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Driver Crashes into Patrol Vehicle with Shotgun Strapped to Motorcycle, Arrested

Driver Crashes into Patrol Vehicle with Shotgun Strapped to Motorcycle, Arrested

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A convicted felon with a shotgun strapped to his motorcycle was arrested after crashing into a patrol vehicle earlier this week, according to police.  On December 5th, 2023, a deputy with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was on a call on Clifton Dr. in Archdale. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, a motorcycle traveling south on Clifton Drive with no headlights struck the deputies patrol vehicle in the rear.  The operator, identified by the Sheriff’s Office as Thurman Earl Sampson, came to rest in front of the vehicle and was evaluated by Randolph County EMS.  While inspecting the damage to the vehicles, the deputy located a shotgun strapped on the motorcycle, and discovered that Sampson, the driver, is a convicted felon.  ...
Four Arrested in Connection with Armed Robbery on NC Hwy 134

Four Arrested in Connection with Armed Robbery on NC Hwy 134

Crime
(Acme News Stock Photo) ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office says four people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on NC Hwy 134 last month. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, on November 26th, 2023, deputies responded to a reported robbery on NC Hwy 134, in Asheboro. The victim told investigators that he was asked by someone he knew to meet in the parking lot of a business and that when he arrived, he was robbed by two males and two females. The victim also reported that one of the male suspects fired a single round from a handgun at him during the robbery. The investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Sherriff's Office identified Cassidy Ann Black, and Dustin Scott Marion as suspects, according to a pr...
Asheboro Man Charged with Possession of a Machine Gun

Asheboro Man Charged with Possession of a Machine Gun

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina has charged an Asheboro man with possession of a machine gun. According to court documents, 23-year-old, Keandre Baretta Legrand, of Randolph County, was charged today with unlawful possession of a machine gun and illegal possession of a firearm by a felon stemming from an incident which occurred on September 13th, 2022.  That case is being investigated by the Asheboro Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Mary Ann Courtney. In a press release today Sandra J. Hairston, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina said that the “case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a...
Man Arrested After Robbery of First Bank in Asheboro

Man Arrested After Robbery of First Bank in Asheboro

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A man was arrested yesterday afternoon after police say he robbed the First Bank in Asheboro. On November 14th, 2023, just before 4 p.m. officers responded to First Bank in Asheboro located at 335 S. Fayetteville St., for a report of an armed robbery.  According to a press release by the Asheboro Police Department, a white male suspect passed a note demanding money. After obtaining an unknown amount of currency the suspect exited the business on foot, fleeing towards the Asheboro Summit Apartments located next door to the bank.   Witnesses reported he entered the rear of the building and entered the elevator and officers located the suspect hiding in the shower of room 503, where they also say they located clothing worn during the robbery. The suspect was...
Two Arrested after Online Sale Meet-Up Turns into Shootout, says RCSO

Two Arrested after Online Sale Meet-Up Turns into Shootout, says RCSO

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - Two people were arrested after an incident last month where a meetup for an online sale turned into a shootout, leaving one person injured. According to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, on October 27th, 2023, deputies responded to Creekway Ridge, in Asheboro, for a report of a gunshot wound.  When deputies arrived, they located the victim who told investigators that a white male suspect had arrived at the residence to buy items listed for sale online. According to the press release, the suspect “began firing shots” at the seller who “returned fire with a shotgun” before the suspect fled the scene in a black SUV striking a concrete well cap and damaging it.  The victim sustained a small wound to the leg that appeared to be from shrapn...
Arrested Man Charged with Larceny for Stealing Cuffs from Patrol Car, says RCSO

Arrested Man Charged with Larceny for Stealing Cuffs from Patrol Car, says RCSO

Crime
RANDLEMAN N.C. - A man who was arrested on an outstanding warrant received an additional larceny charge after deputies say he stole a pair of cuffs from the patrol car he was being held in. On October 20th, 2023, a deputy with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office responded to Camellia Ln., in Randleman, for a report of an assault. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, the responding deputy met with the caller, Jeffrey Corum, and discovered he had an outstanding warrant for felony charges. Corum was escorted to the location of the assault in the patrol vehicle and asked to stay in the car while the deputy spoke to the parties involved. After speaking to everyone to determine what had occurred, the deputy advised Corum he was under arrest for the outstanding warr...
Driver & Passenger Asleep at Intersection – Drugs, Alcohol, Gun Located, Says RCSO

Driver & Passenger Asleep at Intersection – Drugs, Alcohol, Gun Located, Says RCSO

Crime
TRINITY N.C. - A driver is facing felony drug charges and misdemeanor DUI and gun charges after police say they found him and his passenger asleep at an intersection in a running vehicle. On October 20th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff's Office responded to the intersection of NC Hwy 62 and Surrett Dr., in Trinity, for a welfare check on a vehicle stopped at an intersection with the driver slumped over at the wheel. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, when the deputy approached the vehicle they smelled the "strong odor of marijuana and alcohol emitting from the vehicle and an open bottle of alcohol was observed in the backseat of the vehicle." Police say the vehicle was still running, in drive, with the driver’s foot on the brake pedal. Deputies made seve...
Sex Offender Charged for Being on School Grounds

Sex Offender Charged for Being on School Grounds

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A registered sex offender has been arrested and charged after the Sheriff's Office was notified he had been on school grounds. On October 12th, 2023, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office SRO was notified that ChristopherTimothy Ward, a registered sex offender, had been on a school campus. Ward, who currently resides in Thomasville, was convicted in 2010 for two counts of Indecent Liberties with a Minor. Under NC law certain registered sex offenders are prohibited from being in, at, or near certain places. According to an article on North Carolina Criminal Law, a UNC School of Government Blog, a sex offender convicted of a sex crime where they were a parent or custodian, if the offense was with a student, or when the victim was under the age of 16 at the time, are ...
Sheriff’s Office Arrests NY Man After Locating Over $10,000 in Stolen Items

Sheriff’s Office Arrests NY Man After Locating Over $10,000 in Stolen Items

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office's Highway Criminal Interdiction Team arrested a New York man last week after they say the located over $10,000 of stolen items in the vehicle. According to a press release, on October 6th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Highway Criminal Interdiction Team conducted a traffic stop on I-85 in Archdale. During that stop deputies were able to search the vehicle and say they located marijuana, several fraudulent identity cards, and over $10,000 in fraudulently purchased power equipment. The department identified Anthony Smith of New York as the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle.Smith was transported to the Randolph County Jail where the magistrate found probable cause for felony financial card theft, misdemeanor p...
Sex Offender Arrested for Being on School Grounds

Sex Offender Arrested for Being on School Grounds

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested a registered sex offender who was on school grounds in Randolph County several times late last month. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, on September 26th, 2023, the Sheriff’s Office's Sex Offender Registry Detective was notified that Michael Delano Foster of Davidson County, a registered sex offender, had been on school grounds in Randolph County. According to the NC State Bureau of Investigations Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry, Foster was convicted in 2006 for two sexual offenses involving a minor under the age of thirteen in Guilford County. He was released in 2013 and has registered with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office. During the investigation, it was discove...