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Sheriff’s Office charges man charged with indecent liberties

Sheriff’s Office charges man charged with indecent liberties

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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.
Fort Liberty Solider Arrested for Sex Crimes with Minor at Asheboro Park

Fort Liberty Solider Arrested for Sex Crimes with Minor at Asheboro Park

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ASHEBORO N.C. — A U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Liberty in North Carolina was arrested overnight at a local park in Asheboro, accused of engaging in sexual activity with a minor. Late on Wednesday March 20th, officers with the Asheboro Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at a local park past curfew. According to a press release from the Department, officers found a male, later identified as 27-year-old Eric Timothy Fitch with a 13-year-old juvenile female in the vehicle along with evidence that Fitch had engaged in sexual activity with the female. Detectives took over the investigation and just past 10 p.m. that night Fitch was arrested and charged with statutory rape of child under 15, two counts of statutory sex offense with child under 15, dis...
September Grand Jury Returns Indictments for Two Suspects

September Grand Jury Returns Indictments for Two Suspects

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ASHEBORO N.C. - The September session of the Randolph County Grand Jury returned indictments for two individuals, one for a sex crime, and the other for drug charges. Lauren Elizabeth Fulk Frank Felony - Possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine (x2 counts) Felony - Maintain vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance (x2 counts) Felony - Manufacture/sell/deliver/possess controlled substance w/in 1,000 ft of school $30,000 secured bond Lauren Elizabeth Fulk Frank was indicted on several felony drug charges related to an investigation conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit. She was served on September 20, 2023, and received a $30,000 secured bond. A court date is set for September 25, 2023, in Ra...
Suspect Wanted in Colorado Sex Crime Case Located and Arrested in Asheboro

Suspect Wanted in Colorado Sex Crime Case Located and Arrested in Asheboro

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A suspect wanted in a sex crime case in Colorado was located and arrested in Asheboro last week. On August 24th, 2023, a detective with the Boulder Police Department in Boulder, Colorado, contacted the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT) about locating Nehemias Lopez, who was wanted on a Felony Sexual Assault-Physically Helpless charge.   Boulder Police Department had been actively looking for Lopez for several months and believed that Lopez had fled from Colorado to Asheboro, NC. Detectives with the Criminal Apprehension Team and an additional deputy were able to apprehend Lopez on August 25th, 2023, at approximately 8:30 am, as he was traveling in Asheboro and on his way to Raleigh. Lopez was taken into custody in the parking ...
Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Nineteen for Solicitation of Minors

Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Nineteen for Solicitation of Minors

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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...
Sheriff Office Charges Man with Sex Crimes

Sheriff Office Charges Man with Sex Crimes

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office has charged a local man with sex crimes involving a minor. On May 31, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says they received a report of sexual acts upon minors. According to a press release, "following an investigation of the allegations, Criminal Investigation Detectives sought charges against Aaron Thomas Garner for three counts of felony first degree statutory sex offense with a child under 13 years of age." On June 6, 2023, Garner was located, arrested, and transported to the Randolph County Jail, where he was served the warrants. The magistrate issued a $500,000 secured bond and a first appearance was set for June 7, 2023, in Randolph County District Court. His next court date is scheduled for June 28th, 2023. ...
Suspect in Sex Crime Case Arrested in N.Y.

Suspect in Sex Crime Case Arrested in N.Y.

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ASHEBORO N.C. - A man wanted as a suspect in a sex crime case in Randolph County was arrested in N.Y. state last month. On February 6th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a report of sexual acts upon minors. An investigation led to Detectives obtaining charges against Sherwin McDonald Edwards for six counts of felony indecent liberties with a child and two counts statutory sex offense with a child under 15 years of age. Efforts to locate Edwards were unsuccessful and on April 17th, 2023, the apprehension case was assigned to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT) who obtained intel that Edwards had fled from NC.  On May 3rd, 2023, CAT Detectives obtained a location on Edwards in New York.  CAT Detectives contacted NYC Warrant Divi...
Fort Bragg Soldier Arrested for Sex Crime in Liberty

Fort Bragg Soldier Arrested for Sex Crime in Liberty

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LIBERTY N.C. - A Fort Bragg soldier is in the Randolph County Jail tonight after police say he traveled to Liberty after soliciting sex with a child. In April of 2023, Liberty Police began an investigation regarding a sex crime involving a child. That investigation revealed that a Fort Brag solider had agreed to pay a family member for sex with a handicapped child. On May 6th, 2023, the soldier, identified by police as Schuyler Grant Naves, was arrested when he arrived in Liberty. He is currently being held on a $1,000,000 bond at the Randolph County Jail and is scheduled to appear in Randolph County Court on June 2nd, 2023. Liberty Police say they worked with multiple law enforcement agencies across the state on the investigation. Schuyler Grant Naves Felony-SOLICIT P...
Asheboro Man Arrested for Sex Crime

Asheboro Man Arrested for Sex Crime

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A local man is in jail after being charged with rape by the Sheriff's Office. On December 14, 2022, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a sexual crime. In a press release the Sheriff's Office says, "following a lengthy investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division, charges were sought against Christopher James Hazelwood of Asheboro, for felony 2nd degree forcible rape." The Sheriff's Offices' Criminal Apprehension Team located Hazelwood, on March 29th, 2023, during the execution of a search warrant. Hazelwood was arrested and transported to the Randolph County Jail, where he was served the warrant. The magistrate issued a $150,000 secured bond. Hazelwood's next court date is set for May 10th, 2023, in Randolph County District Court....
Grand Jury Indicts Man for Felony Sex Crimes with Minor

Grand Jury Indicts Man for Felony Sex Crimes with Minor

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The Grand Jury has indicted a local man for multiple felonies involving sexual crimes with a minor. On December 29, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding allegations of sexual offenses involving minors. Following an investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division, charges were sought against Christopher Lee Clark for two counts of felony indecent liberties with a child, two counts felony disseminate obscenity, six counts felony first degree statutory sex offense, and misdemeanor assault on a child under 12 years of age. The magistrate found probable cause for the charges and issued the warrants. On January 26, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Team located Clark in Greensboro. He was arrested ...