39-year-old Emiel Eugene McCullough of Washington Lane in Catawba was arrested by Hickory Police for a felony probation violation. McCullough was taken into custody without incident at a grocery store on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. He had been listed as an absconder from probation.

McCullough was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for Monday, October 22 in Newton.

25-year-old Joshua Brian Price of Pineview Court in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before noon yesterday (October 18) for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. He was also charged on orders for arrest out of Caldwell County for driving while license revoked and failure to stop for a steady red light.

He was arrested after Officers responded to reports of a suspicious person in the parking lot at a fast-food restaurant on Highway 321 in Hickory. During the incident, Police found 2.7 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Price was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $19,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Newton. A court date in Lenoir was set for November 5.

Friday, 19 October 2018 10:52

Runaway Teen Sought in Alexander County

Taylorsville Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Abigail Jordan Serrill. According to the Police Department’s Facebook page, she is a runaway. Ms. Serrill is a white female who was last seen at Domino's in Taylorsville around seven o’clock last night (October 18).

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Abigail Jordan Serrill should contact the Taylorsville Police Department at 828-632-2911 or Crime Stoppers at 828-632-8555.

Friday, 19 October 2018 10:39

Town of Long View Wins $250K Grant

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 21 grant requests totaling $6,935,250, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced yesterday (October 18). Two of those are in the Greater Hickory Metro. The requests include commitments to create a total of 616 jobs, 304 of which were previously announced. The public investment in those projects will attract more than $594 million in private investment.

In the vacant building category, the Town of Long View was awarded a $250,000 grant that will support the renovation of an 80,000-square-foot building. OneH2, which manufactures zero-emission hydrogen gas along with gas storage & dispensing equipment, plans to make the facility a hub for serving its customers throughout the Southeast, creating an expected 21 jobs and investing $262,875 in the project.

In the rural health category, the City of Lenoir was awarded a $500,000 grant that will support the new construction of a health facility. For more information, click here.

31-year-old Angela Marie Dale of Ervindale Lane in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before one o’clock yesterday afternoon (October 17) on one felony count each of trafficking heroin or opium and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

Dale was arrested in connection to an incident on July 22 of this year when Police responded to a possible overdose at a hotel on 13th Avenue Drive N.W. At that time, Police found 25 grams of methamphetamine and 5.8 grams of heroin.

Dale was taken into custody without incident yesterday on Old Shelby Road near I-40. She was processed and released on a written promise to appear. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 14:03

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Drug Charge

26-year-old Robbie Octavion Little of 3rd Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested early this morning (October 17) by Hickory Police on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count each for possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Little was taken into custody without incident just before 2 a.m. today at an address on Highway 127 South in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

19-year-old Robert Djuan Nelson, Jr. of 17th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:25 Tuesday morning (October 16) on one felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle.

Nelson was arrested in connection to an incident on October 1 when Officers responded to a residence on 8th Street Drive N.W. in reference to a stolen motor vehicle. During the investigation, Nelson was identified as the suspect and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department. Nelson was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $20,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (October 17) in Newton.

49-year-old Christopher Scott Rieger of Scenic Ridge Drive in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:15 last night (October 16) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering, plus one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

He was arrested in connection to an incident on August 23 of this year. At that time, Officers responded to a break-in at an unoccupied residence on Pinecrest Road N.E. A known suspect, Christopher Scott Rieger, allegedly entered the residence and took several items. Warrants for his arrest were issued.

Rieger was taken into custody without incident at the Silver Springs Terrace apartment complex on 20th Street N.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $3,500 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:59

Valdese Man Faces Felonious Restraint Charge

More information has been released regarding the arrest of 47-year-old Ronald Ray Stroup of Kings Mill Road in Valdese, first reported yesterday on WHKY. Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers have charged Stroup with felonious restraint.

The felony charge stems from an incident on Monday, September 24. At that time, a female victim reported that Ronald Ray Stroup had held her at gunpoint against her will. The victim said Stroup had been using methamphetamine for a few days when the incident occurred and that he wanted to go to Valdese Hospital for an unknown reason. En route to the hospital, Stroup stopped near a church on Main Street in Valdese where the victim got out of the vehicle.

The following day, Stroup was arrested for violating a domestic violence protection order. He was given a $2,500 secured bond. Investigators also issued a warrant charging Stroup with felonious restraint. That warrant was served Monday (October 15) while Stroup was in custody. An additional $25,000 secured bond was assessed. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (October 17).

34-year-old Curtis Shaun Stanus of Tarlton Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 16) on one felony count of breaking & entering a motor vehicle and two misdemeanor counts of larceny.

On October 14, Officers responded to a report of larceny and larceny from a motor vehicle at a residence on “B” Avenue S.E. in Hickory. Curtis Shaun Stanus was identified as the suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident at 3:45 a.m. today on the 2,000 block of 12th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. Stanus was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $3,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

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