26-year-old Cody Lee Smith of North Catawba Church Avenue in Morganton was arrested by Lenoir Police Officers Friday (April 12) on one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle. Smith was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 15).

62-year-old Susan Marie Pittman was arrested Saturday (April 13) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She's charged with felony counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods. Pittman was arrested shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday at an address on Valdese Avenue in Morganton. She was not listed as an inmate in Burke County, a District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 15).

Hickory City Council meets in regular session Tuesday night (April 16).

Among the items council will address Tuesday, on the consent agenda is the acceptance of the bid and award of the contract to Neill Grading and Construction Company in the amount of $1,418,550. This is for construction services related to the Union Square Structures and Lighting Project planned as a component of the bond projects for City Walk.

Another item on Tuesday's Hickory City Council consent agenda is the acceptance of the bids and approval of a construction contract with Hoopaugh Grading Company in the amount of $2,670,943.60. This is for construction services related to the Project Cure site grading and road development. The City of Hickory identified an area in the southeast section of the city that is large enough and conducive to the development of a business park.

Also on Tuesday's agenda is the presentation of the Distinguished Budget Award for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2018. It's the 24th consecutive year that the City of Hickory has received the recognition. Under reaffirmation and ratification of second readings, council will vote on amending the traffic parking ordinance for Lot 1 and on the parking ordinance for the Farmer's Market. Both items passed unanimously on first reading.

Tuesday's Hickory City Council meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building, 76 North Center Street in Hickory.

40-year-old Christopher Lee Owens of Joe Road in Statesville was arrested Saturday (April 13) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Owens was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 15).

31-year-old Robert Lee Corn of Old Cove Road in Sylva was arrested Saturday (April 13) by Catawba Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine. Corn was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 15).

34-year-old Shelby Darrell Fraley of Murdock Road in Troutman and 24-year-old Rachel Lee Pressley of Red Rose Lane in Statesville were arrested Wednesday (April 10) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. The suspects were each charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, felony maintaining a dwelling to keep or store a controlled substance, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers were following up on information received by conducting a knock and talk meeting at a residence on Murdock Road in Troutman. Officers made contact with Fraley and Pressley and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence. After talking to the residents, Officers issued a search warrant for the home. After conducting a canine search of the home, Officers found 66.3 grams of marijuana, marijuana wax, marijuana paraphernalia, and $6,904.63.

Fraley and Pressley were taken to the Iredell County Detention Center with bond set at $20,000, secured for both suspects. District Court appearances for both Fraley and Pressley were scheduled for May 2.

21-year-old Tyler Warren Adams of Walt Arney Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers yesterday (April 11) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He’s also charged with misdemeanor larceny. Adams was taken to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers under a $21,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for April 15.

24-year-old Amber Dawn Goforth of Clarks Chapel Road in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (April 11) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. She’s also charged with one misdemeanor count of larceny. Goforth was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $11,000 secured. She’s scheduled to appear in District Court on April 15.

37-year-old Timothy Chad McGee of Crest Place in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (April 11) by authorities in Burke County. He’s charged with failure to appear in court on felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny, and possession of stolen goods. He was also charged with four misdemeanor counts of failure to appear.

McGee was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $38,000, secured. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for April 29.

26-year-old Jessica Sky McNew of Spainhour Street in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Officers yesterday (April 11) on two felony counts of exploiting a disabled or elderly person lacking the capacity to consent. McNew was placed in the Caldwell County Detention under a $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for April 15.

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