24-year-old Malik Karim Yesher-El of Harrington Woods Road in Charlotte has been arrested by Conover Police for providing fictitious information to an officer and attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud or forgery. He was also charged with four counts of failure to appear on charges of trafficking in opiates by possession, attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud or forgery, resisting a public officer, driving while license revoked and possession of marijuana up to half an ounce. In addition, the Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Office served a felony warrant on Yesher-El as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state.
Yesher-El is wanted in Greenville County, South Carolina for violation of a drug distribution law for a non-controlled substance or imitation controlled substance. He is wanted for prosecution by the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control in Columbia, which issued the warrant for his arrest in October of 2016.
Yesher-El was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility on January 4. The fugitive warrant was served yesterday (January 9). A District Court appearance on the fugitive warrant was scheduled today. Additional District Court dates are coming up on January 17, 18 & 29, and on February 5, 13 & 23.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has responded to an accident this morning (January 10) on Interstate 40. The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes at exit 119 in eastern Burke County. No details were available, Highway Patrol reports they responded to the scene at approximately 8:00. Traffic was reported to be slow. The scene has since been cleared and all lanes were reported to be open.
24-year-old Cody Shane Mcallister of Amick Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (January 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Following the arrest, Mcallister was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $3,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for Tuesday.
Multiple agencies including the Catawba Fire Department reportedly responded to a house fire early this morning (January 10) on Hot Rod Road, near the Town of Catawba. Details have not been released, however, as of 6 a.m. a spokesman from the Catawba Fire Department told WHKY that cleanup at the scene was continuing. We'll have more information as it is released.
There is a new name on the Iredell County most wanted list.
21-year-old Jessica Cloer Mendez was recently added to the Iredell County most wanted list. She's wanted by authorities in Iredell County on unspecified charges. Her last known address was 153 Calhoun Road in Stony Point.
Authorities in Iredell County are continuing to seek 29-year-old Michael Borders. He's wanted for failure to notify change of address. Borders' last known address was 507 Broadway Court in Statesville.
55-year-old Freddie L. Daye Jr. is still being sought by authorities in Iredell County. He's wanted for fail to comply with a court order. Daye's last known address was 1150 Mohogany Road in Statesville.
You can see the entire list of wanted suspects with their photos at www.iredellsheriff.com. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call any tips into the Iredell County Sheriff's Office at their Statesville location, 704-878-3180, or the Mooresville office, 704-664-7500.
24-year-old Adam Kyle Ramsey of 20th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (January 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substance and sell or deliver counterfeit controlled substance. Ramsey was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (January 10).
38-year-old Amanda Newton Carswell of Cooksville Road in Vale was arrested Tuesday (January 9) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with failure to appear on a count of possession of methamphetamine. Carswell was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for February 19.
Statesville Police are investigating a Tuesday morning (January 9) shooting that left three people injured. Officers responded to the incident on the 1,000 block of Caldwell Street. Upon arrival, Officers found that a home had been struck by several rounds from gunfire.
A short time later, three victims arrived at Iredell Memorial Hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds. A nine-year-old female child, a 40-year-old male and another male were shot while at the Caldwell Street residence. The two men were treated for less serious injuries; however, the child was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem for treatment. The child is listed in stable condition.
The case remains under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.
Anyone with information regarding the case should contact Statesville Police at 704-878-3406 or Iredell Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340. Callers can remain anonymous and a cash reward is possible.
36-year-old Kent Anthony Lanier was arrested Sunday (January 7) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a building, larceny, and possession of stolen goods. Lanier was arrested just before 2 p.m. Sunday and placed in jail in Lincolnton under no bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (January 9).
26-year-old Bradley Dane Cox was arrested today (January 9) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Cox was arrested at 5:21 a.m. today at the intersection of St. James Church Road and Jefferson Drive in Denver. Following the arrest, Cox was placed in jail in Lincolnton under $15,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today.
35-year-old Michael Ray Burgess, Jr. of White Tail Circle in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:20 yesterday afternoon (January 8) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Burgess was taken into custody without incident at a hotel on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $3,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court on the drug charge was scheduled today with another court date coming up on February 6, both in Newton.
63-year-old Lowry Eric Whetstone of Welton Way in Mooresville was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:15 yesterday afternoon (January 8) on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense.
He was arrested after Hickory Police responded yesterday to a shoplifting call at the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. According to Police, the suspect, Lowry Eric Whetstone, selected items in the store and fraudulently returned them for a store gift card and cash.
Whetstone was taken into custody without incident at the store and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
Mark Hollo, who previously represented Alexander County and the City of Hickory in the North Carolina House of Representatives, announced today (January 9) that he is seeking the Republican nomination for North Carolina Senate District 42. The district covers Catawba and Alexander Counties, the seat is currently held by Andy Wells. Mr. Hollo served as Representative for District 73 of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 2011-2015.
Mr. Hollo and his wife of 40 years, Barbara, currently reside in Conover. Hollo currently works as a Physician Assistant at Urgent Care of Mountain View’s Newton location. Previously, he was a partner and co-owner of Family Care Center in Taylorsville, from 1990 to 2013. Hollo graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1980 and is a 1983 graduate of the Physician Assistant program of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University.
Alexander County will soon have a new bridge on County Home Road over Glade Creek south of Taylorsville, made possible by a $632,000 contract awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Work can start as soon as January 29 and no later than April 1. Contractor R.E. Burns and Sons, Inc. of Statesville will have 195 consecutive days to complete all work on the project except landscaping, with the final completion date falling 375 days after work gets underway. A detour will be posted for motorists along County Home Road, Millersville Road and N.C. 16.
This was one of eight road and bridge projects recently awarded by the department. They were worth about $110.6 million, about $20.2 million under engineer estimates.
The City of Hickory will close its offices next Monday (January 15) in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, but garbage and recycling pick-up will continue. The City of Hickory offices will re-open on Tuesday (January 16) at 8:30 a.m.
The Hickory Public Library, the Patrick Beaver Memorial main facility and the Ridgeview Branch, will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The library will re-open at its regular time Tuesday.
The Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices, Ridgeview Recreation Center, Highland Recreation Center, Neill Clark Main Building, and Westmont Senior Center will be closed on Monday. Westmont Gym, Brown Penn, and Neill Clark Gym will be closed on Tuesday. Parks are open 365 days a year.
In honor of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) will host the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration on Monday at 10 a.m. in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium. This year’s guest speaker is the Rev. Reggie Longcrier, longtime Chaplain of the Catawba County Detention Facility in Newton. He is the founder of Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory, which is admired for its diversity, inclusiveness, and innovative approach for reaching minority populations, and founder and executive director of Exodus Homes, a faith-based United Way organization dedicated to providing transitional to permanent supportive housing for people returning to the community from treatment centers and prison.
Immediately following the program, attendees are invited to participate in the annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) March, sponsored by the Hickory Branch of the NAACP. The march will begin at 11 a.m. in front of P.E. Monroe Auditorium and extend approximately two miles to the Ridgeview Recreation Center. The event will conclude with entertainment and light refreshments at the recreation center.
All events are free and open to the public.
At the request of the Mooresville Police Dept, the N.C. Center for Missing Persons cancelled the Silver Alert for 17-year-old Lexus Destiny McNeill. She had been reported missing from an address in Mooresville shortly after 1 a.m. today (January 9). She was found safe, no other details have been released regarding this case.
39-year-old Chance Devon Carroll was arrested this morning (January 9) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Carroll was arrested just after 3 a.m. today. He was being held in jail in Morganton under $108,000 secured bond on the charge filed this morning and previously filed charges. A court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (January 10).
37-year-old Michael Adrian Dula of Virginia Street SW in Lenoir was arrested Monday (January 8) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance. Dula was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (January 9).
30-year-old Jordan Wade McCall of Main Street in Hudson was arrested last Friday (January 5) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with three felony counts apiece of larceny of a firearm and obtaining property by false pretense. McCall was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (January 9).
25-year-old Patrick Kaelob Triplett of Cartwright Road in Harmony was arrested last Friday (January 5) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Triplett was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $55,000 secured bond. His next District Court date is January 30.