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).
29-year-old Kimberly Nicole Freeman of Taylorsville was arrested Sunday (February 18) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony probation violation. Freeman was placed in jail under $12,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for March 5 in Caldwell County.
Starting next Monday, (February 26), the City of Lenoir Public Works Department will be milling North Main Street from Ashe Avenue to Conley Place in preparation for resurfacing, weather permitting. Milling will take approximately three days to complete and resurfacing will follow this spring based on the weather.
On-street parking will not be allowed during milling. One lane of North Main will be closed at various times during the project. Drivers are recommended to avoid the area if possible. Drivers who have to use North Main should use extreme caution in the area and pay attention to workers.
22-year-old Ijester Lee Abner III of Fayetteville was arrested Saturday (February 17) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of delivery of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI controlled substance, possession of marijuana, providing contraband to an inmate, and possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises. Abner was placed in jail under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled for March 12.
38-year-old Steven Ray Dancy of Winston-Salem was arrested last Tuesday (February 13) by Alexander County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony obstruction of justice. Following the arrest, Dancy was placed in jail under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court date is set for March 5.
A Stanly County man will not face the death penalty in a case involving the November 2017 shooting death of a Granite Falls resident. During Catawba County Superior Court on Monday (February 19), Assistant District Attorney Kyle Smith informed the Court that the State will proceed with a murder charge against 32-year-old Thomas Alexander Seabrooks as a non-capital matter.
Seabrooks is charged with murder in connection to the November 6, 2017, death of 27-year-old Michael Bryan Gardner. Preliminary investigation shows that an altercation between Seabrooks and Gardner at a Hickory residence led to the shooting death of the victim. The case remains under investigation by Hickory Police Department.
17-year-old Mackenzie Ray Swink of Melvin Propst Drive in Morganton was arrested Monday (February 19) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property.
On Monday, a student at Patton High School alerted administration that another student had made threats to “shoot up the school.” The principle of Patton High School immediately contacted the School Resource Officer. A student’s witness statement was taken and as a result Mackenzie Rae Swink was brought to the Administrators Office for questioning.
Swink was taken into custody and charged. Following the arrest, Swink was given a $50,000 secured bond and was transported to the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility. She was not listed as an inmate as of today (February 20). A District Court appearance was scheduled today.
Extensive damage resulted from a mobile home fire in Hickory. At approximately 12:52 a.m. Sunday (February 18), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to 512 10th Street SW, Lot 13. Firefighters responded with two engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, and one command unit.
Upon arrival at 12:52 a.m., firefighters reported a single wide mobile home fully involved with fire and neighbors reporting that someone may be inside. Firefighters entered the structure to search for victims while others worked to extinguish the fire. During the search, firefighters did not find anyone and were later advised that the occupants were out of town. The fire was reported to be under control by 1:06 a.m.
No injuries were reported and fire damages were considered heavy. Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be electrical.
28-year-old Nathaniel Hastens Wood of 2nd Street Drive SE in Hickory was arrested Friday (February 16) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office and Long View Police Department. He's charged by the Sheriff's Office with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor larceny. Long View Police charged Wood with two counts of driving while license revoked. Wood was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $13,000 bond. A District Court date is scheduled for March 7.
30-year-old Rodney Dean Payne of Rudisill Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 8:35 p.m. yesterday (February 18) on one felony count each of breaking & entering and larceny after breaking & entering, plus one misdemeanor count each of larceny and damage to real property with willful & wanton injury.
He was arrested after Hickory Police responded to the Walmart store on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory where a shoplifter had exited the store after passing the last point of sale with concealed merchandise. Payne was spotted in an adjacent parking lot and taken into custody without incident. Additional outstanding warrants from the Brookford Police Department were also served.
Following his arrest, Payne was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under an $11,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Newton. Another court date was set for May 1.