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Man Charged with Murder after Female Found Dead at Franklinville Home

(Mugshot provided by Randolph County Sheriff’s Office)

ASHEBORO N.C. – A Franklinville man appeared in Randolph County District Court today to face murder charges.

Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Roy Clay Williams, 54, for murder on Tuesday February 27th, 2024, after responding to a report of gunshots and finding a woman dead at the residence on Clark Avenue in Franklinville.

Williams was being held without bond at Randolph County Jail after being booked just before midnight and appeared in Randolph County District Court this morning.

An official with the Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Williams lived at the address police were dispatched to, but law enforcement officials were hesitant to share further details as the investigation continues saying they were still conducting interviews.

Anyone with information to share should contact the Randolph Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at 336-318-6658.

UPDATE 3/2/24 3 PM – In an update, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as Chatel Melissa Aikens.

As the investigation remains on-going, officials say they are not prepared to release any other information at this time.