A two-county operation involving local, county, state and federal law enforcement officers resulted in 18 arrests last week across Alexander and Iredell counties, authorities said.
The campaign, dubbed Operation Double Deuce, was led by the sheriff’s offices in Alexander and Iredell counties and was designed to check on the location of 84 registered sex offenders in the two counties. But authorities said they made a number of arrests on other charges during those checks.
Joining the two sheriff’s offices were Taylorsville police, North Carolina Probation and Parole, and the U.S. Marshals Service.
The task force operated Wednesday in Alexander County and checked on 56 registered sex offenders. The next day, the group checked on 28 registered sex offenders in Iredell County.
Six arrests were made in Iredell County and 12 in Alexander County. Arrest information was not available from Alexander County, but those charged in Iredell County were identified as:
Totals from the two counties: