Thursday, May 30

Bad at Crime – Suspect Arrested Several Times During Investigation

ASHEBORO N.C. – The victim of a theft in Asheboro back in November of 2022, located a suspect who had allegedly stolen property on Facebook Marketplace, but the suspect wasn’t charged in Randolph County until last week because he kept getting arrested in other counties.

On November 10th, 2022, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to US 220 Bus. S., in Asheboro, for a report of a larceny. The victim reported an unknown white male entered the property and drove to the rear of the business during the early morning hours and stole items. Surveillance footage was captured of the vehicle which included the license plate, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.

On November 11th, 2022, the same victim reported finding photos of the ladders for sale on Facebook marketplace with the same van and license plate in the background. Later that same day, the victim was working in the Jamestown area and saw the vehicle in the parking lot of a Lowes Food.

The victim contacted the High Point Police Department and officers responded, leading to the arrest of a male and female on drug charges. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the male suspect arrested was the same person captured on the security footage.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office contacted High Point Police Department to obtain the offenders’ information who were arrested in the incident. The male was identified by police as Scott Allen Bentley, who also had outstanding warrants.

Scott Allen Bentley

On November 15th, 2022, detectives who were attempting to locate Bentley at his last known address located some of the items stolen from the November 10th incident. Those items were returned to the victim and a warrant was sought on Bentley for felony larceny and felony possession of stolen goods.

Efforts to locate Bentley had been unsuccessful.

Several months later January 1st, 2023, Bentley was sentenced on charges out of Guilford County and confined at Johnston Correctional Center.

On May 8th, 2023, Bentley was released Johnston Correctional Center and brought to the Randolph County Detention Center where he was served with the warrants.

The magistrate issued a written promise to appear on May 15, 2023, in Randolph County District Court. According to court records, Bentley did appear in court and his next court date was set for 7/19/2023.