Five people were recently arrested after deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle in Statesville; they were taken into custody on multiple drug charges and outstanding warrants, according to Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell.
Kathryn Kerr Lowery, of Mocksville, was charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also served a warrant for felony aiding and abetting larceny charges in Iredell County. Lowery, 28, received a $5,000 secured bond; she has been previously convicted of multiple misdemeanor larcenies, shoplifting, misdemeanor possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, resisting a public officer, DWI, criminal contempt and other traffic related charges, the release states.
Lola Ferre Edwards, of Winston-Salem, was charged with felony possession of heroin, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also served with warrants from Forsyth County for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor larceny, the release states. Edwards, 30, received a $5,300 secured bond, and is currently on probation for misdemeanor possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, Campbell said.
Jessica Brooke Morrow, of Thomasville, was served an outstanding warrant from Davidson County for misdemeanor probation violation, the release said. The 33-year-old was given a $5,000 secured bond, and is currently on probation for multiple misdemeanor assaults, misdemeanor possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, possession of marijuana, multiple possession of drug paraphernalia charges, misdemeanor larceny, injury to personal property, misdemeanor solicit to obtain property by false pretenses and multiple traffic charges, the release states.
Grayson Thor Miller, of Clemmons, was charged with felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Miller, 31, had five felony and 11 misdemeanor outstanding warrants from Guilford, Forsyth and Davidson counties for multiple felony and misdemeanor larcenies, possession of cocaine and other misdemeanor drug charges. He received a $41,000 secured bond on those charges, and is currently on probation for felony obtaining property by false pretense, the release states.
Charles Franklin McClure, of Mocksville, was served an outstanding warrant from Iredell County for two counts of felony larceny. The 36-year-old received a $2,500 secured bond; the release added he has a criminal history involving misdemeanor larceny and obstructing justice.
Around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, deputies with the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team encountered multiple suspects near a suspicious vehicle parked at the Home Run Market on Broad Street, according to a news release.
Campbell said deputies noticed drugs and paraphernalia in plain sight in the vehicle while speaking to the suspects.
While searching the vehicle, deputies uncovered cocaine, heroin, marijuana and multiple items of drug paraphernalia, according to the release. They also found a stolen Dewalt tool kit valued at $550, which deputies suspected was taken from Lowe's Hardware in Statesville.
Deputies checked the records of the suspects and discovered each of the five had outstanding warrants. Suspects had the outstanding warrants in Iredell, Forsyth, Guilford and Davidson counties, Campbell stated. All five were arrested and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center.
On Sunday, deputies followed up with Lowes and viewed security camera footage, Campbell said. The footage reportedly showed Miller and McClure enter the store Saturday, load the tool kit into a shopping cart and leave without paying for it.
Deputies also cite McClure as a suspect in a larceny of nearly $4,000 worth of items taken from the same Lowe's earlier in May.
The release said warrants were obtained for McClure and Miller on charges of felony larceny by tampering with an anti-theft device. Miller was served and received an additional $5,000 secured bond, the release stated.
Campbell said McClure hasn’t been located since he was bonded out of jail to serve his outstanding warrant.