Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: The Special Victims Unit received information about a registered sex offender who had moved from Iredell County without notifying the sheriff office.
The information was assigned to Sex Offender Compliance Deputy John Adams for further investigation. During the investigation Deputy Adams spoke with witnesses in the area and learned, Timothy Wayne Tezino had moved from his registered address of 528 Stockton Street Statesville. Tezino, failed to notify the Iredell County Sheriff Office he was moving to another county.
Based on this information, Deputy Adams secured a felony warrant against Timothy Tezino for Failure to Notify Address Change. Tezino was arrested in Mecklenburg County by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office on Friday February 2, 2018. He was placed in the Mecklenburg County Detention Center under a $3,000.00 secured bond by Magistrate A. Alsaeedi.
Timothy Wayne Tezino was convicted of Indecent Liberties with a Minor in May of 2000 and placed on the Sex Offender Registry. Tezino also has pending charges of Sex Offender on Child Premises, and Habitual Felon.
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit received information from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office about one of their sex offenders living in Statesville.
Zysean James White was registered as homeless in Mecklenburg County. Sex Offender Compliance Deputy, John Adams took the information and started an investigation information.
During the investigation Deputy Adams interviewed witnesses in the area and monitored the address for activity and a possible sighting of the suspect.
Based on the information provided by witnesses and seeing Zysean James White at the residence, Deputy Adams was able to obtain a warrant for Failure to Register in Iredell County.
Zysean White was arrested on Monday February 12, 2018 and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $15,000.00 dollars secured bond by Magistrate M. Nethken.
White was charged and convicted of Indecent Liberties with a Minor in 2014 and was placed on the registry.
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