Community Living | Coupon | Police Scanner | E-News Signup | Archives | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Have a HOT TIP? Call 704-276-6587 Or E-mail us At LH@LincolnHerald.net
Advanced Search
Lincoln Herald | Lincolnton, NC


home : news : news October 19, 2021

8/31/2021 10:15:00 PM
Argument at Party City Ends in Hit & Run Fatality

Hickory Police Department
Press Release


Shortly after 1 AM Saturday morning (Aug. 28th) officers from the Hickory Police Department responded to a hit and run in the parking lot of Party City on Catawba Valley Blvd SE.  When officers arrived they located a male victim with serious injuries in the parking lot.  The victim, identified as Jason Michael Foley, was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in critical condition.    

Initial witness statements indicated that an altercation had occurred in the parking lot between multiple people.  After the initial altercation the suspect, identified as Austin Wayne Edmonson, got into his vehicle and drove around the parking lot multiple times.  Edmonson then drove toward a group of people striking Foley and three other individuals.

Officers were able to locate Edmonson and his vehicle a short time later behind a nearby business. At that time Edmonson was arrested and charged with Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and Felony Hit and Run.  Edmonson was transported to the Catawba County Justice Center and held under a $35,000 secured bond.

On Monday (Aug. 30th) Foley died as a result of his injuries. Edmonson was then charged with First Degree Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Edmonson is currently being held in the Catawba County Jail with no bond. Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to contact the Hickory Police Department 828-328-5551.



1 - First Federal standard ad 300

CLICK HERE
to have us email you 
the latest news every day--


As the Lincoln Herald celebrates nine years providing local news for Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba and Cleveland counties FREE, we continue to work to improve our efforts. To make the news easy to find, we  post links to all our articles on Facebook and on Twitter; and many readers have signed up for our FREE daily email service and get an email every day with links to our latest articles.

Thanks for visiting our website.  Also check out our Facebook page  at LincolnHerald.net and if you use Twitter, follow us there @LincolnHerald20.






Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   














HomeNewsState NewsReligionOpinionSportsObituariesExtrasCommunityClassifiedsSubmitLife

Terms and Use | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Site Design and Content
Copyright Lincoln Herald, LLC 2011-2021

 


Software © 1998-2021 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved