28-year-old Jatorie Ciday Dixon of North Tradd Street in Statesville was arrested December 21 by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In addition, Dixon is charged with carrying a concealed gun, carrying a concealed weapon, and driving while license revoked.
According to a news release issued over the weekend, on Friday December 21, a Sergeant with the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team stopped a vehicle on Interstate 40 Westbound near Old Mountain Road for a traffic violation.
While checking the driver, Jatorie Ciday Dixon, for weapons, the Sergeant found a pair of brass knuckles concealed in his pocket. Deputies then searched the vehicle and found a handgun along with several high capacity magazines loaded with ammo hidden in the vehicle.
Bond For Dixon was set at $50,000 secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (December 31).
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a stabbing incident at approximately 1:40 p.m. Sunday (December 30). The incident occurred in the yard of a residence in the 900 block of Ivey Church Road in Maiden. One person was stabbed and transported to CHS-Lincoln. He was then transferred to CHS-Main and was listed in critical condition.
The name of the person who was injured is not being released at this time. Witnesses were interviewed at the scene but no arrest has been made. The investigation into the incident is continuing.
29-year-old Jack Daniel Smith of Aquoni Road in Cherokee was arrested Saturday (December 29) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, felony probation violation, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Smith was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $130,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (January 3), a Superior Court date is February 26.
45-year-old Timothy Sean Dishman of Campground Road in Denver was arrested Friday (December 28) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony second degree kidnapping.
On September 25, 2018, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding the sexual assault of a 13-year-old female. The victim, a distant relative of the suspect, was interviewed at the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center where she accused Timothy Sean Dishman with sexually assaulting her. The alleged sexual assaults occurred in Catawba County but the victim was transported from Lincoln County by Dishman.
On Friday, Detective Harrington with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Detective Yang with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office interviewed Dishman who admitted to kidnapping the victim on September 15, 2018 with the intent to commit sexual offenses. He was taken into custody following the interview and placed in the Haven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.
Dishman was scheduled to have a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court today (December 31). Catawba County Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing the investigation and are expected to pursue charges against Dishman.
Due to the persistent rainfall some roads in the region have flooded. According to the Caldwell County Emergency Services Facebook Page, authorities have received multiple reports of localized flooding and roadways covered by flood waters in Caldwell County.
There have also been reports of flooding on roadways elsewhere in the region, including Highway 18 between Lenoir and Morganton in Burke County. As of 1 p.m. today (December 28), Highway 18 North was impassable due to flooding just below Chesterfield Fire and Rescue.
In addition, there was flooding on Hartland Road at Bristol Creek. A bridge was partially underwater according to reports from Chesterfield Fire and Rescue. Authorities remind drivers, when you encounter flooded roadways, turn around, do not attempt to travel through them.
A missing 23-year-old Lincoln County woman, Katlyn Marie Combs, is safe and has returned home. Ms. Combs had been missing from a residence on the 800 block of Old Lincolnton Crouse Road since November 19 of this year.
The Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office expressed its appreciation to the public and the media for helping to bring Ms. Combs' case to a successful conclusion.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Old Lincolnton Crouse Road and spoke to the reporting party, Tammy Holcomb, who told them her step-daughter, 23-year-old Katlyn Marie Combs had been missing since November 19, 2018.
Ms. Holcomb told officers Katlyn left at approximately 5:00 p.m. on November 19, stating she was going to dinner. She left with a white male driving a full size white pickup truck. Katlyn Marie Combs is described as a white female with brown hair and green eyes. She is 4' 8" and weighs 180 pounds.
Anyone with information on Ms. Combs 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.
35-year-old Lesle Gevan Beach, Jr. of Connelly Springs Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Officers yesterday (December 27) on one felony count of possession of stolen property. Following his arrest, Beach was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $10,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for January 3 in Lenoir.
18-year-old Adrianna Pearl Wallace of Clyde Drive in Hudson was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Officers yesterday (December 27) on one felony count of possession of stolen property. Following her arrest, Wallace was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $10,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for January 3 in Lenoir.
26-year-old Chelsea Renee Shores of Casar Road in Lawndale was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Officers yesterday (December 27) on one felony count of possession of stolen property. Following her arrest, Shores was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $10,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for January 3 in Lenoir.
32-year-old Andre Lamont Ingram, Jr. of San Jose, California, was arrested Wednesday (December 26) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance. Ingram was also charged by the Iredell Sheriff's Office with possession of marijuana paraphernalia and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol charged him with driving while impaired, driving with a suspended license, and careless and reckless driving.
On Wednesday at approximately 4:30 p.m., a deputy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on the I-77 Southbound Exit Ramp in Troutman. After arriving on the scene, the officer found a black Nissan Altima. He approached the vehicle and saw a male passed out behind the wheel of the car. The deputy found anther person who told him while trying to wake the driver, he came to and drove into the witness’ vehicle. The officer was finally able to wake up the driver, who was identified as Andre Ingram.
A news release says the officer noticed several signs of impairment as well as an open alcohol container while speaking with Ingram. A strong odor of marijuana was also emitting from inside of the vehicle. Highway Patrol arrived, and investigated the vehicle collision. Ingram was detained for suspicion of driving while impaired. A search of his vehicle resulted in the discovery of 425 grams of marijuana packaged in nine separate zip lock bags.
Bond for Ingram was set at $23,000 secured. He has District Court dates January 16 and April 17.
37-year-old Kyle William Harriman of Gilford, New Hampshire, was arrested Sunday (December 23) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of trafficking schedule II controlled substance by possession and transporting, and possession with intent to sell or distribute methamphetamine. He's also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to a news release issued Thursday (December 27), on Sunday at approximately 2:00 p.m., deputies with the Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team conducted a traffic stop on a rental car for traffic violations. Deputies met and spoke with the driver, Kyle William Harriman, a resident of New Hampshire, who told them he was traveling to Atlanta. After speaking with Harriman a canine search was conducted which led to a more in-depth search.
According to the news release, officers found 21 grams of high quality methamphetamine, and 18 grams of fentanyl powder. Also found in the vehicle were numerous meth pipes, small baggies containing meth residue, and $1800 in cash. The drugs are valued at more than $12,000, they were seized along with the currency, and the vehicle was impounded.
Bond for Harriman was set at $300,000 secured. He's scheduled to appear in District Court January 16.
More information, including the name of the victim, has been released regarding a fatal vehicle crash in Catawba County. The single-vehicle crash occurred shortly after noon Thursday (December 27) near Interstate 40, exit 130, in Conover. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports the eastbound vehicle ran off the Interstate and hit a light pole. The driver, identified as 59-year-old Scott Randolph Hammett, Jr. of Clemmons, was pronounced dead at the scene by Catawba County E.M.S.
Mr. Hammett was operating a 2007 Honda Accord. A dog in the vehicle was also killed as a result of the crash. Mr. Hammett was the Senior Pastor of Clemmons First Baptist Church in Clemmons. The investigation is ongoing, a news release says Troopers are considering the possibility of a medical condition as a contributing circumstance to the collision.
29-year-old Michelle Lynn Sumlin of Nolden Creek Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Thursday (December 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and failure to appear. Sumlin was detained in the Caldwell County detention Center under $15,500 secured bond. A District Court date is set for next Thursday (January 3).
28-year-old Matthew Brian Williams of Kitt Bean Lane in Granite Falls was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Officers yesterday (December 27) on one felony count of possession of stolen property. Following his arrest, Williams was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $15,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for January 3 in Lenoir.
39-year-old William Fred Samelwich of Wilkinson Drive in Maiden was arrested Thursday (December 27) by authorities in Catawba County. He's charged by the Conover Police Department with felony breaking and entering and by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office with felony larceny after breaking and entering. Samelwich was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Thursday (January 3).
37-year-old Kelvin Anthony Dula of Lenoir was arrested yesterday (December 27) by Lenoir Police on one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was also charged with three counts of failure to appear. Following his arrest, Dula was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $11,000, secured. He'll appear in District Court on January 17 in Lenoir.
State and local law enforcement officials have apprehended a juvenile who failed to return to secure custody at the Chatham Youth Development Center. The juvenile, identified as John C., went missing on December 15 following a home visit in Lincoln County, as reported by WHKY on December 17.
Lincolnton Police Officers took the juvenile back into custody in Lincolnton at 2 p.m. yesterday (December 26). John C. has been returned to secure custody at a division of the Adult Correction & Juvenile Justice's Juvenile Detention Center.
A single-vehicle crash near exit 130 in Conover has left one person dead. A dog in the vehicle was also killed. The accident happened shortly after noon today (December 27) when the eastbound vehicle ran off the Interstate and hit a light pole. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by Catawba County E.M.S.
The identity of the deceased has not been released. No further details are available.
35-year-old Wendell Sherwood Osborne was arrested Wednesday (December 27) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor filing a false police report. Osborne was arrested at 2:30 p.m. and was placed in jail in Morganton under $6,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Friday (December 28).