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HICKORY, N.C. — Officers investigating a suspicious vehicle Sunday night arrested four, including three from Burke County, after finding a suspected methamphetamine cache.

According to a police report, officers charged:

  • Jerico Nathaniel Chapman, 24, of Valdese with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony probation violation and resisting a public officer. Bond: $50,000 secured
  • Kevin Brian Wood, 39, of Connelly Springs with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $12,000 secured.
  • Ashley Brooke Newton, 24, of Morganton with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation. Bond: $12,999 secured.
  • Jennifer Marie Elmore, 25, of Hickory with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, felony larceny and felony possession of stolen goods. Bond: $29,999 secured.
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Jerico Chapman
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Kevin Wood
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Ashley Newton
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Jennifer Elmore
The Hickory Police Department received the call about a suspicious car at Total Convenience Market in the 300 block of U.S. 70, SW, according to the report. When an officer arrived, he spoke with the driver of the reported car, who was acting weird.

The officer checked the driver’s ID through the system and found he had an outstanding order for an arrest. Another person in the car had a syringe on them. Police searched the car and found methamphetamine, syringes, scales, baggies and spoons.

All four people in the car were charged for the drugs; two of the occupants — Chapman and Elmore — faced an additional charge after police alleged they hampered the investigation by providing false names.

According to the N.C. Department of Correction, Chapman is currently on probation for a car break-in and possessing stolen goods; he also has a past drug conviction in Burke County.

Newton is serving a nine-month probation for driving with a permanently revoked license, according to DOC.

Wood is on probation for larceny, according to DOC. He was convicted in 2010 of possessing drug paraphernalia. The report did not say Wood violated his probation.

 

 

 

 

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