18-year-old Jonah Ryan Yates of Mountain Club Drive in Vilas was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:20 last night (January 28) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Yates was arrested after Police approached a suspicious vehicle that pulled into the parking lot at an auto parts store on Highway 70 S.W. During the incident, Officers found 1.5 grams of cocaine.

Yates was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $1,500 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:17

Two Arrested on Stolen Vehicle Charge

26-year-old Jasmin Trelenci Huntsman, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, and 28-year-old Jameson Acoya Kennedy of South Flint Street in Lincolnton, were both arrested by Hickory Police shortly after noon yesterday (January 28). They were each charged with one felony count each of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer. Huntsman was also charged with misdemeanor counts of counts of possession of stolen goods and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, she was served with outstanding warrants out of Alexander County for felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny.

They were arrested after Officers conducted a traffic stop when they saw a suspicious vehicle exiting the parking lot at the Red Roof Inn on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. in Hickory. During the stop, Police learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Lincoln County. Officers also found drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Both suspects initially provided Officers with false names. Their true names were obtained and both suspects were taken into custody without incident.

They were jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Huntsman set at $18,000, secured, while Kennedy was given a $5,000 secured bond. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today in Newton. Huntsman also has a court date coming up on February 3.

One person is dead and three were seriously injured in an accident this morning (January 28) in Conover.

At about 11:35 a.m. today, Newton Police responded to a reported motor vehicle crash with injuries on the 500 block of Thornburg Drive S.E. in Conover. Officers arrived to find a single vehicle on its side in a wooded area, west of Thornburg Drive. There were four occupants in the vehicle, all entrapped. Emergency crews worked to free all four victims.

The driver was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Two passengers were transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center via Catawba County E.M.S. and later flown to the hospital in Charlotte. All three patients have major injuries. The third passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel. The identities of the deceased and injured have not been released, pending notification of kin.

Newton Police were assisted by Conover Police, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the Newton Fire Department, the Conover Fire Department, Catawba County E.M.S., Catawba County Emergency Management, and the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation.

The Newton Police Department's investigation is ongoing.

42-year-old Conya Denise Montgomery of 17th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (January 28) for felony breaking & entering a motor vehicle.

Montgomery was arrested after Hickory Police responded to a reported vehicle break-in at a residence on 5th Avenue S.E. Montgomery was taken into custody without incident on the scene.

She was arrested at about 12:45 a.m. today and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $2,500 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow (January 29) in Newton.

31-year-old Angelica Sasha Linebarger of 12th Street Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 11:45 Monday morning (January 27) for felony habitual larceny or shoplifting.

Linebarger was arrested after Hickory Police responded to a reported larceny at a convenience store on 4th Street S.W. The suspect was identified and located as she was traveling south on 1st Street S.W.

Linebarger was taken into custody without incident. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $2,500, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (January 28) in Newton.

38-year-old Ricky Allen Cramer of Catsquare Road in Vale was arrested by Conover Police last Friday (January 24) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state.

Cramer is wanted by the State Attorney General's Office in Alcona County, Michigan on two counts of failure to pay child support. According to court documents from Michigan, he currently owes $9,751.43 in child support.

Following his arrest, Cramer was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. An appearance in District Court was set for February 5 in Newton.

Monday, 27 January 2020 11:31

Human Remains Found in Caldwell County

On January 24, the Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Office took a missing persons report regarding 61-year-old Danny James Garvin. Mr. Garvin was reported missing by his family. At the time of the report, he had not made contact with family members since August of 2019.

Caldwell County followed investigative leads in the case, which led them to a wooded location on Boone Fork Road. During a search of the area, unidentified remains were found and the scene was secured until the remains could be property recovered.

On January 25, Caldwell County Investigators, with assistance from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, recovered the remains. The remains have been turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and identification.

Today (January 27), Investigators and S.B.I. Agents conducted a secondary search of the wooded area, using cadaver dogs to locate any additional remains. The missing person case related to Danny Garvin remains under investigation.

35-year-old Natasha Noel Robinette of Herman Sipe Road N.W. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (January 27) for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

She was arrested following a traffic stop Sunday night (January 26). Officers stopped a northbound vehicle traveling on the McDonald Parkway S.E. as it pulled onto the I-40 eastbound ramp. During the incident, Police found 1.06 grams of methamphetamine, two dosage units of alprazolam, and drug paraphernalia.

Robinette was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $2,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

35-year-old Alicia Rule Gooch of 2nd Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (January 27) for felony assault or affray on E.M.T. personnel.

Gooch is accused of assaulting hospital staff at Frye Regional Medical Center while receiving treatment Sunday night (January 26). She was taken into custody at the hospital at 4:20 a.m. today.

Gooch was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $6,000 secured bond. As of this morning, she was no longer listed as an inmate in Catawba County. A first appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow (January 28) in Newton.

24-year-old Johnaton Wilson of 14th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:45 last night (January 26) for felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

He was arrested after Officers responded to a civil disturbance located at a residence on 14th Street S.W. in Hickory. During the incident, Officers found a handgun in Wilson's possession. Warrants were issued and Wilson was taken into custody without incident at his residence later the same day

Wilson was processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released under a $10,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (January 27) in Newton.

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