The Silver Alert issued for 54-year-old William Bruce Stewart of Iredell County has been canceled. According to the Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Stewart has been found and is safe.
41-year-old Bradley Allen Sherrill of 31st Avenue Court N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:20 yesterday afternoon (September 9) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He is accused of possessing cocaine.
Sherrill was taken into custody without incident near the Lenoir-Rhyne campus in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $3,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
29-year-old Jamie Louis Sullivan of 18th Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8 p.m. last night (September 8) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of driving while impaired and driving while license revoked.
He was arrested after Police responded to a single-vehicle collision on the 900 block of Highland Avenue. A 1998 Mazda 626 driven by Sullivan struck two telephone poles. Police say Sullivan appeared to be impaired, and a search turned up 0.1 grams of methamphetamine. No injuries were reported as a result of the accident.
Sullivan was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
48-year-old Steven Louis Russo of South Main Avenue in Maiden was served felony indictments by Hickory Police at 10 a.m. yesterday (September 7) on felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm.
He was initially arrested on the same charges on July 12 of this year after Police were dispatched to the 300 block of 1st Street S.W. where a white male was allegedly attempting to sell a handgun. Officers found the man, Steven Louis Russo, on South Center Street. They found the weapon, a .40-caliber Glock handgun, in his bag. The gun had been reported stolen from Hickory.
Russo was taken into custody without incident yesterday near Frye Regional Medical Center on North Center Street. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for today in Newton.
24-year-old William Charles Church, Jr. of Young Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:45 yesterday afternoon (September 7) on one felony count of speeding to elude arrest.
Events leading to Church’s arrest began at about 3:25 a.m. yesterday as Officers conducting a property check at the Quality Suites hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. saw a Dodge Dakota truck making evasive maneuvers to avoid contact with Police. They followed and attempted to initiate a traffic stop when the truck failed to yield.
The truck did not stop. Officers pursued the vehicle on Highway 127 South, Mountain Grove Road, Old Shelby Road and Bakers Mountain Road. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol assisted with the pursuit.
The Dodge ran into in the back yard of a residence where it hit some cinder blocks and continued about another 150 yards to the edge of a wooded area. At that point, the driver, William Charles Church, Jr., exited the vehicle and ran into the woods. A female passenger in the vehicle was not charged.
Warrants for Church’s arrest were issued. He was taken into custody without incident at an auto parts store on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. The suspect was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
30-year-old Stephanie Danielle Metcalf of South “B” Avenue in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police at 1:50 this morning (September 8) on failure to appear warrants out of Alexander, Burke and Lincoln counties. She faces one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked (two counts), speeding and displaying a fictitious, revoked or suspended registration.
She was taken into custody at a pool hall on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. Metcalf was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $17,000 secured bond. She has court dates at various locations coming up on September 12, 13, 19, 20 & 22; on October 11, 14 & 24; and on January 13 of next year.
44-year-old Bryan Scott Young, Sr. of Airport Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday (September 6) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance.
He was initially arrested in connection to the same case on March 21 of this year. At that time, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had no headlights or taillights. A search led to the discovery of 4.6 grams of methamphetamine.
Young was taken into custody at an auto parts business on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $17,000 secured bond with an appearance in Superior Court scheduled today in Newton.
The Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple vehicle break-ins that occurred on September 3 in the southern part of the county. Officers say the suspects appear to be targeting neighborhoods where they can find unlocked vehicles. In some cases, the suspects located and used credit or debit cards in Charlotte. The Sheriff’s Office has released photos of three suspects and two suspect vehicles. Evidence gathered in connection to the Mooresville cases has also been linked to other break-ins that occurred in Mint Hill, N.C.
Citizens are cautioned against approaching the suspects. In one incident in Mint Hill, a victim reported hearing a shot fired when he approached the suspects. It is unclear if the suspect shot at the victim, but a suspect can be seen in a video from one of the Mooresville cases holding what appears to be a gun. Anyone who believes someone is breaking into his or her vehicle should call 9-1-1 immediately.
Anyone who recognizes the suspects or the suspect vehicles should call the Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3180 or call Iredell Co. Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1330.
24-year-old Julius Andrew “Smoke” Coleman of 2nd Street Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 7 p.m. yesterday on one felony count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, plus misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
He was arrested after Officers on patrol on the 400 block of 2nd Street Place S.W. in Hickory spotted Coleman and knew there were outstanding warrants for his arrest. Those were indictments for possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a concealed gun.
A search of Coleman’s person turned up baggies containing 0.6 grams of powder cocaine and two more baggies containing 9.9 grams of marijuana. Officers also found 1.5 dosage units of Hydrocodone.
Coleman was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $40,000 secured bond. Appearances in Superior Court and in District Court were scheduled today in Newton.
53-year-old Gregorio Cisnero of Virginia Ridge in Connelly Springs faces new charges in connection to a 2014 case involving sex offenses against a child. He was charged yesterday with one felony count each of statutory rape or sex offense of a 13, 14 or 15 year old by a defendant at least six years older than the victim and first-degree sexual assault. He was originally arrested on November 11, 2014 for felony indecent liberties with a child.
Cisnero was taken into custody without incident at about 1:20 this morning (September 7) at the Arby’s restaurant on Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory. He was processed at H.P.D. headquarters and then released about an hour and a half later under a $15,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for today in Newton, with another Superior Court date on the original charges coming up on October 10.