19-year-old Trevor Matthew Cagle of North Ann Street in Asheville was arrested at about 7:45 last night on a felony counterfeiting charge.

He was arrested in connection to an incident on June 6 of this year when Hickory Police responded to the Burger King on Springs Road. A counterfeit $100 bill had been passed at the restaurant. During the investigation, a suspect was developed and warrants were issued for Cagle’s arrest.

No information regarding Cagle’s bond or court date is currently listed. He is not listed as an inmate in Catawba County.

43-year-old Amy Raelynne Phillips of Noah’s Landing Farm Drive in Hiddenite was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:10 last night (June 21) on two counts of breaking & entering and two counts as an habitual felon. All the charges are felonies.

She was arrested after Hickory Police responded to a shoplifting call at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. Phillips allegedly attempted to leave the store with multiple items and was stopped by a Loss Prevention Officer. Phillips had previously been banned from Walmart.

She was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. She has since been released. An appearance in District Court was set for Monday (June 25) in Newton.

23-year-old Shiqwade Shiqwitin Dobbins of North Lackey Street in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (June 22) on one felony count of breaking & entering and one misdemeanor count of larceny. He was also charged with felony habitual larceny.

He was arrested when Hickory Police responded to reports of an intoxicated pedestrian at the Walmart Store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. Officers found the subject, Shiqwade Shiqwitin Dobbins, outside the store, sitting on a curb. A Loss Prevention Officer told Police that Dobbins had stolen items from the store. He had previously been banned from that location.

Dobbins was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. He’ll make a first appearance in District Court Monday (June 25) in Newton.

24-year-old Martavious Steven Isbell of Jefferson Place in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:40 yesterday afternoon (June 21) on three felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering, plus one felony count each of speeding to elude arrest with two aggravating factors and failure to appear. He was also charged with single misdemeanor counts of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer and failure to appear. The B&E and larceny charges are from warrants issued in Catawba County on May 19. The failure to appear charges are from warrants out of Mecklenburg County where Isbell failed to appear in court on cocaine and marijuana charges.

Events leading to his arrest began on Wednesday (June 20) when Hickory Police attempted a traffic stop on Highway 127 South, near 2nd Street S.E. The driver failed to stop and fled from Officers. In the area of 10th Avenue S.E., the vehicle hit a tree and the driver fled on foot. Warrants were obtained for the driver, who was identified as Martavious Steven Isbell.

Isbell was taken into custody without incident yesterday at a residence on 8th Street Place S.E. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $41,000, secured. District Court appearances in Newton were scheduled for June 25 and July 26. He’ll appear in a Charlotte courtroom on July 18.

A decomposed body found last Friday (June 15) in Burke County has been identified as Kenneth Douglas Powell. Powell was a person of Interest in connection to a triple homicide that was reported on Friday, June 8. Powell’s body was identified based on multiple forms of identification on his person, in conjunction with the circumstances. Ballistic evidence involving the revolver found beside the body is still pending. Rounds fired from that weapon will be compared with the bullets from the victims’ bodies.

Powell’s body was found at about 7:30 p.m. on the fifteenth. The badly decomposed body was discovered in heavy woods about 75 yards off the end of Henrys Glen Drive, approximately one mile from Powell’s apartment.

The homicide victims, who all died of gunshot wounds, were identified as 22-year-old Jimmy “Brianna” Stamey, 57-year-old Pamela “Renee” Ward and 23-year-old Trae Montana Ward. They were killed at a residence at 3439 Enola Road in Morganton. A 22-month-old child was present at the time of the shootings. The child was found unharmed. The child is now with other family members.

41-year-old Ryan Eller McRee of South Second Avenue in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (June 21) on charges of fictitious or altered registration card or tag, driving while license revoked, resisting a public officer, felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle (three counts) and altering or destroying a serial number or motor number. He was also charged with three counts of failure to appear, two for driving while license revoked and one for no inspection.

McRee was taken into custody without incident at about 3 a.m. today at an auto dealership on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $19,000, secured. Appearances in District Court were set for June 25, July 12, August 1 and August 2.

41-year-old Jamie Edward Lewis of Hope Road in Vale was arrested by Hickory Police at 6:10 p.m. yesterday for a felony probation violation. Lewis is on probation as he serves an 18-month suspended sentence following a May 2017 conviction in Catawba County for possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Lewis was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $25,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for June 25 in Newton.

After nearly five months, Lincoln County authorities continue to ask for the public’s assistance in locating 53-year-old Richard Keith Perdue. On January 22, Mr. Perdue walked away from the Boger City Rest Home on Little Valley Trail in Lincolnton and disappeared.

He was last seen at about 8:30 p.m. on that date leaving through a side door at the facility. He was not reported missing until two hours later by the rest home staff. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to find Mr. Perdue.

On January 31, the Lincoln Co. Special Operations Land Search Team, Sheriff’s Deputies & Detectives and a drone operator from the Cleveland Co. Sheriff’s Office searched a 300-meter diameter around the rest home. The drone was used to show aerial views of locations that are difficult to access due to the terrain.

Mr. Perdue is a white male with black hair and blue eyes. He is 5’5” tall and weighs 135 pounds. He suffers from several medical conditions, including autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia. Mr. Perdue does not have relatives in North Carolina and is not familiar with the area.

According to a press release issued by the Sheriff’s Office, authorities have exhausted every available lead in the case. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Richard Keith Perdue should call the Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, Lincoln County Communications at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton/Lincoln Co. Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

23-year-old Hannah Marie Miles of Eagle Mills Road in Hamptonville was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (June 20) on one felony count of possession of cocaine.

Miles was arrested without incident after Officers conducted a traffic stop on the 1,600 block of 20th Avenue Drive N.W. and found 2.5 grams of crack cocaine. She was also given a citation for driving with a revoked license.

Miles was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $3,000, secured. She has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for June 25 in Newton.

18-year-old Trystan Lee McClain of 27th Avenue Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police this morning (June 20) on one felony count of common law robbery. McClain was taken into custody without incident at about 7:40 a.m. today at his residence. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $20,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for June 25 in Newton.

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