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Wanted Suspect Who Dump Passenger Fleeing Police Arrested on 52 Warrants / Charges

Wanted Suspect Who Dump Passenger Fleeing Police Arrested on 52 Warrants / Charges

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The law finally caught up with a wanted suspect, who allegedly stole internet and telephone lines then fled from police in late June, after he was arrested and is in jail facing fifty-two warrants and charges from three counties. Charles Anthony Cox was wanted in Randolph County in connection with an incident in late June of 2023, when the Sheriff’s Office responded to Zoo Parkway, in Asheboro for a suspicious vehicle in the area. In that incident, police alleged that Cox fled from deputies attempting to pull him over, before dumping his passenger, and later his vehicle, and escaping on foot. CenturyLink responded and found that two hundred feet of telephone and internet cable had been cut down and stolen. Warrants were issued for Cox in connection with the the...
RCSO, SBI, and FBI Investigating Vandalism at Randolph County Power Substation

RCSO, SBI, and FBI Investigating Vandalism at Randolph County Power Substation

News
On January 19th, 2023, crews work to repair the damage a power substation on Post Rd after someone fired shots at the equipment on Jan 17th, 2023. (PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL) ASHEBORO N.C. - Late yesterday, the Randolph County Sheriff's Office announced that a power substation on Post Road in Randolph County was vandalized. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, on January 17th, 2023, deputies responded to a vandalism call at a power substation on Post Road, Thomasville, in Randolph County. In a statement EnergyUnited officials said crews "responded to an alarm that notified personnel of an equipment issue at its Pleasant Hill Substation early Tuesday morning. Crews were dispatched to assess the situation and discovered damage to the substation transfor...
NC Zoo Offers Free Admission to Moore County Residents

NC Zoo Offers Free Admission to Moore County Residents

NC Zoo
ASHEBORO N.C. - The North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission to residents of Moore County affected by the recent power outages. According to the Moore County Edition of the North State Journal on Saturday, Dec. 3, Moore County saw two substations attacked, leaving over 40,000 customers without power. Just after 7 pm, customers across Moore County started seeing power outages. As utility companies sent our crews, they found evidence that indicated that intentional vandalism had occurred at multiple sites. Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said at a Sunday news conference in Carthage that authorities have not determined a motivation. The sheriff said it appeared the culprits pulled up and "opened fire on the substation, the same thing with the other one." On Wednesday Decemb...
Two Arrested In Asheboro Homicide

Two Arrested In Asheboro Homicide

News
Photo from Moore County GIS ASHEBORO NC - After a homicide over the weekend in Asheboro, two people are in jail and authorities are searching for a body in a quarry in Moore county. According to a press release by the Asheboro Police Department, on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 2:13 AM, Asheboro Police Officers responded to 408 E. Salisbury Street for a subject who had been shot. Officers on scene learned that the crime scene was located at 612 Farr Street in Asheboro. Evidence located at the crime scene lead investigators to believe a violent crime had occurred at the location and began to treat the case as a homicide. The victim has been identified as Dillion Zayne Wirt, a 23 year old white male from Asheboro. Asheboro Police Chief Mark Lineberry says their investigation led ...