Wednesday, July 17

Suspect in Sex Crime Case Arrested in N.Y.

ASHEBORO N.C. – A man wanted as a suspect in a sex crime case in Randolph County was arrested in N.Y. state last month.

On February 6th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a report of sexual acts upon minors. An investigation led to Detectives obtaining charges against Sherwin McDonald Edwards for six counts of felony indecent liberties with a child and two counts statutory sex offense with a child under 15 years of age.

Efforts to locate Edwards were unsuccessful and on April 17th, 2023, the apprehension case was assigned to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT) who obtained intel that Edwards had fled from NC. 

On May 3rd, 2023, CAT Detectives obtained a location on Edwards in New York.  CAT Detectives contacted NYC Warrant Division-Brooklyn South for apprehension assistance and worked with them and the US Marshal Service in New York, where surveillance was conducted on a location CAT believed Edwards to be.

After a positive ID of Edwards was made by Detectives & the US Marshals Service in New York during surveillance on May 3rd, on May 9, 2023, Sherwin McDonald Edwards was apprehended at 19 Stephens Court in New York. He was arrested as a Fugitive from Justice and is being held in New York under No Bond and awaiting an extradition hearing.

Sherwin McDonald Edwards

  • Felony indecent liberties with a child (x6 counts)
  • Statutory sex offense with a child under 15 years of age (x2 counts)