32-year-old Crystal Juaquana Cook, who is listed as a homeless person from Statesville, was arrested Tuesday (June 13) by Conover Police Officers. She's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Cook was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $4,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (June 14).
37-year-old Michael James Lester of Rocky Face Church Road in Taylorsville was arrested Tuesday (June 13) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Lester was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for July 6.
37-year-old Randall Martin Roten of 15th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (June 13) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. In addition, Roten is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, and license plate frame cover violation. Roten was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A District Court date was set for today (June 14).
30-year-old Melanie Faith Deterts of Woodman Street in Drexel was arrested Tuesday (June 13) by authorities in Catawba County. She's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deterts was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for today (June 14).
65-year-old Isaac Sheppard Cheves, Jr. of 28th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:15 a.m. yesterday (June 12) on one felony count each of larceny after breaking & entering and possession of stolen goods.
He was charged in connection to an incident on June 11 when Officers responded to a fast-food restaurant on Highway 321 North where a vehicle had been broken into. The victim’s black Galaxy S7 phone, valued at $800, was stolen from his car. Police were able to identify Isaac Cheves as the suspect. He was taken into custody the next morning at the same restaurant.
Cheves was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $13,000 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
23-year-old Ashlyn Dawn Buckner of Shook Road in Claremont was arrested today (June 13) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged on bills of indictment with uttering a forged instrument and forgery of an instrument. Buckner was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (June 14).
30-year-old Joshua Michael Campbell of Fashion Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested Monday (June 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of uttering a forged instrument and attempt to obtain property by false pretense. Campbell was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court date was set for today (Tuesday, June 13).
27-year-old Anthony Lavell Danner, Jr. of 1st Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3 a.m. today (June 13) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon. In addition, he faces one felony count of possession of methamphetamine.
Danner was taken into custody without incident on 11th Avenue S.W. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton. He’s also scheduled to appear in Superior Court on August 21.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a teenaged runaway, 15-year-old Justin Ryan Shoemake.
Shoemake was last seen at his foster parents’ home on Shoal Road on the night of June 8. He was recently placed in the residence by the Lincoln Co. Department of Social Services.
The missing teen is described as a white male, 5 feet tall and weighing around 120 pounds. He has blond hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Justin Ryan Shoemake should contact the Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or the Lincoln Co. Communications Center at 704-735-8202.
35-year-old Jonathon Erik Allen, Jr. of 27th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:50 yesterday morning (June 12) on a felony indictment for habitual larceny.
He was arrested in connection to an incident on February 17 of this year. Officers responded to a shoplifting call at the Publix store on 29th Avenue N.E. After meeting with a Loss Prevention Officer, the suspect was identified as Jonathon Allen. He has previous convictions for larceny in September 2016 in Davie County and in September 2014 in both Iredell and Lincoln counties, plus a conviction for organized retail theft in April of 2016 in Catawba County.
Allen was taken into custody at Hickory City Hall yesterday and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $20,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in Superior Court today in Newton.
21-year-old Michael Emmanuel Tucker, Jr. of 1st Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 5:25 p.m. yesterday (June 12) on one felony count of breaking & entering and misdemeanor counts of assault on a female and injury to personal property. In addition, Tucker faces charges for a misdemeanor probation violation, breaking & entering to terrorize or injure, injury to real property, resisting a public officer, possession of up to half an ounce of marijuana, plus another count of assault on a female.
He was arrested in connection to an incident on May 27 when Officers responded to a domestic call at a residence on the 1100 block of 2nd Street Place S.E. in Hickory. Tucker was taken into custody on the 800 block of 1st Street S.E. after he fled on foot.
The suspect was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he was held without bond, due to the domestic nature of the charges against him. Bond was set at $46,700, secured, on the other charges. Tucker was scheduled to appear in court today, with additional District Court dates on June 26, July 11 and July 13. He also has a Superior Court date on June 15.
30-year-old Cody Garrett Chadwell of Kane Circle in Hudson was arrested Monday (June 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Chadwell was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Facility under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for Monday.
35-year-old Steven Wayne Strickland of Sheely Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (June 12) by authorities in Caldwell County. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Strickland was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for July 24.
36-year-old Michael Bruce-Clarke Thomas of South Olivers Cross Road in Maiden was arrested Monday (June 12) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon. Thomas was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (June 13).
New names have been added to the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List.
41-year-old Billy Earl Murphy is wanted by authorities in Burke County for felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony larceny of a motor vehicle, and misdemeanor failure to appear on a count of driving while license revoked. Murphy has no last known address listed, he is reported to be a homeless person. He was added to the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List last Friday (June 9).
34-year-old Kristopher Keith Childers is wanted on a count of parole violation for habitual felon charges. Childers' last known address was 1300 Birch Drive in Morganton. He was also added to the Most Wanted List last Friday.
You can see the entire list of wanted suspects at the Burke County Sheriff's Office website, www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information about any of the suspects on the list call the Sheriff's Office at 828-438-5500. You can also e-mail information to email@example.com, or submit an anonymous tip to Morganton/Burke Crime Stoppers. The Crime Stoppers phone number is 828-437-3333.
38-year-old Jonathan David Sexton of 11th Street Court NW in Hickory was arrested Monday (June 12) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of controlled substance on prison or jail premises. Sexton also faces counts of selling heroin and sale or delivery of heroin. His bond was set at $20,000. Sexton was scheduled to appear in Superior Court Monday on the heroin charges. A District Court appearance on the possession in jail charge was scheduled for today (June 13).
43-year-old Terry Lamont Moore of Raleigh and 52-year-old Vickie Asbury Currence of Gastonia were arrested Monday (June 12) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. Moore is charged with four felony counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, five felony counts of attempted murder, and two felony counts of discharging a firearm into occupied property. Currence is charged with five felony counts of aiding and abetting attempted murder and four counts of aiding and abetting robbery with a dangerous weapon. The two suspects are charged in connection with a shootout on Painter Lane in Lincolnton that left one man dead on May 6, 2017.
Two men and one woman went to the residence on Painter Lane on May 6 under the pretense of selling firearms but with the intention of committing robbery. When the two men placed several occupants of the house on the floor at gunpoint a female came out of a back bedroom and opened fire at the men with a pistol. The two men backed out of the home and continued to exchange gunfire with the female occupant of the home. 51-year-old Marion Palmer Yarborough of Louisburg, NC, who was living in Gastonia, was shot and killed. A news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says Moore jumped in the car driven by Currence and they fled the scene.
Detectives traveled to Raleigh and Gastonia Monday to arrest the suspects. Moore was arrested without incident in Raleigh and Currence was apprehended in Gastonia. Moore was detained in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a one million dollar secured bond. Currence was placed in jail under a $650,000 secured bond. They were both scheduled to make first appearances in Lincoln County District Court today (June 13). Investigation into the incident is continuing and additional charges could be filed.
The NC Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting for proposed widening of N.C. 181/North Greene Street between St. Mary’s Church Road and Clay Street in Morganton. The project’s purpose is to improve safety and mobility along N.C. 181/North Greene Street.
The meeting will be held on June 20th at Morganton Town Hall located at 305 East Union Street (Suite A100) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Interested citizens may attend at any time during the meeting hours. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments regarding the project. Please note that no formal presentation will be made. All comments received will be taken into consideration as the project progresses. Comments should be submitted by July 7, 2017.
A map of the proposed improvements may be viewed online at the NCDOT Public Meeting Website: http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings/.
Anyone desiring additional information may contact Jimmy Terry, PE (TGS Engineers) by phone at (704) 476-0003 (ext 314) or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Mr. Terry as early as possible, so that these arrangements can be made.
At about 5:30 Sunday morning (June 11), Hickory Police responded to a break-in in progress the Sprint Store at 1828 Catawba Valley Boulevard. The business’ alarm company reported that a black male wearing black pants, black Nike shoes with blue shoestrings and a towel or sheet wrapped around his head made entry after he threw a rock through the front door.
When Officers arrived, the suspect was no longer at the scene. He left in a dark colored four-door passenger car. Several display phones and tablets were taken from the store. An estimate of the value of the stolen property is pending inventory.
Anyone with information regarding the incident should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.
The Burke County Commissioners' recessed budget meeting tentatively scheduled for Tuesday (June 13) at 3 p.m. will not be needed and has been cancelled.
In addition, the Burke County Planning Board will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on June 22, in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the County Services Building at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton. At the meeting, the Planning Board will take public comment regarding the following matters:
The proposed rezoning of a 10.7-acre portion of an 886-acre tract of land from Residential-Three (R-3) to the Office-Institutional (O-I) zoning district. The property is located on the north side of NC 126, approximately 2.61 miles west of Independence Blvd. The applicant is Caldwell Timber Partners, LLC.
The proposed rezoning of one parcel of land from Residential-One (R-1) to the General Business (G-B) zoning district. The parcel is located at 2332 US 70 E. in the Drexel Township. The total acreage to be rezoned is approximately 1.23 acres. The applicant is Jesse Jones.
The proposed rezoning of nine (9) parcels totaling approximately 97.5 acres from the Conservation Estate Lot District (CD-E) to the Rural Mixed Use (R-MU) District. The parcels are located off of Roy McGallard Avenue in the Silver Creek Township. The applicant is Todd Bennick of DKA Enterprises LLN.