43-year-old Marvin William Glenn of Trojan Lane in Hudson was arrested Friday (June 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony breaking and entering to an automobile along with misdemeanor counts of first degree trespassing and larceny. Glenn was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (June 25).
27-year-old Christopher Andre Hogue was arrested Sunday (June 24) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor resisting an officer. Hogue was arrested shortly before 4:00 p.m. at an address on South Sterling Street in Morganton. He was not listed as an inmate in Burke County as of today (June 26). A Superior Court date is scheduled for August 13.
Classes are scheduled in Catawba County for people interested in learning about how to manage finances, taxes, insurance, benefits, and retirement plans. The Catawba County Library will host professionals who will provide an overview of some of these topics and who will be available to answer questions of broad interest. The goal is for attendees to come away with a refreshed knowledge and a better sense of their own interests in financial planning, government benefits, and more.
The first seminar is entitled Avoiding the Pitfalls of Rocky Finances, and it will be presented by the Foundation for Financial Education out of Rockville, MD. At this class, the goal is to give people a sense of the outcomes that might result from not being fully aware of how to manage the various aspects of their income and expenditures.
Two sessions are being offered, with the first set for Tuesday (June 26) at 2 p.m. at Neighbors Network, 706 1st Avenue South in Conover. You can reserve a seat by calling 828-464-1111. The second session will be Wednesday (June 27) at 11 a.m. at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library. You can sign up by calling 828-466-6827.
The second seminar is entitled Advanced Social Security Planning, and it will also be presented by the Foundation for Financial Education. This class will address the various changes to social security that were announced last year to take effect in 2018. Two sessions are being offered for this seminar as well, the first will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Neighbors Network. The second session is Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the St. Stephens Branch Library. Call 828-464-1111 to reserve a seat for both of these sessions.
24-year-old Daniel Ray Farnsworth of West 20th Street in Newton was arrested Saturday (June 23) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of second degree kidnapping and assault by strangulation along with a misdemeanor count of assault on a female. Farnsworth was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (June 25).
26-year-old Nhia Vue of Conover Boulevard East in Conover was arrested Saturday (June 23) by Conover Police Officers. He's charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon, and resisting a public officer. Vue was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $126,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled today (June 25) and a District Court date is August 8.
The WellBusiness Advisory Council recently recognized the City of Hickory with the Gold WellBusiness Award. The City of Hickory’s efforts to decrease tobacco use, encourage physical activity, inspire healthy food choices, and promote cancer screenings among its employees, qualified the City for this award.
A luncheon was held last Thursday, June 21, at Catawba Country Club to formally recognize the City of Hickory and all of the other WellBusiness award recipients. The WellBusiness program annually recognizes Catawba County workplaces that are committed to improving employee health and wellness.
This recognition program was developed from a review of evidence-based worksite wellness activities and guidelines from existing efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
33-year-old Maston Howard Sanders of Apple Blossom Lane in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (June 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony speeding to elude arrest and misdemeanor larceny. Sanders was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $11,500 secured bond. A District Court date is set for Tuesday (June 26).
40-year-old Joey Lee Anderson of Euclid Road in Wilkesboro was arrested Sunday (June 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on a felony out-of-state fugitive warrant. Anderson is wanted in Russell County Virginia on a charge of probation violation. Following his arrest, Anderson was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center without bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday (June 26) in Lenoir.
28-year-old Ashley Nicole Long of 13th Avenue NE in Newton was arrested Sunday (June 24) by Conover Police Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Long was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $23,000 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled today (June 25) and August 27.
51-year-old Richard Lee Morris of East Ridge Drive in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of stolen goods. Morris was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (June 25) under $4,000 bond. A District Court date is scheduled for Tuesday (June 26).
19-year-old Trevor Matthew Cagle of North Ann Street in Asheville was arrested at about 7:45 last night on a felony counterfeiting charge.
He was arrested in connection to an incident on June 6 of this year when Hickory Police responded to the Burger King on Springs Road. A counterfeit $100 bill had been passed at the restaurant. During the investigation, a suspect was developed and warrants were issued for Cagle’s arrest.
No information regarding Cagle’s bond or court date is currently listed. He is not listed as an inmate in Catawba County.
43-year-old Amy Raelynne Phillips of Noah’s Landing Farm Drive in Hiddenite was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:10 last night (June 21) on two counts of breaking & entering and two counts as an habitual felon. All the charges are felonies.
She was arrested after Hickory Police responded to a shoplifting call at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. Phillips allegedly attempted to leave the store with multiple items and was stopped by a Loss Prevention Officer. Phillips had previously been banned from Walmart.
She was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. She has since been released. An appearance in District Court was set for Monday (June 25) in Newton.
City of Morganton residents are reporting that scammers are calling homes and businesses threatening to disconnect their electric service. The scammers demand immediate payment over the phone, claiming to be with a utility service provider.
The City of Morganton does not call any utility customer by phone demanding immediate payment. Customers who may get behind on their payments will be notified via a City utility bill, and staff will work with customers to set up payment arrangements if at all possible.
If you receive a call, do not listen to the scammer's instructions. Hang up immediately and contact the City Electric Department at 828-438-5277. Do not share any personal information with these scammers and do not return any phone calls.
Morganton Department of Public Safety Chief Ronnie Rector said that if residents receive a phone call from a scammer, they can report it to Public Safety at 828-437-1211. He says if you're suspicious of a call, hang up immediately and call Public Safety.
32-year-old Thomas Jorell Howell of Wheeler Street in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (June 21) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and single counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and marijuana and maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substance.
On Thursday, Investigators with the Lenoir Police Department Narcotics Unit along with the assistance of the Lenoir Police Department’s Special Response Team conducted a search at 526 Wheeler Street. The execution of this search warrant concluded a three month long investigation into drug distribution from the residence, which stemmed from community complaints.
Investigators found more than 290 grams of high grade marijuana, 13.9 grams of cocaine and more than $900 in U.S. currency. The marijuana and cocaine have a street value of $3700. Additionally, two handguns and an assault rifle were seized from the home.
Howell was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (June 25).
23-year-old Shiqwade Shiqwitin Dobbins of North Lackey Street in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (June 22) on one felony count of breaking & entering and one misdemeanor count of larceny. He was also charged with felony habitual larceny.
He was arrested when Hickory Police responded to reports of an intoxicated pedestrian at the Walmart Store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. Officers found the subject, Shiqwade Shiqwitin Dobbins, outside the store, sitting on a curb. A Loss Prevention Officer told Police that Dobbins had stolen items from the store. He had previously been banned from that location.
Dobbins was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. He’ll make a first appearance in District Court Monday (June 25) in Newton.
32-year-old James Leon Creasy was arrested Thursday by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and receiving, transferring, or possessing a stolen vehicle, along with two misdemeanor counts of probation violation. Creasy was arrested at approximately 5:30 p.m. Thursday and placed in jail under $30,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (June 25).
24-year-old Martavious Steven Isbell of Jefferson Place in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:40 yesterday afternoon (June 21) on three felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering, plus one felony count each of speeding to elude arrest with two aggravating factors and failure to appear. He was also charged with single misdemeanor counts of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer and failure to appear. The B&E and larceny charges are from warrants issued in Catawba County on May 19. The failure to appear charges are from warrants out of Mecklenburg County where Isbell failed to appear in court on cocaine and marijuana charges.
Events leading to his arrest began on Wednesday (June 20) when Hickory Police attempted a traffic stop on Highway 127 South, near 2nd Street S.E. The driver failed to stop and fled from Officers. In the area of 10th Avenue S.E., the vehicle hit a tree and the driver fled on foot. Warrants were obtained for the driver, who was identified as Martavious Steven Isbell.
Isbell was taken into custody without incident yesterday at a residence on 8th Street Place S.E. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $41,000, secured. District Court appearances in Newton were scheduled for June 25 and July 26. He’ll appear in a Charlotte courtroom on July 18.
A decomposed body found last Friday (June 15) in Burke County has been identified as Kenneth Douglas Powell. Powell was a person of Interest in connection to a triple homicide that was reported on Friday, June 8. Powell’s body was identified based on multiple forms of identification on his person, in conjunction with the circumstances. Ballistic evidence involving the revolver found beside the body is still pending. Rounds fired from that weapon will be compared with the bullets from the victims’ bodies.
Powell’s body was found at about 7:30 p.m. on the fifteenth. The badly decomposed body was discovered in heavy woods about 75 yards off the end of Henrys Glen Drive, approximately one mile from Powell’s apartment.
The homicide victims, who all died of gunshot wounds, were identified as 22-year-old Jimmy “Brianna” Stamey, 57-year-old Pamela “Renee” Ward and 23-year-old Trae Montana Ward. They were killed at a residence at 3439 Enola Road in Morganton. A 22-month-old child was present at the time of the shootings. The child was found unharmed. The child is now with other family members.
31-year-old Michael Allen Montanez was arrested Thursday (June 21) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and probation violation. Montanez was arrested at an address on U.S. 70 West in Valdese and placed in jail under $75,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (June 22).
35-year-old April Marie Byrd was arrested Thursday (June 21) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession of tools for counterfeiting and obtaining property by false pretense. Byrd is also charged with misdemeanor counts of probation violation and failure to appear. Records show the charges were filed in another county, which is unspecified. She was arrested at approximately 9:15 a.m. at an address on Texs Fish Camp Road in Connelly Springs. Byrd was placed in jail in Morganton under $30,500 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for Monday (June 25).