45-year-old Richard Lenoir Church III of 7th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 4 p.m. yesterday for a felony probation violation. He was also charged with misdemeanor second-degree trespassing. Church is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following a conviction last month in Catawba County for felony assault. The warrant for his arrest was issued on June 20.

Church was taken into custody without incident at an address on 1st Avenue S.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,500 secured bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for July 15 & 26 in Newton.

32-year-old Larry Jermaine Linebarger, Jr. of 18th Street Place N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 4:30 yesterday afternoon (July 10) on one felony count each of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and speeding to elude arrest with two aggravating factors, plus single misdemeanor counts of speeding more than 15 M.P.H. over the speed limit, driving while license revoked, and careless & reckless driving.

Linebarger was taken into custody without incident at Frye Regional Medical Center. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $11,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

50-year-old Hector Morejon of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon (July 9) on one felony count of possession of stolen property. Morejon was taken into custody without incident at his residence. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and later released under a $5,000 unsecured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

56-year-old Alan Lamonte Logan of Cessna Lane in Conover has been arrested by Hickory Police on a long list of charges. He faces two felony counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and single felony counts of assault inflicting serious bodily injury, common law robbery, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, and possession of cocaine. Logan was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon, hit & run with failure to stop for property damage, assault on a female, driving while license revoked, and resisting a public officer.

The arrest stemmed from a string of incidents that began on July 9, 2019 at approximately 5:30 a.m. when Logan allegedly stole a vehicle from 1370 Fairgrove Church Road SE. He then reportedly went to the Speedway convenience store in the 1200 block of Hwy 70 SW where two victims were assaulted during an attempted robbery. Police then received an alarm from the Q Express Gas Station at 525 4th Street SW in reference to another attempted robbery.

A brief vehicle chase ensued at the intersection of 5th Ave SE and 2nd St Pl SE ending in the vehicle crashing and the suspect fleeing on foot. Logan was apprehended outside of 215 8th Ave SE.

Logan was jailed yesterday (July 9) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $300,000, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (July 10) in Newton.

Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.

25-year-old Justin Dennis Lynch of Highway 16 North in Conover has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff's Officers on charges of possession of stolen property, no operators license, and exceeding the posted speed limit. He was also served with outstanding warrants for felony larceny. Additional charges are pending.

Events leading to his arrest began at about 9:15 a.m. on July 3 when a Catawba County Deputy stopped a vehicle on Old Shelby Road for a traffic violation. During the stop, the Deputy saw several chain saws and leaf blowers in the subject’s vehicle.

The Deputy determined that the driver had outstanding warrants out of Hickory and the property in his vehicle was stolen. On the scene, Officers recovered three Stihl leaf blowers valued at $1,650 and four Stihl chainsaws valued at $2,600. The property was stolen from the Mimosa Hills Golf Club in Burke County.

During the follow-up investigation, Deputies also recovered a wood chipper valued at $9,000 that was stolen from Morganton and a utility trailer valued at $2,000 that was stolen from Conover.

In total, the stolen equipment was valued at $15,250. It has been returned to its rightful owners.

Lynch is not currently listed as an inmate in Catawba County or in Burke County (as of July 9). He was scheduled to make a District Court appearance yesterday (July 8) in Morganton on a felony larceny charge. He'll appear in a Catawba County courtroom on July 22 on the traffic charges.

38-year-old Christopher James Alexander, Sr. of Lynch Street in Rutherfordton was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:20 this morning (July 9) on one felony count of first-degree burglary.

He was arrested after Police responded to a breaking & entering in progress at a residence on the 2,600 block of Mahogany Lane in Hickory. The suspect, Christopher Alexander, was not on the scene when Officers arrived, but he was located and taken into custody this morning without incident.

Following his arrest, Alexander was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $60,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

57-year-old Ellis Eugene Anderson of Oxford School Road in Catawba was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday night (July 6) for a felony probation violation. Anderson is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following a September 2018 Lincoln County conviction on two felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He's also serving a 30-month suspended sentence following an August 2018 Iredell County felony conviction for the sale of a schedule II controlled substance and trafficking a schedule II controlled substance.

Anderson was taken into custody without incident at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at a convenience store on Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $100,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for August 22 in Newton.

20-year-old Marlon Damond Outlaw of Lourance Boulevard in Greensboro was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after noon on Saturday (July 6) on one felony count each of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons.

Outlaw was arrested after Officers responded to a reported armed robbery at an apartment on 3rd Avenue N.W. The suspect -- identified as Marlon Damond Outlaw -- allegedly robbed the victim during the sale of a cell phone.

Outlaw was taken into custody without incident at 12:08 p.m. at a different apartment on the same street. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facilty with bond set at $150,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 8) in Newton.

44-year-old Tabatha Dawn White of Austin Road in Hudson was arrested Friday (July 5) by authorities in Caldwell County. She was charged with felony interfering with an electronic monitoring device and misdemeanor injury to personal property. White was also charged with a parole violation. She's on parole following a Lincoln County conviction in December of 2015 on felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Following her arrest Friday, White was jailed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 8) in Lenoir.

22-year-old Isaiah Monty Simmons of Timberwood Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Officers Friday (July 5) for violation of a house arrest order. Following his arrest, Simmons was jailed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $20,000, secured. He will appear in District Court in Lenoir on October 7 on a number of charges, including felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and possession of schedule II & VI controlled substances.

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