27-year-old Nathan Rolland Gilbo of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:45 last night (September 20) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. The warrants for his arrest were dated June 3, 2015.
He was taken into custody without incident at a fast food restaurant near the intersection of Springs Road and the MacDonald Parkway. Gilbo was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $12,000 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in Superior Court was set for today in Newton.
Officials in Morganton have announced that the water is off in the Emorywood subdivision as crews work to repair a leak on a main waterline. The outage affects Emorywood Drive, Sunset Drive and Canoe Drive. The water was shut off at ten o’clock this morning (September 21) and is expected back on by 4 p.m.
Waterline repairs are also underway on N.C. Highway 18 in Morganton. Water will be off as crews repair the main valve on a waterline on the section of N.C. 18 between address numbers 2786 and 3100 and all side streets, including Antioch Road, Timerill Drive and Snipes Street. Water should be restored to those locations by two o’clock this afternoon.
For more information, call the City of Morganton Water Resources Department at 828-438-5276.
Hickory Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Propst Superette on Startown Road. The incident occurred just before 10:30 Friday night (September 18).
A white male entered the store and approached the counter as if he was going to purchase a pack of chewing gum. Once the register was open, the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the clerk. He was given an undisclosed sum of money before exiting through the front door. The suspect left on foot, traveling north.
No injuries were reported. It’s not clear if anyone else was present in the store at the time of the robbery.
Investigators are currently reviewing surveillance footage. Anyone with information regarding the robbery should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.
27-year-old Terry Nikita Johnson of 8th Avenue Circle S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11 a.m. Friday (September 18) on one felony count each of possession of a weapon by a felon, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, as well as one count of discharging a firearm in the city limits and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Johnson was arrested after Police stopped him at the Top Express store on 16th Street N.E. in Hickory. Johnson was stopped as Officers followed up on a tip alleging that the suspect had fired a shot into the air in the area of 14th Avenue N.E. and 4th Street Drive N.E.
Officers conducted a search, leading to the discovery of 26.7 grams of crack cocaine, 11.5 grams of marijuana, $1,935 in cash and a revolver with ammunition.
Johnson was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (September 21) in Newton.
22-year-old Bruce Lee Stroud, Jr. of 10th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (September 17) on felony counts of breaking & entering a motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear. In addition, Stroud was charged with a felony probation violation.
Stroud was taken into custody without incident at a residence in Hickory shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $29,000, secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today with a Superior Court date coming up on September 21.
22-year-old Thomas Tyler Matthews of 3rd Avenue Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 6 p.m. yesterday (September 17) on two felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He also faces misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree trespass and no operator’s license. Matthews’ girlfriend, 31-year-old Catherine Huffman Brown of 14th Street N.E. in Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police the previous day on related charges for breaking & entering a motor vehicle and larceny of a motor vehicle. She was also charged with a felony probation violation.
Police say the two are connected to multiple recent vehicle break-ins and vehicle larcenies in Hickory and in surrounding jurisdictions. H.P.D. investigators believe Matthews is connected to at least five incidents in Hickory. Their investigation and investigations conducted by neighboring agencies are continuing.
Matthews was taken into custody without incident at a residence on 31st Avenue N.E. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $212,000 secured bond. Brown remains in jail with bond set at $30,000, secured. Both were scheduled to appear in District Court today in Newton.
20-year-old Randall Kent Brank of Howell Street in Hickory was arrested last Friday (September 11) by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of larceny of a motor vehicle, felony fleeing to elude arrest and careless & reckless driving.
On Friday, Burke County Sheriff’s Detectives saw Brank’s vehicle traveling on Rhodhiss Road. Because Brank was a person of interest in several pending cases, Officers followed the vehicle and watched it pull into a store parking lot, where Detectives set up surveillance.
Brank left the store on a motorcycle with no license plate that was for sale. Brank’s girlfriend, Adina Bryson, began driving Brank’s vehicle. Detectives attempted to stop the motorcycle, but Brank fled. At the intersection of Highway 70 and Rhodhiss Road, Brank pulled over indicating he was going to stop, but then he failed to do so. When Brank pulled over a second time, Detectives quickly apprehended him without further incident.
Detectives questioned the storeowner and were advised Brank did not have permission to take the motorcycle.
Adina Bryson was also taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.
Brank was given a $30,000 secured bond. His next appearance in District Court was set for October 5. Bryson has a court date in Burke County coming up on September 30 with additional appearances in Catawba County on September 22 and October 6.
28-year-old Dustin Clark Lawhon of Brevard Street in Valdese was served a felony indictment by Hickory Police at about 10:20 last night on one felony count of possession with intent to sell a schedule II controlled substance.
The indictment comes in connection to an incident on May 17 of this year when Police received information from an anonymous caller regarding the suspect, who was allegedly selling crack cocaine at the Sunny Valley apartment complex.
Officers located Lawhon on the 4th Street S.E. side of the complex. A search of his person turned up 1.6 grams of crack cocaine. Lawhon was initially arrested and charged at that time.
Following his arrest yesterday, Lawhon was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for September 18 in Newton.
54-year-old Roger Lewis Bass of Main Avenue Drive was arrested at about 7:15 last night (September 15) on one felony count of assault inflicting serious injury and one misdemeanor count of assault on a female.
He was arrested as the result of a domestic disturbance at the Deluxe Inn on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. A female victim at the scene refused medical treatment. Bass’ vehicle was stopped on the 1100 block of 2nd Avenue S.W. where he was taken into custody by Hickory Police.
Bass was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility without bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
31-year-old Nathan James Dahlquist of Presbyterian Road in Mooresville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers last Friday (September 11) on three counts of indecent liberties with a child.
He was arrested after a report was filed with Sheriff’s Office in August stating that three children under the age of 13 had been sexually abused by a family friend. The abuse occurred during the time period between January 1 and August 3 of this year.
The case was assigned to Detective Sgt. C.M. Benfield with the Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit. A forensic interview was conducted with all three children. Dahlquist was charged after further investigation and after additional interviews with witnesses were conducted.
He was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. Dahlquist will next appear in District Court on September 28.