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Sheriff’s Office Seizes Firearm from Student at ERHS

Sheriff’s Office Seizes Firearm from Student at ERHS

Breaking News
Eastern Randolph High School (Archive Photo / Acme News) RAMSEUR N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating after a firearm was seized from a student at Eastern Randolph High School this morning. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, on the morning of February 16th, 2024, it was reported to Eastern Randolph High School’s School Resource Officer that a juvenile student was on campus with a firearm on their person. The School Resource Officer located the juvenile and searched the juvenile locating a firearm, which was secured without incident and was determined to be unloaded. The name of the juvenile has not been released as NC laws prohibit the release of identifying information of juveniles. The Sheriff's Office says the sch...
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.  ...
2-Year-Old Injured in Accidental Shooting Friday Evening

2-Year-Old Injured in Accidental Shooting Friday Evening

News
SOPHIA N.C. - A 2-year-old was injured Friday evening after getting ahold of a firearm and accidently shooting themself in the leg, says the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. On Friday October 13th, 2023, just after 6 p.m., deputies responded to a home in Sophia for an accidental gunshot wound. The Sheriff's Office says that a 2-year-old child "grabbed their father’s pistol and accidentally pulled the trigger while the whole family was in their vehicle on their farm/land." The condition of the child is unknown at this time other than that they suffered a superficial wound to their leg. The Sheriff's Office is still investigating the incident and no further information is available currently.
RCSO: Man Arrested After Shooting at Home and Leading Police High-Speed Chase

RCSO: Man Arrested After Shooting at Home and Leading Police High-Speed Chase

Crime
TRINITY N.C. - A man who fired a gun at a residence after an argument and then lead police on a high-speed pursuit was arrested over the weekend according to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. On July 23, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Thayer Rd., Trinity, in reference to an armed person who had fired a gun at a residence following an altercation. While deputies were responding, the caller told 9-1-1 the suspect had left and returned. When the deputies arrived, they say they were able to hear voices on the front porch of the residence and as they approached, they heard a passenger car drive off at a high rate of speed south on Thayer Rd. The victims identified the driver of the vehicle that sped off as the same person who had fired at the reside...
Manhunt Leads to Massive Police Presence on Zoo Connector / 64 Bypass Last Week

Manhunt Leads to Massive Police Presence on Zoo Connector / 64 Bypass Last Week

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - Last week a manhunt triggered a massive police presence on the 64 Bypass near the Zoo Connector Rd. On March 3rd, 2023, around 5 p.m. deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office observed Steven Wayne Golden, a wanted suspect, on a bicycle on Staley's Farm Rd, near the Zoo Connector and attempted to contact him. Golden attempted to flee on the bicycle but crashed into a guardrail on the bridge before fleeing on foot into a wooded area, leading to a manhunt and a massive police presence in the area. Video shared by Alex Purdue to the 'What’s happening Asheboro?' Facebook page showed the scene on the 64 Bypass. Additional deputies arrived and set up a perimeter and initiated a search. At one point during the search several deputies in the area reported he...
Juvenile’s Leaving Party in “Most Convenient” Car Leads to Owner Arrested on Drug Charges

Juvenile’s Leaving Party in “Most Convenient” Car Leads to Owner Arrested on Drug Charges

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The owner of a vehicle was arrested on felony drug charges after three juveniles took his vehicle from a party to get more alcohol and were stopped by deputies and troopers in Seagrove on Sunday. According to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, on January 8, 2023, deputies conducted a traffic stop on NC HWY 705 and Lawrence Farm Rd., in Seagrove. During the investigation, it was determined that the three underage juvenile occupants had been at a party in the area. A search of the vehicle located a firearm, twenty-seven individually packaged and sealed oil cartridges containing THC/CBD, marijuana, and psilocybin psychedelic mushrooms. Also found in the vehicle were multiple paper documents containing the name of Alex Baines. The driver repo...

Traffic Stop Finds Fugitive, Guns, Counterfeit Cash

Crime
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...