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Daylight Theft Of Generator, Sherriff’s Office Seeks Help Identifying Suspects

ASHEBORO NC – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying two suspects in a daylight theft of a generator from a local business.

On June 23, 2021, the Sheriff’s Office responded to James River Equipment on US HWY 64 E for a call about larceny. A white male had entered the store, picked up a Honda generator, then ran out of the business with it, before getting into a tan or gold hatchback / Chevrolet Equinox. That vehicle fled the parking lot and made a left onto US 64 and then another left on Presnell St. A white female was seen in the front passenger seat and a handicap placard was hanging from the rearview mirror.

The white male who committed the actual larceny was described as approximately 5’11” tall, with brown hair, wearing a plaid shirt, jeans, black shoes, and a blue face mask. The suspect also has a small tattoo on his left hand between his thumb and index finger; possibly of a ribbon.

Anyone with any information on the identification of the suspects or the location of the vehicle is asked to contact 9-1-1, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6698, or submit a tip anonymously through Randolph County Crime Stoppers tip line at (336-672-7463).

UPDATE – 7/6/21 2PM

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division announced that on June 30th they obtained warrants for two individuals in connection with a daylight theft of a generator from James River Equipment in Asheboro.

On July 2, 2021, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office located and arrested Nicholas James Toomes and Branson Cody Evans for Felony Larceny, Felony Possession of Stolen Goods/Property, and Felony Conspiracy.

At the Randolph County Jail, Toomes was also served for an outstanding Warrants for Arrest for Felony Larceny out of Guilford County and Misdemeanor Larceny out of Davidson County, and Evans was also served with an outstanding Warrants for Arrest for Felony Interfere with Electronic Monitoring Device out of Randolph County and Misdemeanor Larceny out of Davidson County.

Toomes was given a $6,500 total secured bond and Evans was given a $8,000 total secured bond. A first appearance was set for both for July 6, 2021, in Randolph County District Court.

Nicholas James Toomes

Charges:
Felony Larceny, Felony Possession of Stolen Goods/Property and Felony Conspiracy.

Felony Larceny out of Guilford County

Misdemeanor Larceny out of Davidson County.

Bond:
$6,500 secured

Branson Cody Evans

Charges:
Felony Larceny, Felony Possession of Stolen Goods/Property, Felony Conspiracy and Felony Interfere with Electronic Monitoring Device 

Misdemeanor Larceny out of Davidson County.

Bond:
$8,000 secured