20-year-old Nicholas Brian Price of Gus Icard Street in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (June 7) on two felony counts each of larceny and possession of stolen goods.

He was taken into custody at about 2:20 a.m. today on the 200 block of 17th Street N.W. in Hickory. Icard was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $30,000, secured. He has since been released. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for July 9 in Morganton.

32-year-old Joseph Matthew Shirley of Mt. Holly, 30-year-old Charles Jason Keener of Magnolia Grove Road in Lincolnton and Cory Aaron Ingram of Dalmation Street in Iron Station were all arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (June 5). They were each charged with one felony count of larceny, possession of stolen goods and conspiracy.

A traffic stop on June 4 led to the arrests. A Deputy was assisting with a suspicious person call when he saw a red & white Ford F-150 pass by on Magnolia Grove Road. The truck was believed to be the suspect vehicle in a larceny at a residence in the Denver area.

The Deputy stopped the vehicle, which was occupied by two white males, near the intersection of Magnolia Grove Road and Keever Dairy Farm Road. A consent search of the vehicle was conducted. Beneath the hood, the Deputy found a black box containing a syringe filled with a red fluid and a small clear baggie containing methamphetamine.

The driver, Joseph Matthew Shirley, was taken into custody and charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and no insurance.

Detectives interviewed Shirley in connection to the theft of approximately $40,000 worth of equipment, including a Kubota tractor, a bush hog and two four-wheelers. The theft occurred on May 12 at a residence on Piedmont Trail in Denver.

Following the interview, Deputies and Detectives executed a search warrant at Charles Jason Keener’s residence. Detectives seized illegal narcotics, drug paraphernalia and stolen property, including a bush hog and a bag from one of the stolen four-wheelers. Officers also arrested another man on outstanding warrants.

All three suspects were placed in the Harven A.Crouse Detention Center with bond for each set at $25,000, secured. Shirley was due in court today. Keener and Ingram were scheduled to appear in District Court on June 26.

The investigation is ongoing.

31-year-old Kevin James Green and 32-year-old Nicholas Richard Rodman, both from Syracuse, New York, were arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Monday (June 4). Both suspects were charged with felony trafficking MDA/MDMA by possession and by transport. Rodman was also charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, misdemeanor resisting a public officer and misdemeanor possession of schedule VI controlled substance.

They were arrested when Officers with the Sheriff’s Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team were working Interstate 77 northbound at mile-marker 65 when they noticed a 2017 Ford passenger car with New York tags, speeding. Deputies stopped the Ford and spoke to the driver (Green) and a passenger (Rodman).

A K-9 arrived and gave a positive indication for the presence of narcotics. A search turned up 520 grams of MDMA “Molly Rocks”, 1,000 Ecstasy pills and a small amount of marijuana inside the passenger area. A .357 caliber handgun with ammunition was found in the trunk. The narcotics seized have an estimated street value of $115,625.

Green and Rodman were taken to the Iredell Co. Detention Center where Green was given a $250,000 secured bond. Rodman’s bond was set at $300,000, secured. No court dates are currently listed.

43-year-old Matthew Brian King of Spencer Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:30 Monday morning (June 4) on two felony counts of disclosure of private images and one misdemeanor count of injuring or tampering with a vehicle. The warrant for his arrest was issued on May 31.

King was taken into custody without incident at the Hickory Police Department. He was processed and released less than an hour later under a $5,500 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (June 5) in Newton.

26-year-old Nickey Shane Coffey of Lake Street in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

He was arrested after Hickory Police initiated a traffic stop on the 200 block of 12th Street Drive N.W. During the traffic stop, Officers found 2.5 grams of methamphetamine.

Coffey was taken into custody without incident at 1:50 a.m. today. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $7,500, secured. He’ll appear in District Court on June 7 in Newton.

21-year-old Devin Keyvon Johnson of Kennedy Drive in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (June 3) on one felony count of trafficking heroin or opium and misdemeanor counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On June 2, Hickory Police responded to reports of a suspicious person at a restaurant on Highway 70 S.E. Officers located Devin Keyvon Johnson and a passenger asleep in a vehicle in the parking lot. Officers also found 10 grams of marijuana, 58 dosage units of acetaminophen/oxycodone hydrochloride, one dosage unit of oxycodone and $1,820 in cash.

Johnson was taken into custody without incident. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and later released under a $10,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (June 4) in Newton.

38-year-old Christopher Allen Bost of 12th Avenue S.E. and 21-year-old Juan Resendiz of Main Avenue Drive N.W., both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police Sunday morning (June 3). Bost was charged with one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of larceny and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. Resendiz faces one misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property.

The two were arrested in connection to an incident on June 1 when Hickory Police responded to a used car lot on Highway 70 S.E. in reference the larceny of a cell phone. During the investigation, Bost provided Officers with a false name, resulting in the resisting charge. The felony drug charge against Bost was the result of an outstanding warrant.

Both suspects were taken into custody without incident yesterday at their respective residences. They were each processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released; Bost on a $10,000 secured bond and Resendiz on a $1,000 unsecured bond. Bost has a District Court appearance coming up on July 24, while Resendiz will appear in court on July 10.

27-year-old Joshua Arron Gibson, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police just after 4 p.m. yesterday (June 3) on one felony count of uttering a forged instrument. The warrant for his arrest was issued on April 16. The Clerk of Court in Burke County is listed as the complainant on H.P.D.’s arrest report.

Gibson was processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released about an hour later under a $10,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for July 9 in Morganton.

A truck hauling scrap metal overturned shortly before ten o’clock this morning on Highway 321 southbound, near the Falls Avenue bridge. Southbound traffic was impeded. The N.C. State Highway Patrol and the Granite Falls Police Department were still on the scene as of 11:30 this morning. Early reports suggest that no one was injured. No further details are available at this time.

26-year-old James Mitchell Dickinson of Deerpark Drive in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at 4:40 Friday afternoon (June 1) on one felony count of attempted breaking & entering, two felony counts of breaking & entering and one misdemeanor count of injury to personal property.

He was arrested after Police responded to a break-in in progress at a residence on 8th Street Court N.E. Upon arrival, Officers found the suspect, James Mitchell Dickinson, in the front yard where he was taken into custody without incident.

Dickinson was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $33,500, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (June 4) in Newton.

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