57-year-old Macky Lee Hush of 3rd Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 12:30 Saturday afternoon (October 1) on one count of failure to appear in court on a felony.
Hush was taken into custody without incident on Highway 127 South on an order for arrest issued in May of this year. The Catawba Co. Clerk of Court is listed as the complainant on H.P.D.’s arrest report.
Hush was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $26,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A Superior Court date was set for November 7 in Newton.
29-year-old Jeramie Hawthorne of Hicks Road in Greenville, N.C. has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of felony fleeing to elude arrest, possession of crack cocaine, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance (Xanax) and driving while license are revoked. Hawthorne faces a number of charges from the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
At 7:55 a.m. today (October 3), a Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Deputy was directing school traffic at Iron Station Elementary School when a suspect vehicle that had previously been involved in a hit & run on Highway 150, east of Lincolnton, approached the school. The driver apparently saw the patrol car’s flashing blue lights and turned left into the school parking lot. The vehicle then traveled through a grassy area and back onto Highway 27, eastbound.
The Deputy pursued the vehicle east on Highway 27 into Gaston County where the suspect wrecked near Black Snake Road and Highway 27 in Stanley. Cesena and a Gaston County Officer took the suspect into custody after he crashed into a tree, but continued his attempt to escape.
At last report, Hawthorne was being taken before a Magistrate. As of noon today, no information was available regarding a bond amount or a court date. No photo has been released.
30-year-old Holly Michelle Pless of 6th Avenue N.E. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 3) on two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was taken into custody without incident at 4:12 a.m. today on the 2300 block of Highway 70 S.E., in the vicinity of West End BBQ. Pless was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $100,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
52-year-old Arthur Lee Robinson of 8th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 4:50 yesterday morning (October 2) on one felony count of murder.
Events leading to the arrest began at about 2:50 a.m. yesterday when Officers were called to a civil disturbance at Robinson’s residence, which he shared with 63-year-old Kester Lee Hewitt. Hewitt made the initial call to Police. Upon arrival, Officers spoke to Hewitt, who was not injured. They were unable to locate Robinson.
At about 4:45 a.m., Police were called back to another disturbance at the residence. They arrived to find Hewitt inside the residence, deceased as the result of an apparent stab wound. Robinson was found outside the residence where he was taken into custody without incident and charged with murder.
He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
19-year-old Marcus Donte Frazier, Jr. of St. Petersburg, Florida was arrested by Statesville Police today (September 30) on a fugitive warrant out of Florida for homicide and attempted murder.
Statesville Police were contacted today by Investigators with the St. Petersburg Police Department regarding a homicide suspect wanted in Florida who was possibly in Statesville. Information was provided that led Investigators to believe that Frazier was staying with a relative in an apartment at the Myrtle Place Apartments on the 200 block of Jonathan Lane in Statesville.
Statesville Police confirmed that the suspect, Marcus Frazier, was at the apartment complex. A search warrant was obtained. Due to the serious nature of the charges, the Statesville Police Special Response Team was called in to serve the warrant.
Just after 12:30 this afternoon, the Special Response Team and assisting Officers arrived at the apartment complex. A safety perimeter was set up and Officers began an attempt to evacuate neighboring apartments. During that time, Frazier opened the apartment door. He obeyed verbal commands to come out of the apartment and was safely taken into custody without incident.
Frazier was jailed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $5-million bond, pending extradition back to Florida. No court date is currently listed.
23-year-old Jesse Glen Coulbourn (a.k.a. Arizona Hevner) of 14th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:45 yesterday morning (September 29) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of filing a false report to a police station.
He was arrested after Police responded to reports of a stolen vehicle at Cloninger Ford on Highway 70 S.E. A customer, Jesse Coulbourn, had taken a 2017 Ford Escape for a test drive several weeks earlier. Management told Police he likely switched keys and stole the vehicle on a later date. Dealership personnel noticed the car missing as they conducted inventory on September 21. The following day, an anonymous caller confirmed that the vehicle was, in fact, stolen.
A warrant for Coulbourn’s arrest was issued on September 22. He was taken into custody without incident yesterday at the intersection of Highland Avenue N.E. and 15th Street N.E. in Hickory. Management at the dealership told WHKY that the car has not been not been returned to them. It’s not clear if the vehicle is in the possession of the Police Department.
Coulbourn was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
31-year-old Phillip Eugene Thomas of Sun Valley Trail in Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one misdemeanor count of driving while licensed revoked. He was also charged by the N.C. Dept. of Probation & Parole with three probation violations, two felony counts and one misdemeanor.
He was arrested yesterday (September 28) during a traffic stop on the Gastonia Highway, near Highway 321. Narcotics Detectives say the man was driving a vehicle that had a fictitious registration plate. Detectives recognized the driver and ran a license check. They confirmed that the man's license had been suspended and stopped the vehicle.
Detectives say it appeared the man, Phillip Thomas, was trying to hide something behind the seat during the stop. Investigators conducted a consent search of the vehicle. Behind the seat, they found a 20-gauge shotgun with a modified pistol-grip stock.
Thomas was jailed under a $25,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court today (September 29).
Thomas does have an August 2016 felony conviction in Gaston County for the manufacture of methamphetamine and he currently faces multiple felony drug charges in Cleveland County.
35-year-old Shaun Michael Simons of Green Acres Road in Lincolnton has been charged by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers with one felony count of indecent liberties with a child.
He was arrested after Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Detective Kelsey Harrington received a report on August 23 in reference an incident involving a young female child. The victim and the suspect are related. Following an investigation, warrants for Simons arrest were issued on September 23.
Simons was arrested on September 26 by Albemarle Police. He was taken before a magistrate and released under a $7,500 secured bond. He’ll appear in Lincoln County District Court on October 13.
22-year-old Ashley Jordan Lambert of Spencer Lane in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 29) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance.
She was taken into custody without incident at about 4:20 a.m. on the 200 block of Highway 70 S.E., near Everett Chevrolet. There is no information available regarding her bond or a court date. Lambert is not currently in custody in Catawba County.
29-year-old John Scott Miller, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested on a true bill of indictment by Hickory Police shortly before 2 p.m. yesterday (September 28). He faces one count of felony larceny by anti-inventory device and one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.
Miller was taken into custody without incident at the Bojangles restaurant on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $1,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled today in Newton.