Monday, June 24

Criminal Apprehension Team Arrests Suspect from Pursuit

ASHEBORO N.C. – This week the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Team located and arrested a suspect from a vehicle pursuit that occurred back in July.

According to a press release, on July 13th, 2023, a Deputy with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle with a fictitious tag and attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the driver fled leading to a vehicle pursuit.

The Sherriff’s Office says the driver continued at a high rate of speed and drove in the opposite lane of travel westbound on Lexington Rd. until the deputy lost sight of the vehicle. Additional deputies responded and searched the area; however, they were unsuccessful in locating it.

Deputies were able to acquire pictures of the suspect and vehicle from the business in which they were initially seen.

From those images, the Sheriff’s Office identified the driver as Travis Cleve Pierce for felony and misdemeanor charges related to the incident and a magistrate found probable cause for charges and issued a warrant.

On September 27th, 2023, Pierce was located by the Criminal Apprehension Team, arrested, and transported to the Randolph County Detention Center where he was served the warrant. He was issued a $5,000 secured bond and a first appearance was set for September 28, 2023, in Randolph County District Court.

Travis Cleve Pierce

  • Felony flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle
  • Felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle
  • Misdemeanor driving while license revoked
  • Misdemeanor fictitious/revoked registration card