44-year-old Wendy Frances Haverstick of Statesville has been charged by Statesville Police with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and assault in the presence of a minor. Haverstick was served with the warrants this morning (April 12) at the Iredell County Jail.
She was arrested in connection to a shooting that stemmed from a domestic dispute between Wendy Haverstick and 48-year-old Christopher Michael Haverstick. The incident took place shortly after seven o’clock Saturday evening (April 8) at Michael Haverstick’s business, Quarterstick Quilting on North Center Street in Statesville. The business was closed at the time of the shooting.
According to Police, the couple had been separated for some time. Michael Havertstick was described as the suspect’s estranged husband. The couple’s minor child was present in the building at the time of the incident.
Mr. Haverstick was taken to Iredell Memorial Hospital, suffering from gunshot wounds and was later flown to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem for further care. He is still recovering at the hospital. Wendy Haverstick was taken to Davis Regional for treatment for minor non-life threatening injuries.
Wendy Haverstick was arrested and initially held without bond because the crime was domestic violence related; however, after a first appearance in court this morning, her bond was set at $30,000, secured. Her next appearance was set for May 1.
Snider Fleet Solutions, a national leader in tire and mechanical services for commercial trucks, has opened a new facility in Newton. It opened in October of last year.
The 455,000 square foot facility, located at 1545 St. James Church Road, provides space for production, administrative offices and an expansive distribution center. The production line features all-new, state-of-the-art Michelin Retread Technologies equipment. The facility is the company’s largest retreading plant.
With a 40-year history, Snider Fleet Solutions employs over 1,000 workers across the southeast. The company expects to hire at least 20 workers at the new location in Newton during 2017.
For more, visit sniderfleet.com.
34-year-old Marcus Albert Taylor of Poplar Street in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (April 11) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He is wanted in Richmond, Virginia. Following his arrest, Albert was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured. He’ll appear in District Court tomorrow in Lenoir.
34-year-old Celeste Monte Hauser of 3rd Avenue S.E. and 45-year-old Carlus Maurice Lutz of 3rd Street Court S.W., both from Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police last Friday (April 7). They were each charged with one felony count of possession of cocaine. Lutz was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Events leading to their arrests began as Officers saw a vehicle with two occupants in the parking lot at the Sunny Valley housing complex on 4th Avenue S.W. Officers knew that one of the vehicle’s occupants, Celeste Hauser, had an outstanding warrant. During a search of the vehicle, Police found 0.7 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Both occupants were taken into custody.
Hauser and Lutz were taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. Hauser was given a $7,500 secured bond, while bond for Lutz was set at $1,500, secured. Both have since been released. They were scheduled to make first appearances in District Court Monday (April 10) with their next court dates coming up on May 1.
The Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM) held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner last Thursday (April 6) at Friendship United Methodist Church in Newton.
The evening was a celebration of the hard work and dedication volunteers give to the ECCCM every day. In 2016 volunteers served 14,543 hours, saving the ministry over $342,633.
The Charlie Bunn Service Award was presented to Carol Dickinson. Ms. Dickinson served over 600 hours last year sorting donations that keep the ECCCM’s New-To-You Thrift Store stocked. Nominees for the award are selected by their peers with the winner chosen by a committee comprised of volunteers and staff members.
Entertainment for the evening was traditional Irish step dancing performed by the St. Joseph School of Irish Dancing.
The ECCCM is a Catawba County United Way Partner Agency. It is a non-profit crisis agency that provides assistance with mortgage & rent payments, utility bills, basic car repairs, hunger prevention programs and financial coaching. The ECCCM distributed 1.56 million pounds of food to 6,974 individuals in 2016.
For more information, contact Steve McNeely, Food Pantry Director, at email@example.com or call 828-465-1702.
36-year-old Joshua Thomas Bowman of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers yesterday for a felony probation violation. He’s on probation while serving a 30-month suspended sentence following a conviction last month in Caldwell County for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance.
After his arrest yesterday, Bowman was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $20,000, secured. He will appear in Superior Court on May 1 for a felony probation violation, plus a felony drug charge.
39-year-old Kimberly Poarch Triplett of Dynasty Lane in Hudson has been arrested by authorities in Caldwell County for failure to appear. She was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Facility under a $30,000 secured bond. Triplett will appear in Superior Court in Lenoir on April 24 on felony charges of larceny and possession of stolen goods or property, plus a felony probation violation.
27-year-old Daniel Jordan Cashion, who is listed as a homeless person, has been arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers on a bill of indictment for habitual breaking & entering. He also faces additional charges for breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering and attempted larceny. Cashion was jailed yesterday in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $15,000, secured. He’ll appear in Superior Court on April 17 in Newton.
23-year-old Grayson Daniel Barger of S&K Road in Hickory has been arrested by Probation & Parole Officers in Catawba County for a felony probation violation. He’s on probation following a September 2012 conviction in Alexander County for felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance and a September 2014 conviction in Catawba County for felony larceny.
Barger was jailed yesterday (April 11) in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $100,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in Superior Court on April 17 in Newton.
Pillar/Artisan has been selected as the group that will build the City of Morganton’s new skate park. The company’s concept was the most popular when presented during a public meeting held in December. The skate park will be located on the lower baseball field behind the Collett Street Recreation Center.
The builders are seeking more input from skaters and the public. The next skate park public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 at the Mountain View Recreation Center. Parks & Recreation Department Director Rob Winkler said anyone interested in the new park should attend and provide input. The group will use the initial conceptual design and expand with public input.
After the design phase, Pillar/Artisan will create construction drawings, complete the site preparation and then build the park. Completion is planned for mid-August, pending weather and scheduling. Details should be firmed up at the April 20 meeting.
32-year-old Adnon Ahmed of West Columbia, South Carolina was arrested by Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Officers at about 7:30 Friday evening (April 7) on charges of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance, felony altering, stealing or destroying criminal evidence and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Also arrested was 40-year-old Nicole Gomez-Mostafa of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who faces the same felony charges.
The arrests were the result of a checking station at U.S. Highway 64 and Smith Farm Road. Sheriff’s Officers were joined by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the Taylorsville Police Department and personnel from the state’s Division of Public Health, which provided the BAT Mobile out of Raleigh.
The two were taken into custody after Ahmed attempted to ingest packaged marijuana. They’re accused of possessing 109 units of CBD oil, which is the oil from a marijuana plant. The suspects came through the checkpoint in a white Ford Transit van with Mostafa driving and Ahmed as a passenger. There was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers conducted a search and found a large amount of CBD oil in the rear compartment of the van, along with other items including pipes, water bongs, scales and other paraphernalia.
Upon further investigation, Officers learned that Ahmed and Mostafa had a business, selling CBD oil and other items to various smoke shops in the area. The investigation is continuing with more charges pending.
Both suspects were taken to the Alexander County Law Enforcement Center. Ahmed was given a $40,000 secured bond, while Gomez-Mostafa’s bond was set at $20,00, secured. They were scheduled to make first appearances in District Court on April 10. Ahmed has another court date on May 22. Gomez-Mostafa will next appear in court on May 1.
The victim in a fatal assault that occurred on April 9 in Boone has been identified as 55-year-old Gary Robert Caddell of Fisk Court in Raleigh.
Shortly before 2 a.m. on the ninth, Boone Police responded to 137 Stoneybrook Court in Boone regarding a traumatic injury resulting from a reported assault. Mr. Caddell was transported to Watauga Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The other involved party in the case is the victim’s son.
An autopsy was completed yesterday (April 11) at Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. A complete autopsy report is not anticipated for several weeks.
The investigation is continuing. No charges have been filed at this time. According to Boone Police, the suspect is cooperating with Police and is not believed to be a danger to the community. The suspect’s identity has not been released.
In Catawba County Superior Court today (April 11), 37-year-old Bradley Scott Adams of Hickory was sentenced to 25-35 years in prison by the Honorable Casey M. Viser, Superior Court Judge from Mecklenburg County. The defendant also will be required to register as a sex offender and enroll in satellite-based monitoring for the remainder of his life. Adams pleaded guilty to 15 counts of sexual offense with a child and eight counts of indecent liberties with a child.
In July 2013, Adams sexually assaulted an 11-year-old victim each day over a seven-day period. During a forensic interview with the Children’s Advocacy & Protection Center of Catawba County, the victim said Adams gave the child pills that caused drowsiness and then sexually assaulted the child each day.
The defendant committed a second offense on a six-year-old victim in December 2013, entering a bedroom and sexually assaulting the sleeping child. The victim shared those details in a forensic interview with the Children’s Advocacy & Protection Center.
Marisa Rogers investigated the case for Hickory Police Department with assistance from the Children’s Advocacy & Protection Center. Jamie Adams handled the prosecution for the District Attorney’s Office.
26-year-old Brittany Chantais Orgeron of Cinnabar Lane in Iron Station has been charged with one felony count each of larceny by servant and possession of stolen goods.
She’s accused of stealing more than $1,200 worth of North Carolina Education Lottery tickets from the convenience store where she was an employee. The incident occurred at the Jetway convenience store on Highway 27, east of Lincolnton. The theft occurred between March 17 and April 4 of this year.
Store officials discovered the missing lottery tickets and a few scratched off tickets that were placed back in the slot to be sold. Surveillance video shows the employee allegedly placing a stack of lottery tickets in her purse then taking the purse out to her car.
One of the scratch-off tickets valued at $500 and another $50 ticket were redeemed on March 25. Two other tickets had been redeemed on March 17.
During an interview, Orgeron admitted to taking the scratch off tickets. Detectives arrested the suspect when she reported for work on April 4. Orgeron was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $3,000 secured bond. Her next appearance in District Court was set for April 25.
City workers in Morganton have shut off water service to a section of Watermill Road today (April 11) to repair a water line break. About 50 customers on Watermill Road are affected, from Frank Whisnant Road to the Watermill Road Bridge. Workers expect to make repairs and restore water service by no later than 4:30 this afternoon, barring any unforeseen problems. For more information, call the city’s Water Resources Department at 828-438-5276.
28-year-old Christian Uribe Nava of Kool Park Road N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 12:40 Friday afternoon (April 7) on felony indictments for possession with intent to sell or deliver methaqualone and the sale or delivery of a schedule I controlled substance. The original warrants for his arrest were issued on May 23, 2016.
Nava was arrested at the Hickory Police Department without incident. He was processed and released under an $11,500 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled yesterday (April 10) in Newton.
26-year-old Amanda Danielle Forth of McDaniel Street in Newton was arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff’s Officers this morning (April 11) on three counts of failure to appear in connection to charges dating back to last year for possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The original charges stem from an incident in April 2016 at the Red Roof Inn, just off of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. in Hickory. Hickory Police responded to find E.M.S. personnel administering C.P.R. to a male subject. The man was revived and was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.
There were two other occupants in the room. A search was conducted, leading to the discovery of one Clonazepam pill, three syringes and 0.2 grams of methamphetamine in Amanda Forth’s purse. 0.3 grams of meth was found on her person.
Following her arrest today, Forth was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $100,000 secured bond. No court date is currently listed in Catawba County; however, Forth does have a number of Burke County appearances scheduled in May and June for multiple vehicular infractions, a container violation and drug paraphernalia charges.
49-year-old James Walter Dunn, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:40 yesterday afternoon (April 10) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering.
Dunn was taken into custody without incident at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. He had previously been banned from all Walmart stores.
Dunn was locked up in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $1,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
45-year-old Charles Lewis Abernethy, Jr. of 11th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday (April 8) for two felony probation violations. He was also charged by the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office with failure to appear on a child support charge.
Abernethy is on probation as he serves a 36-month suspended sentence following a March 2015 conviction in Catawba County for felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and felony larceny.
He was taken into custody without incident at about 9:45 Saturday night in a residential area on 2nd Avenue S.E. in Hickory. Abernethy was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for May 19 in Newton. He’ll also appear in court on the child support charge on April 13.
Catawba Valley Medical Group will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for their new 7,200 square foot facility at 3114 West Main Street in Claremont. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 27.
The new facility will have capacity for additional medical providers and will be able to expand patient volumes to meet the needs of Claremont and the surrounding area. Some of the services offered include: minor procedures, diabetes education, allergy services, extended hours and more. CVMC mobile mammography will visit the facility bimonthly.
For more information, contact Kim Hudson at 828-315-0427.