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Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspect in Asheboro Hit and Run [UPDATED]

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspect in Asheboro Hit and Run [UPDATED]

Crime
Lashanda Kay Schwarcbher / Lashonda Kay Hicks (Photo provided by RCSO) ARTICLE UPDATEDClick here to see the latest update ASHEBORO N.C. – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help locating a suspect facing felony charges in connection with a hit and run accident early this morning in Asheboro. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, just after 4 a.m. on February 16th, 2024, deputies responded to Oakland Ave., Asheboro, for a reported hit-and-run involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The male victim was located unresponsive on the ground and the driver of the vehicle had fled the area. EMS responded and the victim was airlifted to an area hospital. As of the time of publication, his current condition is unknown. Following the initial investigati...
Sheriff’s Office Seizes Firearm from Student at ERHS

Sheriff’s Office Seizes Firearm from Student at ERHS

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Eastern Randolph High School (Archive Photo / Acme News) RAMSEUR N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating after a firearm was seized from a student at Eastern Randolph High School this morning. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, on the morning of February 16th, 2024, it was reported to Eastern Randolph High School’s School Resource Officer that a juvenile student was on campus with a firearm on their person. The School Resource Officer located the juvenile and searched the juvenile locating a firearm, which was secured without incident and was determined to be unloaded. The name of the juvenile has not been released as NC laws prohibit the release of identifying information of juveniles. The Sheriff's Office says the sch...
Two Airlifted After Head-On Crash on Hwy 49

Two Airlifted After Head-On Crash on Hwy 49

News
Photo Courtesy - Westside Fire & Rescue (via Facebook) ASHEBORO N.C. – Two people were airlifted after a on NC 49, near Oak Hollow Drive, early Saturday morning. At 6:53 a.m. West-Side Fire & Rescue along with Ash-Rand Rescue, and Randolph County EMS were dispatched to NC 49, near Oak Hollow Drive for a two-vehicle accident. First responders arrived to find a two-vehicle accident with multiple patients, including one patient who was pinned-in a vehicle. The North Carolina Highway was notified and responded to investigate the crash. According to a press release, Tracy Bryant Hill, 35, of Asheboro N.C., was traveling northeast in a 2015 Toyota passenger car when she crossed the center line and collided with a 2018 Jeep SUV head-on. Photo Courtesy - Westside Fire &...
Asheboro Standoff Ends with Child Safe, One Arrested

Asheboro Standoff Ends with Child Safe, One Arrested

News
https://youtube.com/shorts/dSlK2aXqfro Contribuited Video ASHEBORO N.C. – A domestic situation that resulted in a stand-off with Asheboro Police ended peacefully with the child involved un-injured and one suspect arrested. On the February 9th 2024, at around 9:30 a.m. officers from the Asheboro Police Department were dispatched to 611 East Central Avenue, Apartment C, in reference to a reported assault. According to a press release, officers spoke with the victim who advised she was assaulted by her boyfriend, identified by police as Matthew Thomas Watts.  The victim told officers Watts was inside the residence with their 4-month-old child. When officers made contact with Watts he refused to exit the apartment.  That lead to an approximately four hours standoff wit...
Man Facing Murder Charge in Seagrove Death

Man Facing Murder Charge in Seagrove Death

Crime
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...
Authorities Searching for Hit and Run Suspect in Deadly Collision (Updated)

Authorities Searching for Hit and Run Suspect in Deadly Collision (Updated)

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ARTICLE UPDATEDClick here to go to the latest update https://youtu.be/3uImhTygHAs Video provided by NC SHP LIBERTY N.C. – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is asking for help searching for a suspect vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run earlier today. At 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024, Troopers with the State Highway Patrol responded to the report of a crash that occurred on County Line Road near Oak Tree Lane north-east of the town of Liberty in Alamance County. According to a press release, Darrin Alston Swann, 19, of Liberty, N.C. was traveling south on County Line Road when a vehicle traveling north sideswiped his vehicle. Swann traveled off the roadway to the left and struck a ditch. Swann was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigator...
Landlord Facing Felony Charges for Shooting Dog

Landlord Facing Felony Charges for Shooting Dog

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. – A landlord is facing a felony charge of cruelty to animals after he shot a dog late last week, according to the Sheriff’s Office. On January 19th, 2024, the deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Whitt Hunt Rd., in Pleasant Garden, for a call about shots being fired. While enroute, Randolph County 9-1-1 advised that the caller reported that a dog had been shot by their landlord John David Whitt, said the Sheriff’s Office in a press release. Upon arrival, the Deputy observed the dog, which was still alive, lying in a driveway. Randolph County Animal Services responded to assist in the investigation. However, on January 20, 2024, Animal Services advised that the dog had succumbed to its injuries and that their investigation was complete. ...
Five Squatters Arrested in Trinity Facing Multiple Charges

Five Squatters Arrested in Trinity Facing Multiple Charges

Crime
Mugshots provided by the Randolph County Sheriff's Office TRINITY N.C. – Five individuals are facing multiple charges after the Sheriff’s Office says they were found squatting/trespassing at a home in Trinity. On January 21st. 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Millers Mill Rd., Trinty, in for a report of trespassing. When deputies arrived, the caller told them that several individuals were living inside the vacant residence without authorization and wished them to be removed. According to a press release, after several announcements requesting occupants to exit, the property owner provided the key for entry. Upon entry, the deputies continued to announce their presence and requested the occupants exit. During this time one male occupant, identified as Jeffre...
Man Arrested on Child Exploitation Charges in Liberty

Man Arrested on Child Exploitation Charges in Liberty

Crime
LIBERTY N.C. -  Several law enforcement agencies as part of the Invictus Project Task Force arrested a Greensboro man who allegedly traveled to Liberty to meet a child. On January 12th, 2024, the Liberty Police Department along with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office SERT and investigations units, members of The Invictus Project Task Force, NC SBI, Davie County Sheriff's Office, Roxboro Police Department, and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, assisted Gaston County Police Department in the conclusion of a multi-agency investigation by arresting an individual by the name of William Russell Gaffney, 62 years old, of Greensboro, NC, according to a press release. Gaffney was charged with felony solicitation of a c...
Man Arrested for Breaking into Home, Assaulting Female and Kidnapping Children, says RCSO

Man Arrested for Breaking into Home, Assaulting Female and Kidnapping Children, says RCSO

Crime
Andralius Fazant Culbreth (Mugshot provided by Randolph County Sheriff's Office) ASHEBORO N.C. - A Thomasville man was arrested on multiple felony charges after the Sheriff’s Office says he broke into a woman’s home, assaulted her, and stopped her from calling 911 or answering the door for deputies, and kidnapped children at the home. On January 1st, 2024, Randolph County 911 received a 911-hangup call with screaming in the background. After not being able to get an answer on return calls deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area. When deputies arrived, they were unable to get anyone to respond to the door of the residence they believed the call to be coming from and saw no signs that anyone was there. Less than an hour later, Randolph Cou...