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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Three Arrested Following Information From Iredell DSS Regarding Minors Exposed to Illegal Narcotics

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Date/Time of Offense: Thursday, August 25, 2022

  

Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance

                                      Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

                                       Misdemeanor Child Abuse

                                       Misdemeanor Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile

 

Location of Incident: 131 Twilight Lane, Statesville.

 

Suspect(s): Crystal Rose Winstead, 36 Years Old

                    131 Twilight Lane

                    Statesville, North Carolina 28677 

 

                    Avery Dale Queen, 36 Years Old

                    131 Twilight Lane

                    Statesville, North Carolina 28677 

                   

                     Nathan James Prentice, 28 Years Old

                    131 Twilight Lane

                    Statesville, North Carolina 28677

                        

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Thursday, August 25, 2022, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office received information from Iredell County DSS regarding child abuse where minors at 131 Twilight Lane had been exposed to illegal narcotics. The investigation was assigned to Detective E. Lane with the Special Victim’s Unit. 

 

When the investigators arrived at the location, they found the home to be in disarray. While speaking with adults at home, one person admitted to selling drugs.

 

Based on all the information gathered, the investigators obtained a search warrant and executed at home.

 

During the execution of the warrant, Nathan James Prentice was located hiding under the residence with a firearm in his possession. 

 

The search uncovered numerous items of drug paraphernalia related to the use and sale of illegal narcotics inside the residence.

 

After the residence search, Crystal Rose Winstead was arrested for an outstanding Failure to Appear Warrant, and Nathan James Prentice was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. Both suspects were taken to the Iredell County Detention Center. Magistrate Russell issued a 1,000.00 unsecured bond to Winstead and Magistrate R. Imes gave a 20,000.00 dollar secured bond to Prentice.

 

On Friday, August 26, 2022, Winstead, Queen, and Prentice were charged with an additional felony and Misdemeanor charges.


Crystal Rose Winstead was charged with: Felony Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Child Abuse, and Misdemeanor Contributing to the Delinquency. She appeared before Magistrate M. Nethken who issued a 25,000.00 dollar secured bond.

Winstead, Crystal


Avery Dale Queen was charged with: Two Counts of Misdemeanor Child Abuse and Misdemeanor Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Queen also appeared before Magistrate M. Nethken who issued a 25,000 dollar secured bond. Queen, Avery



Nathan James Prentice was charged with Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He was issued a 20,000.00 dollar secured bond by Magistrate M. Nethken.Prentice, Nathan

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