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Trevaris Devar Kennedy
Courtesy of Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Suspect Charged Following Vehicle, Foot Chases

19-year-old Trevaris Devar Kennedy of Babson Lane in Statesville was arrested Tuesday (March 14) by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. Kennedy is also charged with three misdemeanor counts of child abuse, single misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed gun, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia, along with traffic counts.

On Tuesday, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives were conducting surveillance in the area of Taylorsville Highway when they observed a narcotics transaction. A deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Interstate 40 eastbound as it approached the 150 Mile Marker. The suspect vehicle increased speed and began fleeing from the attempted stop.

The vehicle continued onto Interstate 77 South, where it exited onto Garner Bagnal Boulevard. The pursuit ended in the back yard of a residence on 9th Street. The driver of the vehicle, Trevaris Devar Kennedy, fled from the vehicle on foot. Within moments an officer saw Kennedy hiding near some railroad tracks, where he was taken into custody without further incident.

A search of Kennedy’s vehicle reportedly revealed 39 grams of Marijuana and a loaded handgun. Three passengers were inside the vehicle, and all are juveniles. These three juveniles remained in the vehicle when Kennedy fled on foot. One of the juveniles is being charged with misdemeanor counts through Juvenile Services.

Kennedy was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under $75,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (March 17). A District Court appearance is scheduled for April 3.