42-year-old Randy Shay Bruner of Riverview Lane in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:30 last night (June 4) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count each of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting delaying or obstructing a public officer, driving while license revoked and speeding more than 15 m.p.h. above the posted speed limit. He was also charged with a misdemeanor probation violation on a warrant dated May 1.
He was arrested after an Officer saw a 2001 Honda Civic traveling at a high rate of speed. The Officer attempted to catch up with the vehicle as it traveled along Highway 70 and eventually came to a stop at a dead end on 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory.
After a brief foot chase, Bruner was taken into custody in an area behind the Randy Marion auto dealership on Highway 70 S.W. 0.5 grams of a substance believed to be crystal meth and 0.3 grams of marijuana were found in close proximity to Bruner. Drug paraphernalia was found in the car.
Bruner was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility without bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
53-year-old Terry Lee Talbert of Cool Springs Lane in Iron Station has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Deputies one felony count of taking indecent liberties with a minor.
The incident allegedly occurred in 2009 at Talbert’s residence. It was reported to the Sheriff’s Office in February of this year. The victim, who was 11 years old at the time, was known to the suspect. The investigation is continuing and more charges are expected. Detective Sally Dellinger is the investigating officer.
Talbert was released on a $9,500 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (June 4).
34-year-old Daphne Nicole Miller of Amhurst Road in Morganton was arrested yesterday (June 3) by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of felony possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, driving while license revoked and fictitious or altered title or registration card.
Following her arrest, Miller was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $12,500, secured. She was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Lenoir.
71-year-old Daniel Dale Toliver has been found. A Silver Alert for Mr. Toliver, who is from Harmony, had been issued Wednesday evening (June 3). According to the Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Toliver was found today. At last report Thursday afternoon, his family was on the way to pick him up.
The Sheriff’s Office didn’t have specific information regarding where Mr. Toliver was found or his current condition.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Vanessa Marie Pelayo, who has been missing since Wednesday afternoon (June 3).
Ms. Pelayo is described as a white female, 5’2” tall and weighing about 185 pounds. She has red, shoulder-length hair. Ms. Pelayo was last seen on the 600 block of N.C. Business Highway 16 South. She is considered a runaway.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Vanessa Marie Pelayo should contact Detective Greg Hager by calling the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050.
26-year-old Allen Jennings Campbell is wanted by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office for Failure by a convicted sex offender to report a new address. His last known address was off of Liledoun Road in Taylorsville.
Campbell is on the sex offender registry as the result of a conviction in July of 2010 on three counts of indecent liberties with a minor. The offenses occurred in 2009 and 2010 when Campbell was 20 and the victim was 14 years old.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Allen Jennings Campbell should call Crime Stoppers at 828-632-8555 or Call the Sheriff’s Sex Offender Unit at 828-632-1111.
46-year-old David Joaquin Perry of 48th Avenue Lane N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after nine o’clock last night (June 2) on two felony counts of identity theft. He was charged on warrants out of Cabarrus County, issued in February of this year.
Perry was taken into custody without incident at his residence. He was processed at H.P.D. and then released under a $5,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for June 9 in Concord.
31-year-old Ryan Lewis Craig of Conover has been arrested by Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of trafficking methamphetamine by possession, trafficking meth by transportation, possession of a controlled substance on jail premises, possession drug paraphernalia, driving left of center and failure to dim headlamps.
On May 26, Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a vehicle stop at the intersection of Blankenship Road and Teague Town Road. The vehicle was stopped for failure to dim headlights and driving left of center.
During the investigation, Detective Tim Sims and the Alexander County Sheriff’s K9 were called to the scene to conduct an open-air sniff of the vehicle for possible possession of narcotics. The K9 alerted to the odor of narcotics, leading to a search of the vehicle. During the search, a quantity of pills and drug paraphernalia were found.
Craig was taken into custody. As he was processed in the Narcotics Office, the suspect was found to be hiding at total of 3.5 ounces of meth on his person.
Craig was given a $90,000 secured bond. Craig’s next appearance in District Court is coming up on June 15.
Homeland Security Investigations, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office and the Taylorsville Police Department are assisting the Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Office as the investigation continues.
On May 5, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding Financial Card Fraud at businesses in Iredell and Mecklenburg counties. Detective Sgt. D.R. Getz with the Economic Crime Unit was assigned the case.
The victim lives in Ohio and was still in possession of her debit card when she found four fraudulent transactions drawn against her bank account. Two of the unauthorized charges appeared on the victim’s debit card at a business on Williamson Road in Mooresville and the others occurred in Charlotte.
The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect, whose image was captured by surveillance cameras. Anyone with information should contact Iredell/Statesville Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340 or call Detective Sgt. Getz at 704-878-3180.
34-year-old Brandon Jackson Kirby of Ash Street in Lowell has been arrested and charged by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Detective David Brooks with one felony count of larceny and one misdemeanor count each of first-degree trespassing and injury to real property.
On or about May 3 of this year, Kirby allegedly entered the Verizon Wireless cell tower site on County Line Trail in western Lincoln County and removed HVAC coils valued at $10,000. He was first arrested in Gaston County on other charges and then transferred to the Lincoln County Detention Center yesterday (June 1). He was returned to Gaston County today.
Additional charges against Kirby are possible. Lincoln County Detectives are continuing to investigate cell tower break-ins and thefts and break-ins to AT&T hubs in Lincoln County.
Incidents have occurred at the Verizon cell tower on Orchard Road and Fox Meadow Lane in Iron Station. An AT&T cell tower on Sadler Road was also the target of thieves as grounding rods and air conditioning units were stolen. AT&T also reported that three hubs located on King Wilkinson Road and two on Highway 73 were broken into. Batteries valued at thousands of dollars were stolen.
Kirby was scheduled to appear in District Court yesterday in both Lincoln and Gaston counties.
Kirby also faces similar charges in Mecklenburg County.