40-year-old Candida Dawn Bernard of Carefree Court in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:15 Friday night (November 17) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, plus single misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. She was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear and a misdemeanor probation violation.

Events leading to her arrest began when Officers conducted a vehicle stop at a convenience store on Highway 321 N.W. A consent search of the vehicle was conducted and drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle.

The passenger, Candida Bernard, initially gave Officers a false name. She was arrested and a search was conducted. Methamphetamine was found on Bernard’s person. The other charges were the result of outstanding warrants.

Bernard was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $14,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (November 20) in Newton.

53-year-old Robert Austin Dellinger of 17th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Friday morning (November 17) on one felony count of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Dellinger turned himself in at the Hickory Police Department where he was served with the felony indictment.  He was processed and released under a $30,000 unsecured bond.  An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today (November 20) in Newton.

Monday, 20 November 2017 14:09

HPD's Prostitution Sting Nets Five Arrests

Last Wednesday (November 15), Hickory Police, in collaboration Agents from the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, conducted a prostitution sting in the area of 11th Avenue S.W. and South Center Street. The operation focused on male solicitors.

Four subjects were charged with soliciting prostitution. They are:

  • 64-year-old Walfrido Rivera Paisan,
  • 35-year-old Luis Fernando Rubio Lopez,
  • 29-year-old Raul Figueroa Magana, and
  • 56-year-old Edwin Willis Freeman, who faces one additional count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Each suspect was given a $500 secured bond, with the exception of Freeman, whose bond was set at $500, unsecured. No court date is currently listed for Paisan. Lopez and Freeman are due in court on January 3, and Magana will appear on January 17.

In addition, 30-year-old Samantha Jo Shook was charged with loitering for the purpose of prostitution. Her bond was set at $1,500, secured. She has a court date on January 2.

The City of Morganton is resurfacing several local streets, starting today (November 20).

The city has hired Maymead to pave sections of Stonebridge Drive, Bethel Road, Brick Street, Alwran Street and North Anderson Street.  The roads will be closed during paving.  Exact dates and times are uncertain and may be impacted by weather.

Citizens are asked to avoid parking vehicles or placing items in the street or rights-of-way in those areas.  Stonebridge will be closed to all traffic on paving days.  Motorists should plan an alternate route.

40-year-old Angelo Lamar Jackson of 2nd Street S.W. in Hickory has been arrested by Hickory Police for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance. He was also charged by Probation & Parole Officers with a parole violation.

Jackson was jailed Saturday (November 18) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. He was given a $40,500 secured bond with an appearance in District Court set for today in Newton.

The Western Piedmont Youth Symphony will perform its Fall Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 27, in the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block.  The Symphony will perform pieces by Narro, Schubert, Dvorak, Brahms and Anderson.

Tickets are $7 general admission at the door.  A reception will be held following the concert in the north lobby.

For more information, call 828-324-8603 or visit wpsymphony.org.

Three suspects on the Burke Co. Sheriff’s Most Wanted List have been captured.

40-year-old Forrest Henry Mask, Jr. of Poplar View Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers on November 14.  He was wanted for felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and felony possession of a stolen vehicle.  He’ll appear in District Court on December 6 in Morganton.

37-year-old Travis Dustin Buff of Chapman Hollow Road in Morganton was arrested by Probation & Parole Officers on October 26.  He was wanted for a probation violation on prior charges of burglary.  No court date is currently listed.

25-year-old Treyvon Thomas Goode of Benfield Landing Road in Morganton was arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers on October 31.  He was wanted for a probation violation and for possession of a firearm by a felon.  Goode will appear in Superior Court on November 27 in Morganton.

Monday, 20 November 2017 09:50

Newton Man Arrested for B&E and Larceny

37-year-old Christopher Allen Bost of Huie Street in Newton has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of breaking & entering a motor vehicle, larceny after breaking & entering and resisting a public officer.  He also faces four counts of failure to appear on charges of breaking & entering, second-degree trespass, injury to personal property and communicating threats.

Bost was jailed yesterday in the Catawba Co Detention Facility under a $12,000 secured bond.  He’ll appear in District Court today, with an additional court date set for January 22.

45-year-old Marvin Clarence Chester, Jr. of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (November 17) by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers for felony interfering with an electronic monitoring device.  Chester was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.  He will appear in District Court today (November 20) in Lenoir.

30-year-old Justin Bradford Davis of Old U.S. Highway 70 in Black Mountain was arrested by Lenoir Police Saturday (November 18) on one felony count of breaking & entering a motor vehicle and misdemeanor counts of larceny, possession of stolen goods or property and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $21,000, secured. No court date is currently listed.

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