More information has been released in the arrest of 41-year-old Christopher Bryan Salvador Martinez of Galena Park, Texas, initially reported yesterday (August 2) on WHKY. Martinez was arrested by Catawba Co. Sheriff's Officers Wednesday (August 1) on two counts of trafficking in methamphtamine. He was also charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive awaiting extradition to another state.
Sheriff's Officers stopped Martinez for a traffic violation. During the incident, Deputies found probable cause to believe that there were illegal narcotics in the vehicle. A search was conducted, leading to the seizure of more that 50 pounds of meth.
Martinez was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond on the drug charges set at $150,000, secured. He is being held without bond on the fugitive warrant. A District Court appearance on the fugitive warrant was scheduled yesterday in Newton. Martinez has a court date coming up on August 27 on the meth charges.
31-year-old Lashonda Evette Glover of “C” Avenue S.E. in Hickory and 46-year-old Richard Erskine Mullen II of Old Conover Startown Road in Newton were both arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 3). They were each charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance. Mullen also faces one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
The suspects were arrested after Police conducted a traffic stop at a convenience store on Highway 127 S.E. During the stop, Officers found 1.3 grams of crack cocaine, 0.5 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
Glover and Mullen were taken into custody without incident at 3:43 a.m. today. The suspects were placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for each set at $1,500, secured. Glover has since been released. First appearances in District Court were scheduled today in Newton.
33-year-old Stephen Wayne Peyatt of the Spring Lake Mobile Home Park in Granite Falls was arrested by Hickory Police early this morning (August 3). He was charged with felony breaking & entering a motor vehicle.
Peyatt was arrested shortly before 4 a.m. today at a bar on Highland Avenue N.E. in Hickory. His bond was set at $7,500, secured. A Superior Court date was scheduled for August 6 in Newton.
25-year-old Adam Kyle Ramsey of 20th Avenue S.W. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 4:30 yesterday afternoon (August 2) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
His arrest stems from an incident on November 21 of last year. At that time, Hickory Police conducted a traffic stop on Mitchell Drive, near 2nd Avenue S.E. During the stop, Officers found two grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Ramsey was taken into custody without incident yesterday at the Probation & Parole office on Main Avenue N.E. in Hickory. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released nearly two hours later under a $15,000 unsecured bond. An appearance in District Court was scheduled today in Newton.
28-year-old Antonio Carnell White and 62-year-old Alan Franklin McDaniels, both of the same 11th Street SW address in Hickory, were arrested Thursday (August 2) by Hickory Police Officers. White is charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule IV controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of methamphetamine, along with a misdemeanor count of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place to keep controlled substance.
McDaniels is charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver cocaine, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule VI controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance.
Both suspects were arrested without incident at their residence shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday. White was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $125,000 bond. McDaniels was given a $12,500 secured bond. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court today (August 3).
36-year-old Tarbara Keanotta Bell was arrested Thursday (August 2) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with felony first degree burglary along with misdemeanor counts of injury to personal property and injury to real property. Bell was arrested at an address on Shoal Road in Lincolnton at 4:19 a.m. Thursday. He was placed in jail in Lincolnton under $35,000 secured bond, a District Court date was scheduled today (August 3).
35-year-old Jonathan David Brittain was arrested Thursday (August 2) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance. Brittain was arrested shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday and placed in jail in Morganton under $15,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (August 6).
19-year-old Gregory Scott Harwood was arrested today (August 3) by authorities in Burke County. He's charged with felony possession of stolen goods, along with five misdemeanor counts of failure to appear and two misdemeanor counts of probation violation. Following the arrest, Harwood was placed in jail in Morganton under $35,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (August 6).
Last night’s (August 2) heavy rains washed out a section of Old Mocksville Road near Dunlap Gate Road in Statesville. N.C. Department of Transportation crews were on site to assess damage and determine what repairs are needed. A detour has been established for motorists along Dunlap Gate Road, U.S. 21, Jane Sowers Road and Old Mocksville Road. The road was scheduled to remain closed until repairs could safely be completed.
51-year-old Timothy David London of Dudley Avenue in Granite Falls was arrested Thursday (August 2) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He’s charged on a felony fugitive warrant from Horry County South Carolina. He faces unspecified charges in that county. London was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.
City of Morganton residents are again reporting that scammers are calling homes and businesses threatening to disconnect their electric service. The scammers demand immediate payment over the phone, claiming to be a technician with the City.
The City of Morganton will never call any utility customer by phone demanding immediate payment. City of Morganton customers who may get behind on their payments will be notified via a City utility bill, and City staff will work with customers to set up payment arrangements if at all possible.
If you receive a call, do not listen to the scammer's instructions. Hang up immediately and contact the City Electric Department at 828-438-5277. Do not share any personal information with these scammers and do not return any phone calls. Morganton Department of Public Safety Chief Ronnie Rector said that if residents receive a phone call from a scammer, they can report it to Public Safety via 828-437-1211.
31-year-old Donald Sylvester Cunningham Jr. of Patton Street in Morganton was arrested Wednesday (August 1) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony counts of assault by strangulation, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, kidnapping, and assault inflicting serious injury. Cunningham is also charged with misdemeanor counts of assault inflicting serious injury with a juvenile present, and resist, obstruct, and delay a public officer.
Early Wednesday morning, Morganton Public Safety Officers responded to check the welfare of a woman at an address on Patton Street after being contacted by her family. They had not heard from her for several days and believed she was being held against her will. When officers arrived at the address, interior lights were on and people could be seen moving around inside. Officers knocked and announced several times, but no one would come to the door.
A few minutes later, officers heard screams for help coming from the residence. They forced entry into the home and searched the main floor. On the second floor of the residence, officers found an adult female with apparent injuries, a juvenile child and two other adults. The suspect, Cunningham, was found in the basement, hiding behind a shelf.
Officers confirmed that the victim was being held against her will and is known to the suspect. The victim was transported to CHS Morganton for treatment. Cunningham was placed in the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility where his bond has been set at $200,000 secured. He has District Court dates scheduled for next Monday (August 6) and August 22.
The heavy rains and flooding in the region resulted in campers being stranded in Iredell County. According to published reports, the road leading to the Real McCoy Family Campground on Log Drive in Statesville flooded out Thursday (August 2), leaving campers at the site stranded.
Authorities say while the road is flooded, the campground is not. The published reports say as of early this morning (August 3), water was not rising in the area. Officials were out Thursday night checking on the campers and it was determined that they are not in any danger. Crews remained in the area overnight to make sure things remained safe. The flood waters had already started receding overnight.
Hickory Woman Jailed This Morning On Meth Possession Charge (More Information Added, 10:37 a.m., 8/3/18)Written by Rob Eastwood
48-year-old Amy Celeste Massagee of 16th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Thursday (August 2) by Hickory Police Officers. She was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine.
Late Thursday night Hickory Police conducted a traffic stop at 14th Street Drive NE and 14th Avenue NE. Officers found a small amount of methamphetamine and arrested the suspect without incident.
Massagee was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (August 3) under $2,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (August 6).
30-year-old Carson Aaron Bevis of Highway 10 East in Claremont was arrested Thursday (August 2) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, injury to personal property, and resisting a public officer. Bevis was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $30,000 bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (August 3).
31-year-old Donald Silvester Cunningham was arrested Wednesday (August 2) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He's charged with felony counts of assault by strangulation and assault inflicting serious bodily injury by strangulation. Cunningham was placed in jail in Morganton, no bond amount is listed. A District Court date was scheduled today (August 2).
36-year-old Jessica Lynn Propst and 61-year-old George Adamo, both of Quail Trail in Lincolnton, were arrested Wednesday (August 1) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. Propst is charged with four felony counts of identity theft and two misdemeanor counts of identity fraud. Adamo is charged with one misdemeanor count of accessory after the fact of a felony.
The arrests came after a report was made concerning the victim’s PayPal account being used to purchase items on eBay. According to detectives, the victim’s credit card associated with their PayPal account was used three separate times to purchase items from eBay and then delivered to the suspect’s house near the 100 block of Quail Trail in Lincolnton. Detectives say a fourth transaction occurred where cash was transferred from the victim’s account to another PayPal account belonging to the suspect’s roommate.
Propst received a $3,000 secured bond, Adamo was given a $1,500 unsecured bond. Propst had a District Court Date scheduled today (August 2) and Adamo is scheduled to appear in District Court September 7.
Maiden Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two larceny suspects. At about 4 a.m. on Sunday, July 19, Maiden Police responded to the Times B.P. gas station at 5862 Startown Road in Maiden.
The clerk told Officers that two black males had stolen three cases of beer, ten packs of cigarettes, a BIC lighter and two fountain drinks. The suspects left the area before Police arrived, traveling on Startown Road toward the 321 interchange.
Police reviewed security footage in which a silver, newer-model Toyota Rav 4 was seen entering the parking lot, traveling around the building and parking on the east side of the store. Two black males exited the Rav 4 and entered the store.
One of the men -- who was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans a “Gas Monkey” brand ball cap and Nike tennis shoes -- entered the beer cooler and took three cases of beer. The other man -- who was wearing a gray t-shirt, jeans and a ball cap with the letter “R” on the front -- asked the clerk for ten packs of cigarettes.
The men then attempted to purchase the items, but were told by the clerk that they couldn’t purchase alcohol at that hour in the morning. The suspects then exited the store, ran to the Toyota and left the area without paying for the items.
Anyone with information regarding the incident should call the Maiden Police Department at 828-428-5005.
19-year-old Tavares Labron Morrison of Fieldstone Road in Mooresville was arrested by Hickory Police at 4:45 yesterday afternoon (August 1) on two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and one felony count each of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance and the manufacture, sale, delivery or possession of a controlled substance on or near a playground. He was also charged with four felony probation violations. In addition, Morrison faces two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. The warrants for his arrest were issued on June 15 of this year in Iredell County.
Morrison was taken into custody without incident at an address on 7th Street Drive S.E. in Hickory. He was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility. No bond amount was listed, and Morrison was no longer in jail in Catawba County as of this morning. A District Court appearance in Mooresville was scheduled for August 3.
27-year-old Clinton Gregory Hicks of Jason Place in Lenoir was arrested Wednesday (August 1) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on a felony warrant as a fugitive from another state. Details on what state and the charges there were not available. Hicks was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today (August 2).