47-year-old John Randall Jones of Huntersville and 44-year-old Bennie Dean Sellards of Lincolnton have both been arrested by Lincolnton Police on sex offense charges. They are each charged with felony soliciting of a minor by computer and appearing at the meeting place. Jones was arrested on July 7 and Sellards was arrested on June 22.
Each suspect was held under a $100,000 secured bond. Jones will appear in District Court on July 28, while Sellards has a court date on July 16.
22-year-old Thomas Tyler Matthews of North Brushwood Circle in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:40 last night on charges out of Burke County for felony breaking & entering a motor vehicle, felony transaction card fraud and misdemeanor larceny.
Matthews was taken into custody without incident on Tate Boulevard S.E. in Hickory and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for July 13 in Morganton.
The KAPPA League of Hickory is sponsoring a Block Party for the Ridgeview community this evening (Thursday, July 9) from 6 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The event will be held at Taft Broome Park, 115 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory, beside the Ridgeview Recreation Center.
The Block Party will be the second such event held in Ridgeview this summer, following a previous event held in mid-June. The gatherings are intended to help build positive relationships between the Hickory Police Department and community members.
The family-friendly event is free to the community. The Block Party features fellowship, music, food and games with entertainment provided by “DJ Lil G & Mike Boogie” along with many other local businesses, organizations and community members.
52-year-old Alan Lamonte Logan of Cessna Lane in Conover was served a felony indictment by Hickory Police late Monday night on one felony count of habitual larceny.
He was initially charged the day after Christmas last year in connection to a shoplifting incident at the Rugged Wearhouse on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. A Loss Prevention Officer detained Logan after he allegedly took a pair of boots into a fitting room, hid the boots in his coat and exited the store without paying.
Loss Prevention stopped Logan outside the store. The boots were recovered.
Logan was charged as an habitual offender as the result of his previous history of shoplifting, including a previous habitual felon conviction in 1988.
Following his arrest Monday, Logan was processed at H.P.D. and then released after posting a $1,000 unsecured bond. He will appear in Superior Court on July 10 in Newton.
26-year-old Jessica Dawn Wright of 9th Avenue N.E. in Hickory and 27-year-old Brandon Lynn Canipe of Startown Road in Maiden were both arrested by Hickory Police late last night (July 7) in connection to a shoplifting incident at the Wal-Mart store on Highway 70 S.E. The incident was reported yesterday on WHKY. Both suspects were charged with felony larceny and misdemeanor second-degree trespass.
At about 1:45 a.m. Monday (July 6), Wright and Canipe allegedly attempted to leave the store with $1,114 in merchandise they hadn’t paid for. The items included a griddle, children’s game tablets, shirts, pants, a floor lamp, soft drinks, a doormat, charcoal, dog bones and more. The items were recovered after staff was alerted when sensors went off as the suspects exited the store. The suspects left the premises in a gold sedan driven by Wright.
Loss Prevention Officers identified the two from images taken during previous incidents. Both suspects had previously been banned from the store. Warrants for their arrests were issued Monday. The two were taken into custody without incident shortly after 11 o’clock last night at a vehicle dealership on 13th Avenue Drive N.W. Their gold 2000 Mercury Sable was impounded.
Both suspects were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Wright set at $6,000, secured, while Canipe was given a $1,500 secured bond. First appearances in District Court were set for today in Newton.
29-year-old Stephanie Danielle Metcalf of South “B” Avenue in Maiden was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:50 last night (July 7) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree trespass.
She was arrested after H.P.D. responded to Wal-Mart on Highway 70 S.E. where a white female, Stephanie Metcalf, had been detained in the Loss Prevention office. A Loss Prevention Officer had watched Metcalf as she took a fan out of its box and filled the box with various items, including a curtain, assorted cosmetics, a mesh bag, a picture frame, primer, wall art, a utility knife and more.
She was taken to Hickory Police headquarters. During transport, Officers say Metcalf attempted to stuff a baggie containing 1.1 grams of methamphetamine and seven Naproxin pills in the crack between the back of the seat and the seat bottom in the patrol vehicle. Naproxin is not an illegal controlled substance.
Metcalf was processed and then released under a $9,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
26-year-old Adrian Renard Parson of 24th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning on a number of outstanding warrants, which were issued by the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office.
Events leading to his arrest began as Officers responded to a civil disturbance at a residence on the 700 block of 4th Street Place S.E. in Hickory. As Officers approached, Parson ran inside the residence. Police chased Parson through the house, out the back door and into a wooded area. He was caught after running a short distance into the woods behind the residence.
He was arrested at 2:34 a.m. and charged with misdemeanor resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. Parson was also charged on outstanding felony warrants issued on April 2 for possession with intent to sell or deliver a counterfeit controlled substance and sale or delivery a counterfeit controlled substance, as well as a felony warrant issued on April 6 for sale or delivery of cocaine. In addition, he was charged on misdemeanor warrants from May 6 for assault inflicting serious injury and injury to personal property, as well as warrants issued on July 6 for felony speeding to elude arrest and misdemeanor counts of driving while license revoked, careless & reckless driving and hit & run with property damage. Parson also faces one count of non-support of a child.
Following his arrest, Parson was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $23,200, secured. He has District Court dates scheduled for July 9, July 10, August 5 and August 27.
Hickory Police are investigating an attempted larceny at the Wal-Mart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. The incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. yesterday (July 6).
Police say 27-year-old Brandon Lynn Canipe of Newton and 26-year-old Jessica Dawn Wright of Salisbury allegedly attempted to leave the store with $1,114 in merchandise they hadn’t paid for. The items included a griddle, children’s game tablets, shirts, pants, a floor lamp, soft drinks, a doormat, charcoal, dog bones and more. The items were recovered after staff was alerted when sensors went off as the suspects exited the store. The suspects left the premises in a gold sedan driven by Wright.
Loss Prevention Officers identified the two from images taken during previous incidents. Both suspects had previously been banned from the store.
Warrants for their arrests have been issued. Anyone with information regarding he whereabouts of Brandon Lynn Canipe or Jessica Dawn Wright should contact Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.
52-year-old Alan Lamonte Logan of Cessna Lane in Conover was arrested at about 11:40 last night (July 6) for felony habitual larceny. The warrant for his arrest was issued on June 24. He was arrested on Fairgrove Church Road N.E. and processed at the Hickory Police Department. Logan was released after posting a $1,000 unsecured bond. He was scheduled to appear in Superior Court on July 10 in Newton.
The Newton Public Works & Utilities Department, along with C.K. Contracting Inc. and their subcontractors, will work on West “D” Street and South Cline Avenue to relocate a manhole and reconnect sewer services beginning the morning of Sunday, July 12. Crews expect to complete the project by the evening of Tuesday, July 14. City crews will reroute traffic until the work is complete.
In areas affected by road closures, garbage and recycling services may run a day behind schedule. Questions regarding sanitation services should be directed to 828-695-4294.
Additional questions should be directed to the Newton Public Works & Utilities Department at 828-695-4310.