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49-year-old Ronald Dean Henson of 27th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (July 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony solicit by computer. Following the arrest, Henson was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, July 23).

Thursday, 23 July 2015 05:16

Granite Falls Man Charged With Meth Possession

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30-year-old Jason Melvin Williams of Sigmon Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (July 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, and misdemeanor simple possession of controlled substance. Following the arrest, Williams was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Thursday, July 23).

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a break-in and theft from the Lincoln County School’s Maintenance Compound at 127 Bethel Church Road in Lincolnton.

Deputies responded to that location Tuesday (July 21) after a report the fence enclosure had been cut in front of the bus garage and a maintenance work van had been broken into. The employee didn’t notice the van had been broken into until he arrived at one of the schools to do some repair work. The sliding door lock on the van had been punched out to gain entry.

Stolen in the break-in were several power and hand tools valued at approximately $3,000. The tools are engraved with the number “7027”.

During the investigation deputies learned that a pickup truck had also been stolen from the lot. An Attempt to-Locate was broadcast by the Lincoln County Communications Center and a short time later Gaston County officers notified Lincoln County that the vehicle had been located in the 5200 block of Dallas-High Shoals Highway. Detective Sgt. Matt Lykins and Detective Kelly Paris processed the truck and returned it to Lincoln County.

Anyone with information about the break-in and theft is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 11:59

Hickory Man Arrested on Armed Robbery Charges

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30-year-old Kyle Brandon Moore of 10th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:20 yesterday afternoon (July 21) on two felony counts of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and one misdemeanor count of larceny. The warrants for his arrest were issued by Long View Police on June 23.

Moore was taken into custody without incident at an apartment complex on 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $150,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

A vehicle containing human remains was recovered from an area body of water.

On Tuesday (July 21) Investigators with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations along with the assistance of the North Catawba Fire and Rescue conducted a vehicle recovery operation at the Lake Rhodhiss Boat Access on Waterworks Road. Investigators with the assistance of the North Catawba Fire and Rescue Dive Team were able to retrieve a Green 1968 Pontiac Catalina from approximately 30 feet of water. The 1968 Pontiac Catalina matches the car belonging to an individual that was reported missing to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office on February 19, 1972.

Investigators processed the car at the scene and found human remains in the vehicle. The remains will be transferred to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and identification. Investigators and Dive Team Members utilizing advances in sonar technology were able to revisit leads developed in the Missing Person case from 1972 to locate the vehicle which lead to the discovery. There are no signs of foul play at this point in the investigation.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:31

Hickory Man Indicted on Felony Cocaine Charge

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22-year-old Trent Warren Temple of Johnson Bridge Road in Hickory was served a felony indictment by Hickory Police early this morning (July 22) for possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The indictment comes in connection to an incident on April 15 when Police received information regarding a possible drug violation at Bourbon Street Alley on Main Avenue S.W. in Hickory. Officers responded to the club, where the suspect was located and identified as Trent Temple. According to Police, 6.1 grams of cocaine and $890 in cash were found on his person.

Temple was taken into custody without incident at about 1:30 this morning. He was processed at Hickory Police headquarters and then released under a $28,000 secured bond. He will appear in Superior Court this Friday (July 24) in Newton.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:13

Arrest Made in Convenience Store Robbery

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24-year-old Tyler Bias Christian of West “C” Street in Newton was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. yesterday (July 21) by Officers with the Hickory & Newton police departments. He’s charged with breaking & entering, misdemeanor larceny, possession of a firearm by a felon and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Christian was arrested in connection to a robbery at the Top Express convenience store on 16th Street S.E. in Hickory. The incident occurred at 5:53 p.m. Monday (July 20). Christian allegedly entered the store, armed with a handgun, and demanded money from the clerk. He fled, on foot, with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the robbery.

Hickory Police were able to identify the suspect after examining surveillance images. With the assistance of Newton Police, Christian was located and taken into custody without incident at his residence.

Following his arrest, Christian was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $162,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today (Wednesday, July 22).

28-year-old Timothy Lee Andrews the second of Brookview Place in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (July 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony habitual assault and misdemeanor false imprisonment. Andrews was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for Thursday (July 23).

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 05:09

Section Of Morganton Road To Be Closed Today

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The section of Valdese Avenue between Carolina Street and East Union Street in Morganton will be closed temporarily to traffic today (Wednesday, July 22). The closing was scheduled to start at 8 a.m. and the section would remain closed until work is finished.

The Utility Contractor for the Sienna Apartments will be making the necessary tie-in connection to the City waterline for the apartments along that section of Valdese Avenue. While that work is ongoing the City recommends that anyone normally using that route of travel seek alternate routes or expect to be detoured around the construction site using Carolina Street to reach East Union Street or Valdese Avenue depending on your direction of travel.

Limited safe access will be provided to only those residences and businesses located along this section of Valdese Avenue, but expect minor delays depending on the progress and location of the ongoing construction.

A woman has been charged with stealing more than $2,000 from an elderly victim’s checking account. On Sunday (July 19), the victim reported to the Lincolnton Police Department that Brittany Nicole Bond Isoler had stolen the money from the victim’s account.

On Monday (July 20), the case was assigned to Detective Robert Hayes for investigation. On Tuesday (July 21) Detective Hayes and Detective Brent Heavner interviewed Isoler regarding this case. Evidence was obtained for the case as well as another separate breaking and entering and larceny case. Isoler, who is 24-years-old, was arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony possession of stolen goods, obtaining property by false pretense, and identity theft.

Isoler was placed in the Lincoln County Jail under $16,000 secured bond. She was scheduled to make her first appearance in Lincoln County District Court today (Wednesday, July 22). Isoler has no prior criminal convictions.

Detective Hayes was the arresting officer and Detective Heavner assisted. If anyone has any information regarding 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. Calls made to Crimestoppers can be made anonymously and information that leads to an arrest will make the caller eligible for up to a $1,000 reward.