Arrest Age: 24
Location: Lincoln County, North Carolina
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January 6, 2012
"Jonas Kelly Dellinger, 18, charged after deputies find runaway"
A 15-year-old girl who ran away from her west Lincolnton County foster home was found safe in Burke County, officials said Friday.
Burke deputies located Molly Eileen Hill at 18-year-old Jonas Kelly Dellinger's 3256 Music Mountain Road, Morganton home on Friday, according to a Lincoln County Sheriff's Office press release. Her foster family reported her missing from their 800 block of North NC 18 Highway home at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Dellinger was arrested Friday and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
According to the release, the warrant alleges that Dellinger "unlawfully and willfully did knowingly aid Molly Eileen Hill by providing shelter and assistance for the juvenile as a runaway."
His first appearance is Feb. 22.
The release says Hill was on her way back to Lincoln County where Detective Matt Burgess was seeking a secure custody warrant. She will be turned over to juvenile authorities.
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July 29, 2016
Jonas Kelly Dellinger, 23, of 2981 NC 126, in Morganton, was charged with one misdemeanor count each of simple worthless check, probation violation, harassing phone calls and eleven counts of misdemeanor failure to appear or comply. He was transported to Burke-Catawba jail and placed under a $15,000 secured bond. He was also issued an additional $50,300 in secured bonds and $300 in cash bonds. His trial date was set for Sep. 6.
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November 7, 2016
Jonas Kelly Dellinger, 23, sentenced to for being a pathetic thief
A Morganton man will serve time in prison for breaking and entering and writing bad checks.
Jonas Kelly Dellinger, 23, of Morganton, pleaded guilty last week to felony breaking or entering, felony larceny, felony failure to appear and multiple counts of obtaining property by false pretense during Burke County Superior Court.
Superior Court Judge Dan Kuehnert sentenced Dellinger to serve three to seven years in prison with an additional suspended sentence of 10-21 months, with 60 months of supervised probation when he is released from prison, according to a release from District Attorney David Learner’s office.
Kuehnert also ordered Dellinger pay back nearly $6,000 in restitution to the victims of his crimes.
The release said on April 7, 2015, Dellinger broke into a storage shed and stole a generator belonging to his landlord. Detectives were able to trace the generator to a local pawn shop where it had been pawned by Dellinger, the release said.
Over the course of several weeks in April and May 2015, Dellinger visited several local businesses and cashed checks made out to himself from his purported business account, one that had been closed for a while, according to the D.A.’s office. The District Attorney’s Office said Dellinger received several thousand dollars from the illegal transactions.
Dellinger also failed to appear for a scheduled session of Burke County Superior Court in July, while out on pre-trial release, the D.A.’s office says.
Detectives Burton Wilbur and Caleb Mace of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office investigated the cases jointly with Casey Kinard of Morganton Department of Public Safety. Chris Back handled prosecution for the District Attorney’s Office.