FROM STAFF REPORTS

Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell on Thursday announced the arrests of nearly two dozen individuals on assorted drug charges following undercover investigations during the past three months.

Additional suspects have not been apprehended.

“We have had to be creative in how we conduct undercover drug investigations, and suspect round-up operations during the COVID-19 outbreak,” Campbell said. “We never stopped responding to complaints and community concerns about this type of information. By continuing to arrest these suspects in smaller, but more frequent groups, it builds mistrust among the drug dealers and makes individuals think twice before selling or buying these drugs. It also insures we keep our detention center, and the staff member’s safe during these times.”

Most of the suspects live in the Statesville area; others live in Mooresville, Troutman and Cleveland. Two of the suspects are verified gang members.

The sheriff stressed that arresting drug dealers will continue to be a priority.

“Make no mistake,” Campbell said, “there are undercover drug operations going on right now, and we will continue to keep using the information gathered from these arrests as well as the information the community continues to provide to make additional arrests in the future.”

Arrests

The following suspects were arrested:

Edward Lee Walkup
Age:
45
Address: 127 South Patterson Street, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
BOND: $7,500

Austin Tykim Morrison
Age:
19
Address: 560 Greenbriar Road, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance Crack Cocaine
BOND: $25,000

Theodore Thomas Steele
Age:
39 
Address: 1336 Caldwell Street, Statesville
Charges: Five Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Two Counts of Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Two Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance, Two Counts of Sell or Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance, Felony Maintain a Dwelling or Vehicle to Sell Controlled Substance
BOND: $12,500

Gina Ann Hastings
Age:
38
Address: General Delivery, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine
BOND: $2,500

Chino Steven Smith
Age:
43
Address: 4922 Wilkesboro Highway, Statesville
Charges: Felony Obtain Property by False Pretense, Felony Conspire to Sell or Deliver Controlled Substance
BOND: $5,000

Catherine Welch
Age:
30
Address: 1105 East Broad Street Statesville
Charges: Felony Obtain Property by False pretense, Felony Conspire to Sell or Deliver Controlled Substance
BOND: $3,000

David Ray Morgan
Age:
49
Address: 419 Eastside Drive, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance
BOND: $15,000

Joseph Scott Pergerson
Age:
44
Address: 218 Celeste Eufola Road, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance
BOND: $2,500

Ryan Wade Yoder
Age:
44
Address: 116 Mayhew Park Lane, Mooresville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance, Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance
BOND: $400,000

Cameron Max Burleyson
Age:
19
Address: 801 Trace Court, Troutman
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
BOND: $5,000

James Robert Keaton Jr.
Age:
53
Address: 233 Jefferson Street, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
BOND: $5,000.

Darryl Cameron Padgett
Age:
24
Address: 260 Goble Road, Statesville
Charges: Two Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule IV, Controlled Substance, Two Counts of Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance
BOND: $5,000

Christopher Edmond Gaither
Age:
34
Address: 2706 Mahogany Road, Statesville
Charges: Felony Obtain Property by False Pretense
BOND: $7,500

Jamar Harvin
Age:
38
Address: 1220 5th Street, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance
BOND: $7,500

Crystal Rae Weber
Age:
37
Address:
2968 Harmony Highway, Harmony
Charges: Two Counts of Felony Trafficking by Possession of Heroin, Two Counts of Felony Trafficking by Transport of Heroin, Two Counts of Trafficking by Sale of Heroin
BOND: $150,000

Michael Derek Hopkins
Age:
31
Address: 140 Steep Lane, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule III Controlled Substance
BOND: $2,000

Cheryl Martin Chiodo
Age:
52
Address: 108 East Wilson Avenue, Mooresville
Charges: Two Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Conspiracy to Sell Controlled Substance, Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense
BOND: $10,000

Heather Nicole Chiodo
Age:
32
Address: 106 J D Lane, Cleveland
Charges: Felony Conspiracy to Sell Controlled Substance, Felony Trafficking Heroin, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine
BOND: $200,000

Whitney Martina Lipscomb
Age:
26
Address: 416 North Tradd Street, Statesville
Charges: Two Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule VI Controlled Substance, Two Counts of Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule VI Controlled Substance
BOND: $10,000.

Kasey Allen Randol
Age:
30
Address:
110 Peridot Drive, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Counterfeit Controlled Substance
BOND: $5,000
Note: Randol is a Verified CRIPS Gang Member by the N.C. Department of Adult Corrections.

Adam Joseph Smart
Age:
41
Address: 665 Cedar Glen Circle, Cleveland
Charges: Two Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule I Controlled Substance, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance
BOND: $10,000.

Conner Shane Stillson
Age:
24
Address: 239 East Statesville Avenue, Mooresville, North Carolina 28117
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
BOND: $10,000
Note: Stillson is a Verified FOLK NATION Gang Member by the N.C. Department of Adult Corrections.


Wanted

The following suspects are wanted by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office:

Corry Tionne Summers
Age:
37
Address: 2201 Beauty Street, Statesville
Charges: Felony Obtain Property by False Pretense, Felony Conspire to Sell or Deliver Controlled Substance

James Christopher Hammond
Age:
28
Address: 118 Signal Hill Drive, Statesville
Charges: Two Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Two Counts of Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance

Bobby Darnell Campbell
Age:
43
Address: 914 South Meeting Street, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Sell of Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance

Swailon Jakeon Quantrez Tucker
Age:
22
Address: 1136 11th Street, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Heroin, Felony Sell or Deliver Heroin

Leonard Roy Dean Holland
Age:
48 
Address: 109 Park Hill Lane, Mocksville
Charges: Two Counts of Felony Sell or Deliver a Controlled Substance

Corbin Labron Brandon
Age:
28
Address: 922 Winston Avenue, Statesville
Charges: Two Counts of Felony Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance

1 thought on “Iredell County sheriff announces nearly two dozen arrests in drug round-up

  1. These arrests are great, but a waste of time if the system isn’t going to make these people do their time. Covid or no Covid, once convicted, these folks need to do their time and not be released early because of the risk of Covid in the jails and prisons. These crimes are being committed only because the consequences are not tough enough. This is the real pandemic.

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