Report of assault leads to drug charges
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that Deputies were dispatched to 2912 Newton Dr. Statesville in reference to an assault. Upon arrival Deputy Cody Jarvis and Deputy Brad Stroud began to investigate the report of assault. There were no visible signs of assault. However, Deputies did observe Marijuana and Marijuana paraphernalia sitting in plain view. The Marijuana and paraphernalia were seized and Stephen Eric Cook was issued citations for same. During the investigation it was determined that Elizabeth Marie Jones had taken Mr. Cook’s vehicle without permission while he was sleeping. Jones was uncooperative and lied to the deputies during the investigation. She was arrested and charged by Deputy Cody Jarvis for Resist, Obstruct and Delay. Jones was taken to the Iredell County Magistrate’s Office where she received a $500.00 secured bond. Jones was then placed in the Iredell County Detention Center.
Man accused of selling drugs from Statesville-area residence
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on 11/2/2015, deputies with the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team (ACE) responded to a residence after receiving information that Matthew Franklin Ward of 295 Bradley Farm Rd. was selling marijuana. On 11/02/2015 Sgt.’s R.T. Sherrill and C.W. Bentley responded to the residence where they met with Ward. Upon entering the residence, deputies detected the overwhelming odor of marijuana. During a search deputies located approximately 50 grams of marijuana, as well as, multiple items of drug paraphernalia in Ward’s bedroom. Ward was then arrested for felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the sale of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ward was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he received a $7,500.00 secured bond. Ward is a convicted felon and was already out on bond for crimes including hit and run, driving while impaired and careless and reckless driving. Ward has a Statesville District Court Date of December 7th, 2015.
Man accused of attempted break-in at children’s home
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on 11/10/2015 Deputy D. Neill and Sgt. J Dyson responded to a trespassing call at the Children’s Hope Alliance located at 136 Frazier Loop, Statesville N.C. 28677. After investigating the call Deputies were able to find out that a Mr. Jarrett Marquise Lewis actually attempted to enter the residence through a locked window. The suspect left the property in a white grand am heading towards the Troutman City Limits. Troutman Police Department and Deputy Shawn Savage were able to locate the suspect vehicle and Mr. Lewis on S Main St. located in Troutman. Mr. Lewis was then placed under arrest for 2nd degree trespassing and attempted misdemeanor breaking/entering. Mr. Lewis was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was given a $1,000 secured bond.
Traffic stop results in drug charges
Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on 11-11-15 Lt. C.L. Stone of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team was working the Barry Oak Rd. area when he came into contact with Joshua Johnson who was operating a Dodge Intrepid. While speaking with Johnson, Stone noticed that he was extremely nervous. After searching the vehicle Stone escorted Johnson back to his residence where Stone made contact with the owner of the vehicle, Daniel G. Seymour, 28. After speaking with Seymour briefly a search was conducted of the residence. During the search 26 grams of marijuana was located along with numerous items of drug paraphernalia. Seymour was then charged with possessing more than ½ oz. of marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia. Seymour already had prior charges of illegal drug possession.
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