Monday, 03 December 2018 14:24

Hickory Man Busted for Crack Cocaine

43-year-old Larry Eugene Allen of 1st Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:20 Saturday night (December 1) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Officers found 0.3 grams of crack cocaine on Allen’s person as they questioned him for loitering on the 900 block of 1st Street S.W.

He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (December 3) in Newton.

40-year-old Tanyana Shuntay Linder of Drag Strip Road in Hudson was arrested at about 1:40 p.m. yesterday (December 2) by Hickory Police on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon. She was taken into custody after Officers responded to a domestic assault at an address on 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory.

Linder was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

23-year-old Cordesha Ranisha Cansler-Blackburn of West Pine Street in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:25 Saturday night on one felony count of speeding to elude arrest with two aggravating factors, plus two misdemeanor counts of driving while license revoked and one misdemeanor count of reckless driving to endanger.

Cansler-Blackburn was arrested after police attempted to stop a 2005 Ford Focus on Highland Avenue N.E. at 21st Street N.E. The vehicle did not stop and was followed by a Hickory Police Officer. The Ford came to a stop at a residence on the 2,100 block of Kool Park Road N.E. The driver, Cordesha Ranisha Cansler-Blackburn, was taken into custody without further incident.

The suspect was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $11,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (December 3) in Newton.

27-year-old Dylan Lee Furches of Elkin, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:40 Saturday night (December 1) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of communicating threats, disorderly conduct and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

He was arrested after Police responded to a reported suspicious person at the Raceway convenience store on Highway 321 N.W. Officers located Furches on the scene and found one gram of methamphetamine on his person. He was taken into custody after resisting arrest.

Furches was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (December 3) in Newton.

22-year-old Brittany Nichole Bean of North Summit Avenue in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police at noon Saturday (December 1) on one felony count each of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Bean was wanted by the Lenoir Police Department. The warrants for her arrest were issued on November 26.

Bean was taken into custody without incident at a hotel on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. She was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $20,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (December 3) in Lenoir.

Hickory Police are investigating a robbery at The Blue Crab Skill Fish Games located at 1703 Highway 70 S.W. The incident occurred at approximately 11:50 last night (November 29).

According to a press release from the Hickory Police Department, a male suspect entered the business, approached an employee and demanded cash. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money and exited the business.  The suspect was not armed.

The suspect is approximately 5’10” tall. He was wearing a hoodie, a mask, gloves and cargo pants.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the robbery should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551 or contact Inv. Carlos De Los Santos directly at 828-261-2621 or cdelossantos@hickorync.gov.

21-year-old Michael Elliott Chicelli of Knoll Ridge Court in Hickory has been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff's Officers on a charge of soliciting a child by computer and appearing in-person at the meeting place.

On November 23, the Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence regarding the online solicitation of a minor. The victim's parents indicated that the suspect had been sending sexually explicit and sexually suggestive messages through social media. The suspect also requested images of a perverse nature from the juvenile and expressed a desire to meet the minor in person for the purpose of sexual activity.

Officers with Burke County's Criminal Investigations Division began an online operation and identified the suspect as Michael Elliott Chicelli. The suspect continued to make contact with a person that he believed to be an underaged minor. He attempted to set up a prearranged location to meet the minor for the purpose of sexual contact. A team of investigators met Chicelli at the prearranged location where they took him into custody.

Chicelli was jailed under a $24,000 secured bond. He'll appear in District Court on December 3 in Morganton.

27-year-old Marshall Grant Hartley of Henderson Street in Denver has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Officers in connection to the theft of a vehicle from a residence in Maiden.

On November 25, Deputies responded to a reported stolen motor vehicle on the 3,500 block of Fostall Lane in Maiden. The victim told Officers that his daughter's vehicle was stolen from the residence while she was spending the night with a friend on November 23.

Detective Kelly Paris conducted an investigation and determined that Hartley had taken the vehicle and driven it to another location in the county. Prior to his identification as the suspect in the stolen vehicle case, Hartley was arrested on unrelated charges. The vehicle was recovered in Catawba County on November 27.

While he was already in custody, Hartley was served with felony warrants for larceny and possession of stolen goods. He was given an additional $8,000 secured bond, bringing his total bond to $78,000, secured. He is also on a no bond hold for the Dept. of Probation & Parole.

In addition to the larceny and stolen property charges, Hartley currently faces felony charges for breaking & entering a motor vehicle and interfering with an electronic monitoring device, plus two misdemeanor counts each of injury to personal property and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, as well a single misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

All the charges are from Lincoln County. Hartley has District Court appearances scheduled for December 13 & 27.

50-year-old Leigh Michele Turner of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory and 57-year-old Douglas Edward Staley, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, have both been arrested by Hickory Police. Turner was charged with a felony probation violation. Staley was arrested on a felony warrant for breaking & entering. That warrant was issued on August 5 in Burke County. Turner is on probation as she serves a 24-month suspended sentence following a September 2018 conviction in Catawba County for felony obtaining property by false coins or tokens and misdemeanor financial card fraud.

The suspects were taken into custody without incident shortly after midnight today (November 29) at a Salvation Army facility on 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory. They were both placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Turner set at $15,000, secured, while Staley was given a $5,000 secured bond. Turner remained in custody this morning, but Staley was no longer listed as an inmate in Catawba County. Turner has a District Court date in Newton on December 3. Staley will appear in Superior Court in Morganton on January 7.

24-year-old Andre Keith Bracey of Richie Road in Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Officers on one felony count of statutory rape of a 13-to-15-year-old victim by a defendant at least six years older.

Bracey, who is a registered sexual offender, has been charged in connection to an incident that occurred on November 24 of this year. On November 25, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a statutory rape that took place at the suspect’s residence. The victim is a 15-year-old female who is related to the suspect.

Following an investigation, Detective Dan Renn arrested Bracey yesterday (November 27). He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond. A District Court date was set for December 18.

Bracey had been released from the North Carolina prison system on October 9, 2018 after completing a four-year sentence for taking indecent liberties with a minor in 2014. He registered in Lincoln County as a sex offender on October 15.

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