Tuesday, May 28

Man Facing Murder Charge in Seagrove Death

SEAGROVE N.C. – A suspect is being held without bond at the Randolph County Jail facing a felony murder charge, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

On January 23, 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) responded to Osborn Mill Rd., Seagrove, in reference to a reported trespassing. Upon arrival, a male subject was located with obvious injuries; including gunshot wounds.

The responding deputy began CPR and requested Randolph County EMS. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene and RCSO Detectives began a death investigation.

The victim was identified as Richard Andrew Green, II. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators collected evidence and conducted interviews as part of the death investigation.

Tony Elroy Johnson, was detained, and later charged with Felony Murder, in connection with the death of Richard Green II. Johnson was taken before the magistrate who denied bond and set a first appearance for January 24, 2024, in Randolph County District Court. Investigators are not currently seeking any additional suspects in connection with
the death.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and/or Randolph County Crime Stoppers.