33-year-old John Brandon Thompson of Beracah Street in Mooresville was arrested by Hickory Police at about eleven o'clock yesterday morning (January 29) for felony interfering with electronic monitoring devices. The complainant on H.P.D.'s arrest report is listed as the Clerk of Court in Mooresville.
Thompson was taken into custody without incident at a hotel on 13th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $12,000 secured bond. As of this morning, he was no longer listed as an inmate in Catawba County. Thompson will appear in District Court in Statesville on February 3.
42-year-old Jason McKinley Powell of Hall Street in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday morning (January 29) for failure to appear on one felony count of habitual larceny and one misdemeanor count of domestic criminal trespass. The larceny arrest warrant was issued on January 9. Powell was taken into custody without incident at about 8:30 a.m. yesterday at a residential address on 10th Street Place Circle N.W. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $14,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton with another court date coming up on February 26.
38-year-old Michael Pasquel Elvon Powell of Hillcrest Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (January 29) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance, and manufacturing meth. Powell was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $75,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for February 6.
36-year-old Stephen Dwayne Gavin of Lincoln County was arrested Tuesday (January 28) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony assault by strangulation, along with misdemeanor counts of assault on a female and communicating threats.
Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Finger Merrick Trail in Lincolnton to assist Lincoln County EMS on an assault call. When officers arrived on the scene they discovered a woman and her brother had been in a physical dispute. The brother reportedly pushed his sister down and was on top of her trying to strangle her. During the altercation the victim used a knife in self-defense to stab the man to get him off of her.
When EMS arrived they treated the individuals involved and transported the man, identified as the suspect, Stephen Dwayne Gavin, to Gaston Memorial Hospital where he underwent surgery for the stab wound. He was released Tuesday and taken into custody by Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies.
Gavin was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $17,500 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (January 30). A District Court appearance is scheduled for February 18.
30-year-old Deon Nayshawn Taylor and 26-year-old Trevon Lorenzo Dixon, both of Roanoke, Virginia, were arrested Tuesday (January 28) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. They're each charged with felony counts of possession of marijuana and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana.
On Tuesday, a deputy with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team conducted a traffic stop on a Lincoln sport utility vehicle. The SUV had Virginia Registration Plates, it was stopped at Mile Marker 65 on Interstate 77 northbound for a traffic violation.
After stopping the vehicle the officer approached the vehicle and spoke with the two men inside. They told the deputy they were traveling from Charlotte to Roanoke, Virginia. While speaking with the men, the officer detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the passenger area of the vehicle.
Officers conducted a search of the vehicle. During the search, deputies found approximately three pounds of hydroponic marijuana which was hidden in a duffle bag in the rear cargo area of the vehicle.
The two suspects were arrested. Bond for each suspect was set at 15,000 dollars secured. Both men were released after posting bond. Taylor has a District Court date February 12, Dixon is scheduled to appear in District Court February 18.
A Lincoln County man has been arrested again after being indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury on additional charges in connection to an April 2019 incident.
53-year-old Daniel Ray Harris of Donnie Harris Lane in Maiden turned himself in at the Lincoln County Magistrate’s Office on charges of felony first degree kidnapping, felony sexual activity by a substitute parent, and felony child abuse involving a sex act.
Harris was originally arrested on April 23, 2019, when he was charged with statutory rape and indecent liberties with a minor. After his arrest in Lincoln County the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office charged him with felony statutory rape for a related case.
On Tuesday (January 28) Harris was arrested again after being indicted on the additional charges. He was released on $150,000 unsecured bond. He's scheduled to appear in Superior Court next Monday (February 3) in Lincolnton.
Two people were killed and two were seriously injured in an accident Tuesday morning (January 28) in Conover. 84-year-old Alice Ann Deneault of Newton passed away this morning (January 29) at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. 84-year-old Lee Maynard Greiner of Newton died at the scene Tuesday. Two others occupants of the vehicle are still listed in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center.
At about 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, Newton Police responded to a reported motor vehicle crash with injuries on the 500 block of Thornburg Drive S.E. in Conover. Officers arrived to find a single vehicle on its side in a wooded area, west of Thornburg Drive. All four occupants in the vehicle were entrapped. Emergency crews worked to free all four victims.
The driver was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Two passengers were transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center via Catawba County E.M.S. and later flown to the hospital in Charlotte where Ms. Deneault later died. The identities of the driver and the other injured passenger have not been released.
32-year-old Laura Ann Stone of North Main Street in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (January 28) by Hudson Police Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession of a counterfeit instrument and possession of methamphetamine. Stone was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (January 29).
18-year-old Jonah Ryan Yates of Mountain Club Drive in Vilas was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:20 last night (January 28) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
Yates was arrested after Police approached a suspicious vehicle that pulled into the parking lot at an auto parts store on Highway 70 S.W. During the incident, Officers found 1.5 grams of cocaine.
Yates was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $1,500 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
26-year-old Jasmin Trelenci Huntsman, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, and 28-year-old Jameson Acoya Kennedy of South Flint Street in Lincolnton, were both arrested by Hickory Police shortly after noon yesterday (January 28). They were each charged with one felony count each of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer. Huntsman was also charged with misdemeanor counts of counts of possession of stolen goods and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, she was served with outstanding warrants out of Alexander County for felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny.
They were arrested after Officers conducted a traffic stop when they saw a suspicious vehicle exiting the parking lot at the Red Roof Inn on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. in Hickory. During the stop, Police learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Lincoln County. Officers also found drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Both suspects initially provided Officers with false names. Their true names were obtained and both suspects were taken into custody without incident.
They were jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Huntsman set at $18,000, secured, while Kennedy was given a $5,000 secured bond. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today in Newton. Huntsman also has a court date coming up on February 3.
45-year-old John Lacy Fields of Plum Tree Road in Newton was arrested Tuesday (January 28) on charges filed by the Conover Police Department and Catawba County Sheriff's Office. He's charged by Conover Police with felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. The Sheriff's Office charged Fields with simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance. He was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled Tuesday.
One person was killed in a wreck on Highway 16 in Lincoln County Tuesday (January 28) that involved a tanker truck burning. According to published reports, the crash occurred on Highway 16 at St. James Church Road at approximately 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a vehicle pulled out onto Highway 16 northbound and collided with the tanker truck. Both vehicles left the roadway and crashed into a guard rail.
The driver of the tanker truck was killed and fuel spilled from the vehicle. The name of the driver had not been released. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to Atrium Health for treatment. Highway 16 was reopened this morning (January 29) following cleanup.
26-year-old Qawiesha Khaleelah Tolliver of Statesville was arrested last Thursday (January 23) by Statesville Police Officers. She's charged with felony counts of murder and conspiracy.
On Thursday, January 16, Statesville Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of 8th Street in reference to a suspicious death. Investigators identified the deceased as 25-year-old Shana Nicole Harmon of Statesville. After further investigation, Harmon’s death was ruled a homicide.
Over the next week, Statesville Police Investigators received numerous tips from citizens. Investigators also conducted interviews during the days following the homicide. On January 23 Statesville Police obtained a warrant for the murder of Shana Nicole Harmon on Qawiesha Khaleelah Tolliver aka. “QB” of Statesville.
Tolliver was taken into custody without incident at her residence. She was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center without bond. She was scheduled to appear in District Court today (January 29) on the conspiracy charge, and has a District Court date February 10 on the murder charge.
The Statesville Police Department is still seeking information on this case, if you know anything, call them at 704-878-3406.
51-year-old Michael Tommy Sawyer of Sulphur Springs Road in Hickory was arrested by McDowell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine.
According to information released this week by the McDowell County Sheriff's Office, Deputy William Guzman and other officers responded to a domestic dispute on Poplar Drive on the morning of Sunday, January 5.
They found Sawyer sitting in his vehicle in the driveway. As deputies ordered Sawyer out of the car, he reportedly threw something on the ground. Authorities found two baggies containing a total 1.2 grams of methamphetamine.
Sawyer was arrested and charged. There is no bond information available for the suspect. A District Court appearance is scheduled for February 17 in Marion.
One person is dead and three were seriously injured in an accident this morning (January 28) in Conover.
At about 11:35 a.m. today, Newton Police responded to a reported motor vehicle crash with injuries on the 500 block of Thornburg Drive S.E. in Conover. Officers arrived to find a single vehicle on its side in a wooded area, west of Thornburg Drive. There were four occupants in the vehicle, all entrapped. Emergency crews worked to free all four victims.
The driver was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Two passengers were transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center via Catawba County E.M.S. and later flown to the hospital in Charlotte. All three patients have major injuries. The third passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel. The identities of the deceased and injured have not been released, pending notification of kin.
Newton Police were assisted by Conover Police, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the Newton Fire Department, the Conover Fire Department, Catawba County E.M.S., Catawba County Emergency Management, and the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation.
The Newton Police Department's investigation is ongoing.
42-year-old Conya Denise Montgomery of 17th Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (January 28) for felony breaking & entering a motor vehicle.
Montgomery was arrested after Hickory Police responded to a reported vehicle break-in at a residence on 5th Avenue S.E. Montgomery was taken into custody without incident on the scene.
She was arrested at about 12:45 a.m. today and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $2,500 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow (January 29) in Newton.
32-year-old Heather Nicole Russell of Connelly Springs Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (January 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Russell was released on $3,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled Monday (January 27).
31-year-old Angelica Sasha Linebarger of 12th Street Drive S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 11:45 Monday morning (January 27) for felony habitual larceny or shoplifting.
Linebarger was arrested after Hickory Police responded to a reported larceny at a convenience store on 4th Street S.W. The suspect was identified and located as she was traveling south on 1st Street S.W.
Linebarger was taken into custody without incident. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $2,500, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (January 28) in Newton.
38-year-old Ricky Allen Cramer of Catsquare Road in Vale was arrested by Conover Police last Friday (January 24) on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state.
Cramer is wanted by the State Attorney General's Office in Alcona County, Michigan on two counts of failure to pay child support. According to court documents from Michigan, he currently owes $9,751.43 in child support.
Following his arrest, Cramer was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. An appearance in District Court was set for February 5 in Newton.
38-year-old Heath Earl Eaton of Deer Creek Drive in Hudson was arrested Saturday (January 25) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, probation violation, and failure to appear. Eaton was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $74,500 bond. District and Superior Court appearances are scheduled for February 17.