ASHEBORO NC – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a suspect wanted in connection to a murder.
According to a press release on Saturday, April 3, 2021, deputies received a call about a stabbing at 219 Emmanuel Church Road in Asheboro. The deputies arrived and located Harold Stephen King who was deceased inside the residence. The press releases says an investigation led them to a suspect identified as Brian Cody King, who deputies believe had stabbed the victim and then left with a female.
Several hours later, the female King had left with was dropped off at an unnamed location in Thomasville, where she then called 911. The female is currently being treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries she sustained during the incident. The male and female victims were later identified as the grandparents of King.
A warrant has been obtained on Brain Cody King for murder. King was operating a red 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, which was located in Mooresville, Iredell County, NC, by the Mooresville Police Department this morning. A search of the area was conducted but unable to locate King. King is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of King should contact 911.
Brian Cody King
White male, approximately 5’10” and 150 lbs., green eyes, brown hair.
King was last seen wearing a Black and Red Hoodie, Black colored pants, black colored shoes & possibly carrying a Black in color backpack.
UPDATE: On April 4, 2021, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Team located King at hotel in Cornelius, N.C. He was arrested and transported to the Randolph County Detention Center where he was served the Warrant for Arrest for Felony Murder. He is being held without bond and a first appearance was set for April 5, 2021, in Randolph County District Court.
During the booking process of King at the Randolph County Detention Center, methamphetamine was located in his possession. The magistrate found probable cause for the additional charges of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine and Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Prison/Jail Premises. He was given $5,000 secured bond on these charges.
- Felony Murder
- Felony Possession of Methamphetamine
- Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Prison/Jail Premises.