36-year-old Patricia Ann Hernandez and 45-year-old Roger Dale Kiser, both of the same Pearl Street, Statesville address, were both arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. They're each charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, safecracking, and trafficking opiates
Sunday (August 27) just after noon, Iredell County deputies responded to a report of a breaking and entering in progress to a residence at 190 Big Tree Drive. Callers to Emergency Communications gave a detailed description of the suspects and their vehicle. Deputies were able to locate the vehicle and make a traffic stop on Old Mountain Road near Celeste Estates.
Upon stopping the vehicle, they encountered Patricia Hernandez and Roger Kiser. During a field interview, Hernandez admitted to breaking into the residence and removing a small safe which contained prescription medications to include oxycodone tablets. Based on Hernandez’ and other witness statements, along with the discovery of the stolen prescription medications in the vehicle, Kiser and Hernandez were both arrested.
Both suspects were detained in the Iredell County Detention Center under $90,000 secured bond. They made first court appearances Monday (August 28). They're scheduled to make their next District Court appearances September 8.
36-year-old Wayne Eugene Horton of 7th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested Wednesday (August 30) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office and Probation and Parole. Horton was charged by the Sheriff's Office with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Probation and Parole charged him with parole violation. Following the arrest, Horton was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $18,500 bond. A District Court appearance is set for Friday (September 1).
A woman and her daughter, who were reportedly kidnapped Wednesday (August 30) from Lenoir were found safe in Mocksville. The suspect in the case has been apprehended.
Wednesday, at approximately 5:18 p.m. the mother of 31-year-old Tiffany Leigh Primm contacted the Lenoir Police Department in reference to a potential kidnapping of her daughter and granddaughter. The victim and her daughter were traveling in her vehicle when the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Zachary Scott Watson of Mineral Springs Mountain Road in Connelly Springs, allegedly took the victims against their will with the use of a firearm in the roadway of Jason Place Lenoir. The suspect and victims left the scene in the victim’s black Toyota Tundra.
During the investigation Officers learned that the victim and suspect were involved in a past relationship. Officers of the Lenoir Police Department obtained information of a possible location in the area of Mocksville, North Carolina. Within minutes of relaying the information to Officers with Mocksville PD, the vehicle was located at a gas station near I-40 in Mocksville. Watson fled the location on foot upon approach by Officers. At approximately 8:45 p.m. Primm and her one year old daughter were located safely inside the vehicle.
At approximately 12:30 a.m. today (August 31) The Lenoir Police Department was notified by Officers with the Mocksville Police Department that they had taken Zachary Scott Watson into custody not far from where he fled on foot. Watson was transported to the Lenoir Police Department for felony processing. As of the most recent news release from Lenoir Police, Watson had not been formally charged.
This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 758-8300 or the Lenoir Police Department at 757-2100.
Additional charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in connection to a string of break-ins to vehicles. We first reported on the arrest of 17-year-old Dylan Thomas Deaton of Colridge Court in Connelly Springs last week on WHKY.
The Burke County Sheriff’s Office has continued to receive and investigate reports of breaking and entering to vehicles, and an attempted first degree burglary associated with the initial arrests of Kevin Blaine Jenkins and Cody Dean Limbo. These additional reported crimes took place in the Rhodhiss Road and Icard Rhodhiss Road areas of Burke County.
Dylan Thomas Deaton was the 3rd suspect charged with breaking and entering related to the Icard Rhodhiss area. His original charges included felonious attempted first degree burglary; two counts apiece of felonious breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods along with single counts of felonious larceny and felonious possession of stolen goods. Deaton’s original bond was set at $95,000 secured.
On Tuesday (August 29) Deaton was charged with additional offenses including single counts of felonious breaking and entering, felonious larceny after B&E, and felonious possession of stolen goods. In addition, Deaton is charged with three counts of B&E to a motor vehicle, two counts of misdemeanor larceny and two counts of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods.
Deaton received an additional bond of $50,000 which set his total bond at $145,000 secured. He was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday (August 30). These cases are still open and the investigations are continuing with additional charges expected.
Stephen Forbes, President of Forbes Printing of Lenoir, announced yesterday (August 29) that his company is merging with MidAtlantic Printers of Altavista, Virginia. The merger will be in place Friday (September 1).
Forbes Printing was founded in 1984 when CEO Esley Forbes and Diana Bost purchased The Printing House and renamed it Forbes Printing. Forbes primarily services accounts in the Piedmont and Western regions of North Carolina.
MidAtlantic was formed as Altavista Printing in 1910 and services the region between Charlotte and Washington, D.C. It is listed as one of the “Top 400” U.S. printers by Printing Impressions.
21-year-old Kenyada Jabrina Sledge of Carpenters Grove Church Road in Lawndale was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:10 yesterday afternoon (August 30) on one felony count of failure to return hired property.
On July 24, Hickory Officers responded to a used car dealership on Highway 70 S.E. in reference to a rental vehicle that wasn’t returned. The vehicle was rented to Sledge on June 8 with a return date set for July 18. Sledge did not return the vehicle and a warrant for her arrest was taken out on July 24.
Sledge turned herself in Tuesday at the Hickory Police Department. She was processed and released under a $5,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for September 1 in Newton.
39-year-old Margaret Louise Lynch of 12th Street N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:30 yesterday afternoon (August 29) for felony habitual larceny and failure appear on charges of misdemeanor child abuse and a child support violation.
The habitual larceny charge comes from an outstanding warrant issued in February of this year. The child abuse charge stems from an incident in July of last year. At that time, Hickory Police responded to the Sheetz store on Springs Road N.E. Lynch was found unconscious outside the store and her juvenile child was unattended. Lynch was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center for treatment of a possible overdose.
Lynch was taken into custody without incident at her residence. She was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $17,500, secured. Appearances in District Court were scheduled for September 7 & 12 with a Superior Court date on the larceny charge coming up on October 12, all in Newton.
28-year-old Joshua Patrick Martin of Pat Nixon Circle in Mt. Holly was arrested Tuesday (August 29) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with one felony count each of larceny, breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, and two counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle.
The charges were filed in connection to the theft of tools from Triangle Electric on Pine Lake Road in Denver.
On July 31, 2017, deputies were dispatched to the business after owner James Smith reported that two work vans were broken into and assorted power tools and hand tools had been taken from the vans, and spools of wire had been stolen from a storage building on the premises. The tools were valued at $1,400.
On August 19 Detective Greg Hager received information that connected the suspect to the crime. On August 21 some of the stolen items from the business were located and recovered from a pawn shop in Mt. Holly. The stolen items had been sold to the pawn shop by Martin.
Following the arrest, Martin was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court today (August 30).
20-year-old Skylar Alexander Branson from the Ashe County community of Creston, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:30 last night on a single felony count of assault inflicting serious injury and two counts of failure to appear in connection to charges of felonious restraint and fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle. He was also charged with misdemeanor assault on a female, communicating threats, possession of stolen property and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. In addition, Branson was charged with two felony probation violations.
Also arrested was 24-year-old Brittany Nicole Dugger of Mountain City, Tennessee. She was arrested on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state.
They were arrested when Police saw a vehicle pull into a parking lot on 13th Avenue Drive N.W. The tag of the vehicle came back to a vehicle that had been stolen in Tennessee. Branson was the driver and Dugger was the passenger. Both individuals had outstanding warrants for their arrests. The warrants for Branson were issued earlier this month, while the fugitive warrant for Dugger was issued in May of this year. Police say Branson resisted Officers during the incident.
Both suspects were jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. Branson was held without bond, while Dugger’s bond was set at $5,000, secured. Branson has a Superior Court date scheduled on September 7 and District Court dates on September 28 and November 15. Dugger will appear in District Court on September 8.
50-year-old Jonathan Leslie Blackburn of Conover, will spend at least five years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple offenses during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday (August 29).
The Honorable W. Robert Bell, Superior Court Judge from Mecklenburg County, sentenced Blackburn to a prison term of five to seven years following his guilty plea to assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill inflicting serious injury, kidnapping, assault by strangulation and communicating threats.
The offenses occurred April 20, 2015. Deputies from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Buddy Street residence in reference to a stabbing. When they arrived they found a 28-year-old female victim covered in blood on the ground outside the residence. She told officers that the defendant, her boyfriend at the time, attacked her with a knife, cut chunks of hair from her head, beat her and strangled her. The victim was able to escape her assailant and reach her neighbor’s house to contact 911 for help.
Sgt. Rick Younger investigated the case for the Catawba County Sheriff’s Officer. Assistant District Attorney Jamie Adams handled prosecution for the State.
32-year-old Johnathan Lee Grant Shelton of Mars Hill, was given an active prison sentence of five to seven years following his guilty plea for speeding to elude arrest, driving while impaired and careless and reckless driving, along with admission to his status as a habitual felon.
The Honorable W. Robert Bell, Superior Court Judge from Mecklenburg County, imposed Shelton’s prison term during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday (August 29). The defendant will serve his sentence in custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.
Shelton’s sentence was enhanced by his habitual felon status, which includes prior felony convictions for breaking or entering in Buncombe County (March 2012), forgery of instrument in Madison County (July 2010) and crime against nature in Madison County (November 2005). He also was ordered to pay restitution to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for damages to a vehicle involved in stopping his reckless driving.
On March 16, 2016, Trooper B.D. Marr of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Shelton for following too closely. After stopping briefly in a parking lot in Iredell County, the defendant drove on to Interstate 40 into Catawba County, reaching speeds between 90 and 105 mph while weaving through traffic to avoid law enforcement.
In an attempt to stop Shelton, the trooper executed a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT Maneuver). Shelton’s vehicle overturned twice on the side of I-40 as a result of the tactic. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.
Trooper B.D. Marr of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol was the lead investigator. Scott Lippert prosecuted the case for the District Attorney’s Office.
38-year-old Jerrie Marie Sharpe Mitchell of Sharpe Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (August 29) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Mitchell was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (August 31).
25-year-old Robbie Octavian Little of 17th Avenue NE in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (August 29) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on bills of indictment with trafficking in cocaine and conspire to traffic in cocaine. Little was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for Friday (September 1).
43-year-old Bruce William Adorno of Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (August 29) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony larceny by removing, destroying, or deactivating an anti-theft device. Adorno was arrested at a retail business in Lenoir. He was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (August 31).
24-year-old Mark Evans Wilson, whose address is not listed, was arrested and jailed in Catawba County Tuesday (August 29). He's charged with felony counts of statutory rape of a child, statutory sex offense with a child, and indecent liberties with a child. According to the Catawba County "Who's In Jail" website, Wilson was arrested by an unspecified agency and was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $150,000 bond. A Superior Court date is set for September 5.
24-year-old Terry Wayne Nelson of Pickle Williams Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Tuesday (August 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Nelson was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Thursday (August 31).
A suspect who had been on the Burke County Sheriff's Office most wanted list has been apprehended. 24-year-old Skyler Allen Jones of Rutherford College Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Tuesday (August 29) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods or property. Jones had been on the Burke County Sheriff's Office most wanted list for two weeks.
He's the fourth person on the list to be arrested in just over two weeks. Earlier in August three suspects who were being sought by authorities in Burke County were arrested by various agencies. You can see the entire most wanted list along with photos at www.burkesheriff.org.
Following Jones' arrest, he was confined at the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (August 30).
30-year-old Anthony Jackson Lewis of Mull Road in Vale was arrested Monday (August 28) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He was charged on outstanding warrants with felony counts of breaking and entering to buildings, larceny, and possession of stolen goods. In addition, Lewis was charged with misdemeanor counts of resist, delay, and obstruct a public officer, possession of schedule VI controlled substance, failure to heed light or siren, and driving during revocation in connection with events surrounding the attempt to apprehend the suspect.
On Monday a Burke County deputy observed a motorcycle with no headlight on traveling on Old Highway 10 near Icard Dairy Barn Road. The deputy stopped, activated his blue lights and the white male pulled up beside the deputy not wearing a helmet. The rider started to pull away from the deputy as he was told to stop; however, the rider turned onto Icard Dairy Barn Road and continued on. The deputy gave chase with both his blue lights and siren as the suspect accelerated. The suspect wrecked the motorcycle a short distance away from the initial stop and ran away on foot. The deputy gave chase on foot and caught up with him in Country Squire mobile home park. The suspect refused to obey the deputy’s commands and was attempting to pull away from the officer. The suspect was taken to the ground, handcuffed and identified as Anthony Jackson Lewis.
The suspect was bleeding and told the officer he had been bitten by a dog at the location that he had wrecked his motorcycle. An ambulance was dispatched and the suspect was transported to Valdese Hospital where he was treated for the dog bite and released. According to a news release, Lewis told the deputy that he fled because of pending warrants. He was taken before the magistrate where the pending warrants, as well as the new charges, were filed. Lewis was incarcerated at the Burke Catawba District Confinement Facility under $22,000 secured bond. Lewis was scheduled to appear in District Court yesterday (August 29), his next District Court date is November 13. The motorcycle was seized and stored.
A special meeting of the Hickory City Council will be held Thursday (August 31) at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building at 76 North Center Street in Hickory. The purpose of the Special Meeting is for a Presentation of the Hickory Public Housing Authority’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Conversion Program.
33-year-old Javariss O’Brien Robinson, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 3:15 Saturday afternoon (August 26) on one felony count of theft of a motor vehicle.
Events leading to his arrest began Saturday when Police responded to a stolen vehicle call. The vehicle was stolen from a parking lot on 2nd Street S.E. The vehicle was located and towed in Long View. The driver, Javariss O’Brien Robinson, was passed out behind the wheel.
Robinson was processed and released under a $950 unsecured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court yesterday (August 28) in Newton.