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Erica Parsons’ adoptive parents to be charged with murder

The adoptive parents of Erica Parsons will be charged with first-degree murder in her 2011 death, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. WSIC News Partner FOX 46 reports indictments of first-degree murder and felony child abuse have been issued for Casey and Sandy Parsons. Her death has been under investigation for four years. Erica […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Man shot, killed after being mistaken for coyote

PRESS RELEASE On February 19, 2018 at approximately 5:52p.m., the Alexander County Communications received a 911 call about a person that had been shot on Edd Burgess Road Extension in Taylorsville. Sheriff’s Officer Personnel, Alexander EMS, first responders, N.C. Highway Patrol, Alexander Rescue, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Taylorsville Fire, and Taylorsville Police Officers responded to […]

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Man accused in Hickory shooting will not face death penalty.

PRESS RELEASE A Stanly County man will not face the death penalty for the November 2017 shooting death of a Granite Falls resident. During Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, Assistant District Attorney Kyle Smith informed the Court that the State will proceed with a murder charge against Thomas Alexander Seabrooks as […]

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Statesville Fire Department improves insurance rating

PRESS RELEASE North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey has announced that the City of Statesville Fire Department completed their routine inspection and received an ISO Class 2 rating effective May 1, 2018. Fire Chief Spencer Lee stated that this is a remarkable improvement from the ISO Class 4 rating that the […]

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McDonald’s franchisee Mike Neader receives Statesville Mayor’s Cup

PRESS RELEASE Mike and Melissa Neader, owners of the McDonald’s Restaurant at 3201 Taylorsville Highway, were honored at Monday night’s City Council meeting with the Mayor’s Cup, an award given each year to a person or organization that has made a significant contribution to improving the appearance of Statesville. Mayor Costi Kutteh complimented the Neaders […]

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ICSO targets 31 accused of selling drugs in “Operation Spring Sweep”

FROM PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: In the early morning hours of Monday, February 19, 2018 numerous investigators and deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office fanned out across Iredell County in an attempt to arrest over 30 suspects who have arrest warrants for various drug crimes in what we area calling “Operation Spring […]

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Additional funding requested for Statesville splash pad

FROM PRESS RELEASE Statesville City Council will meet Monday night, February 16, at 7 p.m. This is a public comment meeting for any matters not on the agenda. Persons desiring to speak should sign up upon arrival. The public comment period is held at the beginning of the meeting. Speakers are given three minutes to […]

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Statesville PD accepting applications for paid training program

PRESS RELEASE The Statesville Police Department is excited to be accepting applications again through its Police Recruit program. The program has been a huge success and was put in place to hire citizens with no prior police training and send them through the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) at Mitchell Community College. Those selected will […]

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$20,000 of crack cocaine seized from Statesville residence

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received information about possible drug sales in the area of Cline Street Statesville. Sheriff Campbell assigned this tip to the Narcotics Investigations Division to investigate. The information was verified by surveillance and other evidence gathering efforts. The undercover portion of the operation was initiated […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Community tips led to arrest of man selling heroin

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: A month long investigation into the sale of heroin concluded this morning with a search warrant being executed at 179 Jeremy Lane in eastern Iredell County. The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Unit received information from community members in reference to Brady Scott Mitchell of 179 Jeremy Lane […]

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