Iron Station Couple Charged with Stealing, Using Financial Bank Card of Roomate While He Was In HospitalWritten by Rob Eastwood
An Iron Station couple has been charged with stealing and using a financial bank card belonging to their roommate while he was hospitalized. 45-year-old Daniel Marcel Poovey and 44-year-old Tina Marie Funk Poovey, both of the same Newman Lane, Iron Station, address were arrested Monday (June 27) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. They're each charged with four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one felony count each of exploitation of an older or disabled adult and financial transaction card theft.
Deputies were dispatched on June 13 to a residence in the 100 block of Newman Lane, Iron Station to assist EMS on a medical call. The home’s occupant was being transported to CHS-Main after he was found lying on the floor in the bedroom. Daniel Poovey told deputies he called 9-1-1 to respond for the injured man.
On June 22, after Dale Tinsman was released from the hospital he reported to Detective Frank Runyon that while he was in the hospital someone used his Fifth Third Bank debit card and made four withdrawals from ATM machines in Iron Station and Lincolnton totaling $906.
During the investigation Detective Runyon went to the convenience stores where the withdrawals occurred and was able to identify the suspects as Daniel Poovey and his wife, Tina Poovey. Following their arrests, the suspects were placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $35,000 secured bond apiece. Daniel Poovey is scheduled to appear in District Court July 18. Tina Poovey has District Court appearances scheduled for July 12 and July 18.
A Catawba County man will serve a prison sentence of at least five years for robbing a man and holding the victim at gunpoint in his own home. The defendant previously worked for the victim. 24-year-old Eric Shannon West of Hickory entered a guilty plea to multiple charges at Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday (June 28).
West pleaded guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping and possession of stolen goods. The Honorable Robert C. Ervin, Superior Court Judge from Burke County, sentenced West to a prison term of five to seven years in custody of the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections. The defendant also received a suspended sentence of 14 to 26 months with 36 months of supervised probation for possession of a firearm by a felon.
The offenses occurred October 15, 2015. The male victim told officers from Hickory Police Department that he was awakened at his residence by two male subjects wearing masks. The suspects took turns holding the victim at gunpoint while rummaging through the residence for items to steal. At one point, one of the suspects referred to the other as “Eric.” They threatened to kill the victim if he attempted to leave the room before they left the residence.
The victim told investigators that he had been having some remodeling done at his residence, and one of the workers was identified as Eric Shannon West. Officers from HPD tracked the victim’s phone to a location near the residence of one of the suspects.
When the first suspect was taken into custody during a traffic stop, a pair of sneakers taken during the burglary were recovered from the car. He told police he received the sneakers from a friend at his residence, where additional items belonging to the victim also were located.
The suspect admitted to the crimes, implicating West as an accomplice. West was arrested on probation violations and was wearing property of the victim when he was booked into the Catawba County Detention Facility. The second suspect has pending court cases.
Justin Levey investigated the case for Hickory Police Department. Michelle Lippert was the prosecutor for the District Attorney’s Office.
The death of a man whose body was found in Burke County is now being investigated as a homicide. The body of 27-year-old Demetrius Marcellus Chisholm of Charlotte was found Sunday night (June 26) near Crescent Woods Road off Highway 126 near Lake James. The Burke County Sheriff's Office has determined that Chisholm's death was the result of a homicide caused by a gunshot wound.
The Burke County Sheriff’s Office and SBI continue to investigate the incident and interview witnesses. Additional information will be released when possible. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 828-764-9505 or Burke County Emergency Communications Center 911.
24-year-old Cody Allen Hudgins has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers for violating a domestic violence protection order (DVPO).
On June 27, Hudgins attended a domestic violence protection order hearing in which he was the defendant in a civil action. Iredell County Det. Sgt. Katie Harwell was present at the hearing when the victim testified that Hudgins approached her and asked her to drop the DVPO. Hudgins also took the stand and admitted in open court that he did approach the victim and spoke to her prior to their case.
The victim was granted a permanent DVPO, which will stay in effect for one year. Det. Sgt. Harwell arrested Hudgins for violation of the temporary DVPO, which was still in effect at the time Hudgins spoke to the victim in court. The temporary order stated that Hudgins was to have no contact with the victim.
Hudgins was placed in the Iredell County Jail without bond, due to the domestic nature of the offense. In a hearing the following day, bond was set at $2,000, secured. He will next appear in court on August 3.
28-year-old Keon Rashawn Harrison of 4th Street Drive N.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 11:25 last night (June 28) on one felony count of larceny and misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present.
He was arrested in connection to an incident on June 21 that began in Taylorsville. Harrison allegedly assaulted a 28-year-old Taylorsville woman. He and the victim previously had a relationship and had lived together. He reportedly punched the victim and hit her with a shotgun.
Harrison, the victim and two children, age one and two, then got into the victim’s vehicle and headed to Hickory. Harrison stopped at Viewmont Self Storage on 23rd Avenue N.E. in Hickory where he pushed the victim out the vehicle and drove away with the children.
The victim flagged down a motorist and called Police. While Officers were on the scene, Police spotted the vehicle. It was driven by another man who was not implicated in any wrongdoing. The children were still in the vehicle. The suspect reportedly drove to the other man’s house and asked him to take the vehicle and the children back to the victim at the storage facility.
Warrants were issued for Harrison’s arrest. The victim did not require medical treatment and the children were not harmed.
Harrison was taken into custody without incident Tuesday on the 1400 block of 6th Street Circle N.W. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility where he is being held without bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
37-year-old Jeffery Scott Clark of 24th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about noon yesterday (June 28) on two felony counts each of breaking & entering and larceny.
Clark was charged in connection to a June 23 break-in at the Shiv Mart on 2nd Street N.E. in Hickory and one other unspecified break-in. Cigarettes were stolen and Police found broken glass and a rock in front of the store. Images from the June 23 incident were posted on H.P.D.’s Facebook page last Friday.
The Shiv Mart and the nearby Cubbard Express were also both broken into Monday (June 27), as reported yesterday on WHKY. Clark is a possible suspect in those break-ins and others that have occurred in the area recently. Cigarettes were the only items taken in each case. The investigation is ongoing.
Clark was taken into custody Tuesday at the Speedway convenience store. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. A first appearance in District Court was set for today in Newton.
32-year-old Christina Marie Mostacato of Kristin Lane in Hudson was arrested today (Wednesday, June 29) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of larceny and obtaining property by false pretense. Mostacato was jailed under $2,000 bond at the Catawba County Detention Facility. A District Court date is set for Thursday (June 30).
34-year-old Adam Quincy Howard of Mays Chapel Church Road in Maiden was arrested Tuesday (June 28) by Maiden Police Officers. He's charged with attempted first degree arson, resisting a public officer, and communicating threats. Howard was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $75,000 bond. A District Court date is set for Thursday (June 30).
32-year-old Jerry Mathew Anjerok was arrested Tuesday (June 28) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of indecent liberties with a child, incest between certain relatives, and child abuse. Anjerok was placed in jail in Morganton under $225,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Wednesday, June 29).
An eastern Catawba County home was destroyed in a fire late Tuesday night. According to WBTV, the fire burned a farm house on Wike Road in Catawba. Firefighters arrived at approximately 11:45 p.m. to find the two-story home fully engulfed in flames.
One man was reportedly inside the home and he did make it out safely. Five agencies responded to the blaze. One firefighter was reportedly taken to the hospital as a precaution due to elevated blood pressure. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
A Conover man will spend at least 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple sexual offenses involving a minor female child.
27-year-old Joshua Lee Lipford was given an active prison term of 24 to 39 years in custody of the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections by the Honorable Robert C. Ervin, Superior Court Judge from Burke County, following his guilty plea in Catawba County Superior Court on Monday (June 27).
Lipford pleaded guilty to four counts of statutory sex offense with a victim 13, 14 or 15 years old by a defendant at least six years older and three counts of statutory rape of a victim 13, 14 or 15 years old by a defendant at least six years older.
In addition to the prison sentence, Lipford also will be required to register as a sex offender and enroll in satellite-based monitoring for life. In addition, he agreed to cooperate with law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office in prosecution of two co-defendants involved in the case. One other co-defendant already entered a guilty plea for involvement with the case.
The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has cancelled a Silver Alert that had been issued for a missing endangered man from Catawba County, 57-year-old Tony Marshall Danner.
The Silver Alert was issued at 3:12 a.m. and was cancelled at 8:25 a.m. Mr. Danner returned to his home on his own and is reported to be safe and unharmed.
56-year-old Omus Jermerl Napier of 4th Street S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 4:45 yesterday afternoon (June 27) on one felony count of discharging a firearm in to occupied property and one misdemeanor count of assault on a female.
The charges come in connection to an incident on September 25 of last year when Police were called to a residence on 4th Street S.E. in Hickory where three people in the living room in an apartment when they heard a window break. Outside holding a rifle, they saw the suspect, who they recognized as the resident of another apartment in the complex.
Officers went to Napier’s apartment where they found a Daisy Powerline 880 BB gun. The Magistrate issued a warrant for the suspect’s arrest, but when Officers returned to the apartment to serve the warrant, Napier was no longer there. He was eventually taken into custody three days later.
No one was injured in the shooting.
Napier was again taken into custody without incident yesterday at Hickory Police headquarters. He was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $16,000 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was set for July 1 with a District Court date on the assault charge coming up on August 2.
27-year-old Joshua Nathaniel Jones of “B” Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at nine o’clock last night on two counts of failure to appear, one in connection to a felony probation violation and the other in connection to the sale of cocaine.
He was taken into custody without incident at Hickory Police headquarters. Jones was jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Faclity under a $200,000 secured bond. A Superior Court date was set for August 25 in Newton.
The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death. The victim is 27-year-old Demetrius Marcellus Chisholm of Charlotte.
At about 8:55 Sunday night (June 26), Officers responded to a call regarding a possible body found near Crescent Woods Road in Morganton, off of Highway 126 near Lake James. Deputies confirmed the death and Sheriff’s Detectives initiated a death investigation, identifying the deceased as Mr. Chisholm.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist. The investigation is continuing. More information will be released as the investigation progresses and after an autopsy is completed.
Anyone with information regarding the death of Demetrius Marcellus Chisholm should contact the Burke County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division at 828-764-9505 or call 9-1-1.
51-year-old David Ray Parker of Houston Avenue in Hickory was arrested last Friday (June 24) by Burke County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods.
According to a news release issued today (Tuesday, June 28), on May 31, deputies with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a breaking and entering in progress. Upon arrival, officers learned that a family member of the homeowner caught a male suspect in the act of removing items from a garage located on the property. When the family member pulled in to the victim’s driveway, the suspect fled on foot through the woods in the direction of Miller Bridge Road taking with him numerous fishing rods and other fishing gear from the homeowner.
Officers learned that the suspect had fled through the woods and went to several local businesses in an attempt to avoid being caught. Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division reviewed video surveillance footage from a local business and identified the suspect as David Ray Parker. A warrant was obtained on Parker on the previously mentioned felony charges.
During the early morning hours last Friday, Parker was located in the Icard area and taken into custody and placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. He made his first court appearance Monday (June 27).
Hickory Police are investigating multiple break-ins at local convenience stores, including two that occurred early Monday morning (June 27). The Cubbard Express and the Shiv Mart, both on 2nd Street N.E. in Hickory, were each victimized between midnight and 2:25 a.m. yesterday. The Shiv Mart was also the scene of a previous, similar incident.
A Police spokesperson says that in each case, a white male suspect broke a window and stole a substantial quantity of cigarettes. The same man is a possible suspect in several other break-ins.
In addition to the image shown here, photos of the suspect are posted on the Hickory Police Department’s Facebook page.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect should call Hickory Police at 828-328-5551.
Katherine Cater will be the new principal at Hickory High School. The announcement was made during last night’s (June 27) Hickory Public Schools Board of Education meeting. She will assume her new role on July 1.
Ms. Cater, with nearly 20 years of instructional and administrative experience, most recently served as principal and director of academics for Cristo Rey Jesuit Preparatory School in Houston, Texas. Prior to leading Cristo Rey, Ms. Cater was the founding principal of Wilkes Early College High School in Alexander County.
She holds a Masters of School Administration from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Salem College. Ms. Cater has also completed formal studies at Oxford University in England and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, in addition to executive leadership training from Bain & Company.
A native of Texas, Ms. Cater considers North Carolina to be her home, having lived in Alleghany and Surry counties for 18 years. She has grown children with families in Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Charleston, S.C.
Ms. Cater enjoys modest hiking excursions in the mountains, skeet shooting and playing bridge. She also enjoys travel with family and friends.
19-year-old Devan Lane Black was arrested Sunday (June 26) by Iredell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
Sunday, at approximately 10:56 a.m., Lieutenant Dwayne Christian, Deputy Brock Henderson and Deputy Kevin Hall were dispatched to the 100 block of Country Life Drive, in reference to a subject that had been hit multiple times with a metal pipe and had a knife pulled on him. Once on the scene, Deputy Henderson spoke to the victim, Samuel Hancock. The victim said that he was on Estate Drive, when an altercation began with the suspect, Devan Black.
Hancock said that the suspect attacked him with a metal pipe and hit him multiple times in the head area, leaving a severe laceration to the scalp. Deputies then went to 141 Estate Drive and spoke with Black. After speaking with the suspect, he was arrested and charged, then placed in jail under $100,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for July 18.
34-year-old Michael Ellis Presnell of Marley Place in Hudson was arrested Monday (June 27) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Presnell was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Tuesday, June 28).