Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on April 19, 2017 a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s office in reference to a juvenile being sexually assaulted by a family member. The report was assigned to Detective Patrick Dixson of the Special Victim’s Unit. Several additional witnesses were identified and interviewed. As a result of information gathered, Donald Ray Fitzgerald, 39, was charged with two counts of Sexual Offense with a Child, Adult Offender and two counts of Statutory Rape of a Child with additional charges forthcoming. Fitzgerald was taken to the Iredell County Detention center where he was processed and given a $500,000 secure bond. Fitzgerald has a criminal history including possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, communicating threats, and trespassing.