17-year-old Anthony James Rizzo of Ospreys View, 17-year-old Tristan Arden Danner of Hardin Road and 17-year-old Emilio Hernandez Zamudio of Howards Creek Road, all from Boone, have been arrested by Boone Police Officers. They're each charged with two counts of felonious larceny of a firearm.
According to a news release issued yesterday (September 21), on September 7, Boone Police received a report stating that two firearms were taken from Wildlife Unlimited at 1864 Old Highway 421 South. As a result of the investigation, the three suspects were arrested and charged. Both firearms were recovered during the course of the investigation.
Bond for each suspect was set at $10,000, secured. Rizzo and Zamudio are scheduled to appear in District Court on October 18. Danner has a District Court appearance on October 20.
22-year-old Caleb Gabriel Irving of Umstead Drive in Chapel Hill has been arrested by Boone Police on one count each of felony larceny, felony obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor shoplifting. He was also charged on an outstanding burglary warrant from Florida.
On September 10, Walmart reported the theft of several video game wireless controllers. Officers learned that more than one of the game controllers were sold to the Game Stop store in the same shopping center on Watauga Village Drive. Both of businesses captured video images of the suspect.
On September 12, Walmart employees saw the suspect in the store, accompanied by other individuals. The suspect left the store without paying for several food items. An Officer intercepted the subjects as they left the area. Boone Police interviewed the subjects and identified the person responsible for stealing the game controllers as Caleb Gabriel Irving. They also learned of the outstanding warrant from Florida.
Irving was placed in the Watauga County Jail under a $92,000 secured bond. He was ordered to appear in Watauga County District court on October 20.
23-year-old Janeika Shaquia Griggs of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday on one felony count of failure to appear in court, as well as misdemeanor counts for worthless checks and driving while license revoked.
The arrest is Griggs’ second in connection to incidents in July of 2015. In August 2015, a supervisor at People’s Bank on 2nd Street N.E. reported to Police that the suspect wrote multiple checks on a closed account, deposited them into an A.T.M. and made withdrawals totaling $800 on July 15, 22 & 23. She was initially arrested on May 24 of this year.
Griggs was taken into custody without incident yesterday at a residence on 11th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $30,000, secured. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for November 7 in Newton.
25-year-old Rocky Daryl Barnett Hollifield of Jay Stafford Lane in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:45 last night (September 21) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering, plus one misdemeanor count of second-degree trespass. He is accused of shoplifting from the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. The complainant listed on H.P.D.’s arrest report is the Loss Prevention Officer at Walmart.
Hollifield was taken into custody without incident. He was processed and released under a $2,500 unsecured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
31-year-old Zachary Ryan Moser of Catawba County, who was being sought by Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Officer in connection to an early morning assault in Stony Point, has been taken into custody, according to Sheriff Chris Bowman. He was charged with assault on a female, resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer and two counts of breaking & entering. Moser will also face outstanding warrants in Catawba County stemming from an earlier incident.
Moser's arrest comes on the heels of a nearly five-hour manhunt that involved multiple law enforcement agencies. During the manhunt, Officers utilized various technologies to narrow down Moser's location to the South Thomas Lane area in Stony Point. While patrolling that area, a Sheriff's Deputy was tipped off by a citizen to the exact location where Moser was hiding.
Officers entered a home on South Thomas Lane and took Moser into custody without further incident. The only court date listed at this time is November 21 in Catawba County on a variety of assault charges.
Sheriff Bowman expressed his gratitude to the Officers and agencies that assisted in the search and apprehension. In addition to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, those agencies include N.C. Adult Probation, the N.C. Highway Patrol, N.C. State K-9, Iredell County Sheriff's K-9 and Alexander County Emergency Management.
25-year-old Nathaniel Lee Shinn of Dickerson Court in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police just before 9 a.m. yesterday (September 20) on felony warrants from the Long View Police Department for robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and possession of stolen goods. Those were issued in July and January of this year, respectively. His arrest came in connection to the arrest of 28-year-old Cory Elijah Moretz of Little River Church Road in Taylorsville, who was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
They were arrested at the Baymont Inn on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. after Police spotted a green Pontiac Bonneville in the parking lot with a female driver, who stayed in the vehicle for about six or seven minutes. Officers approached the woman, who said she was going to room 301. She said the car didn’t belong to her. Officers also learned that her license had been suspended. The woman was then allowed to leave the scene.
As Cory Moretz came out of room 301, a K-9 Officer alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. A search warrant was obtained and executed, leading to the discovery of a spoon, digital scales, Q-Tips, an unloaded syringe and two loaded syringes containing 0.8 grams of methamphetamine.
Moretz was charged for the paraphernalia. A warrant was issued for the female’s arrest. At the same time, Shinn was found on the property and the outstanding warrants for his arrest were located.
Moretz and Shinn were taken into custody without incident. Moretz was processed and released under a $2,000 unsecured bond with a court date set for November 1. Shinn was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $30,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in court today. The female remained at large as of this afteroon.
64-year-old Steve Gray Adams, who is listed as a homeless person from Knoxville, Tennessee, was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 1 p.m. yesterday (September 20) on one felony count of malicious conduct by a prisoner and one misdemeanor count of assault on a female.
He was arrested in connection to an incident last Friday (September 16) at Frye Regional Medical Center. An off-duty Officer responded to an irate patient, Steve Adams, in the emergency room. Adams reportedly kicked and spit at several nurses and at the Officer. No significant injuries were reported.
Adams was taken into custody without incident yesterday at the hospital. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $2,500 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
41-year-old Bennie Reece Wiles, Jr. of Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers for failure by a sex offender to notify authorities of a change of address.
On September 15, Deputy David Price with the Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit received information that Wiles, who is on the Sex Offender Registry as the result of a 2006 conviction for first-degree kidnapping, was not staying at his address of record. Deputy Price learned Wiles might be staying at his girlfriend’s residence on River Run Road. After further investigation, the Deputy spoke to two witnesses who verified that Wiles had been staying at the River Run Road residence the majority of the time.
A warrant for Wiles’ arrest was issued and he was taken into custody on September 18. He was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for October 3.
Wiles has multiple prior convictions in Iredell and Yadkin counties for kidnapping, larceny, larceny of a motor vehicle, assault on a female, common law robbery and injury to personal property.
31-year-old Matthew Neil Brown of 4th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:25 yesterday afternoon (September 19) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property.
Brown was taken into custody without incident at his residence. No details are available, but he was in possession of a 2005 Kawasaki ZG1000 motorcycle at the time of his arrest. The suspect was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was set for today in Newton.
Hickory Police are investigating a robbery early Monday morning (September 19) at Catawba Valley Eye & Contact on 2nd Street N.E. in Viewmont.
The robbery occurred shortly before 1 a.m. after the business-owner’s daughter spoke to an acquaintance at another nearby business. That person and two others apparently followed the victim, a 41-year-old Hickory woman, to Catawba Valley Eye where she and her son had gone to retrieve some personal property that was stored there.
One of the suspects displayed a handgun. The suspects took prescription medication, keys, two cell phones & cases, a purse, a wallet, cash, a debit card, credit cards and other personal effects. In all, property loss was estimated at $4,326.
No injuries were reported.
A warrant has been issued for one suspect’s arrest. The investigation is ongoing.