32-year-old Albert Dennis Schroeder of Burette Fox Lane in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police at 1 p.m. yesterday on a felony probation violation. He was also charged with simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor providing false information to an Officer.
He was arrested after Police stopped a vehicle at the intersection of 8th Avenue N.E. and 6th Street N.E. for an expired registration. In the course of the traffic stop, Officers found the outstanding warrant for the probation violation, issued in June of this year.
Schroeder initially gave Police a false name. 2.3 dosage units of oxycodone were found, resulting in the drug charge against him.
Schroeder was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $16,000, secured. He will appear in District Court on September 24 in Hickory.
60-year-old Patricia Ann Banks of Palm Tree Drive in Vale was arrested and charged with one felony count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell & deliver cocaine and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance. She was also charged with one misdemeanor count each of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Working off tips from citizens, Lincoln County Narcotics Detectives conducted an investigation over the span of several months that led to the issuance of a search warrant for a residence on Palm Tree Drive in the Palm Tree Heights Development in Vale. During a search conducted last night (August 26), Detectives located crack cocaine packaged for sale and 13 roxicodone pain pills.
Banks was arrested and placed in the Lincoln County Detention Center under a $17,500 secured bond. No court date is currently listed.
46-year-old Warren Darnell Tipps of New Hope Road in Lawndale was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before midnight last night (August 26) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of second-degree trespass.
He was arrested after Officers on foot patrol at the Blue Ridge Heights apartment complex on the 900 block of 1st Street S.W. in Hickory spotted Tipps and knew that he had previously been banned from Hickory Housing Authority property. A search of Tipps’ person yielded 0.5 grams of crack cocaine. He was taken into custody without incident.
Tipps was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. He will appear in District Court tomorrow in Newton.
23-year-old Jelissa Danale Stinson of 12th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just after ten o’clock last night on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon.
Events leading to her arrest began as Police performed a health check on a resident at the Ridgecrest apartment complex. A 28-year-old male subject was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with a laceration on his back.
Emergency room personnel reported that the victim’s injury was consistent with a stabbing, which was confirmed by Police. The victim was treated and released.
He was reportedly stabbed as the result of a domestic dispute with Stinson. The two lived together, though the nature of their relationship is unclear.
Stinson was taken into custody without incident and jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility, where she was initially held without bond. Bond has since been set at $5,000, secured. She was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Newton.
25-year-old Lauren Molita Anderson of 19th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 26) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of larceny.
She was arrested after Police were called to the Kangaroo Express on Highway 70 S.E. where an employee said two women had taken beer from the store and exited without paying. The women reportedly left the store in a silver Jeep Cherokee.
A short time later, Police stopped the Jeep in the Barnes & Noble parking lot, also on Highway 70 S.E. A male passenger in the vehicle, Thomas Arnold, was cited for possessing a glass crack cocaine pipe, which was found under his seat. Lauren Anderson was also issued a misdemeanor larceny citation for taking the beer.
Officers ran the license tag on the Jeep and found that it came back to a Dodge Magnum. A check of the VIN number showed that the Jeep had been reported stolen out of Greenville, S.C. Anderson was arrested just before 3 a.m. and charged accordingly.
The second female spotted at the Kangaroo Express was not charged.
Anderson was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. She was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.
17-year-old Jacob Marquazes Shaffer of Riverfield Drive and 16-year-old Tyaeem Antion Phifer of Branchwood Road, both from Statesville, have been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers. They were each charged with one count of felony breaking & entering and felony larceny.
They were charged in connection to an incident at about 12:30 a.m. on August 22 when Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Grand Prix gas station on the Wilkesboro Highway in Statesville. Officers received two separate 9-1-1 calls in reference to a break-in at the business.
Deputies confirmed that a break-in had occurred and searched the area in an attempt to locate the suspects. Detectives took statements from witnesses and gathered additional evidence.
As a result of the investigation Shaffer and Phifer were arrested and charged. Another juvenile suspect was also identified and charged. Shaffer and Phifer are both due in District Court on September 14.
35-year-old Jody Dean Wilson of North Fairview Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before ten o’clock last night (August 25) on one misdemeanor count of driving while impaired. He was charged in connection to a collision with a school bus. The accident was reported at 9:27 p.m. Tuesday.
A 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Wilson reportedly rear-ended a Caldwell County school bus that had stopped at a railway crossing near the bridge over the Catawba River on Highway 321 North in Hickory. The bus was carrying 29 soccer players from South Caldwell High School.
One student and two coaches were “checked out” on the scene by E.M.S. personnel. No serious injuries were reported.
Following his arrest, Wilson was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $1,000 secured bond. He has since been released. Wilson will appear in District Court on October 29 in Newton.
The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office has released more information regarding a fatal shooting Tuesday morning in Lenoir.
At 8:31 a.m. on August 25, Caldwell County Deputies responded to a report of gunshots at 1630 Wheeler Hollow Place in Lenoir. Officers found the body of 26-year-old Heidi Lyn Hamilton in a white Ford truck in the driveway. 33-year-old Edward Lee Price, Jr. was also found in the driveway in close proximity to the truck.
Both individuals suffered from apparent gunshot wounds. Price was airlifted to Mission Memorial Hospital. He was last reported to be in critical condition.
According to the Sheriff’s statement, the incident appears to be domestic-related and is being viewed as a murder and attempted suicide.
33-year-old Romel Barta McDonald of Statesville has been arrested by Statesville Police on charges of breaking & entering a business and breaking & entering a motor vehicle, as well as two counts of larceny and first-degree trespass.
Yesterday morning (August 24), Statesville Police responded to two separate break-ins at C&M Used Tires & Wheels on Newton Drive and LaFamilia Mexican Restaurant on West Front Street. Officers first responded to LaFamilia, where someone had thrown a car stereo through a glass door to gain entry. The suspect stole two iPods and some groceries from inside the establishment.
Officers reviewed video surveillance footage and obtained images of the suspect entering the building at 5 a.m. The suspect was a black male with a beard, wearing gray sweatpants and a white t-shirt.
Officers were then dispatched to a vehicle break in and larceny at C&M Used Tires & Wheels. The owner said that the suspect entered his fenced-in parking area and broke into a truck. The suspect stole a car stereo and two toolboxes containing various tools.
Video surveillance confirmed that the suspect entered the lot at 3:57 a.m. and that the suspect was the same person who had committed the break in at La Familia. Officers also confirmed that the stolen car stereo was the same item used to break the glass at LaFamilia.
Officers found the suspect, later identified as Romel McDonald, at a location on West Front Street. The suspect was still wearing the same clothing from both incidents. Officers found the two stolen iPods in McDonald’s pants pocket.
McDonald was arrested at about 10 a.m. and placed in the Iredell County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (August 25).
47-year-old Karen Dauler Holleman of Bethlehem, 38-year-old Daniel Shane Russell of Hiddenite and 34-year-old Tanya Gail Hoke of Hiddenite have all been arrested by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers on drug charges. Assisting in the arrests were the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Team, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Holleman was charged with four counts each for sale & delivery of Methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver meth and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. She was also charged with two counts each for simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance and for simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, as well as one count of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
Russell faces charges for possession of a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver meth, while Hoke was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
The charges come after a two-month undercover narcotics investigation into the sale and delivery of illegal narcotics from Holleman’s residence. At the conclusion of the investigation, a search warrant was executed at the residence, resulting in the discovery and seizure of a large amount of prescription medication, along with over a half ounce of methamphetamine.
All three suspects were placed in the Alexander County Detention Center with Holleman’s bond set at $10,000, secured. Russell was given a $4,000 secured bond, while Hoke was held under a $2,500 secured bond.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending.