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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...
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...
One Killed in Asheboro Motorcycle Crash

One Killed in Asheboro Motorcycle Crash

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Photo provided by Charity Perkins via Facebook ASHEBORO N.C. - One person was killed, and another charged, in connection with a fatal motorcycle crash in Asheboro on Saturday. At around 2pm on Saturday June 10th, 2023, emergency crews responded to a report of a 2-vehicle crash in front of the McDonalds at 1436 N Fayetteville St, in Asheboro, N.C. According to an accident report by the Asheboro Police Department, Ashley Renee Phillips was attempting to make a left hand turn out of the parking lot of McDonalds onto N Fayetteville St (US 220 Bus) but failed to yield for an oncoming motorcycle. That on-coming motorcycle struck the front left quarter panel with its front end resulting in the driver and passenger of the motorcycle being thrown from the vehicle. According to Randol...
Police Chase Sunday Ends in Driver Crashing / Under Arrest

Police Chase Sunday Ends in Driver Crashing / Under Arrest

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The driver of a motorcycle who tried to flee from police Sunday was arrested after crashing his motorcycle. On April 9th, 2023, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to pull over a motorcycle near US Hwy 220 S. According to a press release, the driver fled onto Old State Highway starting a vehicle pursuit and onto US HWY 220 S. from Virgil Hill Road where he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed. Police say the driver, who was identified as Richard Anthony Vestal, Jr fled on foot but was quickly apprehended. Randolph County EMS responded to evaluate Vestal and he was transported to Randolph Health for evaluation. At the hospital, a search found suspected illicit drugs. Deputies on scene discovered that the motorcycle's tag was fictitious, and the v...
Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Single Vehicle Accident

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Single Vehicle Accident

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ASHEBORO N.C. - One person was taken to the hospital after flipping his motorcycle in Trinity last night. According to information released by the State Highway Patrol, on Tuesday, March 21 st , 2023, at 8:17 pm Troopers responded to the report of a crash that occurred on Mt. Gilead Church Road near Hoover Hill Road in Randolph County. Justin Gray Hall, aged thirty-six, from Sandy Ridge, N.C., was traveling west on Mt. Gilead Church Road operating a 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Troopers say he traveled left of center and left the roadway causing his motorcycle to overturn. Hall suffered serious injuries and was transported to Moses H. Cone hospital in Greensboro. The Highway Patrol says the crash is still under investigation and Troopers are uncertain as to what caused H...
NC SHP: Motorcyclist Dies in Crash on 220 Business

NC SHP: Motorcyclist Dies in Crash on 220 Business

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https://youtu.be/bp5dAOal5QQ Video provided by Alex Perdue ASHEBORO N.C. - A motorcyclist was killed in a vehicle accident Wednesday evening in Asheboro. At 5:57 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023, the State Highway Patrol responded to the report of a crash that occurred on US 220 Business at Industrial Park Avenue in Randolph County. An 18-year-old driver of a 2022 Honda Accord passenger vehicle was traveling north on US 220 Business when they attempted to make a left turn onto Industrial Park Avenue from US 220. Chase Logan Fritz, 24, of Asheboro, N.C., was traveling south on US 220 Business operating a 2022 Kawasaki motorcycle and collided with the turning vehicle in the intersection. Fritz died on-scene. The driver of the Honda Accord suffered non-life-threatening ...
Driver Crashes Trying To Flee From Asheboro Police

Driver Crashes Trying To Flee From Asheboro Police

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A driver is facing multiple charges after police say instead of pulling over he gave them the bird before he tried to flee, crashing his motorcycle, and trying to run from the scene last Friday. According to a report from the Asheboro Police Department on June 10th 2022, an officer and trainee working with the departments patrol division spotted a white male on a motorcycle on N. Fayetteville St. near E. Burns St. The report says officers witnessed the driver swerve towards the right of the road at Presnell St before swearing back on to N. Fayetteville St. Officer say when they activated their lights and siren behind the motorcycle on N. Fayetteville St. near Truliant Bank, the driver of the motorcycle held up his right arm over his head and flipped off the offic...