27-year-old Lauren Molita Anderson of 19th Avenue S.E. in Hickory (a.k.a. Lauren Mathis Anderson) was arrested by Hickory Police early Saturday morning for a felony probation violation. Anderson is on probation as she serves a 24-month suspended sentence following an April 2017 conviction in Catawba County for larceny and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
She also faces charges for possession of marijuana paraphernalia, shoplifting; resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer and a misdemeanor probation violation.
Anderson was taken into custody without incident at about 1:30 a.m. at a used car dealership on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. She was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $22,500 secured bond. An appearance in Superior Court was scheduled for July 17 in Newton. District Court dates were set for July 26 and September 14.
Officials with the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) confirmed Friday (July 7) that water quality in Pott Creek and South Fork of the Catawba River near Lincolnton is returning to normal conditions after a 200,000-gallon manure spill on June 26. State officials have also confirmed that public water suppliers for Lincolnton and Dallas, which use the South Fork of the Catawba River as a source and are downstream of the spill, are returning to normal operations.
A pump malfunction on June 26 at the Gladden Dairy in Catawba County caused the manure to spill into the headwaters of nearby Pott Creek, which flows into the South Fork of the Catawba River, officials said. Repairs to the dairy’s waste management system are ongoing. DEQ officials will continue to monitor the situation.
Following the spill, DEQ officials have been monitoring and sampling the water quality from the spill location, downstream into South Carolina. Officials confirmed that the factors used to measure the quality of the water are returning to normal conditions for this time of year.
State water quality officials also will continue to monitor conditions in the creek and investigate the spill to determine any appropriate enforcement action. State and local officials are working together to address any water quality and public health concerns related to the spill.
34-year-old Chucky Glenn Sumlin of Coventry Terrace in Hudson was arrested Sunday (July 9) by Hudson Police Officers. He's charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Following the arrest, Sumlin was given a custody release. He's scheduled to appear in Superior Court September 11.
32-year-old Virginia Kathy Decker of Abington Road in Lenoir was arrested yesterday (Sunday, July 9) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with failure to appear on felony counts of financial card theft and fraud. Decker was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $40,000 secured bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for July 24.
45-year-old Gentry Carroll Treadway of Banner Road NE in Conover was arrested Sunday (July 9) on charges filed by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office and Conover Police. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine by the Sheriff's Office. Conover Police charged Treadway with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
Treadway was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $95,000 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (July 10) and September 11. A Superior Court appearance on the firearm charge is set for August 21.
Three new names have been added to the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List.
24-year-old Stephenson Eugene Clark is wanted by authorities in Burke County on a count of felony parole violation on a charge of possession of stolen goods. Clark's last known address was 408 37th Street SW in Hickory.
36-year-old Rebecca Allendria McCloud is one of the new suspects added to the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List. She's wanted on a charge of felony probation violation. McCloud's last known address was 7510 Quail Ridge Road in Hickory.
26-year-old Matthew Eugene South is wanted by authorities in Burke County on a charge of misdemeanor out of county probation violation. The last known address for South is 2306 Putman Street, Lot 10, in Morganton.
All three suspects were added to the list last Friday (July 7). You can see the entire list of suspects wanted in Burke County at www.burkesheriff.org. If you have any information on any of the individuals on the Most Wanted List, you can contact the Burke County Sheriff's Office by calling 828-438-5500 or e-mailing email@example.com. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers, their number is 828-437-3333.
41-year-old Ricky Lee Robbins of Chester Road in Lenoir was arrested Friday (July 7) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession of stolen motor vehicle and probation violation. In addition, Robbins is charged with failure to appear on counts of possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, driving while license revoked, and fictitious or altered tag. Robbins was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $75,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (July 10) and a Superior Court date is set for August 7.
23-year-old Markeemeious Deshaun Morgan of 1st Street SW in Hickory was arrested Saturday (July 8) by Conover Police Officers. He's charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure, along with two misdemeanor counts of violation of domestic violence protective order and single misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer, no operators license, and expired registration. Morgan was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,500 bond. District Court appearances were scheduled for today (July 10) and August 11.
25-year-old Bradley Michael Swink of Chevy Drive in Claremont was arrested today (July 7) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Swink was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $10,000 bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for Monday (July 10).
32-year-old David Alan Webb of NC Highway 27 West in Lincolnton was arrested early this morning (July 7) by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with one felony count of speeding to elude arrest and one misdemeanor count each of driving while license revoked, resist, delay and obstruct a public officer and assault on a government official.
This morning at 12:25 deputies were on South Industrial Park Road when they were advised by the Lincoln County Communications Center that a Lincolnton Police Department officer was behind a four wheeler traveling Country Club Road toward Salem Church Road.
Deputies Schaeffer and Richard observed the four-wheeler come from behind a business on South Industrial Park Road. It was operated by a rider in black clothing, a white helmet and a black backpack. Officers activated emergency equipment when the four-wheeler sped away reaching speed of 55 miles per hour. The ATV turned onto Atlantic Lane where it crashed into a utility pole blocking a drive to private property.
The rider left the four-wheeler and ran to a nearby trail through the woods. Deputy Richard was in pursuit on foot when the man threw his helmet striking the officer in the hand. The suspect slipped and fell and officers took him into custody after a brief struggle. Deputy Richard’s right hand was broken from the impact of the helmet.
Webb was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $37,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.
30-year-old Johnny Trevor Rippy of North Brushwood Circle in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police shortly after 11 o’clock last night (July 6) on one felony count of possession of a controlled substance. The warrant for his arrest was issued by the Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Office in September of last year.
Rippy was taken into custody without incident at a residence on 1st Street S.W. in Hickory. He was processed at the Hickory Police Department and then released under a $5,000 unsecured bond. He was scheduled to appear in Superior Court on July 24 in Lenoir.
28-year-old Meranda Leeann Waycaster of Crystal Creek Road in Morganton was arrested Thursday (July 6) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny, and possession of stolen goods or property. Waycaster was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. Her next District Court date is set for July 27.
43-year-old James Paul Dugger of Freezer Locker Road in Hudson was arrested by Hickory Police shortly before two o’clock yesterday afternoon (July 6) on one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was arrested after Hickory Police received information regarding narcotics activity in two rooms at the Budget Inn on Highway 70 S.W. In one of the rooms, Officers found 0.1 grams of crack cocaine, multiple smoking pipes and other paraphernalia. Dugger was arrested. Another male in the room and a female were not charged. In the parking lot, Police also found and seized a syringe containing a brown liquid.
Dugger was placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $5,000, secured. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today in Newton.
56-year-old Freddie Joe White of NE Cottrell Hill Road in Lenoir was arrested Thursday (July 6) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Following the arrest, White was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for July 27.
23-year-old Dustin Lee Fortenberry of Caroleen Road in Forest City was arrested Thursday (July 6) by Granite Falls Police Officers. He's charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Fortenberry was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for Thursday.
23-year-old Autumn Marie Burhans of Jacobs Lane in Morganton was arrested Thursday (July 6) by Granite Falls Police Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Burhans was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $30,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for Thursday.
35-year-old Matthew James Montgomery of Red Apple Drive in Bessemer City was arrested Thursday (July 6) by Newton Police Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with attempt to obtain controlled substance by forgery or fraud. Montgomery was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $2,500 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for today (July 7).
27-year-old Christin Miranda Coffey of Summerfield Circle in Conover was arrested Thursday (July 6) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Coffey was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court date was set for today (July 7).
Two suspects who were on the Burke County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List have been arrested in separate cases.
On Wednesday (July 5) 29-year-old Eric Seth Adams of Spring Way Drive in Charlotte, turned himself in to the Burke County Sheriff's Office. He was wanted on a probation violation for felony larceny and possession of stolen goods or property. Adams had been on the Burke County Most Wanted list for 73 weeks. He was given a $500 secured bond. A court date is scheduled for September 11.
On Thursday (July 6), the Burke County Sheriff’s Office received a Crimestoppers tip regarding the location of 34-year-old Kristopher Keith Childers of Moon Valley Court in Morganton. Childers had been on the Burke County Most Wanted list for approximately four weeks. He was wanted on various charges by authorities in Burke County and was also wanted by Adult Probation and Parole for absconding. When officers arrived at 1930 Moon Valley Court, they saw 39-year-old Elizabeth Chaney Stilwell in a bedroom of the residence watching Childers crawl under the bed. Neither Childers nor Stilwell would acknowledge the officers. Eventually, Stilwell opened the door and Childers was taken into custody. Burke County DSS was contacted in reference to a small child who was inside the residence.
Childers was charged with several misdemeanor offenses along with felony probation violation. Stilwell was charged with misdemeanor resisting a public officer. Childers was jailed under no bond, Stilwell's bond was set at $1,000 secured. Childers has court dates scheduled for July 19 and 25 and August 7. Stilwell's court appearance is scheduled for August 17.
Sutter Street Manufacturing plans to create 72 new jobs with an expansion in Catawba County. The upholstered furniture manufacturing company plans to invest $1.9 million over three years to upgrade its 411,000 square foot facilities in Claremont.
Sutter Street Manufacturing produces upholstered home furnishings for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. through brands like Pottery Barn, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home. Williams-Sonoma established the operation in 2007 with 25 associates. Sutter Street Manufacturing now employs 583 artisans. The 72 new jobs will be phased in over the next three years.
While compensation will vary by position, average salaries for the new jobs are expected to be $47,840, above the Catawba County current average annual wage of $39,780.
A performance-based grant of $300,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate Sutter Street Manufacturing’s expansion in Catawba County. All One North Carolina grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
For more information about Williams-Sonoma, including job opportunities, visit careers.williams-sonomainc.com.