39-year-old Donial Jean Braley of Sandhill Road in Asheville was arrested Thursday (September 28) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony larceny. Following the arrest, Braley was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. No court date was listed.
New names were recently added to the Burke County Sheriff's Office most wanted list.
45-year-old Larry Christopher York is wanted for probation violation, the probation was imposed as a result of prior drug charges. York's last known address is 4946 Old Highway 18 in Connelly Springs.
22-year-old Kevion Rashad Corpening was recently added to the Burke most wanted list. He's wanted for probation violation imposed as a result of prior burglary charges. Corpening's last known address is 3898 NC 126 in Morganton.
37-year-old Travis Dustin Buff was also added to the list recently. He's also wanted for probation violation imposed as a result of prior burglary charges. Buff's last known address is 1829 Chapman Hollow Road in Morganton.
All three of these suspects were added to the list last Friday (September 22). You can see the entire list of suspects wanted by authorities in Burke County at www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list, call the Sheriff's Office at 828-438-5500. You can also e-mail information to email@example.com. If you'd like to submit an anonymous tip you can do so through Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.
55-year-old Stephen Wayne Dotson of Turner Road in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (September 28) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Dotson was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (October 2).
29-year-old Ashley Nicole Corpening of 18th Avenue NW in Hickory was arrested Thursday (September 28) by Lenoir Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Corpening was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (October 2).
The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert and is asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing endangered woman, 75-year-old Jaqueline Rogers Rapp. She is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.
Jaqueline Rapp is a white female, 5'5", 150 pounds, with medium length red hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing black jeans and an orangish-pink top. She was last seen at 8298 Church Road in Taylorsville. Her vehicle is a 2002 silver Toyota Camry with a North Carolina license tag reading XRF6831. Her direction of travel was unknown.
Anyone with information about Jaqueline Rogers Rapp should call Detective J.S. Hayes at the Alexander County Sheriffs Office at 828-632-2911.
On Tuesday (September 26), Lincolnton Police responded to Walmart in reference to a suspect who had stolen a Sharp 43" Smart TV valued at $268. Loss Prevention Officers obtained photos of the suspect walking out of the store with the stolen TV.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect should call Lincolnton Police Detective Brent Heavner at 704-736-8900 or Lincolnton-Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909. Crime Stoppers caller may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to a $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest.
Hickory Firefighters responded to a house fire last evening (September 27). Shortly after 8 p.m., Hickory firefighters responded to 1134 12th Street NE. Two engines, one ladder, one rescue truck, and one command unit responded.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a fire in the kitchen. The blaze was extinguished by 8:23 p.m. No fire injuries were reported, fire damage was reported to the kitchen. The rest of the home sustained smoke damage. The Red Cross responded to the scene and will be helping the occupants.
The cause of the fire was cooking related.
29-year-old Devan Hawk Enloe of Thad Miller Road in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (September 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Enloe was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (September 28).
35-year-old Wesley Dean Penley was arrested Wednesday (September 27) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Penley is also charged with driving during revocation. Penley was arrested after being stopped on I-40 eastbound, he was placed in jail in Morganton under $16,500 secured bond. A District Court date was set for today (September 28).
49-year-old Regina Diane Cannon of Cannon Drive in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (September 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony violation of house arrest order. Cannon was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. No court date had been scheduled.
32-year-old Tasha Whitley Little of Community Road in Claremont was arrested Wednesday (September 27) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged on a bill of indictment with felony possession of a stolen firearm. Little was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond. A Superior Court date was set for today (September 28).
The City of Morganton will start flow testing more than 200 fire hydrants in the eastern and southern parts of the city in early October. Flow testing and flushing of fire hydrants is required by the NC Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal.
The City’s Public Safety and Water Resources departments will start flow testing hydrants Sunday evening, October 8. Testing will occur between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am nightly, and should be completed by Friday, October 20, barring any weather issues or unforeseen problems.
Customers may experience discolored water during the flow tests. If customers do experience discolored water, they should run their cold water only until the water becomes clear. The City will test approximately 220 hydrants, which is 20 percent of the hydrants in Morganton. The remaining 880 hydrants in the City will be flushed and serviced at a later time to insure that they operate properly.
The City will test hydrants in the areas of South Sterling Street from W. Parker Road to the City Limits, Old NC 18, Enola Road to City Limits, Burkemont Avenue from W. Union to the City Limits, Asheville Street, Falls Street, Forest Hills Street, Ann Street, and Harris Street.
For water quality issues, contact the Water Resources Department at 828-438-5276. For questions about flow testing, contact the Fire Captain John Campbell at 828-432-2522.
50-year-old Marty Eugene Browning of Ashe Street in Rhodhiss was arrested Tuesday (September 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of identity theft and obtaining property by false pretense. Browning was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled for today (September 28).
32-year-old Randy Aaron Earp of Mitchell Place in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (September 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with felony counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance and sale or delivery of schedule II controlled substance. Earp was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $1,500 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for October 30.
21-year-old Rodney Tyler York of Appalachian Trail in Claremont was arrested Wednesday (September 27) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic violence protection order violation. York was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under no bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for Wednesday.
33-year-old Jonathon Taylor Goforth of 6th Street Circle Court N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police yesterday (September 26) on one felony count of possession of a weapon of mass destruction and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Goforth was arrested when Hickory Police responded to his residence to assist Probation & Parole Officers, who had found 4.8 grams of marijuana, a sawed off shotgun, shotgun shells and drug paraphernalia.
Goforth was taken into custody shortly after midnight and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
Authorities in Iredell County are looking for 16-year-old Destiny Danielle Engle, who is a runaway juvenile. A missing person report was filed on September 22. The teen ran away from a residence on Colonial Heights Lane in Statesville.
Ms. Engle was last seen walking toward Old Mountain Road. She was wearing gray jeans with a red & blue plaid shirt and black Nike high-top shoes. Ms. Engle is 5’0” tall and weighs about 140 pounds. At last report, she had red & brown hair, possibly braided down to her waist. She was wearing glasses with black frames and had big hoop earrings in her ears.
Ms. Engle’s name has been entered as a missing person in the National Center of Missing & Exploited Children’s database.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Destiny Danielle Engle should call the Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3180.
27-year-old Tevin Jerome Gaither of South Center Street in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before 2 p.m. yesterday on one felony count of failure to appear on a charge of felony possession of cocaine.
Gaither was initially arrested on August 30. Officers were serving an outstanding warrant on Gaither when they found 2.2 grams of crack cocaine on his person.
Gaither was arrested yesterday at his residence and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under an $8,000 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was set for October 12 in Newton. He’ll also appear on a misdemeanor assault charge on that date.
16-year-old Mark Anthony Verdugo and 23-year-old Johnny See, both of Newton, were arrested Tuesday (September 26) by Catawba County Sheriff's Drug Task Force Officers. They're each charged with felony counts trafficking in marijuana, maintaining a vehicle, place, or dwelling to keep controlled substance, and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.
Investigators were trying to find Johnny See at a residence at 207 Park Lane in Newton. According to a news release from the Sheriff's Office, when officers arrived at the home, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence. They obtained a search warrant and found more than 32 pounds of marijuana, three handguns, and more than $11,000.
Following their arrests, both suspects were jailed at the Catawba County Detention Facility, Verdugo under $50,000 secured bond and See under $101,000 secured bond. Both suspects were scheduled to appear in District Court today (September 27).
47-year-old Willie Cox, Jr. and 43-year-old Michael Shane Moore, both of West Park Drive in Stanley, along with 46-year-old Johnny Leon Jackson of Old Farm Road in Stanley and 45-year-old Darren Dwayne Kelley of Mayflower Lane in Cramerton have all been arrested in connection to the theft of an enclosed trailer from the Real Life Community Church on Highway 27 East in Iron Station.
Cox was apprehended in Gaston County Monday night (September 25). He was charged with one felony count each of larceny and conspiracy. Moore was found in the Cabarrus County Jail where he was being held for failure to appear on a misdemeanor larceny charge. Jackson and Kelley were arrested earlier on charges of felony larceny and felony conspiracy.
On September 12, the church reported that someone driving a white crew cab pickup hooked up to the trailer, which was filled with camping supplies, and pulled away from the church parking lot. On September 13, Gaston County Police reported that they were working on a similar trailer theft case.
During the search of a home occupied by two of the suspects, authorities located the camping supplies stolen in Lincoln County. The property was identified by church officials and returned to the church. The 14-foot enclosed trailer has not been recovered. Authorities believe it was taken out of state.
In addition to the larceny and conspiracy charges, Cox was served with outstanding warrants from Gaston County and placed in the Gaston County Jail under a $70,000 secured bond. Moore was placed under a no bond hold on charges from Gaston and Lincoln counties. Jackson and Kelley remain in the Gaston County Jail. Jackson was given a $7,000 secured bond and Kelley’s bond was set are $45,000, secured.
The investigation is continuing.