FROM STAFF REPORTS

Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell on Friday announced that 22 drug offenders had been arrested during the ICSO’s latest roundup.

The arrests stem from investigations conducted in late 2022 and early 2023. 

The majority of these suspects have significant criminal histories. Ten of these suspects were on probation at the time of arrest, and two are verified gang members. All of these suspects were directly involved in the sale of or facilitating the sale of narcotics to an undercover investigator, according to an ICSO news release.

“By continuing to target those criminals who break our laws and sell these illegal drugs in our communities, we are able to drive down crime rates, reduce breaking and entering, robberies, and other types of violent crimes which are associated with drug dealing,” Campbell said. “We want to create a very unprofitable environment for drug dealers to try and conduct their business.

Residents played a vital role in these investigations, according to the sheriff.

“We want to thank the community for the continuous information which is provided about drug-related issues,” Campbell said. “We hear you. We are investigating and are making arrests based on your information and tips”.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s App provides an easy way to provide the ICSO with information on drug dealing and other crimes. The App is available as a free download in the Apple Store and Google Play. On the homepage of the app you will see the “Submit a Tip” button. Within a few minutes, you can share information with investigators.

The following suspects face charges as a result of ICSO drug investigations:

Rico Maurice Polk
Age: 29
Address: Trailway Drive, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Felony Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance
Bond: $20,000
Criminal history: Two Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Six Counts of Driving While License Revoked, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Shoplifting Concealment of Goods, Misdemeanor Intoxicated and Disruptive, Five Counts of Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, Misdemeanor Simple Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance, Felony Breaking and Entering, Misdemeanor Second Degree Trespassing, Misdemeanor Assault Inflicting Serious Injury, Misdemeanor Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Misdemeanor Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Protective Order Violation, Misdemeanor Simple Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance.
Note: Currently on Probation for Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, Felony Maintaining any Place for a Controlled Substance, and Misdemeanor Possession Schedule II Controlled Substance.


Charles David Gilmore
Age: 33
Address: Sonja Drive, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Bond: $20,000
Criminal history: Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Common Law Robbery, Felony Malicious Conduct by Prisoner, Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia, Three Counts of Driving with License Revoked, Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, Misdemeanor Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
Note: Currently on Probation for Felony Interfering with Electronic Monitor. North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections Verified Folks Nations Gang Member.


Dairel Odas Dugger Jr.
Age: 49 
Address: South Race Street, Statesville
Charges: Two Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule III Controlled Substance; Two Counts of Felony Sell a Schedule III Controlled Substance
Bond: $3,500
Criminal history: Four Counts of Driving While License Revoked, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Common Law Uttering, Misdemeanor Simple Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance, Felony Sell Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, Misdemeanor Larceny.
Note: Currently on Probation for Misdemeanor Larceny.


Jerome Millsaps
Age: 31
Address: Harris Bridge Road, Stony Point
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance
Bond: $20,000
Criminal history: Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill.
Note: Division of Community Corrections Verified Bloods Gang Member.


Jessie Michael Teno
Age: 29
Address: Davis Trail Lane, Troutman
Charges: Four Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Four Counts of Felony Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Felony Obtain Property by False Pretenses
Bond: $50,000
Criminal history: Misdemeanor Obstructing Justice, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Cassandra Rene Hernandez
Age: 51
Address: Allen Creek Road, Statesville
Charges: Two Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Two Counts of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance
Bond: $40,000
Criminal history: Misdemeanor Larceny, Two Counts of Felony Perjury, Felony See or Deliver Counterfeit Controlled Substance, Two Counts of Felony Sell Cocaine, Felony Sell Schedule IV Controlled Substance.


Ricky Lynn Thompson
Age: 58 
Address: Poor Boy Drive, Cleveland
Charges: Three Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance; Two Counts of Felony Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance
Bond: $10,000
Criminal history: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine, Two Counts of Felony Sell Cocaine, Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Driving while Impaired Level 2, Two Counts of Driving while Impaired Level 4, Three Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Three Counts of Driving while License Revoked, Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Simple Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance.


Kathy Lavonne Caldwell
Age: 56
Address: Hillside Drive, Mooresville
Charges: Three Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Three Counts of Felony Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance
Bond: $50,000
Criminal history: Two Counts of Driving with Impaired Level 5, Misdemeanor Simple Worthless Check.


Isaac Rufus Knox
Age: 62 
Address: Old Charlotte Road, Statesville
Charges: Trafficking Crystal Methamphetamine
Bond: $120,000
Criminal history: Felony Breaking and Entering, Two Counts of Driving with Impaired, Thirteen Counts of Driving while License Revoked, Felony Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction, Misdemeanor Larceny, Felony Obtain Property by False Pretense, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Two Counts of Fictitious Information to Officer, Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.


Jacob Lee Mitchell
Age: 28
Address: Bristol Drive, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Felony Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance
Bond: $30,000
Criminal history: Three Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Three Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia, Driving while Impaired Level 5, Three Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Stalking, Misdemeanor Assault of a Female, Driving while Impaired Level 2, Driving while License Revoked.
Note: Currently on Probation for Misdemeanor Driving While Impaired Level 2, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Misdemeanor Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance.


Misty Lou Ferguson
Age: 44
Address: Baker Street, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Felony Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance
Bond: $40,000
Criminal history: Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Misdemeanor Larceny, Felony Larceny.


Amanda Lee Coker Goldsmith
Age: 39
Address: Oxford School Road, Catawba
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Felony Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance
Bond: $10,000
Criminal history: Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Shoplifting Concealment of Goods, Driving While License Revoked, Misdemeanor Financial Card Fraud, Misdemeanor Breaking and Entering.


Emmett Jerome Griffin
Age: 52
Address: Silvia Street, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Felony Conspire to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance
Bond: $15,000
Note: Currently on Probation for Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance


Katina Nicole Bennett
Age: 27
Address: Armfield Street, Statesville
Charges: Two Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Felony Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance
Bond: $5,000
Criminal history: Two Counts of Misdemeanor Resisting Law Enforcement Officer, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Anthony George Sturghill
Age: 60
Address: Wedgedale Avenue, Statesville
Charges: Three counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Three counts of Felony Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Felony Sell or Deliver a Controlled Substance within 1000 Feet of School
Bond: $50,000
Criminal history: Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, Two Counts of Driving While Impaired, Felony Uttering Forged Instrument, Felony Forgery of Instrument, Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Serious Injury, Misdemeanor Possession of Stolen Goods or Property, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Two Counts of Driving With License Revoked, Two Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine, Misdemeanor Interfere with Utility Meter, Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Intoxicated and Disruptive.
Note: Currently on Probation for Possession With Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance.


Kevin Lynn Waddell
Age: 43 
Address: Log Cabin Road, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance
Bond: $3,000
Criminal history: Ten Counts of Misdemeanor Simple Worthless Check, Felony Obtain Property by False Pretense, Four Counts of Driving with Impaired, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Six Counts of Driving While License Revoked, Misdemeanor Ethnic Intimidation, Three Counts of Misdemeanor Larceny, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, Misdemeanor Assault on a Female.


Joshua Shwayne Ramseur
Age: 31
Address: Pine Tree Road, Statesville
Charges: Four Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance
Bond: $2,500
Criminal history: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Simple Assault, Three Counts of Driving While Impaired, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Counterfeit Controlled Substance, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Assault on a Government Official, Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Two Counts of Driving while License Revoked, Misdemeanor Assault on a Female, Misdemeanor Larceny.
Note: Currently on Probation for Misdemeanor Driving While Impaired, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell Schedule II Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Driving while License Revoked, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Counterfeit Controlled Substance, Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Misdemeanor Assault on a Public Official, Misdemeanor Assault on a Female, and Misdemeanor Larceny.


Kingsley Michelle Perkins
Age: 37 
Address: Sonja Drive, Statesville
Charges: Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance inside a Prison or Jail Facility
Bond: $30,000
Criminal history: Misdemeanor Simple Worthless Check, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Carrying Concealed Weapon, Misdemeanor Second Degree Trespass, Misdemeanor Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Two Counts of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Assault to a Government Official, Felony Obtain Property by False Pretense, Felony Simple Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance.
Note: Currently on Probation for Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense, Misdemeanor Assault on a Government Official, and Felony Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance.


Ian Timothy Bass
Age: 20
Address: Clermont Avenue, Kannapolis
Charges: Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver a Schedule II Controlled Substance; Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance inside a Prison or Jail Facility
Bond: $7,500
Criminal history: Two Counts of Misdemeanor Breaking and Entering, Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Reckless Driving with Wanton Disregard.


Jacob Donovan Gifford
Age: 27 
Address: Morgan Road, Albemarle
Charges: Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Inside a Prison or Jail Facility
Bond: $2,000
Note: Currently on Probation for Misdemeanor Assault on an Officer and Misdemeanor Resisting an Officer


Katelynn Paige Woolledge
Age: 27
Address: Arthurs Road, Troutman
Charges: Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Inside a Prison or Jail Facility
Bond: $2,000
Criminal history: Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, Misdemeanor Shoplifting Concealment of Goods, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Second Degree Trespass, Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance.
Note: Currently on Probation for Felony Sell Schedule II Controlled Substance.


Katelan Lodemia Daugherty
Age: 22
Address: Durand Lane, Statesville
Charges: Three Counts of Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance; Three Counts of Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance
Bond: $75,000
Criminal history: Misdemeanor Breaking and Entering, Three Counts of Driving While license Revoked.

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