54-year-old Robert Mark Moose of Moore Farm Lane in Mooresville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on 12 counts of indecent liberties with a child, ten counts of statutory rape of a child by adult and two counts of statutory rape or sexual offense with a child. All the charges are felonies.
Events leading to his arrest began on December 30, 2017 when the Sheriff’s Office took a report regarding a child who was sexually assaulted by a family member. The child said she was sexually assaulted by Robert Mark Moose on multiple occasions between August and December of last year.
The report was assigned to Detective Patrick Dixson of the Sheriff’s Special Victim’s Unit. During the investigation, another victim was identified. The second victim reported that she had been sexually assaulted by Moose on multiple occasions between November 2001 and February 2005.
Moose was arrested and taken to the Iredell Co. Detention Center where he was jailed under a $1,500,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on March 12.
Eastern Burke County Mobile Home Fire Results In Fatality (Updated With More Information, 1:10 p.m. 2/22)Written by Rob Eastwood
A mobile home fire this morning (February 22) in Burke County that resulted in a fatality is under investigation.
Today at 5:13 a.m., a fire was reported at 915 Airport Rhodhiss Road in the Drowning Creek Community of Burke County. The Icard Fire Department responded along with mutual aid from the Drowning Creek, Rhodhiss and Long View Fire Departments. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered the single wide mobile home fully engulfed in fire.
Neighbors told fire officials that only one person lived at the residence. A neighbor was injured while attempting to make entry. That person was treated and released from a local hospital. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within an hour. The Burke County Fire Marshal’s Office was called in to investigate the blaze.
During secondary search operations, firefighters found a body believed to be the sole occupant; however, the name of the person is being withheld pending positive identification by the Medical Examiner’s Office. The Burke County Sheriff’s Office and the SBI were called to assist with the investigation.
The discovery of a body in a Caldwell County creek is under investigation. On Wednesday (February 21) at approximately 8:40 a.m. the Lenoir Police Department responded to a report of a body lying in the creek behind the Dollar Tree at 705 Blowing Rock Boulevard in Lenoir.
When officers arrived they found the body of 31-year-old Fritz Allen Colbert Jr. of Highway 18 in Boomer. Mr. Colbert was pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation is continuing and police are working to determine the cause of Mr. Colbert’s death. Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 828-758-8300 or the Lenoir Police Department at 828-757-2100.
30-year-old Adrian Lamar Wiggins was arrested Wednesday (February 21) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony non-forced breaking and entering. Wiggins was placed in jail in Morganton under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Friday (February 23).
54-year-old Terry Wayne Moore, whose address is not listed, was arrested Wednesday (February 21) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving while license revoked. Moore was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (February 22).
27-year-old Joel Javan Caldwell of Mount Herman Road in Hudson was arrested Wednesday (February 21) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony auto larceny. Caldwell was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (February 22).
43-year-old James Douglas Cartner of Vaughn Mill Road in Statesville was arrested last Wednesday (February 14) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with domestic violence protective order violation, felony counts of break and entering to terrorize or injure, assault by strangulation, and second degree kidnapping, along with misdemeanor counts of interfering with emergency communication and assault on a female.
According to a news release issued Wednesday (February 21), Cartner was arrested as a result of a domestic violence incident at 2118 Buffalo Shoals Road in Statesville. Cartner received a total bond of $60,000 secured. His next District Court date is March 6.
20-year-old Paige Elizabeth O'Neill of Millet Drive in Stony Point was arrested last Thursday (February 15) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, and possession of ecstasy. She's also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, and resisting an officer.
According to a news release issued Wednesday (February 21), last Thursday at 5:50 p.m. a 911 hang up call came into the Iredell County Emergency Communication Center. Deputies were dispatched to the residence, when they arrived they determined a domestic dispute was taking place. After separating the arguing parties, the deputies received consent to conduct a search. During the search, officers found heroin and drug paraphernalia.
At this point in the investigation, the suspect, Paige O’Neill, reportedly became belligerent. The news release says that O'Neill was cursing and yelling outside and was disturbing the neighbors. As a result, she was arrested for disorderly conduct. While O'Neill was being searched, deputies found drug paraphernalia and a small container with methamphetamine and ecstasy pill in O’Neill’s socks.
She was placed in jail under a $10,000 secured bond. Her next District Court date is March 12.
39-year-old Brandon Lee Riddle of Harrisburg Drive in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (February 21) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon. Riddle was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $35,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (February 22).
18-year-old Mitchell Logan Webb of Solid Rock Cove in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (February 21) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property.
On Wednesday, a student at Freedom High School alerted Administration that another student made threats to “pull a fire alarm and get everyone to come outside and shoot them all." The student issuing the threats reportedly stated that he was "going to be a school shooter.” The principal of Freedom High School immediately contacted the School Resource Officer, who talked with the student that reported the threat.
Mitchell Logan Webb was brought to the administration office for questioning. Webb was taken into custody and charged. His bond was set at $10,000 secured, and he was transported to the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility. Webb was not listed as an inmate as of today. He's scheduled to appear in District Court April 30.
As WHKY previously reported, on Monday (February 19) 17-year-old Mackenzie Ray Swink of Morganton was arrested for allegedly threatening to commit a school shooting at Patton High School.
A man has been charged in connection to the shooting of a hunter in Alexander County. 31-year-old Ronald Matthew Dunn of Taylorsville was arrested today (February 21) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers and charged with involuntary manslaughter.
On Monday (February 19) shortly before 6 p.m., the Alexander County Communications received a 911 call about a person that had been shot on Edd Burgess Road Extension in Taylorsville. Several agencies responded to the scene. Upon arrival officers found 26-year-old Michael Seth Marsh of Taylorsville, suffering from several gunshot wounds to the chest area of his body. Evidence showed that Mr. Marsh was hunting coyotes and had an electronic coyote call. Mr. Marsh had a .12 gauge shotgun and a 22/250 Ruger American bolt action rifle that he was using to hunt coyotes.
When officers arrived on the scene they encountered a man who was assisting in the medical attention of Mr. Marsh. The individual told officers that he heard coyotes screaming in the area. The man believed the coyotes had trapped something and he went to see what was happening. The individual said he saw something that looked to him like a coyote that had trapped something in a tree. The man said he fired two shots at the brown and gray movement at the tree, he had a .223 hunting rifle. The individual realized he shot Mr. Marsh, rendered aid, and called 911 for help. EMS rendered aid on the scene and Mr. Marsh was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Health, Wilkes Medical Center. Mr. Marsh was pronounced deceased at the hospital at approximately 8:00 p.m.
Dunn told authorities that he shot Marsh thinking he was a coyote. He was placed in jail under a $75,000 secured bond. His first District Court date is next Monday (February 26).
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.