Sunday, April 21

Man Who Escaped House Arrest Leads Police on Chase in Asheboro, Arrested

ASHEBORO N.C. – A local man who fled from house arrest almost a year ago, led Police in Asheboro on a foot chase before being arrested last week. 

Jordan Lamar Billings placed on EHA with Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on July 29th, 2021, for multiple charges. According to a press release on December 7th, 2021, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Electronic House Arrest (EHA) Officers received information that Billings monitoring device was not charged, leading them to discover that Billings had let the bracelet go dead, cut it off, and left it in a mailbox. 

The Sheriff’s Office obtained an Order for Arrest for Billings for Violation of Pre-Trial Conditions of Release/EHA. He also had outstanding Orders for Arrest for Failure to Appear in Chatham and Randolph Counties.

Last week, on November 10th, 2022, Asheboro Police responded to Lowe’ s Hardware at 1120 East Dixie Drive after receiving an anonymous tip that Jordan Billings was inside the business.  After walking down several aisles an Officer located Billings, identifying him based on photos from the DMV and local 911 system. 

According to a police report from the Asheboro Police Department an officer approached Billings and asked him for his name while grabbing his left arm. Billings, according to that report, attempted to pretend he did not understand English responding ‘se habla espanol?” before telling the Officer to let go of him and pulling away forcefully. 

According to police, a struggle ensued, and Billings was able to get away after slipping out of his jacket. The officer chased him through the business and into the parking lot where another Officer with Asheboro Police Department and a Deputy with the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Team who were in the area observed the subject running and a foot pursuit began.

Jordan Lamar Billings

Officers with the Asheboro Police Department set up a perimeter in the area and Deputies advised that they believed Mr. Billings was behind Walmart Located at 1226 East Dixie Dr. Officers again located Billings when employees inside Walmart advised that they had seen Billings running through the automotive section but did not know where he went. Billings was arrested a brief time later at the front of the store. 

Billings was transported to the Randolph County Jail where a Magistrate found probable cause for three counts misdemeanor resisting a public officer. He was served his outstanding orders and was given a $133,200 total secured bond. Billing is currently facing fourteen charges, with three court dates, across two counties. As of the time of this article Billings remains confined at Randolph County Jail.