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Randolph County D.A. to Decide Charges in Accident Involving Ramseur Officer [UPDATED]

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ASHEBORO N.C. – Today, Highway Patrol investigators are scheduled to confer with the District Attorney’s Office to review potential charges stemming from a vehicle accident involving a Ramseur officer.

According to a press release from the Highway Patrol, at 9:25 p.m. on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, Troopers responded to the report of a vehicle crash on US 64 at NC 49 in Ramseur.

Investigators say 27-year-old Brandon Michael Schultheis was driving west on US 64 in a 2013 Dodge Charger police vehicle owned by the Town of Ramseur when he failed to stop at a traffic signal striking a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.

Schultheis suffered only minor injuries and declined transport to a treatment facility. The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze identified as a 17-year-old, was uninjured during the collision.

Westbound lanes of US 64 at NC 49 were closed briefly during the investigation.

Investigators with the Highway Patrol say the crash is still under investigation and they plan to meet with the Randolph County District Attorney’s Office later today regarding possible charges.

UPDATE (2/27/24 – 10:30 p.m.) – Late this evening, the North Carolina Highway Patrol issued a press release announcing that Officer Brandon Michael Schultheis has been charged in connection with a collision on US 64 in Ramseur on February 22nd, 2024.

Following a thorough investigation, and after consulting with the Randolph County District Attorney’s Office, investigators charged Schultheis with a traffic infraction for failure to stop for a steady red light.

According to court records, Schultheis is scheduled to appear in Randolph County Court in mid-July, later this year.

Due to the time the information was released Randolph News Now has not been able to contact the Ramseur Police Department for a comment.