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K9 Locates Wanted Suspect Who Fled in Crawlspace of Home

ASHEBORO N.C. – Charges are stacking up against a suspect with several active warrants who fled on foot from deputies and was located hiding in a crawlspace by a police K9.

According to a press release, on July 13th, 2023, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Detective in the area of Erect Rd., Seagrove, observed a male subject acting suspicious. Upon the detective pulling into the driveway of the residence the male fled on foot.

The detective was advised that the male was James Henry Bolton-McKee, who had active warrants for his arrest. The Sheriff’s Office called in K9 Sarge and his handler responded and Bolton-McKee was located hiding in the crawl space of the residence. 

Bolton-McKee was taken into custody on outstanding warrants out of Randolph, Chatham and Montgomery Counties for four counts felony violation of pre-trial release and four counts felony failure to appear on a felony.

The Sheriff’s Office says they found illegal narcotics and paraphernalia durring a search of the suspect during the arrest.

Bolton-McKee was transported to the Randolph County Jail where he was served the warrants and issued a $270,000 total secured bond with a first appearance scheduled for the Randolph County charges on July 14th, 2023.

The Sheriff’s Office also sought charges against Bolton-McKee for fleeing from police and the drugs they located durring the arrest. The magistrate found probable cause to issue the warrant for those charges and on July 21, 2023, Bolton-McKee, still confined at the Randolph County Detention Center, was served the outstanding warrant. He was issued a $15,000 secured bond along with a first appearance for July 24, 2023, in Randolph County District Court.

James Henry Bolton-McKee

  • Felony possession of schedule II controlled substance
  • Felony possession of methamphetamine
  • Misdemeanor resist/obstruct/delay
  • Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

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