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2007 News

December 25, 2007
Merry Christmas from the Randolph County Sheriff's Office!

December 20, 2007
On December 17, 2007 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with the Randleman Police Department and State Bureau of Investigation, made a controlled delivery to 441 Holder Inman Rd. in Randleman.  The package that was delivered had been searched previously and approximately 18 lbs of marijuana was located inside.  After the delivery was made, a search of the residence was conducted and an additional 1 lb of marijuana was located, along with a marijuana plant, drug paraphernalia, and a small amount of US Currency. Estimated Street Value of Marijuana seized is approximately $19,000.00. The two subjects charged are Aaron Matthew Holton and Stephanie Nicole Durnan.

December 18, 2007
On December 7, 2007 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit conducted a search at 1253 Pleasant Cross Rd. in Franklinville. Detectives located and seized approximately 9.8 lbs (4,452 grams) of marijuana, digital scales, packaging materials, a firearm, and $582.00 US Currency.  At the time of the search, the suspect was not home, and was later located in his vehicle on Staley’s Farm Rd. in Asheboro.  Detectives then searched the passenger of the vehicle’s residence at 1310 Indian Wells Loop in Asheboro and located an additional 2.7 lbs (1,258 grams) of marijuana, scales, packaging materials, a firearm, and $207.00 US Currency.  Estimated Street Value of Marijuana seized is approximately $12,600.00. The four persons charged are Eugene Kenneth Davis, Myressa Jeanette-Loflin Rich, Dean Joseph Carnevale and Brenda Reeder Carnevale

December 14, 2007
On December 13, 2007, Randolph County 911 received a hang up call from the residence of 4529 Ridgeback Rd. in Asheboro.  Patrol Deputies responded and noticed something odd about the inside of the residence.  There was no furniture, a small amount of food, but it appeared that someone did live there.  Deputies believed that this could possibly be a Stash House for drugs.  Deputies then searched the residence and located 4 lbs (1,836 grams) of Methamphetamine (ICE).  The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit was contacted to take over the investigation to process the evidence and the crime scene.  Detectives also located and seized numerous items of packaging materials, digital scales and a firearm along with ammunition.  The subject that has been arrested is Eric Francisco Alvarez and is currently under a $500,000 bond. Estimated Street Value of Methamphetamine (ICE) seized is approximately $183,600.00.

December 11, 2007
On December 10, 2007, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division drew Arrest Warrants on Benjamin Jacob Creech and Adam Ross Hayes in connection with 35 motor vehicle break and enterings and 3 golf cart larcenies which were reported in September and October in the Cedar Square, Level Cross, Randleman and the Climax areas of Randolph County. During the break ins to the vehicles the subjects were targeting unlocked vehicles and taking anything of value.
During the investigations of these motor vehicle break ins evidence was found which implicated Creech and Hayes in excess of 200 motor vehicle break ins which has been reported in Yadkin, Davie and Guilford Counties.  This was a collaborative investigation between Yadkin County Sheriffs Office, Davie County Sheriffs Office, Guilford County Sheriffs Office and Randolph County Sheriffs Office.



December 7, 2007
On Friday, December 07, 2007, shortly after 4:00 p.m., the Community One Bank in Trinity was robbed.  Witness report that a black male in his thirties entered the bank and handed a teller a hand written note demanding money.  The bank’s surveillance video shows the suspect wearing a black hooded jacket lined in red and black pants.  Witnesses say that after receiving an undetermined amount of money from the teller, the subject calmly left the bank.  The suspect left the bank parking lot driving a newer model, Chevrolet Tahoe, black in color with tinted windows.  The vehicle displayed a license plate that is white and orange or gray and orange in color, possibly from the state of Georgia.  The suspect vehicle was last seen traveling east on N.C. Highway 62 toward Archdale. Investigators are currently working several leads in the case; however, anyone with any information regarding a possible suspect or who have knowledge of a vehicle meeting this description are urged to contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6699 or Randolph County Crimestoppers at 336-672-7463.

November 22, 2007
Happy Thanksgiving from the Randolph County Sheriff's Office!

November 20, 2007
On 11/16/07, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office took another suspect, Francisco Luviano, into custody in connection with the murder of Charles Winfred Ward, which occurred on 8/10/07 at 2349 Garren Town Rd., Asheboro, North Carolina. Luviano was apprehended by Spring Lake Police Department located in Cumberland County North Carolina. Luviano was the fourth suspect arrested in this case. The homicide investigation is on going and investigators have other persons of interest in this case.

November 11, 2007
During this Veterans Day, we pause to remember the sacrifices our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen have made in serving our Nation where and when they were needed. From one generation to the next, young men and women have willingly joined the ranks of America's Armed Forces. Aware of their obligations as citizens of the greatest Nation on earth, they answered its call; they served the United States with courage and commitment.

We honor each of you, America’s veterans, who served so faithfully and honorably. Through your sacrifices you have secured for millions of others the blessings of freedom, democracy, and the unmatched opportunity that we enjoy in the United States today.

May each of you have a safe Veterans Day. God bless each of you and your families, God bless our military, and God bless the United States of America.

October 9, 2007
On October 8, 2007, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division executed a Search Warrant at 845 Cable Creek Rd., Asheboro, NC, which was the result of follow up investigations in reference to numerous reports of Break Ins having been reported to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office since September 17, 2007. Investigators obtained evidence which lead the investigators to the residents at the Cable Creek Rd., address. During a search of the premises located at 845 Cable Creek Rd., Asheboro, NC there were numerous items of jewelry and one laptop computer located which had been reported stolen. Investigators charged the Justin Auman and Susan Beshay in connection with the break ins and other charges may be forthcoming as the investigations are continuing.

September 26, 2007
On July 17, 2007 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Raleigh Police Department and SBI, executed a search warrant at 2418 & 2454 NC Hwy 49 North, the residence of Robert Baldwin and Baldwin Trucking Company, after approximately 1,000 grams of cocaine was seized in Raleigh which came from Baldwin’s residence / trucking company.  When the search was conducted there were 2 Hispanics present in possession of over $100,000.00 US Currency and 500 grams of cocaine.  At the time of search the Hispanics were arrested and charged on drug charges.  After further investigation Robert Baldwin was arrested on today’s date and charged with 2 counts of Trafficking in Cocaine.

September 13, 2007
On September 12, 2007 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit conducted a search at 2762 Forest Park Dr. in Randleman.  Detectives located and seized approximately 18 grams of cocaine, digital scales, 2 firearms along with ammunition and $343.00 US Currency.  As a result, Leticia Fuentes Perez has been charged and arrested.  Warrants have been drawn on Adan Ocampo Martinez, however he has not been arrested at this time. 

August 20, 2007
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has made arrests in both cases involving the recent murders of Bobby Lee Lewallen that occurred at 5372 Kimberly Lane, Trinity on August 4, 2007 and Charles “Whimpy” Winfred Ward that occurred at 2349 Garren Town Road, Asheboro on August 10, 2007.  Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Special Agents of the State Bureau of Investigations, working in conjunction with the Seagrove Police Department,  received leads in the murder of Charles Winfred Ward on Monday, August 13, 2007. Investigation of those leads led to the arrest of Steven Allen Holcomb on August 14, 2007.  On August 15, 2007, Mandy Holcomb York, sister of Steven Holcomb, and her boyfriend, Derrick Derrail Letterlough, were also charged in connection with Ward’s murder.  Through the investigation of Ward’s murder, Detectives also have linked Letterlough to the murder of Bobby Lee Lewallen.  The warrant for Lewallen’s murder was served on Letterlough on August 20, 2007.  The investigation in both cases is ongoing. Holcomb, Letterlough and York are all being detained at the Randolph County Jail.  All three defendants have been to Randolph County District Court for their first court appearances; however, no additional court dates have been scheduled.  Holcomb and Letterlough are being detained under no bond; York’s bond is set at $7500.00 secured. 

August 4, 2007
On August 4, 2007 at 1:40 a.m., the Randolph County 911 Communications received a call in reference to an assault with a firearm at 5372 Kimberly Lane, Trinity. NC. Upon arrival, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office personnel discovered the victim, Bobby Lee Lewallen, had been shot multiple times by unknown assailants.  Lewallen was transported to High Point Hospital by ambulance where he expired during efforts to stabilize his condition.  Lewallen’s body was sent to Chapel Hill for autopsy and investigators are awaiting the official results.  At this time, detectives are pursuing several leads in hopes of identifying the assailants.  The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division along with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is currently continuing the investigation of Lewallen’s death.  Anyone who has information that may assist in this investigation is urged to contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6699 or Randolph County Crime Stoppers at 67CRIME (336-672-7463), if they wish to remain anonymous.

August 1, 2007
On Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 at 7:08 p.m. Randolph County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to Clark's General Store on N.C. Highway 42 South, Asheboro regarding an Armed Robbery that had just occurred.  It was reported that two subjects, wearing all black clothing, entered the convenience store, pointed a gun at the store clerk and demanded money and fled out the front door.  At the time the incident occurred, a Randolph County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Flowers was outside the store pumping gas and saw the two subjects running out of the store.  Deputy Flowers went inside the store and checked on the clerk who told him that the store had been robbed.  Deputy Flowers left the store to look for the suspects but could not locate them.  Deputy Flowers then remembered seeing a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the roadway on Highway 13 and called 911 to give a description of the possible suspect vehicle and possible direction of travel.  Deputy Jason Hunter was responding to the call, he spotted the suspect vehicle, a 1996 Toyota Four Runner, white in color, traveling South on Highway 13 toward Seagrove.  Deputy Hunter turned around in pursuit of the suspect vehicle.  Deputy Hunter was able to catch the suspect vehicle on Happy Hollow Road without incident.  The vehicle was occupied by two males identified as Adrian Polanco, the driver, and Travis Goldston, the passenger.  Additional deputies and a detective arrived at the scene of the vehicle stop and conducted a search of the vehicle.  That search revealed black clothing that deputies believe was worn during the Robbery, as well as the money taken from the store.  Both suspects were arrested on scene and are currently confined at the Randolph County Jail.
July 31, 2007
On July 31, 2007 at approximately 4:45 P.M. Randolph County 911 Communications received a call in reference to a robbery that had just occurred at Prevo Drug Store located at 510 N. Broad St., Seagrove, NC in which the pharmacist had been shot by a male subject wearing a stocking over his face. Upon arrival of Randolph County Sheriff’s Office personnel it was discovered that the subject had already fled the area on foot out the back door of the business and that the pharmacist, Jerry Moore had sustained a gunshot wound to his left arm. Investigators with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office learned that the suspect was a white male with a stocky build wearing a navy blue crew type shirt, a cowboy hat and wearing a black in color fish net stocking over his face. Mr. Moore was transported to Moses Cone Hospital for treatment of his injuries. During the follow up investigation of this incident investigators were able to develop a suspect who was identified as Nick Evan Richardson. On this date, Richardson was taken into custody and placed in the Randolph County Jail under a $1,000,000.00 Secured Bond set by Magistrate McPherson.

July 29, 2007
On July 3, 2007, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a report in reference to a missing person, who was identified as Robert Lincoln Slaydon and resided at 4810 New Hope Church Rd., Asheboro, NC. In this report received it was stated that the complainant had not heard from nor had he seen Mr. Slaydon in approximately one month. Additionally in this report it was stated that the complainant had been told by Mr. Slaydon’s wife, Melba June Gibbs Slaydon that they were going out of town to visit old army buddies of Mr. Slaydon’s.

After an approximate three week investigation and with information obtained through this investigation, on July 26, 2007, investigators with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division obtained a Search Warrant for the residences located at 4810 and 4828 New Hope Church Rd., Asheboro, NC, both of which are situated on the same parcel of land. With the assistance of North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agents, investigators with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division executed the Search Warrant. A search of the land revealed an approximate 7 foot deep grave where the remains believed to be those of Robert Lincoln Slaydon were recovered.

Investigators with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office were present at the Chief Medical Examiners Office in Chapel Hill, NC for the autopsy and the positive identification of Mr. Slaydon on July 27, 2007. Medical Examiners at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death of Mr. Slaydon was by asphyxiation.

On July 27, 2007, warrants were obtained by Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Investigators charging Melba June Gibbs Slaydon and Ronald Mark Gibbs each with one count of Murder. At the present time Melba Slaydon and Ronald Gibbs are incarcerated in the Otero County Detention Facility located in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

July 24, 2007
On July 24, 2007 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Criminal Investigations, conducted a search at 4553 Arrow St. in Ramseur.  Detectives located and seized approximately 8.6 grams of crack and powder cocaine, a marijuana plant and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.  Also located and seized was a firearm along with ammunition.  As a result, Desmond Lorenzo Greene has been charged and placed in Randolph County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond. Estimated Street Value of drugs seized is approximately $1,860.00

July 16, 2007
On July 16, 2007 during a joint operation, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with the Criminal Interdiction Team, Asheboro Police Department, Raleigh Police Department and SBI conducted a search of 2 vehicles in Ramseur.  Detectives located and seized approximately 504 grams of cocaine and $101,704.00 US Currency.  As a result, both vehicles, a 2003 Ford F-250 and a 2001 Honda Accord, were also seized.  Pedro Collazo Rodriguez and Mario Ocampo Munoz have been charged and placed in Randolph County Jail. Both are currently under a 1 million dollar bond each. Estimated Street Value of drugs seized is approximately $50,400.00.

July 11, 2007
"Operation Summer Heat", a six-month undercover operation that led to 99 charges against 33 individuals was executed without a flaw today as many of the offenders were rounded up by deputies serving warrants.

July 5, 2007
On July 3, 2007 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Community Crime Task Force and Randleman Police Department, conducted a search at 8306 NC Hwy 42 South in Ramseur.  Detectives located and seized approximately 6 grams of methamphetamine, numerous items of drug paraphernalia and a firearm.  Department of Social Services was contacted and took custody of a small child that was at the residence.  As a result, three subjects were arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail; further charges pending on other subjects.  Estimated Street Value of drugs seized is approximately $1,200.00. Persons charged are Douglas Gyles Harris, Loni Elizabeth Torres and Holly Fay Barth.

July 4, 2007
Happy 4th of July! The Sheriff's Office reminds you to be safe this holiday as we remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the liberty we enjoy today. 

June 29, 2007
On Tuesday, June 26, 2007, Burlington Police Department arrested five individuals from Randolph County for Possession of Stolen Firearms.  Burlington Police Department contacted Randolph County Sheriff’s Office for follow up investigation.  The investigation of the multiple firearms found in the vehicle at the time of arrest, launched a multi-jurisdictional investigation to include Randolph, Alamance, Chatham and Guilford Counties.  Investigators from each the County Sheriff’s Offices, as well as Burlington and Asheboro Police Departments have pieced together stolen property, evidence and witness statements that incriminate the five individuals in at least seven residential Breaking and Entering cases across the four different counties.  Randolph and Chatham County Sheriff’s Offices have obtained warrants on all five individuals; warrants are expected to be obtained by Alamance County Sheriff’s Office in the near future.  The multi-jurisdictional investigation is on-going, as these individuals area suspects in additional cases in Randolph, Guilford and Alamance Counties.  All five subjects (Eric Dale Tucker, Brad Chatman Wirt, Shane Ashley Basinger, Jenny Lea Brown, Delaina Antoinette Poole) are currently confined at the Alamance County Detention Center.

June 22, 2007
On June 22, 2007, at approximately 11:00 A.M. Randolph County 911 Communications received a call in reference to what was reported as a family fight located on Crestview Church Rd., Asheboro, NC. Upon arrival of Randolph County Sheriff’s Office personnel it was discovered that two victims had been shot, who were subsequently pronounced dead at the scene by Randolph County Emergency Service Personnel, and left in a vehicle.

During the follow up investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Randolph County Fire Marshals Office, Ulah Fire Department and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation it was discovered that the victims were both Hispanic males identified as David Vasquez Benitez of 1341 Randolph Tabernacle Rd., Asheboro, NC and Juan Gabriel Macias Fernandez of 1245 Old liberty Rd., Asheboro, NC. Information has been received by Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Investigators that the suspect is only known to them as Hugo Lopez and that Lopez has a very distinctive scar on his front neck area from a surgery at birth and may be operating a brown two tone in color Ford truck.

The investigation is continuing at this time as a joint investigation between the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

The alleged assailant known only to investigators as Hugo Lopez who has been described as being approximately 6 foot with a distinctive scar from a surgery at birth on his front neck area is attached and anyone with information on his whereabouts may contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6699 or contact Crimestoppers at 336-672-7463.

June 11, 2007

On June 8, 2007, members of the Randolph County Vice and Narcotics Unit and The North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (A.L.E.) executed 2 search warrants at 2 different locations in Randolph County. Detectives first searched a residence located at 1857 Wicker Lovell Rd. Detectives located and seized 1 gallon of non tax paid liquor. Detectives also searched a residence located at 3129 Lions Rest Rd. Detectives located and seized 729 cans and bottles of beer and 1.75 liters of whiskey. As a result of these 2 searches both Walter A. Lovette Jr and Roger Dale Dehart were cited by citation.

June 8, 2007

On Sunday, June 3rd, 2007, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a report that the Holly Ridge Golf Course in Archdale had been broken into.  The report stated that several guns were stolen and the perpetrators had caused an estimated $45,000 worth of damage to the greens, golf carts and maintenance equipment.  On June 5th, 2007, golf course staff located two of the stolen guns in a wooded area behind the golf course.  On Friday, June 8th, 2007, Holly Ridge Golf Course reported that the property had again been broken into.  Deputies and investigators received information regarding a possible suspect in the breaking and entering.  Investigators executed a Search Warrant at the residence of the suspect on Friday, June 8th, 2007.  Evidence was seized from the residence linking the suspect to both breaking and enterings at Holly Ridge Golf Course; and identifying two other suspects to the June 8th, 2007 break in.  The search also resulted in the seizure of illegal drugs, scales and drug paraphernalia.  The investigation is on going and there are other possible suspects yet to be identified by investigators. TERRY ALLEN YARBOROUGH, 17 years of age has been charged and arrested ($100,000 Bond). RONNIE DRU PAINTER, 17 years of age and AARON EUGENE CARRELL, 16 years of age are also charged but have not been served with warrants.

June 1, 2007

On June 1, 2007 members of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit and the Randleman Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit searched a subject and a vehicle on High Point St in Randleman, NC.
Detectives located and seized 100 MDMA (Ecstasy) pills. Estimate street value of drugs seized: $2,000.00. Arrest warrants have been taken out on suspect. Suspect (William Roderick Johnson) has not yet been served.

May 31, 2007

On May 31, 2007, members of the Randolph County Vice Office was involved in a short vehicle pursuit off Hwy. 49 North in Ramseur. The vehicle was stopped on Graves Thomas Rd. When detectives approached the vehicle and got the suspect out of the vehicle 2 plastic baggies of crack cocaine fell to the ground. The 2 bags weighed approximately 5.5 grams. Detectives also located a home made smoking device inside the vehicle. Suspect (Colette Iler Tinnin) was placed under arrest and taken to Randolph County Jail. Street Value: $550.00

May 18, 2007

On May 17, 2007, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the residence located at 546 Woodlawn St., Asheboro, NC in reference to a larceny of firearms call. Upon arrival of deputies they located the suspect standing in the middle of the street with two long guns in his possession at which time the suspect ran from officers and barricaded himself in the residence at this location. Randolph County Sheriff’s Office deputies called for assistance at which time the Asheboro Police Department officers along with other Randolph County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived to offer assistance in apprehending the suspect. The suspect then began shooting from the residence at the officers on scene.
The suspect was taken into custody after firing several shots at officers and having family members persuade him to come out of the residence. Suspect was identified as Jacob Tremaine Covington. He is incarcerated in the Randolph County Jail under a $1 Million Dollar Secured Bond and is presently under a Federal Detainer.

May 14, 2007

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office began receiving reports of stolen mail from individuals in the middle part of March of 2007. During the investigation of these reports it was revealed that there were several other victims of these crimes that may have not been aware that the mail had been removed from their mailboxes, some of the areas in which this was occurring is Cross Creek Rd., Fairview Farm Rd., Tiger Flowers Rd., Indian Wells Loop and Lions Rest Rd.. With further investigation into these incidences, it was discovered that the suspect responsible for this has been using credit card checks that were removed from the mailboxes at various stores.  If you feel that you may have been a victim and have not reported it to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office you are asked to either contact the Sheriff’s Office directly or Detective K Eaton at 336-318-6764. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has currently charged two individual responsible for stealing the mail and using the credit card checks, however this investigation is continuing and there are charges pending further investigation. Matthew Donald William Ching and Christian Danielle Wilson Ching are being held at the Randolph County Jail under $20,500.00 Bond.

May 7, 2007

On May 7, 2007, the Randolph County 911 Communications received a call in reference to an unknown medical at 4300 US Hwy 311, Randleman, NC. Upon arrival of Randolph County Sheriff’s Office personnel they discovered an unconscious Hispanic male with a gunshot wound to the neck lying on the ground behind his residence. The victim was identified by his girlfriend at the scene as Miguel Angel Cordova; his identity has not been verified by Immigration Naturalization Services at this time.  Mr. Cordova was pronounced dead at the scene by Randolph County EMS. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division along with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is currently continuing the investigation of Cordova’s death.  Anyone who has information that may assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6699 or Randolph County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-672-2530 if you wish to remain anonymous.

April 16, 2007

On April 16, 2007, after realizing a need for the installation of remote door openers on the vehicles being utilized by the K-9 officers with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, officials with Time Warner Cable have agreed to donate such equipment to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. An employee with Time Warner Cable, Mike White, who is also a reserve deputy with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, brought this matter to the attention of Time Warner Cable Executives. On this date Mr. D.K. McLaughlin, Vice President of Time Warner Cable Governmental/Public Affiairs presented Sheriff Reid of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office with this equipment. Also on hand for this presentation were Mr. Jim Myers and Mr. Jerry Gregory of Time Warner Cable. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has expressed their utmost gratitude to the good corporate citizens of Time Warner Cable for the donation of this much needed equipment and the assistance in this project.

April 11, 2007

On April 9, 2007 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit conducted a search at 3801 Heath Dairy Rd, where detectives located and seized approximately 5 grams of methadone, approximately 22 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia which included rolling papers, digital scales, handheld scales and smoking devices.  As a result, two subjects were arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail. Jason Gray Peltier ($5,000 Bond) and Rebecca Fawn Desimone ($7,500 Bond).

April 5, 2007

On March 30, 2007 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Burlington Police Department and State Bureau of Investigation, conducted a search at 2281 Staleys Farm Rd, Asheboro NC, where detectives located and seized approximately 176 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 54 grams of cocaine, $600.00 in Counterfeit US Currency, and 3 firearms along with ammunition.  Charges have been drawn on Silvestre Santos Santos, however he has not yet been arrested.  Additional warrants may be drawn on other subjects pending further investigation.  Estimated Street Value of narcotics seized is approximately $23,000.00. 

April 4, 2007

On April 2, 2007 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with the Community Crimes Task Force, conducted a search at 4453 Lambeth Mill Rd. Bennett, NC, where detectives located an indoor marijuana grow operation. Seized was approximately 8 lbs (3,690 grams) of marijuana including 145 marijuana plants.  Drug paraphernalia was also seized along with items which were believed to have been used in this grow operation including packaging materials, heavy duty fans, fluorescent lights, transformers, timer systems, liquid plant food, hydroponic and irrigation systems, and CO-2 and Atmospheric controllers.
A search of a garage located on the property was also conducted, and located inside was a 1968 Chevrolet Camero, 2 Sea-Doo’s and a landscaping trailer, all which were reported stolen.  Charges have been drawn on Gary Lynn Vincent, however he has not yet been arrested.  Additional warrants may be drawn on other subjects pending further investigation.  Estimated Street Value of marijuana seized is approximately $145,000.00.  Value of Stolen Property which was recovered is $32,700.00.

April 2, 2007

On March 21, 2007, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a report in reference to Prevo Drug Store located at 510 N. Broad St., Seagrove, NC having been broken into with a numerous amount of controlled substances, a safe and a firearm having been stolen from inside the business. During the follow up investigation the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division along with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division executed two separate Search Warrants, one on the residence of Nick Evan Richardson located at 2217 Ross Harris Rd., Asheboro, NC and the residence of Charles Winfred Ward located at 2349 Garren Town Rd., Asheboro, NC. During the search of these premises investigators located and seized $21,568.00 in US Currency along with 2,877 units of controlled substances, which were the same controlled substances reported stolen from Prevo Drug Store. In addition to the controlled substances and currency that was located and seized there were also 8 firearms also located and seized during the search of these premises. Richardson was charged with 3 Counts: Trafficking in Opium or Heroin, Safecracking, Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Breaking and Entering and Larceny. Ward was charged with Trafficking in Opium or Heroin and Accessory After the Fact of Breaking and Entering. Richardson is currently under a $200,000.00 bond at the Randolph County Jail.

April 2, 2007

On April 2, 2007 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Asheboro Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, conducted a search at 1640 Southmont Dr, Asheboro NC.  Detectives located and seized approximately 5 grams of cocaine, 6 marijuana plants, several pill bottles which contained numerous pills, and drug paraphernalia including rolling papers and smoking devices.  As a result, Samanthia Jayne Brabham and Robin Dawn Haye were arrested, and both placed under a $2,500.00 bond.  Estimated Street Value of drugs seized is approximately $6,500.00.

March 27, 2007

Within the past three months the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Asheboro Police Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Office, State Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau Investigators have conducted an investigation on three individuals involved with the fraudulent issuance of NC Drivers License’s.  On March 16, 2007 two undercover officers from Randolph and Moore County purchased a NC Drivers License using fraudulent documents and identification from a DMV Officer in the Mayodan DMV Office located in Rockingham County. On March 27, 2007 Detectives executed a search warrant at 2501 Friends Ave in High Point, NC.  Located in the residence were numerous NC Drivers License, Birth Certificates, Passports, Social Security Cards and other documents believed to be used in the fraudulent issuances of the NC Drivers License’s.  The DMV Officer arrested was Gee Annette Holloman.  Also arrested were her husband, Vincente Munoz Trujillo, and Cornelio Portuguez Alvarez.  During this three month investigation, Alvarez sold approximately 59.1 grams of cocaine to an undercover officer.  Holloman & Trujillo were taken to Rockingham County Jail and placed under a $1,500,000.00 Secured Bond, each. Alvarez was taken to Randolph County Jail and placed under a $1,000,000.00 Secured Bond.  Additional are charges pending for Aid/Abet Wrongful Issuance of Drivers License.   

March 13, 2007

On March 13, 2007 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit conducted a search at 7437 Hwy 220 South Alternate, Seagrove, NC.  Detectives located and seized approximately 182 grams (6.5 ounces) of crystal methamphetamine, approximately 12.5 grams of marijuana, several items of drug paraphernalia including smoking devices, rolling papers and digital scales, a firearm and $3,003.00 US Currency.  As a result, Rodney Allen Moore was arrested and placed under a $250,000.00 secured  bond.  Charges are also pending on Kenneth Wayne Simmons for Possession of Methamphetamine.  Estimated street value of drugs seized is approximately $18,200.00

March 6, 2007
On March 6, 2007 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit conducted a search at 3433 Old Marlboro Rd. in Sophia, NC.  Detectives located and seized approximately 35 grams of marijuana, a small amount of cocaine, three sets of digital scales and other items of paraphernalia.  Charges have been drawn on Robert Clint Campbell, Robert Dean Campbell and Michelle Leann Bartenfield, however, at this time they have not been arrested.

February 15, 2007
On February 15, 2007, Deputy Kevin Walton with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Team conducted a routine traffic stop on Hwy 220 Bypass, near Hwy 311, for a motor vehicle violation.  Dep. Walton made contact with the driver of the vehicle and asked same for drivers license or some type of identification, which he could not produce.  At this point, Dep. Walton asked the driver to step out of the vehicle.  The driver stepped out of the vehicle for a brief second and then got back into the vehicle and took off at a high rate of speed.  At this point Dep. Walton pursued the vehicle northbound with his blue lights and siren activated while other officers assisted him in the pursuit.  The pursuit continued into Guilford County just north of Hwy 62.  At this time, the vehicle came to a stop and the driver was apprehended.  A search of the vehicle, incident to arrest, was conducted and inside of a 1996 Ford Cargo Van was an 8 ft x 2.5 ft wooden box which was located in the rear of this vehicle.  Inside of this box, officers located approximately 500 lbs of marijuana (Street Value $500,000.00).  Further investigation in this case is still ongoing by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Raul Angel Quiroz ($750,000.00 bond) was arrested and charged in connection with the stop. 

February 9, 2007
During a joint investigation between the Randolph County Sheriff's Office Vice Narcotics Unit, Asheboro Vice Narcotics, Raleigh Vice Narcotics, Greensboro Police Vice Narcotics and the State Bureau of Investigation, Detectives arrested 3 major drug dealers in Asheboro City and Randolph County. Detectives searched a residence at 131 Old Spruce Drive in Asheboro and seized approx 3.3 kilos of cocaine (Street Value $362,000.00) and US Currency. As a result of that search, Richard McCane "Jug" Brower ($1 Million dollar bond) and Jorge Betansos Escorza ($1 Million dollar bond) were arrested. Detectives also arrested Mark Dwayne Bittle ($300,000 bond) on an 11.5 oz controled purchase from him. His residence was searched and US currency was located. Approx $70,000.00 US Currency was seized between the 2 locations.

February 7, 2007
The Vice Narcotics Unit along with Patrol searched a residence located at 2076 Garren Town Rd. Detectives located and seized approx185 grams of marijuana (Street Value $650.00), numerous prescription medications, paraphanalia, 2 firearms with ammunition and $257.00 in US Currency. Margold Louise Fox was charged in connection with the seizure.

February 2, 2007
Criminal Investigations, Patrol and Vice Narcotics searched a residence located at 210 Leather Rd in Seagrove. Detectives located and seized 47.6 lbs of marijuana (Street Value $57,000.00), baggies, digital scales ammunition and a small amount of US Currency. The investigation is pending.

January 31, 2007
The Vice Narcotics Unit along with the Ramseur Police Department searched a residence located at 115 NC Hwy 49 North. Detectives seized approx 100 grams of marijuana (Street Value $350.00). Charges are pending.

January 22, 2007
After an approximate week long investigation into information received in the possible location of stolen property the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Community Crimes Task Force recovered the following items. (1) 2000 Kawasaki Mule Diesel 2510 which was valued at $6,000 and reported stolen from Davidson County in 2004, (1) 2002 E-Z Go Golf Cart valued at $8,000, reported stolen from Chatham County also in 2004 and a 2002 Honda Rubicon 4 Wheeler stolen from Lee County also in 2004 and valued at $6,550. This property was located at a residence located in the Randleman area of Randolph County. Through information received during this investigation a suspect identified as Charles Derrick Thomas was charged in connection with the possession of this stolen property. At this time there are additional charges pending.

January 1, 2007
Happy New Year from Sheriff Maynard B. Reid, Jr. and the entire Randolph County Sheriff's Office. 

December 25, 2006 
Merry Christmas from Sheriff Maynard B. Reid, Jr. and the entire Randolph County Sheriff's Office. 

December 4, 2006 
Newly elected Sheriff, Maynard B. Reid, Jr., took the oath of office today at the Randolph County Courthouse. The ceremony was presided over by the Honorable Bradford Long, Resident Superior Court Judge for district 15-B.