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A task force member from the Iredell County Sheriff's Office recently assisted the ATF in the execution of search warrants and the arrest of four people from Forest City on federal indictments. (File photo - not included with press release)

Sheriff’s Office issues drug charges following traffic stop

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on June 22nd – 2015, Lt. C.L. Stone of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team observed a 2001 model Ford traveling east on Garner Bagnal Blvd. with an equipment violation. Stone conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on Monroe St. and while speaking with the driver, Robert J. […]

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David Habdas
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Sheriff’s Office: B&E suspect said he was looking for gas

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a home owner on Amity Hill Road who stated he had just arrived home and saw a white male come out of his outbuilding located behind his house. The victim called 911 and was able to provide a good […]

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Burke County man accused of trying to help ISIS

PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Burke County, North Carolina, man has been charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, Acting U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose of the Western District […]

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Tarte talks toll lanes on Local Biz Now

  North Carolina Senator Jeff Tarte joined WSIC’s Local Biz Now Friday morning, talking about toll lanes planned for I-77. Private citizens, local governments and the business community have expressed their frustration. (AUDIO).“The businesses are just flaming angry, because they don’t feel like anybody’s listening to us. Like the decisions were made, but the factor […]

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Jason Fox
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Sheriff’s Office: Couple used 47 stolen checks

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that a large number of stolen checks were being cashed at local businesses throughout Iredell County. The report was assigned to Sgt. D. R. Getz of the Economic Crime Unit. During his investigation, Sgt. Getz learned that Jason Adam Fox and […]

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Phillip Nichols
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Sheriff’s Office: Man accused of beating girlfriend over not having sex arrested again

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: Phillip Tyree Nichols was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies on May 15, 2015 for Second Degree Kidnapping, Assault on a Female and Communicating Threats. On this date, deputies responded to a call for help where a female victim reported that Nichols had assaulted her and held her […]

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Rudolph Prickler
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Man accused of having child pornography

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On April 24, 2015 Det. Sgt. C.M. Benfield with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit received a report of the possible sexual abuse of a 7 year old child by a family member. The abuse occurred during October – December 2014. As a result of these allegations, […]

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Why are Statesville’s commercial power customers not getting rate drop?

Pending a debt re-structuring by Statesville’s power agency, residential power customers will see a three percent lower rate on their bills later this summer. But, what about commercial customers? According to an e-mail from Statesville spokeswoman Nancy Davis, commercial and industrial customers make up about seventy percent of the city’s electric use. A rate study […]

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LKN Chamber to re-evaluate position on I-77

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce board is expected to re-evaluate its position on I-77 Monday. That’s when the group will get a look at results from a chamber survey. (AUDIO).“We felt it was pretty important that we gauge our membership to see how they felt about it” Chamber President Bill Russell. As we’ve documented […]

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Chad Hartness
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Police charge suspect in Christmas day break-in

PRESS RELEASE Statesville, NC: On Thursday, December 25th 2014, the Statesville Police Department received a report of a residential breaking and entering on Newbern Avenue. The homeowner reported that after leaving his house for a few hours in the afternoon, he returned home to find his back door kicked in and two of his guns […]

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