25-year-old Mikisha Geneva Robinson of 3rd Street Place S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 5 p.m. yesterday (September 25) on three counts of failure to appear in connection to charges of possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The charges come in connection to an incident in June of 2016. Following a traffic stop, Police found one dosage unit of hydrocodone, 0.9 grams of cocaine and one gram of marijuana. The driver, Mikisha Robinson, was also charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle at that time.
She was taken into custody without incident yesterday on the 400 block of South Center Street in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for December 14 in Newton.
A 183-acre property along Tim’s Creek in the Icard Township of eastern Burke County is now permanently protected. Diane & Jacques Geitner donated a conservation easement on their property to Foothills Conservancy, ensuring that the land will never be developed or divided.
The Tim’s Creek property includes 153 acres of mature forest and 30 acres of open pastureland. It connects two State Significant Natural Heritage Areas: Smith Mountain to the north and Hildebran Mountain to the south.
About 1.5 miles of Tim’s Creek and its tributary streams lace the property. Tim’s Creek is a direct tributary of the Henry Fork River, which contributes to municipal water supplies downstream in the Catawba River basin.
Funding for the project came from a grant from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund’s mini-grant program and a generous contribution from the Geitners.
25-year-old Ashley Nicole Clay of Water Street in Granite Falls was arrested Monday (September 25) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She's charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Clay was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (September 26).
24-year-old Crystal Nicole Connell was arrested Monday (September 25) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. She was charged with felony common law robbery. Bond for the charge was set at $15,000 secured. Connell was being held in jail in Morganton under a total of $23,000 secured bond on the robbery counts and previous charges filed against her. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for November 13.
Starting today (September 26), Stonebridge Drive in Morganton will be closed during the day in preparation of improvements planned for the road. Stonebridge Drive will be closed from Bethel Road to the entrance of the Stonebridge Apartments from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today through Friday (September 29). Anyone who uses that road on a daily basis will need to seek an alternate route.
39-year-old Stacey Edward Barrier of Rattlesnake Lane in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (September 23) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony break or enter a motor vehicle. Barrier was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $5,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled for yesterday (September 25).
44-year-old Richie Scott Sanborn of Owl's Den Road in Lincolnton was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen property. Sanborn was already being held in jail on other charges when he was arrested.
The charges are in connection to a breaking and entering at a residence in the 500 block of Lawndale Lane in Lincolnton on September 1. Detective Justin Link began the investigation on the date of the crime. The victim reported that someone broke into his home and stole $800 in quarters, camera equipment and a JVC camcorder.
While working another case, Detective Matt Burgess was listening to jail phone calls made by Richie Scott Sanborn. In one of the calls Sanborn was trying to give someone directions into the woods off Keener Road where he had placed several bags of items. Detective Burgess located the bags and discovered the camera equipment and the JVC camcorder inside the bags along with paperwork belonging to the victim.
Bond for Sanborn was set at $15,000 secured. His total bond is now $115,000 secured. He's scheduled to appear in District Court on the new charges October 10.
A man who was recently added to the Burke County Sheriff's Office most wanted list has been arrested by authorities in Catawba County.
35-year-old Brian Lee Tate of Kayla's Ridge Road in Connelly Springs was arrested Monday (September 25) by Newton Police Officers. In Catawba County, Tate is charged with two counts of felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense, and one misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. In Burke County Tate is charged with felony counts of break or enter a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen goods, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and larceny of a firearm, along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods.
As WHKY reported yesterday, Tate was added to the Burke County Sheriff's Office most wanted list last Friday (September 22). Following Monday's arrest, Tate was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $42,500 total bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (September 26) in Catawba County and Wednesday (September 27) in Burke County. Several additional suspects were added to the most wanted list last Friday, you can see the entire list at www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list call 828-438-5500, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit an anonymous tip to Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.
31-year-old Andre T. Glover of Valley Street in Statesville was arrested today (September 25) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, and maintain a place to keep controlled substance. Glover was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday (September 26).
43-year-old Sherry Elaine Clark of McLin Creek Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:45 last night (September 24) on one felony count each of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance. 22-year-old Karley Mariue Felmore of Sandalwood Court in Newton was also arrested and charged with misdemeanor counts of shoplifting, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
They were arrested after Hickory Police responded to a shoplifting call at the Mighty Dollar store on Highway 127 South in Mountain View. During the investigation, Clark and Felmore were detained. On Clark’s person, Officers found 0.1 grams of methamphetamine, one dosage unit of Valium, two dosage units of prednisone. Felmore was allegedly in possession of two dosage units of Xanax.
Both suspects were processed and released. Clark was given a $5,000 unsecured bond. Felmore’s bond was set at $750, unsecured. Clark was due in court today, while Felmore has a court date on December 12.
24-year-old Stephanie Elizabeth Fulk of 14th Street Place N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 11:10 Friday morning on one felony count of each of possession with intent to manufacture a schedule III controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance schedule, plus two felony counts of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.
Fulk was taken into custody Friday without incident on the 400 block of 7th Avenue S.W. in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. She has since been released. An appearance in District Court was set for Wednesday (September 27) in Newton.
24-year-old Jorge Osmar Garcia of Indigo Run in Monroe has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers for possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Yesterday (September 24), an Officer with Iredell County’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team (ACE) was working in the area of the West Memorial Highway, near I-77 in North Union Grove, when he came into contact with Garcia.
While speaking with Garcia, the Officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Deputies searched the vehicle, where they found marijuana and 52 individually packaged bags of cocaine.
Garcia was arrested and given a $5,000 secured bond. No court date is currently listed.
27-year-old Casey Everett Pruitt of Hickory is wanted on numerous outstanding warrants from Alexander County for breaking & entering a motor vehicle.
It is believed Pruitt and 29-year-old Robert Spencer Keppel of Hickory are known associates who worked together in a series of vehicle break-ins. Authorities suspect that Pruitt and Keppel are the two individuals pictured in a surveillance photo released by the Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Office last week and reported by WHKY last Wednesday (September 20).
Keppel was arrested by Hickory Police last Thursday (September 21), as reported later that day on WHKY. Pruitt remains at large.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Casey Pruitt should contact the Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Office at 828-632-2911 or the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.
Keppel remains in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $153,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today (September 25) in Taylorsville.
35-year-old Shane Andrew Campbell of Startown Road in Maiden was arrested Saturday (September 23) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Campbell was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (September 25).
29-year-old Samantha Rena Lee of Connelly Springs Road in Lenoir was arrested shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday (September 24) by Hickory Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.
Lee was arrested yesterday as Hickory Police on patrol at the Midland Plaza shopping center on Highway 70 S.W. saw three individuals in the vicinity. During the incident, Police found 0.7 grams of meth on Lee’s person.
Following her arrest, Lee was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $5,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (September 25).
The Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to a structure fire on Brittain Drive Sunday evening (September 24). The call came in at 8:50 p.m. from the resident of the home. Everyone was out of the house when firefighters arrived at the scene. Upon arrival, responders noticed smoke coming from the house and the resident standing with a neighbor in the front yard. It was determined that the fire began in the kitchen on the stove when hot grease ignited, quickly spreading to the ceiling and into the attic through a vent fan. The smoke detector in the home alerted the resident, who called 911.
The fire was contained to the kitchen and a small section of the attic. There were no injuries and only minor damage to the structure, but the resident could not stay in the house for the evening. The American Red Cross responded to assist with temporary living arrangements. The functioning smoke detector was credited for the quick notification which allowed firefighters to arrive in time to contain the blaze.
34-year-old Erica Little Hefner of Jack Whitener Road in Newton was arrested Friday (September 22) by Lenoir Police Officers. She was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Hefner was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. A District Court date was set for today (September 25).
30-year-old Aaron Ross Moore of Deal Road in Claremont was arrested by North Carolina Wildlife Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance and simple possession of schedule II controlled substance. Moore was detained this morning (September 25) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today.
19-year-old Grayson Phillip Spann of Spann Hill Circle in Lenoir was arrested Friday (September 22) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with electronic house arrest curfew violation and bracelet removal, resisting a public officer, and interfering with an electronic monitoring device.
Spann was wanted by the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office for absconding from house arrest. Following his arrest, Spann was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $65,000 secured bond. District Court appearances are scheduled for October 24, November 2 and November 7.
New names have been added to the Burke County Sheriff's Office most wanted list.
35-year-old Brian Lee Tate is wanted by authorities in Burke County. He's being sought for numerous unspecified felony charges. Tate's last known address was 6050 Kayla's Ridge Road in Connelly Springs.
37-year-old Amanda Leanne Napier was added to the Burke County Sheriff's Office most wanted list. She's charged with felony breaking and entering along with misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods. Napier's last known address was 9709 Roger Hill Road in Connelly Springs.
40-year-old Clinton R. Burton is wanted by authorities in Burke County on a probation violation. The probation was imposed as a result of drug offenses. Burton's last known address was 500 East Meeting Street, Apartment 4, 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.