2017-09-07 / Front Page

Chief Lively reminds community to lock vehicles at football games

As the football season gets under­way and people begin to congregate at Buddy Bufford Field, Police Chief Brandon Lively issued a reminder to the public to always make safety and security a top priority.

“We’d like to remind the citizens to always lock their cars, make sure that the windows are rolled up, and to keep any valuables or other items of worth out of sight or in the trunk of their car,” Lively said. “We want everyone to be safe and enjoy the Red Devil season.”

Furthermore, several arrests were recently made by officers with the department as outlined below.

The listed arrests are taken from the limited information in arrest re­ports provided by local law enforce­ment officials, and no arrests are left out. An arrest does not imply guilt; criminal charges are merely accusa­tions and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.

Those arrested were:

Justin Tanner Brennon, 25, of Lin­colnton, was charged with burglary in the first degree; drugs no kept in original container; and possession of controlled substance. He was re­leased on a $50,000 property bond.

Michael William Stevenson, 25, of Lincolnton, was charged with possession of methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance; burglary in the first degree; person in a party to a crime; and drugs not in original container. He was released on a $50,000 property bond.

Tammie Gartrell, 42, of Lincoln­ton, was charged with mandatory education for child six to 16. She was released on a $2,000 property bond.

Billie Sue Johnson, 31, of Lin­colnton, was charged with simple battery, and released on a $2,000 property bond.

Duquan Soloam Richardson, 23, of Lincolnton, was charged with failure to appear (superior court), and probation violation. No bond was set.

Robert Monroe Scoggins, 32, of Elberton, was charged with posses­sion of drug related objects; forgery in the fourth degree; possession of cocaine; possession of methamphet­amine; and possession of marijuana (less than one ounce). No bond was set.

Edward Forrest Corey, 40, of Lincolnton, was charged with theft of service, and released on a $5,000 property bond.

Lashonda Datrice Wright, 22, of Charlotte, N.C., was charged with driving without a valid license, and no bond was set.

Shaunte Maria Gartrell, 34 of Lin­colnton, was charged with disorderly conduct, and was released on a cash bond of $150.

Dereka Verenda Zellars, 22, of Lincolnton, was charged with dis­orderly conduct, and was released on a cash bond of $150.

Carlos Lorenzo Wilburn, 25, of Lincolnton, was charged with proba­tion violation, and no bond was set.

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