Crime Report, March 16, 2013

Fire significantly damages home
Mar. 17, 2013 @ 07:56 AM

Rutherfordton firefighters were dispatched to a house fire on Tom Camp Road in Rutherfordton Friday afternoon.

Spindale and SDO fire departments and the North Carolina Forest Service also responded and assisted with the call.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, the house was vacant and 75 percent of the structure was fully engulfed in heavy flames.

The house is owned by Dan Wilkins, and firefighters spent three and a half hours combatting the fire and securing the scene.

The initial cause and origin of the fire is yet to be determined, but firefighters believe it may have been electrical.

There were no injuries reported from the fire.

911 Calls

Rutherford County Sheriff's Dept. was dispatched to 133 calls on Friday; Forest City police had 87 calls; Rutherfordton police was dispatched to 40 calls; Spindale had 44 calls; Lake Lure had 10 calls; Rutherford County EMS responded to 48 calls and Rescue had 42 calls.

Fire Calls

Cliffside firefighters responded to a grass fire; Hudlow Fire Department was dispatched to a fire investigation; SDO firefighters responded to a smoke report; Rutherfordton Fire Department was dispatched to two separate calls, a motor vehicle accident and a house fire.

Arrests

Debra Ann Bevily, 47, Withrow Road in Forest City, was charged with soliciting arms and begging for money; $1,000 bond.

Heather Gillespie Davis, 37, West Mountain Street in Rutherfordton, was charged with obtaining property by false pretense; $5,000 bond.

Jeremy Decota Hines, 25, Congress Street in Asheville, was charged with simple assault, injury to personal property, injury to real property, and failure to appear on harassing phone calls; $3,500 bond.

Annette Moore Jones, 48, North Washington Street in Rutherfordton, was charged with driving while impaired; $1,000 unsecured bond.

Shelby Jo Keener, 20, Old Mooresboro Road in Mooresboro, was charged with misdemeanor larceny; $500 bond.

Adrian Prentice Logan, 28, West Court Street in Rutherfordton, was charged with communicating threats; written promise to appear.

Erin Lea Matheney, 29, Oakland Road in Spindale, was charged with failure to appear on driving while license revoked and failure to appear on rear lamps violation; $500 bond.

Samantha Lee Ragland, 25, Bostic Yard Road in Bostic, was charged with failure to appear on expired registration card/tag and failure to appear on expired/no inspection; $500 bond.

Gary Anthony Robbins, 48, Wilde Avenue in Forest City, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; $2,000 bond.

Van Pleasant Swaim, 39, Charles Street in Canton, was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia; $10,000 bond.

Chad Michael Thomas, Plum Trail in Forest City, was charged with driving after consuming alcohol under age 21 and possession of an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of a vehicle; $2,000 unsecured bond.