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Tuesday, 17 March 2015 11:28

Lincolnton Woman Reported Missing

Lincolnton Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 62-year-old Patricia Linn Loveless.

Ms. Loveless was last seen on Friday, March 13, at 10 a.m. She was reported missing at 6:22 the same evening.

Ms. Loveless is a white female; standing 5’2” tall and weighing 98 pounds. She has brown eyes and gray hair. She was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt, gray pants and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Patricia Linn Loveless should contact the Lincolnton Police Department at 704-736-8900.

47-year-old Elliott Kyle Smith of Shearers Road in Mooresville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of felony breaking & entering and felony larceny after breaking & entering.

Events leading to his arrest began just before 2 a.m. last Monday, March 9, when Deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the Mallard Head Country Club on Mallard Way in Mooresville. Officers found that a window had been pried open, allowing the suspect to crawl through. During the break-in, the suspect took cash and two cans of beer.

In April of 2014, Elliott Kyle Smith was arrested and convicted of breaking into the Mallard Head Country Club in the same manner. Investigating Officers learned that Smith was on post-release supervision in Iredell County. Smith’s Probation Officer told Investigators that Smith was subject to GPS monitoring. Iredell County Probation & Parole was then able to confirm that Smith was at the Mallard Head Country Club at the time of the break-in.

Smith was arrested at about 7:15 last Thursday evening. He was given a $7,500 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for May 15.

Smith has previously been convicted for possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor common law forgery, breaking & entering a coin or currency machine and multiple counts of felony breaking & entering. At the time of his arrest, Smith was on post-release supervision after being paroled in December 22 following a felony B&E conviction in July 2014.

Monday, 16 March 2015 11:25

Teen Reported Missing from Long View

17-year-old Harley Lynn Nipper has been reported missing from his home in Long View. He was last seen on March 9. His mother said the teen does have a previous history of running away from home.

Nipper is a white male. He is 6’1” tall and weighs about 130 pounds.

He is considered armed and could be dangerous. Anyone who spots Nipper should not approach him, but should contact local law enforcement.

Nipper was last known to be in the Lenoir or Boone area.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Harley Lynn Nipper should call Long View Police at 828-327-2343 or contact local law enforcement.

Monday, 16 March 2015 11:22

Hickory Man Faces Felony Meth Charge

23-year-old Kurt Alexander Hammons of 27th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 6:30 Friday evening (March 13) on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine. He 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 (March 16) in Newton.

38-year-old Wade McArthur Danner, Jr. of Cessna Lane in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (March 16) on one felony count of habitual larceny or shoplifting and one misdemeanor count of second-degree trespass. The Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office also charged Danner with non-support in a case dating back to 1999.

He was arrested after a Loss Prevention Officer at Wal-Mart on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory saw Danner concealing items in his pants. He was stopped by Loss Prevention and by Hickory Police Officers as he exited the store. A search of Danner’s person was conducted, leading to the discovery of t-shirts, a Snickers bar, toothpaste and an energy drink, all with a combined value of $33.

He had previously been banned from the store, resulting in the trespassing charge. Danner had prior convictions for larceny in March 2012, February 2014 and August 2014.

Danner was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under an $11,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for today.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in several motor vehicle break-ins that occurred in eastern Burke County. The images shown here were captured by security video at a nearby store.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect should contact Detective Sgt. John Huffman at 828-438-5500.

40-year-old Antonio Torres Ibarra of Statesville was arrested on March 9 by Investigators with the Statesville Police Department on two counts of first-degree sexual offense with a child under the age of 13. Yesterday (March 12), additional charges were filed against Ibarra for first-degree kidnapping, indecent liberties with a child and delivering a controlled substance to a minor less than 13 years of age.

On March 9, Statesville Police responded to Iredell Memorial Hospital in reference to a reported sexual offense involving a child under the age of 13. Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Division also responded and an investigation began. The incident was alleged to have occurred the previous night.

The child was subsequently interviewed at the Dove House Child Advocacy Center, in which a disclosure of sexual abuse was made against the victim’s mother’s ex-boyfriend, Antonio Ibarra. After further investigation into the incident, the latest charges were filed.

Ibarra turned himself in to authorities yesterday. He was given a $350,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today.

More details have been released in the arrest of 22-year-old Ty’Shon Lamonte Chisholm of Cranford Drive in Conover, first reported yesterday (March 12) by WHKY. He was arrested by Hickory Police early Thursday morning on one felony count each of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a schedule I controlled substance, as well as one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant from January 2014 for possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Events leading to his arrest unfolded as Officers on foot patrol on the 400 block of 2nd Street Place S.W. saw a vehicle approach and then stop near the Officers. They recognized one of the vehicle’s occupants as Ty’Shon Chisholm, who they knew to be wanted on the outstanding warrant.

Officers asked Chisholm to step out of the vehicle. As he was placed under arrest, Chisholm pulled free and ran. After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was detained in front of 230 3rd Avenue Court S.W. During the chase, Chisholm dropped a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber handgun, which was recovered. Along with the handgun, Officers found a magazine containing six rounds and one round in the chamber. A search of Chisholm’s person turned up one dosage unit of Ecstasy.

Chisholm remains in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held under a $40,000 secured bond. Appearances in District Court and Superior Court were set for today in Newton.

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:55

New Restaurant to Open in Hickory

A new restaurant is opening Monday (March 16) in Hickory. Neon Noodle will open in the Second Street Square complex at 958 Second Street N.E. (home of Panera Bread and Salsarita’s).

Owner Khuong Nguyen says Neon Noodle will feature a unique atmosphere, combining modern with traditional Asian cuisine. Many of the noodles and tofu products are made in-house, and all dishes feature fresh, high-quality ingredients.

Neon Noodle will give all Veterans, Police, Firefighters, first responders, teachers, hospital staff and church staff a 10% discount. If individuals do not take the discount, the proceeds will be donated to the Levine's Children Hospital.

25-year-old Marsha Kay Glazebrook of 3rd Avenue in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon (March 12). She was served felony indictments from the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office on one felony count each of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises. She was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The warrants for Glazebrook’s arrest were issued on February 5 & February 17.

Following her arrest, Glazebrook was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $12,000 secured bond. She was scheduled to appear in Superior Court today in Newton.