• 70°

Mooresville man charged with sending child pornography


Bradley Jay Pitts

MOORESVILLE — A 19-year-old Mooresville man is being held under a $30,000 bond on charges of sharing child pornography through the online service Dropbox.

In October, Dropbox reported to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office that several images and videos of possible child pornography were being uploaded to a Dropbox account. Dropbox is a personal cloud storage service that is frequently used for file sharing and collaboration. A Dropbox user can send files so others can view them.

Dropbox collected the information attached to the account along with the internet address, account name and email address. The physical address for the Dropbox account was in Mooresville.

The information was forwarded to Sgt. J. Lowrance of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit in cooperation with the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Lowrance reviewed the evidence and got a search warrant for the Dropbox account to obtain more information. Lowrance went to the Spruce Street address and interviewed Bradley Jay Pitts.

After gathering evidence, Lowrance got arrest warrants for Pitts on five counts of felony third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Pitts was arrested March 8.


Comments closed.


In lieu of annual festival, New Sarum turns Cheerwine beer release into celebration


RSS says federal money won’t be long-term solution for staff pay

China Grove

Main Street Marketplace combines local ingredients, community with farm-to-table dinner


Business roundup: New managing director takes helm at Piedmont Players Theatre


COVID-19 cases continue decline as week brings 12 new deaths


Letter: Privileged to work where artists are valued

Brincefield Cartoons

Mook’s Place: COVID-19


Library notes: New podcast coming in October


In ‘This is Salisbury,’ Manier paints people who make city a better place to live


Stokes earns best in show at Carolina Artists Guild’s Expo


Livingstone College passes goal for UNCF kickoff


Commissioners to consider tax incentives for developer planning 63,000-square-foot facility in southern Rowan


OctoberTour will return to in-person tours, require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests


Keepin it poppin’: The Old 97 Kettlecorn Company adapts during pandemic, earns honor

East Spencer

East Spencer mayor says board knew about new administrator’s sexual battery charge before hiring


College football: Catawba holds on for 3-0 start


Salisbury-based Lutheran Services Carolinas expands refugee program


Trailblazing tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown


One stunning afternoon: Setbacks imperil Biden’s reset


Defense witness gives tearful account of deadly shooting in Fishzilla murder trial

News Main

High school football: Hornets easily handle unbeaten Thomasville; North, Davie also romp


Judges strike down state’s voter ID law


Jury finds Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder


Jeffrey MacDonald ends release appeal from infamous 1970 slayings