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Hickory Residents Arrested In Roundup Of Suspects In Iredell County
L-R: Peyton Seth Shortridge and Jeffery Lashawn Maddox
Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Hickory Residents Arrested In Roundup Of Suspects In Iredell County

23-year-old Peyton Seth Shortridge of 8th Street Drive Southwest and 35-year-old Jeffery Lashawn Maddox of 2nd Street Court Southwest, were arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with two felony counts possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance, and one count of felony sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance.

In the latest series of narcotics related arrests, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to target career repeat offenders and illegal drug dealers.
As a result of this investigation, 30 suspects were arrested and charged with multiple felony drug crimes. These arrests stem from information received from community partners, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Deputies activities, Narcotics Investigators cultivating information, surveillance evidence, and undercover operations.

According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, the suspects in this round of arrests have either sold illegal drugs directly to undercover narcotics investigators, or have made arrangements to facilitate illegal drug sales to undercover investigators. 21 of the 30 suspects arrested in this roundup are Statesville residents, three are from Troutman, and authorities arrested one suspect apiece from Stony Point, Mooresville, Harmony and Charlotte.

Bond for Shortridge was set at $22,000 secured, Maddox received a $9,000 secured bond. Neither suspect is listed as an inmate in Iredell County. Shortridge has a District Court appearance scheduled for December 21 and Maddox has a District Court date January 5. According to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, Shortridge is currently on probation for felony Possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and misdemeanor assault on a female.