35-year-old Daniel Jackie Greene of Gypsy Drive in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on felony charges of indecent liberties with a child, three counts of first-degree statutory sex offense on a minor by an adult, three counts of statutory rape of a child by an adult and first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

On January 21, the Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding possible sexual assaults involving an 11-year-old victim.  The child said the abuse happened between July and December 2017 at the suspect’s home.

The case was assigned to Detective Sergeant Katie Harwell of the Special Victims Unit.  The victim was interviewed at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center, where the child identified Daniel Jackie Greene as the suspect.

Warrants for Greene’s arrest were issued and he was taken into custody Friday (January 26).  Greene was placed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center where additional charges were filed today (January 29).  His total bond stands at $250,000, secured.  A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.

40-year-old Larry Valentine, Jr. of 4th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 11:30 Friday morning (January 26) on four felony counts of altering or forging a title.

Valentine was taken into custody without incident at the Probation & Parole office on Government Avenue S.W. in Hickory.  He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and released under a $5,000 unsecured bond.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (January 29) in Newton.

Friday, 26 January 2018 13:37

Hickory Man Faces Felony Marijuana Charge

28-year-old Dallas Lloyd Gragg of Sulphur Springs Road N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday (January 25) on one felony count of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana.  Gragg was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $7,500 secured bond.  He was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Newton.

Friday, 26 January 2018 11:27

Hickory Man Jailed on Felony Meth Charge

47-year-old Johnny Dale Miller of 12th Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (January 26) on one felony count for the sale of methamphetamine.  He was also charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule III controlled substance.

Miller was taken into custody at his residence at about 1:25 a.m. today.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured.  An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

52-year-old Janice Denise Ramseur of 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 3:10 yesterday afternoon (January 25) for failure to appear on one felony count of conspiracy to sell or deliver cocaine. She was also charged with failure to appear as an habitual felon. The warrants for her arrest were issued on January 8.

Ramseur was taken into custody without incident on the 900 block of South Center Street in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $25,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for March 5 in Newton.

Friday, 26 January 2018 11:01

Drug Charges Against Hickory Man Upgraded

42-year-old Chad Lee Smith of 11th Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday (January 25) on one felony count each of trafficking heroin or opium, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.  He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was initially arrested on January 18, as reported by WHKY the following day.  The arrest followed a traffic stop that resulted in the discovery of multiple controlled substances in the vehicle.  Smith was charged at that time with several drug-related offenses.

The suspect was taken into custody yesterday without incident at his residence.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $25,000 secured bond.  He has since been released.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Thursday, 25 January 2018 17:51

Missing Man Sought in Caldwell County

The Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Office is looking for 22-year-old Joseph Alexander Poovey.

At about 4 p.m. yesterday (January 24), Poovey told his grandfather that he was going to walk from his residence on Clark Hill Place in Hudson to a friend’s apartment on Grove Avenue in Lenoir.  The friend on Grove Avenue said Mr. Poovey never arrived at his apartment.  Foul play is not suspected.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Joseph Alexander Poovey should call the Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Office at 828-758-2324.

22-year-old Bryan Matthew Witte of Laurel Cove Road in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of felony breaking & entering, larceny, felony safe cracking, felony burning of personal property, felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Wednesday, January 18, Iredell County Deputies responded to the 100 block of Longbranch Road in Statesville in reference to a break-in that occurred the previous day.  The victim said someone broke into the residence through the back door.  The only thing taken was the victim’s safe.  The safe contained documentation of the victim’s land, deeds, marriage license, papers for her grandchildren and her grandchildren’s first pair of baby shoes.  

On Saturday, January 20, the victim called the Sheriff’s Office and said she had found her safe at the intersection of Laurel Cove and Longbranch Roads.  Detectives responded to process the evidence and canvass the area for additional evidence.  Detectives found that the door to the safe had been forced open and the contents had been burned.  

While processing the scene, evidence was found that led Detectives to a location off of Laurel Cove Road.  The following day, a search warrant was executed at the Laurel Cove Road residence.  The search turned up tools used to open the safe.  Detectives also found a hole in the ground behind the residence that contained burnt pieces of the safe, along with papers and documents.  The items had been covered by leaves.  Inside the residence, Detectives found a box containing drug paraphernalia and a baggie of methamphetamine.  

Bryan Witte was arrested and placed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $50,000, secured.  He’ll appear in District Court on February 9.

34-year-old Tajuana Shamika Young of 8th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 11 a.m. yesterday (January 24) for a felony probation violation.  Young is on probation after she was given an 18-month suspended sentence following a conviction on January 5 of this year in Catawba County for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Young was taken into custody without incident at a restaurant on Union Square in downtown Hickory.  She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $7,500, secured.  An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for January 29 in Newton.

Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:21

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Firearms Charge

30-year-old Andrew Marquese Izard of 10th Street Boulevard N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 11 a.m. yesterday (January 24) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce.  According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, he was armed with a handgun at the time of his arrest.

Izard was taken into custody without incident at a residence on 5th Street S.E. in Hickory.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $9,500 secured bond.  He has since been released.  An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

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