Cops & Courts

Hickory man arrested for shoplifting at a local Walmart

HICKORY – Hickory Police served a man with an indictment on Monday for habitual larceny after previous convictions, according to the Clerk of Court’s Office.

Lead investigator in Hewitt trial testifies

NEWTON – Defense attorney Robert Campbell called Catawba County Sheriff's Office Investigator Lt. David Eckard to testify before Superior Court Judge Nathaniel J. Poovey on Monday about Eckard's investigation of a 2011 triple murder.

Hickory woman charged with domestic assault

HICKORY – Hickory Police Department arrested a woman following a domestic incident Saturday.

Man arrested for breaking and entering a Hickory Church

HICKORY – Hickory Police arrested a man for his alleged involvement in breaking and entering of the Harvest Community Church in Hickory, according to an arrest report.

Registered sex offenders in Claremont

CLAREMONT -- The Hickory Daily Record compiled an updated list of sex offenders registered on the North Carolina Department of Public Safety website for zip code 28610 (Claremont, N.C.).

First appearance Thursday for man charged with possessing drugs, DWI

HICKORY – Hickory Police served a man with an indictment Wednesday for drug possession and driving while impaired in April 2015, according to an arrest report.

Lenoir police release name of victim killed in roadway

LENOIR — A woman was killed after being struck by two vehicles at approximately 6 a.m. on Blowing Rock Boulevard, according to a Lenoir Police Department press release.

Gunshot residue scientist testifies in Hewitt triple-homicide trial

NEWTON -- The State Crime Lab analyst who tested gunshot residue in the 2011 triple-murder case testified before Catawba County Superior Court Judge Nathaniel Poovey on Thursday.

$137 Question: Investigators in 2011 triple homicide trial called to testify

NEWTON – Investigators involved in the Catawba County Sheriff’s investigation into a triple homicide that occurred in March 2011 testified before Superior Court Judge Nathaniel Poovey on Wednesday.

Woman pronounced dead at Caldwell UNC Health Care after struck by 2 vehicles in Lenoir

LENOIR — A woman was killed after being struck by two vehicles at approximately 6 a.m. while crossing Blowing Rock Boulevard, according to a Lenoir Police Department press release.

Hickory man charged with larceny, assaulting officer

HICKORY – Hickory Police arrested a man on a larceny indictment Tuesday, according to an arrest report.

Police charge Hickory woman with stealing money from Wal-Mart

HICKORY – Hickory Police arrested a woman at Wal-Mart on Wednesday for allegedly stealing money while working, according to an arrest report.

Woman killed after struck by 2 vehicles; second driver fled scene

HICKORY— A woman was killed after being struck by one vehicle and ran over by a second north of Smith Cross Roads in Lenoir on Thursday.

71-year-old Valdese man charged with robbing former employer

HICKORY – Hickory Police served a man with an indictment in the Dec. 12, 2015, breaking and entering of Big Time Bargains.

Detectives can't confirm identity of Steel Creek Falls body

BURKE COUNTY -- More than two dozen search and rescue crew members were headed to the scene where the body of a man was found on Wednesday.

Marion man beat with pruning shears; suspects still at large

MARION -- Police are looking for two suspects who they say invaded a Marion man’s home and severely beat him with pruning shears early Monday morning.

Body found off N.C. 181 near God's Country

BURKE COUNTY -- A body has been discovered near Steele Creek Falls off of N.C. 181, according to the Burke County Sheriff's Office.

Registered sex offenders in Newton, Conover

The Hickory Daily Record compiled an updated list of sex offenders registered on the North Carolina Department of Public Safety website for zip codes 28613 and 28658 (Newton and Conover, N.C.).

McDonald's stabbing victim stable after 'domestic violence incident'

STATESVILLE -- A man approached a Ford Explorer sitting in the McDonald’s drive thru line and repeatedly stabbed the woman behind the wheel Tuesday around noon before jumping in his car and speeding off.  

Police: Iredell stabbing suspect slashed woman at McDonald's

STATESVILLE -- The suspect in the stabbing of a woman in the McDonald's drive-thru was captured in Davie County a short time after the crime occurred.

Police: Suspect gave fake name, attempted to flee after meth charges

HICKORY – Hickory Police arrested a local man on an indictment in a 2015 drug case after midnight Tuesday, according to an arrest report.

Police charge Conover man after car chase

HICKORY – Hickory Police responded to calls for service at the 1100 block of 12th Street NE Friday that led to a brief car pursuit, police spokesperson Chrystal Dieter said.

GALLERY: Crime Watch - April 15-21

HICKORY -- Police officials charged a number of area residents with felonies during the week of April 15-21. From larceny to drug possession, see mugshots of arrested individuals.

Hickory man indicted on crack charges from 2015

HICKORY – Hickory Police arrested a man near the 800 block of Eighth Avenue Drive SE on an indictment Saturday, according to an arrest report.

Lenoir man charged with attempted murder in shootout

LENOIR – Lenoir Police arrested a man Sunday afternoon who was involved in a shootout with police officers Friday, according to a press release issued by the Lenoir Police Department.

Police charge woman with firing gun at neighbor

HICKORY – A Hickory woman called police after her neighbor allegedly assaulted her outside of her apartment Thursday evening, according to an arrest report.

State seeks death penalty against suspect charged with slaying 2 at McDonald’s

NEWTON – The trial of a Granite Falls man accused of killing two at McDonald’s earlier this year will be capital in nature, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office.

Officers shoot suspect in ear after Lenoir man fires ‘long-barreled weapon’

LENOIR – Officers responded to several 911 calls of shots fired in the area of Starcross Road early Friday morning in Lenoir, according to a press release from the Lenoir Police Department.

Officers, suspect in Friday morning shootout in Lenoir

LENOIR – Officers responded to several 911 calls of shots fired in the area of Starcross Road early Friday morning in Lenoir, according to a press release from the Lenoir Police Department.

No smoking gun: Owner of alleged murder weapon testifies in triple murder trial

NEWTON – Prosecutors in the 2011 triple murder trial called the man who owned the gun used in the murders to the stand Thursday before Superior Court Judge Nathaniel J. Poovey.

Hickory man indicted on 2014 crack cocaine charges

HICKORY – Hickory Police arrested a man on an indictment for a 2014 case Wednesday afternoon, according to an arrest report.

Hickory man pleads guilty to 2015 church break-in

NEWTON – A Hickory man pleaded guilty to felony charges in Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday before Burke County Judge Robert C. Ervin, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s Office.

Registered sex offenders in town of Catawba

The Hickory Daily Record compiled an updated list of sex offenders registered on the North Carolina Department of Public Safety website for zip code 28609 (Town of Catawba, N.C.).

First responders: Pools of blood at scene of triple murder

NEWTON – Prosecutors called two of the first responders in the 2011 triple murder case to testify before Superior Court Judge Nathaniel J. Poovey on Wednesday.

Registered sex offenders in Hickory

The Hickory Daily Record compiled an updated list of sex offenders registered on the North Carolina Department of Public Safety website for zip codes 28602 and 28601 (Hickory, N.C.).

Hickory Police announces hiring, open house

HICKORY – The Hickory Police department will hold a “career open house” April 28 for those interested in working for the department, according to a press release.

Hickory Police establish 'safe transaction zone' at headquarters

HICKORY – The Hickory Police designated two parking spaces as a “safe exchange zone” outside of the police headquarters Tuesday, according to a press release.

Hewitt capital murder trial kicks off with opening statements

NEWTON – Attorneys in the trial of Everette Porshau Hewitt made opening statements in Catawba County Superior Court before Judge Nathaniel J. Poovey on Tuesday.

Police charge Catawba woman with stealing pepper grinder from Wal-Mart

HICKORY – Hickory Police arrested a woman at a local Wal-Mart on Monday after they found stolen items, according to an arrest report.

Sheriff’s office charges 2 after woman accidentally calls narcotics officer

LINCOLNTON – The Lincoln County Narcotics Unit arrested a man and woman after the woman called detectives and offered to sell them drugs Monday in Lincolnton, according to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Iron Station man charged in undercover drug operation

LINCOLNTON – An Iron Station man was arrested on outstanding warrants for selling heroin to an undercover detective Sunday in Lincolnton, according to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Armed robber struck 60-year-old Holiday Foods employee

HICKORY – An unknown perpetrator robbed the Holiday Foods convenience store on 12th Avenue NE on Sunday night and stole cash, according to an incident report from the Hickory Police Department.

GALLERY: Crime Watch, April 8-14

HICKORY -- Police officials charged a number of area residents with felonies during the week of April 8-14. From larceny to drug possession, see mugshots of arrested individuals.

Police nab 5 at Days Inn on Fairgrove Church Road

HICKORY – Hickory Police arrested five suspects on various charges at the Days Inn on Fairgrove Church Road on Friday afternoon, according to arrest reports.

Motorcyclist critically injured in West Iredell crash after trying to elude troopers

IREDELL COUNTY -- A motorcyclist was critically injured when he crashed while trying to elude a N.C. Highway Patrol trooper Monday afternoon, authorities said.

VIDEO: Man in Batman mask breaks into Iredell home

STATESVILLE -- Surveillance video of a man wearing a Batman mask breaking into a house in the 3100 block of Harmony Highway on April 6 was released to area media outlets.

Statesville man will spend at least 6 years in prison for marijuana

STATESVILLE -- Jabari Raheim Daye looked back at his sobbing sister and put his head down in disappointment as his guilty verdict was read Thursday in Iredell County Superior Court.

Police charge sleeping man with drug possession

HICKORY – Hickory Police arrested a man at Latino Food Mart on Thursday night after the police found the man asleep behind the wheel and allegedly possessing drugs, according to an arrest report.

Sheriff's deputies charge 2 with breaking and entering in Lincoln County

LINCOLNTON – Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people after a residential break-in, according to a press release.

After 5 years in jail, triple murder trial set to begin next week

NEWTON – A 12-member jury has been selected in a triple murder trial after 15 days, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s Office on Thursday.

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