Saturday, June 22

Drug Activity Call Finds Suspect Who Had Just Ran From Police

ASHEBORO N.C. – A call about possible drug activity led police to locating a suspect who had fled on foot and escaped earlier in the day.

According to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on January 21st, 2022, a deputy in the area of Hwy 64 E near Asheboro observed a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle stolen from Old Cox Rd reported stolen on December 29th, 2021. The Sheriff’s Office says the deputy followed the vehicle to the Dollar General on US Hwy 64 E, where police say the suspect fled on foot.
Additional deputies and a K-9 were dispatched to help locate the suspect but the K9 lost the scent on Loflin Pond Road. The Sheriff’s Office says they received information from a witness in the area who observed the suspect get into a white Nissan. Crimes Scene Investigators responded to processes the vehicle, which was confirmed as stolen, and the victim responded to retrieve the vehicle.

While deputies were still processing the stolen car, other patrol units with the Sheriff’s Office were called to a report of drug activity on Whites Memorial Road. Those deputies located a white Nissan at the residence and a subject matching the description of the suspect that had fled from Dollar General.

The Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Nicholas Wayne Craven. He was arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail where the magistrate found probable cause for the charge of Felony Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and served him with his outstanding Order for Arrest.

Craven was issued a $18,000 total secured bond. A first appearance was set for January 24, 2022, in Randolph County District Court.

Nicholas Wayne Craven

  • Felony Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Outstanding Order For Arrest

$18,000 secured bond

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