20-year-old Joshua Ernest Robinson of South Center Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (June 19) on one felony count of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was also charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

He was arrested after Officers responded last night to a reported robbery outside the Sears store in Hickory’s Valley Hills Mall. The victim said two black males stole his vehicle from the parking lot. One suspect, Joshua Robinson, was later identified and arrested. The other suspect remains at large.

Robinson was taken into custody without incident just after 2 a.m. today on the 900 block of 1st Street S.W. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $150,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for June 26 in Newton.

41-year-old Bradley Dwayne Davis of Monroe Street in Statesville turned himself in this morning (June 19) at the Hickory Police Department.  Davis was wanted in connection to the shooting death of 37-year-old Shamar Rashad Wilson of Hickory.

The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. Saturday (June 17) outside Alessio’s Lounge on North Center Street in Hickory.  Davis is charged with murder.  He was accompanied by his attorney when he turned himself in at about 9 a.m. today.

Davis has been jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond.  He will make a first appearance in court tomorrow.

49-year-old Machelle Barger Slape of 27th Street N.E. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 12:40 yesterday afternoon (June 15) on one felony count of larceny by servant or other employee.

Officers initially responded on June 9 to a report of larceny by employee at Hickory Chair, 37 9th Street Place S.E. in Hickory.  A warrant for Slape’s arrest on that date.

She was taken into custody without incident at Frye Regional Medical Center’s South Campus on 3rd Avenue N.W.  Slape was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $1,500 secured bond.  She has since been released.  An appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

38-year-old Martha Lidia Rodriguez of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was by Hickory Police shortly before noon yesterday (June 15). Rodriguez was served a true bill of indictment on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense.

She was arrested in connection to a June 2013 fraud case at St. Luke’s Methodist Church. The initial warrant for her arrest was issued in January of last year.

Rodriguez was taken into custody without incident at the intersection of Highway 321 South and Highway 10 in Newton. She was processed and released under a $10,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

About 70 people came out to the Mountain View Recreation Center in Morganton on June 8 to hear an update and to provide input on the City of Morganton’s Parks & Recreation Master Plan.  The plan will impact the City’s parks and recreation programs for the next 20 years.

The consultants - Toole Design Group and The Landplan Group South – were hired by the city earlier this year.  The group started gathering research for the plan in April and will continue the research phase through July 4.

During the June 8 meeting, LandPlanSouth Project Manager Rick McMackin shared the group’s progress, to date.  The consultants have held multiple meetings with the public, stakeholders, the master plan steering committee and city staff.  They have visited all city parks and facilities and completed a park inventory and they created a public input survey. The public has turned in more than 340 completed surveys so far.  The survey will be available online through July 4 at http://bit.ly/morgantonrecsurvey.

McMackin said his team collected more than 100 of those surveys during a “greenway intercept” held on June 3 on the Catawba River Greenway.  Among those participating was a family of five from Hickory who carted their bikes from Hickory to Morganton to ride the greenway.

The consultants will hold another intercept on Tuesday, July 4, during the Independence Day Celebration at Catawba Meadows Park (the final day of the Red, White & Bluegrass Festival).

The group will hold its next public meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, at the Collett Street Recreation Center.  They will present their findings and make preliminary recommendations at that time.  The group plans to present a final report and Master Plan to the City Council in September or October of this year.

37-year-old Latissa Decona Price of Lyle Haven Drive N.W. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:45 last night on one felony count of larceny by anti-inventory device and one misdemeanor count of larceny.

Price was taken into custody without incident at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Catawba Valley Boulevard in Hickory.  She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $3,600 secured bond.  Appearances in District Court were scheduled today and on August 29 in Newton.

40-year-old Robert Gregory Wray of Gastonia, 27-year-old Amanda Dawn Armstrong of Bessemer City and 27-year-old Elizabeth May Buchanan of Gastonia were all arrested early this morning (June 14) by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Officers.  Wray was charged with one felony count each of manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.   He is also charged with one misdemeanor count each of driving while license revoked, failure to dim high-beam headlights and driving left of center.  Armstrong and Buchanan were each charged with one felony count of manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance.

At 12:42 a.m. today, Deputies were traveling southbound on Salem Church Road when the driver of an approaching vehicle failed to dim the headlights as it passed by.  The Deputies turned around and stopped the vehicle near the Boggs Street intersection in Lincolnton after they saw the vehicle cross the centerline on several occasions.  The driver, Robert Gregory Wray, was asked to exit the vehicle because he was appeared to be nervous and could not produce a driver’s license.

The driver gave consent to search the vehicle as Deputies asked two female passengers to also step from the vehicle.  At that time, a Deputy noticed smoke coming from a black bag in the rear seat.  The bag was emitting what was described as a very strong chemical odor.  The occupants were placed in custody and moved a safe distance away.  It was determined that there was a clandestine meth lab in the vehicle.  Officers then learned that there were three active one-pot meth labs in the process of cooking methamphetamine and releasing dangerous gases inside the vehicle.  

To ensure safety of personnel and the motoring public, Salem Church Road was shut down from Dean Lane to Keener Road while the Lincolnton Fire Department and Lincoln County E.M.S. decontaminated the three suspects and the Deputies who were involved in the traffic stop.  The vehicle was seized and placed in the Sheriff’s Office impound lot.  It was later processed and cleaned.

Wray was given a $100,000 secured bond during a first appearance hearing in Lincoln County District Court.  Armstrong's bond was set at $20,000 secured, while Buchanan was given a $30,000 secured bond.  No additional court dates are currently listed.

35-year-old Jason Anthony Riddle, 37-year-old Daniel Lee Nance and 34-year-old Holly Ann Kiser, all from Taylorsville, have been arrested in Alexander County.  They were each charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sale or delivery of a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance and possession of a schedule II controlled substance, plus misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Riddle also faces charges for driving while license revoked, operating a vehicle with no insurance and driving on a revoked tag.

They were arrested yesterday (June 13) when Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Officers and Taylorsville Police stopped a vehicle on Boston Branch Road in Taylorsville for displaying fictitious plates.  The driver, Jason Riddle, had a suspended license.  Due to the nature of the vehicle stop, the vehicle was searched, leading to the discovery of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

All three suspects were taken to the Alexander County Law Enforcement Center.  Riddle was given a $50,000 secured bond.  Bond for Nance and Kiser was set at a $30,000, secured.  They were all scheduled to make first appearances in Alexander Co. District Court on June 26.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:27

Hickory Woman Charged with Habitual Larceny

48-year-old Mavis Yvette Clark of Emmanuel Church Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:15 last night (June 13) on a bill of indictment for felony habitual larceny.

She was arrested in connection to an incident on January 14, 2015. Clark was accused of stealing an alcoholic beverage from the Total Convenience Market on Highway 70 S.W. She was initially arrested on that date.

The N.C. Dept. of Public Safety lists felony convictions for Clark in April of 2009 for breaking & entering and in November of 1998 for possession of a schedule II controlled substance. She also has multiple misdemeanor larceny convictions in the mid-90s in Catawba and Rockingham counties.

Clark was taken into custody without incident yesterday at a residence on 9th Avenue S.E. in Hickory. She 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.

65-year-old Isaac Sheppard Cheves, Jr. of 28th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:15 a.m. yesterday (June 12) on one felony count each of larceny after breaking & entering and possession of stolen goods.

He was charged in connection to an incident on June 11 when Officers responded to a fast-food restaurant on Highway 321 North where a vehicle had been broken into.  The victim’s black Galaxy S7 phone, valued at $800, was stolen from his car.  Police were able to identify Isaac Cheves as the suspect.  He was taken into custody the next morning at the same restaurant.

Cheves was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $13,000 secured bond.  He has since been released.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

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