Sheriff: Man charged with speeding through ICSO checkpoint, child abuse

Posted at 6:15 PM on Aug 9, 2019



A Troutman man who was free on bond while awaiting trial on felony drug charges was arrested after speeding through and Iredell County Sheriff's Office checkpoint and then fleeing into a wooded area with a small child.

Shelby Darrell Fraley, 34, was apprehended Wednesday by ICSO deputies after running out of the woods near Clements Road, Sheriff Darren Campbell said in a news release.

Personnel assigned to the ICSO Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team were conducting a driver’s license checking station on Shiloh Road when a vehicle operated by Fraley came through at a high rate of speed and refused to stop, Campbell said.

Deputies gave chase but ended their pursuit after realizing there was a small child in the vehicle, according to the news release. The abandoned vehicle was located a few minutes later at the end of Clements Road, the sheriff said.

After deputies set up a perimeter and deployed a K-9 to track the suspect, Fraley ran out of the woods with the small child in an attempt to evade the dog but was apprehended by perimeter deputies.

Fraley was arrested and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was charged with felony flee to elude in a motor vehicle, misdemeanor child abuse, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, resist a public officer, and failure to secure a passenger under 8 years old in child safety seat.

Magistrate Thompson issued a $30,000 bond on these charges.

Deputies contacted the Iredell County Department of Social Services, and the child was turned over to the mother pending an investigation.

Fraley was free on a $20,000 bond on felony and misdemeanor drug charges at the time of his arrest.

According to the ICSO, his criminal history includes the following charges: three counts of misdemeanor possession of marijuana, misdemeanor resisting a public officer, two counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor instigate cruelty to animals, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance (cocaine), and felony possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule VI controlled substance.

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