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Date/Time of Offense: January 20-24, 2015

Offense(s)/Charge(s): Harassing Phone Calls (x3), DVPO Violation (x3), Felony Stalking

Location of Incident: Iredell County Jail

Suspect(s): Christopher Michael Lovill, W/M,  24 years old, 235 Lockhard Circle Troutman NC

Sherriff Darren Campbell stated: On January 12, 2015, Christopher Michael Lovill was served with a Domestic Violence Ex-parte Order prohibiting him to have any contact with a subject with whom he had been involved in a domestic dispute.  The court order prohibited Lovill from initiating any type of contact with this subject, but even after the court order was in place, Lovill continued to make numerous phone calls from the detention center to the person. 

On January 21, 2015, Deputy Caskaddon initiated an incident report and it was forwarded to Det. Sgt. Katie Harwell of the Special Victims Unit. After further investigation into the matter Det. Sgt. Katie Harwell was able to obtain Warrants on Lovill which included Three Counts of Harassing Phone Calls, Three Counts of Domestic Violence Protection Order Violation and One Count of Felony Stalking.

Lovill is currently awaiting trial at the Iredell County Jail on other charges.  Lovill’s bond was initially $110.000, and after Sgt. Harwell’s additional charges, his bond increased to $310,000.

Christopher Michael Lovill
Christopher Michael Lovill




Date/Time of Offense: December 23, 2014

Offense(s)/Charge(s): Larceny, Financial Card Theft, Financial Card Fraud, and Identity Theft

Location of Incident: Western Iredell County

Suspect(s): Latisha Renee Ross    34 years old     2303 Island Ford Rd, Statesville, NC

Sherriff Darren Campbell stated On December 30, 2014 the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received a report of Larceny and Financial Card Fraud.  Detective Getz with the Economic Crime Unit was assigned the case.

According to the incident report the victim had an unexpected visitor show up at his residence in the early morning hours needing to borrow some tools. After the subject left the residence he noticed that his wallet was missing from the table where he had left it. The victim made contact with his bank and closed the account and was told there was some suspicious activity on the account. During the investigation Detectives were able to determine the location where the debit card was used and attempted to have been used throughout Iredell County. Detectives were then able retrieve video surveillance from the locations where the stolen debit card was used and identified the suspect as Latisha Renee Ross, of Statesville, NC.

Detectives obtained warrants for arrest on Latisha Ross for one count of identity theft, one count of financial card theft, one count of larceny, and one count of financial card fraud. Mrs. Ross was arrested on January 25, 2015 and received an $8,000.00 secured bond and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center.

Latisha Renee Ross
Latisha Renee Ross



Iredell Detectives charge 3 with breaking and entering

Date/Time of Offense: 01-11-2015

  1. Breaking and Entering
  2. Larceny after Breaking and Entering
  3. Breaking and Entering Motor Vehicle

Location of Incident: Various

Suspect 1) Pope, Ashley Michael 24, of 2118 Buffalo Shoals Rd. Statesville, NC  
Suspect 2) Pope, Wesley Nathaniel 23, of 2118 Buffalo Shoals Rd. Statesville, NC  
Suspect 3) Coone, Ashleigh Taylor 21, of 2118 Buffalo Shoals Rd. Statesville, NC

Sherriff Darren Campbell stated On Monday January 12th, 2015 Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division began an investigation into a Breaking and Entering  that occurred in the East Mombo Road area of Troutman, NC. Then original report indicated that suspects entered a building and stole several items. Detectives learned through interviews and the evidence found in the case that Ashley Pope, Wesley Pope, and Ashleigh Coone were involved in the breaking and entering.

After reviewing all the evidence gathered Detectives drew warrants on all three suspects for Breaking and Entering and Larceny after Breaking and Entering. As the investigation continued Detectives discovered a separate investigation could be related. In this case similarities in the location and time pointed to the same three suspects.

Detectives reviewed all the open investigations and began to see if evidence could be found that linked the suspects to additional crimes.  During the continuing investigation additional witness interviews and evidence were located. The new information did in fact link Wesley Pope and Ashley Pope to a breaking and entering on Lewis Ferry Rd. In addition evidence was found that connected suspects to vehicle breaking and entering cases in the area.

Detectives drew additional charges against the suspects and began to attempt to locate them. The suspects however could not be immediately located and information suggested they were evading officials. Two of the suspects, Wesley Pope and Ashleigh Coone were located by Deputies during a traffic stop and taken into custody. Wesley Pope received a 75,000 secured bond and Ashleigh Coone received a 33,000 dollar secured bond, both suspects are being held in the Iredell County Detention Center.

     Ashley Pope has not been located. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Ashley Michael Pope to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (704) 878-3180 or call Iredell County Crime Stoppers at (704) 662-1340.

Ashley Pope (still at large)
Ashley Pope (still at large)



About the Sheriff

I have more than two decades of full-time continuous service with the Sheriff’s Office in various areas. I have never wavered in this commitment to the citizens of Iredell County. I have built my career from the bottom up, always increasing my role of responsibilities to prepare me for my role as Sheriff. As Sheriff, I will have a proactive Sheriff’s Office and not a reactive one.

As your Sheriff I will display integrity in the workplace through leading by example.
II believe in high moral and ethical standards, and trust in my faith are the keys to professional law enforcement.  I have always held myself to high standards and will demand it in the Sheriff’s Office.

I am accountable to the citizens for the performance of the Sheriff’s Office and will hold the deputies and staff to the same high professional standard that I have maintained.

County Seat:      Statesville           Population:   160,000+           Square Miles:     598




Mission Statement

We are committed to making our County a safe place to live, raise a family, to be employed, to worship and to enjoy recreation.

OUR MISSION is to provide law enforcement services to the citizens of Iredell County, serving our community through crime prevention, drug enforcement, aggressive patrols and education.


The Iredell County Sheriff's Office exists to serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness and compassion. To fulfill our mission, the Iredell County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the development of its members through effective training, leadership and career development.



  • Upholding the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of North Carolina.
  • Respecting the rights of all individuals through ethical and humanitarian principals.
  • Commitment to integrity and reliability.
  • Recognizing the importance of each individual employee.
  • Maintaining a work environment where employees can grow professionally.
  • Remembering that through the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, we work for all of the citizens of Iredell County.




Administrative Staff

Darren E. Campbell, Sheriff

Steve Ellis, Chief Deputy

Marty Byers, Chief Deputy

Andy Poteat, Major, Investigations

Todd Carver, Major, Enforcement

Bert Connolly, Major, Detention

Bill Hamby, Captain, Vice/Narcotics

Julie Gibson, Captain, Special Victims Unit

Randy Pearson, Captain, Training/Personnel

Rick Eades, Captain, Training/Personnel




Contact Information

Please contact the Iredell County Sheriff's Office if you have questions or concerns about law enforcement related issues in Iredell County. You may also contact us if you have information related to a crime in Iredell County. All information provided will remain anonymous. 

Statesville Office:
Postal address 
P.O. Box 287
230 N. Tradd St.
Statesville, NC 28687
(click for map location)


Mooresville Office:
Postal address 
610 E. Center Avenue
Mooresville, NC 28115
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Electronic mail Information 

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