Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on September 20, 2016 Deputy Craig Bess received information that registered sex offender, Timothy Wayne Tezino, 42, of 374 Westwood Dr., Statesville, was maintaining an active Facebook account. This is in violation of North Carolina law that prohibits registered sex offenders from maintaining profiles on certain types of social media, including Facebook.
During his investigation, Deputy Bess obtained information from Facebook and determined that Tezino had been active on his Facebook account as recently as September 16, 2016. Based on his investigation, Bess obtained a warrant for Tezino for Registered Sex Offender on Social Media. Tezino was arrested on September 24, 2016 and placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $10,000.00 secured bond.