35-year-old Kevin O’Neal Carroll of 17th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:35 yesterday afternoon (February 20) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count each of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was arrested after Hickory Police responded to reports of a stolen vehicle at a hotel on Fairgrove Church Road S.E. During the incident, a subject on the scene was identified and arrested on an outstanding warrant, unrelated to the stolen vehicle. During the arrest, Officers found 1.2 grams of methamphetamine and 2.9 grams of marijuana.
Carroll was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,500, secured. He has since been released. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
40-year-old Chriszell Louis Dickerson of 10th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (February 21) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count of assault on a female.
He was arrested after Police responded to an area near the 600 block of South Center Street in reference to a 9-1-1 hang up call. An assault warrant for Dickerson’s arrest was issued. During the arrest, Officers found 0.9 grams of crack cocaine.
Dickerson was taken into custody at 12:16 a.m. today. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he was held without bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
Two men suspected of trafficking meth in Catawba County are wanted by authorities. Investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 1333 15th Street NE in Hickory after being informed by citizens that individuals at the residence were involved in the trafficking of crystal methamphetamine.
The occupants of the residence were not home at the time officers arrived to conduct the search. Investigators found and seized approximately 78 grams of crystal meth, 55 grams of marijuana, approximately one gram of heroin, a small amount of U.S. currency, multiple pills, and drug paraphernalia.
The Sheriff's Office is looking for 38-year-old Randall Roten and 43-year-old Linh Mong Chung. They're each wanted for felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine by possession, possession with intent to sell and deliver meth, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances along with a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects contact the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.
33-year-old Leneil Randolph Green and 24-year-old Chere Vernice Cox, both of the same address on 12th Avenue S.E. in Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 8:30 a.m. yesterday (February 20). They were each charged with felony trafficking heroin or opium. Green was also charged with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
The charges come in connection to an incident on Valentine’s Day when Hickory Police responded to a shots-fired call at Ridgecrest Apartments. Officers found a female assault victim suffering from non-life threatening injuries. No gunshot victims were found. Green and Cox were identified as suspects and arrested on the same day, as reported by WHKY on February 15. At that time, both suspects were booked on assault-related charges.
Green and Cox were taken into custody without incident yesterday at their residence. They were both placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Green set at $175,000, secured, while Cox was given a $150,000 secured bond. Both suspects will appear in District Court tomorrow in Newton.
46-year-old Michelle Linda Bolick was arrested Tuesday (February 20) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession of stolen goods and obtaining property by false pretense along with a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. Bolick was arrested at an address on Liberty Church Street in Hickory at 8:28 a.m. Tuesday. She was placed in jail in Morganton under $6,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for Thursday (February 22).
45-year-old Dawn Renee Kirby of Sweetbriar Circle in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 20) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony uttering a forged instrument. Kirby was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $1,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for Thursday (February 22).
There was a mess on Interstate 40 in Catawba County last night (February 20). According to published reports, a tractor trailer traveling eastbound near I-40 Exit 121 flipped over, causing traffic delays. The incident occurred at around 9 p.m. Reports say the 18-wheeler rolled over spilling about 77,000 pounds of what was described as "chicken sludge" onto the roadway. No one was injured during the wreck.
31-year-old Michael Shane Ekard of South Ashe Avenue in Newton was arrested by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with failure to register as a sex offender and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ekard was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (February 21) under $30,500 bond. A District Court date is set for March 19, a Superior Court appearance is scheduled for March 26.
28-year-old Natasha Elizabeth Setzer of West D Street in Newton was arrested Tuesday (February 20) by Newton Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on a count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Setzer was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $6,000 bond. District Court dates were scheduled today (February 21) and March 12.
37-year-old Paula Ann Webb of SW Berkley Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 21) by Probation and Parole Officers. She's charged with felony probation violation. Following the arrest, Webb was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $7,500 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is set for March 26.
36-year-old Tiffany Pennell Lackey of Clarks Chapel Road in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (February 20) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana paraphernalia and simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance. Lackey was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court date is Thursday (February 22).
A Claremont man faces multiple felony drug charges following an investigation into reported drug trafficking.
Cheng Yang of Deal Road in Claremont was arrested Tuesday (February 20) by Catawba County Sheriff's Narcotics Officers. He's charged with felony counts of trafficking in marijuana by possession, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substance.
On Tuesday, Narcotics Investigators conducted a search at 3757 Deal Road in Claremont after receiving information from members of the community. Residents of the area told police the suspect was living at that residence and distributing large amounts of marijuana.
During a search of the home investigators found and seized approximately 18 pounds of high grade marijuana, $2465 in U.S. currency, and other items associated with the distribution of marijuana. Yang was arrested and charged. His bond was set at $25,000 secured. He was no longer listed as an inmate in Catawba County today (February 21). A District Court appearance was scheduled today.
Hickory City Council met twice yesterday (February 20), they held a special meeting, and met in regular session.
The special meeting was held prior to the regular session to discuss the NC Main Street Program, a Main Street America coordinating initiative which assists selected communities across the state in restoring economic vitality to their historic downtowns. Using a comprehensive downtown revitalization process developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Main Street encourages economic development within the context of historic preservation.
During the regular session, council approved the minutes, second readings, and the consent agenda. Council also approved revisions to the Vacant Building Revitalization Forgivable Loan and Demolition Grant Program. In addition, council heard presentations from eight community organizations requesting appropriations from the City during the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1. No action was taken following last night's presentations. Action will be taken in May or June when Council considers the City’s annual budget.
28-year-old Sharon Marie Tucker of 2nd Street Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after ten o’clock Sunday night (February 18) on a felony worthless check charge, plus two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. She was also charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.
She was arrested after Hickory Police were notified of a fraudulent check being passed at Mel’s Superette on Old Lenoir Road N.W. The suspect was identified and warrants for Tucker’s arrest were obtained. At least one of the charges against Tucker was the result of a bill of indictment from Caldwell County. The resisting charge was on a warrant out of Lincoln County.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident on the 500 block of 2nd Street N.E. in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,500, secured. She has since been released. An appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday (February 19) in Newton with a Lincoln County court date on March 1. A Superior Court date was set for April 30 in Lenoir.
34-year-old Jose Alberto Flores was arrested Monday (February 20) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two counts of felony probation violation. Flores was arrested at 5:42 p.m. Monday and placed in jail under $50,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date is scheduled for March 26.
48-year-old Charles Joseph Dameron was arrested Monday (February 19) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny of property, receiving or possessing stolen goods. In addition, Dameron is charged with two counts of failure to appear. Dameron was arrested at 4:35 p.m. Monday and placed in jail in Morganton under $26,000 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled Wednesday (February 21).
29-year-old Cody James Chappius of South Depot Street in Claremont was arrested Monday (February 19) by Conover Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of trafficking in marijuana, conspire to traffic in marijuana, and manufacture schedule VI controlled substance. Chappius was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $25,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (February 20).
Taxpayers can retrieve their paid 2017 vehicle property tax receipts online from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles to use when they file this year’s income tax returns. Vehicle owners can view and print their vehicle property tax receipts through the MyDMV web portal.
To access your tax receipts at MyDMV, visit the official NCDMV website at MyNCDMV.gov and click on the green “Use MyDMV Now” tab. Enter your driver license number, the last four digits of your Social Security number and your birth date, and then click “Log In” to see your personal DMV information.
Under Correspondence, click “2017 VEH PROP TAX FEE.” You’ll get a list of the county vehicle property taxes you paid in 2017. You can print this document or save it on your computer. MyDMV is a convenient online service that lets North Carolina drivers and vehicle owners view and manage details about their personal information, driving status and vehicle registration.
Vehicle owners also can sign up to receive registration renewal notices electronically, instead of by mail. To opt in, just add your email address to your MyDMV profile. Last year, 3.8 million North Carolinians logged on to MyDMV to request driving records and other documents, or to renew registrations and pay property taxes for their vehicles.
36-year-old Amber Shay Mitchell of Taylorsville was arrested last Monday (February 12) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony larceny by employee. Following the arrest, Mitchell was placed in jail under $2,000 secured bond. A first court date was scheduled yesterday (Monday, February 19), Mitchell's next District Court appearance is set for April 9.
22-year-old Levi Tate Ward of Stony Point was arrested last Monday, February 12, by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Ward was placed in jail under $10,000 unsecured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court yesterday (Monday, February 19).