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.
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).
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.
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.
34-year-old Carnito Connail Glaspy of 13th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 2:30 yesterday afternoon (November 29) on a felony failure to appear charge. The warrant for his arrest originated in Iredell County.
Glaspy was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. He’ll appear in Superior Court on February 12 in Statesville for failure to report a changed online identifier.
32-year-old Leneil Randolph Green of 12th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:20 p.m. yesterday (November 29) on one felony count each of possession of a firearm by a felony and possession of cocaine, plus one misdemeanor count of driving while license revoked.
Green was taken into custody without incident on the 3,000 block of 12th Avenue S.E. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, he was in possession of a handgun at the time of his arrest. Green was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
28-year-old Stephanie Nicole Buckner was arrested Wednesday (November 29) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Buckner was arrested at an address on Bill Epley Avenue in Morganton. She was placed in jail under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled yesterday.
47-year-old Rhonda J. Teague of Millersville Road in Taylorsville was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule III and schedule IV controlled substances, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Teague was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (November 30) under $8,500 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for Friday (December 1) and a District Court date is set for February 12.