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Liberty Man Arrested On Trafficking Charges

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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...

Tractor Theft Leads To Arrest

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ASHEBORO NC - A man is in jail in connection to the theft of a tractor. According to a press release by the Randolph County Sherriff's Office on October 12th, of 2020 deputies responded to a call about a stolen Kubota tractor on Tobacco Rd. in Trinity. The Randolph County Sherriff's Office released surveillance camera photos that showed a tall white male with a white truck and a trailer and asked for help from the public. In an update released on Fed 9th 2021, the Randolph County Sherriff's Office says with the assistance from Graham Police Department, Ray Allen Simmons was positively identified through that surveillance video.The press release states that "following the investigation, it was determined that on October 11, 2020, Ray Allen Simmons had rented a 2020 Chevrolet truck f...

Sheriff’s Office Responds To Armed Robbery

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Photo provided by Randolph County Sheriffs Office ASHEBORO NC -The Randolph County Sherriff's Office is asking for help identifying a suspect after an armed robbery on Saturday.  According to a press release by the Randolph County Sherriff's Office, on February 6, 2021, at approximately 8:15 pm, deputies responded to an armed robbery at the GH Mart located at 4960 US Hwy. 220 South. They say a white male subject had entered the business, armed with a long gun and robbed the store at gunpoint. The suspect left on foot walking towards Zoo Parkway. Officials say the suspect was a white male, approximately 6’2”, approximately 160-180 lbs., wearing a black toboggan, dark sunglasses, a white facemask, a white or possibly pink long sleeve button up shirt, khaki colored pants and grey rubbe...
Drugs And Gun Sized From Man On House Arrest

Drugs And Gun Sized From Man On House Arrest

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ASHEBORO NC (RCSO PRESS RELEASE)- On February 4, 2021, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Division conducted an investigation resulting in a subsequent search of the residence of Matthew Chad Blake, located on Emmanuel Church Rd., Asheboro. Detectives located and seized Heroin, Methamphetamine, Alprazolam and items of drug paraphernalia. A firearm was also located and seized. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Electronic House Arrest Division also assisted in the search. Matthew Chad Blake Matthew Chad Blake was charged with Felony Possession of Firearm by Felon, Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Heroin, Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Felony Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place for...

Sex Offender Arrested On Child Porn Charges

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ASHEBORO NC - An Asheboro Man is in jail facing felony charges for possessing/producing child porn. According to a press release the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) received information that an individual by the name of Luis Armando Diaz-Otero was possessing/producing numerous child pornography files. Detectives initiated an investigation which found that Diaz-Otero is a registered sex offender as a result of an out-of-state conviction. Luis Armando Diaz-Otero On January 28, 2021, Warrants for Arrest were issued for Luis Armando Diaz-Otero for nine counts of Felony Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and one count of Felony First Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Off...

Traffic Stop Finds Fugitive, Guns, Counterfeit Cash

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Tevin Kade Guillory ASHEBORO NC - A wanted fugitive out of Louisiana was arrested and faces additional charges. According to a press release on January 21, 2021, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Team conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 85. Deputies searched the vehicle which led to the seizure of a firearm and counterfeit currency. The passenger of the vehicle, Tevin Kade Guillory, was also found to be a fugitive out of Louisiana. Guillory was placed under arrest and transported to Randolph County Detention Center where he was charged with Felony Possession of 5+ Counterfeit Instrument and Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. He was also served with his Magistrate’s Order for Fugitive – Possession of Stolen Firearm. He received a $100,000 Secured...

Liberty Gaming Room Raided by Police / ALE

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LIBERTY, NC (LIBERTY PD - PRESS RLEEASE) [ARCHIVED]– On January 20, 2021, members from the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Division and Liberty Police Department raided Bonus Spins, located at 218 North Greensboro Street, Liberty, N.C. The location was suspected to be operating an illegal casino and gaming machines.  ALE’s Gaming Section and the Liberty Police Department started a joint investigation after local law enforcement received multiple complaints from community members about illegal gaming and gambling. Liberty Police Chief requested the ALE Gaming Section to assist their agency with the approval of the District Attorney’s Office. Undercover ALE special agents confirmed winners were given cash payouts, a violation of North Carolina gaming laws. North Carolina State ...

Search Warrant Leads To Drug Charges

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Charles Vernon Herbert ASHEBORO NC (RCSO) [ARCHIVED] - On January 13, 2021, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Division concluded an investigation related to the distribution of Cocaine in the Liberty area. Detectives, along with the assistance of the Randolph County Emergency Response Team and Liberty Police Department, executed a search warrant on S. Murphy St, the residence of Charles Vernon Herbert. During the search, Detectives located and seized a Trafficking amount of Cocaine, items of drug paraphernalia and US Currency. Charles Vernon Herbert was charged with Felony Trafficking in Cocaine, Felony Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place for Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Simple Possession Schedule VI and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia. He was transpo...

Suspect In Liberty Shooting Surrenders To Police

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LIBERTY NC (RCSO) [ARCHIVED] - On Thursday, January 7, 2021 at approximately 8:30 pm the Liberty Police Department responded to 532 W Swannanoa Ave in reference to a possible shooting. Officers located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. The victim was airlifted to UNC Hospital, treated and eventually released. Stewart Whitaker After asking for help in locating a suspect, Stewart Whitaker, who resides at 532 W Swannanoa Ave, has surrendered himself to law enforcement officers and has been charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Inflicting Serious Injury and Attempted Murder. Mr. Whitaker's court date for these charges is 1/13/2021 in Randolph County and his bond has been set at $250,000. At the time of the incident in Liberty, Mr. Whitake...

Man Found Walking In Road Charged With DUI And Drug Charges

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John Allen Harrington  ASHEBORO NC (RCSO) [ARCHIVED] - On January 10, 2020, while the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the Tobacco Road and Old Glenola Road area of Trinity, deputies located a male subject in the middle of the roadway, walking out in front of traffic. Upon investigation, the subject was identified as John Allen Harrington, who had been involved in a single car vehicle accident. His car was located in a wooded area nearby. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, drug paraphernalia and cocaine were located. Harrington was processed for the driving while impaired by the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Harrington was transported to the Randolph County Detention Center where he was taken before a magistrate who found probable cause for Felony Possess...