Sheriff’s Office: Suspect fought deputy before residents helped with arrest

Christopher Medeirous Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff's Office
Christopher Medeirous
Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office


On May 17, 2015 at 1:29pm the Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance call at 239 Barber Loop Mooresville. Deputy R.B. Xerri responded to the call for assistance and was speaking to the reporting person. The suspect had threatened to shoot a resident at the caller’s home. While the Deputy was on scene the suspect drove by the callers house at a high rate of speed. Deputy Xerri got into his patrol car in attempt to stop the suspect. The suspect fled the area striking a garbage can and a mailbox during the Deputy’s pursuit. The suspect turned on to Old Arborway Rd. which is a dead end road. The suspect then refused to submit to an arrest. Instead the suspect squared off with Deputy Xerri to fight. The suspect struck the Deputy with a closed fist in the face. After fighting with the suspect he was eventually taken into custody with the assistance of several area residents. The suspect repeatedly spit on the Deputy and attempted to grab his duty belt.

The suspect was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center and presented to Magistrate Nicholson. The suspect was given a $5,000.00 secure bond on the Sheriff’s Office charges and an additional $1,000.00 for charges of Driving While Impaired and Driving While License Revoked by the State Highway Patrol.

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Author: WSIC editor