# ELIZABETH STEWART
A months-long undercover drug sting by
Kings Mountain Police has resulted in 76
criminal charges against 20 people, 17 of
them who live in ornear Kings Mountain.
Police Chief Melvin Proctor, Det. Sgt.
Lisa Proctor, and Mayor Rick Murphrey an-
nounced the roundup of suspects during a
press conference Thursday morning in the
Training Room of the Kings Mountain Police
Det. Sgt. Lisa Capps Proctor said Opera-
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after alleged short
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Thursday, March 1 - After allegedly
touting he would not be taken alive, 26-
year-old Ricky Lewis Carroll, Jr., on the
lam and facing charges in two counties,
was retrieved by the jaws of a K9 from
his hiding spot
Street in Kings
wanted on a
counties. He was booked in the Cleve-
land County Detention Center on
Thursday and was being held under a
$210,500 secured bond.
Federal marshals: reportedly re-
ceived a tip that the fugitive was staying
at a mobile home in the 400 block of
Lineberger Road. Officers believe he
had been staying there about a month.
After officers arrived at the scene, a
Lincoln County K9 reportedly sniffed
out the suspect, alerting officers to a
hole burrowed out underneath the mo-
Lincoln County Sheriff David Car-
penter said that the ordeal lasted about
30 minutes and officers at the scene
warned Carroll that if he wouldn't come
out that the police K9 would be sent
under the home after him.
Carpenter said the K9 bit Carroll's
left buttock and dragged him from un-
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tion Sudden Impact would continue - as long
as it takes. :
Eight people were arrested Thursday
morning and by 5:30 p.m. and during the
weekend seven more had been arrested and
warrants secured for five others. Proctor said
her detectives won't stop until all drug of-
fenders are in jail. She vowed to continue
fighting the sale of illegal drugs and the illicit
sale of prescription medicine.
Police branded the sting, "Operation Sud-
den Impact." and Chief Proctor explained
that "the sudden impact on our community is
to tell these people again, We don't want you
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School House Rock
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Kings Mountain Little Theatre
will unveil new plush seats and a
beautifully-renovated interior for
the opening Friday night at 7:30
p.m. of the “family friendly” show,
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said Director Wendy Walega. Music
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76 charges filed in drug sting
here." He added, "My message to drug deal-
ers is to stop your trade, become a productive
citizen of Kings Mountain or leave town.
"Otherwise we'll put you in jail".
Sgt. Proctor said the suspects had sources
both inside and outside the city. "We do haye
a lot of drugs that come in from outside the
city limits," she said.
Kristen Kennedy, 25, 208 Thornburg Dr.,
two counts each of possession with intent to
manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II
controlled substance and selling or delivering
a Schedule II controlled substance.
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Captain Derek Johnson
said that Kings Mountain Po-
lice have some leads in the [8
homicide but no suspects. [&
Anyone with information is
asked to call the Kings Moun-
tain Police Department at
Two daughters and their families have good memories of
a father and grandfather who liked to shoot pool with friends,
play his guitar and by all accounts was a good neighbor.
Danny Moses loved bike riding with his wife who died
_ on her motorcycle in an accident while they were enjoying a
fun afternoon in 1999. "Mom had her ewn bike and Dad had
a bike and they loved riding motorcycles," a daughter said.
Kings Mountain Police say Moses was found shot to
death Saturday, March 3, at 7:39 p.m. at his home at 319 Wal-
nut Street in Kings Mountain.
Moses had lived in Kings Mountain nearly all his life. A
native of Cleveland County, he was the son of Margie Starnes
Moses of Kings Mountain and the late S/Sgt. M. P. US Army
derneath the house. The suspect was un-
armed at the time. Lincoln County EMS
was called to the scene to treat the sus-
pect for dog bites.
This was a "well handled arrest",
Three other people in the residence
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Grayling Elliott, 55, two counts each of
possession with intent to sell or deliver mar-
ijuana and selling or delivering marijuana.
William Andrew Reel II, 32, 578 Old 277
Rd., Bessemer City, two counts of trafficking
opium or heroin and one count each of pos-
session with intent to manufacture, sell or de-
liver a Schedule II controlled substance and
selling or delivering a Schedule II controlled
Kimberly Fortenberry, 46, 624 Brevard
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A grieving Kings Mountain family is in shock at the mur-
der of their father.
Family members told The
Herald that Joseph Durant
(Danny) Moses, 52, always
locked his door but Saturday
night he opened his door to a
killer who police say is still on [#8
Charges filed against developer Mike Brown by
Cleveland County were dismissed by District Attorney
Rick Shaffer in Cleveland County District Court Feb.
Brown was charged with injury to personal property
(trees) in a property dispute with the county and Plan-
ning Director Bill McCarter. They alleged that Brown
cut down a row of trees that belonged to the county
along the gravel Gateway Trails that crosses the back
of Brown's property on Raven Drive and meanders
ment being installed, hired new work-
ers and in spite of a sluggish economy
running three shifts six to seven days a
The employee roll has grown from
175 to 205 employees in the last six
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