34-year-old Tony Lee of 1st Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested at about 5:50 p.m. yesterday (December 3) on one felony count for the manufacture or possession of a weapon of mass destruction, carrying a concealed gun and possession of marijuana up to half an ounce.  He was also served with failure to appear warrants for a felony probation violation, driving while license revoked, presenting false identification, no insurance on a vehicle and fictitious or altered title, registration card or tag.

He was arrested after Hickory Police followed a suspicious vehicle into the Quail Run condos on 21st Avenue N.W.  Officers identified the driver as Tony Lee.  During the incident, Police found 0.7 grams of marijuana; drug paraphernalia a shotgun and shotgun shells.

Lee was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $37,250 secured bond.  He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

30-year-old Linda Gale Boyett of 13th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (December 1) on one felony count each of selling a schedule II controlled substance and possession of heroin, plus one misdemeanor count each of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was arrested as Officers on patrol at the Midland Plaza shopping center on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory saw at least two subjects loitering in a vehicle in the parking lot.  During the incident, Police spotted a bookbag near the passenger, Linda Gale Boyett.  In the bookbag were five grams of methamphetamine, 1.6 grams of heroin, 69 dosage units of Oxycodone, six dosage units of Acetaminophen/Oxycodone Hydrochloride and one dosage unit of Lyrica.  Boyett was taken into custody.  The driver of the vehicle was not charged.

Boyett was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $30,000 secured bond.  A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

37-year-old James Kelly Lynch of 12th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 11:30 last night (November 30) on one felony count of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of heroin, as well as one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrest occurred when Hickory Officers saw James Lynch in the Sheetz on Springs Road N.E.  As Police served an outstanding warrant for misdemeanor larceny, they found 108.3 grams of meth, 2.2 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia on Lynch’s person.

Lynch was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $22,000 secured bond.  He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton with another court date on January 10 on the larceny charge.

17-year-old James Michael Butler of Sorrels Baxter Road in Cherryville has been arrested by Maiden Police for felony burning certain buildings.

Butler’s arrest comes in connection to an incident on June 5 of this year.  On that date, the Maiden Fire & Police Departments were dispatched to a fully involved residential structure fire on West Main Street in Maiden.  The residence was unoccupied at the time and was under contract for sale.

Maiden Police worked with Catawba County Fire Investigators to determine the nature, cause and origin of the fire.  The fire was determined to be incendiary in nature.  Investigators immediately suspected the cause was arson.

Maiden Police took Butler into custody yesterday (November 29).  He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

Maiden Police expressed their appreciation to Catawba County Emergency Services for investigative assistance and to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for assisting in the arrest.

34-year-old Carnito Connail Glaspy of 13th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 2:30 yesterday afternoon (November 29) on a felony failure to appear charge.  The warrant for his arrest originated in Iredell County.

Glaspy was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured.  He’ll appear in Superior Court on February 12 in Statesville for failure to report a changed online identifier.

32-year-old Leneil Randolph Green of 12th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:20 p.m. yesterday (November 29) on one felony count each of possession of a firearm by a felony and possession of cocaine, plus one misdemeanor count of driving while license revoked.

Green was taken into custody without incident on the 3,000 block of 12th Avenue S.E.  According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, he was in possession of a handgun at the time of his arrest.  Green was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond.  A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

33-year-old Tony Devon Boyles of Null Road in Lincolnton has been charged with single counts of assault with a deadly weapon, injury to personal property and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.  He also faces two counts of assault on a female.  

Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of a domestic-related physical disturbance involving a knife at about eight o’clock last night in northern Lincoln County.  Deputies were told that the man threatened people at the residence with a knife before running into a nearby wooded area.  A female at the home identified Boyles as the suspect.

Deputies went to the back of the house in an attempt to locate Boyles, who had threatened to harm himself.  Officers found the man near an abandoned house next door and ordered him to drop the knife.  Boyles refused and approached the Officers with the knife when a Sergeant fired a non-lethal beanbag, striking the suspect in the left thigh.

Boyles fell to the ground and Officers confiscated two knives.  Lincoln County E.M.S. was dispatched to treat lacerations on the suspect’s hand.  Deputies then took Boyles to Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln for evaluation.

In a previous incident on June 20 of this year, Deputies were dispatched to the same residence where Boyles was standing outside his vehicle holding a gas can above his head, as though he intended to light himself on fire.  Boyles got back into his vehicle and poured gas over himself and the vehicle.  A standoff ensued until Sheriff David Carpenter arrived and convinced Boyles to throw the gas can and lighter out of the car.  He then exited the vehicle and agreed to go with E.M.S. personnel for treatment.

Arrest warrants will be served on Boyles after an evaluation has been completed.

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18-year-old Austin Dean Williams of Winding Oak Drive in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 7:20 p.m. yesterday (November 28) on two felony counts of larceny by servant or other employee.

He was arrested after Officers responded to a larceny by employee call at the Speedway convenience store on Highway 70 S.E.  The employee, Austin Dean Williams, is accused of stealing scratch-off lottery tickets and claiming the winnings.

Williams was processed at the Hickory Police Department and later released under a $10,000 unsecured bond.  He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

The Lenoir Police Department has released the identity of a teenager killed in a traffic accident this morning (November 28) in Lenoir.  The deceased is 15-year-old Wesley Alfred Oliver of Lenoir, who was a tenth-grade student at Hibriten High School.

The accident occurred at 7:43 this morning at the intersection of Wilkesboro Boulevard (N.C. Highway 18) and Taylorsville Road (Highway 90).  Based on their preliminary findings at the scene, Investigators say a logging truck, owned by Pack Brothers Logging & Grading, LLC, was turning right onto Taylorsville Road from Wilkesboro Boulevard.  The other vehicle involved, a Ford F-150, was preparing to go through the intersection when it hit a log extending from the rear of the logging truck.  The impact resulted in Wesley Oliver’s death.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck was a 66-year-old male from Marion.  The F-150 was driven by the father of the deceased.  Officers are currently investigating the crash and reviewing statements.  As of 12:45 this afternoon, no criminal charges had been filed.

32-year-old Curese Devin McIlwain of 8th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday (November 27) on one felony count and one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

McIlwain was arrested as Hickory Police assisted Probation & Parole Officers at the suspect’s residence.  During the incident, Officers found 4.3 grams of crack cocaine, two dosage units of Oxycodone, 3.4 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a firearm.

McIlwain was processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released under an $11,900 secured bond.  He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

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