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Two South Carolina Homicide Suspects Arrested by Sheriff’s Office

Two South Carolina Homicide Suspects Arrested by Sheriff’s Office

Crime
Mitchell Charles Strickland (left) and Shelby Jeanette Strickland (right) - Photos provided by Randolph County Sheriff's Office. ASHEBORO — Two homicide suspects wanted in South Carolina were arrested on Friday in Randolph County, according to the Sheriff's Office. On May 3rd, law enforcement agencies in Randolph County received an alert from law enforcement officials out of York County, S.C. that two homicide suspects had left South Carolina and were heading north on I-85. Deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies began to work to locate the suspects. Within a few minutes a North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper located a black vehicle with a South Carolina plate and performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. Deputies from th...
Wednesday’s internet outage linked to fiber lines damaged by construction crews

Wednesday’s internet outage linked to fiber lines damaged by construction crews

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Underground fiber line - Stock Photo (Christian Schwier / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO — An internet outage on Wednesday, affecting a large portion of Randolph County, has been linked to fiber lines damaged by construction crews. At about 3 p.m. Wednesday, an internet outage began to affect large parts of Randolph County. By 6 p.m., Randolph County Emergency Services had posted to Facebook that it was experiencing a “degradation in the phone and internet services affecting Brightspeed and AT&T customers.” The same outage also affected internet and telephone services at the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, which also notified the public through social media. Randolph News Now learned Thursday the outage was related to damage to two fiber lines, owned and operated by Brightspeed, tha...
Sheriff’s Office charges man charged with indecent liberties

Sheriff’s Office charges man charged with indecent liberties

Crime
Hugo Ruiz Mendez ASHEBORO — Following a tip and investigation the Randolph County Sheriff's Office charged a suspect with a sex offense involving a minor. According to a press release, on February 8th, 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said they received a report of a possible sex offense involving a minor. Following an investigation of the allegations, Criminal Investigation Detectives sought charges against Hugo Ruiz Mendez for felony indecent liberties with a child. On April 23, 2024, Mendez was located, arrested, and transported to the Randolph County Detention Center, where he was served the warrant. The magistrate issued a $15,000 secured bond and a first appearance was set for April 24, 2024, in Randolph County District Court.
Suspect Wanted on multiple warrants arrested at traffic stop in stolen car, says RCSO

Suspect Wanted on multiple warrants arrested at traffic stop in stolen car, says RCSO

Crime
ASHEBORO — A suspect wanted on four active warrants was arrested at a traffic stop in Trinity on Saturday driving a stolen vehicle, according to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. According to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, on April 20th, 2024, deputies pulled over a vehicle matching the description of one reported stolen out of Davidson County. The driver, identified by the Sheriff’s Office as Grayson Thor Miller was arrested at the scene. Grayson Thor Miller Miller also had four confirmed active warrants for arrest which included a misdemeanor probation violation out of Randolph County, two counts of felony habitual larceny out of Guilford County, and felony larceny of motor vehicle for the same vehicle out of Davidson County. Miller was trans...
Police search for armed and dangerous suspect after shooting at Archdale business [UPDATED]

Police search for armed and dangerous suspect after shooting at Archdale business [UPDATED]

Crime
ARTICLE UPDATEDClick here to see the most recent update ASHEBORO — Law enforcement agencies are on the lookout for a suspect they say is armed and dangerous this morning, following a shooting at an Archdale business yesterday. What Happened? On Tuesday, April 16th at approximately 9:07 a.m. the Archdale Police Department was called about a male suspect who entered the business of Carolina Container and fired multiple shots before fleeing the area in a white truck.According to the Archdale Police Department no one was injured in the shooting and a description of a male suspect was gathered. According to Randolph County Schools, due to the shooting, Wheatmore Middle School was placed on full lockdown from around 9:20 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and was later moved to "modified lockdow...
Local Man Arrested After Threatening Police in Social Media Video

Local Man Arrested After Threatening Police in Social Media Video

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. —  A local man was arrested last week after threating police in a live video posted to social media led to an investigation. On March 26th, 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to an assault in progress on U.S. Hwy 64 East in Ramseur. According to a press release, deputies encountered Dominick Lynn Sloan, who threatened to harm law enforcement with a weapon as they were returning to their vehicles, while livestreaming on social media. Dominick Lynn Sloan Investigators were also able to obtain a search warrant for the property due to a protective order issued earlier in March which prevented Sloan from possessing firearms and ammunition. After completing the investigation and leaving the scene, deputies obtained a copy of that social media ...
Suspect arrested after fleeing from police, attempting to report car stolen

Suspect arrested after fleeing from police, attempting to report car stolen

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. — Video evidence led to the arrest of a suspect attempting to report his car stolen after fleeing from police, according to the Sheriff’s Office. On March 25th, 2024, at around 9 p.m., a Deputy with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office attempted to pull over a vehicle near the intersection of Kamerin St. and Caudle Rd. in Randleman. According to a press release, that vehicle quickly turned into a driveway, turned off its headlights, and jumped out of the driver's door and fled on foot behind the residence. The Sheriff’s Office says there was a short foot pursuit, but the officer returned to the vehicle to check for passengers and call-in backup. Video footage which captured the suspect walking behind a residence. Using that video police broadcast a description of th...
Grand Jury Indicts Thomasville Woman in Connection with House Fires

Grand Jury Indicts Thomasville Woman in Connection with House Fires

Crime
Fire Investigator (Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO — A Thomasville woman has turned herself in after being indicted in connection with two house fires that occurred in 2022. According to a press release, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was called to Jades Way in Thomasville on Aug. 29, 2022, to investigate two separate residential fires at the same location — one that day and another occurring two days earlier on Aug. 27. The Randolph County Fire Marshal’s Office notified the sheriff’s office that the fires were suspicious in nature. The sheriff’s office says following their investigation with the fire marshal’s office, the case was taken to the Randolph County Grand Jury during their March 2024 session. As a result, an indictment was issued on Joy Ann Frazier for felony f...
Two Arrested After Shooting into Home in Randleman

Two Arrested After Shooting into Home in Randleman

Crime
Charles Edman Moran, Jr. (left) and Matthew Kelly Flinchum (right) - (Provided by Randolph County Sheriff's Office) ASHEBORO N.C. — Two suspects who allegedly fired into a Randleman home earlier this week have been arrested and charged by the Sheriff’s Office.  On March 5th, 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Wicker Lovell Rd., in Randleman after receiving numerous calls about shots being fired in the area.   According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, one of those callers told dispatchers that their home had been hit and they identified a white four-door vehicle that was driving by at the time.   When deputies arrived, they located fired ammunition casings along the roadway. Crime Scene Investigations and Criminal Investigations Division respo...
Randolph County | Recent Felony Arrests

Randolph County | Recent Felony Arrests

Crime
Whitney Thayer May CHARGES[F] - Possession of methamphetamine [M] - Possession of drug paraphernalia BOND$2,000 secured bond On February 22, 2024, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to NC Hwy 22 N., Franklinville, in reference to a reported burglary. Upon investigation, it was determined that a burglary had not occurred. Methamphetamine and paraphernalia were located in the residence during the investigation. Whitney Thayer May was arrested and transported to the Randolph County Detention Center, where the magistrate found probable cause for the charge(s) of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The magistrate issued a $2,000 secured bond and a first appearance was set for February 23, 2024, in Randolp...