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22-year-old Dylan Reed Mcallister was arrested this morning (April 10) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. Mcallister was arrested just after 3 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton under $11,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for April 19.

35-year-old Tommy Charles Martin, who is listed as a homeless person from Maiden, was arrested Monday (April 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of a stolen vehicle. Martin was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $8,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (April 11).

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 04:53

Hickory Man Charged With Felony Offenses

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30-year-old Shaquan Jonathan Adkins of Section House Road in Hickory was arrested Monday (April 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and with being an habitual felon. Adkins was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $11,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for May 21.

40-year-old Pheng Lee of Gardiol Avenue N.E. in Valdese was arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (April 6) on charges of felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor going armed to the terror of the public and misdemeanor second-degree trespass.

Just before 5 p.m. Friday, Burke County Deputies were dispatched to O’Mara Inc. (a yarn mill) on Fashion Avenue in Rutherford College regarding an armed subject. Pheng Lee, a former employee, had reportedly entered the business through an employee door with a pistol in his hand and was walking though the building.

As the Deputy approached, he was told that the suspect had left the property in a silver Lexus. The Deputy met the Lexus on Fashion Road and conducted a traffic stop. Lee complied with the Deputy’s commands and exited the vehicle with his hands up. A loaded .45 caliber Regent Model 1911 handgun with a round in the chamber was found in the passenger seat and seized.

Through witness interviews, Deputies learned that Pheng Lee had been looking for relatives.

Lee was charged and jailed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $251,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (April 9) in Morganton.

Monday, 09 April 2018 11:24

Hickory Man Faces B&E and Larceny Charges

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30-year-old Gary Shonniel Blackburn of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of breaking & entering, larceny, larceny after breaking & entering and resisting a public officer. The Dept. of Probation & Parole also charged Blackburn with a felony probation violation.

The suspect was jailed Saturday (April 7) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $48,000, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (April 9) in Newton.

U.S. Highway 21, U.S. Highway 64, N.C. Highway 90 and 75 sections of secondary roads are slated for improvement in Iredell County. The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded an $8.6 million contract to improve about 57 miles of roadway.

The contract was awarded to Maymead Inc. of Mountain City, Tennessee. It includes milling, resurfacing, signals and shoulder reconstruction. Work can start as early as May 1 and should be completed by June 28 of next year.

The contract was one of 16 road and bridge contracts recently awarded by the NDCOT. The contracts went to the lowest qualified bidder for each project. The contracts are worth $429.7 million, nearly $39 million under engineer estimates.

41-year-old Robert Lamonte Mayfield, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, has been arrested by Long View Police on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and two misdemeanor counts of larceny. Mayfield was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility Saturday (April 7) under a $19,000 secured bond. District Court dates were set for today (April 9) and for May 2 and June 22, all in Newton.

29-year-old Michelle Nicole Mathis of Gatewood Drive in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (April 6) on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises, plus failure to appear on charges of second-degree trespass, breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering and possession of stolen goods or property. She was also charged with misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Following her arrest, Mathis was placed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $65,500, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (April 9) in Lenoir.

26-year-old Jameson Acoya Kennedy of 23rd Street S.W. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police on five counts of failure to appear. Those come in connection to charges of second-degree trespass (three counts) and larceny by anti-inventory device (two counts). He was also charged with misdemeanor larceny and he was charged with habitual larceny.

Kennedy was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility Saturday (April 7) under a $20,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today, with additional court dates on May 7 & 8, all in Newton.

Monday, 09 April 2018 07:36

Sherrills Ford Man Jailed for Trafficking Meth

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43-year-old David Lewis Bradshaw of Vagabond Lane in Sherrills Ford has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, possession of meth, trafficking in meth, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.

Bradshaw was jailed Friday (April 6) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $75,000, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (April 9) in Newton.

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