Date/Time of Offense: May 10, 2021 at 8:38 p.m.
Felony Possession of Firearm under Pretrial Release Order
Felony Possession of Firearm with a Domestic Violence Protection Order in Place
Felony Possession of Cocaine
Misdemeanor Carrying a Concealed Handgun
Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana
Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Location of Incident: Garner Bagnal Boulevard, Statesville
Suspect(s):Jacobie Obrian Cauthen 31 years old
1815 Bristol Rd.
Statesville, NC 28677
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on May 10, 2021 Dep. D.R. Caskaddon of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Garner Bagnal Blvd. after observing the vehicle fail to stop at a stop light. Dep. Caskaddon spoke to the driver, Jacobie Obrian Cauthen, 31, of Statesville, and asked Cauthen to walk back to the patrol car while to check his vehicle information. During the initial investigation, Cauthen was found to have a bag of marijuana in his pants pocket. A search of the vehicle was then conducted which resulted in locating cocaine and a handgun concealed between the front seats.
During further investigation Dep. Caskaddon found that Cauthen has an active Domestic Violence Protection Order in placewhich states that he cannot possess a firearm. Cauthen was then placed under arrest and transported to the Detention Center where he appeared before Magistrate Tutterrow.
Magistrate Tutterow additionally found that Cauthen also had a Pretrial Release Order separate from the protection order that did not allow possession of a firearm until the matter had been resolved. A preset bond of $250,000.00 was set on that charge. Magistrate Tutterrow also found probable cause for felony possession of firearm with a domestic violence protection order in place and felony possession of cocaine. Cauthen received a no bond on the protection order violation and a $1,000.00 bond on the possession of cocaine.
Cauthen received citations for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession marijuana paraphernalia and carrying a concealed handgun.
Cauthen is currently being held at the Detention Center awaiting trial.
Cauthen has several misdemeanor drug possession convictions along with traffic offense convictions.