On Thursday, September 22, 2022, at approximately 8:20am the Statesville Police Department received a call in reference to a subject that had been shot in the 300 block of Vernon Lane. Patrol arrived on scene and located a subject laying in the road suffering from a gunshot wound to the left leg. Patrol officers began rendering first aid to the victim and was able to give out a description of the suspects and the suspects vehicle. CID personnel arrived on scene and began speaking with witnesses and gathering evidence.
A short time later, the Iredell County Sherriff’s Department became involved in a vehicle pursuit involving the suspect vehicle that was given out. After a lengthy pursuit, the suspect vehicle wrecked, and both the driver and the passenger were arrested. The handgun that is suspected as being the handgun used in the shooting was also recoveredJaheim Tavares Vandiver of Charlotte and Tahilyia Amari Mitchell of Charlotte were taken into custody and brought back to Iredell County. Both subjects were interviewed and then taken to the Iredell County Jail. Vandiver has been charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and misdemeanor resisting a public officer. He’s also charged with speeding, aggressive driving, failure to stop for a stop sign or flashing red light, expired registration card or tag, driving while license revoked, and unsafe lane change
Additional charges are forthcoming on both Jaheim Vandiver and Tahilyia Mitchell after consulting with the District Attorney’s Office.
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