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21-year-old Stevie Marie Bolick of 7th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested at about 12:30 yesterday afternoon by Hickory Police on one felony count each of breaking & entering a building and larceny after breaking & entering, as well as misdemeanor counts of communicating threats and simple assault & battery. She was arrested at her residence on warrants out of Alexander County.

Bolick was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $6,500 secured bond. She will appear in District Court in Taylorsville on the felony charges on December 15 and on the misdemeanor charges on January 20.

43-year-old Gloria Powell Hildebran of Morganton was arrested by Investigators with the Boone Police Department on December 5. She was charged with three counts of felony embezzlement. She is accused of embezzling from her previous employer, R.H.A. Health Services. On October 15 of this year, the company reported the illegal use of funds by Hildebran.

Following her arrest, Hildebran was given a $10,000 secured bond. She will appear in District Court on January 22 in Boone.

The N.C. State Highway Patrol has confirmed a single fatality as the result of an accident on Highway 18 between Gamewell and Chesterfield this morning. The victim’s name has not been released.

The accident has closed Highway 18 just inside the Caldwell County line at Playmore Beach Road. As of 11 a.m. today, the highway was closed in both directions. Authorities suggest Hartland Road as an alternate route.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol remains on the scene of the wreck.

No further details are available at this time.

26-year-old Corey Alan Hamby of Gates Avenue in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon (December 10) on one felony count each of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana.

He was taken into custody without incident at the Budget Inn on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. Hamby was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $27,000, secured. He will appear in District Court tomorrow (December 12) in Hickory.

Local artists are invited to submit an application to temporarily exhibit their paintings, photographs or other wall-mounted art at the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library. The large meeting room at the library was recently painted and an art wall-hanging system was installed.

Artists are encouraged to go to the library’s website at www.HickoryNC.gov/library to view the Art Exhibit Policy. Interested persons may also pick up a copy of the application at the Patrick Beaver Library or at the Ridgeview Branch Library.

Call 828-304-0500 ext. 7275 for additional information.

The Patrick Beaver Library is located at 375 3rd Street N.E. and the Ridgeview Branch Library is at 706 1st Street S.W., both in Hickory.

18-year-old David Lee Morgan of Boone has been arrested by Boone Police and charged with one count of felony breaking & entering a motor vehicle, two counts of felony financial card theft, three counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense, three counts of misdemeanor financial card fraud and one count of misdemeanor larceny.

On November 17, Boone Police took a report regarding a vehicle break-in at the Village of Meadowview Apartments. The victim’s financial cards were stolen out of the vehicle and used. An investigation led to Morgan’s arrest.

He was given a $10,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for January 20 in Boone.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 07:01

Hickory Man Faces Felony Assault Charge

48-year-old Bobby Ray Lackey of Wagon Wheel Road in Hickory has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of felony assault by strangulation and assault inflicting serious bodily injury. He was jailed yesterday (December 10) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $35,000 secured bond. Lackey will appear in District Court tomorrow in Newton.

An accident has been reported this morning (December 11) on Highway 18 between Gamewell and Chesterfield. The accident has slowed traffic just inside the Caldwell County line at Playmore Beach Road. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is on the scene of the wreck. No further details are available at this time.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:37

Hudson Woman Faces Multiple Felony Drug Charges

29-year-old April Marie Cogdell of Cajah Mountain Road in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (December 9) on two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and one count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule IV controlled substance, sale or delivery of a schedule IV controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. She was also charged with failure to appear.

Cogdell was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $10,000, secured. She currently has a District Court appearance scheduled for March 3 and a Superior Court date coming up on January 12, both in Lenoir.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:27

Hickory Man Faces Felony Meth Charge

28-year-old Brandon Tyler Ingle of 24th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:40 last night (December 9) on one count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He was also served a failure to appear warrant issued on December 4.

He was arrested after an Officer on foot patrol at the Days Inn on 13th Avenue Drive N.W. in Hickory saw the name of a person on the guest list who had been previously banned from the property. That person was Spencer Ingle, who is Brandon Ingle’s brother.

Police went to the room and found two people there: Brandon Ingle and an unidentified female. A search was conducted, leading to the discovery of 0.3 grams of methamphetamine. Ingle was taken into custody without incident. The female was not charged.

Ingle was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $6,000, secured. He was scheduled to make an appearance in District Court today.