Tag Archives: Catawba County

Woman Convicted For Sex Crimes That Happened 25 Years Ago

HICKORY, N.C. – A court convicted a Catawba County woman Wednesday for sex crimes against a minor. Darlene Fenners Melton, 56, was found guilty of indecent liberties with a child. She was sentenced to no less than three years and …Read More

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Kidnapping, Murder Suspect Appeared In Court On Friday

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -Aaron Compton Jr. was arraigned Friday at the Catawba County Justice Center on multiple felony charges in the case of the kidnapping and murder of Tabatha Spake Heavner. Compton is charged with murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, …Read More

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Man Shoots His Girlfriend, Then Calls 911

CLAREMONT, N.C. — A Claremont man is behind bars without bond on Sunday night after he called 911 and admitted to shooting his girlfriend. Richard Beatty, 56, is charged with attempted first-degree murder. Catawba County Deputies found Julia Sellers shot twice …Read More

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Catawba County Woman Arrested And Charged With Murder

NEWTON N.C. – A Catawba County woman arrested and charged with the murder of Jerrod Mason made a first appearance in District Court on Friday. Alysia Rachell Wilson, 28, of Claremont was charged with murder and felony conspiracy.  She was arrested …Read More

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Mother Of Murdered Toddler Now Facing Charges Of Child Abuse

LONG VIEW, N.C. – A Catawba County mother is now facing charges after her boyfriend is accused of murdering her toddler son and injuring her three-year-old daughter. According to the Long View Police Department, Whitney Ann Weathers was arrested on Thursday and …Read More

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Man Arrested By US Marshals

A Catawba man was arrested by the US Marshals in a Tallahassee, FL Barnes and Noble Friday. The man was being sought on multiple charges of child rape. According to police, Nicky Lee Anderson, 41, had been wanted by Catawba …Read More

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Three Arrested During Traffic Stop

Three Catawba County residents were arrested Sunday night when deputies found crack cocaine, marijuana, and several thousand dollars in cash during a routine traffic stop. Around 9pm Sunday night an officer with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office pulled over Stephanie …Read More

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Law enforcement officers in Hickory are looking for the person that shot another man Tuesday morning. Hickory police say that at  around 3:30 this morning, a shooting was reported at 19th Street N.E. The victim has been identified as Billy …Read More

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Two Girls Charged With Cab Driver's Death

Two teens girls charged with the murder of a taxi cab driver entered pleas and received sentencing on Wednesday in the Catawba County court. Emily Kathryn Starnes, 17, of Hickory, and Consandra Nicole Tyree, 17, of Newton, pled guilty to …Read More

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Teens Lead Police On 3-County Chase

Two teenagers are being accused of stealing a van, leading police on a three-county chase, and shooting at an officer and innocent people. The chase started in Stanley, covered about 30 miles through 3 counties before ending in a crash …Read More

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Chris Proctor

A Newton man is accused of having hundreds of images of child porn on his cellphone. Police said some of the images were of children as young as 2 years old. The man, Chris Proctor, was arrested after Proctor’s boss …Read More

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Two Bandys High School students have been missing since Friday and the families are very worried. Jake Ziegler, 17, and Ray Pierce, 18, were heading to Myrtle Beach for the weekend. The last phone call made from either of the …Read More