Iredell man accused of statutory rape against family friend

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated A report was filed with the Sheriff’s Office in reference to a teenager less than 16 being sexually abused by a family friend. The case was then sent to the Special Victims Unit and it was assigned to Detective Sgt. C M Benfield. The child was taken to the […]

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Statesville man facing 69 child sex offense charges

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on June 16, 2015 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s office in reference to a child under the age of 12 being sexually assaulted by a family member for a period of six years, from 2009-2015. The abuse occurred when the victim visited the suspect at […]

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Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in undercover drug investigation

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: Another arrest stemming from the continuing undercover drug investigation into the selling of prescription medication and heroin in Western Iredell County was made Monday August 24, 2015. Preston Kirk Long of 105 Oak Knoll Drive was arrested by members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad and charged […]

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Firefighters organization holding concert, calls not a fraud

If you’ve gotten a call asking for money to support the Statesville Professional Firefighters with an upcoming concert, it’s most likely on the level. President John Perry says they hire people to make the calls, and that those individuals are sometime nervous. If you’re unsure about a caller’s legitimacy, contact the organization. They’re partnering with […]

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Huntersville rolls-out “Cop Cab”

Would you prefer the back of a police car or the back of a cab? The Huntersville Police Department hopes its new “Cop Cab” will bring that question to mind for people who’ve had a bit too much to drink. Sergeant Brian Vaughn says the department has a car painted as police in the front […]

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“Pappa Kook” dies

A respected Statesville business man has died – the founder of Kooks Headers and Exhaust, George Kryssing Senior, better known as “Pappa Kook.” (AUDIO).“He had a way of putting people at ease. He had a way of making people feel warm and loved. He always did that.” Jay Dipietro, a friend of Kryssing who describes […]

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Harold Johnson wants Jeff Gordon back in the driver’s seat

He’s getting off the track – Jeff Gordon set to run his final race later this year. At the request of Charlotte Motor Speedway, we got our own Harold Johnson to share his thoughts on Gordon’s retirement.

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Sex offender accused of moving, not telling Sheriff’s Office

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on July 30, 2015, Deputy D.C. Price of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit attempted to verify an address for Shawn Maurice Gregory, a registered sex offender. Deputy Price was unable to locate Gregory at his registered address of 1214 McLaughlin St, Statesville, NC. After conducting witness […]

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Sheriff’s Office makes arrests in break-ins

PRESS RELASE Man accused of break-in at Little Market Basket Sheriff Darren Campbell stated On August 23, 2015, at approximately 11:42 pm, Deputies of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm call at the Little Market Basket located at 3541 Taylorsville Hwy, Statesville. When they arrived, Deputies found the front window had been […]

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Worker injured in Cornelius by falling wall

A construction worker was seriously injured after a wall fell on that individual at a Cornelius home yesterday afternoon. Deputy Fire Chief Gary Barby says the crew was working at a Peninsula Yacht Club property and lost control of a wall they were raising. Workers were able to get the wall off the victim’s leg […]

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