36-year-old John David Mecimore, Jr. of Shadowbrook Road in Lenoir was arrested on charges filed by the Iredell County Sheriff's Office. He's charged with two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child.
On April 18, 2019, a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a sexual assault involving a female victim who was almost five-years-old at the time of the crime. The Sheriff's Office says the crime occurred at an address in Statesville.
The case was assigned to Detective Sergeant Katie Harwell of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit for further investigation. During the course of the investigation the victim was interviewed at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center. The victim identified John David Mecimore Jr. as the suspect in the case.
Based on evidence gathered, and statements received during this investigation, Det. Sgt. Harwell obtained the felony warrants against Mecimore. He was arrested last Friday (May 10) in Caldwell County, where he currently resides. Bond for Mecimore was set at $75,000 secured. No upcoming court dates were listed for the suspect.