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Nearly Hour-Long Chase Across 2 Counties Leads to Arrest of Suspect

Nearly Hour-Long Chase Across 2 Counties Leads to Arrest of Suspect

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - Off parole for less than three months, a 23-year-old suspect is again facing multiple felony gun, drug, and fleeing charges after leading police from two counties on a nearly hour long pursuit early Sunday morning. In the early morning hours of September 3rd, 2023, a deputy with the Randolph County Sheriff’s was patrolling on US Hwy 220 S, near Asheboro, when they spotted a motorcycle with no license plate that shut off its lights off and made a turn on Crestview Church Rd. The deputy followed the motorcycle and attempted to pull it over, but according to a press release the driver refused to stop leading to a vehicle pursuit. Over the course of nearly an hour, the suspect led deputies down Hwy 64 through Ramseur, Staley, straight through Siler City, onto US Hwy...
Driver Charged After Chase with Sheriff’s Office

Driver Charged After Chase with Sheriff’s Office

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A driver is facing multiple charges after fleeing from Deputies earlier this month. According to a press release, on June 3rd, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a small black SUV traveling east bound on US Hwy 64 E. at a high rate of speed, on the wrong side of the road. A deputy near Crestwick Rd. and US Highway 64 E. witnessed a black SUV in the center-turning lane, passing vehicles in a no passing zone at a high rate of speed. Reports indicate that the deputy began to follow the vehicle and tried to pull over the vehicle, but the driver did not stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued, extending into Chatham County. The Sheriff's Office says after entering the city limits of Siler City, the suspect vehicle ran several red lights and cont...
Overdose Call in Asheboro Leads To Vehicle Chase – Couple Arrested

Overdose Call in Asheboro Leads To Vehicle Chase – Couple Arrested

Crime, News
ASHEBORO N.C. - What started as a call for a possible overdose in Asheboro ended with two people arrested, a gun seized, a stolen car recovered, all after a vehicle chase. On June 30, 2022 at around 6pm emergency crews and police were called to a possible overdose in the parking lot of the Randolph Mall. The 911 caller stated two subjects were slumped over inside a vehicle, which was parked in front of Belks. According to Assistant Chief of Police Robbie Brown with the Asheboro Police Department, officers arrived and located the vehicle. "While attempting to wake up the two occupants, inside the vehicle, officers noticed a firearm in the driver’s lap. After securing the firearm officers continued their efforts to wake the individuals up," said Brow...
Dozens of Miles of Central NC Roads Set for Makeover

Dozens of Miles of Central NC Roads Set for Makeover

Traffic & Roads
RALEIGH NC (NCDOT) – Nearly 70 miles of Central North Carolina roads will be resurfaced thanks to three contracts recently awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation. The milling, resurfacing and shoulder grading projects are scheduled to be complete by the summer of 2022. Two of the contracts cover nearly 55 miles of secondary roads in Chatham County and were awarded to Fred Smith Company with low bids of $2.3 million and $2.5 million. The other contract, covering nearly 12 miles of roadway in Randolph County including three sections of U.S. 64, was also awarded to Fred Smith Company with a low bid of just over $2 million. Drivers should watch out for lane closures where this work is taking place and be mindful of crews working near the roadway. For real-time travel ...