FROM STAFF REPORTS
A Statesville man faces more than a dozens charges, including felony fleeing to elude and multiple drug charges.
Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Christopher David Quattlebaum, 31, of Gay Street, Statesville, in a news release Tuesday.
Quattlebaum was taken into custody by ICSO Warrant Squad Deputy D. Joyce on 14 outstanding arrest warrants on Wednesday, September 27. The warrants were for several felony and misdemeanor charges over the past year, according to the news release.
The most recent warrant stems from an incident on August 5, when Deputy M. Sharpe with the ICSO Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Quattlebaum.
Quattlebaum waited for the deputy to approach the vehicle before driving off at a high rate of speed, which led to a vehicle chase into neighboring counties, according to the news release. After Quattlebaum was positively identified as the driver, the pursuit was canceled, and deputires obtained warrants for his arrest.
Deputy Joyce was assigned to the warrants and began to gather information on Quattlebaum and the locations he was known to frequent, Campbell said.
On Wednesday, September 27, Deputy Joyce was learned Quattlebaum was living at 112 South Oakland Avenue in Statesville. While undercover deputies were conducting surveillance on the residence, Quattlebaum was spotted standing outside of the home, according to the news release.
Deputies then approached the home and apprehended the suspect without incident, Campbell said.
While searching the suspect, deputies located cocaine and marijuana, which were packaged in a manner consistent with the sale and delivery of the narcotics, according to the news release.
Quattlebaum was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was served with a total of 14 warrants and orders for arrest. The charges include Felony Fleeing to Elude, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine Felony Probation Violation, Misdemeanor Reckless Driving to Endanger, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia, and multiple counts of Failure to Appear on Felony and Misdemeanor Charges.
Magistrate T. Thompson issued a $182,000 secured bond on these charges.
Quattlebaum is currently on probation for two counts of Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance and two counts of Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance.
According to the ICSO, the suspect’s criminal record includes the following charges: two counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Conspire Larceny, two counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, two counts of Driving While License Revoked, Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, and two counts of Felony Sell Cocaine.