Sam Russell


Sam is the owner and Chief Investigator for Russell Investigative Services, LLC.  He is a U.S. Navy veteran and retired police detective and supervisor. During his 29-year police career he gained the training and experience necessary to conduct criminal investigations, surveillance, examine crime scenes, conduct interviews and gather the evidence necessary to help you, the client.

As a private investigator, Sam has become one of the most sought after investigators in central North Carolina. His investigations, and the evidence he has uncovered, has been crucial to helping his clients, and their attorneys, get reduced sentences, dismissals and favorable settlements.

Sam goes into every investigation with an open mind as if the case has never been investigated. He closely examines the police investigative files and then determines how he can best help his client. 

Remember, the state had investigators that gathered the evidence to charge you. Shouldn't you have an investigator to make sure they really have a case?

Greg Beam

Greg is a 29-year veteran of the Salisbury, North Carolina Police Department and a graduate of North Carolina State University. He has Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice. While with the Salisbury Police Department he served as patrol officer, traffic safety officer, training sergeant, detective sergeant, patrol commander and criminal investigation commander. Greg also has advanced training in traffic accident investigation and reconstruction.

Greg is also a strong believer that everyone deserves to be treated fairly and that you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Like Sam, Greg looks at every case with fresh eyes and a open mind.


investigative services



For attorneys, our investigations have resulted in reduced sentences and

dismissals for attorneys and their clients. Our services are often provided at no cost to your firm or client through NC Indigent Defense Services.

For individuals, the Government has investigators, therefore we recommend you do, too.



When counseling and other
services don’t work for your relationship, our experienced investigators can assist you in
gathering the evidence necessary to help you obtain the best possible outcome for your



For both businesses and individuals, these types of
investigations are a proactive step in attempting to prevent targeted violent situations. For Employers: This is extremely important when terminating employment of an individual. For Individuals: If you are leaving, or trying to leave, a violent or potentially violent relationship, we can help.


"Sam was hired to investigate the alibi of a man charged in a 2018 double murder in Rowan County, NC.

His investigation resulted in all of the charges being dismissed"

—  D.S.,


September 2019



Main Office

PO BOX 6655

statesville, NC 28687


Branch Office (Opening Soon!)

204 East Fisher Street

Salisbury, NC 28144







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