27-year-old Allen Davis Coffey of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested by the Hudson Police yesterday (June 13) on one count of felony speeding to elude arrest. He was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center, but was given a custody release. Coffey will appear in district court in Lenoir on June 22.
39-year-old Adam Robert Toliver of Mathewson Street in Hudson was arrested by Granite Falls Police yesterday (June 13) on one count of felony possession of methamphetamine and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Toliver was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $2,500 secured bond, but has since been released. He was scheduled to appear in superior court in Lenoir on June 22.
Anna Martin, Master of Public Health, was named Health Director for the Caldwell County Health Department at Thursday's (June 13), Board of Health meeting. Martin has served as Public Health Public Information Officer, Health Education Supervisor, Assistant Health Director and Interim Health Director for the Health Department.
Before coming to Caldwell County, Martin served as the Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator in Wilkes County for the Health and Wellness Trust Fund Grant, which ended in June 2012. In October 2012, she became the Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator for a grant position for Appalachian District Health Department, working regionally towards tobacco prevention.
She came to the Caldwell County Health Department as Health Educator in May of 2013. During her six years in Caldwell County, Martin co-chaired Project Lazarus and Safe Kids; led committees such as the Maternal Child Health-Community Action Team, Joint Information Center (JIC) and conducted various presentations to the community including the Caldwell County Board of Health and the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners.
37-year-old Edwin Lawrence Lawing, Jr. of Lower Cedar Valley Road in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (June 14) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The warrant for his arrest was issued in Caldwell County on June 3.
Lawing was taken into custody without incident at about 20 minutes past midnight at a convenience store on 2nd Avenue N.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $2,500, secured. He has since been released. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for July 22 in Lenoir.
39-year-old Erin Olivia Shell of 5th Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before 2 p.m. yesterday (June 13) on one felony count of larceny by servant or other employee.
She was arrested in connection to an incident on May 30. On that date, Officers responded a reported larceny at Italian Village Pizza on Highway 70 S.E. The suspect was identified as Erin Olivia Shell, who was an employee at the time.
Warrants for Shell's arrest were issued on June 12. She was taken into custody without incident at a convenience store on 4th Street S.W. in Hickory. Shell was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Faclity with bond set at $10,000, secured. She has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
60-year-old Harold Dean Kanupp of 22nd Street SW in Hickory was arrested today (June 14) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with felony larceny, possession of stolen goods or property, and obtaining property by false pretense. Kanupp was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $7,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Tuesday (June 18).
22-year-old Victor Tyrone Coffey of Trail Run in Shelby was arrested Thursday (June 13) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Coffey was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled Thursday.
23-year-old Cody Andrew Bolick of Friendly Grove Church Road in Millers Creek was arrested Thursday (June 13) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Bolick was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled Thursday.
Charges have been filed in a case in which shots were reportedly fired at a business. As WHKY previously reported, Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a shots fired call at a business in Denver at approximately 5:40 p.m. Thursday (June 13). 39-year-old Emery Demario McQuiller of Charlotte has been arrested and charged with six counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill and one count each of shooting into occupied property and possession of a firearm by a felon.
When officers arrived on the scene officers found that McQuiller had driven to Chemistry Lab Paint and Fab shop at 422 North NC 16 Business Highway from Charlotte. When he arrived he allegedly opened fire with a 9mm handgun at employees through an open door. He then entered the business and reportely fired another shot.
The owner, Paul Roach, retrieved a shotgun from his office and shot at the suspect causing him to flee the business. Deputies searched the area and found the suspect hiding in the restroom of a nearby restaurant where he was taken into custody.
McQuiller was slightly injured during the exchange of gunfire and received several small pellets in the face and neck. He was treated for his injuries at Atrium Health – Lincoln.
Following his arrest, Mcquiller was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $502,000 secured bond. No court dates were listed.
28-year-old George Aaron Rhinehardt of 23rd Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (June 13) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation and resisting a public officer. Rhinehardt was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A District Court date scheduled for June 27, a Superior Court date is set for July 25.
The Burke County Sheriff's Office reports one of the three suspects being sought in connection to an early Thursday morning (June 13) armed robbery is in custody. Two suspects were still being sought.
Just before 5:00 a.m. Thursday, the Speedway gas station on South Sterling Street in Morganton was robbed by three black males with handguns dressed in dark clothing.
At the time of the robbery it was believed one of the suspects had stolen a City of Morganton Water truck. After further investigation, the City of Morganton Water truck was located in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The larceny of the truck was a separate & unrelated incident to the armed robbery at Speedway according to Morganton Public Safety.
An active manhunt was continuing for two of the suspects on Mineral Springs Mountain Road with multiple agencies and law enforcement officers in the area. Two suspects are still at large, and one suspect, whose name was not released, is in custody. Authorities in Burke County ask that all residents in the area keep their doors and vehicles locked and contact 911 if they have a sighting of one or both these suspects.
36-year-old Richard Alan Kruger of Gaston, South Carolina has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff's Officers for felony statutory rape of a child by an adult and nine counts of felony indecent liberties with a child.
Events leading to his arrest began on May 8 when a report was filed with the Sheriff’s Office regarding a sexual assault involving a 12-year-old female. The victim reported to a school staff member she had been sexually assaulted by a friend of the family.
Iredell County D.S.S. was informed of the allegations. A safety plan was placed into effect by D.S.S. because the suspect lived in the same home as the victim.
The victim was interviewed at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center where the suspect was identified as Richard Alan Kruger. The victim said Kruger sexually assaulted her multiple times in multiple locations in and around Mooresville. The incidents allegedly occurred from the summer of 2018 through May of this year. Detectives interviewed several other witnesses and gathered evidence.
Arrest warrants were issued and Kruger was entered as a wanted person on the Iredell County "Most Wanted" list. He was arrested on May 29 by Officers with the Lexington County (South Carolina) Sheriff’s Office. Kruger was extradited back to Iredell County on Monday (June 10). He was held under a $1-million secured bond. He'll appear in District Court on July 2.
57-year-old George Mitchell Rhinehardt, Jr. of 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:45 yesterday afternoon (June 12) on one felony count of habitual larceny or shoplifting.
Rhinehardt was arrested after Officers responded to a larceny call at the Target store on Catawba Valley Boulevard in Hickory. A Loss Prevention Officer allegedly saw the suspect conceal merchandise and exit the store without paying.
Rhinehardt was taken into custody without incident at his residence. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $8,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
24-year-old Tadeshiana Anquasha Stamps of Jamestown Road Morganton was arrested today (June 13) by Hickory Police at a residence near 12th Avenue S.E. in Hickory. She was arrested on a felony warrant out of Burke County. Stamps was taken into custody shortly after midnight and placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. She was scheduled to appear in the superior court in Morganton on July 29.
50-year-old Carol Ann Suddreth of Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (June 12) on one count of felony uttering a forged instrument, two counts of misdemeanor larceny, and one count of misdemeanor possession of stolen property. The suspect was taken into custody after attempting to cash a fraudulent check at Capitol Bank on 3rd Street N.E.
She was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $21,000 secured bond. She was scheduled to appear in district court in Newton today. While in custody, Suddreth was served with two outstanding misdemeanor warrants for larceny. The court date for those charges was set for June 24 in district court in Newton.
50-year-old Robert Steven Hawkins of Pisgah Church Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (June 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Hawkins was released on $3,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (June 13).
36-year-old Suzanne Lee Penley of Sunset Street in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (June 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and obtaining property by false pretense. Penley was released on $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (June 13).
42-year-old Tyrone Christian Schmid of Emerald Place S.W. in Lenoir was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (June 13) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed gun.
Schmid was arrested after Officers stopped a vehicle on Highway 321 near 2nd Avenue N.W. During the stop, Police found 19.5 grams of methamphetamine, 6.2 grams of marijuana, a 9mm handgun, ten white pills, and drug paraphernalia.
Schmid was taken into custody without incident at about 12:35 a.m. and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $30,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
Morganton Public Safety is investigating an early-morning armed robbery at a convenience store on South Sterling Street.
Just before 5 a.m. today (June 13), the Speedway store on South Sterling Street was robbed by three black males with handguns. All three men were wearing dark clothing. No injuries were reported.
Officers are searching for two suspects on Mineral Springs Mountain Road. The third suspect stole a white 2008 G.M.C. single-cab truck owned by the City of Morganton. The truck is a water department vehicle and has the city seal on the door.
Citizens should not approach the men and should use caution if they encounter the suspects. Anyone with information regarding the suspects should call 9-1-1 or call Morganton Public Safety at 828-437-1211 or Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers at 828-437-3333.
71-year-old Robert Lewis Stephens has been found dead in Denver, N.C. as the result of a gunshot wound. On June 8, Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on the 4,500 block of N.C. 16 Business Highway North in reference to a subject with a gunshot wound.
Mr. Stephens was found in a sitting position on the sofa with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest. No pulse was found. Mr. Stephens was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lincoln County Detectives are conducting an ongoing investigation.