37-year-old Sydna Raquel Littlejohn was arrested Tuesday (October 11) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony possession of schedule IV controlled substance. Following the arrest, Littlejohn was placed in jail in Morganton under $4,000 bond. A court date is set for November 7.
30-year-old Kayvoss Cordell Lewis was arrested Tuesday (October 12) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony sell or deliver schedule I controlled substance. Lewis was placed in jail in Morganton under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Friday (October 14).
28-year-old Ryan Allan Colley of North Davis Avenue in Newton was arrested Tuesday (October 11) on charges filed by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers and Conover Police Officers. Colley is charged with felony breaking and entering with larceny on a warrant from the Sheriff's Office. He was charged by Conover Police with felony larceny after breaking and entering. Colley was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, October 12).
A missing 78-year-old man is being sought in Catawba County, and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are suspicious. Benny Daniels was last seen on Saturday, October 8, near 18th Street NW in Long View. Deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff's Office say there is evidence of a break-in to the home. Daniels is a white male with a white beard, no further description is given.
Two people renting from Daniels, Tabitha Harrison and Thomas Ball, who lived below him, are being sought as persons of interest. Daniels' son said he thought he saw a third person on the property over the weekend. He described the person as a man with a teardrop tattoo coming down from an eye.
If you have any information on this case or the whereabouts of Benny Daniels, call the Catawba County Sheriff's Office at 828-465-0671.
51-year-old Jeffery Glenn Daniels of Silhouette Lane in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of assault on a female, first-degree kidnapping, resisting a public officer, assault with a firearm on a public official, assault on a child under 12 and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Daniels was arrested Monday night (October 10) after an armed standoff with Deputies. The incident began at about 7:30 Monday evening when Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call at Friendship Road and Silhouette Lane. The caller said a man on Silhouette Lane was firing a gun at people in the neighborhood.
Deputy Will Goforth arrived to find the caller and other neighbors taking cover behind a garage on Silhouette Lane. As soon as the Deputy exited his vehicle, the suspect fired a shotgun in the Deputy’s direction. Deputy Goforth took cover behind the garage with the other citizens and called for further assistance.
Other Deputies arrived on scene and tried to communicate with the suspect. The suspect, Jeffery Glenn Daniels, barricaded himself in the house and refused to come out. The Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team was called to the scene. Negotiators tried to talk with the Daniels, but he refused to surrender.
After several minutes, Deputies captured Daniels as he attempted to escape from the house through a back door. Daniels was taken into custody without further incident.
Detectives interviewed witnesses at the scene and learned that the incident started over a neighborhood dispute. Daniels reportedly assaulted two juveniles who were riding a golf cart on Silhouette Lane. Witnesses also told Detectives that Daniels had taken an infant child from a neighbor and attempted to carry the baby into his house. When a parent attempted to confront Daniels, he responded by bringing a gun out of his house and firing it in the direction of the parent and other neighbors. The juveniles were treated for minor injuries and released. The infant was released unharmed.
Following his arrest, Daniels was placed in the Iredell County Jail under a $200,000 secured bond. No court date is currently listed.
Jeffery Daniels is a repeat offender with multiple previous arrests. Since 1983, Daniels has been sentenced to probation and active prison sentences several times. Records indicate Daniels was last on probation in 2008.
38-year-old David Paul Patterson II of 12th Street Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 2:40 Friday afternoon (October 7) on felony charges for possession of a counterfeit instrument and obtaining property by false pretenses.
He was arrested after Police were called to Hickory’s Valley Hills Mall where a subject allegedly passed a counterfeit $100 bill and received change at Charley’s Grilled Subs. An employee followed the suspect, who was in a 1992 Ford Ranger, along with a female. Hickory Police caught up with the Ranger and stopped it on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E.
David Patterson was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $3,000 secured bond. He has since been released. The female was not charged. Patterson was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court yesterday (October 10) in Newton. No additional court dates are currently listed.
Firefighters from the Hickory Fire Department, along with Hickory Police Officers and Catawba County Emergency Management, responded to a truck fire at about 11:45 Tuesday morning (October 11) on Highway 70 S.W. The vehicle's driver escaped unharmed and no one else was injured.
The truck, from H.D. Supply out of Charlotte, contained cleaning supplies, some in aerosol cans, which resulted in multiple small explosions. Hickory Firefighters responded with one engine, one ladder and one rescue truck. The vehicle was fully involved in flames when Firefighters arrived. Firefighters used water and foam to battle the blaze, which was extinguished in approximately ten minutes.
Traffic was stopped in both directions on Highway 70 S.W. Some lanes were re-opened by mid-afternoon. Terri Byers with the Hickory Fire Department said crews, including a hazardous materials company, expected to have the scene completely cleared by early evening.
The truck sustained extensive damage and is thought to be a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
28-year-old Paul Robert Perkins of 10th Avenue SW in Hickory was arrested today (Tuesday, October 11) by Conover Police Officers. He's charged with first degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Perkins was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $75,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday (October 12).
34-year-old Christopher Douglas Cook of Huie Street in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:20 yesterday morning (October 10) on charges of felony larceny and felony possession of stolen goods. He was arrested at the Budget Inn on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
20-year-old Austin Michael Neece was arrested Monday (October 10) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of controlled substance in prison or jail. Bond for Neece was set at $2,000 secured. A court appearance is scheduled for November 14 in Morganton.
28-year-old Steve Allen Woody was arrested Monday (October 10) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny. Woody was placed in jail under $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for November 14 in Morganton.
28-year-old Chad Ashford Causby was arrested Monday (October 10) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony break or enter a motor vehicle. Causby was placed in jail in Morganton under $11,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, October 11).
The Caldwell County Veterans Service Office will be closed Monday through Friday, October 17 – 21, while the staff attends a training conference.
Anyone needing assistance regarding claims during this time may contact the Veterans Administration (VA) Regional Office at 1-800-827-1000. More general information can be found at the VA website at www.va.gov.
The Caldwell County Veterans Service Office will reopen for regular business, Monday, October 24 at 8 a.m. For more information regarding the closing, contact Kathy Hutchings at 828-757-1345.
33-year-old Javon Dooley of 2nd Street Place S.E. in Hickory was arrested early this morning (Tuesday, October 11) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.
Dooley was taken into custody on the 900 block of 2nd Street S.W. in Hickory at 2:54 a.m. today. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, he was in possession of a handgun at the time of his arrest.
Dooley was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $30,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today.
34-year-old Amanda Webb Killian was arrested Monday (October 10) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She was charged with felony larceny. Following the arrest, Killian was placed in jail in Morganton with bond set at $22,500 secured. A court date is set for Wednesday (October 12).
42-year-old James Patrick Hoyle was arrested Monday (October 10) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of controlled substance in prison or jail. Hoyle was being held in jail in Morganton under $6,000 secured bond. His next District Court date is scheduled for Wednesday (October 12).
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew and the destruction it caused on the southeastern coast, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is urging citizens to be cautious if solicited for donations related to hurricane relief.
In a news release issued Sunday (October 9) by the North Carolina Department of Justice, the Attorney General advises citizens to give wisely if you decide to donate, and avoid scammers who use Hurricane Matthew to make their phony pleas for donations sound legitimate.
Decide who you want to give to. Instead of responding to solicitations to make a donation, especially from telemarketers who may keep as much as 90 percent of the money they collect, decide which charities you want to support and contact them directly.
Research charities before you give. Visit give.org to see if national charities meet the standards set by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, and charitywatch.org for ratings of charities by the American Institute of Philanthropy. Other good sources of information are guidestar.org and charitynavigator.org.
Avoid charity scams. If a caller refuses to answer your questions about the charity, offers to come to pick up a donation in person or calls you and asks for a credit card, bank account or Social Security number, it may be a scam. To report telemarketing fraud, call the Attorney General’s Office. To check up on a charity, call the Secretary of State’s office toll free at 888-830-4989 or visit sosnc.gov/CSL.
26-year-old Samantha Marie Vono of Paul Payne Road in Taylorsville was arrested Monday (October 10) by Long View Police Officers. She's charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Vono was locked up in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, October 11).
47-year-old Christopher Alvin Sanford of East Sumner Street in Lincolnton was arrested Monday (October 10) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule II controlled substance. Sanford is also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for Monday.
The 16th annual Catawba County Firefighter Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday (October 16) at Joy Baptist Church, 4015 Herman Sipe Road in Conover. Weather permitting, the service will conclude at the memorial site next door at the Catawba County Firefighter’s Museum. 14 members will be honored, including one death in the line of duty.
Fire departments will display trucks in designated areas at the church and in the parking area at the museum. Ladder trucks will display a large flag at the church. The Claremont Fire Department and Sherrill’s Ford-Terrell Fire & Rescue will supply their ladder trucks this year in special memory of Rupert Little and Bradley Long.
The Honor Guard will present the colors and a bagpiper will perform. The public is invited to attend.