STATESVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — A Statesville man accused of driving past a stopped school bus and almost hitting two students on Thursday has been taken into custody.

Troopers say the incident happened on Old Mountain Road in Iredell County, and Joseph Graham Padgett Jr., 35, of Statesville, will be charged with:

  • passing a stopped school bus
  • driving while his license was revoked
  • careless and reckless driving
  • improper passing

NCSHP says that Padgett was taken into custody at 2:10 a.m. on Saturday morning. 

He is being held at Iredell County Detention Center under a $20,000 bond.