30-year-old Anthony Keel of 8th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (March 5) on one felony count of larceny by servant or other employee. He was arrested on a warrant issued in October of last year.

Keel was taken into custody without incident at about 3 a.m. yesterday on the 300 block of 2nd Avenue N.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $2,500 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was set for today (March 6) in Newton.

40-year-old Jamie Edward Lewis of Hope Road and 38-year-old Dytisha Michelle Watkins of Pope Road, both from Vale, were arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:20 Saturday night (March 4).  Lewis was charged with two counts of failure to appear:  one for felony possession of cocaine and one for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Watkins was charged with felony possession of cocaine misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to half an ounce.

They were arrested when Officers traveling east on 12th Avenue N.E. stopped a 2004 Audi sedan for speeding.  Lewis was the driver and Watkins was a passenger.  During the stop, 0.5 grams of cocaine were found in Watkins’ wallet.  Police also found 1.6 grams of marijuana on her person.

Lewis was arrested on the outstanding warrant for failure to appear.  That warrant was the result of a July 2015 traffic stop in which 2.1 grams of cocaine were found.

Both suspects were taken into custody without incident.  They were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond. For Lewis set at $25,000, secured, while Watkins was given a $2,000 secured bond.  Lewis will appear in Superior Court on May 1.  Watkins was scheduled to appear in District Court today (March 6) in Newton.

33-year-old Ruth Marie Dugger of Shook Road in Claremont was arrested at about 1:40 yesterday afternoon (March 3) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense.  The warrant for her arrest was issued in Mecklenburg County on January 14 of this year.

Dugger was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department.  She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention facility under a $2,500 secured bond.  She has since been released.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled for March 20 in Charlotte.

34-year-old Celeste Monte Hauser of North 1st Avenue in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police at shortly before 12:30 yesterday afternoon (March 3) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and intoxicated & disruptive.

She was arrested after Officers responded to a call for service at 98 3rd Avenue S.E.  The caller, Celeste Hauser, had an outstanding warrant for intoxicated and disruptive.  During her arrest, Officers found 6.5 grams of marijuana and 0.5 grams of cocaine.  A Police spokesperson says the original call for service was unfounded.

Hauser was taken into custody and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $3,600 secured bond.  A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

More information has been released regarding the March 1 arrests of 42-year-old Iretha Michelle Sain Osborne and 50-year-old Rebeka Walker Steel, both of 1460 28th Street S.W. in Hickory.  Their arrests were first reported yesterday (March 2) on WHKY.  Both women were charged with three felony counts of trafficking opiates by possession, sale and delivery.

The two were charged with trafficking opiate pills after being caught in the act of selling and delivering them to another subject.  Caldwell County Narcotics Agents seized 168 dosage units of Oxymorphone, a 1998 Chrysler Sebring and $674 in cash. 

The pills were prescribed to Steel.  The prescription had just been filled at a pharmacy in Morganton before the two women decided to sell them.  The drugs seized have a street value over $1,680.  Agents are contacting the suspects’ doctors to make them aware of the investigation.

Osborne and Steel were incarcerated in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond for each set at $100,000, secured.  They were both scheduled to make appearances in District Court in Lenoir yesterday (March 2).

Further charges are expected on both Osborne and Steel.  If convicted, both suspects are facing mandatory prison time.

25-year-old Karlisha Reashawn Maddox of Morning Glow Lane in Hickory was arrested at about 2:15 yesterday afternoon (March 1) on one felony count of larceny by servant or other employee.

She was arrested after Officers responded yesterday to a reported larceny by employee at the Hollister store in Hickory’s Valley Hills Mall. Asset Protection for the retail store said Karlisha Maddox took money from the register during her employment. Losses were estimated at about $668 starting in May of 2016.

Maddox was taken into custody without incident at the store. She was processed at H.P.D. and then released under a $1,500 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

27-year-old Lauren Nicole Sherrill of Highway 10 East in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 9 a.m. yesterday (March 1) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Events leading to Sherrill’s arrest began in May of 2016 when a vehicle was stopped on South Center Street for no tag lights.  The vehicle was occupied by the driver and two passengers.  The driver was not arrested or charged.  Sherrill, one of the passengers, had an outstanding warrant for driving while license revoked.  During her arrest 0.9 grams of methamphetamine were found on her person.

A second passenger, 27-year-old Brittany Correll Greene, initially provided a false name.  Upon confirming Greene's actual identity, she was served with an outstanding warrant for a felony probation violation and charged with resisting a public officer.

Sherrill was re-arrested yesterday without incident at a convenience store on Fairgrove Church Road.  She was processed at the Hickory Police Department and released under a $5,000 unsecured bond.  An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

41-year-old Jennifer Lynn Gray of Belmont, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before one o’clock yesterday afternoon (March 1) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle.

Gray was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department. She was processed and released under a $5,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for March 6 in Gastonia.

23-year-old Dominae Starr Francis of Laurel Street N.E. in Valdese was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:15 yesterday afternoon (March 1) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Francis was taken into custody without incident at the Sleep Inn hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory. She was processed and released under a $5,000 unsecured bond. Francis was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.

51-year-old Lisa Estelle Sigmon of 2nd Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 12:30 yesterday on one felony count each of larceny and obtaining property by false pretense. An Officer with the Long View Police Department is listed as the complainant on H.P.D.’s arrest report.

She was arrested at the Hickory Police Department and released less than an hour later under a $5,000 unsecured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

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