Sheriff Darren Campbell stated On July 21, 2015, Christopher Scott Owensby was arrested by Deputy K. Hall for Assault on a Female. The case was later forwarded to Det. Sgt. Katie Harwell with the Special Victim’s Unit.
Det. Harwell followed up with the case and discovered that on the night of the incident, the Victim had tried to call 911 from two phones and Owensby took both of the phones from her. The Victim yelled for their 7 year old son to go to the neighbor’s house and call 911. Owensby then fled from the house and the victim was able to have access to a phone to call for help. Owensby was located a short time later and arrested for Assault on a Female.
Owensby was found guilty for Felony Assault by Strangulation in Iredell County on April 4, 2013 which was also domestic related.
After Det. Harwell followed up with the case she obtained a warrant on Owensby for Interfering with Emergency Communication.
Owensby was arrested on August 17, 2015 and taken before the Magistrate where he was given a $1,000.00 bond.