44-year-old Edward Lester Marlow of Love Road in Claremont was arrested by Hickory Police just after noon Saturday (August 6) on two felony counts of larceny.
He is accused of taking 30 bundles of shingles from a property associated with Habitat for Humanity on 30th Avenue Loop N.E. in Hickory. The incidents occurred on two different occasions. The shingles were valued at just over $1,000. Marlow was identified by the vehicle’s registration tag, which was recorded on surveillance video.
He was taken into custody without incident at a residence on 7th Avenue N.W. in Hickory. Marlow was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $25,000, secured. A first appearance in court was scheduled yesterday (August 8) with his next court date coming up on August 22.
20-year-old Marquez Jayshun-Jerome Ikard of 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about three o’clock yesterday afternoon (August 8) on one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance and one misdemeanor count each of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, Ikard was arrested for possessing 52.6 grams of marijuana. He also had a handgun at the time of his arrest.
Ikard was arrested on the 400 block of 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. No bond amount was listed. As of Tuesday afternoon, he was no longer in custody. An appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
17-year-old Xzavion Rashawn Watts of 3rd Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 6:30 p.m. yesterday (August 8) on one felony count of possession of stolen goods and misdemeanor counts of larceny and carrying a concealed gun.
He was arrested at the Ridgeview Recreation Center where Police located a subject who matched the description of a man who was attempting to sell two stolen iPhones. According to police reports, the man, Xzavion Watts, had the phones and a concealed firearm on his person. He was taken into custody without incident.
Watts was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $12,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on September 20 in Newton.
There will be an olympic rally in Hickory this Friday (August 12). The "Rio Rally" will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Downtown Hickory at The Sails on the Square. Hickory is one of 11 cities chosen to be on this pep rally tour to support the Rio Olympics.
An area college cycling team will be on hand, along with Boy Scout Troop 250. There will be a physical fitness presentation during the rally.
The public is encouraged to attend this event and cheer on Team USA from Hickory.
The Catawba County Schools Board of Education approved several administrative changes at their recent meeting.
Dr. Robin A. Honeycutt will be transferring from Principal at Banoak Elementary School to Principal at Webb A. Murray Elementary School effective immediately. Dr. Honeycutt has been employed with Catawba County Schools for 25 years. He has served in an administrative role since 2003. Dr. Honeycutt received his B.A. from Lenoir-Rhyne University and his M.A. from Gardner-Webb University. He earned an Ed.S. and his Doctorate from Wingate University.
Teresa H. Ritchie will serve as Interim Principal at Banoak Elementary School until a permanent Principal is named. Ms. Ritchie most recently served as Interim Assistant Principal at Startown Elementary School during the spring of 2016. Prior to this role, Ms. Ritchie spent her career in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system. Ms. Ritchie obtained her B.A. from Appalachian State University and her M.A. from UNC Greensboro.
Mrs. Maria S. Ballard will be transferring from Principal at Mill Creek Middle School to Director of Student Services for the Catawba County School system effective immediately. Mrs. Ballard served as Assistant Principal at Maiden High School from 2003 to 2013. She has served as Principal of Mill Creek Middle School since 2013. Mrs. Ballard received a B.A. from Appalachian State University. She received her M.A. in Counseling and Guidance and another M.A. in School Administration also from Appalachian State University.
Mr. W. Rob Rucker, III will serve as Interim Principal at Mill Creek Middle School until a permanent Principal is named. Mr. Rucker served as an Assistant Principal at St. Stephens High School from 2002 to 2006. He served as Principal of Mill Creek Middle School from 2006 to 2013 prior to his retirement.
Mr. Rucker obtained his B.A. from Western Carolina University. He obtained his M.A. and an Advanced Degree from Appalachian State University.
Ms. Deborah K. Pitts has been named Assistant Principal at Fred T. Foard High School effective August 22. Ms. Pitts has been employed with Catawba County Schools since 2004 and has served a Math teacher at Jacobs Fork Middle School. Ms. Pitts received her B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill and her M.A. from Gardner Webb University.
47-year-old Serena Ann Jennings of Dry Ponds Road in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (August 8) by Caldwell county Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. In addition, Jennings is charged with probation violation out of county, misdemeanor possession of schedule II controlled substance, and misdemeanor simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance. She was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $40,000 secured bond. No court date is listed.
24-year-old Jessica Marie Hua of 20th Street SW in Hickory was arrested today (Tuesday, August 9) by Long View Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of cocaine. Following the arrest, Hua was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. She was scheduled to appear in District Court today.
23-year-old Wesley Eric Wright of Old Shelby Road in Hickory was arrested by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with attempted common law robbery. Wright was incarcerated this morning (Tuesday, August 9) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $20,000 bond. A Superior Court date is set for October 3.
23-year-old Kenny Tran and 21-year-old Sydney Cheryl Pope, both of the same 1st Street West, Conover, address, were arrested Monday (August 8) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. They're each charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Tran is also charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I and IV controlled substances. Pope is additionally charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule I and IV controlled substances.
Tran was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $40,000 bond, Pope was jailed in the same facility under $30,000 bond. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court today (Tuesday, August 9).
The Lenoir/Caldwell County Crime Stoppers is seeking the public's assistance in solving the following crimes.
On Sunday (August 7) an unknown white male offered assistance to a subject moving into a residence on Jason Place, in Lenoir. While the victim was busy the unknown white male took a cell phone and a small amount of currency from the victim’s counter top. The unknown white male then left the area on foot. The value of the items taken is $110.
Last Friday (August 5), a vendor reported cash missing from a vending machine at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. The vendor stated the change tray was missing from the machine. An estimated $75 in change is missing from the machine. The larceny occurred sometime around August 3.
Anyone who has any information regarding these crimes or any other crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 758-8300. A cash reward will be paid to anyone with information leading to the arrest of criminals or the recovery of property or illegal narcotics. You do not have to reveal your name. Crime Stoppers is a community program operated by citizens of Caldwell County. The phone line is operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The second and final suspect involved in what is reported to be the largest methamphetamine lab operation discovered to date in Iredell County, was arrested last Friday (August 5) by members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad. 35-year-old Frederick Lee Grant of Darlene Lane in Harmony is charged with 13 counts of felony manufacturing methamphetamine and two counts of felony child abuse.
According to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, the charges stem from the July 29 investigation into a possible meth lab at 120 Darlene Lane in Harmony, the suspect's listed address. When officers arrived at the scene on that date, they were reportedly able to identify remains of several methamphetamine manufacturing items.
The Sheriff's Office says more than 200 “One Pot” labs were discovered and mitigated by members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Unit and Agents with the North Carolina SBI. Jennifer Suzanne Grant, whose address is the previously mentioned residence, was previously arrested and charged. She was jailed under one-million, 50-thousand dollars secured bond at the Iredell County Detention Center, she has a District Court date August 22.
Grant was placed in the same facility under a one-million dollar secured bond. His District Court appearance is scheduled for August 29.
The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance locating a Missing Person. 40-year-old Lisa Robert Lemmons was last seen on July 26, 2016 in a gold 2008 Kia Sorrento displaying the license tag ECL-1420. Ms. Lemmons is a white female, no further description was given.
If you have seen Ms. Lemmons or know where she is contact the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, Detective Cpl D.Dupell at (828) 759-1546 or if you wish to remain anonymous please contact the Caldwell County Crime Stoppers at (828) 758-8300. You could receive a cash reward by providing a tip to Crime Stoppers.
22-year-old Montavious Lemar Mayfield of 3rd Avenue Court S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early Sunday morning (August 7) on two counts of failure to appear for possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a concealed gun.
Mayfield was previously arrested on the weapons charges on July 31, as reported on WHKY on August 2. He was scheduled to appear in court on August 1.
After failing to appear in court, Mayfield was again taken into custody without incident. He was arrested on at 1:05 a.m. Sunday on the 300 block of 4th Avenue S.W. in Hickory. Mayfield has been confined in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $40,000, secured. He is now scheduled to appear in District Court on September 20.
52-year-old Jeffrey Brent Church of Andria Lane in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police just before 11 o’clock last night (August 7) on felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, as well as one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was arrested after Police stopped a 1996 Honda Passport driven by Church on the 500 block of Highway 321 N.W. for a suspicious license plate. Officers found a handgun, one dosage unit of Oxycodone Hydrochloride, a meth pipe and a total of 21.9 grams of methamphetamine.
A small quantity of the meth was found in the passenger’s pocketbook. The passenger, 39-year-old Wendy Angela Fair, was charged with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also served a warrant for failure to appear on a misdemeanor probation violation.
Church was taken into custody without incident and confined in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $75,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today in Newton. Fair was also jailed under a $3,270 bond with court dates on September 19 and September 22.
31-year-old Michael Brandon Beane of Maple Street in Hudson was arrested Friday (August 5) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with obtaining property by false pretense, failure to appear, and violating a house arrest order. Beane was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Facility under $23,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 12.
27-year-old Sedrick Markies Barnes of Vandenbrook Lane in Mooresville was arrested Friday (August 5) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with four counts of felony trafficking in cocaine, three counts of felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, two Counts of felony sell and deliver cocaine and one count of felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana,
A two month undercover investigation into the sale and distribution of powder cocaine in the Southern portion of Iredell County was concluded on Friday when a search warrant was executed at 117 Vandenbrook Lane in Mooresville, by members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Unit along with members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office SERT Team.
The investigation began when narcotics investigators gathered information about the suspect, Sedrick Markies Barnes, selling cocaine and marijuana in Mooresville. Surveillance operations were established and investigators witnessed Barnes selling cocaine. Multiple undercover purchases were made from Barnes over a period of two months. In all, more than five ounces of cocaine were purchased directly from the suspect during the investigation.
When the search warrant was served at the Vendenbrook Lane residence, investigators found in excess of $5200 as well as cocaine, marijuana and various items of paraphernalia in the home consistent with the sale of these drugs. Barnes was placed under $400,000 secured bond. Barnes was scheduled to appear in District Court today (Monday, August 8).
47-year-old Chong Yang of Milwaukee, Wisconsin was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:10 Saturday morning (August 6) on one felony count each of assault inflicting serious injury including strangulation and kidnapping, plus one misdemeanor count of assault on a female.
Yang’s arrest comes in connection to an incident that began on May 28 of this year when he allegedly assaulted a 37-year-old Hickory woman and held her against her will in a hotel in Hickory. She was eventually released. The victim and the suspect were acquainted.
The incident was not reported until August 5. Police did not release any information regarding the victim’s condition at the time of the incident.
Yang was taken into custody without incident on 1st Avenue N.W. in Hickory, near the Westmont Gym. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $100,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today (August 8) in Newton.
35-year-old Chad Daunta Bess of 34th Street Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested Friday (August 5) by Hickory Police on three felony counts each of possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, the sale of marijuana, delivery of marijuana, sale or delivery of a controlled substance within 300 feet of school property and maintaining a vehicle dwelling or place for a controlled substance. The warrants for his arrest were issued on July 19, 2016. The complainant listed on H.P.D.’s arrest report is a Maiden Police Officer.
Bess was taken into custody without incident at H.P.D. headquarters just after 9:30 Friday night. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $186,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled for today (August 8) in Newton.
43-year-old James Arvil Shoun was arrested Saturday (August 6) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Following the arrest, Shoun was placed in jail in Morganton under $23,500 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (Monday August 8).
32-year-old Chasity Dawn Thompson of Buckner, West Virginia was arrested Saturday (August 6) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule IV controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. In addition, Thompson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle with no insurance, and expired or no inspection. Thompson was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $11,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, August 8).