On December 18, 2018 at approximately 10:10 p.m., Officers with Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to the area of 1519 S Sterling St in reference to Vincente Forney trespassing on the property. Forney was last seen walking towards the property of 1517 A S Sterling St, which was his mother’s apartment.  Forney had several felony and misdemeanor warrants for his arrest and was banned from the property. Officers had responded to the same area earlier in the evening for a report of a tall skinny black male with dark clothing that was flashing a handgun but were unable to locate that subject.  Officers knocked on the apartment door of 1517 A S Sterling St multiple times and announced they were the police with no response. Officers could hear people and movement inside the apartment but nobody would answer.  The Officers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the apartment. Officers located a stolen vehicle near the residence in the area where Forney had been reported to be at the time of the call. Officers then secured a search warrant for the residence.  Officers served the search warrant on the residence and found Vincente Forney, Angela Hedrick, and Christopher Smith hiding in a back bedroom. Officers located a small amount of narcotics, drug paraphernalia, and the keys to the stolen vehicle in the bedroom where the subjects were hiding. A BB gun that looked like a real revolver was located in the living room. The stolen vehicle near the residence had multiple items belonging to Angela Hedrick inside of it.

 

Vincente Omar Forney DOB 03/31/1989 of 1517 A S Sterling St. Morganton, NC was served with three failure to appear warrants for Misdemeanor Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Felony Identify Theft, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, and a criminal summons for Misdemeanor Second Degree Trespassing. Additional charges that were issued were Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Misdemeanor Second Degree Trespassing. He was transported to Burke Catawba Detention Facility where he was placed under a $46,000 secured bond with an initial court appearance of 12/19/2018.

 

Angela Dawn Hedrick DOB 12/13/1979 of 814 Pond Rd. Spruce Pine, NC was served with warrants for Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  She was transported to Burke Catawba Detention Facility where she was placed under a $15,000 secured bond with an initial court appearance of 12/19/2018.

 

Christopher Allen Smith DOB 07/06/1975 of 307 Walker Rd. Morganton, NC was served with warrants for Felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was transported to Burke Catawba Detention Facility where he was placed under a $5,000 secured bond with an initial court appearance of 12/19/2018.