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Statesville Police: Autopsy set for Thursday after body found in crude grave

PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: Tuesday March 28, 2017: After processing and excavating the scene in the wooded area off Mahogany Rd. on Tuesday March 28th, the body of a deceased black male was discovered buried at the site. The body was transported from the scene, and an autopsy will be completed on Thursday morning at Baptist […]

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Wayne Cogdell - Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Registered Lincoln sex offender accused of taking indecent liberties with child

PRESS RELEASE Lincolnton, NC – A registered sex offender in Lincoln County was arrested March 25, 2017 on felony charges of Indecent Liberties with a Child. Detective Kelsey Harrington began the investigation after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a report on March 3, 2017 of possible indecent liberties with a minor. Wayne Curtis Cogdell, […]

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Former payroll services company chairman sentenced in Statesville

PRESS RELEASE STATESVILLE, N.C. – Frank Alton Moody, II, 57, of Arden, N.C., the former Chairman of the Board of a payroll services company, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for conspiring to steal over $2 million from client companies, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. […]

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Chase that started in Iredell ends with armed confrontation in Davie

PRESS RELEASE Update: The State Highway Patrol has released the names of three state troopers involved in the Sunday afternoon pursuit and armed confrontation in Davie County. Troopers Courtney Richmond, John Chapman, and Ryan Goodin have been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the internal and SBI investigations. Trooper Courtney Richmond is a […]

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Jaylen Minger - Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Teen accused of taking student from school charged with kidnapping & rape

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on March 7, 2017 a female student reported to the school resource officer at North Iredell High School that a student was leaving school with a young male in the mornings and that they would stay gone until the end of school day. During the investigation the resource officer […]

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Morgan Moore - Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Boyfriend & girlfriend accused of breaking-and-entering, larceny

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on February 21, 2017, Justin Campbell and his girlfriend, Morgan Monroe, entered a residence on Lucas Lane Statesville, NC thinking that no one was home. The homeowner surprised the couple who then tried to offer house and yard work for hire. While in the home, $160.00 was removed […]

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Iredell man accused of sexually assaulting child

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on January 22, 2017 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s office in reference to a child being assaulted by an acquaintance. The report was assigned to Detective Patrick Dixson of the Special Victim’s Unit. The child was interviewed at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center. Several […]

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Stacy Heatley - Picture courtesy of the office of District Attorney David Learner

Morganton man gets 25 years for attempted murder

PRESS RELEASE A Morganton man will spend the next 25 years in prison after pleading guilty in Burke County Superior Court on Monday, March 20, 2017, to attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Stacy Heatley, 44, was given an active prison […]

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Ohio man sentenced in Burke on charges of rape, incest and indecent liberties

PRESS RELEASE Francisco Augustin Ailon, 44, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was given an active prison sentence of at least 20 years after pleading guilty to multiple sexual offenses involving an underage female family member during Burke County Superior Court on Monday, March 20, 2017. The Honorable Daniel A. Kuhnert, Superior Court Judge from Burke County, sentenced […]

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102 Xanax pills seized during Iredell traffic stop

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on 3-17-17 Lt. C.L. Stone of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a 1997 model Chevrolet on I-40 near Highway 90 for traveling 84 M.P.H. in a 65 M.P.H. speed zone. When Stone approached the vehicle he immediately recognized the driver, John R. Shoaf, […]

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