38-year-old Jason Anthony Johnson of North Greene Street in Lincolnton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:30 last night (November 17) on felony counts of possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon, as well as misdemeanor counts of discharging a firearm in the city limits and failure to appear on a misdemeanor. In addition, Johnson was served outstanding warrants for larceny of a firearm and motor vehicle theft. Those warrants were dated November 6.
He was taken into custody without incident after Officers responded to reports of a subject shooting a firearm into the air. Police located Johnson with a handgun on his person. The gun had been reported stolen out of Lincoln County.
Johnson was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $25,000, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.
23-year-old Jameson Acoya Kennedy and 22-year-old Dyangeliz Michela Ross, both of the same Michelle Drive address in Newton, were arrested by Hickory Police shortly after eight o’clock last night (November 17). Kennedy was charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor driving while license revoked, while Ross faces one felony count of failure to return hired property.
They were arrested after Police responded to a stolen vehicle complaint at the U-Haul location on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. A subject rented a vehicle on November 13, but did not return it. The vehicle was entered into the National Crime Information Center’s database.
Last night, Newton Police reported that they were following the stolen vehicle, which was then stopped by Newton and Hickory Police on the McDonald Parkway, near the Bob Evans restaurant.
Kennedy and Ross were taken into custody without incident. A third subject in the vehicle was not charged.
Both suspects were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for each set at $3,000, secured. First appearances in District Court were scheduled for today in Newton.
38-year-old William Gary Ray Mozeley has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers and charged with one felony count of statutory rape when the defendant is more than six years older than the victim.
On November 2, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report involving the sexual assault of a child less than 16 years of age by a family member. The assault occurred in June of last year in southern Iredell County.
The report was assigned to Detective Sergeant Amy Dyson with the Special Victims Unit. The child was interviewed at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center. As a result of the investigation, Mozeley was charged.
He was jailed under a $75,000 bond. A District Court date was set for November 23.
The Hickory Fire Department responded to Hickory’s Valley Hills Mall last night after a water pipe leaked, causing damage at the Bed, Bath & Beyond store and at other locations in the mall.
The alarm sounded at 9:07 p.m. Firefighters arrived about five minutes later. First responders worked to stop the leak and contain the water. The Fire Department left the scene at 11:40 p.m.
The leak came from a pipe that is part of the mall’s sprinkler system. According to a Fire Department spokesperson, there was no fire. The mall was put on a “fire watch” last night as a precautionary measure because the sprinkler system was not fully functional as a result of the leak.
No damage estimates are available at this time.
35-year-old Aaron Josiah O’Neil of 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning on one felony count of failure to appear on a felony and one misdemeanor count of failure to appear.
The charges come in connection to an incident in November of last year in which O’Neil allegedly took shoes from the Rugged Wearhouse on Highway 70 S.W. without paying. He fled the scene on foot, but was found behind the neighboring El Paso restaurant. The stolen shoes were recovered.
O’Neil was taken into custody without incident at about 2:10 a.m. today at a residence on 2nd Street Place S.E. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $14,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for November 20 in Newton.
No serious injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident that occurred this morning in Brookford.
According to Brookford Police Chief Ken Hopkins, the accident occurred as a white Chrysler traveling southbound on Highway 127 attempted to turn left onto South Center Street. A northbound Toyota collided with the Chrysler. The accident happened shortly before 9 a.m.
The female driver of the Toyota was taken to Catawba Valley Medical Center complaining of possible chest pain caused by the steering wheel. The female driver of the Chrysler and an infant riding in the back seat were not injured.
Brookford Police, Hickory Police and the Hickory Fire Department were among the responding agencies.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating 31-year-old Alvin Dewayne Moore, Jr. of Ben McLain Lane in Stanley. Mr. Moore has been missing since November 11.
Around 10:30 a.m. on the eleventh, Deputies went to Moore’s residence to serve involuntary commitment papers taken out by his grandmother. When Officers arrived, Moore ran from the residence. Deputies left the residence.
At 5:30 p.m. on the same date, a family member called the Communications Center to report that Mr. Moore was back at home, but he again ran from the scene before Officers arrived. Moore was entered into the National Crime Information Center database as a missing person the next day. Mr. Moore is on medication for psychological problems, but has not been taking his medication as he should, according to his family.
He was last seen on November 11 walking south on Highway 16 in Gaston County. He was wearing a navy blue t-shirt, a white fleece jacket with a hood and camo-style pants. He also had on a blue cap with a dollar sign symbol on the front.
Moore is a black male, six feet tall, weighing about 225 pounds. He has a bald spot on top of his head.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Alvin Dewayne Moore, Jr. should call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.
35-year-old James Anthony Foust of “F” Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 12:25 Friday afternoon (November 13) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce.
He was arrested when Officers on foot patrol in the area of 5th Street S.E. and “F” Avenue S.E. observed what appeared to be a drug transaction. Officers approached two male subjects. A subsequent search led to the discovery of 0.4 grams of crack cocaine and 4.1 grams of marijuana on Foust’s person. The other man was not charged.
Foust was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $7,500, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (November 16) in Newton.
49-year-old Joseph Tyrone Dillard of 17th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory was served a felony indictment Friday (November 13) by Hickory Police on one felony count of speeding to elude arrest.
The indictment stems from an incident in April of this year in which Police attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of 2nd Street S.E. and 11th Avenue Drive S.E. The vehicle sped away and a chase ensued, coming to an end at 7th Avenue S.W. and 4th Street S.W.
A passenger in the front seat threw an object from the vehicle. A subsequent search turned up crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Three subjects were arrested, including Dillard, who was the driver.
The indictment was served when Dillard was taken into custody without incident at about 10:30 Friday night at the Total Convenience Market on Highway 70 S.W. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. He has since been released. An appearance in Superior Court was set for November 20 in Newton.
17-year-old Maurisha Jalia LaQuagia Brown of Mayfair Drive, 17-year-old Julius Quinton Carson of 18th Street Place N.W. and 18-year-old Tavior Shawnte Imes of 3rd Street S.W., all from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 2 a.m. yesterday (November 15). They were each charged with felony attempted breaking & entering. Brown was also charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, while Carson faces an additional felony count of preparation to commit burglary and one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.
They were arrested when Police responded to a break-in in progress at the Georgetown Apartment complex on the 200 block of 6th Street S.W. in Hickory. Brown and Imes were detained on the scene. Upon arrival, Officers received information that a third suspect, Julius Carson, had fled the scene on foot. He was quickly spotted and taken into custody on the 700 block of 2nd Avenue S.W.
All three suspects were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Brown and Imes set at $7,000, secured. Carson was given an $8,000 secured bond. All three were scheduled to make first appearances in District Court today in Newton.