More arrests made in Lincoln County Grand Jury indictment

Erica Caraluzzo, Breanna Niemcyk, Jeffery Caldwell and Kylie Rozelle

LINCOLNTON – Four more suspects indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury on drug charges Jan. 19 have been arrested.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the charges stem from undercover operations targeting street-level dealers carried out by the department’s narcotics unit late last year. The investigators used a variety of techniques, including the undercover purchase of narcotics.

The latest arrests include:

  • Erica Lynn Caraluzzo, 35, of Lincolnton is charged with sell and deliver heroin, sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession with the intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine and heroin and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. She was arrested Jan. 31 and placed under a $126,000 secured bond. 
  • Brianna Lee Niemcyk, 26, of Lincolnton is charged with sell and deliver heroin, possession with the intent to sell and deliver heroin and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. She was arrested Jan. 26 and released under a $40,000 secured bond. 
  • Jeffery David Caldwell, 40, of Springs East Road in Lincolnton is charged with 14 counts including trafficking methamphetamine, sell and deliver methamphetamine and possession with the intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine. He was arrested Feb. 8 and placed under a $136,000 secured bond. 
  • Kylie Madison Rozelle, 28, of Claremont is charged with conspiracy to sell and deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine. She was arrested Jan. 31 and released on a $15,000 secured bond. 

In total, seven of the 11 indicted have been arrested. Deputies are still looking for the following suspects:

  • Casey Lee Jones, 31, of Lincolnton on a true bill of indictment
  • Daphne Amanda Phillips, 26, of Newton on a true bill of indictment
  • James Lee Dennis, 57, of Lincolnton on a true bill of indictment
  • Taylor Anne Metakes, 24, of Lincolnton on a true bill of indictment

Casey Jones, James Dennis and Taylor Metakes

The Grand Jury indicted the suspects on 100 charges of trafficking cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the wanted suspects is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909. 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *