Thursday, June 13

Mother & Son Arrested For Attempted Murder

ASHEBORO NC – A mother and son are in jail today after police say a confrontation over stolen items led to a shooting in Thomasville.

According to the Randolph County Sherriff’s Office on June 26th, 2021, at around 10:40 pm, deputies responded to a report of an assault on Stonehenge Road in Thomasville. When they arrived they found a gunshot victim lying in the road on Fuller Mill Road. That victim, who has not been identified, was airlifted from the scene in critical condition.

The Sheriff’s Office says they opened an investigation where they say they discovered that Elva Hughes Skipper and Steven Craig Skipper had gone to the victim’s home to confront him about stealing items. As the victim drove down his driveway, Elva Skipper fired at him, but the victim kept driving. “He tried to run over my son”, Elva said in a brief 911 call, “I shot the pistol at him and I think I hit him”

When the victim reached the intersection of Fuller Mill Rd. and Green Tree Rd., witnesses say he opened the door of his vehicle door and fell out onto the road. Drivers stopped and and were trying to help when the Skippers drove up and Steven Skipper assaulted the victim according to witnesses on scene.
A nearby resident had called 911, “There’s one lady here yelling at him, saying your the S O B who tried to run someone over” the caller said. Another person who was with the victim when the Skippers arrived told 911, “She (Elva Skipper) said he tried to run over them so she said she shot him, with a 22 is what she said she shot him with. The caller reported to dispatchers that the victim had been shot twice, “she’s standing right here and you can smell the alcohol, and they tried to kick him in the face.” Elva Skipper had the 22 caliber handgun in her vehicle when the fire department arrived. According to 911 dispatch notes fire department personnel confiscated the gun.

The Randolph County Sherriff’s Office was able to obtain warrants against Elva Hughes Skipper who was charged with Attempted Murder, Steven Craig Skipper was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Assault. Both were arrested and transported to the Randolph County Detention Center where they are being held, Elva on a $2 million secured bond, and Steven Skipper on a $1 million secured bond. They are both scheduled to appear in Randolph County District Court on June 28, 2021.

The sheriff’s office says the victim was being treated at an area hospital and is in stable condition and that the investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.

Elva Hughes Skipper

  • Felony Attempted Murder
  • Felony Conspiracy to Commit Murder

$2,000,000 Secured Bond

Steven Craig Skipper

  • Felony Conspiracy to Commit Murder
  • Misdemeanor Assault & Battery

$1,000,000 Secured Bond

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