ASHEBORO N.C. – Earlier today we reported on data from the Sheriff’s Office showing in March of this year the agency investigated eight vehicle thefts, making up almost half of the reported vehicle thefts so far this year. As a follow up to that article (which you can read here), we are detailing just a few of the cases we are aware of from March.
In early February detectives with the Criminal Interdiction Team were investigating two reports of stolen vehicles on Oakland Ave, in Asheboro. According to the Sheriff’s Office, detectives discovered that the vehicles sold by Harley Marie Roark Davis and Lashanda Kay Schwarcbher for scrap metal. With the evidence from the investigation charges were issued on March 28, 2023, for felony obtain property by false pretense against both subjects who “willfully and feloniously did knowingly cheat and defraud another subject by selling stolen vehicles as if it were theirs,” according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.
Both individuals have been arrested and charged with obtaining property by false pretenses and are awaiting pending court dates in Randolph County.
On March 17, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ross Harris Rd., Asheboro, in reference to a vehicle theft.
On March 19, 2023, an area agency located the stolen vehicle during a traffic stop. The subject driving the vehicle was identified as Bobby Ray Wood, a suspect developed in the initial investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He was charged by that agency with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
The investigating deputy sought charges on Wood for felony larceny of a motor vehicle and the magistrate found probable cause to issue a warrant. Wood was already in the Randolph County Jail when he was served the warrant, where he remains confined as he awaits court dates in ten separate cases consisting of 26 separate charges.
On March 14, 2023, detectives with the Criminal Interdiction Unit discovered that a vehicle reported stolen in mid-Febuary had been scrapped at a local recycling company. During the investigation, it was determined that Robert Neely Dixon had stolen the vehicle and sold it to an individual who then sold it to the metal recycler. Charges were sought for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny of a motor vehicle and the magistrate found probable cause for the charges.
On March 24, 2023, Dixon was located, arrested, and is set to appear in Randolph County District Court in early May.
On March 31st, 2023, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a vehicle displaying a registration plate that had been reported as stolen. The driver, who was identified by the Sheriff’s office as Brittany Nicole Bryson, was arrested and a search located heroin and the paraphernalia.
Bryson was placed under arrest and charged with felony possession of heroin, misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She is set to appear in Randolph County District Court later this month.