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Armed Suspect Leads Police On High Speed Chase

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A High Point man is facing multiple felonies after hitting a patrol car during a high-speed chase. According to a press release by the Asheboro Police Department, on Monday, March 22nd, 2021, just before 6 PM officers with the Asheboro Police Department responded to the area of 281 Tremont Drive, for a call about a domestic disturbance. Officers say when they arrived they found Bradley Allen Byers who was armed with a firearm. Byers fled the scene in a blue Dodge pickup truck. Other responding officers were able to locate Byers nearby and conducted a traffic stop. After pulling over, police say Byers got out of the vehicle armed with a handgun and refused to comply. Byers then re-entered his vehicle and led officers on a high-speed pursuit. Asheboro officers wer...
Randolph Public Health Moves Into Group 5

Randolph Public Health Moves Into Group 5

Health
ASHEBORO NC - Good news today for those who are still waiting for their spot in line for the COVID-19 vaccine. Randolph County Public Health announced Wednesday that they will be moving into Group 5. Group 5 includes "everyone who wants a safe and effective vaccine”. Public health officials are still encouraging and giving preference to Groups 1-4, individuals for group 5 who are 16 years or older can now begin scheduling appointments. To schedule a vaccination appointment, call 336-365-6110. The vaccine appointment line is open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. when appointments are available.

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Leaves 2 In Federal Custody

Crime
ASHEBORO NC - A multi-agency drug bust led to a Randleman home being searched ending with two individuals in federal custody. According to a press release by the Randolph County Sherriff's Office, deputies with the Vice and Narcotics Division assisted by the Winston Salem Police Department, Asheboro Police Department, Randleman Police Department, NC State Bureau of Investigation and US Drug Enforcement Administration concluded an investigation related to the distribution of Methamphetamine in the Randleman area. On March 16th, 2021, Detectives executed a search warrant at a residence on Sunset Drive in Randleman where they say they seized approximately 2.5 pounds of Fentanyl, 10.3 pounds of Methamphetamine, 12,601 dosage units (9.2 pounds) of Amphetamine, 52,152 dosage units (28.7 ...

Vehicle Stop Leads To Trafficing Charges For Texas Man

Crime
Juan Gabriel-Molina Gonzales ASHEBORO NC - A Texas man is facing felony drug trafficking charges after deputies say they found over 5 lbs. of cocaine in his vehicle during a traffic stop. According to a press release by the Randolph County Sherriff's Office on March 11th, 2021, deputies with the Sherriff's Offices Highway Criminal Interdiction Team pulled over a vehicle on I-85 in Trinity that was registered out of Texas. At some point during the stop, deputies searched the vehicle and say they discovered approximately 2,376.5 grams (5.2 pounds) of Cocaine and US Currency. The driver of the vehicle, Juan Gabriel-Molina Gonzales, was transported to Randolph County Detention Center and charged with two counts of Felony Trafficking in Cocaine. He was given a $350,000 Secured Bond ...

Man Charged With Disseminating Obscene Material To Minors

Crime
ASHEBORO NC - According to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office a local man has been charged with Disseminating Obscene Material to Minors. A press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says the Criminal Investigation Division Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) division received information that an individual by the name of Justin Christopher McKinney was Disseminating Obscene Material to Minors. Justin Christopher McKinney Detectives began an investigation and on March 16th, 2021, Warrants for Arrest were issued for McKinney for two counts Felony Disseminate Obscene Material to Minor. Later in the day, McKinney was located by Siler City Police Department, arrested and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center where he was served his Warrants for Arres...
Severe Weather Possible Thursday

Severe Weather Possible Thursday

Weather
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJArbe7otHU ASHEBORO NC- The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook ahead of possible severe weather forecast for Thursday. WHAT IS EXPECTED Numerous strong to severe thunderstorms are expected Thursday. These storms will bring with them the possibility of damaging straight-line winds, large hail, and a few significant tornadoes. In a weather briefing, Wednesday afternoon meteorologist stated that the potential for significant severe tornadoes (EF2+) covers all of central NC. WHEREAll of central North Carolina can experience severe thunderstorms on Thursday. However, the worst of the storms are expected to occur 30 miles on either side of the US-1 corridor. WHENFor Randolph County, severe weather is expected between 12...
Trinity Man Dies After Being Struck On Hwy 62

Trinity Man Dies After Being Struck On Hwy 62

News
ASHEBORO NC - A Trinity man was struck and killed on Hwy 62 Monday. According to the NC Highway Patrol at 10:23 AM on Monday, March 15th, 2021, Troopers responded to the report of a crash on N.C. Highway 62 near Colonial Circle in Trinity. Tyler Lee Gray, 30, of Trinity NC, had parked his 2007 Honda pickup towing a utility trailer on the westbound shoulder of Hwy 62, partially in the roadway. Gray and was outside of his vehicle. Lawrence Edward Walker, 80, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., was traveling west in a 2019 Ford SUV. When Walker attempted to pass Gray he was forced to swerve back into the westbound lane due to an oncoming eastbound vehicle and collided with Gray. Gray died at the scene. Walker was not injured, and charges are pending.
COVID-19 Vaccine – Appointments Available

COVID-19 Vaccine – Appointments Available

Health
ASHEBORO NC - Randolph County Public Health announced on Facebook today that they have new appointments for the COVID-19 available for the following dates: Wednesday, March 17 from 5-7 pmThursday, March 18 from 8:30-4:30Friday, March 19 from 8:30-4:30 These appointments are for anyone in Groups 1 - 3 which includes frontline healthcare workers, the elderly 65 and older, education workers, and frontline essential workers. Those in Group 4 who have a medical condition that puts them at higher risk and people who live in additional congregate settings are also eligible for the vaccine. The remaining part of Group 4, which includes other essential workers, will be eligible on April 7. To book an appointment call the Randolph Public Health Vaccine Appointment Line at 336-365-6110 P...
Randolph Health Allows Limited Visitors

Randolph Health Allows Limited Visitors

Health
ASHEBORO NC (RANDOLPH HEALTH)  – Due to the decreased COVID-19 activity in the area and admission of COVID-19 patients to our inpatient areas, Randolph Health is implementing new visitation guidelines. Beginning Monday, March 15th at 10 a.m. Randolph Health will accept limited visitors. New Visitation Guidelines: Visitors are only permitted during visiting hours (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)Visitors needs to park in the parking garage and enter the facility through the Emergency Department.Before entering the facility, visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms including a temperature check and symptom survey.If visitor COVID-19 screening is negative, they will be allowed to enter. IfCOVID-19 screening is positive, visitor will be encouraged to see their Primary Care physician and will no...

Liberty Man Arrested On Trafficking Charges

Crime
ASHEBORO NC - A Liberty man was arrested in a parking lot in Staley on drug trafficking charges. That's according to a press release by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. They say on March 10th, 2021, the departments Vice and Narcotics Division concluded an investigation related to the distribution of Cocaine in the Liberty / Staley area. Detectives executed a search warrant at an address in Liberty. A search warrant was also executed on a vehicle that was parked at a business in Staley. During the search, detectives say they located and seized a trafficking amount of Cocaine, items of drug paraphernalia, and US Currency. In total during the investigation the Sheriff's office says they seized approximately 296 grams (2/3 pounds) of cocaine. Edward Junior Spinks According to co...