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Tuesday, 07 January 2020 04:52

Cocaine Charge Filed Against Hudson Man

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40-year-old Randall Scott Smith of Phillip Lane in Hudson was arrested Saturday (January 4) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor failure to appear. Smith was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $15,530 secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled Monday (January 6).

Workshops are scheduled at libraries in Catawba County to assist anyone who desires to learn more about technology. For those who don't have a personal e-mail address, there will be e-mail account sign up classes Wednesday (January 8) at 10 a.m. at the St. Stephens Branch Library and at 3:30 p.m. at the Southwest Branch Library.

If devices are causing you stress, library staff stand at the ready to help troubleshoot any problems. Whether you’re trying to decipher a tablet, smartphone, or laptop, they’re available to teach you the basics or unravel the confusion. All branches offer these services throughout the year by appointment, but they’re also hosting a dedicated technology session to assist with specific needs. This New Device, Help! session takes place from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, at the Maiden Branch Library. Registration is required; call 828-428-2712.

Finally, if you have concerns about how to stay safe online, the Catawba County Library is offering a presentation entitled Online Job Applications: Don’t Get Scammed. Although most employers require applicants to complete applications via the Internet, this particular approach can present new challenges in the form of online job scams. Based on NC Works’ Job Search Best Practices, we’ll present a 45-minute workshop to show you how to keep your information and bank account safe from job scammers. The session takes place at noon on Friday (January 10) at the Main Library in Newton.

33-year-old Jordan Michelle Wiseman of Central Avenue in Granite Falls was arrested Sunday (January 5) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Wiseman was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for Monday (January 6).

48-year-old Jeffrey Todd Turner, Sr. of Lakeview Drive in Statesville was arrested Saturday (January 4) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and schedule IV controlled substance and maintain a vehicle for the sale of a controlled substance. He's also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, and driving while license revoked. He also faces multiple counts of failure to appear.

On Saturday, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives reportedly witnessed a hand to hand drug transaction on Deaton Street in Statesville. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle in the 1100 block of West Front Street.

The driver of the vehicle, the suspect, Jeffrey Todd Turner Sr., immediately fled on foot away from the deputies. After a brief foot chase, Turner was detained. Deputies searched Turner and his vehicle. They reportedly found multiple bags of crack cocaine packaged in a manner that led officers to believe they were for sale. In addition, officers reportedly found 20 lorazepam pills along with various items of drug paraphernalia.

After arresting Turner, the deputies determined Turner’s Driver’s License was revoked, and he had multiple orders for arrest for failure to appear in court. Turner's bond was set at $52,000 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for January 27. Turner's criminal history includes multiple felony cocaine charges, flee to elude arrest, breaking and entering, and driving while impaired.

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 03:56

Vehicle Theft Charge Lodged Against Hudson Man

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28-year-old Joshua Colby Stamey of Palmer Place in Hudson was arrested Sunday (January 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Stamey was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center in Lenoir where bond was set at $25,000 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for March 4.

28-year-old Sean Thomas Lewis of Gypsy Drive in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday morning (January 5) on felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and speeding to elude arrest with a motor vehicle with three aggravating factors. Lewis was also charged with misdemeanor counts of breaking & entering, possession of drug paraphernalia, hit & run with property damage, driving while license revoked, careless & reckless driving, and resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer.

Events leading to Lewis' arrest began when Officers attempted a traffic stop on a suspected stolen vehicle at the intersection of Highway 127 and South Center Street. The driver failed to stop, fled, and eventually crashed at the intersection of Highway 70 S.E. and 6th Street S.E. The driver, Sean Thomas Lewis, fled on foot, but was found in a building in a neighborhood on 15th Avenue Circle S.E.

Lewis was taken into custody and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $27,500, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (January 6) in Newton.

Monday, 06 January 2020 14:05

Hickory Man Jailed on Sexual Exploitation Charges

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35-year-old Nathaniel Wilson Kirby of Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:15 Friday morning (January 3) on nine counts of felony sexual exploitation of a minor. He was arrested in connection to an investigation into obscene material or pornography. The investigation began on November 26 of last year.

Kirby was taken into custody without incident at his residence (a hotel). He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $20,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (January 6) in Newton.

38-year-old Michael Allen Wright of 13th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday afternoon (January 3) for a felony probation violation, a felony out-of-county probation violation, and a parole violation. Wright is on probation following a May 2018 conviction in Burke County for felony possession of a firearm and failure to appear and a December 2017 conviction in Catawba County for felony breaking & entering.

Wright was taken into custody without incident at about 4 p.m. Saturday. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $40,000 secured bond. Superior Court appearances were scheduled today (January 6) and for January 13.

Monday, 06 January 2020 13:34

Lenoir Man Charged With Meth Trafficking

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27-year-old Adam Christopher Daly of NE Jolly Place in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (January 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony conspire to traffic in methamphetamine. Daly was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $35,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (January 6).

31-year-old Christy Lynn Owens Rodriguez of SW Rolling Hills Court in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (January 5) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with two felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance, and one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Rodriguez was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $50,000 secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (January 6).

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