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Grand Jury Hands Down Indictments for Drug Trafficking

Grand Jury Hands Down Indictments for Drug Trafficking

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - This month the Randolph County Grand Jury handed down indictments for a local woman on several drug and trafficking charges. During the November 2023 session of the Randolph County Grand Jury, True Bill of Indictments were issued on Erica Lynn Locklear for the distribution of narcotics in Randolph County. According to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, these indictments were issued as a result of investigations conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit. Erica Lynn Locklear has been indicted for multiple felony drug charges. She was served on November 18, 2023, and received a $250,000 secured bond. A court date is set for November 20, 2023, in Randolph County Superior Court. Erica Lynn Locklear Felony trafficking in op...
September Grand Jury Returns Indictments for Two Suspects

September Grand Jury Returns Indictments for Two Suspects

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The September session of the Randolph County Grand Jury returned indictments for two individuals, one for a sex crime, and the other for drug charges. Lauren Elizabeth Fulk Frank Felony - Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine (x2 counts) Felony - Maintain vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance (x2 counts) Felony - Manufacture/sell/deliver/possess controlled substance w/in 1,000 ft of school $30,000 secured bond Lauren Elizabeth Fulk Frank was indicted on several felony drug charges related to an investigation conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit. She was served on September 20, 2023, and received a $30,000 secured bond. A court date is set for September 25, 2023, in Ra...
Grand Jury Returns Indictments against Three

Grand Jury Returns Indictments against Three

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - In its April session, the Randolph County Grand Jury returned indictments against people. Jonathan Cass Carter A True Bill of Indictment was issued on Jonathan Cass Carter for felony habitual breaking/entering. The indictment was issued as a result of an investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division. Carter was arrested on April 10th, 2023, and taken to the Randolph County Jail where he was served the order for arrest and issued a $25,000 secured bond and set the next court date for April 17, 2023, in Randolph County Superior Court. Barry Anthony Blake / Alyssa Gail White A True Bill of Indictment was issued on Barry Anthony Blake and Alyssa Gail White for the distribution of narcotics in Randolph County. Barry Blake has been ind...
Grand Jury Indicts Man for Felony Sex Crimes with Minor

Grand Jury Indicts Man for Felony Sex Crimes with Minor

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Grand Jury has indicted a local man for multiple felonies involving sexual crimes with a minor. On December 29, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding allegations of sexual offenses involving minors. Following an investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division, charges were sought against Christopher Lee Clark for two counts of felony indecent liberties with a child, two counts felony disseminate obscenity, six counts felony first degree statutory sex offense, and misdemeanor assault on a child under 12 years of age. The magistrate found probable cause for the charges and issued the warrants. On January 26, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Team located Clark in Greensboro. He was arrested ...
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...
In Jail For Murder Man Indicted By Grand Jury In Dismissed Child Abuse Case

In Jail For Murder Man Indicted By Grand Jury In Dismissed Child Abuse Case

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A local man who is currently in jail charged with first degree murder related to child abuse was recently indicted by the Grand Jury in connection with a 2011 child abuse case. According to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, during the June session of Grand Jury, a true bill of indictment was issued for the arrest of Billy Ray Newsome, III, for felony child abuse-inflicting serious bodily injury. The Sheriff's office says the indictment stems from a 2011 child abuse case investigated by the Sheriff’s Office's Criminal Investigations Division where Newsome was charged in 2012 for assaulting a seven-month-old child; but, the case was dismissed in 2013 for lack of evidence. Newsome was charged with first degree murder related to child abuse i...
Grand Jury Issues Indictment Following  Investigation, 59 Grams of Meth Seized

Grand Jury Issues Indictment Following Investigation, 59 Grams of Meth Seized

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A woman was arrested yesterday on a traffic stop for a warrant of indictment from the Randolph County Grand Jury. Rona Lee Brown According to information released by the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, during the February session of the Randolph County Grand Jury, a True Bill of Indictment was issued on Rona Lee Brown following an investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit which say they seized approximately 59 grams of Methamphetamine. The indictment issued for Brown was for Felony Trafficking in Methamphetamine (2 Counts) and Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance. Brown was apprehended yesterday, April 25, 2022, in Seagrove after a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle she was dri...
Asheboro Man Charged In Overdose Death Of Pregnant Woman

Asheboro Man Charged In Overdose Death Of Pregnant Woman

News
ASHEBORO NC – A Grand Jury has indicted an Asheboro man in the 2019 overdose death of Amber Cox and her unborn child. Back on April 7th 2019 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to an overdose at 1123 Ingram Dr. Asheboro NC. When they arrived they found Amber Leigh Cox unresponsive in what they said appeared to be a suspected heroin overdose. Police say the located evidence of recent drug use at the scene. Randolph County EMS arrived and attempted lifesaving procedures before pronouncing Cox and her unborn child deceased on the scene. Amber Cox was nine months pregnant at the time of her death. Cox’s body was sent to the N.C. Medical Examiner’s office in Raleigh for an autopsy. The Sheriff’s office opened an investigation which led them to evidence that Gre...