39-year-old Amy Veronica Craig of Pea Ridge Road in Lawndale was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 4) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was taken into custody without incident at about 2:30 a.m. today at a fast-food restaurant on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. Craig was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $1,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow in Newton.
30-year-old Hampton Marshall Boggs of Praley Street S.W. in Valdese has been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff's Officers on six felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.
He was arrested after the Sheriff’s Office was notified by the staff at East Burke High School that a sum of money was missing or stolen. An investigation spanned several months and several counties. Investigators learned that Boggs had presented fictitious receipts to the school for which he received payment.
Boggs was arrested without incident today (October 3) at his residence. He was placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $40,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Morganton.
The investigation is continuing with additional charges expected.
36-year-old Roland Billy Greene III of Oakland Avenue in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (September 30) on one felony count of larceny by servant or other employee. The warrant for his arrest was issued in Burke County on September 21.
Greene was taken into custody without incident at about 10:30 Saturday night on the 700 block of 15th Street S.W. in Hickory. He was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $4,000, secured. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for November 7 in Morganton.
28-year-old Stephanie Brooke Oxentine of Herman Sipe Road in Conover was arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (October 2) as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. She was wanted by Police in the Town of Monroe in Walton County, Georgia for attempt or conspiracy to violate the Georgia Controlled Substances Act. Oxentine was also charged with communicating threats, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and two counts of failure to appear for driving while license revoked.
Following her arrest, Oxentine was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $22,000, secured. She was scheduled to appear in District Court today on the fugitive warrant and on October 26 on the other charges.
27-year-old Randy Lee Cook of Country Park Road in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting injury.
Events leading to his arrest began at about 3:45 Sunday afternoon (October 1) when Deputies responded to a reported assault at an address on Yellowstone Lane in Statesville. Deputies found a male victim bleeding from a laceration to the head. The victim was taken Davis Regional Hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Deputies found Randy Cook behind the house, along with other family members. Deputies took statements from possible suspects and witnesses. Investigators learned that Cook had assaulted the victim. Authorities say there may be two other suspects who have not yet been identified.
Cook was taken into custody and placed in the Iredell County Jail under a $7,500 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on November 7. Cook also faces charges in Iredell County for assault on a female and felony habitual assault with an October 24 court date on those charges.
The investigation into Sunday’s incident is ongoing.
34-year-old Stephanie Sherrill of 21st Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:30 Saturday morning (September 30) on one felony count each of obtaining property by false pretense and larceny by servant or other employee.
On September 30, Hickory Police responded to a reported larceny by employee at the Babies“R”Us store on Catawba Valley Boulevard S.E. in Hickory. Sherrill was allegedly making fake returns and taking money or gift cards from the store.
She was arrested at the store and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $4,500 secured bond. She has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (October 2) in Newton.
47-year-old Michael Darren Mehaffey of Witherspoon Drive in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 2) for a felony probation violation.
Mehaffey is on probation as he serves a 30-day suspended sentence following a January 2017 conviction in Catawba County for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance. He had been listed as an absconder from probation.
Mehaffey was arrested at about 30 after midnight today at a pool hall on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for next Monday (October 9) in Newton.
21-year-old Marquez Jayshun-Jerome Ikard of 29th Street Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 2:25 Friday afternoon (September 29) on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, as well as single misdemeanor counts of injury to real property and discharging a firearm in the city. He was also charged with failure to appear on charges of carrying a concealed gun, driving while license revoked and failure to reduce speed.
He was arrested in connection to an incident one day earlier when Police responded to a shots-fired call on the 900 block of South Center Street. As a result of the investigation, Ikard was identified as the shooter and warrants for his arrest were issued.
Ikard was taken into custody at his residence. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $112,500 secured bond. A first appearance was scheduled today (October 2) in Newton. Additional court dates were set for October 12 and November 8.
Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating the theft of a 17-foot 2010 Aluma enclosed trailer from the parking lot at the Denver United Methodist Church on Highway 16 North.
The trailer’s owner reported it stolen yesterday (September 27). The owner kept the trailer in the church parking lot. It was used by the church to move furniture as part of their Furniture Ministry. The trailer, which is registered in Virginia, is black with silver trim.
Anyone with information regarding the theft should call the Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, Lincoln County Communications at 704-735-8202 or Detective Michael Lookodoo at 704-268-3047.
The Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG) and Senior Information Resources (SIR) are holding the 2017 Scam Jam at the Hickory Metro Convention Center on Friday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Scam Jam is a collection of educational presentations designed to familiarize consumers with the kind of scams and frauds in today’s society, such as consumer fraud, identity theft and telemarketing fraud. Guest speakers include representatives from the N.C. Secretary of State, N.C. Senior Medicare Patrol, the State Employees Credit Union and the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.
A shredding and medication drop-off will be available onsite during the event.
The event is free to the public and a free lunch is provided, but registration is required to attend. Those wishing to attend must register no later than Monday, October 2. To register, visit wpcog.org or call 828-485-4280.
Sponsors include Adult Life Programs, Catawba Medical Center, Conover Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, First Class Document Destruction, Home Instead Senior Care and Pace@Home.