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23-year-old Montreill Lamar Davis of Lane Street in Morganton was served a felony indictment by Hickory Police at about 8:15 last night (July 22) on two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine. He was taken into custody without incident on North Center Street in Hickory. Davis was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $100,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for tomorrow in Newton.

23-year-old Samantha Danielle Kirkland of Lucky Lane in Newton was served a felony indictment by Hickory Police just before 8:30 last night (July 22) on one felony count for possession of a schedule I controlled substance.

The indictment stems from an incident in April of this year at the Wal-Mart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. Police responded to a disturbance at the customer service desk where a female subject appeared to be impaired.

A search of the woman, Samantha Kirkland, turned up 0.6 grams of Ecstasy, 0.2 grams of methamphetamine, one dosage unit of Hydrocodone and one dosage unit of Clonazepam. She was arrested and charged at that time. The only charge that carried forward to the indictment is for the Ecstasy, which is a schedule I controlled substance.

Following her arrest last night, Kirkland was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond.

30-year-old Kyle Brandon Moore of 10th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:20 yesterday afternoon (July 21) on two felony counts of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and one misdemeanor count of larceny. The warrants for his arrest were issued by Long View Police on June 23.

Moore was taken into custody without incident at an apartment complex on 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $150,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

22-year-old Trent Warren Temple of Johnson Bridge Road in Hickory was served a felony indictment by Hickory Police early this morning (July 22) for possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The indictment comes in connection to an incident on April 15 when Police received information regarding a possible drug violation at Bourbon Street Alley on Main Avenue S.W. in Hickory. Officers responded to the club, where the suspect was located and identified as Trent Temple. According to Police, 6.1 grams of cocaine and $890 in cash were found on his person.

Temple was taken into custody without incident at about 1:30 this morning. He was processed at Hickory Police headquarters and then released under a $28,000 secured bond. He will appear in Superior Court this Friday (July 24) in Newton.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:13

Arrest Made in Convenience Store Robbery

24-year-old Tyler Bias Christian of West “C” Street in Newton was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. yesterday (July 21) by Officers with the Hickory & Newton police departments. He’s charged with breaking & entering, misdemeanor larceny, possession of a firearm by a felon and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Christian was arrested in connection to a robbery at the Top Express convenience store on 16th Street S.E. in Hickory. The incident occurred at 5:53 p.m. Monday (July 20). Christian allegedly entered the store, armed with a handgun, and demanded money from the clerk. He fled, on foot, with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the robbery.

Hickory Police were able to identify the suspect after examining surveillance images. With the assistance of Newton Police, Christian was located and taken into custody without incident at his residence.

Following his arrest, Christian was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $162,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today (Wednesday, July 22).

19-year-old Jessica Brittany Lane, 62-year-old Robert Deal Shuford and 38-year-old Jason Anthony Johnson have all been arrested by authorities in Lincoln County on a variety of charges. All three were charged with obtaining property by false pretense. In addition, Lane was charged with one count each of forgery of an instrument and uttering a forged instrument. Shuford also faces charges for uttering a forged instrument, while Johnson was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense and two counts of possession of counterfeit currency.

On Thursday, July 16, Officer Tiffany Cline of the Lincolnton Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives Matthew Burgess and David Brooks conducted a joint investigation into multiple breaking & entering and fraud cases. As a result of the investigation, Officer Cline arrested Jessica Lane.

The next day, as part of the same investigation, Officers executed a search warrant at a residence on North Grove Street in Lincolnton. Officers found evidence connected to the B&E and fraud cases. Several people were at the residence, including the homeowner, Robert Shuford, who was taken into custody. Also present was Jason Johnson, who was arrested for his involvement in the passage and attempted passage of counterfeit currency at local businesses in Lincolnton.

All three suspects were placed in the Lincoln County Jail. Bond for Lane was set at $5,000, secured. Shuford was given a $6,000 secured bond and Johnson’s bond was set at $12,500, secured. Lane had her first District Court date on July 17. Shuford and Johnson were both due in court yesterday (July 20).

Lane has a prior conviction for simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. Shuford has previous convictions for failure to pay income tax, driving while impaired and several other traffic related offenses. Johnson has prior convictions for obtaining property by false pretense, forgery of an instrument, uttering a forged instrument, discharging a weapon into occupied property, breaking & entering, larceny from a person, felony larceny, possession of stolen goods, threatening phone calls, assault on a female, assault inflicting serious injury, providing fictitious information to an officer, worthless check, injury to personal property, littering, second-degree trespass, misuse of the 9-1-1 system and several traffic related offenses.

Three other subjects are wanted in connection to the investigation. Warrants have been issued for 23-year-old Joshua Lee Deaton of Howards Creek School Road and 25-year-old Michael Andrew Reinhardt of North Grove Street, both from Lincolnton. They are wanted for felony breaking & entering and felony larceny after B&E. Deaton is currently out on bond for attempting to obtain property by false pretense. 43-year-old Crystal Deaton Setzer of Howards Creek School Road in Vale also has outstanding warrants for safecracking, forgery of an instrument, uttering a forged instrument and obtaining property by false pretense. All three have multiple prior convictions on a variety of charges.

Deaton, Reinhardt and Setzer are also wanted in connection to the investigation involving a strong-arm robbery and possession of methamphetamine case in which Jon Willett and Alex Moore were arrested last week.

Anyone with information regarding the suspects should contact Officer Cline at 704-736-8900.

  

30-year-old Roallenger Steven Jarrett of Panama Drive in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:50 yesterday afternoon (July 20) on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. The warrants for his arrest were issued on June 8.

Jarrett was taken into custody without incident and processed at Hickory Police headquarters. He was released about an hour later under a $1,800 unsecured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for July 24 in Newton.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 10:53

Hickory Convenience Store Robbed

Hickory Police are investigating a robbery at the Top Express convenience store on 16th Street S.E. in Hickory.

The incident occurred at 5:53 p.m. yesterday (July 20). A white male armed with a handgun entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. He fled, on foot, with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was injured during the robbery. No additional description of the suspect has been released.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.

41-year-old Randy Everette Spivey of Eli Lane in Denver turned himself in to Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (July 17) on one felony count of statutory rape or sex offense of a person 13, 14 or 15 years old by a defendant at least six years older.

The incident occurred on May 20 at the 14-year-old female victim’s home. It wasn’t reported until May 23. The suspect is known to the victim.

Detectives had been searching for the suspect for several weeks before he turned himself in to authorities on July 17. Spivey has been confined in the Lincoln County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today (July 20).

45-year-old Michael Lee Huffman of Clear Springs Drive in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:45 Saturday night on one felony count of habitual misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and D.W.I.

He was arrested when Officers saw a moped driven by Huffman weaving on the roadway. Police conducted a traffic stop on the McDonald Parkway where they searched Huffman and found two grams of marijuana. There was an outstanding warrant dated May 4 of this year on the assault charge.

Huffman was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set a $10,500, secured. He has since been released. A Superior Court appearance on the assault charge was scheduled for September 8.