36-year-old Horacio Ibarra-Cabrera of 12th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (July 14) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Ibarra-Cabrera was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility undeHickory Man Charged With Stolen Vehicle Possessionr $3,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 15).

45-year-old Robert James Salyards of Deal Road in Claremont was arrested Sunday (July 14) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on counts of felony possession of meth and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Salyards was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled today (July 15) and July 24.

Donald Arthur Blevins III of Wilkesboro Highway in Statesville was arrested Sunday (July 14) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, second-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and larceny.

At approximately 2:00 a.m. Sunday a 911 call was received from a residence on Rosie Apple Lane in Statesville in reference to a home invasion. When Deputies arrived they provided aid to a total of five victims, secured the scene, and searched the surrounding area for possible suspects. One victim was transported to the hospital with a stab wound to the top of his head, and other injuries.

The victims stated sometime after midnight four or five masked people forced their way into the home. The victims said suspect had guns, and ordered the victims to give them money, and drugs. The victims were then tied up by the suspects. The home owner described being beaten with brass knuckles, and being stabbed in the head. His injuries, although severe, are not life threatening.

According to the home owner during the initial struggle the mask covering one of the suspect’s faces came down, and he saw Donald Blevins, a man he personally knows.
The suspects reportedly stole multiple items. The suspects then left the victims tied up after leaving the home. One of the victims was able to get free, and called 911.

At around 10:00 a.m. Sunday, Blevins was located arriving at his fiancée’s home. He was taken into custody, and transported to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect's home and vehicle were searched. Evidence was found at both locations which was consistent with statements made by the victims.

Bond for Blevins was set at $500,000 secured. No court date was listed. The investigation is still on going and additional arrests are expected in this case.

With temperatures on the rise this summer, households experiencing a cooling-related crisis may apply for financial assistance from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Crisis Intervention Program (CIP).

According to a news release issued by Catawba County officials, households may qualify for CIP assistance if they have received a disconnect notice for their primary cooling source; do not have timely and appropriate assistance available from another source; and do not have the resources to meet the expense. Qualifying guidelines also consider medical risk, age of residents, and certain situations associated with excessively high temperatures in the home.

Households are eligible to apply if they have not exceeded the maximum limit for CIP assistance, which is $600 per household from July 2019 through June 2020. All payments are made directly to the vendor.

Households must apply in the county where they live and provide the disconnect notice for their cooling, a picture ID, a Social Security card or number for everyone in the household, and income and resource information for everyone in the household.

Catawba County residents may apply for CIP assistance at Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM), located at 245 East N Street in Newton. Greenway Public Transit Route 3 has a sheltered stop near ECCCM and also offers dial-a-ride service which can be reserved three businesses days in advance by calling (828) 464-9444.

For more information, call Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry at (828) 465-1702.

Hickory City Council will meet in regular session Tuesday night (July 16). Among the items on Tuesday's consent agenda is the approval of the first amendment to the Interlocal Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding for the Development of Trivium Corporate Center.

Other items on the consent agenda include the acceptance of an agreement for professional services with Scott Mitchell Design Architects in the amount of $101,250 for architectural engineering services related to additions and upgrades at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. In addition, the consent agenda includes the approval to submit a grant application to Duke Energy Foundation to acquire a side-by-side utility terrain vehicle for use in severe weather response, fire response, medical calls, and search & rescue operations.

Under special presentations, Hickory City Council will recognize several retiring boards & commission members. Council will also go into closed session to discuss a pair of items. Tuesday's Hickory City Council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building at 76 North Center Street in Hickory.

Monday, 15 July 2019 03:52

Maiden Man Charged With Weapon Offense

28-year-old Dalton Keith Marlow of East Main Street in Maiden was arrested Saturday (July 13) by Maiden Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession or attempt to possess a firearm in violation of a domestic violence order. Marlow was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 15).

32-year-old Jennifer Lea Triplett of Inglewood Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Triplett was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $25,000 secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 15).

31-year-old Joshua Ray Bishop of Fox Run in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of stolen property. Bishop was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $3,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (July 15).

31-year-old Deron William Norwood of Plaza Street in Lenoir was arrested today (July 12) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with five counts of failure to appear on multiple offenses including felony possession of schedule I controlled substance and felony possession of cocaine. Norwood was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $28,000 bond. District Court dates were scheduled July 15 and August 5.

54-year-old Lisa Buckner Deyton of SW Delwood Drive in Lenoir and 62-year-old Richard William Deyton of Mount Gilead Church Road in Connelly Springs were arrested Thursday (July 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. Lisa Deyton is charged with felony counts of trafficking opiates by sale or delivery, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, and possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance. Richard Deyton is charged with felony maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance.

Both suspects were incarcerated at the Caldwell County Detention Center, Lisa Deyton under $150,000 secured bond, Richard Deyton under $90,000 secured bond. They both have District Court dates Monday (July 15), Lisa Deyton also has a Superior Court appearance September 9.

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