54-year-old Lisa Buckner Deyton, 62-year-old Richard William Deyton, 51-year-old Dina Michelle Fair, and 62-year-old Gary Eldon Cloer, all of the same Delwood Street, Lenoir, address, were all arrested Wednesday (May 15) by Lenoir Police Officers. All four suspects are charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Lisa Deyton is also charged with misdemeanor simple possession of schedule III controlled substance. Richard Deyton, Lisa's husband, is additionally charged with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Fair is also charged with felony maintaining a dwelling for the use of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce.

On Wednesday just before 10 a.m. the Lenoir Police Department’s Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, served a search warrant at an apartment on Delwood Drive in Lenoir. This search warrant was the culmination of a two-month long investigation.

During the search investigators found 18.1 grams of methamphetamine, 0.7 grams of marijuana, ten dosage units of clonazepam, five dosage units of alprazolam, ten dosage units of oxycodone, eight dosage units of buprenorphine, and one dosage unit of suboxone. According to North Carolina State guidelines, the seized drugs were valued at $3,194.30.

Lisa and Richard Deyton both received $45,000 secured bonds. Fair received a $5,000 secured bond. Cloer received a written promise to appear in court due to health issues. All four suspects were scheduled to appear in court Thursday (May 16).

14-year-old Zachariah Shay Watts, who was reported as a runaway earlier this week by the Burke County Sheriff's Office, has been located and is reported to be safe. No additional details were released.

According to a news release issued earlier this week, Watts was last seen on May 3 walking away from a residence on Abee’s Grove Church Road in Valdese. The Sheriff's Office released an update Thursday afternoon (May 16).

51-year-old Dina Minton Fair of Walsh Road in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (May 15) by Lenoir Police Officers on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine. Fair was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (May 16).

54-year-old Lisa Buckner Deyton of Delwood Drive in Lenoir and 62-year-old Richard William Deyton of Mount Gilead Church in Connelly Springs were arrested yesterday (May 16) by Lenoir Police Officers.

Richard Deyton was charged with one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and single misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lisa Deyton was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance.

Both suspects were placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set for each at $45,000, secured. Both were scheduled to appear in District Court today (May 16).

On Thursday May 2, 2019, Lesley Chevez contacted the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office to report her daughter Lizzy Chevez missing. Lesley Chevez stated her daughter had left with her boyfriend Christian AKA “Tony” on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at approximately 8:00 pm. When Lizzy did not return home, Lesley filed a runaway juvenile report.

Deputies filed the report and gathered information from the juvenile’s mother. She indicated Christian, the boyfriend, lives in the Charlotte area. Lizzy was last seen wearing a blue skirt, a pink shirt, Flip-Flops and a brown purse. She's 17-years-old, 5 foot 1 inch tall, weighing approximately 135 pounds. She has long black hair and brown eyes.

If anyone has any information on the location of Lizzy Chevez they are asked to contact the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100.

A Burke County man was killed in a Wednesday night (May 15) traffic crash. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Wednesday shortly before 9 p.m. Troopers responded to a fatal collision on U.S. 70 near Drexel.

A 2007 Chrysler Sebring was traveling east on U.S. 70 when it ran off the road to the right. The driver over-corrected, crossed the center line, ran off the road to the left, struck a culvert, and the vehicle overturned.

The driver, 41-year-old Tyronne Antoine Davis of Morganton, died at the scene. Mr. Davis was not restrained by a seat belt; alcohol impairment does not appear to be a factor.

26-year-old Marco Antonio Tzulbulux was arrested Wednesday (May 15) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with statutory rape of a person 15-years-old or younger. Tzulbulux was placed in jail in Morganton under $100,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for June 24.

28-year-old Joseph Linn Reid and 23-year-old Andrea Ferrebee, both of Mocksville, were arrested Tuesday (May 14) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. Reid is charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest, possession of methamphetamine, and maintain a vehicle for the use of a controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of resist, obstruct, and delay an officer, careless and reckless driving, left of center, and a registration plate violation. Ferrebee was charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, and maintain a vehicle for the use of a controlled substance along with a misdemeanor count of resist, obstruct, and delay an officer.

Early Tuesday morning, an Iredell County Sheriff's Deputy was conducting a security check at the Harmony Carwash on East Memorial Highway in Harmony, when she found a vehicle in one of the carwash stalls. The deputy saw a man passed out behind the wheel of the vehicle. While she was attempting to wake the driver up, he woke up and drove off quickly. The officer got the license plate number and learned that the registered owner of the vehicle was Joseph Linn Reid. He was wanted on an outstanding probation and parole Warrant.

The vehicle traveled west on Memorial Highway. The officer attempted to stop the truck, but the suspect would not stop. The pursuit continued on to Interstate 77 where the vehicle turned south. Stop sticks were deployed just north of Exit 55. The suspect vehicle ran over the sticks deflating three of four tires. The vehicle continued traveling south and came to a stop before exit 54.

The driver, Reid, and a passenger Andrea Ferrebee were removed from the vehicle, and taken into custody. A search of the suspect vehicle resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine, and items of drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were taken to the Iredell County Detention Center. Bond for Reid was set at $20,000 secured, plus a no bond hold for the probation warrant, Ferrebee received a $10,000 secured bond. They both have District Court dates May 31.

36-year-old John David Mecimore, Jr. of Shadowbrook Road in Lenoir was arrested on charges filed by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office. He's charged with two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child.

On April 18, 2019, a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a sexual assault involving a female victim who was almost five-years-old at the time of the crime. The Sheriff's Office says the crime occurred at an address in Statesville.

The case was assigned to Detective Sergeant Katie Harwell of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit for further investigation. During the course of the investigation the victim was interviewed at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center. The victim identified John David Mecimore Jr. as the suspect in the case.

Based on evidence gathered, and statements received during this investigation, Det. Sgt. Harwell obtained the felony warrants against Mecimore. He was arrested last Friday (May 10) in Caldwell County, where he currently resides. Bond for Mecimore was set at $75,000 secured. No upcoming court dates were listed for the suspect.

46-year-old Leslie Hern Smith was arrested Tuesday (May 14) by authorities in Burke County. He was charged with felony counts of obtaining controlled substance by fraud or forgery, trafficking, opium or heroin, and possession of methamphetamine. Smith was arrested at an address on Vine Arden Road in Morganton shortly after noon Tuesday. He was placed in jail under $31,000 secured bond. A court date is scheduled for June 6.

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