickory Officers saw James Lynch in the Sheetz on Springs Road N.E.  As Police served an outstanding warrant for misdemeanor larceny, they found 108.3 grams of meth, 2.2 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia on Lynch’s person.

Lynch was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $22,000 secured bond.  He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton with another court date on January 10 on the larceny charge.

Friday, 01 December 2017 06:51

Stolen Vehicle Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

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23-year-old Bobby Lee Melvin Holsclaw of Scarlett Ridge Way in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (December 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Holsclaw was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (December 4).

Friday, 01 December 2017 05:49

Caldwell County Man Charged With Drug Trafficking

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22-year-old Tyler Wade Nichols of Pebblework Court in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (November 30) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with traffic in heroin or opium. Nichols was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for yesterday in Lenoir.

Friday, 01 December 2017 05:36

Unemployment Rates Increase Across Hickory Metro

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Unemployment rates rose slightly across the Greater Hickory Metro area and across much of the state, according to the latest numbers released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division. The statistics are for the month of October.

Alexander County has an unemployment rate of 3.4 percent, up from 3.3 in September. Burke County's jobless rate is 3.9 percent, up from 3.7 percent in the previous report. Caldwell County's unemployment rate rose to 4.6 percent in October, from 4 percent even in September. Catawba County has a jobless rate of 3.9 percent, up from 3.7 percent in the last report.

The Unemployment rate for the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area or MSA is 4 percent even, up from 3.7 percent in the September report. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton is tied for the 7th lowest unemployment rate among 15 MSAs in the state.

The statewide unemployment rate is 4.1 percent, up from 3.9 percent in the last report. Unemployment rates increased in 93 of North Carolina's 100 counties and remained unchanged in seven. Scotland County has the state's highest jobless rate at 7.2 percent, while Buncombe County has the lowest at 3.1 percent.

25-year-old Ashley Nicole Clay of Water Street and 34-year-old Christopher Gene Crawford of North Main Street, both from Granite Falls, were arrested Thursday (November 30) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. They're each charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Clay and Crawford were both jailed at the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. They are scheduled to make District Court appearances next Monday (December 4).

19-year-old Anthony Demarco Maldonado of Herman Road in Claremont was arrested Thursday (November 30) in Catawba County by Probation and Parole Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation. Maldonado was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for December 8.

66-year-old Dewey Roy Stenette of Mineral Street in Conover was arrested Thursday (November 30) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. According to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office "Who's In Jail" website, Stenette is charged with sex offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child. The warrant dates back to 2012. Following Thursday's arrest, Stenette was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $150,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for January 22.

17-year-old James Michael Butler of Sorrels Baxter Road in Cherryville has been arrested by Maiden Police for felony burning certain buildings.

Butler’s arrest comes in connection to an incident on June 5 of this year.  On that date, the Maiden Fire & Police Departments were dispatched to a fully involved residential structure fire on West Main Street in Maiden.  The residence was unoccupied at the time and was under contract for sale.

Maiden Police worked with Catawba County Fire Investigators to determine the nature, cause and origin of the fire.  The fire was determined to be incendiary in nature.  Investigators immediately suspected the cause was arson.

Maiden Police took Butler into custody yesterday (November 29).  He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

Maiden Police expressed their appreciation to Catawba County Emergency Services for investigative assistance and to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for assisting in the arrest.

Caldwell County Sheriff Alan Jones has announced he will file for re-election. Sheriff Jones made the announcement in a news release issued today (November 30). He has served as Sheriff since taking over for Gary Clark after the former Sheriff passed away from pancreatic cancer in February, 2007. Mr. Clark passed away less than three months after winning re-election in November, 2006. Jones was appointed as Sheriff by Caldwell County Commissioners in late February 2007, then won elections in 2010 and 2014.

Sheriff Jones holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Appalachian State University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy for Law Enforcement Officers in Quantico, Virginia. Sheriff Jones has thirty years of experience in law enforcement and is a lifelong resident of Caldwell County.

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