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Long View Police say a shooting that occurred Monday at the Hilltop Apartments on 18th Street Place N.W. in Hickory was self-inflicted and accidental.

The victim is a 24-year-old male from Newton who was visiting the apartments at the time of the incident. He was wounded in the leg and knee area. Police say his injuries are not life threatening.

At last report, the victim was at Frye Regional Medical Center in stable condition.

38-year-old Vanessa Lee Tudor of 19th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 11 o’clock last night (March 29) on one felony count each of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of heroin, as well as misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked.

She was arrested when Officers on patrol on the 1300 block of 19th Avenue N.E. stopped a suspicious 2014 Volkswagen Jetta in an area known for high drug activity. The Officers ran the tag number and found that the vehicle had been reported stolen.

The vehicle stopped in the parking lot at the Lowe’s Foods gas station on 14th Avenue N.E. Tudor was the driver and the vehicle’s only occupant. A search was conducted, leading to the discovery of two syringes of heroin in Tudor’s purse. Also found were $1,931 in cash, a pipe, a used syringe, 0.2 grams of amphetamine and 0.2 grams of heroin.

Tudor was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $6,650, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today in Newton.

28-year-old Melissa Yvonne Wilkinson of Spann Street in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday (March 28) on one felony count of larceny.

She is accused of stealing jewelry from a residence. Wilkinson was the girlfriend of the homeowner’s son and had access to the residence. The warrant for her arrest was issued on March 19.

She was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for April 10 in Newton.

52-year-old Glenn Wayne Helms of Dalton Street in Cherryville has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Office on charges of larceny, possession of stolen goods, conspiracy, eight counts of forgery, seven counts of uttering a forged instrument and two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

He was arrested in connection to the theft of jewelry and checks. The victim, who lives on the 400 block of Buffalo Shoals Road and has a mobile home on Lake Norman, told Officers she had plumbers making repairs at her home and they discovered pawn tickets for jewelry. She checked the tickets, looked for the jewelry and discovered the items missing. She reported the incident on March 23.

The owner had allowed Glenn Wayne Helms to stay at the lake house in 2011, rent-free. In exchange, he was to care of her animal and make repairs on both residences while she was in a rest home.

The pawn tickets showed Helms’ name and another individual as the people who pawned the items, which were valued at almost $6,000. Between March 2011 and May 2011, eight checks taken from the victim were forged and cashed for a total of $1,655.

Helms was arrested Friday (March 27) and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court today (March 30).

The investigation is ongoing. Additional charges are possible.

31-year-old Cory Shawn Norman of Brocton Trail in Lincolnton was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:15 last night on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Those charges originated in Lincoln County. He was also charged by H.P.D. with misdemeanor assault on a female.

He was arrested at the Quality Plus gas station in Mountain View in response to reports of a domestic incident involving threats and an assault. According to Police, the victim is Norman’s girlfriend. Her injuries were minimal and did not require medical attention.

Norman was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility without bond on the assault charge. Bond on the Lincoln County charges was set at $15,000, secured. He’ll appear in court on the B&E charges on April 1, with an April 29 District Court date in Hickory on the assault charge.

32-year-old Charlotte Erin Geter of 2nd Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:40 yesterday afternoon (March 26) on one felony count of larceny by servant or other employee.

She was arrested after management at the Cupboard Express store on 16th Street N.E. in Hickory reported that a former employee had taken money for voided transactions. Store security video confirmed the theft. The timeframe in which the larceny occurred and the amount of money stolen were not specified in Police reports.

A warrant for Geter’s arrest was issued on that same day, but she wasn’t arrested until yesterday when she was taken into custody without incident at her residence. Geter was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $2,000 unsecured bond. She has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was set for today.

37-year-old Aundrea Shaneice “Squirmy” Robinson, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 8:30 last night (March 26) on one felony count of possession of cocaine.

She was arrested when Officers on patrol on the 800 block of South Center Street saw a female staggering in the roadway. According to Police reports, the woman, Aundrea Robinson, appeared to be intoxicated. One-tenth of a gram of crack cocaine was found on her person.

Robinson was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today.

19-year-old Shawn Lee Buckner of Southern Way in Nebo was arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers Tuesday (March 24) on one felony count assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Events leading to his arrest began when a call came in regarding an assault that had just occurred on Interstate 40 westbound, near Exit 113. Sheriff’s Deputies, E.M.S. and other first responders found the victim suffering from a stab wound to the right side of his neck.

The victim identified his attacker as Shawn Buckner, who was found walking along the Interstate, just west of where the assault took place. When questioned, Buckner admitted to stabbing the victim in the neck with a pocketknife.

The victim was transported Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge in Morganton where he was treated for his wounds. At last report, he was in stable condition.

Buckner was taken into custody and placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $50,000 bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court Wednesday (March 25) with his next court date coming up on April 15.

20-year-old Blaine Aaron Laws of Martin Place in Lenoir was arrested early this morning (March 27) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule IV controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested when Hickory Police Officers on foot patrol at the Budget Inn on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory heard a man and a woman talking loudly in a room at the hotel. Police observed as one subject carried drug paraphernalia into the restroom where the Officers could hear the toilet tank lid being removed and replaced.

Officers entered the room and identified the two subjects, neither of whom had any outstanding warrants. The Officers noticed that the toilet was running continuously. In the tank, they found a plastic bag floating on the water. In that bag and elsewhere in the room, Police found 0.8 grams of marijuana, 38.5 assorted pills, a pipe, a grinder and $272 in cash.

Laws was taken into custody without incident at about 2:20 this morning. The female subject was not charged. Laws was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

Author Daniel Morton, who lives in Valdese, will be available to sign copies of his book, “Eyes of the Ocean” tomorrow (March 28). Mr. Morton will be at the Valdese Heritage Arts Center at 146 Main Street West from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The novel is a suspense-filled crime drama with a spiritual twist, leaving readers guessing until the end. The “Eyes of the Ocean” bears witness as one man must fight to hold onto his sanity and faith, while praying for justice.

The book was published by Tate Publishing in May of 2011. It was followed by two sequels.

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