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Sheriff’s Office seeks to ID woman accused of using lost debit card

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated A report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in reference to the discovery of fraudulent charges on a local victim’s credit card, which had been lost earlier in the day. The pictured subject used the victim’s card at several locations along Turnersburg Highway, and in Hickory, NC. […]

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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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Summer Coleman - Picture courtesy of the Office of District Attorney David Learner

Granite Falls woman accused in Hickory murder will not face death penalty

PRESS RELEASE A Granite Falls woman will not face the death penalty for her involvement in a June 2015 murder. Prosecutors for the State of North Carolina announced during Catawba County Superior Court on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, that they will not pursue capital punishment for 32-year-old Summer Michelle Coleman in connection with the June […]

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Daniel Minton and Maurice Brown - Pictures courtesy of the Hickory Police Department

Arrests made in Hickory homicide investigation

PRESS RELEASE Hickory – On September 1, 2017, Hickory Police, with the assistance of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office and the Lenoir Police Department, arrested and charged Daniel Jeremiah Minton, w/m dob: 08-04-1997, of Lenoir, for the Murders of Branique Stephan McKnight and Janarion Kaverio Knox. Minton was arrested in Lenoir, NC after turning himself […]

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Zachary Watson - Picture courtesy of NCDPS

Lenoir Amber Alert canceled

UPDATE This Amber Alert has been canceled after sources report the child was found safe and Watson was arrested.  There are conflicting reports as to where the two were found. PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH 7:35 PM — The Lenior Police Department is searching for a missing child: Rylee Scott Watson. Rylee Scott Watson is a 2-year-old […]

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UPDATE: Lenoir Amber Alert canceled

UPDATE This Amber Alert has been canceled after sources report the child was found safe and Watson was arrested.  There are conflicting reports as to where the two were found. PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH 7:35 PM — The Lenior Police Department is searching for a missing child: Rylee Scott Watson. Rylee Scott Watson is a 2-year-old […]

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Hickory PD releases vehicle information in fatal hit-and-run

PRESS RELEASE HICKORY – Hickory Police continue to ask for public assistance in locating the driver responsible for the hit and run death of Ricky James Yelton that occurred on Monday, August 21 at approximately 5:41a.m. near the intersection of Startown Road and 23rd Street Drive SE. After further review of parts that were left […]

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Back row (left to right): Daniel Blake, Willing Hutchins, Rene Martinez Jr., Daniel Nash, Colton Castell, Tyler Thompson; Front row (left to right): Jamon Griffin, Ashley Swim, Tommy Yang, Ralph Enoch II, Rhonda Bunt.  (Not Pictured - Janson Orellana) - Picture courtesy of the Hickory Police Department

Hickory PD hires 12 new officers

PRESS RELEASE HICKORY – After months of focused recruitment efforts, Hickory Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of twelve new police officer trainees. Each of these new officers bring a fresh perspective of excitement and service to the department and increase the overall diversity which is representative of the City of Hickory. Of […]

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Manuel Villarreal Jr. - Picture courtesy of the Hickory Police Department

Morganton man charged in Hickory homicide investigation

PRESS RELEASE Hickory – On August 20, 2017, Hickory Police, with the assistance of Morganton Department of Public Safety, Burke County Sheriff and North Carolina State Highway Patrol, arrested and charged Manuel Villarreal Jr, w/m/08-06-1987, of Hickory, for the murder of Roberto Beltran. Villarreal was arrested in Morganton, NC and is currently being held without […]

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Lester Craft - Picture courtesy of the Office of District Attorney David Learner

Two sentenced for sex offender violations

PRESS RELEASE Lester Leon Craft, 59, of Hickory, was found guilty of failing to comply with sex offender registration guidelines by a jury during Catawba County Superior Court last week. Craft also admitted his habitual felon status, enhancing the sentence that he was given by the Honorable Forrest D. Bridges, Superior Court Judge from Cleveland […]

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