33-year-old Mark Allan Andrews, Jr. of Grover Beaver Road in Glen Alpine was arrested just before six o'clock last night (February 6) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was also served with bills of indictment for possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Andrews was taken into custody without incident at an address on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton. A
Superior Court appearance was also scheduled today.

49-year-old Deven Kirby Ward of River Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (February 7) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also charged as an habitual felon.

She was charged in connection to a traffic stop on January 19 of last year. At that time, Officers found 1.4 grams of crack cocaine and 0.8 grams of methamphetamine, cash and drug paraphernalia. Ward was initially arrested on the same date.

Ward was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department and later released under a $45,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow in Newton.

At 11:12 last night (February 5), a 9-1-1 call came in regarding a possible psychiatric or mental subject outside a residence in the Kool Park Mobile Home Park in northeast Hickory. The caller said a neighbor was rolling around in broken glass on the ground.

Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Deputies and Catawba County E.M.S. responded and encountered a female subject harming herself. During that incident, the subject became unresponsive and was ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating. The deceased has not been publicly identified.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 13:37

Over $500 in Girl Scout Cookies Stolen

Hickory Police are investigating the theft of more than $500 worth of Girl Scout cookies.

The incident occurred between 3:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Tuesday (February 5) at a private residence on 3rd Street N.E. in Hickory. The cookies were taken from a 2014 KIA Sorento S.U.V. The victim is a 47-year-old female.

11 cases of cookies (various flavors) were taken, with each case valued at $48. A pocketknife was also stolen, bringing the total value of the stolen items to $538.

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

32-year-old Miguel Christopher Sanchez of 6th Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 4 p.m. yesterday (February 5) for a felony probation violation.

Sanchez is on probation as the result of a breaking & entering case dating back to January of 2017. He was convicted in June of last year in Catawba County on felony counts of breaking & entering with intent to injure or terrorize and obtaining property by false pretense. He is currently serving a 36-month suspended sentence.

Sanchez was taken into custody without incident at a convenience store on North Center Street in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $25,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for March 21 in Newton.

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has cancelled a Silver Alert issued for a missing endangered man, 59-year-old Dana Lawrence Glenn of Conover. The Silver Alert was issued Tuesday afternoon (February 5).

Authorities confirmed that Mr. Glenn was found safe.

36-year-old Charles Thomas Shear of Applegate Court in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (February 2) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count each of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested after Police responded to a hotel on 13th Avenue Drive N.W. in Hickory to serve an outstanding warrant from Caldwell County for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. During the arrest, Officers found 0.5 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a .32 caliber revolver in the room.

Shear was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $8,500, secured. He has since been released. He was scheduled to appear in District Court on the drug charges yesterday (February 4) in Newton with another court date in Lenoir coming up on March 4.

55-year-old Eugenia Dellinger Bowen of 15th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 10 a.m. yesterday (February 4) on two felony counts of failure to appear. Bowen allegedly failed to appear in court on charges of common law uttering and a felony probation violation. The charges are in connection to a breaking & entering case from July of 2015.

Bowen was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. She'll make an appearance in Superior Court on March 21 in Newton.

22-year-old Marquez Jayshun-Jerome Ikard of South Center Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 2 p.m. yesterday (February 4) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

He was arrested in connection to an incident on January 16 of this year. At that time, Hickory Police responded to a stolen vehicle call at an address on Main Avenue Drive N.W. in Hickory. A short time later, the vehicle was found near 8th Avenue Drive S.E. and South Center Street. Ikard was identified as the suspect and warrants were issued for his arrest.

Ikard was taken into custody without incident yesterday at his residence. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $12,000, secured. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Monday, 04 February 2019 08:01

Lincoln County Inmate Attempts Suicide

A 57-year-old inmate tried to commit suicide by hanging himself in his cell at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center in Lincolnton today (February 4).

The man's cellmate was awakened by the sound of someone thrashing around. He discovered the victim with a part of a bed-sheet tied around his neck and the other end tied to the cell bars.

The cellmate immediately pushed the call button to alert the staff. Lincoln County E.M.S. arrived and took over lifesaving efforts. The victim was taken Atrium Health in Lincolnton. He was then transferred to Atrium Health in Charlotte for further treatment.

The inmate, whose identity has not been released, had been in jail since January 11 of this year on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.

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