Wednesday, 12 February 2020 11:35

Hickory Woman Faces Felony Meth Charge

33-year-old Victoria Khrysten Gore of Sleepy Hollow Drive in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (February 12) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

She was arrested following a traffic stop at a convenience store on 2nd Avenue N.W. in Hickory. During the stop, Police found 2.3 grams of methamphetamine.

Gore was taken into custody without incident at about 2:25 a.m. today. She was processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released under a $2,500 secured bond. An appearance in District Court is coming up tomorrow in Newton.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 11:17

Shelby Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

34-year-old Michael Lance Owens of Falston Road in Shelby was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (February 12) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He was also charged on a warrant out of Cleveland County with failure to appear in court for misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

Owens was arrested after Officers approached a suspicious person near the intersection of Highway 70 S.E. and 21st Street Lane S.E. During the incident, Officers learned that Owens had an outstanding warrant, and they found 0.3 grams of methamphetamine.

Owens was taken into custody without incident. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $2,500 secured bond, plus a $365 cash bond on the Cleveland County charge. An appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow in Newton, with a court date in Shelby on March 2.

49-year-old Steven Allen Little of Wilderness Trace in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:20 p.m. yesterday (February 11) on outstanding warrants for felony obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor larceny.

Little was arrested in connection to an incident on February 5 when Hickory Police responded to a report of fraud at the Target store on Catawba Valley Boulevard S.E. Loss Prevention reported that a male subject stole items on January 30. The man returned on February 4 to return the stolen items for store credit. He was identified as Steven Allen Little. The warrants for his arrest were issued on February 5.

Little was taken into custody without incident yesterday at the store. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $2,500 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

31-year-old Kenneth Mailon Adams of Conley Road in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday (February 11) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle. The warrant for his arrest was issued in Burke County on February 5. Adams was taken into custody without incident at a residential address on 15th Street S.W. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $3,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for March 9 in Morganton.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:42

Morganton Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

39-year-old Ya Por Vue of Brandon Road in Morganton has been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff's Officers for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine).

His arrest stems from an investigation that began on January 30. Officers went to an address on Old Blue Ridge Lane in Connelly Springs where they made contact with Ya Por Vue. Officers with the N.C. Dept. of Probation & Parole assisted in the investigation.

Vue was taken into custody and placed in the Burke County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond. He has a court date coming up on February 21 in Morganton.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:40

Connelly Springs Man Faces Felony Meth Charge

29-year-old Seth Allen Tolbert of U.S. Highway 70 in Connelly Springs has been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff's Officers for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine).

His arrest stems from an investigation that began on February 5 at Tolbert's residence. Officers went to the residence where they made contact with Seth Allen Tolbert and took him into custody. Officers with the N.C. Dept. of Probation & Parole assisted in the investigation.

Tolbert was placed in the Burke County Jail under a $3,000 secured bond. As of this afternoon (February 11), he was no longer listed as an inmate in Burke County. He'll appear in court on February 26 in Morganton.

47-year-old April Dawn Wade of Hoods Creek Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Officers yesterday (February 10) for felony failure to appear in court on fraud related charges. Following her arrest, Wade was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $25,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for March 2 in Lenoir.

24-year-old Joseph Paul Chapman of 10th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before eight o'clock last night (February 10) on two felony counts of failure to appear on charges of obtaining property by false pretenses. The warrant for his arrest was issued last Friday (February 7) in Rutherford County. Chapman was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $12,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for March 6 in Rutherfordton.

41-year-old Tyrie Dwayne Blackburn and 38-year-old Lamanda Nickole Blackburn, both from the same address on Damron Lane in Harmony, have been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff's Officers on multiple drug charges. Tyrie Blackburn was charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or distribute crystal methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule III & schedule I controlled substances, maintaining a dwelling to sell a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Lamanda Blackburn was charged with felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. Both suspects were charged with misdemeanor child abuse.

On Friday (February 7), Narcotics Investigators and other Officers executed a search warrant at the suspects' address. The search wrapped up an investigation that began when Officers received information that Tyrie Blackburn was responsible for the sale & distribution of crystal meth in the Harmony area in the northern part of the county.

Narcotics Investigators were able to purchase meth directly from Tyrie Blackburn at his residence. During the purchases, Tyrie Blackburn’s small child was also present. In addition, Investigators confirmed that there was a handgun in the home during the purchases. Tyrie Blackburn is a convicted felon.

During the search, Tyrie Blackburn, Lamanda Blackburn, and their small child were found inside the home. Investigators also found crystal meth, ecstasy tablets, clonazepam, subutex, and a 9mm handgun.

Tyrie Blackburn and Lamanda Blackburn were arrested on scene and taken to the Iredell Co. Detention Center. The Iredell Co. Department of Social Services responded to the scene and took the minor child into protective custody. Bond for Tyrie Blackburn was set at $50,000, secured, while Lamanda Blackburn was given an $8,000 secured bond. Both suspects will appear in District Court on February 26.

34-year-old Danielle Nicole McClamrock of 2nd Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:15 Friday afternoon (February 7) on one felony count of identity theft and two felony counts of credit card fraud. She was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of credit card fraud. The warrants for her arrest were issued on January 21 & 26 in Burke and Catawba counties. McClamrock was arrested and processed at the Hickory Police Department. She was released under a $500 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (February 10) in Newton.

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