Suspect: Stephen Todd Lipe
Charge: Making a False Report
Sheriff Darren Campbell states that on May 8, 2015 at 4:43pm the dispatch center received a 911 call from Mr. Stephen Todd Lipe at 250 Clontz Hill Road reporting a Breaking and Entering. Mr. Lipe reported that someone had thrown a brick through his back door and removed two handguns, 120 oxycodone’s and a Kindle Fire tablet. Major Todd Carver of the sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and began getting the information to complete the report.
During the investigation it was discovered that Mr. Lipe had made similar reports on two other occasions in the past year and a half. It was also discovered that Lipe had three outstanding Orders for his Arrest for having failed to appear in Court. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Crime Scene unit responded to the scene and processed the area for evidence. It became apparent that there had not been a break in because the door Mr. Lipe said the burglars used could not be forced open.
When Lipe was confronted with this fact he admitted to staging the entire scene in order to complete the report. He was arrested and taken to the Iredell County Jail. He was placed under a $2,000 secure bond for the Filing a False Report and Misuse of 911 charges. He was also placed under a $1,500 secure bond for the three failure to appear charges.
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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.
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Darren E. Campbell, Sheriff
Steve Ellis, Chief Deputy
Marty Byers, Chief Deputy
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Todd Carver, Major, Enforcement
Bert Connolly, Major, Detention
Bill Hamby, Captain, Vice/Narcotics
Julie Gibson, Captain, Special Victims Unit
Randy Pearson, Captain, Training/Personnel
Randy Cass, Lieutenant, Crime Prevention, SRO’s
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