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Driver Charged After Overdose Leads to Crash

Driver Charged After Overdose Leads to Crash

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A driver is facing multiple charges after the Sheriff's Office says he crashed into a street sign and a patrol vehicle while intoxicated behind the wheel. On June 10th, 2023, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputies returning from a call were traveling westbound on US Hwy 64 E when near Substation Rd (near the 64-bypass split) they observed a vehicle that had crashed into a street sign in the median. According to a press release, the deputies turned around to investigate the welfare of the driver, when they saw the vehicle come across the median stop in the middle of both lanes facing oncoming traffic. Deputies reported that as they were approaching the vehicle on foot, the driver attempted to flee, nearly striking the deputies, and crashing into the front of one ...
Man Found Unconscious in Sophia Driveway Charged for Driving There in Stolen Car

Man Found Unconscious in Sophia Driveway Charged for Driving There in Stolen Car

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A man found unconscious and laying in a driveway is facing charges after police say he drove there in a stolen vehicle. On January 13th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Mill Race Ct., in Sophia, after receiving a call about a possible overdose. The caller reported a male subject was unconscious in the driveway of the residence. When Deputies arrived, they say they located Robert Crumpton, unconscious and lying in the driveway. Deputies cleared the scene for Randolph County EMS who responded to the scene to render aid. According to the Sheriff's Office, Deputies discovered that the vehicle Crumpton arrived at the residence had been reported stolen. It was seized and inventoried for return to the victim. Following an evaluation by...
Driver Overdoses Crashes into Yard in Asheboro

Driver Overdoses Crashes into Yard in Asheboro

Crime
(fotosr52/Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - Police say they arrested an Asheboro man who while driving under the influence overdosed and crashed into a yard yesterday morning. According to a police report from the Asheboro Police Department on Nov 14th, 2022, at around 3:30am officers were called to a vehicle accident on N Main St in Asheboro. When they arrived, they located the vehicle on top of a rock wall in the yard of a home. Police say the suspect appeared to be overdosing and was given several doses of Narcan. The driver, whom police identified as 28-year-old David M Davis of Asheboro, was transported to a local medical facility. Police later arrested Davis and charged him with Possession of Herion, Driving while Impaired, and Driving Left of Center. He was also cited for...
Driver Charged After Hitting 2 Signs and a Convenience Store Last Week

Driver Charged After Hitting 2 Signs and a Convenience Store Last Week

News
ASHEBORO N.C. - A driver is facing a laundry list of charges after police say they found her barely breathing behind the wheel of an SUV last week, after she struck 2 street signs and part of a convenience store on Sunset Ave. According to police reports from the Asheboro Police Department on Wednesday July 13th just before 3:30am, officers responded to 509 Sunset Ave in Asheboro for a report of a suspicious vehicle. When officers arrived they say they located a gray SUV running, with its lights next to a dumpster in a grassy area next the the Quik Chek. Officers noted seeing a pillar from the front awning of the business that had been hit and knocked over by the vehicle. Video shared to Facebook shows the moment of impact. https://youtu.be/G91uXg_JRXA Police say when ...
Overdose Call in Asheboro Leads To Vehicle Chase – Couple Arrested

Overdose Call in Asheboro Leads To Vehicle Chase – Couple Arrested

Crime, News
ASHEBORO N.C. - What started as a call for a possible overdose in Asheboro ended with two people arrested, a gun seized, a stolen car recovered, all after a vehicle chase. On June 30, 2022 at around 6pm emergency crews and police were called to a possible overdose in the parking lot of the Randolph Mall. The 911 caller stated two subjects were slumped over inside a vehicle, which was parked in front of Belks. According to Assistant Chief of Police Robbie Brown with the Asheboro Police Department, officers arrived and located the vehicle. "While attempting to wake up the two occupants, inside the vehicle, officers noticed a firearm in the driver’s lap. After securing the firearm officers continued their efforts to wake the individuals up," said Brow...
Sheriff’s Office Charges Woman With Felony Death by Distribution After Fatal Overdose

Sheriff’s Office Charges Woman With Felony Death by Distribution After Fatal Overdose

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says they have charged a woman with Felony Death by Distribution this week in connection with a fatal overdose that occured back in March. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, on March 17th, 2022, Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene investigators responded to Erik Dr, in Trinity for a fatal overdose That investigation led them to obtain a warrant for Ivey Tatum Elswick for Felony Death by Distribution on June 20, 2022. On June 21, 2022, Elswick was located, arrested and transported to the Randolph County Jail where she was served her warrant and was issued a $30,000 secure bond and a first appearance was set for June 23, 2022, in Randolph County District Court. Ivey Tatum Elswick Felony Death by...
Former Motel 6 Aims To Address Problems With Changes

Former Motel 6 Aims To Address Problems With Changes

Investigative
Back in October the location covered up its Motel 6 branding and put up new signs with the name “Rodeway Inn.”[Sky Emerson / RNN] ASHEBORO N.C. - The company behind the now former Motel 6 in Asheboro is making changes not just to the name but with new policies that they hope will help address the issues the business has had over the last 2 years. Randolph News Now had previously reported on issues like excessive numbers of 911 calls from the business, fatal overdoses, and drug busts which local officials said placed a burden on local emergency services. [Scott Pelkey / RNN] Back in October of 2021, the location covered up its Motel 6 branding and put up new signs with the name “Rodeway Inn.” A spokesperson with Motel 6 Media Relations confirmed that the location has not been ...
Three Dead & Two Hospitalized From Overdose, Greensboro Man Charged

Three Dead & Two Hospitalized From Overdose, Greensboro Man Charged

News
ASHEBORO NC – An overdose call Saturday morning led to Liberty Police finding 3 people deceased, 2 more taken to an area and hospital, and a Greensboro man being charged in connection to the deaths. According to a press release from the Liberty Police Department, Liberty Police, Fire and Randolph County EMS were called to Johnson's Mobile Home Park on W Moffitt Ave on Saturday October 16, 2021, after receiving a call about 3 unresponsive persons. When they arrived they found 3 individuals who were deceased and another 2 individuals police described as very ill. Those two persons were treated at Chatham Hospital and later released. The deceased persons were identified as Gumesindo Ala Acoste, Noe Garcia Zuniga, and the third victim's name is being withheld until family members can b...
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...
CHA Set To Hold 4th “Walk a Mile in Our Shoes” Event This Weekend

CHA Set To Hold 4th “Walk a Mile in Our Shoes” Event This Weekend

Events, Health
ASHEBORO NC - Community Hope Alliance (CHA) is set to hold its 4th annual "Walk a Mile in Our Shoes" this weekend.  The non-profit harm reduction organization works to save lives by providing resources & promoting substance abuse education, awareness, prevention, and safety.The walk was started in 2017 to promote awareness of the opioid epidemic that was sweeping through Randolph County. "Our shoes, includes loved ones of people who use drugs, people who are in recovery, people who have lost someone to drugs, people who want to save lives and keep people who use drugs alive and healthy," said Kelly Link - Co-founder/Executive Director of CHA. "We try to teach the community to treat drug users as humans, love and respect them cause treating them as worthless only makes them feel...