Statesville Police are investigating a break-in and larceny at Southside Drug at 430 Western Avenue at about 25 minutes past midnight on August 17.
A Statesville Police Officer responding to a domestic violence call turned onto Western Avenue and saw three suspects as they ran out Southside Drug’s front door. All three fled on foot, going behind the business while carrying a trashcan and duffel bag.
The suspects were able to evade capture. The trashcan and duffel bag were found discarded nearby. Some medications taken from the business were recovered.
The suspects cut alarm, phone and cable lines in back and then used a yellow pry bar to force open the front door. All three suspects were wearing black clothing.
A similar break-in occurred at the same location on July 20. Police believe the break-ins may be connected to pharmacy break-ins in other jurisdictions, including Charlotte and Kannapolis. Statesville Police Investigators are working in conjunction with agencies in those jurisdictions.
Anyone with information should contact Statesville Police or Iredell Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340. Callers can remain anonymous and a cash reward is possible.
28-year-old Bobbie Danielle Jenkins of Gaither Avenue in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:20 this morning on multiple counts of failure to appear in connection to charges of possession of methamphetamine, a felony probation violation and driving while license revoked. In addition, she was charged with failure to appear on a warrant from Iredell County on charges of simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jenkins was taken into custody without incident at a hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory. She was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $23,000 secured bond. District Court dates were scheduled for October 2 in Newton and Statesville, with a Superior Court date set for October 26 in Newton.
The Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the death of 18-year-old Madison Leigh Workman, whose body was found on a porch in Lenoir on the morning of July 28. A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office would say only that the incident remains under investigation. A family member told WHKY that Ms. Workman’s death involves suspicious circumstances and is connected to a narcotics investigation.
35-year-old Terry Justin Rowe of East Highway 70-A in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:30 yesterday (August 30) for failure to appear on a felony and failure to appear on a misdemeanor.
The charges come in connection to an incident in May 2016 when Police responded to reports of illegal narcotics activity at a hotel on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. Officers found 1.4 grams of methamphetamine, 2.7 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the room. No arrests were made at that time.
Rowe was taken into custody at the Hickory Police Department where he was processed and released under a $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance on meth and marijuana-related charges was set for October 2 in Newton.
44-year-old Loren Dave Moore and 46-year-old Shannon Glenn Fox, both of the same address on Estes Road in Statesville, have been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place to sell a controlled substance. Fox was also charged with felony possession of meth.
On Tuesday (August 29), Iredell County Narcotics Investigators with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search the Estes Road residence in northern Iredell County. They were acting on information from community sources received through the Sheriff’s website, along with other information gathered during the course of the investigation.
Upon arrival, Investigators encountered Loren Dave Moore in the driveway. Moore told Investigators that Shannon Fox was inside the residence. The residence had been condemned by the Iredell County Health Department last November following a previous search conducted by Narcotics Investigators. Nine individuals were arrested at that time and methamphetamine and materials used to manufacture meth were seized.
A search conducted on Tuesday again turned up meth and materials used to manufacture meth. Moore and Fox were both taken into custody.
Both subjects were jailed with bond for each set at $100,000, secured. They will appear in District Court on September 19. Moore and Fox both have criminal histories that include felony drug charges.
Stephen Forbes, President of Forbes Printing of Lenoir, announced yesterday (August 29) that his company is merging with MidAtlantic Printers of Altavista, Virginia. The merger will be in place Friday (September 1).
Forbes Printing was founded in 1984 when CEO Esley Forbes and Diana Bost purchased The Printing House and renamed it Forbes Printing. Forbes primarily services accounts in the Piedmont and Western regions of North Carolina.
MidAtlantic was formed as Altavista Printing in 1910 and services the region between Charlotte and Washington, D.C. It is listed as one of the “Top 400” U.S. printers by Printing Impressions.
21-year-old Kenyada Jabrina Sledge of Carpenters Grove Church Road in Lawndale was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:10 yesterday afternoon (August 30) on one felony count of failure to return hired property.
On July 24, Hickory Officers responded to a used car dealership on Highway 70 S.E. in reference to a rental vehicle that wasn’t returned. The vehicle was rented to Sledge on June 8 with a return date set for July 18. Sledge did not return the vehicle and a warrant for her arrest was taken out on July 24.
Sledge turned herself in Tuesday at the Hickory Police Department. She was processed and released under a $5,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for September 1 in Newton.
39-year-old Margaret Louise Lynch of 12th Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:30 yesterday afternoon (August 29) for felony habitual larceny and failure appear on charges of misdemeanor child abuse and a child support violation.
The habitual larceny charge comes from an outstanding warrant issued in February of this year. The child abuse charge stems from an incident in July of last year. At that time, Hickory Police responded to the Sheetz store on Springs Road N.E. Lynch was found unconscious outside the store and her juvenile child was unattended. Lynch was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center for treatment of a possible overdose.
Lynch was taken into custody without incident at her residence. She was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $17,500, secured. Appearances in District Court were scheduled for September 7 & 12 with a Superior Court date on the larceny charge coming up on October 12, all in Newton.
20-year-old Skylar Alexander Branson from the Ashe County community of Creston, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:30 last night on a single felony count of assault inflicting serious injury and two counts of failure to appear in connection to charges of felonious restraint and fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle. He was also charged with misdemeanor assault on a female, communicating threats, possession of stolen property and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. In addition, Branson was charged with two felony probation violations.
Also arrested was 24-year-old Brittany Nicole Dugger of Mountain City, Tennessee. She was arrested on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state.
They were arrested when Police saw a vehicle pull into a parking lot on 13th Avenue Drive N.W. The tag of the vehicle came back to a vehicle that had been stolen in Tennessee. Branson was the driver and Dugger was the passenger. Both individuals had outstanding warrants for their arrests. The warrants for Branson were issued earlier this month, while the fugitive warrant for Dugger was issued in May of this year. Police say Branson resisted Officers during the incident.
Both suspects were jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. Branson was held without bond, while Dugger’s bond was set at $5,000, secured. Branson has a Superior Court date scheduled on September 7 and District Court dates on September 28 and November 15. Dugger will appear in District Court on September 8.
33-year-old Javariss O’Brien Robinson, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:15 Saturday afternoon (August 26) on one felony count of theft of a motor vehicle.
Events leading to his arrest began Saturday when Police responded to a stolen vehicle call. The vehicle was stolen from a parking lot on 2nd Street S.E. The vehicle was located and towed in Long View. The driver, Javariss O’Brien Robinson, was passed out behind the wheel.
Robinson was processed and released under a $950 unsecured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court yesterday (August 28) in Newton.