40-year-old Adam Eugene Huffman of Love Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning on one felony count of fleeing to elude arrest and misdemeanor counts of driving while impaired and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.
The incident began as Officers saw a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder with an expired tag in the area of 7th Avenue S.W. and 1st Street S.W. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but it sped away. Officers followed the Nissan onto 8th Avenue Drive S.W., 1st Street S.W., Highway 70 S.W., through the Paramount Hyundai parking lot, onto South Center Street, back onto Highway 70 and into the Paramount KIA parking lot.
At the rear of the business, the driver, Adam Huffman, jumped from the vehicle and fled, on foot. He was found in a briar thicket about 35 yards away, where he was taken into custody without further incident at about 3 a.m. Saturday.
36-year-old Saleem Rasool Alexander of 5th Street S.W. in Hickory was a passenger in the Nissan. He did not run, but stayed with the vehicle after it stopped. Alexander was taken into custody without incident on an outstanding misdemeanor failure to appear warrant.
Both suspects were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. Bond for Huffman was set at $6,000, secured, while Alexander was given a $1,000 secured bond. Huffman was set to appear in District Court today (September 19. Alexander has a court date on October 13.
34-year-old Joshua Logan Riddle of Brockmore Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police on one felony count each of possession with intent to manufacture a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of a schedule III controlled substance, plus one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Events leading to his arrest began as Officers were conducting a property check in the East Ridge community. They saw a green, 1995 Honda Civic in the parking lot at a closed business on 7th Avenue S.E.
A subsequent search led to the discovery of 4.8 grams of marijuana in a green case, a large container with 10.2 grams of marijuana in it, a large baggie containing 7.4 grams of marijuana and a plastic case containing 1.2 grams of marijuana. Police also found various marijuana roaches in various containers. In all, 23.6 grams of marijuana was found, not including the roaches. In addition, Officers also located one Suboxone pill and paraphernalia, including digital scales, a pill grinder, a marijuana grinder, rolling papers and a pipe.
The Honda was impounded. A second occupant in the vehicle was not charged.
Riddle was taken into custody without incident. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for September 19 in Newton.
Hickory Police are investigating an armed robbery last night (September 18) at Firehouse Subs on North Center Street in Hickory. The incident occurred at 9:47 Sunday night.
According to Police, two men entered the restaurant, which closed at 9 p.m., through a rear door and took an undisclosed sum of cash from an employee who was counting the money. One of the men displayed a handgun. The suspects exited through the same back door and fled.
No injuries were reported. The investigation is ongoing.
47-year-old Mavis Yvette “May-May” Clark of Emmanuel Church Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police just before 9 a.m. yesterday (September 15) on one felony count of habitual larceny and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was arrested after Police responded to a shoplifting call at the Total Convenience Market on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. Officers located the suspect, Mavis Clark, on foot on Highway 70, not far from the store. She was accused of taking a Hot Mamma pickled sausage, valued at $1.89. A crack pipe was found in her bag.
Clark has a history of larceny convictions dating back to 1995 in Rockingham County. She has multiple larceny and shoplifting convictions in Catawba County in 1995 and 1998, along with felony breaking & entering convictions in 2009.
Clark was taken into custody without incident yesterday and banned from the store. She was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond with a first appearance in District Court set for today (September 16) in Newton.
36-year-old Jeremy Douglas Dunn of Forge Creek Road in Mountain City, Tennessee was arrested by Hickory Police at about 12:20 yesterday afternoon (September 15) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was arrested after Police responded to a call regarding a suspicious subject looking into cars in a parking lot at 1st Street S.W. and 11th Avenue S.W. Officers located the man, Jeremy Dunn, and found a loaded syringe and a used syringe in his pocket. They also found a metal teaspoon, two clear, small storage containers and an orange, plastic container with a white crystal substance in it. The substance was identified as 2.8 grams of methamphetamine. Officers also found one dosage unit of Clonazepam.
Dunn was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
45-year-old Michael Timothy Howard of Mays Chapel Church Road in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:20 last night (September 14) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.
Howard was taken into custody without incident at his residence and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $6,300 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
21-year-old Larry Gene Smith of 20th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning on four felony probation violations; one local and three out-of-county. Smith is on probation for a June 2015 felony conviction in Alexander County on multiple counts of breaking & entering a house of worship and an August 2016 felony conviction in Catawba County for breaking & entering a house of worship and larceny.
Smith was taken into custody without incident at about 1:45 a.m. today at his residence. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $40,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for September 19 in Newton.
A book-signing event will be held Saturday (September 17) for author Lucy Wilkes. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the 7th Annual Bethlehem Day Festival & Classic Car Cruise-In, 45 Rink Dam Road in Hickory.
Ms. Wilkes, a resident of Hudson, will be available to sign copies of her book, “Cackle, Packle, and Friends”. The book is intended for children from preschool to grade three. It was published by Tate Publishing in 2012.
For more information, call 405-310-1533 or email Michelle Whitman at email@example.com.
20-year-old Dustin Lamar “Bang-Bang” Bingham of Monk Avenue in Gastonia was arrested Monday (September 12) on charges of felony larceny of a motor vehicle, felony fleeing to elude arrest, resisting a public officer, second-degree trespassing, no operators license and careless & reckless driving to endanger. He was also served with an outstanding warrant for a probation violation.
At about 11:15 the previous night (September 11), patrol Officers with the Lincolnton Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on the 100 block of Deaton Avenue. Upon arrival, Officers spoke to a female resident and her boyfriend, Dustin Bingham. Bingham did not live at the residence. The female resident asked Bingham to leave in front of the Officers. Bingham left and Officers cleared the scene.
At approximately 11:53 p.m., Officers received a second call to the same residence where Bingham was reportedly attempting to steal the female’s vehicle. While en route, Officers saw Bingham driving the stolen vehicle at a stoplight at North Generals Boulevard and East Main Street. Officer R.A. Carroll activated his blue lights and siren.
Bingham then fled, traveling eastbound on East Main Street towards U.S. Highway 321. Officer Carroll pursued Bingham onto Highway 321, southbound towards Gaston County. Gaston County Police took over as Bingham entered Gaston County. North Carolina State Highway Patrol also participated in the chase. The pursuit continued onto Interstate 85 until Bingham was successfully taken into custody.
Bingham was placed in the Gaston County Jail under a $6,000 secured bond. A first appearance in Lincoln County District Court was set for Monday, September 19.
Bingham has prior felony and misdemeanor convictions on various charges in Cleveland County, Gaston County and Buncombe County. At the time of the incident, he was out on bond on felony charges in Gaston County for conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Bingham is currently on probation and is a validated gang member with Folk Nation, which is said to be an alliance of gangs.
48-year-old Jeffery Lamont Moore of Fern Hill Road in Troutman has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
He was arrested after Officers responded to the Fern Hill Road area on Monday afternoon (September 12) after receiving a 9-1-1 call reporting a stabbing. Emergency Communications told Deputies who were en route to the scene that two brothers were fighting and one brother had stabbed the other repeatedly.
Before Deputies arrived, one brother left the scene on a moped, traveling toward Troutman. Based on a description of the suspect and the moped, the suspect was stopped a few minutes later, just north of Troutman on Shelton Avenue.
Deputies arrived at Fern Hill Road and found the victim suffering from numerous stab wounds to his head, torso and hands. He was taken by E.M.S. to the emergency room at Iredell Memorial Hospital for treatment of his wounds. According to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office, the victim’s wounds did not appear to be life-threatening. He is expected to recover.
The suspect was taken into custody and interviewed. The victim and other witness were also interviewed.
Following his arrest, the suspect, Jeffery Lamont Moore, is being held in the Iredell County jail under a $50,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on September 26.