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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...
Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspect in Asheboro Hit and Run [UPDATED]

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspect in Asheboro Hit and Run [UPDATED]

Crime
Lashanda Kay Schwarcbher / Lashonda Kay Hicks (Photo provided by RCSO) ARTICLE UPDATEDClick here to see the latest update ASHEBORO N.C. – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help locating a suspect facing felony charges in connection with a hit and run accident early this morning in Asheboro. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, just after 4 a.m. on February 16th, 2024, deputies responded to Oakland Ave., Asheboro, for a reported hit-and-run involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The male victim was located unresponsive on the ground and the driver of the vehicle had fled the area. EMS responded and the victim was airlifted to an area hospital. As of the time of publication, his current condition is unknown. Following the initial investigati...
K9 Locates Wanted Suspect Who Fled in Crawlspace of Home

K9 Locates Wanted Suspect Who Fled in Crawlspace of Home

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - Charges are stacking up against a suspect with several active warrants who fled on foot from deputies and was located hiding in a crawlspace by a police K9. According to a press release, on July 13th, 2023, a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Detective in the area of Erect Rd., Seagrove, observed a male subject acting suspicious. Upon the detective pulling into the driveway of the residence the male fled on foot. The detective was advised that the male was James Henry Bolton-McKee, who had active warrants for his arrest. The Sheriff's Office called in K9 Sarge and his handler responded and Bolton-McKee was located hiding in the crawl space of the residence.  Bolton-McKee was taken into custody on outstanding warrants out of Randolph, Chath...
Wanted Suspect Who Dump Passenger Fleeing Police Arrested on 52 Warrants / Charges

Wanted Suspect Who Dump Passenger Fleeing Police Arrested on 52 Warrants / Charges

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - The law finally caught up with a wanted suspect, who allegedly stole internet and telephone lines then fled from police in late June, after he was arrested and is in jail facing fifty-two warrants and charges from three counties. Charles Anthony Cox was wanted in Randolph County in connection with an incident in late June of 2023, when the Sheriff’s Office responded to Zoo Parkway, in Asheboro for a suspicious vehicle in the area. In that incident, police alleged that Cox fled from deputies attempting to pull him over, before dumping his passenger, and later his vehicle, and escaping on foot. CenturyLink responded and found that two hundred feet of telephone and internet cable had been cut down and stolen. Warrants were issued for Cox in connection with the the...
Suspect Wanted after Dumping Passenger and Vehicle while Running from Police

Suspect Wanted after Dumping Passenger and Vehicle while Running from Police

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - Police are looking for a wanted suspect who allegedly stole internet and telephone lines then fled from police earlier this week on Zoo Parkway. On June 20th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Zoo Parkway, in Asheboro, after being notified of a suspicious vehicle in the area. According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies located the vehicle on the right shoulder of Zoo Parkway with a male subject standing near the front passenger side of the vehicle and a female in the passenger seat. By that time, the deputy turned around to get behind the suspect vehicle they had also turned around and were headed back toward the deputy. The deputy stopped in the roadway and the vehicle pulled up beside the deputy and stated the car was having mechanical is...
Wanted Man Located Sleeping in Randleman Barn

Wanted Man Located Sleeping in Randleman Barn

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - Deputies located a man with multiple warrants sleeping in a barn in Randleman earlier this week. On April 16, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Stanton Farm Rd. and Hockett Dairy Rd., in Randleman, to locate wanted subject, Steven Lamar Hughes, Jr. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, Hughes was located sleeping in the loft of a barn and was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Randolph County Detention Center where he was served with three orders for arrest out of Davidson County and received a $7,500 secured bond. He was also served with a Fugitive from Justice Order out of Georgia where the magistrate issued a $50,000 secured bond for that charge. Steven Lamar Hughes, Jr. ...
Man Who Escaped House Arrest Leads Police on Chase in Asheboro, Arrested

Man Who Escaped House Arrest Leads Police on Chase in Asheboro, Arrested

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A local man who fled from house arrest almost a year ago, led Police in Asheboro on a foot chase before being arrested last week.  Jordan Lamar Billings placed on EHA with Randolph County Sheriff’s Office on July 29th, 2021, for multiple charges. According to a press release on December 7th, 2021, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Electronic House Arrest (EHA) Officers received information that Billings monitoring device was not charged, leading them to discover that Billings had let the bracelet go dead, cut it off, and left it in a mailbox.  The Sheriff’s Office obtained an Order for Arrest for Billings for Violation of Pre-Trial Conditions of Release/EHA. He also had outstanding Orders for Arrest for Failure to Appear in Chatham and Randolph Counties. L...
Multi-County Vehicle Chase Ends In Arrest Of Wanted Suspect

Multi-County Vehicle Chase Ends In Arrest Of Wanted Suspect

Crime
Police car with blue lights -Stock Photo (astrosystem / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - An armed and dangerous wanted suspect led police on a multi-county vehicle chase that ended only after spike strips disabled the suspects vehicle in Montgomery County. On February 18th, 2022, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office notified Randolph County 911 that they had just been in a vehicle pursuit with a suspect identified as Jonathan Luke Edwards. Police had last seen Edwards near NC Hwy 49 South in Randolph county. Edwards was considered armed and dangerous and was wanted as an absconder from probation along with 14 outstanding warrants ranging from vehicle theft, possessing firearms as a felon, assaulting government officials, and felony fleeing arrest. Detectives with the Randolph Cou...

Man Accused Of Shooting At Stripper In FL Arrested In Randolph Co.

Crime
ASHEBORO NC- A Brooklyn man accused of shooting at a stripper in Miami Beach and stealing a car in Maryland was arrested on a traffic stop in Randolph County on Monday. Tremain Christopher Weekes According to a press release by the Randolph County Sherriff's Office on May 3, 2021, the Highway Criminal Interdiction Team conducted a traffic stop on I-85 in Archdale. The driver, Tremain Christopher Weekes of Brooklyn NY, was wanted out of Florida for Failure to Appear for Attempted Murder. The attempted murder charge stems from an incident on October 8th, 2020, in Miami Beach. According to a Miami Police Department report, Weekes had hired two female dancers to meet him after their shift at a hotel where he and another male paid them $1000 for a private dance. The dancers turned d...
Suspect Wanted After Vehicle Chase, Manhunt

Suspect Wanted After Vehicle Chase, Manhunt

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An officer with the Asheboro Police department stand of the toolbox of a pickup truck with binoculars as the watches for the suspects vehicle in a clearing between two wooded areas. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC - The day after a vehicle chase and manhunt the Randolph County Sherriff's Office is looking for the suspect who was able to evade the police.According to an press release by the Sherriff's Office on April 20th, 2021, the deputies responded to W Main St., in Franklinville NC, after receiving a 911 hang-up. When the deputy arrived he saw a dark blue SUV leaving the driveway. The Deputy stepped out of his car to try and talk to the two men in the SUV but the SUV took off through the grass. The deputy got back in his car and managed to catch up to the vehicle on NC Highw...