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.

32-year-old Ronald Piper Vicente of Old Buff Road and 39-year-old Margaret James Lasley of 17th Street S.W., both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police at about 9 p.m. Saturday (December 10). They were both charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia. Vicente was also served with true bills of indictment from September of this year for possession of heroin and possession of methamphetamine, both felonies.

They were arrested after Police stopped a 1992 Ford Ranger on Springs Road N.E. in Hickory. Officers learned of the outstanding indictments against Vicente. A subsequent search of the truck turned up a bag containing a glass pipe and digital scales, found on the passenger’s side floorboard. In the middle bench seat, Officers found 6.5 grams of marijuana and 0.7 grams of meth.

Both suspects were taken into custody without incident and jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. Vicente was given a $22,500 secured bond, while Lasley’s bond was set at $7,500, secured. They were both scheduled to make first appearances in District Court today (December 12) in Newton. Vicente was also due in Superior Court today.

28-year-old Joshua James Hampton of Icard Dairy Barn Road in Connelly Springs was served a felony indictment by Hickory Police early Friday morning (December 9) on one count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The indictment comes in connection to an incident on August 26 of this year when Officers approached a vehicle in the parking lot at the Jack-In-the-Box restaurant on Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory. The vehicle displayed a stolen license tag.

Hampton exited the vehicle from the driver’s seat. As he did so, a bag containing half a gram of methamphetamine fell from his clothing to the pavement. A syringe was also found on the driver’s side floorboard. A passenger in the vehicle was not charged or cited.

Hampton was taken into custody without incident at about 4:20 a.m. Friday at a residence on 6th Street S.E. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $40,000, secured. Hampton was scheduled to appear in Superior Court today (December 12) in Newton.

28-year-old Hugo Alonso Guerrero of 16th Street N.E. in Hickory, 24-year-old Samuel Antonio Loza-Hernandez of Belshire Drive in Conover and 19-year-old Sara Alexandria Winters of 9th Street S.W. in Conover were all arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (December 11). They were each charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule I controlled substance; trafficking in methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. In addition, Loza-Hernandez and Winters were charged with possession of a stolen firearm. All the charges are felonies. Loza-Hernandez was also served a felony indictment for possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine.

The were arrested after Police responded to the Quality Suites Convention Center on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. where a clerk told them of suspected drug activity in a room at the hotel. Officers entered the room where they found Guerrero and Winters. The room was rented by Loza-Hernandez.

Officers located a used syringe in a bathroom sink. In Winters’ purse, they found a .380 Reuger handgun that had been reported stolen from Long View. Under the mattress, they also found a Kel-Tec 9-mm handgun that was stolen from Catawba County. In addition, Police located Loza-Hernandez hiding under the boxsprings.

Officers then applied for and executed a search warrant, leading to the discovery of 2.86 grams of heroin, 29.32 grams of meth in two bags, 6.01 grams of marijuana, 12 Alprazolam pills and various drug paraphernalia. In Loza-Hernandez’s wallet, they found an Oxymorphone pill and 0.5 grams of cocaine.

All three suspects were taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for each set at $250,000, secured. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today (December 12) in Newton. Loza-Hernandez also has a Superior Court date set for February 2.

33-year-old Brandon Alan Beach of 6th Avenue N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (December 9) on one felony count of possession of a schedule I controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance.

Beach was taken into custody without incident shortly before 2 a.m. today on 2nd Street N.E. in Hickory. He was processed and then released under a $2,500 unsecured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.

25-year-old Sparkle Wynn Walsh of Walsh Vines Lane in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 7 p.m. yesterday (December 8) on one felony count of larceny by servant or other employee.

The arrest was her second in connection to a reported larceny from the GameStop store on Catawba Valley S.E. in Hickory. Walsh was initially arrested on September 15 of 2015. She was a manager at the store. Walsh is accused of changing prices on merchandise and selling the items to her friends at a discount. The incidents took place over a period of three or four months. Total property loss was estimated at over $2,000.

Walsh was arrested without incident at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. She was processed and released less than an hour later under a $1,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled today in Newton.

50-year-old Michael William McNeill of Hubert Lane in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday (December 6) on one felony count of breaking & entering a motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of larceny. The warrants for his arrest were issued in Burke County.

He was taken into custody without incident at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. McNeill was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $2,500 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was set for December 12 in Morganton.

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