34-year-old Jonathan Brenton Lynch of Hickory Highway in Statesville was arrested last Wednesday (February 6) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of second degree kidnapping, second degree forced sexual offense, and misdemeanor assault on a female.
According to a news release issued today (February 12), a woman went to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit to report a domestic assault. She said the incident occurred Sunday, February 2, 2019 at an address on Hickory Highway. The investigation led to the arrest of Lynch.
Bond for Lynch was set at $200,000 secured. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (February 13).
A McDowell County woman wanted for breaking into a Nebo residence was captured in Burke County due to a Crime Stoppers tip. 30-year-old Candice Nicole Wing whose address is listed as Fleming Avenue in Marion, was arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Deputies after they received information that she was staying on Jenkins Road in Morganton. Wing was a fugitive from McDowell County and was wanted on multiple felony charges.
According to court records, Wing is charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and obtaining property by false pretense. She's also charged with misdemeanor counts of injury to real property, failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge, and driving while license revoked. She has District Court dates scheduled in Marion on February 18, February 20, and March 18.
It is believed that Wing broke into a residence on Paradise Circle in Nebo between January 3 and January 6 and removed a washer and dryer, a grandfather clock, and money. The total value of everything taken is $7,600.
46-year-old Joshua Lee Lumpkins of Rockwood Court in Hudson was arrested Monday (February 11) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with felony statutory sex offense with a child by an adult. Lumpkins was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (February 12).
There's a new name on the Burke County most wanted list.
25-year-old Justin Matthew Browning was added to the list over the weekend. He's wanted on felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen goods or property, breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, and financial card theft. Browning's last known address was 8852 Spring Meadow Drive in Hickory.
24-year-old Brianna Dawn Perry is still being sought by authorities in Burke County. She's wanted for felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods or property. Perry's last known address was 102 Ashe Street in Rhodhiss. She was added to the most wanted list December 21, 2018.
40-year-old Ronald Lee Staten also remains on the Burke County most wanted list. He's charged with felony larceny. the last known address for Staten was 2507 Melvin Propst Road in Morganton. He was added to the most wanted list November 2, 2018.
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 email@example.com. If you'd like to submit an anonymous tip you can do so through Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who went missing from a residence in western Lincoln County.
33-year-old Justin Wayne Anthony, whose last known address was on Calvary Church Road in Lincolnton, was last seen running from the 1500 block of J. Rhyne Reep Road in Vale, after Lincoln County EMS was called to check him for a possible injury due to a fall. The incident occurred Sunday (February 10) at around 11:00 p.m.
Deputies searched the area around that location but could not find Anthony. Detectives also searched a nearby area Monday (February 11) but could not locate the missing man. He is described as a white male, 5'7" weighing around 145 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information on Anthony’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202.
37-year-old Justin Adam Powell of Gray, Tennessee was arrested by Hickory Police at about ten o'clock last night (February 10) on three felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one felony count of possession of a schedule III controlled substance. He also faces misdemeanor counts of shoplifting with concealment of goods and second-degree trespass.
He was arrested after Police responded to a shoplifting call at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. During the incident, Officers found 48 dosage units of Subutex on Powell's person. He was also served with warrants from Watauga County for obtaining property by false pretense.
Powell was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $25,500 secured bond. District Court dates were scheduled today and for March 22.
Ronald Eugene Adams of Millers Creek has been arrested by Alexander Co. Sheriff's Officers on three counts of first-degree statutory sex offense with a child under 13 and 13 counts of indecent liberties with a child.
He was arrested last Wednesday (February 6) after a lengthy joint investigation involving Wilkes County Detectives and Investigators from Alexander County. The incidents leading to his arrest occurred in Alexander County between 2013 and 2014. Investigators interviewed Adams Wednesday. He was arrested following that interview.
Adams was placed in the Alexander Co. Detention Center under a $1.5-million secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (February 11) in Taylorsville.
The case remains under investigation.
The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office has released more information in connection to a shooting that left two people dead Saturday (February 9).
At about noon Saturday, Alexander County 9-1-1 took a call in reference to two deceased individuals in a residence on Mount Wesley Church Road in the Stony Point community. Stony Point first responders and Sheriff's Officers arrived at the residence and found two white male victims with multiple gunshot wounds. They were found in different areas inside the residence. The deceased have been identified as 38-year-old Chad Lee Kennedy of the residence and 57-year-old Mark Jefferson Furey of Taylorsville.
Four neighbors near the residence told Investigators that a person had been knocking on their mobile home doors and on the sides of their mobile homes at at about 1 a.m. Saturday. Investigators are attempting to locate the individual who was knocking on the residences and encourages that person to contact the Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Office at 828-632-1111 or Alexander County Crime Stoppers at 828-632-8555.
21-year-old Ronnie Christopher Daniels of Sharpes Circle in Charlotte was arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff's Officers Saturday (February 9) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. He was also served a bill of indictment for possession of a firearm by a felon.
Daniels is wanted by the Sheriff's Office in Fulton County, Georgia for a probation violation. He is on probation following an October 2017 conviction for felony possession of cocaine. Probation Officers have not made contact with Daniels since October of last year, nor has he paid court-ordered fees.
Following his arrest Saturday, Daniels was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $24,000, secured. A District Court appearance on the fugitive warrant was scheduled today (February 11) with a Superior Court date on the firearms charge coming up tomorrow, both in Newton.
18-year-old Scott Walker Poarch of Taylor Farm Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (February 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Poarch was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is set for Wednesday (February 13).
29-year-old Duane Francis Delehanty, Jr. of Grace View Place in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (February 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Delehanty was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center Under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (February 13).
45-year-old Jonathan Andreas Linebarger of 6th Avenue SE in Catawba was arrested Saturday (February 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Linebarger was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (February 11).
More than 3,000 Duke Energy customers in Catawba County lost power early this morning (February 11). The outage occurred shortly after 4 a.m. and affected 3,567 customers, mainly in the Hickory and Claremont areas. Duke Energy reported that it may take until 8:30 a.m. for power to be restored.
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens of a scam. According to a news release, the office is receiving reports that citizens are receiving calls telling people that they missed jury duty and have a warrant out for their arrest. The numbers even appear as numbers from the Sheriff's Office.
The Better Business Bureau offers these tips to avoid scams. Never send money to someone you have never met face-to-face. Don’t click on links or open attachments in unsolicited email. Don’t believe everything you see. Scammers are great at mimicking official seals, fonts, and other details. Don’t buy online unless the transaction is secure. Be extremely cautious when dealing with anyone you’ve met online. Never share personally identifiable information with someone who has contacted you unsolicited, whether it’s over the phone, by email, on social media, even at your front door.
Don’t be pressured to act immediately. Use secure, traceable transactions when making payments for goods, services, taxes, and debts. Whenever possible, work with local businesses that have proper identification, licensing, and insurance, especially contractors who will be coming into your home or anyone dealing with your money or sensitive information. Be cautious about what you share on social media and consider only connecting with people you already know.
The Sheriff’s Office reminds you that the jury duty calls are part of a scam. Do not give out any personal information or transfer or send money. The suspects are identifying themselves as Sheriff's Office Employees. Law Enforcement, Clerk of Court, the District Attorney's Office, and Government Agencies will not ask for personal information or money over the phone.
18-year-old Ethan Trent Roten of Roten Road in Hickory was arrested by Maiden Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Roten was jailed this morning (February 11) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $1,500 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.
23-year-old Jorge Antonio Garcia of 10th Street SE in Hickory was arrested Sunday (February 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of second degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Garcia was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $150,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (February 11).
A missing hiker was rescued Sunday (February 10). Search crews from Blowing Rock Fire & Rescue, along with mutual-aid agencies, successfully located and evacuated 67-year-old Frank Sanady of Charlotte, from the China Creek Trail area at 5:10 p.m. Sunday.
Mr. Sanady entered the trail at approximately 12:00 p.m. Saturday (February 9) for a day hike. When Mr. Sanady did not return by early evening, Blowing Rock Emergency Services were notified and launched a search and recovery operation.
Crews worked throughout the night attempting to locate Mr. Sanady. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Mr. Sanady, was located by searchers. Mr. Sanady was uninjured but very fatigued.
An investigation is being conducted into the discovery of two bodies in an Alexander County home Saturday (February 9). According to published reports, the incident happened at a home on Mount Wesley Church Road in Stony Point.
It appears the two men were shot and were found at approximately noon when someone went to check on them. Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies are calling the deaths a double murder.
According to reports, the bodies were found in two different places in the house. Deputies say they’ve responded to the home previously due to domestic situations, however, they did not know if this incident is connected in any way.
Investigators reportedly have leads in this case, but had not arrested any suspects.
According to Watauga County Emergency Management 67-year-old Frank Sanady of Charlotte has been located uninjured. He was in a very rugged area well off the trail.Rescuers were facing challenges due to the weather and terrain.Helicopter extrication is not going to be possible.Updates will be posted when available.
The search was conducted for Sanady on the China Creek Trail in Blowing Rock. He reportedly entered the China Creek Trail at noon Saturday (February 9). China Creek Trail begins at a marked trail head on Laurel Lane in Blowing Rock and descends several hundred feet in elevation, ending on Johns River Road.
The trail, which is extremely rugged terrain, is located in Pisgah National Forest. Sanady was said to be an experienced hiker and was thought to have some supplies.
Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue, Blowing Rock Police Department, Caldwell Emergency Management, Caldwell County Admin, Collettsville Fire and Rescue, Granite Falls Fire and Rescue, Linville Rescue, US Park Ranger were involved in the search. Linville Rescue provided a K9 team and Granite Falls Fire Department provided a drone, equipped with thermal imaging capabilities.
38-year-old Juan Carnell Miller of Atlanta, Georgia was arrested by Conover Police Wednesday (February 6) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state. The Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office also charged Miller with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and resisting a public officer. Miller is wanted by Detectives in the city of Clinton in Hinds County, Mississippi for accessory before the fact to prescription forgery.
Miller was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $45,000, secured. He was scheduled to appear in District Court on the fugitive warrant yesterday (February 7) with his next court date on the other charges coming up on February 28 in Newton.