WMNC News, Monday, November 24th
A Stanly County resident is charged with meth trafficking following a weekend arrest in Catawba County. 29-year-old Funchee Matthew Moua of Albemarle was arrested by the Claremont Police Department. He's charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of stolen goods, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place to keep controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. Following the arrest, Moua was placed in the Catawba County Jail under $202,900 bond, a court appearance is scheduled for today.
A man arrested in Burke County over the weekend is charged with a theft count. 50-year-old David Floyd Blanchard was arrested Saturday and charged with one count of felony larceny. Following the arrest, Blanchard was placed in jail under $40,000 secured bond, a court appearance in Morganton is scheduled for today.
A Burke County resident arrested over the weekend in Catawba County is charged with drug and stolen vehicle offenses. 43-year-old William Wesley Wiseman of Valdese was arrested by the Hickory Police Department. He's charged with simple possession of schedule three controlled substance and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Following the arrest, Wiseman was placed in the Catawba County Jail under $10,000 bond, a court appearance is scheduled for today.
A suspect arrested over the weekend in Burke County is charged with causing property damage and issuing threats. 25-year-old Philip Nicholas Jones was arrested Sunday and charged with damage to personal property and communicating threats. Following the arrest, Jones was placed in jail under $6,000 secured bond, a court appearance is scheduled for next Monday, December 1 in Morganton.
Morganton City Hall will be closed this Thursday and Friday in celebration of Thanksgiving Day. The Collett Street Recreation Center, Mountain View Recreation Center, and the Aquatics Center will also be closed Thursday. Garbage collection will be affected. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday's routes will be collected on the regular schedule. Thursday's route will be picked up a day early on Wednesday.
A man arrested in McDowell County faces a sex offense charge. Detective J.T. Grindstaff of the McDowell County Sheriff's Office charged 54-year-old Danny Thomas Johnson of Marion, with one felony count of first-degree rape of a child. Grindstaff said the incident allegedly occurred in October, when Johnson had inappropriate sexual contact with a 13-year-old acquaintance. Johnson has a separate statutory rape charge pending against him. Grindstaff charged him in October 2012 with having inappropriate sexual contact with a different victim.