Contractors working for Burke County Public Schools will close a portion of Bouchelle Street next Wednesday (February 7) between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., weather permitting and barring any unforeseen problems.  The street will be closed from the Morehead Street Extension to Sanford Drive.  Crews will perform electrical work associated with the new Mountain View Elementary School.  Drivers should seek alternate routes.

24-year-old Valerie Ann Dollar of Highway 105 South in Boone has been arrested by Watauga Co. Sheriff’s Officers as a fugitive from the state of Tennessee.  She faces charges in Tennessee for conspiracy to commit especially aggravated kidnapping.

On Monday, January 22, the Watauga Co. Sheriff’s Office was asked to assist the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Burke Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee with a kidnapping investigation that originated in Burke County.  The individuals who were allegedly involved in the case are Watauga County residents.

Dollar was arrested yesterday (January 31) at the Watauga Co. Detention Center.  She was given a $250,000 bond.  Dollar is currently being held in Watauga County pending extradition to the State of Tennessee.  A District Court appearance on the felony fugitive warrant was set for February 26 in Boone.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 11:17

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

49-year-old Kenneth Leroy “K-Love” Roberts of 3rd Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 11 o’clock last night (January 31) on one felony count of a schedule II controlled substance.  He was taken into custody without incident at the Sunny Valley housing complex on 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory.  Roberts was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000.  He has since been released.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 10:16

Hickory Man Jailed on Assault Charges

41-year-old Jamie Wayne Olsen of 9th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:40 this morning (February 1) one count of felony assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation and misdemeanor counts of assault on a female by male over 18 years of age and interfering with emergency communications.

Olsen was taken into custody without incident at his residence.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he was held without bond.  A first appearance in District Court was set for February 27 in Newton.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 10:06

Two Arrested on Various Charges in Hickory

43-year-old Billy Roger McGee, Jr. of Spring Meadows Drive and 20-year-old Nicholas Brian Price of Airport Rhodhiss Road, both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police at 7:30 last night (January 31).  McGee was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine on a warrant issued in June of last year.  He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of a schedule II controlled substance.  Price faces one count of felony breaking & entering and a misdemeanor order to show cause.  Both men were charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  

The two were taken into custody without incident at an address on 18th Street N.E. in Hickory.  According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, McGee had one dosage unit of Oxycodone on his person at the time of his arrest.  The suspects were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for McGee set at $21,500, while Price was given a $17,880 secured bond.  McGee will appear in Superior Court on March 12 and in District Court on February 20.  Price was due in District Court today in Newton.

42-year-old Jerry Gerard Parson of Bush Drive in Conover has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Sheriff’s Strategic Tactics and Response (STAR) team executed a search warrant at Parson’s residence yesterday (January 30).  A search of the residence turned up more than 28 grams of cocaine, two firearms and more than $1,500 in cash.

The investigation was the result of information from the community regarding the sale & distribution of cocaine by Parson.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Parson has a previous conviction for conspiring to distribute cocaine.  He served several years in prison before receiving a presidential pardon.

The STAR team was utilized as the result of Parson’s criminal history and the presence of young children in the neighborhood.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Parson was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $100,000 secured bond.  As of this afternoon, he was no longer listed as an inmate in the Detention Facility.  No court date is currently listed on the current charges; however, Parson does have a March 12 date in Superior court for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:26

Hickory Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charge

40-year-old Aundrea Killian Bowers of 9th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:45 last night (January 30) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.  She was taken into custody without incident at her residence.  Bowers was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured.  A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

25-year-old Colby Eugene Duncan of Westwinds Loop in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on four felony counts of statutory rape of a child and two counts of felony statutory sex offense with a child.

On November 17 of last year, the Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding the possible sexual assault of a 15-year-old victim.  The victim said the assaults took place at the suspect’s residence in October and November of 2017.

The case was assigned to Detective Sergeant Jason Lowrance.  The victim was interviewed and identified Colby Eugene Duncan as the suspect.  Based on interviews, statements and evidence gathered throughout the investigation, Investigators obtained warrants for Duncan’s arrest.  

Duncan was taken into custody yesterday (January 30) without incident.  He was placed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.  A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today.

The investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:48

Hickory Man Faces Felony Counterfeit Charge

24-year-old Preston De Andre Miles of 2nd Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before midnight last night (January 29) on one felony count each of counterfeiting and obtaining property by false pretense.

His arrest comes in connection to an incident on October 30 of last year.  Hickory Police responded to a report of counterfeit currency at the McDonald’s restaurant on North Center Street.  The suspect ordered food at the drive-thru window and then passed the counterfeit bill to purchase the food order.  The suspect was identified and warrants were obtained for Miles’ arrest.

Miles was taken into custody at 11:43 p.m. yesterday on the 1,100 block of Highway 127 South in Hickory.  He was processed and released under a $10,000 unsecured bond.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled tomorrow in Newton.

27-year-old Janae Eugenia Clemmons of 11th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:45 yesterday morning (January 29) on one felony count of assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury, plus one misdemeanor count of simple assault and three misdemeanor counts of assault on a government official.

Her arrest comes in connection to an incident last Thursday (January 25).  An off-duty H.P.D. Officer working at Frye Regional Medical Center responded to an assault in the emergency room waiting area.  As the suspect was detained, an Officer was also assaulted.  Warrants were obtained and Clemmons was arrested yesterday without incident as she was released from the hospital.

She was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $58,000, secured.  A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

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