17-year-old Kenneth Marcel Gregory of Statesville Road in Charlotte was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with 56 counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, 20 counts of misdemeanor larceny, five counts of larceny of a firearm, one count of felony larceny and one count of larceny of a motor vehicle.
From Tuesday, May 16 to Wednesday, June 14 2017 multiple reports were made to the Sheriff’s Office regarding vehicles being broken into in the Troutman and Mooresville area. Detectives were able to gather information from the various reports and door to door neighborhood canvassing that the suspect(s) were targeting mostly unlocked vehicles and stealing anything of value left in the unlocked vehicles. Home owners provided home surveillance video of a male suspect using a hooded jacket to help conceal his identity as he entered the vehicles.
Detectives learned that a stolen credit card was used just hours after some of the crimes were committed. Detectives were able to find out that one of the locations the credit card was used was a convenience store in Charlotte. The business worked with Detectives to get the video of the suspect that used the card.
The video footage showed a Jeep Renegade that was already listed as being involved in multiple vehicle breaking and entering cases in the Mooresville area. The suspect, later identified as Kenneth Marcel Gregory, was seen getting out of the Jeep Renegade and entering the business to make the purchase with the stolen credit card.
Gregory was arrested and placed in jail under $200,000.00 secured bond. He has District Court dates scheduled for Thursday (August 3) and August 17.
30-year-old Jamie Marie Reich, also known as Jamie Marie Sigmon, of Oxford School Road in Catawba was arrested Monday (July 31) by Hickory Police Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, simple possession of schedule II & III controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Reich was taken into custody without incident shortly before noon yesterday at a retail store on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard S.E. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $16,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (August 1) in Newton.
32-year-old Chou Lee of 19th Street NW in Hickory was arrested Monday (July 31) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver methaqualone or quaalude, three counts apiece of the sale of methamphetamine and delivery of meth, and one count apiece of the delivery of marijuana, sale of heroin, and delivery of heroin. Lee was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $50,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (August 1).
49-year-old Kenneth Leroy “K-Love” Roberts of 3rd Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about eight o’clock Friday night (July 28) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, plus one misdemeanor count each of cyberstalking and making a threatening phone call. He was also charged with failure to appear on a child support warrant.
He was arrested after Hickory Police stopped a 1993 Chevy Corsica on 3rd Street Place S.W. near 8th Avenue Drive S.W. due to a fictitious registration plate. During the stop, the driver was identified as Kenneth Leroy Roberts. Officers learned that Roberts had outstanding arrest warrants from Lincoln County. During the arrest, Officers found 1.6 grams of cocaine.
Roberts was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $12,500, secured, plus a $1,000 bond on the child support charge. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 31) in Newton, with a Lincoln County court date coming up on August 18.
35-year-old Alexander Edward Tucker was arrested Sunday (July 30) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury by strangulation. Tucker was placed in jail in Morganton under $50,000 secured bond. A court appearance was scheduled for today (July 31).
32-year-old Amanda Nicole Hollar, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 8:30 Friday night (July 28) on two felony counts of unlawfully obtaining a financial card and three felony counts of financial card transaction fraud.
Hollar was arrested after she allegedly utilized the victim’s credit cards at multiple locations in Hickory. The suspect was located after the victim received notifications of fraudulent activity on the cards.
Hollar was taken into custody without incident at a grocery store on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. She was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $18,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today (July 31) in Newton.
24-year-old Cameron Adam Herndon of Rattlesnake Lane in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (July 30) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and accessory after the fact and a misdemeanor count of larceny. Herndon was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 11.
62-year-old Lawrence Steven Louison, who is listed as a homeless person, was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:30 Friday morning (July 28) as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state.
On July 25, Hickory Police responded to a hotel on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory where a subject that had been attempting to gain entry into rooms at the hotel. Officers located the man and identified him as Lawrence Louison. Louison then left the property without incident.
During the Officer’s follow-up investigation, it was determined Louison was in violation of his sex offender registry status. With coordination from the District Attorney’s office in the Berkshire County town of North Adams, Massachusetts, Louison’s warrant was updated for extradition. Louison was again located on Friday and taken into custody without incident at a grocery store on Highway 70 S.W.
Louison was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $250,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (July 31) in Newton.
54-year-old Paul Gordon Barnowski of Wardensville, West Virginia was arrested Friday (July 28) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of trafficking schedule I controlled substance by possession and transport, and possession of methamphetamine.
On Friday (July 28) members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team, stopped a Southbound Nissan Altima with a Maryland registration plate for a traffic violation. After approaching the car and speaking with the suspect Paul Gordon Barnowski and his father, deputies gained information through the investigation and a search of the vehicle was conducted.
After conducting the search of the vehicle, deputies located numerous dosage units of Oxycodone tablets and a gram of methamphetamine. Barnowski was jailed under $150,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.
26-year-old Kristy Nicole Hastings of Statesville and 28-year-old Eddie Ming Vang of Stony Point were both arrested Saturday (July 29) by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers. Hastings was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and felony possession of methamphetamine. Vang was charged with felony possession of cocaine.
At about 2:05 Saturday afternoon, Officers responded to an address on Mason Dixon Lane in Statesville where a female with a knife and a male subject were reportedly trying to run over a person with a vehicle. Deputies arrived, took control of the scene and began their investigation.
It was determined that there was no assault involving the motor vehicle. Deputies determined that Kristy Hastings had attempted to attack her brother with a knife. As Hastings was taken into custody, a plastic bag containing methamphetamine was found on her person. During the investigation, a plastic bag of powder cocaine was also located. Officers determined that the cocaine belonged to Eddie Ming Vang.
Both suspects were teken to the Iredell County Detention Center. Hastings was given a $2,500 bond, while Vang’s bond was set at $1,000. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today (July 31).
Hastings has a prior criminal history of breaking & entering, larceny and drug charges.
Caldwell County Sheriff Alan Jones received a service award for significant contributions and ten years of dedication and service as Sheriff to the State of North Carolina and the citizens of Caldwell County. The award was given at the 95th annual Training Conference held at the Sea Trail Convention Center in Sunset Beach, North Carolina.
This is the sixth year the ten-year service award has been presented to North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association members. The award is a symbol of the organization’s commitment to serving the sheriffs of North Carolina.
18-year-old Christopher Dale Wilson Whitaker of Grandin Road in Lenoir was arrested Saturday (July 29) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Whitaker was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (July 31).
Catawba County Commissioner Kitty Barnes was appointed to serve as Chair of the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Environment, Energy & Land Use Steering Committee during the 2017 NACo Annual Conference, which was held July 21-24 in Columbus, Ohio.
Barnes, who has previously served as Vice Chair of the committee, was joined at the conference by Commissioners Barbara Beatty, Sherry Butler and Dan Hunsucker. The Environment, Energy & Land Use Steering Committee develops policy platforms, resolutions, and legislative priorities for NACo related to all matters pertaining to air, water, energy and land use. Barnes will work with several other NACo members appointed to serve on the committee from across the country.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo assists America’s 3,069 counties in pursuing excellence in public service to produce healthy, vibrant, safe and resilient counties. NACo promotes sound public policies, fosters county solutions and innovation, promotes intergovernmental and public-private collaboration and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.
38-year-old Michael Christopher Townsend of Brookdale Place NW in Lenoir was arrested Friday (July 28) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony attempted discharge of a firearm into an occupied dwelling or vehicle. Townsend was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court date was set for today (July 31).
26-year-old Joshua Stephen Moriarity of Whitner Street in Valdese was arrested Friday (July 28) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony fail to report a new address as a sex offender. Moriarity was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facilty under $20,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for September 18.
44-year-old Shane Vincent Amoroso of Denver Shores Lane in Denver, NC, was arrested Friday (July 28) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with two felony counts of breaking and entering and one felony count each of larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods.
Last Thursday (July 27) Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a breaking and entering call on Todd Lane in Denver. The victim told officers that on Wednesday (July 26) someone had removed screws from a two by four piece of wood that had been placed on the door to prevent break-ins. The suspect was able to remove the wood, enter the residence and leave with $40 in cash and a number of food items.
Unknown to the suspect, the landlord had placed a trail camera on a tree outside the home because of past break-ins. The camera recorded the individual breaking into the residence. Using an SD card from the trail camera deputies were able to identify the suspect as Shane Vincent Amoroso. He was arrested on Friday as he walked on Campground Road. Following the arrest, Amoroso was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in Lincoln County District Court today (July 31).
24-year-old Nicholas Daniel Hogue of Boone was arrested by Boone Police Officers. He's charged with three counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
According to a news release received Friday (July 28), on July 18, the Boone Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation concluded an investigation into the possession and distribution of child pornography. The investigation resulted in Hogue's arrest.
Hogue’s bond was set at $75,000 secured. A court date was scheduled for August 28.
38-year-old Christopher Wayne Darby of Salisbury was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of a firearm by convicted felon, possession of an altered firearm, possession of a weapon of mass destruction, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license revoked.
According to a news released issued last Friday (July 28), on June 26 Lt. C.L. Stone of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a 1999 model Dodge on Salisbury Highway. The officer had discovered that the driver, Christopher Darby, was operating the vehicle without a valid driver’s license. While issuing Darby a citation, Stone discovered that he is a convicted felon and has a prior history of illegal drug possession.
After questioning Darby briefly a search of his vehicle was conducted. During the search a modified shotgun with an 8-1/2 inch barrel was located under the driver’s seat. A small amount of Crystal Methamphetamine was also found along with a pipe used for smoking meth. Darby received a $25,000 secured bond. He has District Court dates scheduled for August 7 and September 18.
49-year-old William Thomas Farmer of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, was arrested last Wednesday (July 26) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony fail to notify change of address.
According to a news release issued last Friday (July 28), on July 24, Deputy John Adams of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit attempted to locate and verify an address on a registered sex offender, William Farmer. Deputy Adams made several attempts to find Farmer at his registered address but was unable to locate him. During the investigation Deputy Adams was able to talk with witnesses and learned that Farmer was staying in Virginia with family and also working in Ashe County.
Farmer failed to notify the Sheriff’s Office that he was living out of state resulting in a warrant for his arrest. Following his arrest, bond was set at $10,000 secured. A District Court date is set for August 16. Farmer's prior convictions include indecent liberties with a child, DWI, and simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance.
34-year-old Quantez Antonio Gaither of McKay Road in Newton was arrested Saturday (July 29) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with trafficking, opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule III controlled substance, and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Gaither was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $75,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for today (July 31).