The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

October 22, 2012

Cases receive continuance

By Brian Graves, Staff Writer
SNAP

Monday, October 22, 2012 — Four of Stanly County’s most recent major drug and rape cases received continuances during a session of District Court Monday morning at the Stanly County Court House.

Tommy Wayne Lee, 21, of Landis Street in Albemarle was originally charged with two counts of statutory rape of a person aged 13, 14 or 15 on Sept. 9 for which he received a $100,000 secured bond.

He was then charged Sept. 26 with five more of the same count with five counts of first degree kidnapping added to the existing counts with a a $1 million secured bond being imposed.

His court date for the original charges was scheduled for Sept. 18 which was then deferred to Monday. He will now appear in Superior Court Nov. 5 for the original charges

Lee appeared for the first time in District Court on the additional charges where the case on those counts was continued until Nov. 19.

Jonathan William Biles, 24, of 1208 Pine St., Albemarle, was charged Sept. 9 with second degree rape.

He was given a $50,000 secured bond and was scheduled for court Sept. 17 which was continued until Monday.

At Monday’s District Court session, another continuance was allowed until Dec. 15.

Four Montgomery County residents faced the bar for the second time for what was an alleged scheme trafficking opiates into Stanly County.

Franklin Albert Scott, 60, of 173 Sandy Valley Drive in Candor was charged with three counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, one count of maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place to distribute controlled substances and one count of conspiring to traffic opium/heroin.

He was held on a $1.5 million bond.

Carolyn Hunsucker Callicut, 49, of 173 Sandy Valley Drive in Candor was charged with four counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, one count of maintaining a vehic-le/dwelling/place to di-stribute a controlled substance, one count of conspiring to traffic opium/heroin.

She was held on a $2.5 million bond.

Daniel Adam Callicut, 24, of 125 Family Lane in Candor, was charged with one count of conspiring to traffic opium/heroin and one count of maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place to distribute a controlled substance.

He was held on a $500,000 bond.

Nicole Ashley Blake, 32, of 125 Family Lane in Candor, was charged with two counts of trafficking in opium/heroin and one count of conspiring to traffic opium/heroin.

She was held on a $1.5 million bond.

Their first court appearance was Oct. 1. All four once again came before District Court Monday and the case was continued until Nov. 26.

The owner of The Back Door and an employee of the establishment will return to court on Dec. 10.

Jesse Levi Menefee, the owner, was charged Sept. 13  with felonies of selling and delivering drugs, selling synthetic cannabinoid, deli-vering synthetic cannabinoid, possession with intent to sell and deliver cannabinoid, and operating those noid, and operating those sales and deliveries within 300 feet of a child development center.

He was given a $553,000 bond and was to appear in District Court Sept. 17. He appeared again Monday and received a continuance until Dec. 10.

His employee, Alice Denton, was charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

She received a $1,000 bond and was also to be in District Court Sept. 17. On Monday, she also received a continuance until Dec. 10.

The status of some other recent cases are:

Yancey Pergency Pergee, charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Superior Court date - Nov. 5.

Nathan Davis Basinger, charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony attempt to obtain property by false pretense.  Superior Court date - Nov. 5.

Timothy Bryce Leonard, charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering. Superior Court date - Nov. 5.

Jordan Mark Faulkner, charged with felony receiving stolen property. Superior Court date -  Nov. 5.

Steven Donnell Harris, charged with breaking/entering and larceny after breaking/entering. Superior Court date - Nov. 5.

Patrick O’Neal Harris, charged with breaking/entering and larceny after breaking/entering. Superior Court date - Nov. 5.

Hayley Marie Braswell, charged with breaking/entering and larceny after breaking/entering. Superior Court date - Nov. 5.