The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


December 24, 2012

Court cases remain pending

Monday, December 24, 2012 — Many of the county’s major crime cases remain in the court system following a marathon session in Superior Court last week.

Although it was not on the schedule for this session, the case of a former Albemarle priest remains in the court system.

Father Joseph Kelleher, who was arrested on charges of indecent liberties with a child, has his case remaining on a “pending” list for future action.

His arrest came after reports surfaced of an alleged incident with a 14-year-old male victim reportedly occurring in 1977 while he was at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Albemarle.

Dustin Wayne Kimrey, 24, of Albemarle, also had his case of first-degree murder charges placed on a list for pending action.

Kimrey is alleged to have assaulted Aaron H. Leonard on Sept. 19, causing Leonard to be transported to the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

Kimrey was being held on the assault charges when word arrived that Leonard had died as a result of wounds received during the assault.

He was served an arrest warrant for first-degree murder while he was incarcerated for the initial alleged assault.

Tommy Wayne Lee, 21, of Albemarle was originally charged with two counts of statutory rape of a person aged 13, 14 or 15 and then was charged with five more of the same counts with the addition of five counts of first degree kidnapping.

His case has also been placed as pending.

Other Superior Court cases now on the pending list are:

Hayley Marie Braswell is charged with breaking/entering and larceny after breaking/entering.

Carolyn Hunsucker Callicut is charged with four counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, one count of maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place to distribute a controlled substance, one count of conspiring to traffic opium/heroin.

Daniel Adam Callicut is charged with one count of conspiring to traffic opium/heroin and one count of maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place to distribute a controlled substance.

Melodie Lucy Ashley Camacho is charged with felony breaking/entering and felony larceny after breaking/entering.

Steven Donnell Harris is charged with breaking/entering and larceny after breaking/entering. Frederick Douglas Rush Jr. is charged with felony possession of cocaine, simple possession of schedule II (hydrocodone), possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Franklin Albert Scott is charged with three counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, one count of maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place to distribute a controlled substance, one count of conspiring to traffic opium/heroin.

Two of the Superior Court  cases were brought to conclusion.

Jordan Mark Faulkner, who was charged with felony receiving stolen property, received a deferred prosecution and placed on six months probation.

Bradley Dale Kimery, charged with felony larceny and felony receiving stolen property, pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property and received a suspended sentence.

Many of the cases assigned to District Court will once again be in the courtroom after the first of the year.

Some of those cases include:

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

He will return to court Feb. 4.

Yancey Pergency Pergee, charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, will also return to court Jan. 7.

Jamie Denise Burnette, charged with probation violation, possession of methamphetamine and materials to make methamphetamine, will return to court Jan. 14.

Tom Lee Furr, originally charged with first-degree burglary, assault on a handicapped person, kidnapping, communicating threats and assaulting a police officer, will be in court Jan. 28 on the charge of an assault on a government official or employee.

Dalton Majeed Khan, originally charged with three counts of breaking/entering, felony larceny, will be in court Feb. 18 on the charge of resisting a public officer.

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