Thursday was a night full of awards and recognition at the Stanfield Board of Commissioners meeting for Stanfield citizens honoring their country and protecting citizens.
Stanfield Chief of Police, James Schneider, awarded Officer Brian Cornett with a pin and plaque in commemoration for his 20 years of service to the Town of Stanfield.
“I had the opportunity to hire Brian Cornett in February of 1992. He has been a constant with the town for 20 years. He has seen a lot of people come and a lot of people go. He’s been the constant one here.”
Cornett is one of three officers that are full time in the Stanfield Police Department.
“He’s given a lot of hard work and dedication to the town and to the citizens of the town. Thank you for your 20 years of upstanding dedication and commitment for protecting the citizens of Stanfield,” said Schneider.
Corie Faggart, a native of Concord, was formally sworn in with his family and friends present as the newest member of the Stanfield Police Department. Continue reading
James Kevin Kiser, 47, of Stanfield was charged with two counts of assault on a female, two counts of assault and battery, one count of communicating threats, and one count of injury to property last Friday, June 22 at a residence on Love Mill Road. Police responded to a complaint of an assault in progress at 5 pm Friday. When they arrived at the scene, Kiser had fled after attacking and threatening four adults and causing damage to personal property. He was later arrested Saturday at 2:30 pm at a residence on Island Creek Road in Stanfield. He was placed into the Stanly County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond. He has a court date Monday, July 2.
Commissioner Aaron Helms officially offered his resignation from the board last Thursday, June 7, at the Stanfield Board of Commissioners meeting. Helms and his wife are in the process of moving outside of the town limits, which will affect Helms’ ability to be on the board.
“What a blessing and joy it has been to work with such a good board the last three years,” Helms said. He will be leaving after being on the board for three years.
After considering their options for either replacing Helms or a commissioner assuming Helms’ responsibilities, a motion was made to keep the board the way it is, with four commissioners and the mayor to break a tie in the event that there is a stall in voting. Commissioner Jason Smith volunteered to assume Helms’ responsibilities for the remainder of the term.
Commissioner Jerry Williams and the rest of the Board reluctantly approved his resignation.
“Sadly, I am in favor,” said Williams.
“It’s bittersweet to leave because this has been home for five years,” said Helms. Continue reading
Two men from Stanfield are accused of stealing from a Waxhaw business. Brian Prince was arrested May 17 and charged with Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and Felony Larceny. Esco Mcdowd Bebber turned himself in Friday and was charged with possession of stolen goods. Prince was issued a $4,000 secured bond and has a court date set for June 4.