19-year-old Titiyana Redmond of 2nd Street Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before eight o’clock last night (May 23) on one felony cont of financial transaction card fraud and two misdemeanor counts of financial transaction card fraud. The felony warrant was issued in January of this year. One misdemeanor warrant was issued on May 18 and the other was issued yesterday.

Redmond was taken into custody without incident at her residence. She was processed at the Hickory Police Department and released less than an hour later under a $2,500 unsecured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for June 13 in Newton.

18-year-old Douglas Allen Shuford and 33-year-old Tabitha Brie Evans, both from the same address on Icard School Road in Connelly Springs, along with 18-year-old Justin Wayne Hatley of Simpson Avenue in Connelly Springs, have all been arrested in connection to an incident involving a firearm on school property in Burke County. Shuford was charged with possession of a firearm on educational property, a domestic violence protective order violation (issued on May 2) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Evans and Hatley were each charged with aiding & abetting possession of a firearm on educational property. All the charges are misdemeanors.

At about 9:17 yesterday morning (May 23), Burke Co. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call from a citizen who was driving by Icard Elementary School property. The caller said three subjects, two males and one female, were on school property. The three were reportedly in the middle of the road, pointing what appeared to be a rifle at the school and at the caller. The suspects went into the woods near a utility right-of-way, walking away from the school.

Burke Co. Narcotics Officers were nearby and arrived at the school within minutes. The Officers drove their four-wheel drive vehicle onto the utility right-of-way, searching for the suspects. Other Deputies cut the suspects off on another road that intersected the utility road about a half-mile from the school.

At 9:26 a.m., the Deputies heard a gunshot fired within yards of them. Within seconds, the Narcotics Officers found the suspects at the edge of a field, near the utility road. One of the male suspects fled with a .410 bore shotgun in hand, exiting the woods near the Deputies. He complied with Deputies’ commands to drop the gun and was taken into custody. The other two subjects were taken into custody by the Narcotics Officers. All three suspects were apprehended by 9:29 a.m.

Shuford was given a $30,000 secured bond and placed on a 48-hour hold for the D.V.O. Hatley was given a $1,000 secured bond, while Evans’ bond was set at $3,000, secured. Shuford has a court date set for May 29. Hatley and Evans are both due in court on July 9.

Approximately 15 Deputies responded to the scene and were assisted by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

30-year-old Caira LeeAnn Pyrsock of 21st Street S.W. in Hickory was served bills of indictment by Hickory Police shortly after ten o’clock last night (May 21) on two felony counts of trafficking heroin or opium. She was also charged with a felony probation violation.

Prysock was taken into custody without incident on the 1,800 block of Highland Avenue N.E. in Hickory. She was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. Appearances in Superior Court were scheduled today and tomorrow in Newton.

30-year-old Randy Arthur Pacsay of North Anderson Street in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (May 22) on one felony count of failure to appear and two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. He was also charged with misdemeanor resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer and a misdemeanor probation violation.

Pacsay was arrested when Hickory Police saw a vehicle in the parking lot at a sweepstakes business on 12th Avenue N.E. (Springs Road) in Hickory. During the incident, Pacsay gave false identification to Officers. Once his identity was established, he was arrested on six outstanding warrants from Gaston County and he was charged with resisting.

Pacsay was taken into custody without incident at about 3 a.m. today. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $61,000, secured. By late morning, he was no longer listed as an inmate in Catawba County. No court dates are currently listed.

26-year-old Hunter Todd Eckhoff of 20th Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Friday morning (May 18) on one felony count each of obtaining property by false pretense and possession of stolen property.

Eckhoff was arrested in connection to a residential break-in that occurred on May 6 at an address on 36th Ave Court N.E. in Hickory. An H.P.D. investigation identified Eckhoff as a suspect in the case. Warrants were issued and the suspect was taken into custody without incident at 9:10 a.m. at his residence.

Eckhoff was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $3,000, secured. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (May 21) in Newton.

47-year-old Willie Bernard Clark of Cottonwood Park Drive in Charlotte was arrested by Hickory Police just before 11:30 Saturday morning (May 19) on one felony count of larceny and failure to appear on a larceny charge, plus one misdemeanor count each of assault on a government official and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

He was arrested in connection to an incident in early December of last year when Hickory Police responded to a larceny call at the Dillard's in the Valley Hills Mall. An indictment was issued. Clark was taken into custody Saturday after fleeing from a business on South Center Street and assaulting an Officer.

The suspect was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $22,000 secured bond. District Court appearances in Newton were set for today and July 24, with a Mecklenburg County appearance coming up on May 29.

29-year-old Ailon See of 20th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was served bills of indictment by Hickory Police early Saturday morning (May 19) on one felony count each of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of marijuana, plus one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana paraphernalia. The arrest warrant on the meth charge was issued Saturday. The others date back to January of this year. He’s also being held on a warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state.

See was taken into custody without incident at his residence. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $500,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton. He’ll appear in court on the fugitive warrant on May 29.

Due to heavy rains, three Caldwell County roads in the Wilson Creek and Collettsville areas have been closed.

They are: Old Johns River Road at Highway 90; River View Circle at the bridge, near the Collettsville School; and Brown Mountain Beach Road at Adiko Road.

No injuries have been reported.

32-year-old Robert Brandon Simons of Magnolia Grove Road in Lincolnton and 24-year-old Caitlyn Marie Simons of Archdale Lane in Maiden have both been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Officers following a late night traffic stop on May 16. Robert Simons was charged with one felony count of receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle and one misdemeanor count each of driving while license revoked and displaying a fictitious registration. Caitlyn Simons was served warrants for eight felony counts of identity theft and trafficking in stolen identities, plus one misdemeanor count of larceny and two misdemeanor counts of failure to appear. She was also served a criminal summon issued in Catawba County.

Events leading to their arrests began when a Deputy pulled in behind a vehicle at the intersection of Salem Church Road and Philadelphia Church Road. The Deputy noticed a suspicious looking license plate on the vehicle. A records check showed that the license plate came back as not assigned to any vehicle.

Deputies stopped the vehicle, which was driven by Robert Simons with one female passenger. The vehicle identification number came back to a 1994 Chrysler that was stolen out of Caldwell County. Authorities in Caldwell County confirmed the vehicle was stolen and had the car towed.

The Chrysler was on loan from Caitlyn Simons, who is the suspect’s sister. She was reported to be at her brother’s residence. Deputies transported the female passenger to the residence. While en route, Deputies were told that Caitlyn Simons had a number of outstanding warrants. The female allowed Deputies to enter the residence where they found Caitlyn Simons and took her into custody. She had a key chain with a large number of vehicle keys on it. A VIN number check of a Honda Civic parked at the residence showed the car had been stolen in Hickory.

A Hickory Police Officer came to the scene to process the stolen vehicle. The owner was contacted and came to the scene to pick up the vehicle.

Robert Simons was placed in jail under a $7,000 secured bond while Caitlyn Simons was jailed under a $49,000 secured bond. Both suspects will appear in District Court on June 5. Caitlyn Simons also has a Superior Court date set for June 4.

28-year-old Chelsea Nicole Booth of Bonnie Lane in Hildebran was arrested by Hickory Police just after ten o’clock last night (May 17) on one felony count each of larceny and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The charges are from a case dating back to October of 2016.

Booth was taken into custody without incident at Fry Regional Medical Center in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

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