Police http://wfae.org en Fired Hickory Officer Indicted On Assault Charge http://wfae.org/post/fired-hickory-officer-indicted-assault-charge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A former Hickory police officer is charged with felony assault. He's accused of using aggressive force in November when he pushed a 24-year-old woman to the ground during a license and registration check. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Sergeant Robert George was fired from his job in January and a grand jury indicted him this week.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:05:58 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 47351 at http://wfae.org Fired Hickory Officer Indicted On Assault Charge 17-year-old Charged In Shooting Of Three Teens http://wfae.org/post/17-year-old-charged-shooting-three-teens <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A 17-year-old turned himself in Friday morning in the shooting of three teenagers. Anthony Williams is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 06:29:12 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 41098 at http://wfae.org $500K Bond For Couple Accused Of Handcuffing Child http://wfae.org/post/500k-bond-couple-accused-handcuffing-child <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bond was set for about $500,000 each for the Monroe couple charged with child abuse for allegedly handcuffing an 11-year-old boy by the ankle to their front porch. Dorian Harper and Wanda Larson -- a supervisor in the county's department of social services -- </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">had their first court appearance in front of a Union County judge Monday morning. On Friday, an animal control officer found the child while responding to a complaint about a loose animal. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:55:40 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 39491 at http://wfae.org $500K Bond For Couple Accused Of Handcuffing Child Bessemer City Will Form Its Own Police Force http://wfae.org/post/bessemer-city-will-form-its-own-police-force <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bessemer City council members were divided Monday night in Gaston County over whether to form its own police department, separate from the county. Mayor Becky Smith broke the tie on Monday night by voting in favor of a local police department. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:29:27 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 20368 at http://wfae.org Bessemer City Will Form Its Own Police Force