30-year-old Teresa Shipes Hoyle was arrested Sunday (November 11) by authorities in Lincoln County. She's charged with felony counts of identity theft/trafficking in stolen identities and probation violation, along with a misdemeanor count of resist, delay, and obstruct a public officer. Hoyle was arrested at 11:50 p.m. Sunday at an address on Brevard Place Road in Iron Station. She was placed in jail in Lincolnton under $22,000 secured bond. a District Court appearance was scheduled today (November 13).
54-year-old Charles Edward Farley of 6th Street S.W. in Catawba was arrested by Hickory Police at about two o'clock last Friday afternoon (November 9) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He was also charged with a felony probation violation.
He was arrested after Police responded to the Adult Probation Office on 26th Street S.E. to assist Probation Officers, who found a firearm in Farley's vehicle during a search. The suspect was taken into custody without incident at the scene.
Farley was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he was initially held without bond. Bond has since been set at $40,000, secured. Appearances in District Court & Superior Court were scheduled today (November 13) in Newton.
27-year-old Michelle Marie Thorne was arrested Sunday (November 11) by authorities in Lincoln County. She's charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance along with a misdemeanor count of possession of schedule IV controlled substance. Thorne was arrested shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday at an address on Denver Shores Lane in Denver. She was placed in jail in Lincolnton under $7,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (November 13).
42-year-old John Bradley Williams was arrested Monday (November 12) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny from a building. Williams was arrested just before 7 p.m. Monday. He was not listed as an inmate in Burke County. No court date was listed.
The Catawba County Library is hosting and participating in a series of seminars designed to educate people and raise awareness about opioid addiction.
The first seminar is an opioid panel discussion that will bring together a variety of perspectives on the drug epidemic. Those in attendance will hear about how different groups and communities have been impacted by addiction, and will also learn about possible responses to combatting the prevalence of opioid abuse. This discussion takes place Wednesday (November 14) at 12 noon in CVCC’s East Wing Auditorium.
Following that seminar, a program will teach people how to recognize the signs of addiction. Candice Moore of The Cognitive Connection will share physical signs and behaviors that can point to addiction and will help attendees understand the first steps they can take with that news in hand. This seminar takes place Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. at the Main Library in Newton. A second session in Spanish will be held Tuesday, November 27 at 5:30 p.m., also at the Newton Library.
Friday afternoon (November 16), in an effort to illustrate how broadly opioid abuse can impact families and communities, a documentary called "Resilience" will be screened in Conover. The hour-long film connects adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs (things like family violence, mental illness, addiction, etc.), with their long-term impact on health, stability, well-being, and both job and general opportunities.
Attendees will participate in a survey and discussion of what our culture is facing and learn how best to help families dealing with toxic stress. This seminar takes place Friday at 2 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Conover Station, right below the Conover Branch Library. It’s offered in partnership with NCWorks, the Catawba County Partnership for Children, and Catawba County Schools.
27-year-old Ashleigh Adrieona Young of Indian Springs Drive in Conover and 28-year-old Keyona Shawantae Byrd of Cordia Circle in Newton were both arrested this morning (November 13) by Hickory Police Officers. Both suspects were charged with possession of a stolen firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon. Young was also charged with resisting a public officer, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and two misdemeanor probation violations. According to H.P.D.’s arrest reports, at the time of their arrests, Young was in possession of an unspecified firearm and Byrd was in possession of a handgun.
Young and Byrd were taken into custody without incident about 30 minutes past midnight today on the 1,100 block of Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. They were both placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility following their arrests. Young's bond was set at $49,000, secured, while Byrd received a $25,000 secured bond. They both have District Court dates coming up tomorrow. Young was also scheduled to appear in District Court next Monday (November 19).
More new names have been added to the Burke County most wanted list.
28-year-old Jordan Evan Reid Brown is wanted by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Brown's last known address is 1855 Hilferty Road in Hickory. He was added to the most wanted list on November 2.
40-year-old Ronald Lee Staten was also added to the Burke County most wanted list earlier this month. He's wanted on a charge of felony larceny. The last known address for Staten was 2507 Melvin Propst Road in Morganton. He was also added to the list on November 2.
Authorities in Burke County are continuing to seek 49-year-old Sheila Hollifield Kirby. She's wanted on a charge of probation violation. Kirby's last known address is also listed as 1855 Hilferty Road in Hickory. She was added to the most wanted list on August 3.
You can see the entire list of suspects wanted by authorities in Burke County at www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list, call the Sheriff's Office at 828-438-5500. You can also e-mail information to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to submit an anonymous tip you can do so through Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.
21-year-old Bailey Colleen Presnell was arrested Sunday (November 11) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with two felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, along with single counts of felony possession of a controlled substance in prison or jail and possession of schedule II controlled substance. Presnell was placed in jail in Morganton under $22,500 secured bond. The only court date that was listed was scheduled for Superior Court November 26.
55-year-old Eric Wayne Whisenant was arrested Monday (November 12) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony malicious conduct by a prisoner and misdemeanor communicating threats. Whisenant was arrested shortly before midnight last night and placed in jail in Morganton under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (November 13).
21-year-old Nolan Lamar Weaver was arrested this morning (November 13) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony possession of stolen goods. Weaver was arrested shortly after 4 a.m. and placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.
22-year-old Joseph Mark Greene of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (November 12) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He's charged with felony uttering a forged instrument, three counts of felony probation violation, and failure to appear on a count of felony forgery of an instrument. Greene was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is set for December 3.
36-year-old Joshua Allen McCloud of Brookshire Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (November 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with a felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. McCloud was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (November 13).
29-year-old Bradley Lynn Chavis of Mollys Branch in Newland was arrested Sunday (November 11) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Chavis was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for Tuesday (November 13).
27-year-old George Aaron Rhinehardt of 14th Street S.W. in Hickory was served a felony indictment by Hickory Police shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday (November 10) on one count of possession of a stolen firearm. The warrant for his arrest was issued on September 4 on a charge that originated in Catawba County.
Rhinehardt was taken into custody without incident at his residence. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released under a $25,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow (November 13) in Newton.
41-year-old Andrew James Major, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday morning (November 11) on one misdemeanor count of larceny. He was also charged on a number of outstanding warrants from Watauga and Catawba counties.
The larceny charge stems from an incident on October 19 when Officers responded to a larceny call at the A.B.C. store on North Center Street in Hickory. The suspect had left the scene when Police arrived. The suspect was identified as Andrew James Major and a warrant for his arrest was issued.
The outstanding warrants include a felony probation violation in Catawba County and a misdemeanor out-of-county probation violation. In Watauga County, the warrants are for failure to appear on charges of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and driving while license revoked. He also faces charges in Watauga for assault on a female and violation of a court order.
Major was taken into custody without incident just before 8 a.m. yesterday (November 11) at a fast-food restaurant on North Center Street in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $46,000, secured. District and Superior Court dates were scheduled tomorrow in Newton. Major will also appear in District Court in Boone on December 4 & 13.
31-year-old Joshua Lee Smart of Archer Street in Granite Falls was arrested Saturday (November 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with three felony counts of breaking and entering to an automobile, one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, one misdemeanor count of injury to personal property, and two counts of failure to appear. Smart was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $163,000 secured bond. District Court appearances are scheduled for Tuesday (November 13) and January 10. Superior Court dates are set for December 3 and January 14.
29-year-old Timothy Lane Cloud of Main Street in Hudson was arrested Friday (November 9) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with felony second degree sexual exploitation of a minor along with a misdemeanor count related to having private images of a minor. Cloud was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday (November 13).
19-year-old Taylor Renee Patrie and 22-year-old Jake Evan Patrie, both of the same Charlotte address, were arrested Friday (November 9) by Granite Falls Police Officers. They're each charged with felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, and second degree kidnapping.
They're the third and fourth suspects charged in connection with the armed robbery at the Tobacco-To-Go convenience store that occurred on October 30. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office located the suspects after receiving information as to their location.
28-year-old Dennis Glenn Welch, Jr. of Charlotte and 28-year-old Adrienne Paige Wilson of Kings Mountain were both arrested last Tuesday in connection to this robbery. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Granite Falls Police Department at (828) 396-3358 or Caldwell/Lenoir Crime Stoppers at (828) 758-8300.
Taylor and Jake Patrie were confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $200,000 secured bond. They each have District Court appearances scheduled for Tuesday (November 13).
The North Carolina Department of Justice has issued a news release warning citizens to be aware of a clear sign that someone is attempting to scam them, requesting they pay with a gift card. According to a news release from the NCDOJ, Gift cards are being used as part of several different scams, including IRS, jury duty, and grandparent scams.
When scammers ask for money or demand that you pay them, they’ll direct you to buy a set of gift cards. These gift cards can be for a range of stores or products, including Target, Best Buy, Sam’s Club, Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play. Then, they’ll ask you to give them the gift card number and PIN information from the back of the card. Once they have that information, they can spend your money using the gift cards.
These scammers can be incredibly difficult to track down, so if you’re asked to buy prepaid gift cards to pay for anything, don’t make the purchase. Report it to the state's Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or by filing a complaint online.
25-year-old Gregory Dylan Carnevale of 22nd Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Friday (November 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin and maintain a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Carnevale is also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. No court date was listed.