31-year-old Jodi Aaron Stilwell of SW Lutz Street in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (July 7) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering to an automobile. Stilwell was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (July 8).
33-year-old Michael Ray Moshier and 31-year-old Kathy Elizabeth Strange, both of the same Hardin Circle, Grover, address, were arrested Friday (July 5) by Newton Police Officers. Moshier is charged with three felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, one felony count of possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer and probation violation. Strange is charged with possession of a stolen automobile, possession of methamphetamine, and resisting a public officer.
Both suspects were placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility, Moshier under $80,000 bond and Strange under $40,000 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled today (July 8) for both suspects. Moshier also has a District Court date July 15.
32-year-old Bruce Allan Offenbacker of Limestone Drive in Catawba was arrested Friday (July 5) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of burglary tools along with misdemeanor counts of injury to personal property and resisting a public officer. Offenbacker was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 8).
31-year-old Kathy Elizabeth Strange, who is listed as a homeless person from Cleveland County, was arrested Wednesday (July 3) by Hickory Police Officers. She's charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine, along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed gun.
Wednesday morning at approximately 9:30, Hickory Police responded to an address on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard SE. They found 30.4 grams of meth, one dosage unit of methylphenidate hydrochloride, a revolver, a shotgun, and drug paraphernalia, in Strange's possession.
Strange was taken into custody and an unspecified bond amount was set. She was not listed as an inmate in Catawba County as of today (July 5). Her next District Court appearance is scheduled for July 15 in Newton.
31-year-old Phillip Thomas Head of NW Finley Avenue in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 4) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. That state was unspecified. Head was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $200,000 secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 5).
26-year-old Larry Conley Fenner of NW Hill Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (July 3) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. Fenner was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $10,000 secured. District Court dates are set for July 8 and August 5.
A runaway has been located and is reported to be safe. 16-year-old Kelsie Jame Prevatte was found by authorities in Greensboro Wednesday (July 3).
Detectives with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit were able to obtain numerous court orders for cellphone, and other electronic communications during the course of this investigation. They were able to use this information to locate Prevatte at the Greensboro Public Library.
36-year-old Shamario Corpening of Link Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (July 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with trafficking in heroin or opium. He was jailed under $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for July 18.
A missing kayaker was found unharmed Thursday (July 4). At 4:26 p.m. Thursday Morganton Public Safety officers responded to a call at the Catawba River Greenway near Judges Riverside Restaurant, the call was in reference to a missing kayaker. The father of the missing 15-year-old boy told police that his son, who is an experienced kayaker, did not exit the river at the designated point on Watermill Road with the others in his party. His friends said he had floated downstream around a bend in the river ahead of them and missed the exit point.
Public Safety officers and fire department officials staged at different points along the river in the city and spoke to anyone in the area about having seen the boy. It was quickly determined that the kayaker had not come past the dam and spillway at the city's water treatment plant. Officers changed locations to points at and above the spillway to search for the boy. Burke County Rescue and Emergency Management assisted.
At 4:56 p.m. an officer saw a young man walking away from the river toward a tree nursery off NC 126 about 350 yards above the spillway. Both officers called out to the boy and identified him as the missing teenager. All officials were notified that the missing kayaker had been found safe. Officers ensured the teenager was not injured or suffering any medical issues from the heat. An officer assisted the teen with recovering his kayak and fishing gear, then the officers led the boy out of the woods to the patrol vehicles where they waited. Morganton Public Safety thanked all responding agencies and civilians who assisted in the search.
According to a news release issued by Burke County officials, a few citizens in that county have reported receiving a phone call regarding their tax bills and directing them to a website to pay online.
This is a scam, Burke County does not call citizens regarding their tax bills and while citizens can pay their bills online, the only valid website to do so is www.burkenctax.com.