Wednesday, July 17

Kidnapped Child in Asheboro Located, Suspect Arrested

Amber Alert

ASHEBORO N.C. – The AMBER Alert for a kidnapped 9-year-old from Asheboro has been canceled after the child was located unharmed and the suspect arrested.

According to a press release from the Asheboro Police Department, at approximately 6:38 am this morning, officers responded to a home on Powhatan Avenue in Asheboro, for a report of a kidnapping.

A grandmother reported to police that Darrell Milton Boyd Jr. had entered the residence and left with her 9-year-old granddaughter.

An AMBER Alert was issued, and an arrest warrant was issued for Boyd.

At approximately 10:00 am, officers received information indicating that Boyd was possibly in the area of Kiger Rd in Germanton, NC.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office was notified and responded to the area where they located Boyd and his vehicle. The juvenile was found to be unharmed and was released to the care of a parent guardian. Boyd was placed under arrest without incident and was transported to the Forsyth County Detention Center.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office served Boyd with the Warrant for Arrest for Child Abduction and he received $500,000 secured bond.

After locating the juvenile, the AMBER Alert was cancelled.

The Asheboro Police Department says that the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Greensboro Police
Department, Stokes County Sheriff’s Office, and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations all assisted with the investigation.