22-year-old Austin Lee Hector of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (May 24) on one felony count of possession of a schedule I controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested after Police stopped a silver 2008 Volkswagen Jetta near a parking lot at a hotel on Fairgrove Church Road S.E. During the stop, Officers found 3.6 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Hector was taken into custody without incident at about 12:30 a.m. and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. He will make a first appearance in District Court Tuesday (May 28) in Newton.

52-year-old Leroy Eugene Lineberger of 1st Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (May 24) for a felony probation violation. Lineberger is on probation as he serves an 18-month suspended sentence following an October 2018 felony conviction in Franklin County for uttering a forged instrument. He had been listed as an absconder from probation.

Lineberger was taken into custody without incident at just before 6 a.m. today at an apartment on 2nd Street Court S.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $20,000, secured. He'll appear in Superior Court on June 3 in Franklin County.

Authorities in Gaston County are asking for the public's help in locating a missing teenager. She is 16-year-old Sarah Anne Gravley, who went missing from Gastonia on May 3.

Ms. Gravley is a white female. She is 5'2" tall and weighs 110 pounds. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Sarah Anne Gravley should call the Ranlo Police Department at 704-866-3300, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678), or call 9-1-1.

40-year-old Marty Allen Teague and 36-year-old Heather Shea Jonas, both from Taylorsville, have been arrested by Alexander Co. Sheriff's Officers. Teague was charged with felony counts of motor vehicle theft, breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and fleeing to elude arrest. He was also charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest, failure to appear, a felony probation violation, and numerous traffic violations. Jonas faces one felony count of obstruction of justice and misdemeanor harboring a fugitive. In addition, she was served a child support warrant from Catawba County.

At about noon yesterday (May 22), Officers spotted a vehicle driven by Marty Allen Teague on Teague Town Road in the Wittenburg community. Teague was wanted by the Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Probation & Parole. The Officer activated his blue lights and siren, but Teague refused to stop and turned onto Church Road. A chase ensued, ultimately ending in the Chesterfield Acres housing development. At that point, Teague drove through a fence and into a pasture, where the vehicle became stuck in a ditch.

Heather Shea Jonas, who is Teague’s girlfriend, was a passenger in the vehicle. Teague and Jonas exited the vehicle and ran into a wooded area. Jonas was taken into custody a short time later at the end of Fox Valley Court.

A perimeter was set up around the area. A number of other agencies, including a North Carolina State Highway Patrol helicopter and several K-9 units, responded to assist with the search. At approximately 1:45 p.m., Teague was found hiding beside a log in a wooded area less than a quarter mile from the vehicle. He was taken into custody without incident. Alexander County E.M.S. was brought in to check on the well-being of both suspects.

Teague and Jonas were both taken to the Alexander Co. Detention Center. Bond for Teague was set at $141,000, secured, while Jonas was held under a $31,000 secured bond. Both suspects were scheduled to make first appearances in Alexander Co. District Court on June 3.

Previously, when Sheriff's Officers went to serve warrants on Teague, they were told that he would be armed with a pistol and that he would not go back to prison. As a result, authorities emphasized the necessity to establish a perimeter and quickly apprehend the suspect. Sheriff Chris Bowman expressed his appreciation to all the assisting agencies for their quick response and also to the citizens of the Wittenburg community.

34-year-old Jamie Clifton Jarvis, who is listed as a homeless person in Statesville, was arrested Monday (May 20) on one felony count of failure by a sex offender to notify the Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office of a change of address, and he was charged with failure to register an address in Alexander County. He’s also charged with violating his probation. Jarvis is on probation as he serves a 30-month suspended sentence following a November 2018 felony conviction in Iredell County for disseminating obscene materials to a minor.

Jarvis was arrested after the Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office received an alert that a registered sex offender was not in compliance with the stipulations of the North Carolina Sex Offender & Public Protection Registration Program. Officers received information from a Probation Officer that a satellite-based monitoring device indicated that Jarvis was living on Cattle Drive in Hiddenite. Jarvis had not submitted an address change from his Iredell County address, nor did he register his new address in Alexander County.

Following his arrest, Jarvis was jailed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond on the charge from Iredell County, along with a $35,000 secured bond on the other charges. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for May 28. District Court appearances were scheduled for June 3 and June 10.

49-year-old Anthony Ray Bolick of 27th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:10 last night (May 21) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

His arrest comes in connection to an incident in August of last year. At that time, Officers responded to a report of trespassers in the area behind a medical supply business on 13th Street S.E. Officers found Anthony Ray Bolick, who has an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. During the arrest, Police found 0.3 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Bolick was taken into custody without incident yesterday at the intersection of 15th Street S.E. and 25th Avenue Boulevard S.E. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

38-year-old Benjamin Munoz Castanon of 14th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 10 a.m. yesterday (May 21) on one felony count of indecent liberties with children. Castanon was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $50,000, secured. He was no longer listed as an inmate as of this morning. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton. No further details were released.

On Sunday (May 19), the N.C. State Highway Patrol responded to a fatal collision in Iredell County on Mount Bethel Road near Harmony. A 1999 Ford pickup truck was traveling south on Mount Bethel Road when it crossed the centerline and ran off the road to the left. The truck collided with a tree and hit a fence. The driver was entrapped in the vehicle.

The driver, 16-year-old Edwin Alejandro Rogers of Harmony was transported by Iredell County E.M.S. to Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem. Mr. Rogers died at the hospital the following day.

Mr. Rogers was restrained by a seatbelt at the time of the collision and impairment is not suspected. There were no other passengers. The Highway Patrol says exceeding the posted speed limit does appear to be a contributing factor in the crash.

19-year-old Katelan Lodemia Daugherty and 19-year-old Allen Michael Saxton, both of the same address on Durand Lane in Statesville, have been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff's Officers. They were each charged with misdemeanor contributing to delinquency of juvenile. The two are charged in connection to the search for a juvenile runaway, 16-year-old Brianna Nicole West. Ms. West has been found and is safe.

Ms. West was reported missing on Tuesday, May 14. She walked away from a residence on Chantilly Lane at about 6:30 p.m. and did not return to the home.

During the investigation, Iredell County Detectives interviewed several of Ms. West's friends and other witnesses. On several occasions, Detectives met with and interviewed Katelan Daugherty and Allen Saxton at their residence.

Both suspects told Investigators they didn't know where the missing teen was. Detectives reviewed camera footage from area businesses and saw that Katelan Daugherty had picked Ms. West up in a vehicle on May 14.

After gathering additional evidence, Deputies went to the Durand Lane residence on Sunday, May 19. There, they found Brianna West. Detectives learned Daugherty and Saxton had helped Ms. West hide while lying to Detectives when they came to the residence.

Both suspects were arrested at their home on May 20. They were taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where they were each given a $25,000 secured bond. First appearances in District Court were set for June 3.

25-year-old Jesse Glen Coulbourn of Eastover Drive N.W. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at 10:45 Friday night (May 17) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance.

Coulbourn was arrested after Officers responded to a reported suspicious person at a store on Springs Road N.E. Officers found two subjects, including Coulbourn, in a vehicle. Also in the vehicle, Police found 2.64 grams of methamphetamine and 0.91 grams of marijuana.

Coulbourn was taken into custody without incident. The second subject was not charged. Coulbourn was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $7,500, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday (May 20) in Newton.

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