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38-year-old Wade McArthur Danner, Jr. of Cessna Lane in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (March 16) on one felony count of habitual larceny or shoplifting and one misdemeanor count of second-degree trespass. The Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office also charged Danner with non-support in a case dating back to 1999.

He was arrested after a Loss Prevention Officer at Wal-Mart on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory saw Danner concealing items in his pants. He was stopped by Loss Prevention and by Hickory Police Officers as he exited the store. A search of Danner’s person was conducted, leading to the discovery of t-shirts, a Snickers bar, toothpaste and an energy drink, all with a combined value of $33.

He had previously been banned from the store, resulting in the trespassing charge. Danner had prior convictions for larceny in March 2012, February 2014 and August 2014.

Danner was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under an $11,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for today.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in several motor vehicle break-ins that occurred in eastern Burke County. The images shown here were captured by security video at a nearby store.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect should contact Detective Sgt. John Huffman at 828-438-5500.

40-year-old Antonio Torres Ibarra of Statesville was arrested on March 9 by Investigators with the Statesville Police Department on two counts of first-degree sexual offense with a child under the age of 13. Yesterday (March 12), additional charges were filed against Ibarra for first-degree kidnapping, indecent liberties with a child and delivering a controlled substance to a minor less than 13 years of age.

On March 9, Statesville Police responded to Iredell Memorial Hospital in reference to a reported sexual offense involving a child under the age of 13. Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division also responded and an investigation began. The incident was alleged to have occurred the previous night.

The child was subsequently interviewed at the Dove House Child Advocacy Center, in which a disclosure of sexual abuse was made against the victim’s mother’s ex-boyfriend, Antonio Ibarra. After further investigation into the incident, the latest charges were filed.

Ibarra turned himself in to authorities yesterday. He was given a $350,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today.

More details have been released in the arrest of 22-year-old Ty’Shon Lamonte Chisholm of Cranford Drive in Conover, first reported yesterday (March 12) by WHKY. He was arrested by Hickory Police early Thursday morning on one felony count each of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a schedule I controlled substance, as well as one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant from January 2014 for possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Events leading to his arrest unfolded as Officers on foot patrol on the 400 block of 2nd Street Place S.W. saw a vehicle approach and then stop near the Officers. They recognized one of the vehicle’s occupants as Ty’Shon Chisholm, who they knew to be wanted on the outstanding warrant.

Officers asked Chisholm to step out of the vehicle. As he was placed under arrest, Chisholm pulled free and ran. After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was detained in front of 230 3rd Avenue Court S.W. During the chase, Chisholm dropped a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber handgun, which was recovered. Along with the handgun, Officers found a magazine containing six rounds and one round in the chamber. A search of Chisholm’s person turned up one dosage unit of Ecstasy.

Chisholm remains in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held under a $40,000 secured bond. Appearances in District Court and Superior Court were set for today in Newton.

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:55

New Restaurant to Open in Hickory

A new restaurant is opening Monday (March 16) in Hickory. Neon Noodle will open in the Second Street Square complex at 958 Second Street N.E. (home of Panera Bread and Salsarita’s).

Owner Khuong Nguyen says Neon Noodle will feature a unique atmosphere, combining modern with traditional Asian cuisine. Many of the noodles and tofu products are made in-house, and all dishes feature fresh, high-quality ingredients.

Neon Noodle will give all Veterans, Police, Firefighters, first responders, teachers, hospital staff and church staff a 10% discount. If individuals do not take the discount, the proceeds will be donated to the Levine's Children Hospital.

25-year-old Marsha Kay Glazebrook of 3rd Avenue in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon (March 12). She was served felony indictments from the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office on one felony count each of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises. She was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The warrants for Glazebrook’s arrest were issued on February 5 & February 17.

Following her arrest, Glazebrook was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $12,000 secured bond. She was scheduled to appear in Superior Court today in Newton.

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:26

Missing Man with Family in Newton Found

69-year-old Gary Marvin Brady, who had been the subject of two Silver Alerts this week, has been found. He was located at a hotel in the Durham area. No information was available regarding his condition.

Mr. Brady had been reported missing from North Carolina Central University. Authorities believed that he might have been traveling to his mother’s residence in Newton.

A Claremont man who shot and killed an intruder in his home has been officially cleared of any wrongdoing.

Bruce Fox was at his residence on River Bend Road in eastern Catawba County on February 23 when an intruder entered the house after kicking in the interior basement door. Mr. Fox fatally shot the intruder, identified as 47-year-old Vernon Bobby Dixon, with a 12-gauge shotgun.

After reviewing the evidence, District Attorney David Learner determined that Mr. Fox acted appropriately. His firearm was returned to him and he will NOT face charges.

After the shooting Dixon, Fox saw a blue mini-van driving away from his house. 26-year-old Brandon Lashan Lineberger was arrested on February 25 for his involvement in the break-in.

Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:08

Man with Family in Newton Remains Missing

As of noon today (March 12), Newton Police report that 69-year-old Gary Marvin Brady is still missing. The N.C. Center for Missing Persons had issued a Silver Alert for Mr. Brady. That Silver Alert has since been canceled; however, Mr. Brady has not been found.

Mr. Brady is described as a white male. He is 5’9” tall and weighs 250 pounds. He has blue eyes and gray, shoulder-length hair, bald on the top. Mr. Brady wears glasses and has a long, gray, stringy beard. He was last seen wearing a navy blue trench coat, light blue button-down shirt, dark blue dress pants and black wingtip shoes.

Mr. Brady was last seen at North Carolina Central University in Durham and was believed to be traveling west on Interstate 40 in a white 2012 Toyota Camry with N.C. license tag CBN-3132.

Mr. Brady’s possible destination is his mother’s residence on South Cline Avenue in Newton.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Gary Marvin Brady should call Officer B.J. Cloninger at the Newton Police Department at 828-465-7430.

Officials at N.C. Central initially declined to apply to the state for a Silver Alert. The Silver Alert that was issued late Tuesday night came as the result of an application from Newton Police. Campus Police in Durham have now reconsidered and, as the jurisdiction from which Mr. Brady went missing, they may now apply for the issuance of another Silver Alert.

42-year-old Timothy Wayne Poole of Norman-Caraway Drive in Morganton has been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of larceny and one misdemeanor count each for child support and larceny. He was also charged with a felony probation violation and with four counts of misdemeanor failure to appear on traffic violations.

At about noon on Tuesday (March 10), the Sheriff’s Office received information indicating that Poole was at his mother’s residence on Norman-Caraway Drive, off of Salem Road. Poole had six active warrants in Burke County and was wanted for questioning regarding a breaking & entering that occurred in February.

While investigating the B&E, Officers learned that Poole had been using large quantities of methamphetamine and was possibly in possession of a firearm. Responding Officers arrived at the scene and attempted to make contact, but the occupants inside refused to respond.

Shortly after arrival, Officers were contacted by DSS requesting that Officers check on the well-being of Poole’s mother. Approximately two hours later, Poole’s mother exited the residence and informed Officers that Timothy Poole was inside.

Officers continued to communicate with Poole by public address and telephone. On numerous occasions, Poole stood in the doorway and communicated face-to-face with Officers, asking to speak with his Probation Officer. The Probation Officer arrived and spoke to Poole numerous times by telephone.

Poole eventually exited the residence and was arrested without incident. During transport to the Magistrate’s office, Poole became unresponsive and was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Morganton for treatment. Following treatment, Poole told Officers he had consumed an “eight ball of meth” and had taken numerous Xanax pills.

Poole was confined in the Burke Catawba Detention Facility with bond set at $64,500, secured. He will appear in court on March 11, April 20 and June 9.

The investigation is ongoing with additional charges pending.