Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Deputy C. Wilson and Deputy H. Danley received a call in reference to a suspicious vehicle in the area of 301 Taylor Springs Road in Union Grove. According to the reporting person, the vehicle was parked near a cattle trailer, and the car was running.
The deputies responded to the area, and located the suspect vehicle, which was a black Mitsubishi Eclipse. After running the vehicle tag, the information came back to a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser.
When the deputies approached the vehicle, they found the driver passed out behind the wheel. They were able to wake the driver who they identified as, Chad Edward Simpson. When the deputies asked Simpson if he was aware of where he was, the replied “No”. After speaking with Simpson and telling him where he was, the deputies asked him if he had anything illegal in the vehicle. He told them no and said they could search the car.
A search of the car located; methamphetamine, marijuana, a handgun, and a large amount of cash inside the vehicle.
Chad Edward Simpson was arrested on scene. He was then taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was charged with; Felony Possession with Intent to Sale and Distribute a Controlled Substance, Felony Maintain a Vehicle for Sale or Use of a Controlled Substance, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Concealed Handgun.
Simpson appeared before Iredell County Magistrate R. Imes who issued a 50,000.00 dollar secured bond for these charges.
Chad Edward Simpson, 36 Years Old
32 Jolly Cemetery Road
Taylorsville, North Carolina 28681
50,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.
Criminal history: Misdemeanor Shoplifting by Concealment, Three Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Reckless Driving to Endanger, Driving after Consuming Alcohol while Under 21 Years of Age, Two Counts of DWI Level 2, DWI Level 1, Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Protection Order Violation, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Larceny, numerous driving related charges.