35-year-old Shannon Wayne Hinson of Taylorsville was arrested last Tuesday, July 2, by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. According to records on the North Carolina court calendar website, Hinson is charged with eight felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. His bond was set at $21,500. A District Court date is scheduled for July 22.
Contractors began working Monday to make water and sewer line improvements on Bouchelle Street in Morganton from Fleming Place to Catawba Street. Traffic will be affected by the work.
Flaggers will be in the area as work is performed each day directing traffic through the work zone. Contractors may need to close the road intermittently to complete work. They intend not to close the road more than is necessary.
The City of Morganton asks motorists to use extra caution when passing through the work zone so that crews may continue to work safely. The work is expected to take approximately three weeks.
The Catawba County Tax Office is scheduled to mail more than 98,000 property tax notices next Tuesday (July 16).
Taxes will be due September 1, 2019, and delinquent after January 6, 2020. Payment arrangements may be made prior to September 1, 2019. Delinquent taxes will be subject to a 2% interest penalty beginning January 7, 2020, and a 3/4 of 1% penalty for each following month.
Notices will be mailed with a courtesy return envelope for taxpayers to use to return payments to the Catawba County Tax Collector. Property owners may also choose to pay taxes online at www.catawbacountync.gov. To pay online, property owners may visit the Tax page, listed under County Services, and click on the Pay Online icon. Online payments will require the abstract number shown on the actual tax bill or the bill number listed on the online Tax Bill Search page. A non-refundable convenience fee will be charged for all electronic transactions.
If a taxpayer has an outstanding balance from previous years, a note will show on the payment coupon portion of the bill to call the County Tax department about the outstanding balance. The amount of the existing balance will not be listed; the coupon will indicate only that the taxpayer has unpaid taxes due from prior years.
For more information, contact the Catawba County Tax Office at 828-465-8414 or visit the Tax page on www.catawbacountync.gov.
57-year-old Ellis Eugene Anderson of Oxford School Road in Catawba was arrested by Hickory Police Saturday night (July 6) for a felony probation violation. Anderson is on probation as he serves a 24-month suspended sentence following a September 2018 Lincoln County conviction on two felony counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance. He's also serving a 30-month suspended sentence following an August 2018 Iredell County felony conviction for the sale of a schedule II controlled substance and trafficking a schedule II controlled substance.
Anderson was taken into custody without incident at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at a convenience store on Highway 321 N.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $100,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for August 22 in Newton.
36-year-old Timothy Lee Felder of Staircase Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (July 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to an automobile, communicating threats, injury to personal property, and misdemeanor larceny. Felder was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 8).
28-year-old Cody Wayne Miller of Grantman Circle in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (July 6) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Miller was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (July 8).
20-year-old Marlon Damond Outlaw of Lourance Boulevard in Greensboro was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after noon on Saturday (July 6) on one felony count each of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons.
Outlaw was arrested after Officers responded to a reported armed robbery at an apartment on 3rd Avenue N.W. The suspect -- identified as Marlon Damond Outlaw -- allegedly robbed the victim during the sale of a cell phone.
Outlaw was taken into custody without incident at 12:08 p.m. at a different apartment on the same street. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facilty with bond set at $150,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 8) in Newton.
44-year-old Tabatha Dawn White of Austin Road in Hudson was arrested Friday (July 5) by authorities in Caldwell County. She was charged with felony interfering with an electronic monitoring device and misdemeanor injury to personal property. White was also charged with a parole violation. She's on parole following a Lincoln County conviction in December of 2015 on felony counts of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering. Following her arrest Friday, White was jailed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 8) in Lenoir.
22-year-old Isaiah Monty Simmons of Timberwood Drive in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Officers Friday (July 5) for violation of a house arrest order. Following his arrest, Simmons was jailed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $20,000, secured. He will appear in District Court in Lenoir on October 7 on a number of charges, including felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and possession of schedule II & VI controlled substances.
30-year-old Isreal Ramon Aguilera of Dulatown Road in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Friday (July 5) on felony counts of larceny of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. Following his arrest, Aguilera was placed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $40,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 8) in Lenoir.
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).
18-year-old Peyton Nathaniel Ramseur of 26th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday (July 3) on one felony count each of uttering a forged instrument and forgery of bank notes.
He was arrested after Officers responded to Hickory's Valley Hills Mall Wednesday in reference to a report of counterfeit money that was used to pay a taxi fare. Ramseur was identified as the suspect.
The suspect was found at a nearby business on Highway 70 S.E. where he was taken into custody without incident. Ramseur was processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released under a $1,200 unsecured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 5) in Newton.
39-year-old Eric Thomas Taylor of Hilltop Avenue in Morganton has been arrested by Burke Co. Sheriff's Officers on a fugitive warrant out of Missouri. The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office in Jackson, Missouri had charged Taylor with felony second-degree child molestation.
On July 1, the Sheriff`s Office took a report regarding a possible sexual assault involving Taylor. Investigators responded to Carolinas HealthCare System-Blue Ridge in Morganton. There, they spoke with a female who said she had been sexually assaulted by Taylor in Burke County. While Deputies were on the scene of the incident, they found Taylor and took him into custody on the outstanding fugitive warrant from Missouri.
Burke County Detectives have executed several search warrants in connection to the local investigation. That investigation is ongoing.
Taylor is being held for extradition back to Missouri with possible additional charges pending in Burke County. His bond was set at $2-million, secured. An extradition hearing was scheduled for August 28.
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).
25-year-old Justin Dennis Lynch of N.C. Highway 16 North in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:40 Wednesday morning (July 3) on an outstanding warrant. Lynch faces one felony count each of larceny and possession of stolen goods, plus misdemeanor counts of first-degree trespassing and injury to personal property.
He was arrested in connection to an incident on June 24 when Officers responded to The Home Depot on 8th Street S.E. in Hickory where a lawnmower had reportedly been stolen. The mower was found at a residence in Conover. Warrants for Lynch's arrest were issued on the same date.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident Wednesday at an address on Old Shelby Road in Hickory. He was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $7,000 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 5) in Newton.
16-year-old Zane Marshal White of Birchcrest Drive, 18-year-old Alexander Scott Evans of Goble Road, 17-year-old William Tyler Suber of the Old Wilkesboro Highway, and 17-year-old John Lewis Bayne, Jr. of Wendover Road, all from Statesville, were arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff's Officers Wednesday (July 3). They were each charged with felony counts of breaking & entering, larceny, and attempted larceny, plus one misdemeanor count each for injury to real property.
They were arrested after Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious activity call at an address on Alpine Circle in Statesville. The homeowner’s son told Deputies that he came to the residence to get a boat when he saw a B.M.W. parked on the road near the home. When he pulled into the driveway, he saw four young men running from the rear of on outbuilding.
The caller said he chased the suspects, one of whom he knew as Alex Evans, who had previously been his father's employee. The four subjects ran to the B.M.W. where the homeowner's son caught up with them. He spoke to Evans, who said he was there to work on a four-wheeler. The homeowner's son took a picture of the car’s license plate before the four teens drove away.
Deputies made contact with Evans. Evans and the other suspects returned to the scene. Detectives interviewed the homeowner and learned that an outbuilding had been broken into and numerous items had been removed from it. The suspects also attempted to steal the victim’s four wheelers by re-wiring the ignition switches.
White, Evans, Suber, and Bayne were interviewed and taken into custody. They were taken to the Iredell Co. Detention Center and charged accordingly. White was released into his parents' custody. He has charges pending for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Evans was given an $8,000 secured bond. He has previous convictions for misdemeanor interfering with an electric monitoring device and injury to real property. Suber's bond was set at $10,000, secured. Suber has pending charges for felony breaking & entering and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Bayne was given a $2,000 secured bond. Bayne has a pending charge for reckless driving. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today (July 5), with the exception of Bayne, whose next court date was set for July 24.
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.