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Thursday, 05 June 2014 14:34

Man Jailed on $400K Bond for Violating Domestic Violence Release Conditions

Devon Lamar Heggs Devon Lamar Heggs courtesy of Statesville Police Dept.

28-year-old Devon Lamar Heggs of Statesville was arrested by Statesville Police yesterday (June 4) for violation of pre-trial release conditions that followed his arrest on previous domestic violence charges.

In an effort to hold offenders more accountable to their pre-trial release conditions, particularly in cases of domestic violence, Iredell County Officers and Judicial Officials have recently implemented protocols for executing warrantless arrests of offenders who violate those conditions. Violators are subject to immediate arrest, significantly increased bonds and additional charges. Heggs’ arrest is the first made in Statesville under the state’s new laws.

Following his initial arrest, Heggs was released from jail on March 5. Since then, Statesville Police Domestic Violence Specialist Attrie Wooten developed probable cause to believe that Heggs violated his conditions for release on several occasions. On Wednesday, Wooten and other Officers arrested Heggs during a random compliance check.

After Wednesday’s arrest, he was incarcerated in the Iredell County Jail under a $300,000 secured bond. Additional domestic-related charges were also filed for offenses allegedly committed following his release, including three counts of assault on a female, two counts of strangulation, resisting arrest and breaking & entering. For those charges, Heggs received an additional $100,000 secured bond. Court dates were set for June 30 and July 22.

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