44-year-old Fredrick Wayne Abernathy of Anderson Mountain Road in Maiden and 31-year-old Justin Daniel Delaney of Bill Sain Road in Vale were both arrested by Hickory Police Sunday (November 1). They were each charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Delaney was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
They were arrested when Officers on foot patrol at the Budget Inn on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory saw two subjects; one outside a room and the other inside. Officers approached and conducted a search, leading to the discovery of two baggies containing 1.7 grams of meth, digital scales and two meth pipes.
The two men were taken into custody without incident at about 10 p.m. Sunday at the hotel. Abernathy’s bond was set at $5,000, secured, while Delaney was given a $3,000 secured bond. First appearances in District Court were scheduled yesterday. Abernathy has another court date coming up on November 23. No additional court appearance is currently listed for Delaney.
51-year-old Roger Lee Mitzell of Society Road in Harmony was arrested by Hickory Police just before 1:30 yesterday afternoon (November 1) on one felony count of habitual larceny. His son, 27-year-old Joey Daniel Mitzell of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory, was also arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
They were arrested after Police responded to Lowe’s Foods on 29th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory where Loss Prevention Officers had detained Roger Mitzell. Mitzell was stopped after Loss Prevention allegedly saw him conceal alcohol and exit the store without paying. An 18-pack of beer and a box of wine were found in his possession. The stolen items were valued at $33. He has multiple prior convictions for larceny in Iredell County.
As Officers were walking with the elder Mitzell in front of the store, Joey Mitzell reportedly became agitated and cursed loudly at Police, resulting in the charge against him.
Both suspects were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with Roger Mitzell’s bond set at $5,000, secured, while his son was given a $750 secured bond. Roger Mitzell was scheduled to appear in court today (November 2), while Joey Mitzell is due in court on December 2.
52-year-old Bobbie Lee Reid, Jr. of North Tryon Street in Charlotte was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 11:30 p.m. Friday (October 30) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.
He was arrested after Officers spotted two subjects at the intersection of 8th Avenue Drive S.E. and South Center Street. Officers approached and began to conduct a search, during which Reid attempted to flee, on foot. He was apprehended a short distance away. As he ran, Reid threw a packet containing 0.9 grams of crack cocaine.
Reid was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,850, secured. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was set for today (November 2) in Newton.
42-year-old Tyrone Deshawn Crocker of U.S. Highway 70-A East in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 5 a.m. today on one felony count of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.
Few details are available, but Crocker was charged in connection to a robbery at the Total Convenience Market on Highway 70 S.E. He was taken into custody without incident at the Deluxe Inn, which is his listed address. According to Police arrest reports, he was armed with a handgun at the time of his arrest.
Crocker was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $51,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for this Wednesday (November 4) in Newton.
35-year-old Kenneth Lorenzo Truesdale of Torrence Street in Charlotte was arrested by Hickory Police on one felony count of larceny and one misdemeanor count of hit & run with property damage.
He was arrested in connection to an incident on August 30 of this year in which Police responded to the Hickory Springs plant on Main Avenue S.E. where a U-Haul truck had damaged a gate and pallets were stolen. The truck was followed, first by a private citizen and then by Law Enforcement.
The truck was ultimately involved in a pursuit with the N.C. State Highway Patrol. The chase came to an end when the truck crashed on Interstate 40. Two suspects, including Truesdale, were arrested and jailed in Iredell County. Truesdale was turned over to Hickory Police yesterday (October 29) on warrants stemming from the larceny at Hickory Springs.
Truesdale was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $11,500, secured. He will appear in District Court Monday (November 2) in Newton.
40-year-old Jason Lee Robinette of 54th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested at about 4:40 yesterday afternoon on felony counts of preparation to commit burglary and speeding to elude arrest, as well as misdemeanor counts of larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia and careless & reckless driving.
He was arrested when Police responded to a larceny call at the Kohl’s store on Catawba Valley Boulevard in Hickory. The suspect didn’t stop for a Loss Prevention Officer and fled the scene in his vehicle.
Police spotted the vehicle near the store and were led on a chase that ended when the driver, Jason Robinette, stopped on Springs Road N.E., next to the Springs Road Flea Market. In the vehicle, Officers found underwear and a shirt that were taken from Kohl’s, as well as checkbooks and credit or debit cards taken during a break-in in Catawba County. Also found were a charger with cords, a bandana, digital scales, a plastic container with a powder residue, cable locks, a Sawzall with battery, a crow bar, a baseball bat, keys, boots, a baseball cap, a jacket, tools and a pistol grip.
Robinette was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $7,500 secured bond. He will appear in District Court Monday (November 2) in Newton.
23-year-old Jordan Lee Kennedy of 23rd Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon (October 29) on one felony count of malicious conduct by a prisoner and misdemeanor counts of assault on a female, injury to personal property, resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer and driving while license revoked. He was also charged by the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office with additional counts of malicious conduct by a prisoner and injury to personal property.
Events leading to his arrest began as three occupants of a vehicle driven by Kennedy were involved in an altercation. Kennedy was arguing with a female in the front passenger seat when Kennedy allegedly punched the female. A male passenger in the back seat objected and attempted to restrain Kennedy.
The vehicle came to a stop on the 1100 block of 2nd Avenue S.W. where Kennedy and the other male began to fight in the roadway. Officers arrived and attempted to restrain Kennedy, who resisted and struggled with Officers, who then deployed a taser on the suspect.
E.M.S. responded to the scene and took Kennedy to a local hospital, where the suspect remained combative while receiving treatment from E.M.S. and hospital personnel. Kennedy was then taken to H.P.D. headquarters where he did not cooperate during the booking procedure and was not photographed or fingerprinted.
He was then jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $43,000 secured bond. District Court appearances were set for November 2 and December 17.
The other male and the female were not charged and did not report any injuries.
17-year-old Khalil Deonte Green of Tangle Drive, 17-year-old Trenton Gregory McPherson of 21st Street S.E. and 16-year-old Mykah Blaine Harrington of Bethel Church Road, all from Hickory, were all arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (October 29). They were each charged with felony counts of robbery with firearms or other weapons and breaking & entering.
The three suspects, who are students at Fred T. Foard High School, were arrested in connection to a home invasion on October 20. The incident occurred at a residence on the 1900 block of 8th Street S.E., in the Windsong Development. The female victim said two black males entered her residence and demanded money.
They left the premises with an undisclosed sum of cash. At least one suspect was carrying a weapon, though Police did not specify what type of weapon was involved. No one was injured. It’s not clear if the stolen money was recovered.
An H.P.D. investigation identified the three teens as suspects. They were known to the victim’s family. Green and McPherson were taken into custody without incident at Fred T. Foard at about 11 a.m. yesterday. According to arrest reports, they were in possession of a gas or air powered gun. Harrington voluntarily turned himself into Police custody at 2:45 yesterday afternoon.
Green and McPherson were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for each set at $25,000, secured. Harrington was released into his step-mother’s custody under a $10,000 unsecured bond. All three will make first appearances in District Court Monday (November 2) in Newton.
47-year-old Charles Edward Hunt, Jr. of 2nd Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:30 last night on a federal warrant for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. The warrant was issued on October 21.
Hunt was taken into custody without incident at a residence on 2nd Street S.W. and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility without bond. He’ll appear in Federal Court on an unspecified date.
20-year-old Mary Elizabeth Ervin of Wrighton Street in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense. The warrant for her arrest was issued on October 20. She faces an additional charge of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.
Ervin was taken into custody in the vicinity of Hickory’s Valley Hills Mall after fleeing from Officers on foot. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment from injuries sustained when she ran.
Ervin was then placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $2,750 secured bond. She has since been released. District Court appearances were scheduled for November 2 & 17, both in Newton.
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