FROM STAFF REPORTS

Two south Iredell County residents face felony charges following an Iredell County Sheriff’s Office investigation that began after a shooting incident off Shearers Road.

Candice Rogers
William Martin

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrests of William Troy Martin, 32, and Candice Danielle Rogers, 32, in a news release Tuesday afternoon.

ICSO deputies were dispatched to 1272 Shearers Road on Monday aftrnoon in response to a report that a man had discharged a firearm into a vehicle, Campbell said.

The victims in the incident managed to get away and drove to the Dollar General located at 1342 Shearers Road to wait for the deputies, according to the news release.

After the victims told the deputies about the incident, the deputies went to 1272 Shearers Road to locate Martin.

Martin told the deputies he had fired a shotgun outside of the residence after a short altercation with the father of his girlfriend, Campbell said.

During the course of the investigation, deputies determined that the victim’s vehicle had been struck twice by gunfire while attempting to leave Martin’s residence, according to the news release.

Martin was taken to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, where he was interviewed about the matter. Meanwhile, a search warrant for the residence was executed by deputies and several members of the Criminal Investigations Division.

While executing the search warrant, deputies found and seized several firearms, along with methamphetamine and multiple items associated with packaging and sales of methamphetamine, according to the news release.

Martin was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, felony discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, misdemeanor maintaining a dwelling for the sale or use of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Martin appeared before Magistrate Imes, who issued a $95,000 secured bond on these charges.

Rogers was arrested and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where she was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, misdemeanor maintaining a dwelling for the sale or use of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Rogers was given a $10,000 secured bond my Magistrate R. Imes.

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