48-year-old David Loransa Young of Main Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested by Long View Police Officers. He's charged on a magistrate's order with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and on an order for arrest with possession of methamphetamine. Young was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (July 3) under $9,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today, a Superior Court appearance is scheduled for July 22.
18-year-old Breiana Lei McAfee of Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Officers on two felony counts each of obtaining property by false pretenses and identity theft.
On May 7 of this year, a female victim from Denver, N.C. filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office in reference to the unauthorized use of a debit card. The victim told a Detective that she noticed her debit card was missing after a trip to a fast-food restaurant in Denver. After examining her bank statement, she discovered several completed and attempted unauthorized transactions. She contacted her bank and reported the items as fraud.
The victim then contacted the restaurant where she was last in possession of her debit card. She was told that the card was at the restaurant. An investigation led to the identification of restaurant employee Breiana Lei McAfee as the person responsible for making the unauthorized charges.
McAfee was arrested on June 27. She was booked into the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center for and then released after posting a $15,000 secured bond. Her next District Court appearance was set for July 9.
30-year-old Joshua Dent Townsend of Forest Oaks Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (June 29) by Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He's charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Townsend was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $60,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled Monday (July 1).
37-year-old Clyde Russell Icard of NW Calvary Place in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (June 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony speeding to elude arrest, probation violation, and three counts of failure to appear. Icard was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $67,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled Monday (July 1).
25-year-old Michael Edward Gonzales of Deep Green Drive in Shelby was arrested Monday (July 1) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Gonzales was brought to Lincoln County from Laurens County, SC.
Sheriff’s deputies received a report on May 21, 2019 concerning the theft of a motorcycle. The victim told officers he allowed the suspect to take a test drive with a 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle. The suspect left the residence with the motorcycle and never returned.
Gonzales was arrested on June 11 by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office on a fugitive warrant and was being held for extradition proceedings. Gonzales waived extradition and was picked up July 1, 2019 by Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives. The motorcycle, valued at $3,500, has not been recovered.
Gonzales was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for July 22.
27-year-old Thomas Lee Britt and 29-year-old Abbigail Shipley, both of the same address on Fieldstone Road in Mooresville, each face charges in Lincoln County in connection to the theft of jewelry from a residence. Britt remains at large. Warrants for his arrest were issued on eight felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense, larceny, safecracking, and breaking & entering a motor vehicle. Shipley was arrested on a felony larceny charge.
The charges were filed after a report was filed with the Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office on June 12. The victim, who lives on Shearers Road in Mooresville, estimated the value of the stolen jewelry at over $34,000.
Detectives spoke with the victim and several other witnesses. Family members were suspected of stealing the jewelry while they were in the victim's home from early April through late May of this year. The investigation led Detectives to identify Britt and Shipley as the suspects. Detectives found additional evidence showing that Britt sold the jewelry for scrap gold on eight different occasions at Race City Coin & Collectibles.
Warrants were issued for both suspects. Shipley was arrested on Tuesday, June 25. She was given a $7,500 unsecured bond. She'll appear in District Court on July 16.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Thomas Lee Britt should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3180 or Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.
17-year-old Jordan Debrin Winchell of Jennifer Lane in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (July 2) on one felony count each for the sale or delivery of marijuana and possession of a schedule I controlled substance, plus two felony counts of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.
Winchell was taken into custody without incident at 2:15 a.m. at a business on 1st Street N.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $3,000, secured. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
37-year-old Michael Connor Lamp, Jr., of Statesville, was arrested Sunday (June 30) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of violation of sex offender residence, and fail to register by providing false information.
On Wednesday (June 26) an Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was notified about a Registered Sex Offender, Michael Connor Lamp Jr., updating his address to a home on Foxcroft Terrace, Statesville.
It was determined that the address was within 1000 feet of Statesville Montessori School. A Deputy attempted to make contact with Lamp at the registered address but was unable to do so.
The officer was also able to determine the address Lamp had provided was not the building he was living in, he was in another building living with acquaintances. Investigation revealed that Lamp had been evicted from the other residence.
Following his arrest, Lamp was placed in jail under $12,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for July 22.
31-year-old Matthew Jordan Hall of Steve Watts Drive in Taylorsville was arrested by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of heroin.
According to a news release issued today (July 2), on June 15, 2019, Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 400 South Center Street in Hildebran. They were called out due to a suspicious person hanging out in and around the Fast Track convenience store.
Deputies found Mathew Jordan Hall in a vehicle in the store parking lot. Hall did not have a valid driver’s license and deputies seized heroin from the vehicle. Hall was arrested and transported to the Burke County magistrate office where he was charged with possession of heroin.
Hall was placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $10,000.00 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (July 2). His next District Court date is July 8.
29-year-old Jimmy Allen Nelson of Frog Hollow Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Saturday (June 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Nelson was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled Monday (July 1).
41-year-old Roman Sevaried Watrous of Mark Trail Court in Claremont was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny, communicating threats, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Watrous was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (July 2) under $3,000 bond. A District Court date is scheduled for this Friday (July 5).
A wanted suspect has been arrested in Burke County, and additional suspects were recently added to the county's most wanted list.
42-year-old Curtis Lee Harwood of Henderson Mill Road in Morganton was arrested Monday (July 1) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony counts of safecracking and failure to appear. Harwood was placed on the Burke County most wanted list just three days before his arrest, last Friday (June 28). He was placed in jail in Morganton following his arrest under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled Wednesday (July 3).
New names on the Burke County most wanted list include 27-year-old Kamilia Dawn Carr AKA Kamilia Jubin. She's wanted for felony possession of methamphetamine. Carr's last known address was 4332 Ruritan Drive in Morganton. She was added to the list last Friday.
36-year-old Christopher Scott Woody was also recently placed on the most wanted list in Burke County. He's wanted on a charge of felony probation violation. Woody's last known address was 2410 Antioch Road in Morganton. He was also added to the list last Friday.
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.
35-year-old Chad Dorian Teague of Factory Street in Lenoir was arrested Friday (June 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen property. Teague was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for July 22.
22-year-old Corey Jacob Young of Rogers Road in Hickory was arrested Friday (June 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony credit card fraud less than $5,000. Young was released on $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (July 3) in Lenoir.
The Maiden Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying a suspect in a theft. Sunday (June 30) at 10:00 a.m. the theft of a Stihl weed eater was reported in the 400 block of East Klutz Street in Maiden. The suspect vehicle is described as a charcoal or silver 2002-2008 Dodge Ram single cab truck with chrome wheels and a black or blue camper shell.
Surveillance cameras captured a white female passenger exit the truck and remove the weed eater from the victim’s property. The woman then leaves the property with an unknown driver.
The Maiden Police Department is asking for your help identifying the female and vehicle in the photos. If you have information, please call the Maiden Police Department at (828) 428-5005.
36-year-old Scott Allen Strickland of Wilderness Trace in Claremont was arrested Monday (July 1) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Strickland was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $50,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled today (July 2).
A Lincoln County Detention Center inmate attempted to hang himself in his cell on Friday (June 28). The man was discovered by his cell mate around 1:30 p.m. hanging from a sheet he had put around his neck and tied off to his cell bed. The inmate alerted the jail staff and they quickly responded by cutting the sheet down from the bed.
Detention officers began CPR until Lincoln County EMS arrived. EMS detected a pulse and transported the inmate to Atrium Health – Lincoln for further treatment then transferred him to Atrium Health in Charlotte where he remains in critical condition.
As WHKY previously reported, 34-year-old Jeremy Samuel Paris Sartin was arrested June 19 on charges of kidnapping, assault inflicting serious injury, assault by strangulation and assault on a female. He is being held under a $100,000 secured bond.
46-year-old Jamie Leann Potter of Ted Little Drive in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police Friday morning (June 28) on one felony count each of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possessing stolen goods. The warrants for her arrest were issued by the West Jefferson Police Department in September of 2004.
Potter was taken into custody at about 8:45 a.m. Friday at the intersection of 33rd Avenue N.W. and Highway 127 in Hickory. She was processed at the Hickory Police Department and later released under a $30,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for July 11 in West Jefferson.
48-year-old Tammy Hildebrand Taylor of Chestnut Street in Stanley has been arrested by Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Officers on three counts of felony larceny by employee.
She was charged in connection to incidents that occurred between March of 2018 and May of 2019. Detective Richard Calhoun took Taylor into custody after she gave a confession regarding multiple fraudulent financial transactions. Those transactions occurred when the suspect was employed by Future Solutions Recycling in Denver.
Taylor was arrested at her residence on June 26. She was given a $10,000 secured bond. Her next appearance in District Court was scheduled for July 18.
Suspects have been charged in a pair of unrelated stabbing incidents over the weekend. On Friday (June 28) at 8:45 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 5300 block of Silver Lane in Iron Station in reference to a domestic dispute. When deputies arrived they found Kendrick Chazz Prather sitting in the driveway with several stab wounds that were being treated by his girlfriend.
Deputies learned that 51-year-old Brian Keith McDonald of Iron Station struck a female at the residence causing her to lose consciousness. Prather attempted to intervene which lead a physical altercation and he was reportedly stabbed by McDonald.
McDonald fled into a wooded area nearby and was apprehended Saturday (June 29). He is charged with misdemeanor assault on a female and felony assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill and inflicting serious injury. Following the arrest, McDonald was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $40,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (July 1).
On Saturday (June 29) deputies responded to a stabbing incident at a residence in the 6300 block of Topaz Lane. When they arrived on the scene officers discovered the victim, Barron Lynn Smith, in a bathroom with several stab wounds. Deputies applied a tourniquet to the wound until Lincoln County EMS arrived on the scene. The suspect and three other people had already fled the scene. A warrant was issued charging 34-year-old Zachary Allen Clinkscales of Kannapolis with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. As of this afternoon, he had not been apprehended.