Monday, 17 September 2018 14:02

Hickory Woman Jailed on Stolen Vehicle Charge

25-year-old Alice Nicole Price of Rucker Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:10 Saturday afternoon (September 15) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Price was arrested in connection to an incident on September 13 when Hickory Police responded to Frye Regional Medical Center in reference to a stolen rental vehicle. Two days later, the vehicle was recovered on the 1,200 block of 10th Street N.E. The driver, Alice Nicole Price, was taken into custody without incident.

Price was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. She was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (September 17) in Newton.

50-year-old Charles Todd Ritchie of 31st Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police late Friday night on two counts of habitual larceny. He was also charged with second-degree trespass, a probation violation and felony failure to appear on another count of habitual larceny.

He was charged in connection to several incidents. On July 30, he was arrested after Police responded to a reported larceny at the Kohl’s store on Catawba Valley Boulevard. On September 12, Officers responded the Stein Mart store on North Center Street. When Police arrived, the suspect had left the store, but he was identified as Charles Ritchie. Warrants for his arrest were issued.

Ritchie was arrested Friday at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. Police took Ritchie into custody without incident after he was detained by Loss Prevention Officers at the store.

The suspect was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $20,000 secured bond. Ritchie was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (September 17) in Newton.

34-year-old Dennis Peter Neumann, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, and 23-year-old Amanda Elaine Mellen of Telephone Exchange Road in Hickory, were both arrested by Hickory Police Saturday night (September 15). Neumann was charged with felony habitual larceny and Mellen was charged with misdemeanor aiding & abetting.

They were arrested after Police responded to a reported larceny at the Belk store in Hickory’s Valley Hills Mall. The suspects were arrested and taken into custody without incident between 9:20 and 10:45 p.m. Saturday.

They were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Neumann set at $10,000, secured, while Mellen was given a $2,000 secured bond. Neumann was due in District Court today (September 17) in Newton. Mellen has a court date on October 3.

Due to the flood potential in the Wilson’s Creek area, Caldwell County Sheriff Alan Jones strongly advises residents in and around Wilson’s Creek to evacuate today (September 14). During previous weather events, it has proven to be difficult for emergency responders to reach citizens in need of emergency services when there is flooding, trees down, etc. Residents should find a safe place to go before Hurricane Florence arrives. For more information, call Caldwell Co. Emergency Services at 828-426-8608.

35-year-old Derod Lamont Swayne of 10th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (September 14) on one felony count of buying or receiving stolen property and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Swayne was arrested when Police saw a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot at a business on 16th Street N.E. in Hickory. The tag on that vehicle had been reported stolen. The driver, Derod Lamont Swayne, was taken into custody without incident at 12:20 a.m. today.

He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $500, secured. He’ll appear in District Court on October 22 in Newton.

61-year-old Warren Lee Raymond of N.C. Highway 10 West in Catawba has been arrested by Officers with the Catawba Police Department on two counts of murder.

Events leading to his arrest began just before 5 p.m. yesterday (September 13) when Catawba Police and Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call for service regarding a cardiac arrest at an address on N.C. Highway 10 East in Catawba. Raymond was found in the residence with two victims. Both victims were deceased when Officers arrived.

Raymond was taken into custody and questioned. The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist with the investigation. S.B.I. Agents charged Raymond with murder early this morning.

Raymond was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

The victims' identities have not been released.

Friday, 14 September 2018 10:31

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Cocaine Charge

42-year-old Ronald Lee Houser of 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Officers on foot patrol at the Sunny Valley housing complex found Houser, who was allegedly in possession of 0.3 grams of cocaine. He was taken into custody without incident at about 12:35 a.m. today.

Houser was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $1,000, secured. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

24-year-old Steven Christopher Griguts of Barnsbury Drive in Huntersville was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon (September 13) on five felony counts of larceny by servant or other employee.

He was arrested after Police responded to a reported larceny by employee at the Target store on Catawba Valley Boulevard. Loss Prevention Officers at the store had taken Griguts into custody when Police arrived and arrested him without incident.

He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

38-year-old Tarnaka Kennard Counslor of 2nd Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:40 last night (September 12) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. He was taken into custody following a vehicle stop near a vacant restaurant on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. According to H.P.D.'s arrest report, the suspect was in possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest. No bond information or court date are available and Counslor was not listed as an inmate in Catawba County as of this morning.

Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:07

Hickory Man Charged as Habitual Felon

33-year-old Curese Devin McIlwain of 8th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 6:45 last night (September 12) as an habitual felon.

He was initially arrested in connection to an incident on November 27 of last year. At that time, Hickory Police assisting Probation Officers at McIlwain’s residence discovered 4.3 grams of crack cocaine, two dosage units of oxycodone, 3.4 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a firearm.

McIlwain was taken into custody yesterday at a residence on 10th Street N.E. in Hickory. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released under a $10,000 bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

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