22-year-old Tiffany Leila Ann Caraway was arrested Thursday (August 16) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. Caraway was arrested shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday and placed in jail in Burke County under $4,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (August 20).
20-year-old Tyler James Bledsoe was arrested this morning (August 17) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule VI controlled substance and possession of schedule VI controlled substance. Bledsoe was arrested shortly after 2:30 a.m. today and placed in jail in Morganton under $5,500 secured bond. A court date is scheduled for September 11.
53-year-old Kenneth William Church of Patrick Drive in Taylorsville was arrested Thursday (August 16) by Probation and Parole Officers. He's charged with felony probation violation. Church was confined in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $15,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (August 20).
New names were added to the Burke County most wanted list earlier this month.
29-year-old Amber Jerae Greene is wanted by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with probation violation. Greene's last known address was 9520 View Drive in Hickory. She was added to the Burke County most wanted list on August 3.
49-year-old Sheila Hollifield Kirby was also added to the most wanted list this month. She's also wanted on a charge of probation violation. Kirby's last known address was 1855 Hilferty Road in Hickory. She was also added to the most wanted list on August 3.
Authorities in Burke County are still seeking Crystal Lea Perkins. She's wanted on chargesd of possession of stolen goods, fictitious information to an officer, and probation violation. Perkins is wanted in several jurisdictions. Her last known address was 1041 Iron Lane in Morganton. Perkins was added to the Burke County most wanted list June 22, 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to submit an anonymous tip you can do so through Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.
33-year-old Crystal Nicole Randleman of West Bandys Cross Road in Claremont was arrested Thursday (August 16) by Probation and Parole Officers. She's charged with three felony counts of probation violation. The probation was imposed on charges of deliver or sell schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell schedule II controlled substance, and possession of controlled substance. Randleman was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 bond. She's scheduled to appear in Superior Court Monday (August 20).
27-year-old Anthony Shawn Cardwell of Mathis Church Road in Catawba was arrested Thursday by Probation and Parole Officers. He was charged with felony probation violation. Cardwell was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A Superior Court date is set for Monday (August 20).
33-year-old Brian Alan Good of 44th Avenue Drive NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (August 16) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methampetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Good was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court date is scheduled for Monday (August 20).
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today (August 16) that Jackson Corrugated, LLC will open a facility in Morganton creating 42 jobs and investing $11.5-million over the next five years. Jackson Corrugated will occupy the American Roller Bearing building on Chain Drive.
Jackson Corrugated is a subsidiary of the Jackson Paper Company, which has been based in Sylva, N.C. since its inception in 1995. The Morganton location will be a sheet-feeder plant, processing rolled paper from Sylva into small cardboard products. The need for a new facility in N.C. arose as the Jackson Paper Company’s needs outgrew the capacity of an existing facility in Dalton, Georgia.
One North Carolina funding in the amount of $100,000 has been awarded to the company. In addition, the company was awarded a $276,000 grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation for the purchase of equipment. They have also applied for a $500,000 Building Reuse Grant to renovate and up-fit the building for their needs.
For more information, visit jacksonpaper.net.
40-year-old Daniel Wayne Wood of 1st Avenue N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 16) on one felony count of assault by strangulation and one misdemeanor count of assault inflicting serious injury. He was also charged with misdemeanor larceny and failure to appear on one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Wood was taken into custody without incident at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club just minutes after midnight today after what Police described as a domestic assault. The suspect was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he was held without bond on assault charges. He was given an $1,800 bond on the other charges. An appearance in District Court was set for August 20 in Newton. Additional court dates are coming up on September 5 & 13.
43-year-old Christina Davis Jolly of Trophy Drive in Statesville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with five felony counts of statutory rape of a child 15-years-old or younger and two counts of felony statutory sex offense with a child 15-years-old or younger.
On April 29, 2018 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report in reference to a 15-year-old child living in an Iredell County foster home, possibly being sexually abused by their guardian. The investigation was turned over to the Special Victim’s Unit and Department of Social Services.
Based on the child’s interview at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center, it was determined Christina Davis Jolly, was engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a juvenile male. Jolly agreed to relinquish foster parent rights to the juvenile in July and was to have no contact with the juvenile after this point.
While the investigation was ongoing it was discovered that Jolly was still in contact with the juvenile through several social media channels. Based on this evidence, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Jolly’s residence and seized several computers and other electronic devices.
The charges were filed against Jolly on two separate occasions, with the most recent counts being filed Wednesday (August 15). She was given $275,000 bond. Jolly was a teacher with the Iredell Statesville School System up until this point, the victim in this case was not a student of hers.
35-year-old Christopher Alan Pruett was arrested this morning (August 16) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, along with misdemeanor counts of simple possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, violation of registration provisions, driving during revocation, and no liability insurance.
Pruett was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. today at an address on Jamestown Road in Morganton. He was placed in jail under $3,300 secured bond. A court date was scheduled today.
51-year-old Gary Wayne Tolbert of Charles Williams Lane in Granite Falls was arrested Wednesday (August 15) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and carrying a concealed weapon. Tolbert was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (August 16).
30-year-old Derek Adam Brown of East 20th Street in Newton was arrested Wednesday (August 15) on charges filed by the Newton Police Department and Catawba County Sheriff's Office. Brown is charged by Newton Police with second degree kidnapping and resisting a public officer. The Sheriff's Office charged him with communicating threats. Brown was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $100,000 bond A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (August 20).
34-year-old Derek Scott Frenceschini of Hickory, will spend at least seven years in prison after being convicted of multiple crimes and admitting his status as a habitual felon during Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday (August 15).
The Honorable Tommy Davis, Superior Court Judge from Rutherford County, imposed the active prison term of seven to 10 years for Frenceschini following his guilty plea. The defendant pleaded guilty to multiple counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of at least five counterfeit instruments and fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle.
In addition, the defendant was given a suspended sentence of 10 to 21 months with 36 months of supervised probation that will begin at the conclusion of his active sentence. Frenceschini will serve his sentence in custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.
His prison term was enhanced by habitual felon status stemming from prior convictions for possession of cocaine in Surry County (April 2004), possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine in Catawba County (April 2008) and obtaining property by false pretense in Lincoln County (October 2011).
Frenceschini was found to be in possession of methamphetamine when he was picked up on orders for his arrest in May 2014. In August of that year, he led officers on a chase through Hickory and into Burke County before crashing the vehicle he was driving.
In June 2015, the defendant was found to be in possession of cocaine. Two months later, he was found lying on the ground in a confused state. He again had an outstanding order for his arrest, and a search revealed him to be in possession of counterfeit currency and methamphetamine. He later was found to be in possession of methamphetamine when he was picked up on an order for arrest in February 2018.
The cases were investigated by Hickory Police Department and the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant District Attorney Sean Baetjer handled prosecution for the State.
32-year-old David Andrew Barnes of Bridges Avenue in Connelly Springs was arrested Wednesday (August 15) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers, he's charged with murder.
Burke County Deputies responded to a call at approximately 2:00 a.m. today to a shooting at 9385 Costner Road in Burke County. Deputies found one deceased person, 49-year-old Roger Dewayne Hoglan of South Center Street in Hildebran. The victim was found at the scene in a vehicle.
The Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division began conducting interviews with witnesses, requested assistance from the SBI, and secured a search warrant for the vehicle. Following the interviews, David Andrew Barnes was arrested.
Barnes was placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility where he is being held without a bond until his first appearance in District Court Thursday (August 16).
A 45-year-old man drowned yesterday (August 14) in Lake Norman in Mooresville.
Iredell County Deputies were dispatched to the Williamson Road Bridge over Lake Norman after a passerby on Williamson Road reported seeing an individual struggling to swim just west of the bridge. Deputies began to search the area and a nearby footpath. The Officers found a silver Honda Odyssey parked on the shoulder near the scene.
Deputies spoke with witnesses to identify the location where the swimmer was last seen. The Sheriff’s lake patrol boat arrived on the scene and used side-scan sonar to search the lake bottom. Local fire departments assisted in the search. Detectives flew a drone over the area to search for objects in the water.
Sonar revealed suspicious objects in the area the swimmer was last seen. A dive team responded. At 7 p.m., recovered the victim’s body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Foul play is not suspected, though the investigation is ongoing.
32-year-old Jonathan Todd Griffin of Liberty Church Road in Hickory was arrested today (August 15) by Long View Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to appear on a count of assault on a female. Griffin was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $6,000 bond. District Court appearances are scheduled for next Monday (August 20) and September 19.
37-year-old Curtis Leon Odom of Snow Creek Road in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:25 last night (August 14) for felony possession of cocaine.
He was arrested after Officers stopped a 2001 Ford Taurus near 1st Avenue S.E. and 4th Street S.E. During the stop, Police found 1.6 grams of crack cocaine.
Odom was taken into custody without incident. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was set for next Monday (August 20) in Newton.
34-year-old Steven Michael Sisk was arrested Tuesday (August 14) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture schedule II controlled substance. Sisk was arrested at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday and placed in jail in Morganton under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (August 15).
40-year-old Jamie Maxwell Glover of Norwood Street in Lenoir was arrested Tuesday (August 14) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine and failure to appear. Glover was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court Tuesday.