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Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Nineteen for Solicitation of Minors

ASHEBORO N.C. – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office announced a joint investigation into the solicitation of minors that resulted in the arrest of nineteen individuals.

On August 3, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division concluded a
joint investigation involving multiple agencies that included the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (DHS-HSI), Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division (Army CID), Department of the Navy, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI), North Carolina Department of Adult Correction Probation / Parole, Davie, Rockingham, Catawba, Davidson, Moore, Cabarrus, Cleveland, and Alamance County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Liberty, Winston-Salem, Salisbury, Gaston County, Mayodan, and Nashville Police Departments.

That investigation led to ninteen individuals being charged and arrested (see the full list below).

The Sheriff’s Office says investigations are ongoing and additional details will be available at a later date.


Harold Wade Beavers (Greensboro)

67 YOA – From Greensboro, NC

  • Attempted Statutory Sex Offense
  • Attempted Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Sex Offense
  • Attempted Solicitation to Commit Statutory Rape
  • Attempted Statutory Rape (NCGS 14-27.25(A))

$5,000 Unsecured Bond and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court is scheduled for August 21, 2023.

Gilber Josue Chilel-Chun (Asheboro)

23 YOA – From Asheboro, NC

  • Solicitation of a Child by Computer for Sex Acts (NCGS 14-202.3(A))
  • Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor (NCGS 14-190.17)

Bond set at $20,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 2, 2023.

Qwambe Kai Frasier (Greensboro)

49 YOA – From Greensboro, NC

  • Attempted Statutory Sex Offense
  • Attempted Solicitation to Commit 1st Degree Sex Offense
  • Attempted Solicitation to Commit Statutory Rape
  • Attempted Statutory Rape (NCGS 14-27.25(A))

Bond set at $5,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for
August 2, 2023.

Tony Darrell Howard

53 YOA from Asheboro, NC

  • Solicitation of a Minor by Computer and Appear on Location (NCGS 14-202.3(A))
  • Dissemination of Obscene Material (NCGS 14-190.1)

Bond set at $50,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for
August 2, 2023.

Randy Dale Moose Jr.

42 YOA – From Salisbury, NC

  • Attempted 1st Degree Statutory Sex Offense
  • Attempted Indecent Liberties with a Minor
  • Solicitation of a Minor by Computer and Appear on Location (NCGS 14-202.3(A))

Bond set at $100,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled
for August 2, 2023.

Michael RC Warren (Greensboro)

43 YOA – From Greensboro, NC

  • Attempted Indecent Liberties with a Minor
  • Solicitation of a Minor by Computer and Appear on Location (NCGS 14-202.3(A))

Bond set at $100,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 2, 2023.

Also served with outstanding warrants from Guilford County for:

  • Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Possession with Intent to Sell / Distribute a Control Substance

Additional bond set at $25,000 with a Guilford County Court date on August 4, 2023

Christopher Bryon Wilson (Harrisburg)

38 YOA – From Harrisburg

  • Solicitation of a Minor by Computer and Appear on Location (NCGS 14-202.3(A))
  • Attempted Statutory Rape (NCGS 14-27.25(A))
  • Dissemination of Obscene Material (NCGS 14-190.1)

Bond set at $200,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 3, 2023.

Larry Alan Hogan

70 YOA – From Ellerbe, NC

  • Attempted Statutory Rape (NCGS 14- 27.25(A))
  • Attempted Statutory Sex Offense with a Child (NCGS 14-27.28)

Bond set at $150,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 3, 2023.

Osley Joktan Quincell Moore

29 YOA – From Jonesville, NC

  • Attempted Statutory Rape of a Child (NCGS 14-27.23)

Bond set at $100,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 3, 2023.

Richard Joseph Gavin

57 YOA – From Charlotte, NC

  • Attempted Statutory Rape of a Child (NCGS 14-27.23)
  • Attempted First Degree Statutory Sex Offense with a Child (NCGS 14-27.29)

Bond set at $150,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 3, 2023.

Tramaine Dion Smith

43 YOA – From Dunn, NC

  • Attempted Statutory Rape of a Child (NCGS 14-27.23)

Bond set at $100,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 3, 2023.

Roger Elwood Slate

53 YOA – From Germanton, NC

  • Attempted Statutory Rape (NCGS 14-27.25(A))
  • Solicitation of a Minor by Computer and Appear on Location (NCGS 14-202.3(A))

Bond set at $150,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 3, 2023.

Joseph Barrier Shuping

61 YOA – From Asheboro, NC

  • Attempted Statutory Sex Offense with a child
  • Solicitation of a Minor by Computer and Appear on Location (NCGS 14-202.3(A))

Bond set at $150,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 3, 2023.

Mitchell Lavern Reed

49 YOA – From Rock Hill, SC

  • Attempted Statutory Rape (NCGS 14-27.23)

Bond set at $100,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 3, 2023.

Joe Carlton Brown Jr.

36 YOA – From Greensboro, NC

  • Attempted Statutory Rape (NCGS 14-27.23)
  • Attempted First Degree Statutory Sex Offense (NCGS 14-27.29)

Bond set at $150,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 3, 2023.

Ricky Wayne Gilliam

67 YOA – From Wise, Virginia

  • Attempted Statutory Rape (NCGS 14-27.23)
  • Attempted First Degree Statutory Sex Offense (NCGS 14-27.29)

Bond set at $100,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 4, 2023.

Gustavo Ventura Salmeron

47 YOA – From Asheboro, NC

  • Attempted Statutory Rape (NCGS 14-27.25(A))
  • Solicitation of a Minor by Computer and Appear on Location (NCGS 14-202.3(A))

Bond set at $250,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 4, 2023.

William Bradley Norton

46 YOA – From Randleman, NC

  • Attempted Statutory Rape (NCGS 14-27.25(A))
  • Solicitation of a Minor by Computer and Appear on Location (NCGS 14-202.3(A))

Bond set at $250,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 4, 2023.

William Ray Hartsell

30 YOA – From Charlotte, NC

  • Solicitation of a Minor by Computer for Sex Acts (NCGS 14-202.3(A))
  • Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor (NCGS 14-190.17) (X 5 Counts)

Bond set at $300,000 Secured and a first appearance in Randolph County District Court was scheduled for August 7, 2023.