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Asheboro man arrested in connection with fatal hit & run on I-73

Asheboro man arrested in connection with fatal hit & run on I-73

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ASHEBORO — An Asheboro man has been charged and arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run earlier this month on I-73 near Greensboro. Around 7:30 a.m. on April 17th, 2024, the State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on I-73 south, near West Steeple Chase Road in Guilford County. According to the Highway Patrol, 55-year-old Clyde Strickland, of Raeford, N.C. was walking south on I-73 when he was struck by a vehicle. On Monday, April 22nd, the Highway Patrol was notified by medical staff that Strickland had succumbed to injuries. Following the crash the NC Highway Patrol sent out a press release to local media outlets asking for information to identify the vehicle and/or driver. On April 27th, investigators said they had located the vehicle they believed was involved in the...
Randolph County D.A. to Decide Charges in Accident Involving Ramseur Officer [UPDATED]

Randolph County D.A. to Decide Charges in Accident Involving Ramseur Officer [UPDATED]

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ARTICLE UPDATEDClick here to see the latest update. ASHEBORO N.C. – Today, Highway Patrol investigators are scheduled to confer with the District Attorney’s Office to review potential charges stemming from a vehicle accident involving a Ramseur officer. According to a press release from the Highway Patrol, at 9:25 p.m. on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, Troopers responded to the report of a vehicle crash on US 64 at NC 49 in Ramseur. Investigators say 27-year-old Brandon Michael Schultheis was driving west on US 64 in a 2013 Dodge Charger police vehicle owned by the Town of Ramseur when he failed to stop at a traffic signal striking a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. Schultheis suffered only minor injuries and declined transport to a treatment facility. The driver of the Chevrolet Cru...
Liberty Police Officer Charged with DUI After Crash Resigns

Liberty Police Officer Charged with DUI After Crash Resigns

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Liberty Police Department Patrol Vehicle (Stock Photo / Acme News Archive) LIBERTY N.C. – A Liberty Police officer resigned from his position with the department last week after being charged with DUI following a crash while pulling into the police department to start his shift. On February 14th, 2024, just before 6 p.m. Troopers with the N.C. Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Old Liberty Rd, in front of the entrance to the parking lot for the Liberty Police Department. According to the accident investigation, 50-year-old Kevin Robert Carey of Siler City, while making a left turn into the parking lot of the Liberty Police Department, crossed into the path of an oncoming vehicle in the opposite lane of travel, resulting in both vehicles colliding. No serious injuries were ...
Two Airlifted After Head-On Crash on Hwy 49

Two Airlifted After Head-On Crash on Hwy 49

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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 &...
Pedestrian Struck in Fatal Accident in Randleman

Pedestrian Struck in Fatal Accident in Randleman

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ASHEBORO N.C. - An elderly pedestrian walking along US 220 in Randleman last night when he was fatally struck by a vehicle in an accident. According to a press release from the NC State Highway Patrol, at 10:07 pm on Thursday, December 15th, 2022, troopers responded to the report of a crash that occurred on US 220 Business near New Salem Road in Randolph County. Glenn Chriscoe, 83, of Randleman, NC, was traveling as a pedestrian, north on US 220 Business. A driver was traveling north on US 220 Business in a 2016 Nissan Altima. That driver struck Chriscoe in the roadway. Chriscoe died on-scene, the driver was uninjured during the collision. Investigators noted that Chriscoe was wearing dark clothing, without any available reflective markings, and walking in the travel lane of US ...
Minor Injuries After Wednesday Morning Crash Closes all Southbound Lanes on I-85

Minor Injuries After Wednesday Morning Crash Closes all Southbound Lanes on I-85

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ASHEBORO N.C. - A vehicle crash in the early morning hours of November 30th, 2022, closed all southbound lanes on I-85 in Trinity leaving several people with minor injuries. Just after 4:30 am on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022, emergency crews responded to a vehicle accident on I-85 southbound near Hopewell Church Road in Trinity. According to information from the North Carolina Highway Patrol, David Thorman Reed, 60, of Trinity, N.C., was traveling north on I-85 in a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. A female driver from Smyrna, GA., was traveling south on I-85 in a 2016 BMW. Troopers say that Reed exceeded a safe speed for the then existing rainy conditions, traveled off the roadway to the left and into the median, across the median, entered the southbound lanes of I-85, and struck th...
Man on House Arrest Arrested for DUI on Stolen Excavator Says RCSO

Man on House Arrest Arrested for DUI on Stolen Excavator Says RCSO

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ASHEBORO N.C. - A man who was already on house arrest for felony larceny charges was arrested last week after deputies say they stopped him on a stolen excavator which he was operating under the influence. On September 14, 2022, at approximately 3:00 am, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputy on US Hwy 220 S near Seagrove conducted a traffic stop on a Kubota excavator traveling north bound from the Seagrove area. The male driver, whom the Sheriff's Office identified as Tony Eugene Hiatt, was not provide information that he owned the excavator and according to a press release he appeared to be under the influence. An additional deputy responded and determined the excavator was mostly likely taken from D B MConstruction. Later in the day, the owner of D B M Construction confi...

One Injured In Fiery Single Vehicle Accident

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Troopers investigate a single vehicle accident where a car flipped over and caught fire injuring one on Nov st 2021. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) TRINITY NC - One person was taken to the hospital after being involved in a single vehicle accident where the car flipped over and caught fire. Randolph County 911 received the first call about the accident at 1:19 PM on Nov 1st 2021. Callers reported a single vehicle accident on Covered Bridge Rd near Harris Rd in Trinity. They told dispatchers that a car had flipped over and was smoking. The sole occupant of the vehicle was a pregnant female who was able to safely get out. When firefighters arrived the car was fire and the fire had spread to a wooded area next the embankment. Randolph County EMS transported the female to a local hospita...

Suspect In Armed Kidnapping Arrested After Vehicle Chase

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ASHEBORO NC - A Florida man is in jail after kidnapping a woman at gunpoint and leading police in a high-speed chase vehicle chase Saturday afternoon. According to a press release from the Asheboro Police Department on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, at around 1:42 PM, a 31-year-old female was kidnapped at gunpoint while sitting in a vehicle on Coleridge Rd in Asheboro. The suspect who police identified as 32-year-old Manuel Jesus Robles from Ocala, Florida, allegedly "forced the woman into a vehicle owned by the victim, which had been stolen earlier" according to a statement issued by the department. Detectives with the Asheboro Police Department responded and were able to quickly determine the suspect’s location. Deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle an...
Asheboro Officer Involved In Accident Responding To Call

Asheboro Officer Involved In Accident Responding To Call

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(Scott Pelkey / Acme News)(Scott Pelkey / Acme News)(Scott Pelkey / Acme News)(Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) - Two people were taken to the hospital last night after a an Asheboro Police Officer collided with another vehicle while responding to a call. According to Mark Lineberry, Chief of the Asheboro Police Department, an officer was responding to a domestic call where there was a suspect who was possibly armed with a weapon. The officer was en-route with lights and siren when he was involved in an accident with another driver at the intersection of N Fayetteville St and W Salisbury St. The other driver's car ended up on the steps of the First United Methodist Church across the street from Walgreens and the driver had to be freed from the vehicle using hydra...