55-year-old Tony Allen Tomlinson of Brittan Hollar Road in Hickory was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Officers yesterday (January 19) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Following his arrest, Tomlinson was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $25,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court is coming up tomorrow in Lenoir.

44-year-old Gregory Lee Greene of Dale Bowman Place in Morganton and 27-year-old Kenan Thomas Greene of Celia Creek Road in Lenoir were both arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Officers Saturday (January 18). They each face one count of felony larceny greater than $1,000. Following the arrests, both suspects were taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond for Gregory Greene set at $30,000, secured, while Kenan Greene was given a $10,000 secured bond. Both men were scheduled to make first appearances in District Court tomorrow (January 21) in Lenoir.

Friday, 17 January 2020 10:54

Two Arrested on Drug & Shoplifting Charges

39-year-old Dennis Lee Jones, Jr. of Troutman Shoals Road in Statesville and 44-year-old Betty Jo French of Murry Street in Maiden were both arrested by Hickory Police yesterday in connection to a shoplifting incident at Hickory's Valley Hills Mall. Jones was charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of up to half-an-ounce of marijuana, while French faces one felony count of attempted larceny against a merchant by removing, destroying, or deactivating a component of an anti-shoplifting or inventory control device and one misdemeanor count each of shoplifting with concealment of merchandise and possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were arrested when Hickory Police responded to a reported larceny at the Belk store in the mall on Highway 70 S.E. During the investigation, Officers found concealed merchandise, 2.0 grams of methamphetamine, 4.3 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident at the store.

Jones and French were jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. Bond for Jones was set at $2,500, secured, while French was held under a $1,500 secured bond. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today in Newton.

Friday, 17 January 2020 10:51

Hickory Man Faces Felony Assault Charge

46-year-old Sean Christopher Boustead of 1st Street Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:10 yesterday afternoon (January 16) on one felony count of assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation. The Catawba Co. Clerk of Court was listed as the complainant on H.P.D.'s arrest report. Boustead was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department. He was processed and released under a $5,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton. No details are available.

At about 12:05 this afternoon (January 15), the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Catawba County on the Greedy Highway at the Jacob’s Fork River. The deceased is 62-year-old Virginia Faye Rose of Hickory.

The accident occurred when a 2003 Ford Escape traveling east on the Greedy Highway ran off the road to the right and crashed into the end of the bridge. The vehicle then crossed the centerline, struck the bridge guardrail, flipped over it, and landed upside down in the river.

Ms. Rose, who was the driver, died at the scene. She was not restrained by a seatbelt. The Highway Patrol says excessive speed is believed to be a factor.

28-year-old Demetric Dewayne Michaux of 13th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was served an indictment yesterday (January 14) by Hickory Police on felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. The warrant for his arrest was issued in Caldwell County on December 2 of last year.

Michaux was taken into custody without incident at about 5:10 p.m. Tuesday at the Hickory Police Department. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. He was no longer listed as an inmate in Catawba County as of this morning. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for March 2 in Lenoir.

29-year-old Donald Simpson of Todd Street N.W. in Lenoir was served bills of indictment by Hickory Police at about 5:40 p.m. yesterday (January 14) on two felony counts of first-degree kidnapping and single felony counts of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and first-degree burglary.

He was arrested in connection to an incident on November 19 of last year when Hickory Police responded to a home invasion and kidnapping at a residence on the 700 block of 7th Avenue Place S.W. The victim, a 26-year-old black female from Hickory, told Police that two black males entered the residence and restrained the victim and a juvenile. During the incident, another victim, a 37-year-old black male from Hickory, returned home and was forced by the suspects to go to a business on the 500 block of 1st Avenue S.E.

While at the 1st Avenue S.E. location, an altercation occurred. The 37-year-old male and another bystander were shot. The suspects fled the scene.

One victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released from Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. The second victim was transported to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

Warrants for Simpson's arrest were issued on January 6. He was taken into custody yesterday at the Hickory Police Department. Simpson was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $60,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

25-year-old Lee Miller, Jr. of Highway 70A East in Hildebran was arrested by Hickory Police at about five o'clock yesterday afternoon (January 13) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Events leading to the arrest began when Hickory Police responded to the Telco Credit Union on Highway 70 S.W. where a female was reportedly attempting to cash a stolen check. Officers found Lee Miller, Jr. in a vehicle, along with 32-year-old Wesley Jacob Jordan of Brookwood Road in Morganton and 33-year-old Sabrina Shoup Frye of Premier Road in Granite Falls. Officers found 1.38 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle, near where Miller was seated. Jordan and Frye were both charged with misdemeanor possession of stolen property.

All three suspects were taken into custody without incident at the credit union. They were jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Miller and Jordan set at $5,000, secured. Frye was given a $1,200 secured bond. Miller was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton. Jordan and Frye have first appearances coming up on January 20.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 10:40

Maiden Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

33-year-old Dale Coleman Ross of North First Avenue in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:50 yesterday afternoon (January 13) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ross was taken into custody without incident at a retail store on Highway 70 S.E. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $7,500 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

39-year-old Elizabeth Kathleen Byrd, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:20 Friday night (January 10) for a felony probation violation. Byrd had been listed as an absconder from probation.

Byrd was taken into custody without incident at a residence on 16th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $12,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (January 13) in Newton.

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