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Man Charged with Murder after Female Found Dead at Franklinville Home

Man Charged with Murder after Female Found Dead at Franklinville Home

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(Mugshot provided by Randolph County Sheriff's Office) ASHEBORO N.C. - A Franklinville man appeared in Randolph County District Court today to face murder charges. Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Roy Clay Williams, 54, for murder on Tuesday February 27th, 2024, after responding to a report of gunshots and finding a woman dead at the residence on Clark Avenue in Franklinville. Williams was being held without bond at Randolph County Jail after being booked just before midnight and appeared in Randolph County District Court this morning. An official with the Sheriff's Office confirmed that Williams lived at the address police were dispatched to, but law enforcement officials were hesitant to share further details as the investigation continues saying they were still c...
Man Facing Murder Charge in Seagrove Death

Man Facing Murder Charge in Seagrove Death

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SEAGROVE N.C. - A suspect is being held without bond at the Randolph County Jail facing a felony murder charge, according to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. On January 23, 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) responded to Osborn Mill Rd., Seagrove, in reference to a reported trespassing. Upon arrival, a male subject was located with obvious injuries; including gunshot wounds. The responding deputy began CPR and requested Randolph County EMS. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene and RCSO Detectives began a death investigation. The victim was identified as Richard Andrew Green, II. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators collected evidence and conducted interviews as part of the death investigation. Tony Elroy Johnson, was detained, and later c...
Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in 2014 Cold Case

Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in 2014 Cold Case

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ASHEBORO N.C. - On February 7th, 2023, the Sheriff’s Office announced they had made an arrest in connection with the 2014 murder of Tammy Sellers Holland. Holland, who was found stabbed to death inside her home on October 28, 2014. According to the information from the Sheriff's Office, on the day Holland’s body was discovered, a neighbor who had been attempting to contact Holland went to the residence after work to check on her in person. When Holland didn’t come to the door, the neighbor peered in the window and saw Holland in the living room and called 911. According to the autopsy report released by the N.C. Medical Examiner’s office, Holland had been stabbed multiple times and succumbed to those injuries. Her death was ruled a homicide. Following a lengthy investigation int...
Wife Accused of Murdering Firefighter Receives $1-million Bond

Wife Accused of Murdering Firefighter Receives $1-million Bond

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MJ Auman (Credit - Ramseur Fire Department via Facebook) ASHEBORO N.C. - The wife of a local firefighter, accused of his murder and currently in jail, has received a $1 million dollar bond. MJ Auman, a firefighter with the Seagrove Fire Dept, died of a fatal gunshot wound on June 25th, 2022. An investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff's Office led to charges against the wife Heather Auman who has been confined at the Randolph County Jail without bond, facing a charge of first-degree murder since June 29th, 2022. The state recently declined to purse a capital case, taking the death penalty off the table, and allowing the defense attorneys for Auman to submit a monition for bond, which was held on Monday, February 6th, 2023. Lawyers for Auman argued that due to her employm...
Man Arrested for Assault Confesses to Murder, Police Find Body in Closet

Man Arrested for Assault Confesses to Murder, Police Find Body in Closet

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Crime Scene - Stock Photo / Acme News Archive ASHEBORO N.C. - A man arrested after ramming into another car in Asheboro confessed to murder in police custody, leading to Randleman Police locating a body in a closet. On October 11th, 2022, just after 10:30 am, officers with the Asheboro Police Department responded to a call about a fight in progress at the intersection of East Pritchard St and Farr St. According to a police report from the incident, when officers arrived, a male stepped out of a vehicle, laid on the ground and put his hands behind his head before confessing to ramming the other vehicle and assaulting both the occupants with a knife. Police identified that man as 26-year-old, David James Alexandro Rosales, and according to a separate crash report he had rammed th...
14-Month-Old Dies After Suspected Child Abuse, One Arrested for Murder

14-Month-Old Dies After Suspected Child Abuse, One Arrested for Murder

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ASHEBORO N.C. - The Ramseur Police Department say they have charged a Randleman man with first degree murder after a child died from suspected abuse. On Aug 31st, 2021, Investigators with the Ramseur Police Department received a call from the Randolph Health Emergency Department about a 14-month-old child that had sustained serious injuries related to suspected child abuse. That child was being transferred to Brenner's Children's Hospital's Pediatric ICU. Despite undergoing surgery on Sept 5th, 2022, the child succumbed to its injuries. Investigators from the Ramseur Police Department partnered with several other law enforcement agencies including the Liberty Police Department, Randolph County Sheriff's Office, Randolph CountyDistrict Attorney's Office, Randolph County Departmen...
Wife Charged In Unexpected Death Of Local Firefighter

Wife Charged In Unexpected Death Of Local Firefighter

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Credit - Ramseur Fire Department via Facebook ASHEBORO N.C. - The wife of a local firefighter has been booked into the Randolph County Jail on murder charges just 3 days after a local fire department announced the unexpected death on Facebook. The Randolph County Sheriff's Office says on Saturday, June 25th, 2022, they responded to Ridge Rd in Seagrove after receiving a 911 call regarding an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound. They identified the victim as 37-year-old MJ (Mishael James) Auman, and say he was transported to an area hospital by emergency personnel where he succumbed to his injuries. On June 26th 2022, the Seagrove Rural Volunteer Fire Department announced that MJ Auman, a volunteer with the department for 21 years, had died unexpectedly on Saturday. MJ ...
Two Suspects Facing Murder Charges

Two Suspects Facing Murder Charges

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ASHEBORO NC – Three people are in jail this morning, two of them facing murder charges in connection with a body that was found in a wooded area in Asheboro earlier this month. According to a press release from the Asheboro Police Department on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at approximately 10:27 PM, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Burns Street for a possible deceased person. When officers arrived they located a deceased male in a wooded area. Detectives were called to the scene and began an investigation. On Monday, September 27, 2021, the victim was positively identified as 64 years Randy Dean Hayden. The investigation led the police arresting of the following people: Christopher Gordon Knestrick MurderFelony ConspiracyCommon Law Robbery Samuel Lee ...

Murder Suspect Arrested After High Speed Chase

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ASHEBORO NC - A murder suspect is in custody leading police on a high-speed chase through Randolph County overnight. According to a press release by the Asheboro Police Department, on Sunday, March 25, 2021, at 2:09 AM, officers were dispatched to 340 Brookside Drive in Asheboro for a call about an unknown medical situation. When officers arrived they discovered 55-year-old Sherrie Shaw deceased in the residence. Investigators with Asheboro Police Dept began a homicide investigation.  Relatively quickly Investigators were able to determine a possible suspect and vehicle. At 3:00 AM, a nearby patrol officer with the Asheboro Police Department spotted the vehicle. The suspect, later identified as Billy J. Smith, Jr., fled, leading to a vehicle pursuit involving officers with the ...
One Dead, Two Injured In Asheboro Shooting

One Dead, Two Injured In Asheboro Shooting

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Investigators with the Randolph County Sheriffs Office and Asheboro Police Department investigate a fatal shooting on Plummer St overnight. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) - On Saturday, April 3, 2021, Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a shooting on Plummer Street in Asheboro. The arriving officers found three subjects at the home, all with gunshot wounds. According to a statement by the Randolph County Sherriff's Office, 27-year old Robert Lewis Spencer was pronounced dead at the scene. The two other subjects were transported to nearby trauma hospitals. One subject is currently in surgery and the other is in stable condition. Randolph County Sheriff’s Office detectives were on the scene late through the night and the investigation is ongoing. ...