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Parents of teen shooting suspect charged by police

Parents of teen shooting suspect charged by police

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ASHEBORO — Asheboro Police says they have charged both parents of the 16-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of Pedro Ortiz-Perez with helping the suspect avoid arrest. On May 23rd, the Asheboro Police Department obtained warrants for the mother and father of the 16-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of Pedro Ortiz-Perez, for aiding the suspect in evading arrest. Pedro Ortiz-Perez, a 16-year-old, who attended Southwest Randolph High School and played on the soccer team, was critically injured in a shooting near North Asheboro Park on May 3rd. He remained in critical condition at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill until he succumbed to his injuries and passed away on May 15th. In a statement following the shooting, police said they did not believe Ortiz-Perez was the intended target...
No Injuries, One Arrest in Friday night shooting, says Asheboro Police

No Injuries, One Arrest in Friday night shooting, says Asheboro Police

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ASHEBORO — No one was injured and one person was arrested after shots rang out in an Asheboro neighborhood last night. According to a press release from the Asheboro Police Department, on Friday May 24th, at around 7:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of S. Church St. and W. Wainman Ave. after receiving reports of an armed person and gunshots in the area. 9-1-1 callers and witnesses were able to provide a detailed description and location of the suspect and when officers arrived in the area, they say they observed the suspect running on W. Wainman Ave. behind a business. After a short foot pursuit, officers arrested 18-year-old Kelvin Amad Cook, and recovered a Taurus 9mm handgun, according to the press release. Police also say they located six spent 9 mm shell casings...
Victim in North Asheboro Park Shooting Dies, According to Police

Victim in North Asheboro Park Shooting Dies, According to Police

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ASHEBORO — The victim of a shooting earlier this month near North Asheboro Park has died, according to police. In a press release earlier today, the Asheboro Police Department said that on May 15th, 2024, the victim,16-year-old Pedro Ortiz-Perez, has passed away. Ortiz-Perez was injured in a shooting on May 3rd near North Asheboro Park and was brought to the Emergency Room at Randolph Hospital by vehicle with a gunshot wound to the jaw/neck. He was later transferred to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill where he had remained in critical condition. In a statement following the shooting, police said they did not believe Ortiz-Perez was the intended target.   The suspect, a 16-year-old whose name cannot be released by police due to privacy laws, was arrested in Statesville, N.C. on ...
Suspect Arrested in Connection with Shooting at Asheboro Park

Suspect Arrested in Connection with Shooting at Asheboro Park

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ASHEBORO N.C. — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting earlier this month a North Asheboro Park that left a 16-year-old in critical condition, according to the Asheboro Police Department. On May 3rd, as officers were responding to a report of shots fired in the area of North Asheboro Park on Canoy Drive, a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the jaw/neck was brought to the Emergency Room at Randolph Hospital by vehicle. An investigation by Detectives identified another 16-year-old male as the suspect, but police were unable to locate that suspect, until today. The Asheboro Police Department says an extensive investigation determined that the suspect was staying at a residence on Gypsy Drive in Statesville, N.C. At around 10:30 a.m. this morning officers...
Two South Carolina Homicide Suspects Arrested by Sheriff’s Office

Two South Carolina Homicide Suspects Arrested by Sheriff’s Office

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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 th...
Teen in stable condition after being shot by another teen, says Asheboro Police

Teen in stable condition after being shot by another teen, says Asheboro Police

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ASHEBORO — A shooting overnight left a 16-year-old in the hospital with a gunshot wound and police searching a second 16-year-old suspect. Friday night around 9:30 p.m., officers with the Asheboro Police Department received a report of shots fired in the area of North Asheboro Park on Canoy Drive. As officers were responding a police sergeant working off-duty at Randolph Hospital reported a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the jaw/neck area had been brought to the Emergency Room by vehicle, according to an official with the Asheboro Police Department.  Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene. They identified another 16-year-old male as the suspect. Based upon evidence collected and information gathered a secu...
Randleman man airlifted after single vehicle crash in Level Cross

Randleman man airlifted after single vehicle crash in Level Cross

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Photo provided by Level Cross Vol Fire Department (via Facebook) LEVEL CROSS  — A Randleman man was airlifted yesterday morning after sustaining serious injuries in a single vehicle crash in Level Cross. At around 6:17 a.m. emergency crews responded to a single vehicle accident on Providence Church Road near Oxendine Road. First responders with the Level Cross Volunteer Fire Department reported one person was pinned in the vehicle and preformed a quick extraction before transferring care to Randolph County EMS. Troopers from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to investigate the crash. According to a press release, 72-year-old Billy Ray Golden of Randleman was traveling east in a Dodge Ram truck when he crossed the center line, traveled off the roadway to th...
Asheboro man arrested in connection with fatal hit & run on I-73

Asheboro man arrested in connection with fatal hit & run on I-73

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ASHEBORO — An Asheboro man has been charged and arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run earlier this month on I-73 near Greensboro. Around 7:30 a.m. on April 17th, 2024, the State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on I-73 south, near West Steeple Chase Road in Guilford County. According to the Highway Patrol, 55-year-old Clyde Strickland, of Raeford, N.C. was walking south on I-73 when he was struck by a vehicle. On Monday, April 22nd, the Highway Patrol was notified by medical staff that Strickland had succumbed to injuries. Following the crash the NC Highway Patrol sent out a press release to local media outlets asking for information to identify the vehicle and/or driver. On April 27th, investigators said they had located the vehicle they believed was involved in the...
Smoke from controlled burn blankets Randolph County

Smoke from controlled burn blankets Randolph County

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Haze from smoke seen at the entrance to the US 64 Bypass in Asheboro. (Scott Pelkey / North State Journal) ASHEBORO — Smoke from a controlled burn near the Randolph and Montgomery County lines is blanketing a swath of Randolph County from Seagrove to Liberty. According to the U.S. Forestry Service's Uwharrie National Forest office, the U.S. Forest Service and the Three Rivers Land Trust conducted a controlled burn of 583 acers today. Smoke from the fire raised questions across social media as it spread across the county. Satellite images from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Associations GOES satellite shows a clear smoke trail from the source of the fire cutting northeast across the county. GOES-East - Sector view: Southeast 19:16 UTC Officials say there are no air ...
Highway Patrol searching for suspect in fatal hit & run

Highway Patrol searching for suspect in fatal hit & run

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ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is searching for a suspect involved in a fatal hit and run last week. Around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday April 17th, 2024, the State Highway Patrol responded to the report of a crash that occurred on I-73 south, near West Steeple Chase Road in Guilford County. According to a press release from the NC Highway Patrol, 55-year-old Clyde Strickland, of Raeford, N.C. was walking south on I-73 when he was struck by a vehicle. Strickland received serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro. On Monday, April 22nd, the Highway Patrol was notified by medical staff that Strickland had succumbed to injuries. The suspect vehicle was identified as a white Audi A3 with a missing driver’s side mirror...