24-year-old William Ray Tolbert of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (April 11) by Lenoir Police Officers. He’s charged with failure to appear on a felony count of possession of methamphetamine. Tolbert was taken to Caldwell County Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for April 17.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners meets Monday night (April 15) in regular session.
Among the items on the agenda is the report on the State of the County's Health. The report will be presented by Program Manager Zack King. The report is a summary of the current health status of Catawba County and is a supplement to the community health assessment, which is a more comprehensive health analysis produced every three years.
Monday's consent agenda includes a Bureau of Justice Assistance 2019 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant. Also on the consent agenda is a Pyrotechnic Permit Application for fireworks at the Catawba Town Festival on May 11.
There are five presentations on Monday night's agenda. They include the National Library Week 2019 Proclamation, a Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation, and Public Health Month Proclamation.
Monday's Catawba County Board of Commissioners meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room on the 2nd Floor of the Catawba County Justice Center in Newton.
22-year-old Rian Scott Williams of Highway 10 West in Vale was arrested Thursday (April 11) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two felony counts apiece of larceny of a firearm and breaking and entering. Williams was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 12).
On Wednesday (April 10) a parent of a student at West Iredell High School, reported to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office information about a threat overheard at the school. The suspect allegedly said he was going to shoot people at the school.
Sheriff’s Office deputies, and investigators immediately followed up on the information, and conducted an investigation. The suspect was identified and located along with witnesses. All parties were interviewed, and statements were gathered.
Based on the investigation, the suspect, who is 15-years-old, was to be charged with one felony count of false reporting of mass violence on educational property. This charge was to be referred to juvenile court authorities for processing.
A news release from the Iredell County Sheriff's Office says they encourage all students in the Iredell-Statesville School District to report any threats. All threats will be thoroughly investigated by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.
The Hickory Police Department is continuing to investigate a shooting incident Thursday evening (April 11). According to published reports, a 16-year-old boy was in critical condition and a three-year-old girl was in stable condition at Frye Regional Medical Center Thursday night. The shooting reportedly occurred at the Blue Ridge Heights apartments in the Ridgeview section of SW Hickory.
The reports also say additional police were called to the emergency room of the hospital after family members of the shooting victim showed up. Witnesses said the hospital was placed on lockdown for a short period of time.
The Hickory Fire Department was reportedly asked to bring in lighting to help look for evidence on First Street Southwest. No names had been released, no additional information was available.
33-year-old Savannah Dawn Miller of Pax Hill Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Miller was released on $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (April 11).
38-year-old Betty Marilyn Faulkner of Harrisburg Drive SW in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (April 10) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Faulkner was released on $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for next Monday (April 15).
49-year-old Susan Elaine Warren was arrested Wednesday (April 10) by authorities in Lincoln County. She's charged with felony counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance, probation violation, and failure to appear, along with a misdemeanor count of probation violation. She was arrested at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday and placed in jail in Lincolnton under $100,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for May 2.
35-year-old Eric Eugene Taylor of 33rd Street Drive NE in Hickory was arrested today (April 11) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of an open container, and consuming alcohol in the passenger area. Taylor was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $8,000 bond. A District Court date is scheduled Friday (April 12).
28-year-old Logan Evan Turner was arrested Wednesday (April 10) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony child abuse. Turner was arrested shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at an address on White Street in Morganton. He was placed in jail under $40,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for May 13.