Iredell County Man Arrested for Statutory Rape of Child

Tewell

Mooresville N.C. – On November 26th, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Robert Tewell, age 44, for one count of Statutory Rape of a Person age 15 years or younger.

Sheriff’s deputies recieved a report from a child stating that she had been sexually assaulted by a family member, James Robert Tewell. The assaults in question occurred on numerous occasions, between 2009 and 2016.

After conducting multiple interviews, Detective Justin Carroll charged Tewell with one count of Statutory Rape of a Person age 15 years or younger. Tewell is currently being held in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond. The investigation is still ongoing and additional charges are pending