9/20/2020 9:01:00 AM News From Area Law Enforcement Agencies
Can you ID this armed robbery suspect? The robbery occurred at 6:49 PM Wednesday at Boost Mobile, 1429 E. Franklin Blvd. Cash and phones were stolen at gunpoint. Call Detective Houser 704-836-0041 or Gaston County CrimeStoppers 704-861-8000 with tips.
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FRIDAY NIGHT FATAL WRECK NEAR CHERRYVILLE
A Friday night single vehicle wreck claimed the life of a Lincolnton man. The NC Highway Patrol said Justin Randall Henderson, 40, was speeding, possibly up to 85 mph, when he lost control on St. Mark's Church Road near Cherryville. His vehicle rolled over twice and struck several obstacles. Henderson, who was alone, was killed. The accident happened aobut 8:30 Friday evening (Sept. 18th).
"PROJECT GUARDIAN" FIREARMS ROUNDUP--CATAWBA COUNTY
On Friday, US Attorney R. Andrew Murray issued a press release on the indictment of 17 individuals on various charges aimed at reducing gun violence and enforcement of federal firearms laws. The Hickory Police Department was actively involved in the investigation along with ATF, the SBI, the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and the Long View Police Department. Additionally, the US Secret Service, the FBI, the US Marshals Service and the Burke County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrests.
“There is no doubt that these arrests will make our communities safer,” said Chief Thurman Whisnant of the Hickory Police Department. In Hickory, we very much appreciate the continued collaboration and cooperation among our local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecutors who are all committed to pursuing violent offenders that put our communities at risk.”
The 17 individuals indicted for firearms violations are:
Trevin Ali Brown, 22, of Hickory
Chaetez Sean Clayton, 30, of Hickory
Shawn Malcolm Davis, 30, of Catawba
Donte Rassan Gore, 28, Hickory
Daquan Lashawn Ikard, 30, of Hickory
Martavious Steven Isbell, 26, of Granite Falls
Gevon Marquise King, 36, of Hickory
Line Germaine Linebarger, 33, of Hickory
Robbie Octavion Little, 28, of Hickory
Curese Devin McIlwain, 35, of Hickory
Stanley Earl Reed, 29, of Hickory
Meguel Greylen Robinson, 25, of Hickory
Craig Anthony Ruff, 25, of Newton
Nicholas Anthony Santellan, 37, of Hickory
Michael Dwane Williams, 23, or Hickory
Wilburn Johnathan Wilson, 25, of Hickory
Tou Yang, 38, of Hickory
As a result of the "Project Guardian" initiative, law enforcement recovered more than 100 firearms, some of which were stolen, unregistered, or used in the commission of violent crimes, ammunition, and a silencer, among other items. The defendants had their first court appearance in federal court in Charlotte Friday. Davis, Gore, McIlwain Robinson, Santellan, Wilson and Yang are also facing drug trafficking charges.
GASTONIA ARMED ROBBERY
Gastonia Police are searching for a man who robbed the Boost Mobile store at the front of Akers Center, 1429 E. Franklin Blvd. last Wednesday. Cash and phones were stolen at gunpoint. Call Detective Houser 704-836-0041 or CrimeStoppers 704-861-8000 with tips.
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