46-year-old Antonio Davis Craft of Old Conover Road in Newton was arrested Tuesday (March 14) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on Grand Jury Indictments with two counts apiece of selling cocaine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver cocaine. Craft was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, March 15).
32-year-old Timothy Dale Myers of Creekside Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (March 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of stolen property. Myers was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (March 16).
The Honorable Robert C. Ervin, Superior Court Judge from Burke County, rendered a ruling on Monday (March 13) that denied a motion to dismiss by owners of Lowman’s Motor Court in Burke County and denied a preliminary injunction sought by the District Attorney’s Office to keep the business closed.
Judge Ervin set the matter for a civil hearing on March 27, 2017, when the State will seek an injunction to permanently close the business. Lowman’s Motor Court, located at 109 U.S. Highway 70 East, was served a temporary restraining order on Feb. 24, 2017, and deputies padlocked the doors.
That temporary restraining order dissolved last week when Ervin conducted a hearing regarding a preliminary injunction to keep the business closed. The Judge reserved his ruling from last week’s hearing to allow him time to review the facts of the case, including citizen affidavits and law enforcement reports.
The District Attorney’s Office filed a civil complaint against the business and is seeking to have it declared a public nuisance. Law enforcement, fire and rescue agencies in Burke County have responded to more than 700 calls at the business in the last 11 years for various reasons, including but not limited to controlled substance sales, assaults and shots fired.
47-year-old Tony Christopher Williams of Lenoir, was sentenced to serve six to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking and other drug-related charges during Caldwell County Superior Court on Friday (March 10).
The Honorable Daniel A. Kuehnert, Superior Court Judge from Burke County, imposed the sentence for Williams, who will serve his time in custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.
Judge Kuehnert imposed a mandatory $50,000 fine for the defendant, who also pleaded guilty to two counts of the sale of a Schedule II Controlled Substance
Narcotics agents with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office were told by confidential sources that Williams was selling cocaine. Undercover officers met with Williams on three occasions in Caldwell County and purchased cocaine from him.
Narcotics agents with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, and Assistant District Attorney Andrew Jennings handled prosecution for the State.
We have more information on the arrest of a robbery suspect. The man was arrested in Caldwell County on charges filed in three counties, including an armed robbery at a Burke County convenience store.
20-year-old Jason Shawn Miller Jr. of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (March 13) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged in Burke County with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, forgery of an instrument, and domestic violence protection order violation. In Caldwell County, Miller is charged with failure to appear on a count of misdemeanor larceny. He also faces two counts of failure to appear in McDowell County.
As WHKY previously reported, on Friday March 3, Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Shop and Save #3 on NC Highway 18/US 64, in reference to an armed robbery. Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division responded and began processing the scene and interviewing witnesses. Detectives followed up on tips from Morganton – Burke Crime Stoppers that lead to warrants being issued for Jason Shawn Miller Jr.
Following his arrest in Lenoir, Miller placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a total bond of $12,500 secured. Miller has District and Superior Court appearances in Burke County next Monday (March 20). The robbery case is still under investigation and more charges are pending.
49-year-old Richard James Roggensack of South Olivers Cross Road in Newton was arrested Tuesday (March 14) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and single 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. Roggensack was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $75,000 bond. A District Court date was set for today (Wednesday, March 15).
At approximately 8:24 p.m. Tuesday (March 14), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to 2805 8th Avenue SE. Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, and two command units.
Upon arrival, firefighters found the mobile home to be completely involved in fire. One occupant had escaped the fire and was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later transported to a local hospital by Catawba County EMS.
After ensuring there were no other occupants inside the home, firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, which was reported under control at 8:44 p.m.
Damages to the mobile home were considered heavy. Fire investigators from Catawba County Fire Marshal’s Office are working to determine the cause of the fire, which is under investigation.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle used in a vehicle break-in at a Lincoln County business.
On Monday (March 13), Deputies responded a business on East Powell Drive where an employee’s vehicle had been broken into. The victim said he arrived at work at about 1:30 a.m. Monday. After completing his assignment, he went back out to his vehicle where he found the radio had been stolen.
Surveillance video shows a white pick-up truck as it pulled onto the property through a rear entrance. The suspect, who was wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and tan boots, got out of the vehicle and pulled on the door handles of two other vehicles in the parking area. Those vehicles were locked. He tried the door on the victim’s vehicle, which opened. The suspect was in the vehicle for a short period of time before leaving with a Kenwood radio.
The suspect vehicle is described as an extended cab truck, possibly a Ford Ranger or Chevrolet. The truck is white with black or dark gray trim around the bottom of the cab. It appears to have flared rear fenders and an unspecified emblem on the driver’s side door.
Anyone with information regarding the break-in, the truck or its driver should call the Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or Lincoln County Communications at 704-735-8202.
27-year-old Michael Leon Travis of Oakwood Avenue in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after eight o’clock last night (March 13) on one felony count each of forgery of endorsement and identity theft, plus one misdemeanor count of failure to appear.
On March 9, Travis allegedly attempted to use false identification to cash a check made out to another individual by signing that person’s name. The incident occurred at Capital Bank on 12th Avenue N.E. in Hickory. Bank officials reported the forgery and identity theft to Police. Travis was no longer at the bank when Officers arrived.
Warrants were issued yesterday and Travis was taken into custody without incident at a service station on Fairgrove Church Road. He was taken to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $4,000, secured. He has since been released. Travis was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Newton.
24-year-old Thomas Troy Prevatt of Great Dane Avenue in Iron Station was arrested Saturday (March 11) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
On Saturday, Deputies were dispatched 845 Great Dane Avenue, Iron Station in reference to a report of a disturbance involving a knife. Prior to the officer’s arrival on the scene, the Lincoln County Communications Center said the victim was outside the residence and the suspect was still inside.
The victim, a 49-year-old man, had been stabbed in the wrist receiving a large laceration. The suspect, Thomas Troy Prevatt was inside the residence and was taken into custody without incident. The altercation was the result of an ongoing verbal dispute. The suspect, his wife and two small children along with the victim and his girlfriend all lived at the residence.
Prevatt was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled for April 3. The victim was transported to Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia for treatment.
34-year-old Donte Rassan Gore of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:30 last night (March 13) on one count of failure to appear on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, plus a felony probation violation.
Events leading to his arrest began on September 16 of last year. At that time, Hickory Police were contacted by Lenoir-Rhyne University Security in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Officers checked the vehicle registration and determined that it had been reported for unauthorized use.
Police found the vehicle in front of Isenhour Hall, but as Officers approached, the vehicle pulled away. A brief chase ensued, which was terminated on 8th Avenue N.E. near Highland Avenue out of concern for public safety.
The vehicle was again located in a parking lot on Highland Avenue N.E. It was unoccupied and the suspect was not found at the scene. Warrants were issued for the suspect’s arrest. Donte Rassan Gore was initially arrested on September 22.
Gore was taken into custody without incident last night at a residence on Main Avenue Drive N.W. in Hickory. The Department of Probation & Parole was listed as the complainant on H.P.D.’s arrest report. Gore was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $17,000 secured bond. He will appear in Superior Court on March 20 and in District Court on May 3.
30-year-old Michael Todd Whitener of Startown Road in Maiden was arrested today (Tuesday, March 14) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle with an altered serial number, and with being an habitual felon. Whitener was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (March 15).
34-year-old Dustin Allen Ward of Parkview Drive in Lenoir was arrested Monday (March 14) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two counts of felony probation violation out of county, first degree burglary, second degree kidnapping, and two counts of domestic violence protection order violation. Ward was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $150,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is scheduled for May 1 on the probation violation counts, no court date is listed for the other charges.
The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 34-year-old Harley Daniel Justice. Justice is wanted on a Governors Warrant from the State of Virginia for a probation violation. Justice is a white male. He is 5’11” tall, weighing 150 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Harley Daniel Justice should call Crime Stoppers at 828-632-8555
A power outage at nine o’clock this morning (March 14) left 875 customers without electricity on the northwest side of Morganton. Personnel with the city’s Electric Services Department believes a squirrel interfered with some equipment, causing the outage. As of 9:30 a.m., crews were assessing the damage. Repairs are underway.
Call 828-438-5277 for more information.
20-year-old Jason Shawn Miller of Zacks Fork Road in Lenoir was arrested Monday (March 13) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged on warrants from Burke County with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, forgery of an instrument, and domestic violence protection order violation. In Caldwell County, Miller is charged with failure to appear on a count of misdemeanor larceny. He also faces two counts of failure to appear in McDowell County.
Miller was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $12,500 secured bond. He's scheduled to appear in District and Superior Court in Burke County next Monday (March 20), Miller also has a District Court date in Burke April 11. Miller's Caldwell County District Court appearance is scheduled for April 13, and he's scheduled to appear in District Court in McDowell County March 21.
An accident on Interstate 40 in Burke County closed the eastbound lanes this morning. The accident, which was reported shortly after 6:30 a.m. today (Tuesday, March 14), included multiple vehicles and resulted in lanes being closed just past exit 107, which is the Drexel exit. Drivers were detoured back on to the interstate while cleanup occurred. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol was among the agencies responding to the accident, no injuries have been reported. The lanes were reopened before 9 a.m.
33-year-old Jonathan David Massey of Regency Road in Mooresville was arrested Friday (March 10) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine precursors, and maintain a dwelling or place to manufacture methamphetamine. Massey is also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and simple assault.
Last Friday deputies of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office were called to a domestic violence situation at 127 Regency Road in Mooresville. When deputies arrived, they located the victim of the assault and learned the suspect, Jonathan David Massey, had fled the scene prior to their arrival.
According to a news release, while gathering details about the assault, deputies learned there was a possible meth lab on the property. Deputies searched an outbuilding on the property and saw containers and other materials used to manufacture methamphetamine.
The scene was secured and narcotics investigators responded to the location. The news release says upon closer inspection of the shed and two burnt trash piles also on the property, additional materials and evidence were observed. A search warrant was obtained and numerous items used to produce and manufacture methamphetamine as well a small amount of methamphetamine were located.
Massey was placed in jail under a $150,000 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled for March 29.
43-year-old Stephen Dennis Horner of Goldenrod Lane in Statesville was arrested Saturday (March 11) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two felony counts apiece of sell and deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine.
Horner was arrested following a two month undercover investigation into the sale and distribution of methamphetamine in the area of South Statesville and Troutman.
In late December 2016, narcotics investigators obtained information about methamphetamine being sold in the area of Iredell Memorial Gardens between Statesville and Troutman. Investigators began a surveillance operation in this area and gained information that indicated that Horner was a possible suspect.
A news release says undercover investigators were able to make hand to hand purchases of meth from Horner at his residence.
Following the arrest, Horner was placed in jail under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for March 29. The investigation into the sale of methamphetamine in the areas of South Statesville and Troutman is continuing.
There's a new name on the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List.
27-year-old Jordan Yates Hamby is wanted for felony counts of break or enter a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, and possession of stolen goods. He also faces a misdemeanor count of larceny. Hamby's last known address was 2275 Shady Grove Road in Connelly Springs. He was added to the Most Wanted List on March 3.
The Burke County Sheriff's Office is continuing to seek 28-year-old Eric Seth Adams. He's wanted for probation violation on felony larceny and felony possession of stolen goods or property. The last known address for Adams was 408 London Street in Glen Alpine.
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.