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Statesville PD warns of utility scam

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: On Monday, April 20th 2015, Statesville Police received numerous calls about a possible phone scam occurring at local businesses. Businesses are receiving calls from people, with a foreign accent, who are identifying themselves as a representative from your local electric, water or gas company. (Such as Duke Power, Energy United, or […]

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Iredell Sheriff’s Office celebrates National Pot day with arrests

Today is 4/20 – for many, a day to celebrate the use of marijuana. For the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, it’s been a day to target individuals accused of selling and possessing drugs. (AUDIO QUOTE). Sheriff Darren Campbell who says those being arrested today are accused of things like possession and selling. WSIC was at the […]

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Markel Sherrill
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Statesville Police looking for shooting suspect

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: On Saturday, April 18th, 2015, a victim of a shooting arrived at Iredell Memorial Hospital at approximately 11:30 pm. The victim was transported to the hospital by a friend. The victim was treated for multiple gunshot wounds, and transported to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Information was obtained that the shooting occurred […]

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James Barnette and Robert McDaniel
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Sheriff’s Office: Suspect sold drugs from Troutman business

PRESS RELEASE The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, Narcotics Investigations Unit, concluded a multiple month surveillance and undercover operation into the sell and distribution of prescription medications in the Troutman area, with the search and arrest of James Franklin Barnette. The investigation was initiated when information was obtained Barnette was selling pills from his business in […]

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Good samaritan comes to aid of assault, robbery victim

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: On Monday, April 13, 2015 at around 10:00 P.M., Statesville Police Officers responded to Park Drive area in reference to a report of common law robbery. According to the victim, he stated he had been riding his child’s Razor scooter from the ice cream stand on Newton Drive back towards his […]

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Jonathan Safley
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Arrest made following two-month drug investigation

PRESS RELEASE The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, Narcotics Investigations Unit, concluded a two month surveillance and undercover operation into the sell and distribution of prescription medications in the Harmony and North Iredell area Wednesday evening, with the search and arrest of Jonathan Edward Safley of 134 Valley Springs Drive in Olin. A search warrant was […]

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Joshua Sloop
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Cornelius PD: Stabbing suspect moved from hospital to jail

PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Joshua Thomas Sloop, suspect in the April 12 Stabbing Incident in Cornelius was released from Carolinas Medical Center and transported to the Mecklenburg County Jail. Sloop is currently being held on a $217,500 bond for the following charges: (2) Felony Counts of 1st Degree Burglary – $100,000 Felony […]

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SPD makes arrest in attempted armed robbery case

PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: During the course of this investigation, leads were discovered and followed up on by the Statesville Police Department’s Criminal Investigative Division, and a suspect was developed. After interviews were completed it was discovered that Michelle Green Brooks, 42 of Statesville, N.C. was the perpetrator in the video of the attempted Armed Robbery. […]

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The pictured individual is accused by the Statesville Police Department of attempting an armed robbery at the King of the Sea restaurant Friday
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Police: Woman attempted armed robbery, ran off

PRESS RELEASE Statesville NC: On Friday, April 13, 2015 at around 7:50 P.M., Statesville Police Officers responded to King of the Sea Restaurant in reference to a report of an attempted armed robbery. According to the employees of King of the Sea, an unknown light skinned female with a pink in color scarf covering her […]

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Michelle Rivenbark
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From the Sheriff’s Office: Larceny by employee, drug charges

PRESS RELEASE Cleaning person accused of larceny by employee Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on Monday April 6th, Deputies received a call of stolen property from a home on McCarran Trail. Deputies responded and spoke with the home owners and learned that they were missing numerous items from inside the residence that they knew was […]

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