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New Fusion Center to Combat Child Predators & Trafficking Announced in Randolph County

New Fusion Center to Combat Child Predators & Trafficking Announced in Randolph County

Government, News
[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. – At a joint press conference, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office announced a new task force and plans for a fusion center in Randolph County, all dedicated to combating child trafficking and exploitation. In August of this year the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office participated in ‘Operation Child Predator,’ leading to the arrest of nineteen individuals for sex crimes. “That operation opened the eyes of several people across the state” said Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt at the press conference. “The operation proved that child abuse, trafficking, and exploitation are much more prevalent than most people know or are willing to admit.” North Carolina is ranked ninth in the nation for human trafficking with sex trafficking...
Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Nineteen for Solicitation of Minors

Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Nineteen for Solicitation of Minors

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office announced a joint investigation into the solicitation of minors that resulted in the arrest of nineteen individuals. On August 3, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division concluded ajoint investigation involving multiple agencies that included the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (DHS-HSI), Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division (Army CID), Department of the Navy, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI), North Carolina Department of Adult Correction Probation / Parole, Davie, Rockingham, Catawba, Davidson, Moore, Cabarrus, Cleveland, and Alamance County Sheriff's Office...
RCSO, SBI, and FBI Investigating Vandalism at Randolph County Power Substation

RCSO, SBI, and FBI Investigating Vandalism at Randolph County Power Substation

News
On January 19th, 2023, crews work to repair the damage a power substation on Post Rd after someone fired shots at the equipment on Jan 17th, 2023. (PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL) ASHEBORO N.C. - Late yesterday, the Randolph County Sheriff's Office announced that a power substation on Post Road in Randolph County was vandalized. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, on January 17th, 2023, deputies responded to a vandalism call at a power substation on Post Road, Thomasville, in Randolph County. In a statement EnergyUnited officials said crews "responded to an alarm that notified personnel of an equipment issue at its Pleasant Hill Substation early Tuesday morning. Crews were dispatched to assess the situation and discovered damage to the substation transfor...
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...
Stranded Motorist Helped By Police Ends Up In Jail

Stranded Motorist Helped By Police Ends Up In Jail

Crime
ASHEBORO NC – Two officers helped a stranded motorist push his car into a parking lot before they ended up arresting him. According to a press release by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on October 14, 2021, one of their deputies and an SBI agent stopped to help a driver whose car had broken down on McDowell Road near the Sherriff's Office. The two officers helped push the vehicle into the parking lot when they say they noticed the driver was under the influence. The driver, identified as Ricardo Palacios, had an outstanding Order for Arrest for Failure to Appear for Resisting a Public Officer and was placed under arrest. When police searched the car they say they located a trafficking amount of meth. Palacios was taken on a short trip down the road to the Randolph County Jail w...
SBI Investigating Campaign Complaint Against Sheriff Seabolt

SBI Investigating Campaign Complaint Against Sheriff Seabolt

Government
ASHEBORO NC - Earlier this week the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) confirmed they had opened an investigation into allegations of misconduct made against Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt. The investigation was requested on May 5th by Randolph County District Attorney Andy Gregson. Gregson said he received complaints that Sherriff Seabolt was using a county-issued vehicle to haul campaign signs. One of those complaints was filed by former candidate for Randolph County Sheriff Erick Hicks. The Randolph County Board of Elections confirmed that Mr. Hicks is one of four individuals who have opened candidate committees in preparation for the 2022 Randolph County Sheriff's Office. race Photos shared with Randolph News Now by Mr. Hicks show a county owned vehicle, ...
Missing – Savannah Grace Childress

Missing – Savannah Grace Childress

News
Savannah Grace Childress (Provided by Davidson County Sheriff's Office DENTON N.C. - The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking your help finding 14-year-old Savannah Grace Childress. Savannah is 5’6″ and weighs 136 pounds with brown shoulder-length hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a yellow Mickey Mouse hooded sweatshirt. She was last seen in the Canaan Church Rd area of Denton on Thursday, February 11, 2021. She was last seen An Amber Alert was issued earlier this week for Savannah Monday night.She requires medication for a variety of medical issues and does not have any with her. Investigators from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office found that Childress had been communicating with an unidentified subject through multiple online platforms. According to a pre...