Sunday, July 14

Two South Carolina Homicide Suspects Arrested by Sheriff’s Office

Mitchell Charles Strickland (left) and Shelby Jeanette Strickland (right) – Photos provided by Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

ASHEBORO — Two homicide suspects wanted in South Carolina were arrested on Friday in Randolph County, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

On May 3rd, law enforcement agencies in Randolph County received an alert from law enforcement officials out of York County, S.C. that two homicide suspects had left South Carolina and were heading north on I-85.

Deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies began to work to locate the suspects. Within a few minutes a North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper located a black vehicle with a South Carolina plate and performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. Deputies from the Sheriff’s office and an officer from the Thomasville Police Department also responded to the traffic stop to assist.

According to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, 38-year-old Mitchell Charles Strickland, and 32-year-old Shelby Jeanette Strickland, were detained and firearms were found in their vehicle.

Mitchell Strickland was wanted for murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime and Shelby Strickland was wanted as accessory to murder. They were arrested as fugitives and were booked into the Randolph County Jail where they await extradition to South Carolina.