Thursday, 15 December 2016 10:28

CVS in Viewmont Robbed Early Wednesday

Hickory Police are investigating a robbery that happened early Wednesday morning at the CVS store on 2nd Street N.E. The incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. when a subject at the front counter was approached by a female employee. The subject, believed to be a white male, demanded money. He left the store with an undisclosed sum of cash and fled on foot. No weapon was displayed.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.

Thursday, 15 December 2016 10:24

Armed Robbery Reported at Holiday Inn Express

Hickory Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Holiday Inn Express on Highway 70 S.E., near the Hickory Furniture Mart. The incident occurred at about 1:20 a.m. yesterday (December 14).

Police say a black male came into the hotel under the pretense of booking a room. He then displayed a knife to a female employee and went around the front desk. The suspect demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed sum of cash, the man fled the scene in a passenger vehicle.

The hotel employee was not injured.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 17:43

Denver Mart Robbery Suspect Arrested

46-year-old Gary Lynn Overcash, Jr. of Statesville, who was wanted in connection to the December 11 robbery of the Denver Mart Highway 16 North in Denver, was arrested Wednesday (December 14) in Statesville. Details on the arrest are not available. The warrant from Lincoln County will be served by authorities in Iredell County.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Dan Snellings charged Overcash with one felony count of robbery with a dangerous weapon. The suspect allegedly took $109 from the cash register at the Denver Mart. During the robbery, the suspect had his hand in his pocket and told the clerk he had a gun. Overcash then fled the scene toward Highway 16.

Overcash is also facing a number of charges in Iredell County, including robbery with a dangerous weapon, fleeing a law enforcement officer to elude arrest, attempted common law robbery, larceny, communicating threats and traffic violations.

The City of Refuge After School Program provides students from 1st through 5th grades with mentoring, tutoring and an after school snack every Tuesday through Thursday during the school year, free of charge. The program has helped at-risk-youth in the Ridgeview Community for over 12 years.

The City of Refuge After School Program runs solely off of donations from everyday people and various local businesses like Food Lion and the Olive Garden.

The public is invited to meet Directors Angela Heard & Renetta Hamrick and some of the young people in the program during their annual Spirit Night fundraiser. The event will take place from 4 p.m. through 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Chick-Fil-A restaurant on Highway 127 in Viewmont.

A portion of the restaurant’s sales receipts during that time will go to help with school supplies, field trips and transportation needs.

For more information, contact Ms. Heard at 828-328-3264.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:08

Hickory Man Arrested in Connection to 2011 Case

32-year-old Jonathan Lee Chapman of Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon (December 13) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense.

He was arrested in connection to a 2011 case in which the owners of a residence on 10th Street S.E. in Hickory came home and noticed that their T.V. was gone. They found that someone had entered the residence through a rear door. Some time later, the T.V. was pawned by Jonathan Chapman and warrants for his arrest were issued.

Chapman was taken into custody at the Hickory Police Department and then released under a $3,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

33-year-old Patrick Michael Robbins of 21st Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:30 last night on a long list of charges. The latest charges against Robbins include trafficking in opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, carrying a concealed gun and resisting a public officer. He also had outstanding warrants for failure to appear on charges of trafficking in opium or heroin (two counts); the manufacture, sale, delivery or possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule IV controlled substance; resisting a public officer; and defrauding drug & alcohol screening tests. In addition, there were outstanding warrants for a misdemeanor out-of-county probation violation, driving while license revoked (two counts), failure to heed a light or siren, failure to stop for a steady red light, failure to stop for a stop sign or flashing red light, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle (two counts), driving left of center, reckless driving to endanger (two counts), speeding (two counts), unsafe passing over a yellow line (two counts) and possession of firearm by felon.

He was arrested after Police were made aware that Robbins was at the Days Inn on 13th Avenue Drive N.W. in Hickory. Officers located Robbins, who then fled briefly on foot, but was quickly taken into custody. On his person, Officers found two packages containing china white heroin with a total weight of 16.6 grams, a baggie containing six grams of powder cocaine, 4.9 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a stun gun.

Robbins was incarcerated in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a total secured bond of $999,000. A first appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow in Newton. He has additional District Court dates on January 5, 9 & 19, plus a Superior Court appearance on February 6.

27-year-old James Edward Glover, Jr. of Avalon Avenue in Charlotte was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:15 a.m. yesterday (December 12) on outstanding felony warrants for assault with a deadly with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by a felon and the sale of cocaine. The warrants were issued on December 3 and September 28 of this year. He also faces charges on two additional counts for the sale of cocaine and three counts of maintaining a place for a controlled substance.

Glover was taken into custody without incident on the 3rd Avenue N.W. in Hickory.  He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $60,000, secured.  An appearance in Superior Court was set for today in Newton with a District Court date set for January 9 in Charlotte on the assault and firearms charges.

46-year-old Gary Lynn Overcash, Jr. of Statesville has been identified as the suspect in connection to the December 11 robbery of the Denver Mart on Highway 16 North in Denver. The Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for Overcash’s arrest on one count of felony robbery with a dangerous weapon. As of this morning (December 13), Overcash had not been apprehended and is believed to be in the Statesville area.

Overcash was identified as the result of a tip from the Mooresville Police Department after an Officer recognized Overcash from surveillance photos that were distributed Saturday morning.

Overcash allegedly took $109 from the cash register at the Denver Mart. During the robbery, the suspect had his hand in his pocket and told the clerk he had a gun. He then fled the scene toward Highway 16.

Overcash also faces a number of additional charges in Iredell County, including robbery with a dangerous weapon, fleeing a law enforcement officer to elude arrest, attempted common law robbery, larceny, communicating threats and traffic violations.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Gary Lynn Overcash, Jr. should contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or Lincoln County Communications at 704-735-8202.

30-year-old William Lee Foster of Lee Mull Road on Highway 18 in Morganton was arrested by Hickory Police at 11:20 last night (December 12) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

He was arrested after Police stopped a white 2013 Ford Escape for taillights that weren’t working. The driver, William Lee Foster, pulled over in the parking lot at the Verizon store on Highway 70 S.E.

Officers ran the VIN number and learned that the Mocksville Police Department in Davie County had reported the Ford stolen. Foster was taken into custody without incident.

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

42-year-old Marya Hudson Kirby of 4th Street S.W. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:50 Saturday night (December 10) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering, plus one misdemeanor count of second-degree trespass. She was also charged as an habitual felon.

She was arrested at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. after a Loss Prevention Officer observed Kirby as she under-rang multiple items at the self-checkout station. The items, with a total value of about $76, included clothing, bras, a power strip, cast iron pans and a phone charger. Kirby was stopped when she passed the last point of sale without paying.

She had been banned from the store in September of 2014. Kirby was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. She has since been released. Kirby was scheduled to appear in District Court today (December 12) in Newton.

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