Monday, April 15

Police Investigating Vehicle Theft/Break-Ins at Asheboro Apartment Complex after Chase

ASHEBORO N.C. – Monday morning police responded to several break-ins of vehicles at a north Asheboro apartment complex including a stolen vehicle which led to a vehicle pursuit into Greensboro. If all that sounds familiar it’s because the same thing happened late last year at and near the same apartment complex.

Early Monday morning, just before 3am, officers with the Asheboro Police Department say they were responding to a report of a stolen vehicle at Mathew Grande Apartments, on N. Fayetteville Street in Asheboro.

According to an official with the department, an officer spotted a suspicious vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed.  When the officer attempted to stop that vehicle, a black Honda CRV, the driver fled from police onto I-73/74 northbound leading to a vehicle pursuit. 

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office took over the pursuit and stayed with the vehicle as it entered Greensboro city limits. In a press release the Sheriff’s Office says the pursuit ended after the vehicle turned onto a dead-end road in Greensboro and all four occupants fled on foot. Two of those suspects were quickly apprehended and identified as juveniles.

Officers with the Greensboro Police Department and deputies from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, including a K9 unit, responded to assist in looking for the two remaining suspects.

The third suspect was captured a short time later and identified by police as 19-year-old Jyreke King, who they allege was the driver of the vehicle. Police also say they located a concealed handgun on King. He was transported to the Randolph County Jail where he was charged with multiple felonies and was given a $30,000 bond.

Jyreke Shahien King

  • Felony Break/Enter a Vehicle
  • Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle
  • Felony Possession of Stolen Goods
  • Felony Larceny

$30,000 Secure Bond

The fourth suspect was not located. Anyone with any information about the identity of that suspect is asked to contact 9-1-1, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6698, or Randolph County Crime Stoppers tip line at (336-672-7463).

Asheboro Police were back at Mathew Grande Apartments just before 8 am to take a report for $1,000 in cash, 2 credit cards, and key to another vehicle stolen from a vehicle and several hours later at around 10:30 am to take another report for a pair of Beats headphones also stolen out of another vehicle. Asheboro Police are still investigating if the suspects from the pursuit are connected to these thefts.

If all this gives you a bit of deja vu, that’s becuase on the night of Nov 28th, 2022, police responded to a half dozen reported vehicle thefts and break-ins at Mathew Grande Apartments, as well as another apartment complex in the area. Two nights later police patrolling the area were involved in vehicle pursuit that went on for approximately twelve miles into Guilford County before being terminated near Groometown Road.

It’s unknown if the suspects in the chase Monday morning are connected to previous break-ins and vehicle thefts.

Phone calls to management at Mathew Grande Apartments were directed to the company’s corporate office Phillips Management Group, which as of the time of this article has not responded to multiple voicemail messages. We will update this article in the future if Phillips Management Group responds to requests for comment.