Sheriff’s Office makes additional arrest in drug investigation

Billy Ray Dalton Senior – Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office

PRESS RELEASE

Sheriff Darren Campbell states: Billy Ray Dalton Sr. was arrested on 7/10/2017 and is being held in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $50,000 secure bond. Dalton has been charged with the following offenses: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling or Place to Sell Controlled Substances and 3 Felony Counts of Possession of a Stolen Firearm. This update is connected to the 1125 Rita Avenue press release from 7/10/17.

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE

Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: Members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Unit along with members of the SERT Team executed a search warrant in the early morning hours of Friday July 7 2017 at a residence located at 1125 Rita Avenue off of Bristol Road in the Park Drive Neighborhood.

Immediately upon entering the home, SERT Team members encountered two males in the living room. Lying on the floor next to one suspect was a AR-15 rifle loaded with a 50 round rotary magazine, next to the other suspect was a loaded .38 Caliber pistol. Both suspects were immediately taken into custody and a search of the house was conducted.

The search located eight loaded guns plus numerous rounds of ammunition, “Crack Cocaine”, digital scales, other drug paraphernalia and over 1800 dollars in cash. After running the serial numbers on the guns through various data systems, three were determined to have been stolen out of Alexander, Burke and Iredell Counties.

The two males who were at the home were taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where they were charged with the following:

Craig Alan Blackwell Jr. 24 Years Old
1125 Rita Avenue
Statesville, North Carolina 28677

New Charges:
Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
Felony Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling or Place to Sell Controlled Substances
Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
3 Counts of Felony Possession of a Stolen Firearm

Criminal History:
2 Counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Habitual Misdemeanor Assault, 2 Counts of Felony Obtain Property by False Pretense, Felony Breaking and Entering, 2 Counts of Assault on a Female, Possession of Stolen Goods, Drunk and Disruptive. A validated “Blood”, Gang Member by North Carolina Probation and Parole.

BOND: 100,000.00 Dollars Secured Bond.

Billy Ray Dalton Jr. 26 Years Old
1125 Rita Avenue
Statesville, North Carolina 28677

New Charges:
Felony Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
Felony Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling or Place to Sell Controlled Substances
3 Counts of Felony Possession of a Stolen Firearm

Criminal History:
3 counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Larceny and numerous driving related charges.

BOND: 50,000.00 Dollars Secured Bond

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