ASHEBORO NC – Two officers helped a stranded motorist push his car into a parking lot before they ended up arresting him.
According to a press release by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on October 14, 2021, one of their deputies and an SBI agent stopped to help a driver whose car had broken down on McDowell Road near the Sherriff’s Office. The two officers helped push the vehicle into the parking lot when they say they noticed the driver was under the influence.
The driver, identified as Ricardo Palacios, had an outstanding Order for Arrest for Failure to Appear for Resisting a Public Officer and was placed under arrest. When police searched the car they say they located a trafficking amount of meth. Palacios was taken on a short trip down the road to the Randolph County Jail where the NC Highway Patrol charged him with for Driving While Impaired, as well as and two counts Felony Trafficking Methamphetamine as well as Felony Maintaining a Vehicle for Controlled Substances from the Sheriff’s Office. He was also served with his outstanding Order for Arrest. Palacios received a $250,000.00 secured bond plus Electronic House Arrest. He had a First Appearance in Randolph County District Court on October 26th, 2021.
- Warrant for Failure to Appear
- Driving Under Influence
- Felony Trafficking Methamphetamine
- Felony Maintaining a Vehicle for Controlled Substances
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