Statesville Police Department Conducts Successful Street Sweep

Last Updated 4/6/2024Posted in Police News, Latest City News

Statesville, NC – April 6, 2024 – The Statesville Police Department, in collaboration with the US Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, executed a successful operation targeting individuals involved in drug dealing within the City of Statesville. This joint effort resulted in the arrest of several individuals wanted for various drug-related crimes.

The following individuals have been apprehended and charged:

Billy Terrille McLendon

Arrested on March 30, 2024, by Statesville Police. Charges include Sell/Deliver Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine, Sell/Deliver Methamphetamine, and Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine. McLendon received a $10,000 secured bond.

Quinton Shaquille Lipscomb

Arrested on April 2, 2024, by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Charged with Sell/Deliver Cocaine and Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine. Lipscomb received a $4,500 secured bond.

Beatriz Elena Brenes

Arrested on March 26, 2024, by Statesville Police. Charged with Sell/Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Sell/Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance, and Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance. Brenes received a $10,000 secured bond.

David Paul Merritt

Arrested on March 26, 2024, by Statesville Police. Charged with Trafficking in Meth by Sell/Deliver, Trafficking in Meth by Possession, and Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine. Merritt received a $215,000 secured bond.

Travis Donnell Knox

Arrested on March 26, 2024, by the US Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force. Charged with Misdemeanor Probation Violation and Federal Probation Violation. Knox received a $10,000 secured bond and Federal Detainer.

Malcolm Ensley

Arrested on March 27, 2024, by Statesville Police. Charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. Ensley received a $50,000 secured bond.

Active Warrants

Additionally, the Statesville Police Department Narcotics Division continues to pursue the following individuals with active warrants:

Alicia Mae Wellington

Wanted for Sell/Deliver Cocaine (2 Counts) and Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine (2 Counts).

Tami Renae Ruiz

Wanted for Obtain Property by False Pretense.

Rasheed Malik-Houston Degree

Wanted for Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.

Chad Adam Langley

Wanted for Sell/Deliver Marijuana.

The Statesville Police Department expresses its gratitude to the US Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office for their support in locating these individuals.  Additionally, we extend our appreciation to the community for providing crucial information that facilitated the identification, investigation, and charging of these individuals.



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