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Date/Time of Offense: April 6th, 2015

Offense(s)/Charge(s):  Larceny by Employee

Location of Incident: McCarran Trail Love Valley  NC

Suspect(s): Michelle Renee Rivenbark, of Estate Drive Statesville NC 28677

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated that on Monday April 6th, Deputies received a call of stolen property from a home on McCarran Trail.  Deputies responded and spoke with the home owners and learned that they were missing numerous items from inside the residence that they knew was in home on Friday April 3rd.  The Victim reported to the Deputies that they have a lady who cleans their home by the name of Michelle Rivenbark and she was inside the home on Saturday April 4th.  The victim reported that some of the items stolen were prescription medication, Kennedy half dollars, knives, socket sets, and other items with a value of nearly $1,200.00.

Detectives began an investigation and spoke to Michelle Renee Rivenbark who admitted that she was inside the home of the victims on Saturday and did steal the items from inside the home while both home owners were present.  All of the stolen property was recovered and returned to the owner with the exception of the prescription medication.

Detectives charged Rivenbark with felony larceny by employee because she has been working for the victims and was working the day she stole the items from the house.  Rivenbark was arrested and received a $2,500.00 dollar secured bond and has a pending court date in Statesville.

Michelle Renee Rivenbark
Michelle Renee Rivenbark



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, and grow a business, 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 with professionalism and moral values 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 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

Randy Cass, Lieutenant, Crime Prevention, SRO’s




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

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