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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 09:55

Lenoir Man Charged With Drug Offense, Nonsupport

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24-year-old Dalvin Lee Horton of NW Conley Place in Lenoir was arrested Monday (September 9) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Horton is charged with nonsupport by a parent. Horton was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond and $1,285 cash appearance bond. A District Court date is scheduled Wednesday (September 11).


Tuesday, 10 September 2019 09:38

Hickory Woman Arrested on B&E and Larceny Charges

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40-year-old Brandie Ranae Walker of 7th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 11:45 last night (September 9) on three felony counts of failure to appear. She failed to appear in court on charges of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and larceny of a motor vehicle.

The charges stem from an incident on April 16 of this year. Walker was initially arrested on April 26.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident yesterday at her residence. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $25,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for October 9 in Newton.

31-year-old Eric Andrew Collins of Hickory has been arrested in connection to a break-in at St. Stephens High School. He was charged with breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering

Collins was arrested at his residence in northeast Hickory at about 10:30 last night (September 9). He was identified from surveillance images captured during the break-in. Some of the items stolen from the school were recovered from Collins' residence. Additional leads were developed resulting in the recovery of a stolen laptop computer. The laptop was found at about 11:30 last night at a separate location in northeast Hickory.

Collins was not listed as an inmate in Catawba County as of 9:30 this morning. No court date or bond information is currently available.

The investigation is continuing as the Sheriff's Office works to recover the remainder of the property stolen from St. Stephens. Sheriff Don Brown expressed his appreciation to citizens who volunteered information following the original media release.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 05:23

Felony Drug Charge Filed Against Lenoir Man

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50-year-old Soutthanou Bandon of Hickory Street SW in Lenoir was arrested Monday (September 9) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance. Bandon was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $10,000 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (September 11).

A former employee of Broughton Hospital has been charged with helping a patient at the facility escape. According to published reports, 39-year-old Jamie Lynn Patton of Morganton was arrested after allegedly checking into a Motel in Black Mountain with her patient, 40-year-old Joey Clipse. Patton is charged with harboring a fugitive, Clipse had recently been arrested this in Fairfax, Virginia.

The published reports say that court documents show that Patton became a suspect after her co-workers said she had an unusually friendly relationship with Clipse.
Police went through her cellphone records and determined she had called the motel numerous times after Clipse escaped. The reports say that Patton and Clipse spent four days at the roadside motel.

Clipse was sent to Broughton after it was determined he was incapable of standing trial for allegedly assaulting deputies in both Tennessee and North Carolina during a high-speed chase.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 04:56

Missing Teen Sought By Authorities

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Lincoln County Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen. Deputies were dispatched to 1333 Rustic Trail where family members told them that 16-year-old Selena Rodriguez left the residence at around 10:00 p.m. September 5.

They say a vehicle was heard outside the home and believe she was picked up by the vehicle but were unable to provide a color or make of vehicle. Selena Rodriguez is described as 5' 3", approximately 220 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing light colored blue jeans, a multi-colored shirt and a black jacket. Rodriguez may have gone to the Spartanburg, S.C. area.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 04:34

Man Arrested On Strangulation Charge

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55-year-old Terence Lee Moore of Kellom Lane in Lincolnton was arrested Sunday (September 8) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female.

Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Kellom Lane Sunday to investigate a possible sexual assault. When officers arrived, shortly after 9:30 a.m., they made contact with the suspect and the victim involved in the incident. Following the investigation, it was determined the suspect, Terence Lee Moore, should be charged with assault by strangulation and assault on a female.

Following the arrest, Moore was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under an $8,000 secured bond. Investigation into the incident is continuing and additional charges may be filed at a later day. A District Court date was scheduled Monday (September 9). Moore has an upcoming court date listed for September 30.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in at St. Stephens High School. The suspect entered the school through an unsecured door at about 4:45 a.m. Saturday (September 7).

The suspect is described as a white male with a slender build. He was wearing blue jeans and high-top shoes or boots with teal or blue soles. The suspect appeared to have a black t-shirt wrapped around his head.

Food, athletic equipment and a laptop computer were stolen from the school. The suspect also stole a black jacket that had been used as a prop by the school’s drama department. The jacket is adorned with a patch with the word “Police” embroidered on it.

Anyone with information regarding the break-in or the identity of the suspect should call the Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-3112.

54-year-old Johnny Ray Izard, Sr. of Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Officers and charged with felony crimes against nature.

His arrest comes in connection to an incident that occurred during the early morning hours yesterday (September 8). At that time, Deputies were dispatched to Atrium Health – Lincoln in connection to a reported sexual assault that occurred at a residence on the 1,500 block of Buck Oak Road. The 18-year-old female victim told Officers she was awakened by someone in her bed who was touching her inappropriately.

Izard was arrested and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond. No court date is currently listed.

Izard was required to register as a sex offender in Lincoln County following a conviction in April 2013 for indecent liberties with a minor. That case, which dates back to October of 2012, involved a 15-year-old victim. Izard is required to stay on registry for 10 years.

23-year-old Erick Keyonta Hunt of Prospect Street in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:25 Friday evening (September 6) on one felony count of assault inflicting serious injury.

Events leading to Hunt's arrest began on August 25 of this year when Hickory Police responded to Catawba Valley Medical Center in reference to an assault that reportedly took place in the parking lot at a big-box store on 21st Street Drive S.E. in Hickory. A warrant was issued for Hunt's arrest.

He was taken into custody Friday without incident at a grocery store on 14th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. Hunt was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $3,500, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (September 9) in Newton.

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