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Carl Zachariah - Picture courtesy of the Office of District Attorney David Learner

Newton man ordered to keep picture of pastor killed in DWI crash during prison term

PRESS RELEASE A Newton man will spend at least 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for a motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Caldwell County pastor. Zachariah Arthur Carl, 32, entered his guilty plea during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, and was sentenced to […]

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Cathy Chapman - Picture courtesy of the Alexander County Sheriff's Office

Woman accused of leading authorities on two-county chase

PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, June 11, 2017, at approximately 5:21PM, a car was observed speeding and failing to stop at a dually erected stop sign along with a stoplight at the intersection of Shiloh Church Rd and NC Hwy 127 in Bethlehem. An Officer with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a white […]

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James Sharpe - Picture courtesy of the Office of District Attorney David Learner

Lenoir man sentenced for manufacturing methamphetamine

PRESS RELEASE James Clifford Sharpe, 41, of Lenoir, was given an active prison sentence of five to seven years for pleading guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine during Caldwell County Superior Court on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The Honorable Daniel A. Kuehnert, Superior Court Judge from Burke County, imposed the sentence for Sharpe, who will serve his […]

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Statesville man convicted of methamphetamine charge

PRESS RELEASE STATESVILLE, N.C. B A federal jury sitting in Statesville convicted Carlos Antonio Flores, age 34, of Statesville, of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, following a three-day trial that ended yesterday, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western […]

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Cody Startt - Picture courtesy of the Office of District Attorney David Learner

Man convicted of making false bomb reports gets additional sentences

PRESS RELEASE Less than four weeks after being sentenced to serve at least 11 years of incarceration for making false bomb threats in Burke County, a West Virginia man was sentenced for similar crimes in Catawba and Caldwell counties. Cody Matthew Startt, 27, of Matoaka, W.Va., pleaded guilty to 71 counts of making false bomb […]

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Joseph Eaker - Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office charges two in carjacking case

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – Two people charged in connection with February 5, 2017 armed robbery and carjacking in Lincoln County have been arrested in Caldwell County. Destiny Dawn Bentley, 21, of East Berkley Street, Granite Falls, NC turned herself in to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. She is charged […]

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Cody Startt - Picture courtesy of the Office of District Attorney David Learner

Man sentenced for 251 counts of making false bomb reports

PRESS RELEASE The man accused of making false bomb threats last summer in Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties will spend at least 11 years of active prison time after pleading guilty to charges of terrorism and making false bomb reports during Burke County Superior Court Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Cody Matthew Startt, 27, of Matoaka, […]

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Tyler Potter - Picture courtesy of the Office of District Attorney David Learner

Man sentenced after pillow cases used to haul stolen items

PRESS RELEASE A Lenoir man pleaded guilty as charged to breaking into and entering numerous Caldwell County homes during a two-month time period in late 2014. Tyler Lawson Potter, 31, was sentenced to an active prison term of 44 to 92 months in custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections by the Honorable […]

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Some charges issued by NC Trooper being dismissed

PRESS RELEASE Allegations have surfaced that a former Caldwell County Highway Patrol Officer, C.T. Hodges, allegedly (while off-duty) used excessive force toward a DWI suspect in the custody of another law enforcement officer. This incident allegedly occurred on or about June 4, 2016. Circumstances are such that former Trooper Hodges will not be called to […]

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Search for missing TN girl comes to Caldwell County

The search for a Tennessee 9 year-old who authorities there say was abducted by her Uncle included Caldwell County yesterday. Carlie Trent and her Uncle Gary Simpson have been missing since last Thursday. Simpson is accused of taking Trent out of school under false pretenses. Here’s Caldwell County Sheriff Alan Jones. (AUDIO). “From the information […]

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