Media Releases & Updates


April 28, 2018

RE:  4/28/18 ALE, NC Probation, NCSBI Directed Enforcement Community Safety Sweep assisted by SPD


STATESVILLE, NC: On Saturday, April 28, 2018, SPD joined with agents from NC’s Alcohol Law Enforcement (A.L.E.), NC Probation and NC State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI) for a community safety sweep in Statesville.  The agencies join together throughout the year to conduct “street sweeps”, which are directed enforcement efforts focused on attempting to locate probation absconders, serve warrants and conduct traffic stops and foot patrols.

During a patrol in the area of Caldwell Street, agents and officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from a residence located at 1108 Caldwell St, which had a large gathering in the backyard.  A search warrant was obtained and executed which resulted in over an ounce of marijuana being seized from inside and outside the residence.

Trena Denise Blackmon, 46 B/M of 1108 Caldwell St, was charged with Misdemeanor Maintaining a Dwelling.

The directed enforcement efforts also resulted in:

  • 27 Traffic Stops
  • 10 Citations for Traffic Violations
  • 6 Citations for Drug Paraphernalia
  • 8 Citations for Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana
  • 2 Warrants for Arrest Served
  • 1 Search Warrant Executed at 1108 Caldwell St

Chief Joe Barone extends his gratitude to these agencies and SPD officers for a successful operation; thanking all of the personnel for their hard work, as well as sacrificing their time to help us better serve the citizens of Statesville.  SPD expects to work with these agencies periodically over the next several months to conduct similar community safety sweeps.

Media Release Prepared: Monday April 30 2018

April 4, 2018

ORIGINAL INCIDENT:         Shooting
ORIGINAL DATE/TIME:      March 24, 2018 at about 12:31 AM
ORIGINAL LOCATION:       1607 Salisbury Hwy. Statesville, NC (Fiesta Rodeo)
SUSPECT ARRESTED:  Jadakiss Ja'Wade Morrison


Statesville NC: A second suspect connected to the March 24 Fiesta Rodeo shooting was taken into custody by members of the Violent Crimes Collaborative around 5:30pm on Tuesday, April 3 2018. 

Jadakiss Ja’Wade Morrison, 19 B/M of Cass St Statesville, was transported to the Iredell County Jail and charged with two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, Discharging a Weapon into Occupied Property, Felony Inciting to Riot and Discharging a Firearm in City Limits.  The Magistrate issued Morrison a $750,000 secured bond. 

SPD Chief Joe Barone stated that with each arrest, we want to send a clear message; any person who chooses to use firearms within the city of Statesville to settle a debt or retaliate against others will find themselves in custody and charged to the fullest extent possible.  This form of problem resolution is unacceptable; innocent citizens, including children, are often caught in the crossfire and it will not be tolerated.  The Violent Crimes Collaborative continues to aggressively investigate these crimes and will continue to seek justice for the victims and for our community.

There are additional charges pending in connection with the Fiesta Rodeo shooting.  

April 3, 2018

INCIDENT:         Shooting
DATE/TIME:      March 24, 2018 at about 12:31 AM
LOCATION:       1607 Salisbury Hwy. Statesville, NC (Fiesta Rodeo)
SUSPECT ARRESTED:  Okeiro Tyquan Shuford

Statesville NC:  On April 3, 2018, the investigative efforts of the Violent Crime Collaborative resulted in the first arrest being made in connection to the March 24, 2018 shooting that occurred at Fiesta Rodeo, 1607 Salisbury Road Statesville, which injured three subjects.

Okeiro Tyquan Shuford, 18 B/M of 11th Street Statesville, was arrested and charged with two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, Discharging a Weapon into Occupied Property, Felony Inciting to Riot and Discharging a Firearm in City Limits. 

Shuford was taken before the Magistrate and received a $750,000 secured bond.  At the time of arrest, Shuford was out on bond for pending charges of AWDW Intent to Kill (Offense Date of 8/9/17), Felony Discharging Firearm in City Limits (Offense Date 8/9/17), Misdemeanor Discharging Firearm in City Limits (Offense Date of 1/25/18), and Felony Possession of Schd. I Controlled Substance (Offense Date of 11/11/17).

Additional charges are pending on co-defendants.

March 28, 2018

SUSPECT ARRESTED:   Kaseem Alie Miller, 41 B/M of Cleveland NC

SUSPECT WANTED:   Keyon Shaqual Miller, 27 B/M of Statesville NC

Statesville NC: On 3/28/2018, US Marshals located Kaseem Alie Miller, 41 B/M of Springway Ln Cleveland, at Custom Products on Landis Hwy in Mooresville, NC. Miller had multiple outstanding warrants from SPD for assault and weapons charges. Deputies from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office transported Miller to Statesville Police Department where he was transferred to our custody for felony processing. SPD Officers transported Miller to the Iredell County Jail where he was taken before a magistrate and served with six (6) outstanding warrants for the following charges:

  •  AWDW Intent to Kill
  •  Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon
  •  AWDW Serious Injury
  •  Assault By Pointing a Gun
  •  Simple Assault
  •  Discharge Weapon in City Limits

Miller received a $100,000 Secured Bond.

SPD is still attempting to locate Keyon Shaqual Miller, 27 B/M of Caldwell St Statesville, who has multiple outstanding warrants for first degree burglary, assault and weapons charges.

We would like to thank the US Marshals and the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office for their continued cooperation and assistance, especially the combined efforts of locating and apprehending these wanted persons.

Media release prepared: Thursday March 29, 2018

March 26, 2018

INCIDENT:   Fight/Shooting

DATE/TIME:   March 24, 2018 at about 12:31 AM
LOCATION:   1607 Salisbury Hwy. Statesville, NC (Fiesta Rodeo)

3-26-2018 RELEASE UPDATE:   ALE investigation leads to various alcohol law violation charges on owner

Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) agents conducted an investigation of Fiesta Rodeo on Salisbury Hwy following the fight and subsequent shooting that occurred at the business in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 24.

As a result, the owner, Pedro Rios, 44 H/W/M of Charlotte, NC was arrested and charged with the following:
 •Aid/Abet underage possession of alcohol
 •Allow fights to occur on ABC Licensed Premises
 •Allow violations of controlled substance act to occur on ABC Licensed Premises
 •Failure to supervise on ABC Licensed Premises

Rios received a $5,000 Secured Bond.


Statesville NC:  On Saturday, March 24, 2018, at approximately 12:31am, Statesville Police Officers responded to 1607 Salisbury Hwy. (Fiesta Rodeo) in reference to a fight in progress.  While en-route, officers were advised a gunshot victim was also being reported.  A large party was occurring at the business when a fight started inside and spilled out into the parking lot where the shooting occurred.

It was discovered there were three separate victims.  Two of the victims were taken to Baptist Hospital for treatment and a third was treated and released.  None of the injuries are life threatening.  The Violent Crimes Collaborative, ALE, and CID members were called to the scene.  The investigation is ongoing currently. 

An investigation by ALE is also being conducted at this time into the business where the incident occurred and charges are expected to be forthcoming. This case is in its very early stages as Officers continue to investigate what took place.

This is all the known information that can be released at this time.  Any further developments will be provided via media release as they become available.

Media release prepared:     Saturday March 24, 2018

Approx 0100hrs
1542 Salisbury Hwy

On Saturday, March 17 at approximately 1:00am, Chance Jamison was arrested at 1542 Salisbury Hwy and transported to ICJ where he received $71,000 bond for the charges of: Possess 5+ Counterfeit Instruments, Uttering Forged Instrument, Possess Marijuana up to 1/2oz, Possess Drug Paraphernalia, and Obtain Property by False Pretense. 

Jamison was also served later that day with his outstanding indictment in reference to Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault with a Deadly Weapon, for which he received an additional $100,000 bond.

 Chance Jalieb Jamison, 17 B/M, Statesville

Approx 1530
414 N Center St

On Friday, March 16, 2018 at approximately 3:30pm, members of the Violent Crime Collaborative assisted US Marshals with a search warrant at 414 N Center St.

As a result, Jadarius Dashonn McCorkle was taken into custody and charged with Federal Probation Violation, PWISD Cocaine, Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possession of Stolen Firearm.  He received a $275,000 secured bond.

 Jadarius Dashonn McCorkle, 26 B/M, Statesville

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE:   Shooting Suspect Charged with First Degree Felony Murder

ORIGINAL INCIDENT: January 6, 2018 Homicide of Freeman Jacobi Wells


Statesville Police Chief Joe Barone announced today that first degree felony murder charges have been filed against a man in the January 6, 2018, fatal shooting of Freeman Jacobi Wells.

Enrico Dewaine Heggins, 35, currently in custody in Davie County for firearms and narcotics charges, was charged Thursday following an extensive investigation by Statesville's Violent Crime Collaborative.  He is currently being held without bond.

Barone said that the Violent Crime Collaborative continues to investigate this homicide, as well as other cases.  "This multi-agency partnership has been invaluable in the assistance and sharing of resources and information; their work lead to Thursday's charges against Heggins. Without question, their work will result in future charges."

Last January, Davie County Sheriff's deputies were investigating a case when they realized their suspect may have been involved in criminal activity in Statesville.  Their investigation lead to the raid of a hotel room in Mocksville where Heggins was found with four ounces of heroin, seven weapons, including four high-powered rifles, and $5,000.

"We understand that criminals don't stop at the city limits or county line.  It takes a shared effort to keep our communities safe," said Barone.  "We are very appreciative to all the agencies that have joined together under the Violent Crimes Collaborative, especially to the Davie County Sheriff’s Office, NC State Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives." 

Wells, 30, was inside a residence on Hickory Ave. when he was shot January 6.  He was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he later died.  There were no other injuries in that shooting.

The Violent Crimes Collaborative also includes Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, NC Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE), and has been in contact with numerous agencies in surrounding jurisdictions searching for more ties between related crimes in our areas.

Enrico Dewaine Heggins, 35, B/M, of Winston Salem, NC


Week of April 16, 2018:

RELEASE UPDATE:  On Monday, April 16, 2018, Deontae Savoy turned himself in at Statesville Police Department.  Savoy had warrants for his arrest for felony charges of Conspiracy to Commit Murder in connection to the March Fiesta Rodeo shooting.  He was transported to ICJ and received a $500,000 secured bond.   

ARRESTED: Deontae Tyrik Savoy, 22 B/M of Ivey Ln, Statesville

Jaquez Gaines remains at large and is wanted by SPD for the felony charges of AWDWIKISI, 1st Degree Attempted Murder, Felony Inciting to Riot, and Discharging a Weapon into Occupied Property.


B&E&L Vehicle:  Ingles PVA, 722 Sullivan Rd. 4/4/18, 0300-0615, 18-17263
B&E&L Vehicle:  CVS, 1550 Wilkesboro Hwy. 4/4/18, 1211-1330, 18-17313
B&E&L Vehicle:  Food Lion, 947 Davie, 4/13/18, 1320-1330, 18-18895
B&E&L Vehicle:  3111 Taylorsville Hwy. CVS, 4/13/18, 1110-1158, 18-18876

Female suspect and vehicle were located by ICSO Detective Chris Lambreth on Monday 4/16/18.  She was stopped, and as a result, she was identified as a suspect in multiple vehicle B&E’s in Statesville, Iredell County, and other jurisdictions.  SPD Investigators were contacted and also responded to the scene of the stop.  She was charged that day with several break-in’s and 4 vehicle B&E’s that took place in Statesville in recent days.  Those locations included those above.  Hall was held on a $50,000 secured bond on the SPD charges.

ARRESTED: Ginger Marie Dixon Hall, W/F, 36 of Iredell County

SPD Blotter:

B&E&L Vehicle:  1505 E. Broad St. Brookwood Inn, 4/15-4/16,  2230-0900, tractor trailer truck, equipment stolen from trailer.  ratchet binders, large chain. 18-19415

B&E drink machine: 1530 E. Broad St. Kmart, 4/16-4/17, 2130-0915, suspect damaged the dollar bill payment area with a blunt object trying to gain access.  Machine was damaged to the point it could not be opened. 18-19522

B&E law office:  316 E. Broad St. Homesley, Gaines, Dudley. 4/13-4/16, Suspect pried open the door latch to the basement storage area. \ Nothing known to be taken. 18-19397

B&E&L Residence:  600 Block W. Front St. 4/12-4/16, 1300-0930.  Resident in process of moving out, found rear door open, some house plants and modems missing. 18-19358