19-year-old Al'Javon Tymar Chisholm of 10th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (November 13) for felony speeding to elude arrest with two aggravating factors. He also issued citations for careless driving, failure to maintain a lane, failure to stop at a stop sign, and driving with a revoked registration plate.
Chisholm was arrested when Police attempted to stop a blue 2012 Nissan Maxima on South Center Street. The vehicle sped away, but was disabled when it hit a curb while attempting to make a turn onto 19th Avenue N.E. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Chisholm was processed at the Hickory Police Department and released to his mother on a custody bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow in Newton.
42-year-old Stevie Allen Woody of Fletcher Street in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:15 yesterday afternoon (November 12) for felony habitual larceny. He was arrested at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. Woody reportedly concealed items and attempted to exit past the last point of sale.
Woody was taken into custody without incident at the store and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $12,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
38-year-old Michael Leon Bryant of 4th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (November 13) on an outstanding felony warrant for obtaining property by false pretense and cyber-stalking. The warrant was issued following an investigation into reports of property stolen from Morphis Law & Mediation in Viewmont. The reports were filed on October 11 & 18 of this year.
Bryant was taken into custody without incident shortly before 4 a.m. today at the intersection of 10th Avenue Drive S.E. and Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $6,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today with another appearance on the cyber-stalking charge coming up on November 18, both in Newton.
59-year-old Stephan Scott Paradis of 15th Street N.E. in Hickory and 53-year-old Kassandra Dee South of Bellflower, California were both arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon (November 12). They were each charged with felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of heroin, plus misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. South was also charged with misdemeanor maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance.
They were arrested at the Red Roof Inn on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. where hotel staff found both suspects in a room, unconscious. During the incident, Officers found 0.5 grams of heroin, one dosage unit of Alprazolam, 49.8 grams of methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. Paradis and South were taken into custody without incident after receiving medical treatment.
Both suspects were jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for each set at $40,000, secured. They were scheduled to make first appearances in District Court today in Newton.
A four-year-old pedestrian has been injured after he was struck by a Statesville Police patrol vehicle.
The incident occurred at about 8:30 last night (November 7) at the intersection of South Center Street (N.C. 115) at East Broad Street. The vehicle, a 2010 Dodge Charger, was traveling west on East Broad Street when it stopped for a red light at the intersection.
The child was standing at a marked crosswalk on the southwest corner of the intersection while waiting to cross South Center Street. When the traffic light turned green, the patrol vehicle turned left onto South Center Street as the child began to cross the street. The patrol vehicle struck the pedestrian in the crosswalk. It's not clear if the child was accompanied by an adult.
According to a spokesperson for the N.C. State Highway Patrol, the child's injuries are minor. The patrol vehicle was driven by Officer A.E. Kestler, who was not injured. Iredell County E.M.S. responded to the scene. It's not clear if the child was taken to the hospital by E.M.S. or by a private vehicle.
The Highway Patrol says Officer Kestler was on-duty and was responding to a call, but did not have a siren or blue lights activated at the time of the accident. The patrol vehicle was traveling below the speed limit.
Preliminary police reports indicate that the Officer failed to yield the right-of-way. Investigating Troopers will consult with the Iredell Co. District Attorney’s office with regard to any possible charges.
The Town of Granite Falls will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. tomorrow (November 8) in the gym at the Granite Falls Recreation Center, 56 Pinewood Road. The ceremony will honor all Veterans, including those whose names have been inscribed on the memorial wall since the wall was dedicated last year. Anyone wishing to honor Veterans is welcome to attend. Among those scheduled to speak at the event is Army National Guard Captain Michael D. Isenhour II, who is the husband of WHKY Station Manager Heather Isenhour.
The town will continue to accept applications for name inscriptions on the monument. Applications will be accepted through July 31 each year for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Applications are available at the town office or at the town's website, www.granitefallsnc.com/veterans.
49-year-old James Arthur Baker, Jr. of East 23rd Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:40 this morning (November 7) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Baker was taken into custody without incident at a hotel on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
55-year-old Steve Olen Childers of 29th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:25 last night (November 6) on one felony count each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance; and possession of methamphetamine, plus one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. According to H.P.D.'s arrest report, Childers was in possession of 16.07 grams of methamphetamine at the time of his arrest.
He was also charged with felony and misdemeanor probation violations. Childers is on probation following a May 2019 conviction in Onslow County for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of fleeing to elude arrest and D.W.I.
Childers was taken into custody without incident at a retail store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today with Superior Court date on the probation violations coming up tomorrow, both in Newton.
23-year-old Dustin Tyler Napier of Tabor Road in Olin has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff's Officers on felony counts of breaking & entering a boat and larceny. He was also charged with misdemeanor breaking & entering.
He was arrested in connection to an incident on October 27. At that time, the Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding a B&E and larceny from a boat on Tabor Road in Olin. The victim said several fishing rods, reels, and other fishing equipment were stolen. Detectives spoke with witnesses and Dustin Tyler Napier was listed as a potential suspect.
Two days later, Deputies were called to a domestic disturbance at Napier's residence. Witnesses said that Napier and his mother were in a verbal argument in the yard. When Deputies arrived and interviewed a witness, it was determined that Napier had broken into a neighbor’s outbuilding the previous night.
Napier was arrested for misdemeanor breaking & entering. He was taken to the Iredell Co. Detention Center under a $1,500 unsecured bond.
Detectives continued their investigation into the October 27 B&E and larceny. They recovered stolen property valued at $500 taken during the initial incident. Detectives obtained additional warrants charging Napier with felony B&E and larceny.
Napier was again arrested and taken to the Iredell Co. Detention Center where he was given a $5,000 secured bond. District Court dates were set for November 19 & 20.
Napier has a criminal history that includes felony and misdemeanor larceny.
Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating an attempted suicide in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center Tuesday night (November 5).
Deputies and E.M.S. personnel responded to the jail at approximately 11:30 p.m. The call went out after a 24-year-old male inmate attempted to hang himself using a bed sheet. His cellmate woke up and noticed him hanging from the corner of the bed. The cellmate notified detention center staff. Detention staff began C.P.R. and the inmate was breathing by the time E.M.S. arrived on the scene.
The inmate was transported by Lincoln County E.M.S. to Atrium Health in Charlotte for further treatment. At last report, he was listed in serious condition. The inmate's name has not been released.