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Sheriff Office Warns of Scam Targeting People with Incarcerated Family Members

Sheriff Office Warns of Scam Targeting People with Incarcerated Family Members

Scam Warning
Adobe Stock ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a scam targeting people with an incarcerated family member. According to a press release, the scam works like this: The scammer calls a family member using either a blocked caller ID or one that says something official like, “State of North Carolina,” and tells them that their loved one could be released from jail with an electronic ankle monitor (sometimes called electronic house arrest or EHA) for either a flat fee of several hundred dollars and/or a monthly 'monitoring' fee. The Sheriff's Office says that one victim advised them that their loved one could be released from jail with an ankle monitor for a $618 charge. Another potential victim reported receiving a call regarding a fa...
Inmate Damages and Sets Off Fire Sprinkler at Jail Charged with Felony

Inmate Damages and Sets Off Fire Sprinkler at Jail Charged with Felony

Crime
Владислав Легір / Adobe Stock ASHEBORO N.C. - An inmate at the Randolph County Jail has been charged with a felony for damaging a sprinkler head setting off the system last week. According to a press release from the Randolph County Sherriff's Office, on August 7th, 2023, Mason Bryce Wooten was observed in surveillance footage striking a sprinkler head in his cell, setting off the system in his cell, at the Randolph County Jail. The jail launched an investigation which found Wooten had intentionally damaged the sprinkler head which lead to a felony charge of interfering with jail fire system and misdemeanor charges of injury to real property and assault on government employee in connection with the incident. Wooten was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly wea...
Irate Parent Arrested After Triggering Lockdown at School

Irate Parent Arrested After Triggering Lockdown at School

Crime
Acme News Archive ASHEBORO N.C. - Ramseur Elementary School was briefly placed on a modified lockdown Tuesday after an irate parent triggered a police response. On January 10th, 2023, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office SRO responded after staff at Ramseur Elementary School reported an irate parent at the school. While the SRO was responding, Randolph County 911 received a call where the caller claimed that someone had fired a weapon into the school. According to the Sheriff's Office, the SRO arrived and parked in front of the door and was met by the irate parent, who they identified as Brittany Desha Andrews. Andrews openly admitting that she was the one who called 911, but that no shooting had occurred. The 911 call had triggered a modified lockdown which was lifte...
Sheriff’s Office Schedules Detention Officer Recruitment Drive

Sheriff’s Office Schedules Detention Officer Recruitment Drive

Government
Photo provided by Randolph County Sheriff's Office ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office is set to hold four events over the next two months for anyone interested in learning more about a career as a detention officer. Anyone interested in learning more about a career with Randolph County Sheriff's Office is invited to attend one of four information sessions with recruiters and detention staff. Events will be on September 15th, October 6th, October 27th, and November 10th from 6pm to 8pm at the Randolph County Sheriff's Office main office on McDowell Rd in Asheboro. Those who attend will be able to speak to recruiters and detention center staff and be given a tour of the detention center. For more info about detention career contact Captain Derrick Hill or Lt. K...
SBI Investigates Inmate Death at Randolph County Jail

SBI Investigates Inmate Death at Randolph County Jail

News
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office along with the SBI is investigating the death of an inmate earlier this month at the Randolph County Jail. On July 18th, 2022, shortly before 9:00 am, an inmate at the Randolph County Jail was found unresponsive by detention center staff conducting medical rounds. According to a press release, medical staff and officers performed CPR until EMS arrived. The inmate was transported to Randolph Health where he was pronounced deceased by hospital staff. The SBI has been notified of the incident and is investigating the death along with the Sheriff's Office’s Criminal Investigations Division. The body was transferred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Raleigh for an autopsy which found that the inmate had several heart...
Sheriff’s Office Charges 3 Individuals With Sex Offenses

Sheriff’s Office Charges 3 Individuals With Sex Offenses

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office announced they have recently charged three individuals with sex offenses involving minors. Juan Jose Figueroa Jimenez Juan Jose Figueroa Jimenez was charged with felony crimes against nature and three counts of felony indecent liberties with a child after the Sheriff's Office received information about sexual offenses on December 15, 2021 that led them to start an investigation. On February 12, 2022, Figueroa-Jimenez was located, arrested and transported to the Randolph County Jail where he was given a $100,000 secured bond and a first appearance was set for February 14, 2022, in Randolph County District Court. Jerod Austin Eugene Summey On February 11, 2022, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says they received a...
Man Facing Felonies After Police Say He Shot Into Home

Man Facing Felonies After Police Say He Shot Into Home

Crime
ASHEBORO NC – A Thomasville man is in jail facing multiple felonies after police say he shot into a home with several people inside. On August 12, 2021, at approximately 10:34 pm, the Randolph County Sheriff’s responded to a report of shots fired into a home on Old Mountain Rd. in Trinity. When deputies arrived, witnesses told them that someone had fired several shots into a home while several people were inside. Police say based on witnesses and information they obtained they were able to identify two suspected suspects. James Marcus Hester, III James Marcus Hester, III, was arrested at his home and transported to the Randolph County Jail where he was charged with four counts Felony Assault with Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent t...
Open House Set For Jail Expansion

Open House Set For Jail Expansion

Government
Photo provided by Randolph County Sheriff's Office ASHEBORO N.C. (RCSO) - Community leaders, citizens and law enforcement representatives are invited to attend an open house for the jail expansion at 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 27. Tours of the expansion, led by staff members, will be offered to all citizens until 5:00 p.m. Citizens will not come in contact with anyone currently confined at the facility.The jail expansion was approved to address inmate overcrowding and the ultimate need for additional, individual cells to better manage the inmate population. The expansion was completed under the direction of current Sheriff Greg Seabolt and the Randolph County Board of Commissioners.The jail expansion was in response to the state jail inspector’s orders to reduce the num...