27-year-old Abel Christopher Serrano of Statesville has been arrested by Iredell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on charges of communicating threats and assault on a female.
The arrest stems from an incident on May 1 when the victim told Sheriff’s Officers that Serrano had assaulted her. She said he threatened to kill her, as well. Warrants were issued for Serrano’s arrest, but Deputies were unable to locate him.
On May 6, while conducting a follow-up investigation, Detective Sergeant Katie Harwell went into a residence and discovered Serrano hiding inside. He was apprehended and placed in the Iredell Co. Detention Center where he was initially held without bond. Bond has since been set at $5,000, secured. An appearance in District Court was scheduled for June 2.