UPDATE to Hickory July 29th Shooting


UPDATE (Hickory, August 7, 2020) Hickory Police Department arrested Tantae Deon Little, B/M/33 today on warrants for Possession of Firearm by Felon; Assault with Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and Discharging a weapon into an Occupied Vehicle.

Little was arrested reference the July 29th shooting that occurred in the area of 904 1st Street SW. Little is held with no bond in the Catawba County Detention Facility.

Craig Anthony Ruff remains wanted on outstanding warrants of Discharging a Weapon into Occupied Property/Serious Bodily Injury and Possession of Firearm by Felon.

“We do not believe this incident to be random, but obviously we are still very concerned with any shooting incident and the risk they pose to bystanders. This investigation remains a top priority and we encourage anyone with information to contact us,” Chief Thurman Whisnant.

This on-going case continues to be investigated by officers and anyone with information reference Ruff’s location is asked to contact Hickory Police 828-328-5551 or Investigator C. De Los Santos – 828-261-2621 – cdelossantos@hickorync.gov .

Author: Margaret Beveridge