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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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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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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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Armed robbery reported at Hickory jewelry store

FROM PRESS RELEASE HICKORY – On 08-09-2017 at approximately 11:00am the Hickory Police Department received a call of a armed robbery at Jewelry Exchange located at 2213 Hwy 70 SE in Hickory, NC. Two male subjects, both carrying handguns and wearing motorcycle helmets entered the store. Both subjects are believed to be black males. During […]

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Body of missing Lake Norman swimmer located

The body of a missing Lake Norman swimmer has been found. That’s according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office which confirms the find was made this morning.  The 28 year-old never resurfaced after jumping in the water Sunday evening. He had been swimming with a group off a boat in the area of the Highway […]

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Smaller scale search expected on LKN Tuesday for body of missing swimmer

A smaller-scale search continuing this morning for the body of a missing Lake Norman swimmer. That’s according to WSIC News Partner Fox 46. The man never resurfaced after jumping into the water Sunday evening. He had been swimming off a boat with a group not far from the Highway 150 bridge.

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