38-year-old Keith James Ledford of Midas Bolick Road in Granite Falls was arrested yesterday (March 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of financial card fraud. He’s also charged with failure to appear twice in court.
Ledford was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set $12,000, secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (March 14).
47-year-old Joreal Arvel Logan of Kirkland Avenue in Hudson was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (March 13) on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine. Following his arrest, Logan was placed in the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $25,000, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Lenoir.
42-year-old Christopher Lee Walker of 19th Avenue S.W. in Hickory, 36-year-old James Russell Braswell of Wilson Road in Hildebran, and 19-year-old Cameron Wayne Dellinger of Mountain Terrace Drive in Hickory have all been arrested by Hickory Police. They were each charged with felony buying or receiving stolen goods. Walker was also served a bill of indictment for felony possession of methamphetamine.
No details were released regarding the stolen property charges. Walker's drug charge stems from an incident in January 2018. At that time, following a traffic stop, Walker was found with half a gram of meth in his possession.
All three suspects were taken into custody without incident between 9:45 and 10:30 a.m. yesterday (March 13) at a recycling business on 3rd Avenue Drive N.W. in Hickory. They were jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Walker set at $20,000, secured. Braswell was given a $10,000 secured bond, while Dellinger was held under a $5,000 secured bond. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today in Newton. Walker was also due in Superior Court today on the drug charge.
49-year-old Phillip Todd Stroud of Highway 901 West in Harmony was arrested today (March 14) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with three counts of felony breaking and entering and one count of felony larceny after breaking and entering.
Between September and today (March 14) the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received two reports of break-ins that occurred at a beauty salon on Sandy Springs Road in Harmony.
The Road Patrol Deputies were given information about this business being a repeated target for break-ins. Because of this information patrol deputies with the Sheriff’s Office conducted additional security checks at this location.
Today at approximately 12:55 a.m., deputies noticed a vehicle at this business, and saw the front window broken out. Deputies then searched the business, and saw the suspect, Stroud, inside the beauty salon. He was arrested and taken to the Sheriff’s Office for questioning. Based on evidence collected from the business after each break-in Stroud was charged with the four felony counts.
Stroud was convicted in connection to an incident in April, 2010 in which a woman was robbed at knifepoint at a hair salon in Davie County. He also threatened to kill the woman. Bond for Stroud on these charges was set at $5,000 secured. No court date was listed.
27-year-old William Michael Phillips of Wendwood Drive in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (March 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony 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.
In addition, Phillips is charged with possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen goods, driving while license revoked, fictitious or altered registration card or tag, and failure to appear. Phillips was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $33,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for April 3.
50-year-old Darnell Keith Beatty was arrested Tuesday (March 12) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Beatty was arrested at an address on U.S. 70 East in Morganton shortly before 2:00 a.m. Tuesday. He was placed in jail under $3,000 secured bond. He's scheduled to appear in District Court April 3.
Newton Police Arrest Lenoir Man On Firearm, Drug Charges (Updated With Additional Charge, 6:59 a.m., 3/14/19)Written by Rob Eastwood
31-year-old Deron William Norwood of Plaza Street in Lenoir was arrested this morning (March 14) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, single counts of felony possession of cocaine, trafficking opium or heroin and resisting a public officer, and two counts of failure to appear. Norwood was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $59,000 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled today and April 17.
51-year-old Raymond Lee Killian of Gunpowder Road in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (March 13) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with three counts of felony larceny. Killian was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,500 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (March 14).
The Newton Police Department is investigating the robbery of a pizza delivery driver. Tuesday (March 12) shortly after 10:30 p.m., Newton Police responded to Domino’s Pizza, on Highway 10 West, in reference to the armed robbery of a delivery driver.
Upon arrival, officers were told that a delivery driver was sitting at the intersection of U.S. 321 Business and Highway 10 West in Newton, waiting for the traffic light to turn green, when a black male ran up to his car. The suspect pointed a gun at the delivery driver and demanded money.
After the suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash, he got into a dark colored SUV that was last seen traveling north on U.S. 321 Business. The delivery driver immediately made contact with the store manager who called 911 for the driver. Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Investigator Massey of the Newton Police Department at 828-465-7430.
19-year-old Joshua David Dalton of Meyers Drive in Statesville was arrested Wednesday (March 13) in Floyd County, Virginia. He's facing a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in Iredell County. Floyd County authorities charged him as a fugitive from justice.
The warrants stem from an incident which occurred on Sunday (March 10). A 911 call was received in reference to a man being shot shortly after 8:00 p.m. Deputies arrived on the scene at an address on Damascus Church Road within minutes. They were told by witnesses the suspect had fled the scene heading towards Alexander County.
The suspect was identified as Joshua David Dalton. The scene was secured so the investigation could continue with detectives, and crime scene investigators. Information was sent out to other deputies, and to surrounding counties in an attempt to locate the suspect.
While the suspect search continued detectives arrived to process the crime scene. They interviewed a witness who saw the shooting occur. The victim, who suffered what appeared to be a non-life threatening wound, was later interviewed at a medical facility.
According to the interviews, Joshua Dalton arrived at the Damascus Church Road address. The suspect was known to the victim and witness. The victim said Joshua was not welcome there, and he confronted him in the driveway and told him he had to leave. Dalton then pulled out a gun from inside his vehicle, and shot the victim once before fleeing the scene.
During the investigation, Iredell County detectives gathered information about Dalton having family members in Floyd County, Virginia. Authorities in Virginia went to a residence, which Iredell County detectives had identified as a possible location for the suspect. Dalton was found and taken into custody.
He was placed in the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin, Virginia, where he was being held without bond. No Iredell County Court dates were listed.
40-year-old James Daniel Terry of 32nd Street S.E. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:15 last night (March 12) on one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon and one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed gun.
Terry was taken into custody without incident following a traffic stop and 2nd Avenue N.W. and Highway 321 in Hickory. During the stop, Officers found a .38-caliber pistol.
Terry was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $6,000, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.
30-year-old Alan Wayne Yost of Hickory Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (March 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense. Yost was given a custody release. No court date was listed.
The Hickory Fire Department responded to a gas leak this morning (March 13) at an address on Main Avenue NE. They were dispatched to the scene at 11:29 a.m. Piedmont Natural Gas also responded. The Fire Department sent multiple trucks to the scene.
39-year-old Michael Joseph Hinrichs of Norwood Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (March 12) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of cocaine and three counts of misdemeanor failure to appear. Hinrichs was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center where bond was set at $13,000 secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (March 13).
29-year-old Joseph William Patton of Walters Mobile Home Park Drive in Hudson was arrested Tuesday (March 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. Patton was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (March 13).
43-year-old Scottie Ray Kale was arrested this morning (March 13) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of controlled substance in prison or jail and misdemeanor failure to appear. Kale was arrested at 1:45 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton under $12,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for Friday (March 15).
An Alexander County man who was charged with first-degree murder has been found not guilty. According to published reports, that verdict was returned Tuesday (March 12) in the case against 39-year-old Jason Daniel Clary of Hiddenite. He was charged in connection to the shooting death of 35-year-old Travis Harold after the two men got into an argument in Clary’s driveway on April 11, 2016.
According to the published reports, Harold was reported to be in possession of a pipe and Clary stated that he had called him earlier in the day, threatening to kill him. During the altercation, Clary fired a single shot that killed Harold.
Tuesday's verdict came after the first trial for Clary resulted in a hung jury. The second trial took a total of three weeks, jury selection took two of the three weeks.
57-year-old Bruce Allen Howland of Pickens, South Carolina, was arrested on drug charges filed in Lincoln County. He's charged with two felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine.
According to information released Tuesday (March 12) by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Narcotics detectives began an investigation of meth trafficking in western Lincoln County and on February 1, 2019 seized methamphetamine with a street value of more than $38,000.
As a result of the seizure the investigation spread to Pickens County, South Carolina where authorities were contacted by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators. A combined investigation began as a result of this and on March 1 the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office along with Homeland Security investigators seized two-point-seven pounds of crystal meth and one-point-five pounds of liquid meth with a street value of $150,000.
Pickens County authorities arrested Howland. He was placed in the Pickens County Detention Center without bond. No court dates were scheduled in Lincoln County. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are anticipated.
37-year-old Jesse James Eversole of North Grove Street in Lincolnton was arrested Tuesday (March 12) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with felony assault by strangulation. Eversole was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for March 18.
No charges will be filed in connection to a February 2019 fatal collision involving a Catawba Co. Sheriff's Deputy. 27-year-old Hernan Cortez of Hickory was killed in the crash.
The accident happened at about 1:15 a.m. on February 13 on the McDonald Parkway, at the intersection of 12th Avenue Drive N.E. (Spencer Road). The collision involved a 2003 Honda Civic and a Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle (a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe).
The Honda, driven by Mr. Cortez, was traveling west on 12th Avenue Drive N.E. and the patrol vehicle was traveling north on the McDonald Parkway. The vehicles collided in the intersection. The Honda ran off the roadway and hit a fence. The patrol vehicle came to rest on the McDonald Parkway.
Mr. Cortez was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputy Anthony M. Stobbe was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with minor injuries and was released that morning. There were no other passengers.
The N.C. State Highway Patrol's Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. The Deputy’s vehicle was not equipped with a dash or body camera. There were no cameras covering the intersection, and no private recordings have been found.
In the area of the crash, the speed limit on 12th Avenue Drive N.E. is 45 mph and the speed limit on the McDonald Parkway is 50 mph. Based on the Collision Reconstruction Unit's report, Mr. Cortez’ vehicle was traveling at an estimated 65 mph as its original traveling speed and 65 mph at impact. Estimates for Deputy Stobbe’s vehicle were 62 mph as original traveling speed and 45 mph at impact.
Test results for Mr. Cortez indicated an alcohol concentration of .18. Test results for Deputy Stobbe revealed no alcohol or impairing substances.
Mr. Cortez' alcohol use and excessive speed were considered to be contributing factors. Deputy Stobbe's excessive speed was also considered to be a contributing factor.
After consultation with the Catawba County District Attorney’s office, no charges will be filed.