29-year-old Teresa Shipes Hoyle of Hudson Poultry Road in Iron Station was arrested yesterday (December 6) by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of larceny, two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and one misdemeanor count of larceny.

She was arrested after Detective Lt. Matt Lykins took a report Monday (December 5) from a female victim who lives on Hudson Poultry Road. The victim had information regarding the theft of a 14-karat gold marquise diamond wedding ring that was taken in 2014 and the theft of a Fender Stratocaster Squire Guitar, stolen last year.

The victim’s daughter, Teresa Shipes Hoyle, confessed to her that she was the one who took the items. Hoyle also told Detectives that she took the items to Boger City Pawn and received money for them. The pawned items were not recovered.

Hoyle was arrested and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today.

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 10:47

Authorities Seek Missing Lincoln County Teen

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating 15-year-old Madison Olivia Burnette.

Detective Justin Link said a missing person’s report was filed yesterday (December 6) concerning Ms. Burnette’s whereabouts. She was last seen at her residence in Lincoln County around noon on November 25. She left the residence with two females in a black Honda. Ms. Burnette has been entered into the National Crime Information Center’s database as a missing person.

She is described as a white female with blond hair and hazel eyes. Ms. Burnette is 5’4” inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds. She also has a tattoo of an infinity symbol on her left forearm.

Any with information regarding the whereabouts of Madison Olivia Burnette should contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton / Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

More information has been released regarding the arrest of 35-year-old Amanda Kay Loftin of Cramer Road in Connelly Springs. She was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. yesterday (December 6) on felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and speeding to elude arrest, plus misdemeanor counts of D.W.I. and hit & run with property damage.

She was arrested after Police received information regarding a possible stolen vehicle, a gold Buick at the Days Inn on 13th Avenue Drive N.W. As Officers arrived, they saw Buick approaching Clement Boulevard from 19th Street Lane N.W. Police confirmed that the vehicle was stolen from Catawba County.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it turned left on Highway 321 N.W. and did not stop. Police pursued the Buick into Rhodhiss where Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Deputies assisted and eventually took over the chase. Loftin, the vehicle’s driver and only occupant, lost control and crashed at 304 Duke Street in Granite Falls. E.M.S. responded to the scene, but Loftin refused treatment.

She was arrested and taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where she remains under a $52,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday with another court date on January 25.

On Loftin’s arrest sheet, Christopher Cook was listed as her nearest relative or acquaintance. He was also arrested by Hickory Police at the Days Inn less than six hours after Loftin was taken into custody. Cook faces multiple felony charges for B&E, larceny and possession of a stolen vehicle. It’s not clear at this time how or if the two cases are connected.

The Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case in which a 50-year-old woman was attacked and beaten at about 1:30 p.m. last Friday (December 2). The incident took place at a residence on Mollys Backbone Road, near the new “Village at Sherrills Ford” development.

The victim was home alone when two subjects broke in, beat her until she was unconscious and ransacked her home. Her dog attacked the men and bit them, but then the dog was also beaten.

After she regained consciousness, the woman went to a neighbor’s house and called for help. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of bruises and minor injuries to her head. She has since been released. The dog is also reported to be in good health.

The residence appeared to have been ransacked, but it does not appear at this time that anything was taken. The investigation is ongoing.

As of Tuesday afternoon, no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed. Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at 828-465-8349.

35-year-old Amanda Kay Loftin of West 7th Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (December 5) on one felony count each of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and speeding to elude arrest. She was also arrested on outstanding warrants issued early last month for misdemeanor D.W.I. and hit & run with property damage.

Loftin was taken into custody on Caldwell Street in Granite Falls at about 1:30 a.m. today. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $52,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

30-year-old Jessie Allen Adams of Carolina Mill Circle in Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincolnton Police on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At about 9:15 last night (December 5), Patrol Officers were dispatched to a reported armed robbery at the One Stop store, 401 West Main Street in Lincolnton. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the clerk who said an unidentified white male wearing a mask and armed with a large knife robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money.

Sgt. Dennis Harris and Det. Brandon Hunsucker from Lincolnton’s Criminal Investigations and Narcotics divisions were called in to assist with the investigation. After processing the scene and canvassing the area, Officers developed several leads that led them to investigate Jessie Allen Adams, who lived in a neighborhood near the One Stop. Management at the One Stop promptly also provided Officers with video surveillance footage of the robbery.

Officers found Adams at his residence. Adams was in possession of the mask and clothing used in the robbery. Additionally, Adams had a significant amount of crack cocaine that was packaged for sale and delivery, as well as paraphernalia used to package the drugs. A small amount of U.S. currency was also found.

Adams was arrested and placed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond. A first appearance in Lincoln County District Court was set for this morning (December 6).

Adams has previous convictions in Lincoln County for felony breaking & entering, felony attempted first-degree burglary, felony second-degree burglary, felony larceny, possession of marijuana, misdemeanor larceny, simple assault and D.W.I.

38-year-old Jennifer Lee Cole and 34-year-old Josh Dene Cole, both of Rudisill Road in Newton, were arrested by Hickory Police yesterday afternoon (December 5). Jennifer Cole was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretenses and Josh Cole was charged with aiding & abetting obtaining property by false pretenses. Both were charged with misdemeanor larceny.

They were arrested after Police responded to a larceny call at the Target store on Catawba Valley Boulevard in Hickory. A Loss Prevention Officer saw Josh Cole select Cat & Jack toddler socks and a Minnie Mouse dress, valued at $20. He took the items from the store without paying.

A short time later, Jennifer Cole brought the items to customer service where she returned them in exchange for a gift card. The Coles then used the gift card to buy lunch at the Target café.

When H.P.D. arrived, they found the Coles and one other subject in a black Honda Accord in the parking lot, preparing to leave. The Coles were taken into custody without incident. The third subject was not charged.

The Coles were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for each set at $1,000, secured. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today in Newton.

30-year-old Khalfani Sharron Coulter of Carpenter’s Cove Road in Claremont and 34-year-old Donte Rassan Gore of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory were both arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:30 last night (December 4). They were each charged with one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense.

They were arrested after Officers spoke to a female victim who lost her cell phone at Lowe’s Hardware. The suspects contacted the victim and attempted to sell the phone back to her. Police then tracked the phone to Digital Link on Fairgrove Church Road where they arrested both suspects. The phone was recovered.

Both men were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for each set at $4,000, secured. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today in Newton.

25-year-old Donshea Martel Smith, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police just before 3 p.m. Saturday (December 3) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

He was arrested in connection to an incident on August 23 of this year when Police responded to the Sunny Valley apartment complex on 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory. An anonymous caller reported the use of illegal narcotics in an apartment there. Officers found 0.7 grams of crack cocaine in the apartment.

Warrants for Smith’s arrest were issued last month. He was taken into custody without incident Saturday at the same apartment in Sunny Valley. Smith was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

44-year-old Yuronna Jamell Bonds of 8th Avenue Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday (December 4) on two felony counts of habitual larceny and one felony count of possession of cocaine.

She was arrested after Police responded to a shoplifting incident at the Stein Mart store on North Center Street. A black male and a black female left the store in a blue Dodge Durango with a number of items they didn’t pay for. Police later found the vehicle in the parking lot at Blue Ridge Heights on the 900 block of 2nd Street Court S.W.

In an apartment there, Officers found the male subject and a number of items that were taken from Stein Mart, including watches, billfolds, cologne, jeans and bracelets. During that time, the female subject, Yuronna Jamell Bonds, approached the parking lot where she was taken into custody. A small bag containing 0.8 grams of powder cocaine was also found.

Bonds was taken into custody without incident. The male subject has not been charged at this time. Bonds was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $12,500 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

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