Fifteen People Arrested Following ‘Operation Spring Sweep 2019’ In Iredell County

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — The Iredell County Sheriff’s Department conducted Operation Spring Sweep 2019, on Monday morning, in an effort to serve multiple arrest warrants for numerous drug crimes.

Sherrif Darren Campbell stated, “The suspects we are targeting today were directly involved in selling methamphetamine, heroin, and illegal prescription medications to undercover investigators. Opioid based drugs such as heroin, prescription medications, along with methamphetamine are tremendously devastating to the people who use these drugs, and their effects on the community is also extremely distressing. We wanted the focus of this round-up to be on dealers who sell opioids such as heroin, prescription medications and meth. We received the bulk of the information for these investigations from community members who want to see Iredell County be made safer. By specifically targeting repeat offenders who continue to ignore the law and sell drugs, we hope to send a clear, and distinct message, enough is enough. The crimes which stem from the sales of these drugs such as robbery, assaults, larceny, and identity theft also impact the community in a negative way. When you see the vast majority of these suspects’ criminal histories, you can see they need to be dealt with and put away.” 

According to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Department, the operation targeted 38 individuals and resulted in the following arrests:

David Lee Yates Jr., 61 Years Old

Felony Trafficking Opiates

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Hydrocodone

Felony Sell or Deliver Hydrocodone

BOND: 150,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND. Magistrate M. Nethken

Criminal history: Misdemeanor Criminal Contempt, Misdemeanor Possession of Non-Tax Paid Liquor.

Dustin Shane Bates, 30 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine.

Felony Sell Methamphetamine.

BOND: 20,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND. Magistrate M. Nethken

Criminal history: Misdemeanor Breaking or Entering, numerous driving related charges.

Kenneth Hugh Gobble Jr.

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Dilaudid.

BOND: 20,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND. Magistrate D. Chambers

Criminal history: Five Counts of Driving While License Revoked, Misdemeanor Resisting a Public Officer, Misdemeanor Assault on a Female, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Possession Methamphetamine Precursor, Felony Larceny, Felony Obtaining Property by False Pretense.

Stacy Marie Jones, 32 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Heroin.

Felony Sell or Deliver Heroin.

Felony Conspire to Sell Heroin.

BOND: 75, 000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal history: Misdemeanor Injury to Real Property, Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Shoplifting by Concealing Goods.

Jake Ruben McCann, 34 Years Old

Felony Conspire to Sell Controlled Substance.

BOND: 20,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND. Magistrate M. Nethken.

Criminal history: Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Possession of Heroin, Misdemeanor Larceny.

Joshua Shwayne Ramseur, 27 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Heroin.

BOND: 10,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND. Magistrate S. Watkins.

Criminal history: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Assault.

Tevan Tyrese Turner, 25 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Heroin.

BOND: 50,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND. Magistrate J. Hollar.

Criminal history: DWI Level 4, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Felony Sell Marijuana.

Danny James Byrd, 32 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine.

BOND: In Prison, will return for warrant service.

Criminal history: Misdemeanor Assault on a Female, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Stolen Goods, Misdemeanor Shoplifting by Concealing Goods, Five Counts of Misdemeanor Larceny, Three Counts of Misdemeanor Common Law Uttering, Misdemeanor Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Three Counts of Misdemeanor Common Law Forgery, Felony Uttering a Forged Instrument, Felony Attempted Conspire to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Misdemeanor Unauthorized Use of A Motor Vehicle, Felony Larceny of a Firearm, Felony Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction.

Henry Phillip McHargue, 47 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine.

Felony Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine.

BOND: 15,000.00 SECURED BOND. Magistrate D. Chambers.

Criminal history: DWI, Hit, and Run Failure to Stop, DWI Level 2, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Assault on a Female, Misdemeanor Assault, Misdemeanor Injury to Personal Property, DWI Level 3, Misdemeanor Second Degree Trespassing, DWI Level 5.

Jonathan Bruce Shires, 29 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance

Felony Sell or Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance

Felony Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling or Place to Sell Controlled Substances.

BOND: 3500.00 SECURED BOND. Magistrate M. Nethken.

Criminal history: Two Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Shoplifting by Concealment of Goods, Misdemeanor Communicating Threats.

Amber Nichole Ellis, 28 Years Old

Felony Trafficking Hydrocodone

BOND: 225,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND. Magistrate S. Watkins.

Criminal history: Three Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Larceny, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Possession of Controlled Substance in Prison/Jail, Misdemeanor Criminal Contempt, DWI Level 5.

Michael Lee Cupp, 24 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine.

Felony Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine.

Felony Sell and Deliver Marijuana.

BOND: 100,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND. Magistrate M. Nethken.

Criminal history: Reckless Driving to Endanger, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Shoplifting by Concealing Goods, Two Counts of DWI Level 3.

Bonnie Christine Jackson, 39 Years Old

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine.

Felony Sell Methamphetamine.

BOND: 100,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND. Magistrate M. Nethken

Criminal history: Misdemeanor Assault and Battery, Misdemeanor Shoplifting by Concealment, DWI level 4, Misdemeanor Larceny, and numerous driving charges.

Howard Todd Sutherland, 41 Years Old

Felony Conspire to Sell or Deliver Heroin.

BOND: 30,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND. Magistrate S. Watkins.

Criminal history: Reckless Driving to Endanger, Driving While License Revoked, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Maintain a Place to Sell Controlled Substances, Seven Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Three Counts of Misdemeanor Larceny, Misdemeanor Attempted Financial Card Theft, Misdemeanor Breaking and Entering.

Darran Deshawn Lyons, 33 Years Old

Felony Trafficking in Heroin

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Heroin

Felony Sell Heroin

BOND: 150,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND. Magistrate M. Nethken.

Criminal history: Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance.