53-year-old Julia Church Stewart of Liberty Church Road in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (October 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with traffic in heroin or opium. Stewart was given a custody release. She was scheduled to appear in District Court in Lenoir today (October 12).
19-year-old Tyreke Kashaun Adams of Brentwood Drive in Newton was arrested Wednesday (October 11) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and larceny of a firearm. Adams was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (October 12).
The N.C. Department of Transportation invites citizens, business owners and interested parties to a public meeting next Monday (October 16) regarding proposed improvements to the interchange at Burkemont Avenue and Interstate 40 in Burke County.
The improvements are intended to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow at the Exit 103 interchange in Burke County. Project information and materials — including maps of the three different proposed alternatives — are available online at http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings.
The meeting will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Foothills Higher Education Center at 2128 South Sterling Street in Morganton. Interested parties may attend at any time to meet with transportation officials who will answer questions and gather comments. All written comments and questions must be submitted by October 30.
For additional information, contact Brandon McInnis, PE at 900 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 350, Raleigh, NC 27609 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or (919) 878-9560; or contact Cole Hood, PE, Division Project Development Engineer at 55 Orange Street, Asheville, NC 28801 or email@example.com, or (828) 251-6171.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in these meetings. Anyone requiring special services should contact Tony Gallagher, NCDOT Human Environment Section at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598, or (919) 707-6069 or firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.
Persons who have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.
The Burke County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a shooting on Denton’s Chapel Church Road in Morganton at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday (October 11). The victim was transported to Blue Ridge HealthCare Morganton and transferred to Charlotte via helicopter.
A warrant for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill has been issued for 38-year-old David Arrex Burleson. Anyone who has information concerning his whereabouts is asked to call 911. Burleson should be considered armed and dangerous.
41-year-old Misty Nicole Brown of Brandywine Drive N.E. in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:15 yesterday afternoon (October 10) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count each for simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule V controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 35-year-old Jennifer Ann Carswell of Millersville Road in Taylorsville was arrested at the same time on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge.
They were arrested after Hickory Police responded to a shoplifting call at the Dollar General store on Highway 70 S.W. Officers found the suspects, Brown and Carswell, and took them into custody without incident. On Brown’s person, Police found 0.2 grams crack cocaine, 13 dosage units of Clonazepam and drug paraphernalia.
Both women were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. Bond for Brown was set at $17,000, secured, while Carswell was given a $2,300 secured bond. Carswell has since been released. Brown was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Newton. Carswell has a court date on November 9.
30-year-old Katia Celiana Christian of Smith Road in Morganton was arrested Tuesday (October 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Christian was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $16,000 secured bond. District Court appearances are scheduled for Thursday (October 12) and November 14.
35-year-old Richard Miller from the Randolph County Town of Franklinville, N.C. was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:35 last night (October 10) on one felony count each of breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of stolen goods, plus one misdemeanor count of failure to return hired property. He was also charged with failure to appear on a felony and two counts of failure to appear on a misdemeanor.
Miller was taken into custody without incident at an address on 12th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $46,200 secured bond. An appearance in District Court was set for November 6 in Asheboro.
49-year-old Crawford Lionel Ellis of 4th Avenue S.W. in Hickory has been charged by a Burke County School Resource Officer with assault on a child under 12.
Ellis, a part-time after school daycare employee, was charged Monday (October 9) after he allegedly struck a nine-year-old in the face with his fist while at Icard Elementary School.
Burke County Public Schools conducted an internal investigation and the parents were informed. The Burke Co. Sheriff’s Office also conducted its own investigation, with the full cooperation of the school system. Ellis’ employment was immediately terminated.
Ellis was processed at the Burke County Magistrate’s Office and then released on a written promise to appear in District Court on November 1.
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24-year-old Miranda Brooke Gurley was arrested Tuesday (October 11) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony non forced breaking and entering. Gurley was placed in jail in Morganton under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Friday (October 13).
40-year-old Ewart Wilson Whitesides was arrested this morning (October 11) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance. Following this morning's arrest, Whitesides was placed in jail in Morganton under $25,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for Friday (October 13).
New names were recently added to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office most wanted list.
34-year-old June Howard Gravely III is wanted by authorities in Iredell County on charges of felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female. Gravely's last known address is 109 Jackie Lane in Union Grove.
55-year-old Freddie L. Daye Jr. was also added to the Iredell County most wanted list. He's charged with fail to comply with a court order. Daye's last known address is 1150 Mahogany Road in Statesville.
43-year-old Christopher Balentine is wanted by authorities in Iredell County on a charge of felony fail to change address. Balentine's last known address is 619 Crestridge Road in Statesville.
You can see the entire list of wanted suspects at the Iredell County Sheriff's Office website, www.iredellsheriff.com. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list call the Iredell County Sheriff's Office at the Statesville location, 704-878-3180, or the Mooresville office at 704-664-7500.
60-year-old Samuel Lamont Wells of Poplar Street NW in Lenoir was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Wells was incarcerated this morning (October 11) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today.
46-year-old Anthony Martin Butler of East End Court in Claremont was arrested Tuesday (October 10) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with the sale of methamphetamine, conspire to sell meth, two counts of felony probation violation, and failure to appear on charges of delivery of meth, felony probation violation, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Butler was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $151,000 bond. A Superior Court date is set for November 6.
31-year-old Jonathan Craig Smith of Low Bridge Road in Iron Station was arrested Tuesday (October 10) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Smith was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (October 11).
Hickory Mayor (Top two candidates advance to November 7 election)
Final Results- ** Indicates winner
**Will Locke 1,298
**Hank Guess 1.033
Lou Wetmore 1,006
T. Hamilton Ward 575
City of Hickory Alderman (City Council) Ward 5 (Top two candidates advance to November 7 election)
Final Results- ** Indicates winner
**David P. Zagaroli 734
**Matthew Maulding 170
Bobby Jay Baker 111
High Country Crime Stoppers and Probation & Parole Officers in Watauga County are asking for the public’s assistance in finding two men who are listed as absconders from parole. They are 27-year-old Justin Kevin Anderson and 31-year-old Joshua Edward Baird.
Anderson is on parole as the result of an August 2015 conviction in Watauga County involving a schedule I controlled substance. Baird is on parole following a June 2014 conviction in Watauga County on felony charges involving methamphetamine.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of either Justin Kevin Anderson or Joshua Edward Baird should call Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 or 828-737-0125, or call the Watauga Co. Sheriff’s Office at 828-264-3761.
All information will be kept confidential. Information leading to an arrest could result in a reward.
29-year-old Samantha Jo Shook of 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (October 10) on a charge of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Shook was taken into custody without incident at 5:53 a.m. on the 900 block of South Center Street in Hickory. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, she was armed with a knife at the time of her arrest. Shook was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $10,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
Hickory Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man wanted in connection to a robbery late last month at the Cubbard Express store on Springs Road N.E. in Hickory.
At approximately 8:42 P.M. on September 30, Hickory Police responded to a reported robbery at the Cubbard Express. The clerk said a suspect came into the store and forcibly demanded money. The suspect took money from the store and left.
The suspect is described as a black male with a thin build. He had long dreadlocks and was wearing a sky-blue shirt on his head, a camouflage shirt, jean shorts and white shoes.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator Jesse Truesdell at 828-261-2636 or email@example.com.
On Monday (October 9) at approximately 9:45 p.m. Burke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 8965 Wilson Road in Hildebran following a report of a man who had suffered a stab wound. Officers found 41-year-old Tad Brian Reed in the floor of his residence bleeding. Reed was pronounced deceased at the scene. Detectives with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division responded along with Agents from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Investigators will be conferring with the District Attorney’s Office in reference to charges.
A small section of the eastbound lanes of West Fleming Drive in Morganton between Morganton Heights and Burkemont Avenue will remain closed until the road can be paved. Eastbound traffic should use the center turning lane. Please be cautious when driving in the area.
City staff closed the section of West Fleming Drive yesterday, (October 9), to repair a water line break. The break lifted a section of the asphalt several inches and workers had to remove part of the road to repair the line.
City staff and NCDOT officials have to thoroughly inspect the road base before paving. The City is working with NCDOT to inspect, repave, and reopen the lanes as soon as possible.