Shotgun stolen 27 years ago returned to owner

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – A shotgun stolen from a residence in eastern Lincoln County in 1987 has been recovered in Gaston County and returned to the owner. The report was taken by then rookie Deputy David Carpenter who is now Sheriff of Lincoln County. Carpenter had started his law enforcement career in April of […]

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Student accused of assaulting officers

PRESS RELEASE On 9/26/2014 Sgt. Bumgarner, SRO at Monticello School was called to assist administration with a student who was suspected of having contraband hidden on his person. Staff at Monticello reported to Sgt. Bumgarner that puffs of smoke were seen coming from student Alan Grant’s mouth. Sgt. Bumgarner asked Grant if he had anything […]

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City: Leave the fungus alone

PRESS RELEASE To help the City monitor the tree disease commonly called “weeping conk”, Statesville City Arborist Shawn Cox is asking citizens to please leave this fungal growth alone if they see it growing on tree roots.  The fungus appears during the fall and Cox returns each year to assess how the disease is progressing.  […]

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Mooresville doctor accused of illegally providing drugs

PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH – The State Bureau of Investigation arrested an urgent care doctor in Salisbury Sept. 24 for allegedly providing more than 6,000 hydrocodone pills to another physician over a four-year period. Dr. Cheryl Tan Navarro-McGuinness, 38, of Mooresville, was charged with the illegal distribution of a controlled substance by a practitioner without having […]

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Officers seize cocaine, cash and firearms

PRESS RELEASE On September 24th 2014 at 0945 hrs., the Statesville Police Narcotics unit executed a search warrant at 624 S. Elm St. This was a result of probable cause obtained after several months of investigation. The following items were seized, 119 grams of cocaine, $1180.00 in cash, 2 handguns ,2 rifles, and various paraphernalia […]

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Statesville ABC Board member to lead state group

PRESS RELEASE Statesville ABC Board member Michelle Rokes was elected president of the North Carolina Association of ABC Boards during the recent 2014 annual conference in Greensboro. Rokes has served on the Statesville ABC board since 2008. She began serving as a director on the NC Association of ABC boards in 2010 and served as […]

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California brothers charged with kidnapping in Iredell

PRESS RELEASE On July 15, 2014, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Poole Road, Salisbury, North Carolina, after the landlord discovered significant damages to the residence. The investigation showed that the house had been rented on September 5, 2013, by an individual using the name of Taylor […]

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$20K distributed to agencies by Statesville ABC Board

PRESS RELEASE The Statesville ABC Board has distributed funds to four local agencies to assist in their substance abuse programs: Fifth Street Ministries, Exchange SCAN Child and Parenting Center, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Piedmont and Counseling Center of Iredell of Barium Springs Home for Children. The annual allocations are based on the proposals […]

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Police looking to ID man who broke door

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: On Monday, September 22nd Statesville Police responded to a reported breaking and entering at 1504 Salisbury Hwy (Little Market Basket). A worker came into work their morning shift and discovered the glass in the front door of the business had been busted out. The worker contacted the police who responded to […]

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IMPACT grant director leaving I-SS

PRESS RELEASE It is with a heavy heart that Iredell-Statesville Schools announces Mr. Patrick Abele, Executive Director for the IMPACT Learning Grant, has accepted a position with Orange County Schools as their Chief Operations Officer. When Iredell-Statesville Schools received the $20 million federal Race to the Top Grant in January of 2013, district administration knew […]

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