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Grand Jury Indicts Thomasville Woman in Connection with House Fires

Grand Jury Indicts Thomasville Woman in Connection with House Fires

Crime
Fire Investigator (Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO — A Thomasville woman has turned herself in after being indicted in connection with two house fires that occurred in 2022. According to a press release, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was called to Jades Way in Thomasville on Aug. 29, 2022, to investigate two separate residential fires at the same location — one that day and another occurring two days earlier on Aug. 27. The Randolph County Fire Marshal’s Office notified the sheriff’s office that the fires were suspicious in nature. The sheriff’s office says following their investigation with the fire marshal’s office, the case was taken to the Randolph County Grand Jury during their March 2024 session. As a result, an indictment was issued on Joy Ann Frazier for felony f...
Suspect Arrested After Asheboro Hit & Run Accident

Suspect Arrested After Asheboro Hit & Run Accident

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Credit - Westside Fire & Rescue (via Facebook) ASHEBORO N.C. - A suspect has been arrested in connection with the hit and run accident last week in Asheboro that left one person with serious injuries. On Wednesday, March 13th, 2024, Troopers with the NC Highway Patrol responded to a crash on US 64 near Westbury Drive. Investigators say that a black 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV passed a 2016 Toyota in a turning lane, resulting in a collision that sent the Toyota off the roadway to the right, striking an embankment, and a tree. The Lexus SUV fled the scene. The 38-year-old female driver of the Toyota was transported to Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital for serious injuries. Following the crash, authorities asked for help from the public identifying the suspect vehicle and its drive...
Two Arrested After Shooting into Home in Randleman

Two Arrested After Shooting into Home in Randleman

Crime
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

Crime
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

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

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

Crime
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...
Landlord Facing Felony Charges for Shooting Dog

Landlord Facing Felony Charges for Shooting Dog

Crime
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. ...
Wanted Suspect Extradited from Kansas back to Randolph County

Wanted Suspect Extradited from Kansas back to Randolph County

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A suspect wanted by the Sheriff’s Office in connection with a vehicle theft earlier this year has been extradited from Kansas back to Randolph County to face several charges.  On July 23rd, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Old Cedar Falls Rd, in Randleman, for a reported vehicle theft.  An investigation led to charges being sought against Braxton Lee Trogon for felony larceny of a motor vehicle, felony possession of stolen goods/property, and felony extortion. On July 28th, 2023, Troopers with the Kansas State Highway Patrol attempted to pull over Trogdon in the stolen vehicle. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, Trogdon failed to stop leading to a chase with police and troopers in Kansas, which ended after the use o...
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 ...
Stolen Motorcycle Leads Police on Chase – Charges Catch up with Driver

Stolen Motorcycle Leads Police on Chase – Charges Catch up with Driver

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - Charges are catching up with the driver of a stolen motorcycle with active warrants who fled from police late last month. In a press release the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says that on September 22nd, 2023, a deputy attempted to pull over a motorcycle on Turnpike Rd., in Archdale, but the driver failed to stop leading to a pursuit. That chase continued to the intersection of Meadowbrook Road and Kennedy Road where the Sheriff's Office says the driver slowed down and appeared to be turning right, before losing control and crashing into a ditch on Kennedy Road across from Meadowbrook Road. The driver was located at the scene of the wreck lying on the ground and the Sheriff's Office says the driver provided a false name, likely due to having outstanding warr...