ASHEBORO N.C. – Earlier this week officers with the Asheboro Police Department responding to a call about an armed person ended up chasing a juvenile who was reported missing who was carrying a gun.
On July 24th 2022, officer were dispatched to Martin Luther King Jr Dr in Asheboro after 911 received a call about an armed juvenile suspect in the area. When officers arrived they located a male juvenile suspect, who due to their age remains unnamed, in front of Harrison St.
According to a police report, when the responding officer saw the suspect they were aware they had been reported missing. When the officer attempted to detain the juvenile suspect they say he jerked away from them revealing a handgun in his waistband before fleeing on foot. Another responding officer saw the suspect flee across the road with the handgun now in his hand.
Officers we able to locate the juvenile behind a home on Cross st a short time later and ordered him on the ground before placing him under arrest. No shots were fired during the incident and no officers were injured, but the juvenile suspect was transported to a local hospital for evaluation of injuries sustained during a burglary during the chase.
After medical evaluation the juvenile was transported to a detention facility where he was held on a petition for felony assault on a law enforcement official with a firearm. More charges are expected.