23-year-old Anastasia Nicholette Evans of Front Street in Gastonia was arrested today (October 20) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy B.P. Cesena on an outstanding warrant for felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

The warrant was the result of a September 14 stabbing incident on the 600 block of North Cedar Street in Lincolnton. The victim was transported to a local emergency room where she was treated for her injuries and released.

The warrant was issued by the Lincolnton Police Department on the same night. Evans was entered into the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) database as a wanted person.

Following her arrest today, Evans was placed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in Lincoln County District Court was set for tomorrow.

Evans has prior convictions for possession of marijuana, larceny, disorderly conduct and various traffic related offenses.  

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 11:10

Three Arrested in Connection to Meth Lab

23-year-old Ricky Nelson Denny, Jr. of Harbin Court in Bessemer City, 36-year-old Michael Scott Hester of Bud Black Road in Crouse and 23-year-old Jordan Elizabeth Bingham of Crouse Road in Crouse have all been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count each of manufacturing methamphetamine and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Bingham was also charged with one misdemeanor count of simple possession of marijuana.  

Narcotics Investigators arrested the three yesterday (October 19) following a weeklong investigation into a methamphetamine lab. On October 14, Deputies responded to a call in the 2600 block of Laboratory Road where a citizen found a duffel bag containing suspicious items lying in a wooded area near the walking trail.

Narcotics Detectives confirmed that the items were a meth lab. The lab had several components consistent with what is known as a “one pot” lab. The SBI was called in to assist with removal and disposal of the lab.

After checking some of the items contained in the duffel bag, Detectives were able to follow several leads that led to the arrests.

All three suspects are being held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center without bond for the meth lab with a $5,000 secured bond on the conspiracy charge. First appearances in District Court were set for today.

The Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens not to touch items that may be related to a meth lab. Anyone who thinks they may have located a meth lab should call the Lincoln County Communications at 704-735-8202. Otherwise, tips regarding suspected meth labs or any other drug activity can be given anonymously by calling the Sheriff’s Drug Tip Line at 704-736-8422 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

23-year-old Norman Marques Chambers of Park Drive and 21-year-old Anthony Jarell Pittman of St. Jill Circle, both from Statesville, have been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, breaking & entering a motor vehicle and felony larceny. Chambers was also charged on an outstanding warrant for a probation violation.  

In the early morning hours of Monday, September 28, a citizen on Zurich Lane off of the Turnersburg Highway was leaving his residence for work when he noticed a suspicious vehicle parked in the roadway near his home. The citizen also saw his motorcycle, which had been taken from his garage, in a field just off the road.

The man called the Sheriff’s Office to report the incident. The suspicious vehicle left at a high rate of speed, nearly striking the victim’s vehicle. The victim was able to get a license number from the suspect vehicle.

Deputies arrived within minutes. One Deputy spotted a suspicious individual nearby, wearing dark clothing and walking along the Turnersburg Highway. When a Deputy approached the individual and began talking with him, the suspect ran away. After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect, Norman Chambers, was captured and charged with resisting a public officer.

Detectives confirmed that the victim’s garage had been broken into. The motorcycle was stolen from inside. Crime Scene Units responded and found evidence at the scene.

A short time later, the Sheriff’s Office was alerted to vehicle break-ins in the vicinity in which items were stolen from the vehicles. As a result of evidence found at the crime scenes, Detectives determined that Chambers and the person who left the scene in the vehicle were involved in the crimes. The second suspect was identified as Anthony Pittman.

Following their arrests, Chambers was given a $10,000 secured bond, while Pittman’s bond was set at $20,000, secured. Chambers will appear in District Court on October 21. Pittman has court dates on November 4 & 9.

51-year-old Terry Wayne Moore, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police just past midnight yesterday (October 15) for failure to appear in court on a felony. He faces charges for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was taken into custody without incident on the 1800 block of 12th Avenue S.W. in Hickory. Moore was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under an $11,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for today in Newton.

Hickory Police are investigating an armed robbery late last night (October 15) at the Lucky Stop store, 604 1st Avenue S.W. in Hickory.

The incident was reported at 11:30 last night. According to Police, a black male approached the storeowner outside the store as the owner was closing up for the night. The suspect was armed with a handgun. He demanded money and forced the 56-year-old male victim back into the store. The suspect took cash, a Windows touch-screen phone and tobacco products and then forced the victim to drive him around for a short period of time. The suspect then told the victim to stop. He exited the vehicle and left the victim unharmed. Property loss was estimated at $305.

The suspect was described only as a black male dressed in black.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call H.P.D. at 828-328-5551.

Icard Elementary School is on lockdown this morning (October 15) as the result of a manhunt in the area. The Burke County Task Force was serving a search warrant on a home close to the school because of possible methamphetamine production. Two subjects jumped out a window. One was apprehended, but the other is still on the run. Authorities are searching for Shue Long Vang, who is wanted for a probation violation and more.

Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:24

Man Passes Out in Car; Arrested on Drug Charge

45-year-old Todd Louis Hoffman of Meandering Way in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at 12:20 yesterday afternoon on one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.

He was arrested after Police were called to Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery at 241 1st Street S.E. in reference to a man who had passed out in a black Acura in the parking lot. E.M.S. arrived on the scene and checked the man out. He was identified as Todd Hoffman. A search of his vehicle turned up two Xanax pills.

Hoffman, who did not require further medical attention, was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $3,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for December 1 in Newton.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 14:27

Mooresville Man Charged with Selling Heroin

39-year-old Robert William Grell of Michigan Drive in Mooresville was arrested on October 8 by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on three felony counts each for possession with intent to sell & deliver a schedule I controlled substance, sale & delivery of a schedule I controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.

His arrest was the result of a month-long investigation into the sale and delivery of heroin in the southern area of Iredell County. Narcotics Investigators received information indicating that Grell had been selling heroin in the Mooresville and Troutman areas. Investigators conducted surveillance on Grell and confirmed that he was selling the drug. Undercover operations were established. Investigators made multiple heroin purchases from Grell.

Grell was taken into custody and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $45,000 secured bond. His next appearance in District Court was set for October 19.

The investigation is ongoing.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 13:53

Hickory Man Arrested for Felonious Restraint

19-year-old Rodney Tyler York of Main Avenue in Hickory was arrested early this morning (October 14) by Hickory Police on a warrant out of Burke County for felonious restraint. The warrant was issued on September 9.

York was taken into custody at a residence on Main Avenue S.W. in Hickory and jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. He will appear in District Court Friday (October 16) in Morganton.

At 8:12 this morning (October 14), Alexander County 9-1-1 took a call regarding a man with a shotgun in his possession. Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the Barrett’s Mountain area, off of Church Road in Alexander County.

As Deputies approached the residence, shots were fired. Additional personnel from the Taylorsville Police Department, N.C. Probation & Parole, the N.C. State Highway Patrol, Alexander County E.M.S. and the Alexander County Rescue Squad responded to a nearby staging area.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., 30-year-old Edwin Wayne Coley was taken into custody without further incident. Coley was transported to the Alexander County Detention Center. He was charged with one count of assault by pointing a gun. According to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office, the victim was Coley’s wife. Coley is being held without bond. A court date was set for November 2.