29-year-old Michael Allen Poarch of Spencer Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 1:30 Sunday afternoon (March 19) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested after Officers responded to a shoplifting incident at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E.  During the incident, Police found one gram of methamphetamine and a glass pipe on Poarch’s person.  No charges for larceny were filed.

Poarch was processed and released under a $5,000 unsecured bond.  He was scheduled to appear in District Court yesterday (March 20) in Newton.  No additional court date is listed at this time.

43-year-old Robert Duke Chapman, who is listed as a homeless person, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9 a.m. Friday (March 17) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.  He was also charged with violating his parole.

On Friday, Officers received information that Chapman was on foot on the 900 block of 1st Street S.W. in Hickory.  He was wanted for an outstanding parole violation.  Officers located the suspect, but he fled on foot.  He was detained behind an apartment complex on 10th Avenue S.E.  During the arrest, Officers found 0.66 grams of methamphetamine on Chapman’s person.

Chapman is on parole following a September 2010 conviction in Forsythe County for the sale of a schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule II and possession of a controlled substance on penal institution property.  He was also convicted as an habitual felon.  Chapman was given a nine year, two month sentence.  He was released on parole in January of this year.

Chapman was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $7,000 secured bond.  A District Court appearance was scheduled yesterday (March 20) with his next court date coming up on April 10 in Newton.

45-year-old Jerome Lee McNeely of 10th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was served true bills of indictment by Hickory Police at about 12 noon Friday (March 17) for one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny, plus one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.  He was also charged with failure to appear on a warrant from Burke County.

His arrest comes in connection to an incident last year.  Officers responded to a break-in at the Nationwide Insurance offices on Springs Road N.E.  Entry was made through a window.  Cash and a revolver were taken.

McNeeley was taken into custody without incident at his residence.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $19,000, secured.  An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today (March 20) in Newton.

52-year-old Brian Clifton Hoyle, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about ten o’clock yesterday morning (March 19) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and habitual larceny.

Clifton was arrested after Officers responded to a shoplifting call at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E.  Loss Prevention reported that the suspect, entered the store, put on a hoodie and attempted to leave the store.  Loss Prevention stopped the suspect, Brian Hoyle, past the last point of sale.  The hoodie was valued at $17.  The suspect had previously been banned from all Walmart stores.

Hoyle was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $30,000 secured bond.  He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

25-year-old Michelle Donyel Woods of Lafone Road in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (March 18) as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state.  Woods is wanted in Tazewell County, Virginia for shoplifting and for a probation violation.

Woods is accused of taking more than $200 in merchandise from a Walmart store in Virginia.  She was initially arrested in the town of Tazewell, Virginia.

Woods is currently in custody at the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond.  She was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (March 20) in Newton.

19-year-old Tashanna Lashay Foster of 18th Street Place N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:45 yesterday afternoon on one felony count of failure to appear.

The charge comes in connection to an incident in July of 2014 when Foster allegedly sold food stamps for bond money.  She was originally arrested on November 19 of 2014.

Yesterday, Foster was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department.  She was processed and released under a $1,000 secured bond.  Foster will appear in Superior Court on May 1 on one felony count of illegal possession or use of food stamps.

40-year-old Robert Lamonte Mayfield of Kings Avenue in Sherrills Ford was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:25 last night (March 16) on one felony count of failure to return hired property.

Mayfield was taken into custody without incident on the 800 block of South Center Street in Hickory.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $12,000 secured bond.  As of this morning, he was no longer in custody in Catawba County.  Mayfield will appear in District Court Monday (March 20) in Charlotte.

The investigation is continuing into the death of a child in Burke County.  The three-year-old child was found, deceased, shortly before 8 a.m. yesterday (March 15) on the porch at a residence at 1259 Hopewell Road in Morganton.

An autopsy was performed today.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, the autopsy showed no signs of trauma.  Toxicology and other tests will not be available for approximately two weeks.

The Burke County Criminal Investigation Division is working on the case.  The investigation is ongoing.

43-year-old Wesley W. Sizemore of Mount Juliet, Tennessee was arrested by a Trooper with the N.C. State Highway Patrol in Catawba County yesterday (March 14).  He was wanted on a felony fugitive warrant for larceny from a building.  The warrant was issued yesterday in Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Sizemore was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured.  He has since been released.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled this morning in Newton.

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29-year-old Logan David Turner and 26-year-old Emilee Louise MacCarroll, both of Blackwood Street in Gastonia, have been arrested by Lincolnton Police.  Turner was charged with felony larceny by removal of an anti-theft device, felony possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.  MacCarroll was charged with misdemeanor larceny.

Early this morning (March 15), Lincolnton Police responded to a shoplifting call at Walmart on North General’s Boulevard in Lincolnton.  Officers and Loss Prevention personnel confronted the suspects, a man and woman, at the store.  The suspects then ran into the parking lot where they attempted to discard the stolen merchandise.  After a brief pursuit, Officers apprehended the suspects without further incident.  All the stolen merchandise was recovered.

The suspects were identified as Logan Turner and Emilee MacCarroll.  The theft was classified as a felony larceny because the suspects removed anti-theft devices from the items prior to taking them from the store.  A search of Turner’s person turned up a small amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Turner was placed in the Lincoln County Jail under an $11,000 secured bond, while MacCarroll was given a $1,000 secured bond.  Turner was scheduled to appear in court today.  A court date for MacCarroll was set for April 7.

Turner, who is currently on probation, has prior felony convictions for fleeing to elude arrest, possession of methamphetamine, identity theft, safecracking, breaking & entering and more.  MacCarroll has pending charges in Gaston County for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

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