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Seven charged in Catawba County street racing investigation

PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH – On Sunday, July 16 at approximately 4:20 p.m., the State Highway Patrol received notification from multiple motorists of a group of sports cars impeding traffic, traveling at a high rate of speed and running other vehicles off the roadway on US 321 in Catawba County. Troopers responded to the area, stopping […]

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Hickory PD investigating convenience store armed robbery

PRESS RELEASE HICKORY – On July12th, 2017 at approximately 11:19 P.M., officers with the Hickory Police Department responded to the Speedway Convenience Store located at 1269 US Hwy 70 SW, Hickory in reference to an armed robbery.   The clerk reported that one suspect came into the store and demanded money while holding him at gun […]

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Man accused of arson, killing pets arrested in Statesville

A man accused of arson, kidnapping and cruelty to animals by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office was arrested in Statesville today. Investigators say Gregory Carson set fire to the victim’s residence and killed pets belonging to that person – two dogs, a flying squirrel and two fish. He’s also accused of holding the victim down, […]

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Newton man sentenced in Statesville courtroom for child porn charges

PRESS RELEASE STATESVLLE, N.C. – Nathan Matthew Jennings-Townsend, 25, of Newton, N.C. was sentenced late yesterday by U.S. District Judge Richard L. Voorhees to 240 months in prison on child pornography charges, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Jennings-Townsend was also ordered to serve a lifetime of supervised […]

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NCDOT adds new local projects to transportation plan

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – Transportation officials today announced that eight new transportation projects in Division 12, which includes Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties, are in the updated version of the state’s draft 10-year transportation plan. New projects in the area include: Widening of I-85 from U.S. 74 to the South Carolina line […]

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Hickory man sentenced for trafficking cocaine

PRESS RELEASE Christopher Markel Propst, 29, of Hickory, will spend 35 to 51 months in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking cocaine by sale during Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The Honorable W. Todd Pomeroy, Superior Court Judge from Lincoln County, imposed the active sentence for Propst, who also was given […]

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Hickory PD conducting death investigation after body found

PRESS RELEASE Hickory – On June 27, 2017 at approximately 7:00 a.m., Hickory Police responded to a report of a deceased white male that had been located in a wooded area just north of the I-40 exit 125 off-ramp. Hickory Investigators responded to the scene and identified James Robert Smith, 03/04/1980. At this time the […]

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Statesville man accused in Hickory homicide makes first court appearance

PRESS RELEASE A Statesville man connected to a shooting death in Hickory made his first appearance in Catawba County District Court on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Bradley Dwayne Davis, 41, appeared before Judge David W. Aycock on a murder charge. The defendant was assigned an attorney and given a probable cause hearing date of July […]

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Statesville man facing murder charge turns himself in

PRESS RELEASE Hickory – On June 19, 2017 at approximately 9:00am, Bradley Dwayne Davis turned himself in to Hickory Police Department Headquarters. A warrant for the charge of Murder was served on Davis reference the shooting death of Shamar Rashad Wilson that occurred Saturday, June 17, 2017. Davis is being held with NO BOND. The […]

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Hickory PD: Statesville man wanted in homicide investigation

PRESS RELEASE Hickory – A warrant for the charge of Murder has been issued for Bradley Dwayne Davis, B/M – DOB: 01/18/1976, 539 Monroe St, Statesville, NC 28677 for the shooting death of Shamar Rashad Wilson that occurred on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Bradley Dwayne Davis is urged […]

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