Thursday, 02 February 2017 10:52

Hickory Man Indicted on Felony Drug Charge

35-year-old Jeremy Dean Yancey of 34th Avenue Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at six o’clock this morning (February 2) on a true bill of indictment for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

He was taken into custody without incident at a hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory. Yancey was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for today in Newton.

Chick-fil-A will hold a grand opening tomorrow (February 2) for its new restaurant at the Smith Crossroads in Lenoir.  

A “First 100” party is currently underway in the parking lot at 116 Wilkesboro Boulevard S.E.  The first 100 adults in line when the doors open at 6 a.m. tomorrow will win Chick-fil-A meals for a year.  If more than 100 adults are present, the first 100 will be chosen by random selection.

A book drive is also being held in conjunction with the grand opening.  New and gently used books will be collected through noon tomorrow for a public school in Lenoir.

The franchise operator, Mike Sheley, is a graduate of Elon University.  The new Chick-fil-A is one of 150 across the state of North Carolina, and one of 102 new restaurants scheduled to open across the country this year.

47-year-old Kelly Brooks Grant of West 15th Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police late last night (January 30) on one felony count each of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering and possession of stolen goods.

Grant was arrested in connection to a shoplifting incident at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. She had previously been banned from the store in February of 2014.

Grant was taken into custody without incident at the store. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $2,500 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:42

Hickory Man Faces Felony Assault Charge

39-year-old Abraham Huff III of 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Monday morning (January 30) on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Huff was taken into custody without incident at about 2:45 a.m. yesterday at his residence. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $3,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday in Newton. No additional court dates are currently listed.

30-year-old Miguel Christopher Sanchez of 6th Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:45 yesterday afternoon (January 30) on one felony count of breaking & entering.

He was charged in connection to an incident at a house on 21st Avenue Place N.E. At about 1:30 a.m. on January 28, three subjects stole a cell phone and assaulted a 28-year-old female at the residence. The victim was acquainted with her assailants. She suffered bruises on her nose and eye. She was not hospitalized.

Warrants were issued for the arrests of Miguel Sanchez and 29-year-old Jordan Hoffman. Hoffman remains at large.

Sanchez was taken into custody without incident at his residence. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

At approximately 8:38 Monday morning (January 30), Hickory Firefighters were dispatched to a fire in the area of 2071 15th Avenue Place S.E. Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue truck and two command units.

Upon arrival, Firefighters saw a small amount of smoke coming from an attic window. After gaining access, Firefighters worked to locate the source of the fire and to extinguish it. No injuries were reported. The building sustained minor fire damage.

Investigators determined that the fire was caused by combustibles too close to a heating device.

22-year-old Kelly Ann Davis of Shad Lane in Catawba was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:10 yesterday afternoon (January 29) on one felony count of uttering counterfeit coin.

She was arrested when Police responded to McDonald’s on Highway 70 S.E. where a male subject attempted to make a purchase using a counterfeit $50 bill. Police determined that Kelly Ann Davis, who was in the man’s truck in the parking lot, had supplied the counterfeit bill.

Davis was taken into custody without incident. She was processed and released under a $5,000 unsecured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

Monday, 30 January 2017 11:16

Hickory Man Faces B&E and Larceny Charges

26-year-old Tyler Akeem Ferguson of 8th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:25 Friday night (January 27) on one felony count each of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering and possession of stolen goods.

Events leading to his arrest began on January 23 as Police responded to a property damage call at an apartment on 2nd Street Place N.E.  A resident there noticed that a back window had been disturbed and a PlayStation video game and accessories were missing from the apartment.

Later the same day, Police learned that the stolen items had been pawned by Ferguson, who was acquainted with the victim.  A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Ferguson was taken into custody without incident at his residence.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 unsecured bond.  He has since been released.  An appearance in District Court was set for today (January 30) in Newton.

41-year-old Cornelius Montreal Peeler of Langston Drive in Shelby was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday afternoon (January 28) on one felony count each of larceny of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.  He was also charged on outstanding warrants issued on December 5 of last year for simple assault & battery and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, plus two counts of failure to appear on additional charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The firearms charges come in connection to an incident on Thanksgiving Day when a female victim said that she and two other subjects, including Peeler, went out for the evening.  After returning the next morning, the victim realized that her Smith & Wesson handgun was missing.  She learned that Peeler took the gun from her residence.  He promised to return it, but after he failed to do so, the victim reported the incident to Police on December 6.  Warrants were issued for Peeler’s arrest.

He was taken into custody at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday at a residence on 3rd Street S.E. in Hickory, following a brief vehicle chase.  Peeler was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $22,000 secured bond.  He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (January 30) in Newton.  An additional court date on the outstanding warrants was set for March 23.

35-year-old Autumn Dawn Buckland of Iron Station was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after ten o’clock last night (January 29) on two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and three felony probation violations.

Buckland is on probation following a felony conviction on July 13, 2016 in Catawba County on multiple counts for the sale & delivery of a schedule II controlled substance and another felony conviction 12 days later in Gaston County for breaking & entering, larceny and larceny of a motor vehicle.  She had been listed as an absconder from probation.

Buckland was taken into custody without incident at the RaceWay gas station on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E.  She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $285,000 secured bond.  She was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

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