32-year-old Kristen Michelle Hardee of Benfield Drive in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (November 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony furnishing a controlled substance to an inmate. Hardee was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $19,000 secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (November 14).

41-year-old Jackie Carl Scarberry of Airport Rhodhiss Road in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (November 13) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of safecracking and breaking and entering. Scarberry was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $100,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (November 14).

Thursday, 14 November 2019 05:21

CBD Oil Stolen From Lincoln County Business

Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a breaking and entering to a business in Denver, NC where CBD oil was stolen. On Tuesday (November 12) at approximately 11 p.m. deputies were dispatched to Alternative Health on Business Highway 16 North. Police were told a burglar alarm was set off and glass was broken.

When officers arrived they discovered a broken glass door. No suspects were located and a key holder for the business was requested. When the owners arrived on the scene they discovered that 12 mason jars containing two ounces each of various brands of CBD oil had been stolen. The value of the stolen CBD oil was placed at $8,400.

Deputies checked the local area but could not find any suspects. Detectives interviewed several persons of interest but no charges have been filed. Investigation into the incident is continuing.

41-year-old Victoria Lee McGhee of East Broad Street in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and breaking and entering to a motor vehicle along with three misdemeanor counts of failure to appear and one count of misdemeanor larceny.

According to information released Wednesday (November 13), between October 18, 2019 and October 20, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received several reports to include the theft of a vehicle, a break-in to a vehicle, and multiple larcenies in the Statesville area. The estimated amount of stolen property to include the stolen vehicle and various tools was more than $3,000.

Detectives were able to recover the vehicle, and positively identify it as the same vehicle that was used in the break-in. All three incidents were linked and McGhee was identified as the suspect. $2,000 in stolen property was recovered.

McGhee was arrested this past Sunday (November 10) by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. She received a $15,000 secured bond. A District Court date is December 2.

27-year-old Tykevious Owan Thomas of Vale was sentenced to an active prison term of 10 to 13 years following his conviction for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of firearm by a felon and admission of his armed habitual felon status.

The Honorable Jesse B. Caldwell, Superior Court Judge from Gaston County, imposed the sentence for Thomas after he pleaded guilty to the charges against him on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, during Catawba County Superior Court. His sentence length was enhanced by a previous Catawba County conviction for Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Dwelling/Moving Vehicle in November 2010.

The convictions for assault with a deadly weapon came from a July 23, 2018, incident when officers from Hickory Police Department responded to a report of shots fired. The victims were in a parking lot when Thomas and a co-defendant drove by. They stopped, got out of the vehicle, and Thomas started shooting at the two men.

When he was located and captured with the firearm in his possession two days later, Thomas told investigators he felt threatened by the men, so he shot at them.

On August 18, 2017, HPD officers responded to a report of shots fired near a local apartment complex and were told that three men were running in the area with guns. Officers located men matching the description, and Thomas was one of them. When searched, officers found a gun in his back pocket. The defendant confessed to possessing the weapon. He previously had been convicted of a felony.

The cases were investigated by Daniel Orders and David Moore of Hickory Police Department. Assistant District Attorney Sean Baetjer handled prosecution for the State.

A death investigation is being conducted in Lenoir after two people were found after having overdosed. One of the individuals found was deceased at the scene, the other was transported to Caldwell UNC Healthcare for treatment.

Lenoir Police responded to an address on Finley Avenue last Saturday (November 9) at 9:35 a.m. When officers arrived they found the two individuals. No names or any additional information was released. The investigation is continuing.

Three new names were recently added to the Iredell County most wanted list.

25-year-old Keith Isiah Cowan is wanted for nine counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense and one count of felony credit card fraud. Cowan's last known address was 124 Bosburg Road in Mooresville.

32-year-old Amanda Nance, aka Crystal Gallimore, is wanted for felony sell or deliver schedule III controlled substance. The last known address for Nance was 526 Elam Avenue in Statesville.

34-year-old Sean Bullock is wanted for two counts of assault on a female. The last known address for Bullock was 148 Windchime Lane in Mooresville.

You can see the entire list of wanted suspects with their photos at www.iredellsheriff.com. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list you can e-mail icsoinfo@co.iredell.nc.us. You can also call any tips into the Iredell County Sheriff's Office at their Statesville location, 704-878-3180, or the Mooresville office, 704-664-7500.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 05:55

Juvenile Escapees Apprehended By Authorities

Two juvenile escapees who authorities thought may be in the Hickory area have been apprehended. They escaped Sunday (November 10) from the Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center in Concord. They were taken into custody Tuesday (November 12).

Marshals with the U.S. Marshals Service first apprehended the juvenile identified as Mikal M. He was returned to secure custody at a Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice juvenile detention center.

Later in the day, Marshals with the U.S. Marshals Service apprehended the juvenile identified as Christopher H. He was also returned to secure custody at a Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice juvenile detention center.

WHKY reported yesterday that authorities thought that the juveniles may be in the Hickory area, possibly heading to Black Mountain. Due to the unpredictability of juvenile behavior during an escape, the Department had a high degree of concern for the safety of the juveniles and the public.

Several agencies assisted in the search for the juvenile including the DPS Special Operations and Intelligence Unit, Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, Black Mountain Police Department, Hickory Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service.

36-year-old Leshea Inez Jackson was arrested this morning (November 13) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony larceny, possession or receiving goods from a construction site and misdemeanor second-degree trespassing. Jackson was arrested at 1:35 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton under $11,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Friday (November 15).

The North Carolina Public Library Directors Association (NCPLDA) recently selected Caldwell County Public Library’s Black History Month Celebration: Black Farmers in America program as its top adult program for mid-sized public libraries. It's the first time the system has received the "Library Programming Award."

Chosen for the award by library directors from around the state, the month-long program featured the traveling photo exhibit, Distant Echoes: Black Farmers in America, by award-winning photojournalist, John Ficara.

As a compliment to the exhibit, the library hosted Rev. Richard Joyner, a pastor from Conetoe, North Carolina, who has been working to provide healthy food to his community. The program also included a reading challenge and highlighted the seed library.

To carry-out the program, library staff worked with Caldwell County NAACP, Caldwell County Cooperative Extension, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, Friends of the Library, Lenoir Parks and Recreation, and Systel Business Solutions.

Staff will receive the award during the association’s annual winter meeting in Winston-Salem.

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