43-year-old Charles Ray Lindsey Jr. of Old North Road in Lenoir was arrested by Probation and Parole Officers Friday (May 17) for a probation violation. Lindsey is on probation as he serves a 36-month suspended sentence following an April 2019 misdemeanor conviction in Caldwell County for assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. Lindsey was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $15,000, secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled for June 24.
29-year-old Michael Roam Bass was arrested Sunday (May 19) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Bass was arrested at an address on West Union Street in Morganton shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday. He was placed in jail under $3,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (May 20).
Hickory City Council meets in regular session Tuesday night (May 21).
Under special presentations on Tuesday's agenda, council will bid farewell to Parks and Recreation Director Mack McLeod. McLeod announced his retirement after more than 37 years with Hickory Parks & Recreation. The retirement goes into effect June 1. In addition, there will be a presentation given by the Miracle of Hickory 75th Anniversary Commemoration Committee.
The consent agenda includes Citizens Advisory Committee recommendations for assistance through the City of Hickory's housing programs. The consent agenda also includes the approval of a vacant building revitalization performance agreement with Jacomine Investments LLC for renovation of the former Emporium Building on 2nd Street NW, and the approval of a change order for improvements at Cliff Teague Park.
There are two public hearings on Tuesday's Hickory City Council agenda. They are both related to curb and gutter along roadways, one is for 1344 4th Street NW and the other is along a portion of the 800 Block of 17th Avenue Drive SE.
Tuesday's Hickory City Council meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building, 76 North Center Street in Hickory.
25-year-old Anthony Dwayne Rochester of Allgood Lane in Maiden was arrested Friday (May 17) by Probation and Parole Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation and assault by strangulation. Rochester was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled today (May 20).
51-year-old Glenn Ervin Harrelson of Acre Road in Maiden was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony habitual larceny and failure to appear on a count of habitual larceny. He’s also charged on a bill of indictment with habitual larceny. Harrelson was jailed this morning (May 20) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $45,000 bond. Superior and District Court dates were scheduled today, he also has a District Court date June 24.
Shortly after 1:00 Saturday morning (May 18), Hickory firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the area of 1700 5th Street NE (Hampton Heights Golf Club). Firefighters responded with three engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, and two command units.
The caller advised it was possibly an outbuilding. On arrival at 1:16, firefighters reported large amounts of fire coming from the maintenance building. They worked to gain access to the building and then worked to extinguish the fire, which was reported controlled at 1:38. Fifth Street NE had to be closed for several hours because water supply lines were across the road.
Police assisted with controlling the traffic during this time. Firefighters used foam to put out some of the equipment engines in the building. The building housed the majority of the mowing and grounds equipment and all of it was destroyed. Crews remained on the scene for approximately three hours mopping up hot spots and completing overhaul operations.
No injuries were reported and damages to the building were considered heavy. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Three people were reportedly brought to the hospital following an incident Friday (May 17) at a Morganton home. According to various published reports, events began shortly before 11 a.m. Friday at a home on Lenoir Road.
The reports say a man who was living at the home was shot, a woman was reportedly stabbed, and another man was shot and stabbed.
The man and woman who do not live at the home left the scene in a vehicle following the incident. Reports say two small children were inside the home at the time of the incident.
The three people involved were taken to the hospital where they were treated. No further information had been released, the Morganton Department of Public Safety is investigating.
The Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a runaway juvenile. She is 16-year-old Brianna Nicole West.
Ms. West's mother reported her missing on Tuesday (May 14) after the teenager walked away from 135 Chantilly Lane off of Bell Farm Road in Statesville at about 6:30 that evening. She was last seen getting into a car with a known friend of hers at Beaver's Store. Ms. West may be in the Cool Spring area or the Harmony area. Detectives have spoken with several of Ms. West's friends and other witnesses.
At last report, she was wearing a white T-shirt and black leggings. Ms West is five feet tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She has shoulder-length red hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Brianna Nicole West should call the Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100.
37-year-old James Dwight Hamilton, Jr. of Hartford Lane in Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff's Officers on felony counts of possession of marijuana and possession with intent to sell & deliver marijuana, plus one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
Events leading to Hamilton's arrest began yesterday (May 15) as a Deputy at the intersection of Weaver Hill Road and the Taylorsville Highway noticed a white Chevrolet Trail Blazer that had an equipment violation. The Deputy stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver and with James Dwight Hamilton. The Deputy learned that the driver had a suspended license. He also detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
The Officers asked both occupants to step out of the vehicle. A search was conducted and Hamilton was found to be in possession of several individually sealed packages of marijuana with a total weight of 182 grams (about 6.4 ounces). Hamilton was taken into custody without incident. The driver was released after he was issued a citation for driving on a suspended license.
Hamilton was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was given a $20,000 secured bond. He'll appear in District Court on June 7.
Hamilton has a criminal history that includes two felony counts each of possession of cocaine and possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, plus one felony count of trafficking cocaine by possession, along with misdemeanor counts of communicating threats, possession of marijuana (two counts), possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer (two counts), and D.W.I. level 5.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners meets Monday night (May 20) in regular session.
There will be a presentation commemorating Peace Officers' Memorial Day along with the National Police Week Proclamation. In addition, a K-64 Update will be presented by CEO Mark Story. In addition, Department of Social Services Director Karen Harrington will present the Community Child Protection & Fatality Prevention Team annual report.
Monday's Catawba County Board of Commissioners meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room on the 2nd floor of the Catawba County Justice Center at 100 Government Drive in Newton.
31-year-old Marcus Allen Rudisill of Archer Street in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (May 17) on one felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Rudisill was arrested after Officers saw two suspicious subjects standing near a 2006 Chrysler P.T. Cruiser at a convenience store on 2nd Avenue N.W. in Hickory. Police checked the vehicle registration and found that Chrysler had been reported stolen in Caldwell County.
Rudisill was taken into custody and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $9,000, secured. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.
30-year-old Randy Dean Goins Jr. of Cedar Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers yesterday (May 16) on one felony count of embezzlement. Goins was arrested without incident after Officers responded to a call in reference to a possible embezzlement from Troutman Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Goins was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $7,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today in Newton.
31-year-old John Lee Griffin of Ivey Lane and 35-year-old Acquilla Booze Cain of Kennedy Court in Statesville were arrested by Granite Falls Police Officers yesterday (May 16). Both suspects were charged with single felony counts of second-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Griffin was also charged with speeding 15 mph over the speed limit, driving while license revoked, and three counts of failure to appear.
Both suspects were placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set for Cain at $100,000, secured, while Griffin was given a $219,500 secured bond. Griffin was scheduled to appear in District Court yesterday. A District Court appearance for Cain was scheduled for May 20.
29-year-old Ashley Diamond Vaught of 29th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested yesterday (May 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers on one felony count of trafficking in methamphetamine. She’s also charged with simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance. Vaught was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $50,000, secured. A District Court appearance was scheduled for May 20.
21-year-old Javan Kel Galligher of 22nd Street N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (May 17) on one felony count each of first-degree kidnapping and second-degree rape.
Galligher was taken into custody at about 6:15 a.m. today at a residence on 4th Street Place S.E. after barricading himself inside the residence. He was arrested without further incident. Galligher was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
36-year-old Chucky Glenn Sumlin of Scarlet Ridge Way in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (May 16) by Granite Falls Police Officers on one felony count of possession of methamphetamine. He’s also charged with violating his parole and single misdemeanor counts of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. Sumlin was brought to the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for May 20.
18-year-old Nicholas Gregory Bryant was arrested Thursday (May 16) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony breaking and entering. Bryant was arrested shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday and placed in jail in Morganton under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (May 20).
27-year-old Clifton Ray James, whose address was not listed, was arrested Thursday (May 16) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He was charged with felony larceny. James was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (May 17).
39-year-old Jessica Lea Darnell of Sigmon Dairy Road in Newton was arrested Thursday (May 16) by Probation and Parole Officers. She's charged with felony probation violation. The probation was imposed on a count of possession of schedule II controlled substance. Darnell was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (May 20).
51-year-old Robert Gene Rowe of Round Lake, Illinois, was arrested Thursday (May 16) by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He's charged with felony possession of cocaine, simple possession of schedule II and III controlled substance, driving while impaired, and failure to maintain lane control. Rowe was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (May 17).