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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.  ...
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...
Search Warrant at Asheboro Apartment Finds Drugs & Gun, Two Arrested

Search Warrant at Asheboro Apartment Finds Drugs & Gun, Two Arrested

Crime
Sunset Place Apartments in Asheboro (Stock Photo) [Scott Pelkey | RNN/ North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Asheboro Police served a search warrant at an apartment complex this month that led to them locating drugs, a gun, and landed two people in jail. According to a police report on February 15th, 2023, officers with the department's VICE & Narcotics unit and the Special Enforcment Team conducted a search warrant for apartment 205 at the Sunset Place Apartments. Police say they seized 13.1 grams of cocaine and an MP-25 handgun during the search. As a result of that warrant, Jeffrey Price was taken to the Randolph County Jail where he was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance, felony poss...
Felons In NC (Not in Jail/Prison) May Register and Vote, Says NC Court

Felons In NC (Not in Jail/Prison) May Register and Vote, Says NC Court

Government
[Scott Pelkey / Acme News] ASHEBORO N.C. - The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently ordered a lower court's ruling to go into effect which allows felons who are not in jail or prison to register and vote. The court's ruling went into effect on July 27th, 2022, allowing an individual serving a felony sentence who is not in jail or prison to register and vote. Previously, North Carolina law barred a person serving a felony sentence from being able to register or vote until they completed their felony sentence which included probation, post-release supervision, or parole. According to voter records 117 residents of Randolph County show as being removed from the voter rolls due to felony convictions, however it is unknown how many felons have never registered to vote due to the ...
Man Indicted In Connection With 2020 Standoff with Police

Man Indicted In Connection With 2020 Standoff with Police

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A local man who shot at officers during a standoff in Liberty back in 2020 has been indicted by a Grand Jury and is facing multiple charges including Felony Attempted Murder. On September 13, 2020, deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office along with officers from the Liberty Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Hwy 49 N, just outside the Liberty city limits, regarding a domestic call and shots were fired inside the residence. The suspect, Robert Dwight Bender, had retreated into a structure behind the residence and the caller was safely removed from the house. According to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff's Office when officers approached the structure the suspect fired a shot in the direction of the officers. The Sherif...
Felony Suspect On Probation For Drugs Found With Drugs And Guns

Felony Suspect On Probation For Drugs Found With Drugs And Guns

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A convicted felon on probation was arrested after police say a search of his home found guns, ammo, and drugs. On December 7th, 2021, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was called to Raymond Gray Lane, in Archdale, to assist NC Probation and Parole in searching the home of Stan Millikan Davis, Jr., a convicted felon on probation for drug charges out of Guilford County. During that search police say they found marijuana, firearms and ammunition. Davis was arrested and transported to the Randolph County Jail where Probation officers with DPS served Davis with his Violation and the magistrate found probable cause to issue warrants on Davis for two counts Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana, and Felony Maintai...