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Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:39

Hickory Woman Faces Felony Crack Cocaine Charge

22-year-old Shatara Lashea Geter of Main Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (February 11) on one felony count of possession of cocaine.

She was arrested after Police responded to a reported drug violation at the A&W Mini Mart on South Center Street. A Probation Officer spotted Geter in the parking lot and conducted a search, leading to the discovery of 0.4 grams of crack cocaine. The Officer contacted Hickory Police, who took Geter into custody without incident.

She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for tomorrow in Newton.

26-year-old Shaylon Monquice Springs of 2nd Street Place S.W. was served a felony indictment yesterday (February 11) for possession of cocaine.

Springs was initially arrested and charged as the result of a September 2014 incident in which Hickory Police conducted a traffic stop and conducted a search, leading to the discovery of 3.4 grams of crack cocaine.

Springs was arrested without incident at about 8:15 last night at Hickory Police headquarters. He was released less than an hour later on a $5,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for tomorrow in Newton.

45-year-old Robert Christopher Noe of 1st Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense. He was also arrested on a felony failure to appear warrant issued in December of last year.

Noe was taken into custody without incident at about 12:30 yesterday afternoon (February 10) at the Hickory Soup Kitchen on Main Avenue N.E. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $16,000 secured bond with an appearance in Superior Court scheduled for Friday (February 13) in Newton.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:19

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Larceny Charge

49-year-old Joseph Conrad Anneblo of 1st Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 9:30 last night (February 10) on one count of felony larceny.

He was arrested in connection to the theft of a moped from a residence on the 300 block of 12th Street S.W. in Hickory. Through their investigation and interviews with witnesses, Police identified Anneblo as the suspect and took him into custody.

He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today in Newton.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:13

Rabies Reported in Catawba County

A case of rabies was reported in Catawba County after a Conover woman was scratched by a raccoon while taking the animal to a veterinary clinic in southwest Hickory.

Hickory Animal Control Officers were dispatched to the Emergency Vet Clinic on Old Lenoir Road N.W. on February 6 after a raccoon was brought in from Lee Cline Road in Conover. In keeping with standard procedure, the raccoon was collected and its remains were sent to the North Carolina Public Health Laboratory for rabies testing.

Today (February 11), The lab notified county officials that the raccoon tested positive for rabies. The victim has been advised to seek medical attention for possible exposure to rabies.

Hickory Police Department Animal Control reminds pet owners that rabies is still present in the local wild animal population and is a threat to pets and humans. The best way to protect domestic pets from rabies is to have them properly vaccinated for rabies.

The Hickory Police Department sponsors reduced-cost rabies vaccination clinics at various times throughout the year. The next clinic will be held this spring. The Catawba County animal shelter also offers year-round vaccinations at a reduced cost.

47-year-old Timothy Scott Hildebran of Newhill Road in Conover and 38-year-old Shannon Nichole Stowe of Lynne Avenue in Hildebran were both arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (February 11) on drug charges. Hildebran was charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Stowe faces one felony count of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. Both were charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrests came about after an Officer spotted five people in the cab of a pick-up truck in the parking lot at the Save-More store on 1st Avenue S.W. shortly before 2 a.m. After the truck pulled out of the parking lot, the Officer conducted a traffic stop for a problem with the vehicle registration. The license plate had been reported stolen in Marion.

The Officer called for back up. Among the responding Officers was a K-9 unit. The dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.

Hildebran had moved from the cab to the truck bed where Police found a pill bottle in which was a baggie containing 0.3 grams of methamphetamine. In Stowe’s purse, Officers found 0.1 grams of marijuana, one 0.5 mg Alprazolam pill and three 0.2 mg Alprazolam pills.

Hildebran and Stowe were taken into custody without incident. The other three subjects were not charged.

Both suspects were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Hildebran set at $5,000, secured, while Stowe was given a $1,000 secured bond. Stowe has since been released. Hildebran was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Hickory. Stowe has a Hickory court date coming up on March 19.

25-year-old Willie Ferman Ferguson IV of N.W. Calvary Place in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (February 9) for failure to appear on a charge of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana. Following his arrest, Ferguson was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $60,000, secured. No court date is currently listed.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:48

Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Assault Charge

27-year-old Craig Lavar Covington of 12th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested at about 11:10 yesterday on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Covington was arrested after Police responded to a domestic dispute at the suspect’s residence. The victim, a 26-year-old female, told Officers Covington ran over her foot with his vehicle as he attempted to leave. Covington was still on the scene when Police arrived. E.M.S. responded and found that the victim was not injured.

Covington was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he was held without bond. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was set for April 16 in Hickory.

29-year-old Jimmy Ryan Hartley and 27-year-old Alex Jeffrey William Eikenberg, both of 12th Street N.E. in Hickory, were arrested Friday (February 6) by Hickory Police. The arrests may be connected to a series of vehicle break-ins in Hickory that began on January 29. Hartley was charged with one felony count each of obtaining property by false pretense and identity theft. Eikenberg faces three felony counts of breaking & entering a motor vehicle.

Both subjects were taken into custody without incident, Hartley at about 2:15 in the afternoon on the 2300 block of 29th Avenue Drive N.E. and Eikenberg at about 7 p.m. at his residence. The two were taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Hartley set at $25,000, secured, while Eikenberg was given a $15,000 secured bond. Eikenberg has since been released. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today (February 9) in Newton.

24-year-old Guiovanni Mosquera of 13th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested at about 6 a.m. Saturday (February 7) on charges of felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested after Police responded to a report of damage to property in connection to a domestic dispute at Mosquera’s residence. Upon arrival, Officers smelled marijuana and obtained a search warrant. The search turned up 23.6 grams of marijuana, a Marlin 30-30 rifle with ammo, digital scales and other drug paraphernalia.

No charges were filed in connection to the domestic dispute.

Mosquera was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $4,000, secured. He has since been released. Mosquera was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (February 9) in Newton.