Heavy Damage

An apartment building was damaged by fire in Hickory.  The Hickory Fire Department, Hickory Police and Catawba County EMS all responded to 1154 15th St Drive NE late Tuesday.  No injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire is under investigation, damages are considered heavy.

In an unrelated case, arson charges were filed against a Hickory man.  Patrick Bernard Stuckey 37, was arrested by Hickory Police.  He faces 1st degree arson and several other charges.  He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $63,000 bond.  His next court date is set for August 2nd.