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Monday, 13 June 2016 11:54

Two Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

20-year-old Kaslyn McMahan Wallace of Williams Drive and 28-year-old Nicholas Brennan Hand of Starnes Lane, both from Taylorsville, were arrested by Hickory Police at 10:20 Saturday night. Wallace was charged with one felony count each of sale of delivery of a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver schedule II, III and IV controlled substances, plus on misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Hand faces misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed gun, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of a schedule II controlled substance (two counts).

They were arrested after Officers on patrol at Twin Cedars on 20th Avenue Drive N.E. saw several subjects standing near a vehicle in the parking lot.  Nicholas Hand was in the driver’s seat.  Officers spoke to Hand a learned that he had a handgun.  As they removed Hand from the vehicle, Officers saw several pills in the driver`s side door.  Those included one Morphine Sulphate, three Oxycontin and five Clonazepam.

Officers then searched the vehicle. In the glove box, on the passenger side where Kasylyn Wallace had been seated, Police found four Zolpidem Tartrate pills and one syringe containing a dark colored liquid. In addition, Officers found five plastic straws with white powder residue and one syringe in the zipper pouch in Wallace`s green bag. Finally, on Wallace’s person, Police found ten Clonazepam, 29 Morphine Sulfate, oneDiazepam and one Buprenorphine Hydrochloride.

Both subjects were taken into custody without incident. Wallace was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facilty under a $100,000 secured bond, while Hand was given a $1,500 secured bond. Hand has since been released. A first appearance for Wallace was set for today (June 13). Hand will appear in District Court on October 11.

18-year-old Kaitlyn Marie Coronado of Main Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7 p.m. Friday (June 10) on one felony count of first-degree arson and one misdemeanor count of simple assault & battery.

She was arrested after Police responded to a disturbance at Coronado’s residence. Officers arrived to find various household items on fire on the front lawn. They also located a 22-year-old male assault victim in the basement. He had been struck in the face. No medical treatment was required.

Coronado was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention facility where she was initially held without bond. She has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today (June 13) in Newton.

25-year-old Kyle Clifton Jones of Balls Creek School Road in Newton was arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers Wednesday (June 8) as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. Jones was wanted in Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana for a probation violation in connection to a charge of possession of Oxycodone, which is a schedule II controlled substance.

Jones was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. He’ll appear in District Court on June 16 in Newton.

Hickory Police are investigating an assault that took place yesterday (June 9) around 1:30 p.m.

A 36-year-old man from Bessemer City, N.C., a maintenance worker at Catawba Ridge on 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory, told Police he was at work when he was attacked by an unknown suspect who beat the victim with his fists and strangled him with a white cord.

The victim was taken to Catawba Valley Medical Center with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

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

24-year-old Robbie Octavion Little of 5th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested early this morning (June 10) on one felony count of habitual misdemeanor assault and one misdemeanor count each of breaking & entering and assault on a female.

He was arrested after Police responded to an assault call shortly before 1 a.m. today on 11th Avenue Drive S.E. Initially, Officers were unable to locate both the suspect and the victim. Police canvassed the area and saw a black male behind an apartment building. The man fled on foot and was pursued by Police, who apprehended the suspect, Robbie Little, in the carport at a nearby house.

Officers also located the victim, a 22-year-old Hickory woman, on the front porch at another residence in the neighborhood. She refused treatment from E.M.S.

Little was arrested without further incident at about 1:40 a.m. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility without bond due the domestic nature of the charges. Bond on the habitual assault charge was set at $10,000. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today in Newton.

28-year-old Jaron Monte Cornwell of South Center Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5:20 p.m. yesterday (June 8) on one felony count each of trafficking in cocaine and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, plus one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested after Police executed a search warrant at an address on 7th Street S.E. in Hickory. The search led to the discovery of 36.2 grams of crack cocaine and nine Xanax pills. A female present at the residence was not charged.

Cornwell was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $30,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.

According to a statement released by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office earlier today (June 9), at 2:57 this morning, Burke County Deputy Daniel Cobb responded to a call for service regarding a breaking & entering in progress involving a gun. While traveling with his blue lights and siren on, Deputy Cobb collided with a vehicle on Highway 18 North in Morganton. The other driver, a minor, reportedly had turned his vehicle lights off and was turning around in the roadway.

Deputy Cobb was seriously injured in the crash. At last report, he was at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte where he was listed in stable condition. He was scheduled to undergo surgery to his hip. Deputy Cobb also sustained injuries to his leg and back. The Deputy faces a long recovery, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The other driver was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

At about 8:25 this morning, Hickory Police were called to a civil disturbance at 421 2nd Street S.W. in Hickory. Upon arrival, Officers found 50-year-old Stephanie Charlene Harvey lying in the grass on the north side of the residence. Ms. Harvey appeared to have suffered severe burns to her upper body. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At this time, the incident is being investigated as a possible domestic homicide. Police are currently attempting to locate a person of interest in the case. Anyone with information should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.

16-year-old Chelse Dawn Hedrick of Shady Valley Lane in Claremont and 16-year-old Ryhiem Kriztyle Snipes of 3rd Street S.E. in Hickory were both arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:15 yesterday afternoon (June 7). They were each charged with one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Hedrick was also charged with misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

They were arrested after Police responded to a two-vehicle accident at 7th Avenue N.W and 17th Street N.W. in Hickory. Police say the occupants of one vehicle, Hedrick and Snipes, were uncooperative. Officers ran the license tag and found that the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office had reported the vehicle, a 2001 Saturn, as stolen. Hedrick and Snipes had also been reported as runaways.

There were no reports of injuries to the occupants of either vehicle.

Hedrick and Snipes were both taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Hedrick set at $3,000, secured, while Snipes was given a $1,500 secured bond. First appearances in District Court were scheduled for today in Newton.

50-year-old Jerri Angela Rhyne Deal of North Flint Street in Lincolnton was arrested by Lincolnton Police Saturday (June 4) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense.

Deal was arrested at her residence on an outstanding warrant issued in connection to an investigation conducted by Lincolnton Police Det. Tony Potts. Deal allegedly filed a fraud report with her bank in Lincolnton reporting that her debit card had been stolen at Walmart with over $2,000 taken from her account. Deal told bank officials that she had filed a police report, and the bank proactively reimbursed Deal’s account and requested a copy of the police report. Deal did not produce the report.

Bank management contacted Lincolnton Police and filed a report. Det. Potts then found surveillance footage from Walmart showing Deal as she made the fraudulent transaction. Loss Prevention Officers at Walmart assisted in the investigation.

Deal was given a $5,000 unsecured bond. Deal was scheduled to make a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court this past Monday (June 6) with her next court date coming up on July 12.