MOORESVILLE – A Mooresville man was arrested during a traffic stop after drugs were found in the vehicle.
On Dec. 9. Sgt. W. E. Line of the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team stopped a white Chevy Trailblazer for a minor traffic violation, according to a press release from Sheriff Darren Campbell. The driver was identified as Tracy Walker from Statesville, and the passenger was identified as Kevin Jackson from Mooresville. Both Walker and Jackson, who had exited the vehicle, were nervous and actions prior to the traffic stop seemed very suspicious, according to the press release.
Sgt. L. Hayes and his K-9 partner Danny arrived to assist Line in his investigation. Hayes walked Danny around Walker’s vehicle for the presence of illegal narcotics. During the walk around the K-9 indicated on the front passenger door of Walker’s vehicle. A search of Walker and Jackson was also conducted.
During the search of Jackson, Line located methamphetamine in his pocket along with a small straw, according to the release. During the search of Walker’s vehicle additional paraphernalia was located in the passenger area that belonged to Jackson.
He was place under arrest for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center and taken before the magistrate where he received a $1,000 secured bond and awaiting trial.
Resident charged with failure to register as sex offender
MOORESVILLE – A Mooresville man has been arrested for not registering as a sex offender, among other charges.
Deputy John Adams and Deputy Brock Henderson with the Iredell County Sex Offender Unit, went out to a home on Quail Hill Drive to attempt to locate Danielson Nichols in reference to a warrant for failure to register, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
When the deputies arrived Nichols took off running from the residence, the release states. A perimeter was set up in the area with the assistance of detectives and other deputies. After a short search of the area Nichols surrendered without incident.
Nichols was charged with two counts of failure to register, resisting a public officer and violation of a pretrial release order. He was given a $30,000 secured bond. Nichols was placed on the registry in 2016 for a conviction of indecent liberties with a minor.
He had pending charges of habitual misdemeanor assault, assault on a female and a probation violation.
Fee increased for fingerprint cards
MOORESVILLE – The Mooresville Police Department recommended adding an additional fee to the current fingerprint fee.
The Mooresville Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the request during its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 18.
Previously, the police department charged $10 for fingerprinting. The $10 fee included the fingerprinting and two additional fingerprinting cards. The new fee will only be applied in cases where there are more than two additional fingerprint cards. Each additional card above two, will cost $2.
This additional charge will be used to offset the costs of ink, equipment maintenance and fingerprint cards.
Library receives book donations
MOORESVILLE – Friends of the Library donated 1,119 new books for the Youth Services Outreach Program. The books have a monetary value of $15,000.
The donation was accepted at the Mooresville Board of Commissioners meeting on Dec. 18.
New speed bump on East McNeely Avenue
MOORESVILLE – The town board of commissioners approved a request from the Mooresville Public Works Department and East McNeely homeowners for an installation of a speed bump on East McNeely Avenue.
Their petition was certified, and a traffic study was done. The study showed an average daily traffic volume of 500 cars and the 85 percentile speed was 34.95 mph, per documents from the town. Both meet the criteria of the speed bump policy.
The board approved reducing the speed limit from 35 mph to 25 mph at the Sept. 5 meeting.
The public works, Mooresville Fire-Rescue and police department are in favor of the installation.
Highway grant approved
MOORESVILLE – The Mooresville Board of Commissioners approved a request from the Mooresville Police Department to apply for the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program grant to fund the addition of five officers, including one supervisor, to reimplement the Traffic Unit.
This is a three-year grant process that offers partial funding for officers each year contingent upon the success of the previous year with the requirement that the town completely funds all of the positions for one year after the grant has ended.
Funding includes salaries, benefits, uniforms, equipment, vehicles and training.
The Town of Mooresville will be reimbursed for approved expenses upon submission of supporting documentation.