ASHEBORO N.C. – A suspect wanted by the Sheriff’s Office in connection with a vehicle theft earlier this year has been extradited from Kansas back to Randolph County to face several charges.
On July 23rd, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Old Cedar Falls Rd, in Randleman, for a reported vehicle theft.
An investigation led to charges being sought against Braxton Lee Trogon for felony larceny of a motor vehicle, felony possession of stolen goods/property, and felony extortion.
On July 28th, 2023, Troopers with the Kansas State Highway Patrol attempted to pull over Trogdon in the stolen vehicle. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, Trogdon failed to stop leading to a chase with police and troopers in Kansas, which ended after the use of a tire deflation device, leading to Trogdon’s arrest.
He was taken to the Douglas County Detention Center in Kansas where a magistrate found probable cause for felony flee to elude with a stolen vehicle, felony possession of a stolen vehicle, multiple moving violations, and driving without a valid license. He was issued a $5,750 secured bond and a first appearance was set for July 31, 2023, in the Douglas County District Court.
However, Trogdon was released prior to Douglas County Detention Center in Kansas receiving information regarding the full extradition to Randolph County request authorized by the District Attorney’s Office.
On August 14, 2023, Trogdon was located again in Douglas County, KS, and held for extradition.
The extradition was handled by the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections Special Operations and Intelligence -Extradition/Fugitive Section.
Trogdon was transported from Kansas back to North Carolina and arrived at the Randolph County Jail on December 9th, 2023, where he arrived at the Randolph County Jail and was served the warrants and given a $10,000 secured bond.
He was also served an outstanding warrant for failure to appear and received a $2,000 secured bond. A first appearance was set for December 11, 2023, in Randolph County District Court.