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Fort Liberty Solider Arrested for Sex Crimes with Minor at Asheboro Park

Fort Liberty Solider Arrested for Sex Crimes with Minor at Asheboro Park

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ASHEBORO N.C. — A U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Liberty in North Carolina was arrested overnight at a local park in Asheboro, accused of engaging in sexual activity with a minor. Late on Wednesday March 20th, officers with the Asheboro Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at a local park past curfew. According to a press release from the Department, officers found a male, later identified as 27-year-old Eric Timothy Fitch with a 13-year-old juvenile female in the vehicle along with evidence that Fitch had engaged in sexual activity with the female. Detectives took over the investigation and just past 10 p.m. that night Fitch was arrested and charged with statutory rape of child under 15, two counts of statutory sex offense with child under 15, dis...
Two Arrested After Shooting into Home in Randleman

Two Arrested After Shooting into Home in Randleman

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Charles Edman Moran, Jr. (left) and Matthew Kelly Flinchum (right) - (Provided by Randolph County Sheriff's Office) ASHEBORO N.C. — Two suspects who allegedly fired into a Randleman home earlier this week have been arrested and charged by the Sheriff’s Office.  On March 5th, 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Wicker Lovell Rd., in Randleman after receiving numerous calls about shots being fired in the area.   According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, one of those callers told dispatchers that their home had been hit and they identified a white four-door vehicle that was driving by at the time.   When deputies arrived, they located fired ammunition casings along the roadway. Crime Scene Investigations and Criminal Investigations Division respo...
Randolph County | Recent Felony Arrests

Randolph County | Recent Felony Arrests

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Whitney Thayer May CHARGES[F] - Possession of methamphetamine [M] - Possession of drug paraphernalia BOND$2,000 secured bond On February 22, 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to NC Hwy 22 N., Franklinville, in reference to a reported burglary. Upon investigation, it was determined that a burglary had not occurred. Methamphetamine and paraphernalia were located in the residence during the investigation. Whitney Thayer May was arrested and transported to the Randolph County Detention Center, where the magistrate found probable cause for the charge(s) of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The magistrate issued a $2,000 secured bond and a first appearance was set for February 23, 2024, in Randolp...
Woman Charged with Insurance Fraud after Vehicle Fire in Randleman

Woman Charged with Insurance Fraud after Vehicle Fire in Randleman

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RANDLEMAN N.C. – A woman is facing multiple felonies including felony insurance fraud related to a vehicle fire in Randleman late last year. According to a press release by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, on September 20th, 2023, deputies responded to Adams Farm Rd., in Randleman for a vehicle fire.  Evidence gathered at the scene and an investigation by the Randolph County Fire Marshal’s Office concluded that the fire was set intentionally.   The investigation led the Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Division to seek charges against the vehicle owner, identified in the press release as 38-year-old Jodean Marie Stillwell, for felony insurance fraud, felony burning personal property, and felony attempt to obtain property by false pretense. A magist...
Liberty Police Officer Charged with DUI After Crash Resigns

Liberty Police Officer Charged with DUI After Crash Resigns

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Liberty Police Department Patrol Vehicle (Stock Photo / Acme News Archive) LIBERTY N.C. – A Liberty Police officer resigned from his position with the department last week after being charged with DUI following a crash while pulling into the police department to start his shift. On February 14th, 2024, just before 6 p.m. Troopers with the N.C. Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Old Liberty Rd, in front of the entrance to the parking lot for the Liberty Police Department. According to the accident investigation, 50-year-old Kevin Robert Carey of Siler City, while making a left turn into the parking lot of the Liberty Police Department, crossed into the path of an oncoming vehicle in the opposite lane of travel, resulting in both vehicles colliding. No serious injuries were ...
Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspect in Asheboro Hit and Run [UPDATED]

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspect in Asheboro Hit and Run [UPDATED]

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Lashanda Kay Schwarcbher / Lashonda Kay Hicks (Photo provided by RCSO) ARTICLE UPDATEDClick here to see the latest update ASHEBORO N.C. – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help locating a suspect facing felony charges in connection with a hit and run accident early this morning in Asheboro. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, just after 4 a.m. on February 16th, 2024, deputies responded to Oakland Ave., Asheboro, for a reported hit-and-run involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The male victim was located unresponsive on the ground and the driver of the vehicle had fled the area. EMS responded and the victim was airlifted to an area hospital. As of the time of publication, his current condition is unknown. Following the initial investigati...
Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspect in Mountain View Market Robbery

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspect in Mountain View Market Robbery

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ASHEBORO N.C. – The Randolph County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public to identify a suspect who robbed the Mountain View Market in Sophia. Suspect Photo - Provided by RCSO On February 11th, 2024, around 08:48 a.m. the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to the business of Mountain View Market, located at 3712 Caraway Mtn Rd in Sophia for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. According to a press release, the store clerk reported a black male entered the business and walked behind the counter demanding money. The suspect was wearing black pants, a green hoodie, and black shoes and left in a black passenger car with tinted windows, last seen driving down Green Farm Rd. Anyone who may have been in the area around that time or anyone who has inf...
Man Facing Murder Charge in Seagrove Death

Man Facing Murder Charge in Seagrove Death

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SEAGROVE N.C. - A suspect is being held without bond at the Randolph County Jail facing a felony murder charge, according to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. On January 23, 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) responded to Osborn Mill Rd., Seagrove, in reference to a reported trespassing. Upon arrival, a male subject was located with obvious injuries; including gunshot wounds. The responding deputy began CPR and requested Randolph County EMS. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene and RCSO Detectives began a death investigation. The victim was identified as Richard Andrew Green, II. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators collected evidence and conducted interviews as part of the death investigation. Tony Elroy Johnson, was detained, and later c...
Landlord Facing Felony Charges for Shooting Dog

Landlord Facing Felony Charges for Shooting Dog

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ASHEBORO N.C. – A landlord is facing a felony charge of cruelty to animals after he shot a dog late last week, according to the Sheriff’s Office. On January 19th, 2024, the deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Whitt Hunt Rd., in Pleasant Garden, for a call about shots being fired. While enroute, Randolph County 9-1-1 advised that the caller reported that a dog had been shot by their landlord John David Whitt, said the Sheriff’s Office in a press release. Upon arrival, the Deputy observed the dog, which was still alive, lying in a driveway. Randolph County Animal Services responded to assist in the investigation. However, on January 20, 2024, Animal Services advised that the dog had succumbed to its injuries and that their investigation was complete. ...
Five Squatters Arrested in Trinity Facing Multiple Charges

Five Squatters Arrested in Trinity Facing Multiple Charges

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Mugshots provided by the Randolph County Sheriff's Office TRINITY N.C. – Five individuals are facing multiple charges after the Sheriff’s Office says they were found squatting/trespassing at a home in Trinity. On January 21st. 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Millers Mill Rd., Trinty, in for a report of trespassing. When deputies arrived, the caller told them that several individuals were living inside the vacant residence without authorization and wished them to be removed. According to a press release, after several announcements requesting occupants to exit, the property owner provided the key for entry. Upon entry, the deputies continued to announce their presence and requested the occupants exit. During this time one male occupant, identified as Jeffre...