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$400,000 Bond

Bond was set at $400,000 for a Hickory man.  43 year old Jonathan David Sexton was arrested by Hickory Police.  He faces felony trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a felon among other charges.  He

Fugitive Arrest

A fugitive from Virginia was arrested in Catawba County.  20 year old Joshua Emmanuel Singletary was arrested by Conover Police.  He is wanted by Danville Police in Virginia on charges of aggravated assault with a gun and

Murder Investigation

Juvenile petitions were issued for three 16 year olds males and one 15 year old male.  It is in connection to the shooting death of 35 year old Shonniel Blackburn.  He was shot at the Blue Ridge

Kidnapping Charges

A kidnapping charge was filed in Hickory.  29 year old Jonathan Andrew Johnson was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers.  He faces felony second degree kidnapping and communicating threats among other charges.  He was placed in the

Shootout with Officers

A Morganton man has died after a shootout with police.  The incident occurred in Caldwell County Sunday on Hwy 321 near Sawmills.  35 year old Jerome Lavon Connelly was pronounced dead at Frye Regional Medical Center.  He

Shooting Death

The Hickory Police are investigating a shooting death.  35 year old Shonniel Blackburn was found with a gunshot wound outside Blue Ridge Heights Apartments on 1st St SW.  Catawba County EMS attempted to revive him, but he

Fugitive Charges

A fugitive from South Carolina was arrested in Hickory.  39 year old John Stearling Duquette was arrested by Hickory Police on a felony warrant of fugitive awaiting extradition to another state.  A charge listed in Greenville County

Faulty Design

According to a preliminary report from a forensic engeneering firm, faulty design caused the arches in Hickory to fall.  The wooden structure over the Rudy Wright bridge collapsed on February 18th.  The firm, FORCON International finished their

A Former Commissioner Has Died

A former Burke County Commissioner has died.  Jim Cates was 84.  He was also an educator and businessman and had run for a few state offices.  He was known by many for his signature bow tie.  He

$50,000 Bond/$250,000 Bonds

Bond was set at $50,000 for a Lenoir man.  29 year old Michael Andrew Williams was arrested by Lenoir Police.  He faces felony larceny of a motor vehicle.  He was placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center.