ASHEBORO N.C. – A Thomasville man was arrested on multiple felony charges after the Sheriff’s Office says he broke into a woman’s home, assaulted her, and stopped her from calling 911 or answering the door for deputies, and kidnapped children at the home.
On January 1st, 2024, Randolph County 911 received a 911-hangup call with screaming in the background. After not being able to get an answer on return calls deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area.
When deputies arrived, they were unable to get anyone to respond to the door of the residence they believed the call to be coming from and saw no signs that anyone was there.
Less than an hour later, Randolph County 911 received a call from a resident in the Stoneside Circle area about a female, who appeared to have been assaulted, at their door asking for help.
Upon arrival, deputies observed the victim’s injuries and EMS responded to evaluate.
An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office determined that Andralius Fazant Culbreth had broken into the victim’s home and assaulted her. When the victim was able to call 911, Culbreth took the phone from her and restrained her when law enforcement initially responded, says the Sheriff’s Office in a press release.
The victim said that after law enforcement left, she was able to get away from Culbreth and escape her home, but Culbreth caught and assaulted her. The press release says it wasn’t until Culbreth left that she was able to run to the nearest residence and asked them to call 911.
Deputies responded to the victim’s home to locate Culbreth but found he had taken two juvenile children and the victim’s vehicle. Area agencies were alerted to be on the lookout for the vehicle and Culbreth.
The Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants from a magistrate against Culbreth for felony break and enter with intent to terrorize, felony assault inflicting serious injury, felony larceny of motor vehicle, felony possession of stolen vehicle, misdemeanor assault on a female, two counts of felony second-degree kidnapping, felonious restraint, felony larceny from the person, misdemeanor interfere with 911, two counts of misdemeanor assault in the presence of a minor.
Later in the morning, Thomasville Police Department advised they had located Culbreth at his residence with the vehicle and children. Deputies responded to take custody of Culbreth and recovered the vehicle and children.
Culbreth was transported to the Randolph County Detention Center where he was served the outstanding warrant. Bond was denied and a first appearance was set for January 2, 2024, in Randolph County District Court.