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2008 News

December 29, 2008
On December 29, 2008, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a location on Branson Mill Rd., Pleasant Garden, NC, where two Hispanic subjects were waiting who had been involved in a home invasion and an assault. Deputies were advised by the victims that the assault had taken place at their residence which was located at 6555 Aileen Dr., Pleasant Garden, NC where deputies followed the two Hispanic subjects to. Upon arriving at the residence deputies encountered a third victim who had sustained a gunshot wound to his legs was transported and treated for non life threatening injuries at an area hospital. A Hispanic female who was brought to the residence by one of the Hispanic male victims advised that when she and the other 2 victims had arrived home and four black males in masks and armed with guns came into the residence and demanded money, however when they did not receive any money they shot Samuel Perez Toledo in both legs. The assailants ransacked the residence and then fled the scene with Minerva Sanchez Mendoza at gunpoint however later released her on NC Hwy 62, possibly in Guilford County. Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are continuing the investigation and anyone who may have information that may assist investigators in the identity of the four black male suspects are asked to contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6699 or you may contact Randolph County Crimestoppers at 336-672-7463.

December 16, 2008
On December 16, 2008, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a report in reference to a larceny of approximately 16 inflatable yard Christmas decorations from a residence on Muddy Creek Rd., Archdale, NC. During the follow up investigation detectives with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division received information that the decorations could be located at a residence on Tom Brown Rd., Franklinville, NC. On December 17, 2008 detectives recovered 6 of the decorations that had been reported stolen. Detectives received information from the victim that the decorations could be identified due to the fact that the victim had put the letter “L” on the bottoms of these decorations. On December 18, 2008, Clarence Ray West and John Jamie Kennedy were arrested and charged with the larceny of the Christmas decorations from the residence on Muddy Creek Rd.

December 10, 2008
On December 10, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Ramseur Police Department and State Bureau of Investigation, conducted a search at the residence of a suspected drug dealer, Willis Jessie Brooks, at 4678 Ogles Creek St. Detectives located and seized 3 crack cocaine rocks and drug paraphernalia. Charges have been drawn on Brooks, however no arrests have been made at this time.

December 3, 2008
On December 3, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Randleman Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, conducted a search at 3178 Sharon Acres Dr. Detectives located and seized approximately 112 grams of marijuana, 5 grams of Hydrocodone, baggies, smoking devices and hand held scales. Charges have been drawn on William Dale Dunn, however no arrests have been made at this time. The estimated Street Value of drugs seized is approximately $400.00.

November 25, 2008
On November 25, 2008, after an ongoing investigation, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Randleman Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit and State Bureau of Investigation, arrested Gabriel Gonzalez Casas after he had sold an undercover officer 140 grams of cocaine. This Hispanic male had previously sold the undercover officer 126 grams of cocaine on a different occasion. A search was then conducted at his residence which is located at 1137 Loflin Pond Rd. in Asheboro and detectives located and seized several illegal ID’s. A 2003 Toyota Sequoia was also seized. The total amount of cocaine purchased was 266 grams. Estimated Street Value of cocaine is approximately $26,600.00.

November 25, 2008
Sheriff Maynard Reid is proud to announce that Randolph County Sheriff’s Office will be taking part in a regional Internet Crimes against Children Task Force. Sheriff’s Detectives have been designated to take part in online investigations of crimes that target children. A grant was obtained from the US Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing grant program to fund this taskforce which includes Randolph, Guilford, Forsyth, Davidson, Rockingham, and Alamance Counties. The Child Sexual Predator Program is designed to fund programs which will allow law enforcement agencies to establish and/or enhance strategies to locate, arrest, and prosecute child sexual predators. The taskforce will include officers from each of these agencies to combat online predators. Guilford County Sheriff’s office applied and received grant money totaling $475,960.00 to fund the Piedmont Internet Crimes against Children Task Force. Investigators from Randolph County will receive training and equipment to help them combat those that would hurt or exploit children.

November 20, 2008
On November 20th, 2008 Deputies responded to 5708 U.S. highway 311 in Sophia N.C. to an armed robbery at H & M Grocery. The suspect’s entered the business around 7:50 pm. The first suspect was described as in his mid twenties, Hispanic wearing a dark color toboggan, grey shirt dark sleeves with a Los Angeles logo on the front, dark color pants, low cut tennis shoes, thin mustache, and had acne scars on his face. The second suspect was described as in his mid twenties, Hispanic wearing a black baseball hat, a dark color hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black nike shoes. The suspects took an unspecified amount of cash from the business. It is also believed that there is a third suspect who was operating a vehicle described as an older model dark color Honda hatchback used during the robbery. The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Randolph County Sheriffs Office at 336-318-6699 or they may contact the Randolph County Crime stoppers at 336-672-7463.

November 14, 2008
On November 14, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit conducted a search at 4475 Pliney Farlow Rd. Detectives located and seized approximately 47.5 grams of marijuana, 42 dosage units of Oxycodone, 13 dosage units of Alprazolam, 4 ½ dosage units of Hydrocodone, and 4 dosage units of Hydromorphone. Detectives also located and seized drug paraphernalia, $508.00 US Currency and 3 firearms. Warrants have been drawn on Donald Earl Hill. Estimated Street Value of drugs seized is approximately $500.00
 

November 5, 2008
On November 5, 2008, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Hwy 64 E. After further investigation, Detectives located and seized approximately 119 grams of marijuana, which was packaged in four separate baggies, and digital scales. Mario Hurtado Rangel, Jr. was arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail. This subject, as well as two passengers in the vehicle were admitted gang members.

November 1, 2008
On November 1, 2008 Deputies responded to 5603 Finch Farm Rd in Trinity to an armed robbery at the Quick Stop Gas Stop in Trinity NC. The suspect entered the business around 04:18 am wearing an orange mask, camouflage jacket, and blue jeans displaying a hand gun and demanding money from the clerk. The suspect was described as a white male roughly 5’ 5” to 6’ tall, one hundred fifty pounds to one hundred eighty pounds with brown or blue eyes. The suspect took an unspecified amount of cash from the business. It is also believed that there is a second suspect who was operating the vehicle used during the robbery. The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Randolph County Sheriffs Office at 336-318-6699 or they may contact the Randolph County Crimestoppers at 336-672-7463.

October 30, 2008
On October 30, 2008, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on Archdale Rd. After gaining consent to search the vehicle, Deputies located approximately 52.8 grams (101 dosage units) of Oxycodone. The Randolph County Vice Unit responded to assist with the investigation. As a result, warrants have been taken out on two subjects, Julia Christina Hernandez and Richard Keith Morris. Hernandez was arrested on scene due to having outstanding warrants for Probation Violation and Failure to Appear. Morris has not been arrested at this time.

October 17, 2008
On October 17th 2008 the Randolph County sheriffs office Criminal investigation division, Asheboro City Police Criminal investigation division along with the Asheboro City Police Alert Team executed a search warrant at 123 South Randolph Ave. in Asheboro N.C. . The investigation and search warrant stemmed from a breaking and entering that occurred on Berkley Lane in Asheboro. During the search of the residence marijuana, electronics and a firearm were seized. Kenneth Lewis Trogdon was charged with 2 counts possession of firearm by felon, 1 count injury to personal property, 1 count breaking and entering 1 count larceny after breaking and entering and 1 count possession stolen goods and property.

October 16, 2008
On October 16, 2008, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit along with Asheboro Police Department Vice Unit and ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement), searched a residence located at 1011 Avanti Dr. Detectives located and seized approximately 5 lbs of cocaine (2,330 grams), packaging materials, digital scales and $727.00 US Currency. Detectives also located several false documents including identification cards and social security cards. Jose Raul-Ortiz Trujillo, an illegal alien, was arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail. Investigation is ongoing with further charges pending. Estimated Street Value of cocaine seized is approximately $233,000.00.

October 15, 2008
On October 15, 2008, Investigators with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office , and the Asheboro Police Department served a Search Warrant on the business and proprietors of Asheboro Pawn Shop located at 532 S. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC. This search was a result of the proprietors failing to comply with North Carolina State Law requiring Pawnbrokers to keep accurate records of all transactions. It was discovered that the proprietors, identified as Young Me Cho, Kline Cho and Kyu Mok Cho, both of 6110 Chalet Dr., Oak Ridge, NC, were failing to keep the required records such as recording serial numbers or recording the wrong serial number for items taken into the Pawn Shop by individuals, which could interfere with Investigators from being able to have stolen property positively identified.

During a search of the premises which lasted approximately 9 hours, there were approximately 300 items seized, to include jewelry, electronics, firearms, lawn equipment, ATV’s, etc. Investigators believe that some of these items may have been stolen and are now attempting to locate who the property may belong to.

If you have legally pawned property at Asheboro Pawn Inc, and that property is one of the items seized by the Randolph County Sheriff`s Office you will need to contact the business of Asheboro Pawn Inc, in order to retrieve your property.

On this date Young Cho, Kline Cho and Kyu Cho were arrested and charged with Record Keeping Requirement of Pawn Brokers. This investigation is continuing and additional charges are forthcoming.

October 13, 2008
On October 13, 2008, after receiving information, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with Asheboro Police Department Vice Unit, searched a residence located at 367 Jones Rd.  Detectives located and seized approximately 1.8 lbs (800 grams) of methamphetamine and three firearms along with ammunition.  A 2001 Ford Focus was also seized. Luciano Tavira Jaimes and Motias Garcia Alvarez were arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail. Both subjects are believed to be Illegal Aliens. Estimated Street Value of drugs seized is approximately $80,000.00

September 30, 2008
On September 30, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle.  After gaining consent to search the vehicle, Detectives located and seized approximately 23.6 grams of cocaine, 11 tablets of Clonzepam, 15 tablets of Diazepam, digital scales, a small amount of US Currency and a firearm.  Betty Beal Causey and Wesley Adam Hall were arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail.  Estimated Street Value of drugs seized is approximately $2,700.00.

September 30, 2008
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested a subject after a three week investigation into fraudulent activity. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office had received reports of fraudulent activity which was being perpetrated via the Internet by a subject identified as Brian Keith Combs. Mr. Combs had received in excess of $80,000 in merchandise and/or monies via the Internet which was determined to be, by Investigators, fraudulently obtained. During the investigation it was determined that Mr. Combs victimized citizens throughout the United States. At the time of the arrest Investigators found at Mr. Combs’ residence Sports Memorabilia which included an autographed Mickey Mantle Jersey and an autographed Tiger Wood US Open shirt. Mr. Combs is now at the present time incarcerated in the Randolph County Jail and is under Federal Investigation.

September 30, 2008
The homicide investigation conducted by Detectives of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office into the death of Paul Donald Grainger on September 6, 2008, culminated with the arrests Monday of Grainger’s wife, Nancy Brooks Grainger and his daughter, Brandi Lea Grainger of 7136 Suits Road, lot 3, Archdale, NC.  On Tuesday, Phillip Lee Mabe and Dylan Edwin Boston, both of 819 Nance Ave, High Point, NC were also arrested.  All four are charged with Murder and with Felony Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder and are being held in the Randolph County Jail without bond.  The charges stemmed from a tireless three week investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division, assisted by the State Bureau of Investigation, High Point Police Department, Misenheimer Police Department and Pfeiffer University, where Brandi Grainger was a student. Nancy Grainger and Brandi Grainger both had their first appearance in Randolph County District Court on Tuesday morning, September 30th.  The first appearances for Phillip Mabe and Dylan Boston are scheduled for Wednesday morning, October 1st.

September 29, 2008
On September 29, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit searched a residence located at 5632 Little Beane Store Rd.  Detectives located and seized approximately 1.5 gallons of Nontax Paid Liquor. Charges have been drawn on Richard Andrews Green.  

September 24, 2008
On September 24, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, conducted a search at 6444 Jimmy Cox Rd. in Bennett. Detectives located and seized approximately 9.4 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, smoking devices, digital scales and $611.00 US Currency. Three subjects were present at the time of the search (Charles Anthony Cox, Sara Jo Burns & Judy Jessup Burns). While there, Kenneth Jackson “Jackie” Burns drove up to the residence and Detectives located on him a small amount of marijuana and four Adderall capsules. The three subjects present were arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail at that time. Charges were later drawn on Kenneth Burns, which has not yet been arrested. The search mentioned above led to the search of 6457 Beulah Church Rd. in Bennett. Detectives located and seized approximately 6.8 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, smoking devices and digital scales. Charges have been drawn on four subjects, which have not yet been arrested (Freeman, Gibson, Clark & Parson). Total street value of drugs seized is approximately $2,500.00. 

September 18, 2008
On September 18, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit and Patrol conducted a search at 1711 Manorview Rd which was an illegal drink house.  Detectives located and seized 612 cans of various beer and $157.00 US Currency.

September 17, 2008
On September 17, 2008 at approximately 5:20 P.M., Randolph County 911 Communications received a call in reference to a burglary that was in process at 1596 Miller Country Dr., Asheboro, NC. The victim calling 911 advised the dispatcher that there were 3 suspects, 2 males and 1 female and that at least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun and that the suspect pointed the handgun at the victim and attempted to steal the victim’s vehicle with the victim in it. Randolph County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Investigators were dispatched to the scene where an investigation began as well as have a K-9 officer dispatched to initiate a track of the area as the suspects had fled into a wooded area as reported by the victim. Deputy Scottie Hicks and K-9 Inks did locate several guns and a power cord which was found to have been stolen from a previous break in reported just prior to the burglary on Miller Country Dr. In addition during this investigation Investigators with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Asheboro Police Department, who initiated a Traffic Stop on the suspect vehicle, later took into custody three individuals, Tanxvan Dominguez CANDELARIO, Brittany Amber WILSON and one juvenile and charged them in connection to the burglary on Miller Country Dr., in addition Investigators found evidence linking the suspects in custody to two other break-ins that had been reported also on this same date.

September 11, 2008
Today, we remember the thousands of citizens from over 90 countries and the hundreds of emergency responders who were killed seven years ago today.  We offer our deepest sympathies for the families of those who lost a loved one that terrible day and pledge that we will continue to do the best job we can in keeping our citizens safe and secure every day.

September 6, 2008
On September 6th 2008 sheriff deputies responded to a residence on Suits Rd in Archdale N.C. in reference to an unresponsive individual. Upon arrival Paul Donald Grainger was found deceased inside the residence. Upon further investigation, Mr Grainger’s death was ruled a homicide by Sheriff Detectives and the State Bureau of Investigation. The body was taken to Chapel Hill for Autopsy and the results are pending. Anyone with information regarding Mr Grainger’s death should contact the Randolph County Sheriffs Office at 336-318-6699 or Crime Stoppers at 336-672-7463.

September 4, 2008
On September 4, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit conducted a search of 1838 Hoover Hill Rd. in Asheboro. Detectives located and seized 7 marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia. As a result, charges have been drawn on Timothy Preston Taylor and Raymond Arrington which have not yet been arrested.  Total street value of marijuana plants seized is approximately $7,000.00.

September 2, 2008
On August 21, 2008 The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a break in at Hunt’s Auto Parts in Asheboro where 2 sets of wheels and tires were stolen.  One set of wheels and tires were recovered in this incident and Tony Hilleary Whitaker, Jr. was arrested.

In another incident on September 2, 2008 at the same business, Hunts Auto Parts, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received another report of a break in. Patrol units were dispatched to this location. The business owner had 2 subjects in custody, but prior to the arrival of Patrol, one subject had fled. Two subjects have been charged for this incident, one of which was arrested at that time, Nicholas Ryan Staley. The subject that fled, Jonathan Lee McNeill, was arrested in Alamance County on other driving charges and as well as Randolph County charges.

August 29, 2008
On Friday, August 29, 2008, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations executed a Search Warrant at the business known as Superior Barns and Buildings, LLC located at 4656 US Hwy 64 E., Franklinville, NC and have charged two individuals with numerous felony counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretense in addition to numerous other charges, which came as a result of a joint investigation that spanned several months and is still continuing between the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls and reports from individuals who paid down payments to the company Superior Barns and Buildings, LLC owned and operated by Martin and Debbie Peele of 3668 Pine Lakes Dr., Asheboro, NC for the construction of a barn, building or carport. Reports filed indicated that after having the victim sign a contract and receiving a down payment, usually at least 40% of the bill and ranging anywhere from $470.00 to $13,699.29 depending on the type of work that had been contracted, no workers would return and complete the job contracted to be done by the company, which in the reports filed was listed as Superior Barns and Buildings, LLC. However in the past Mr. Peele has operated businesses under the name of Premier Metal Structures, Inc., and Diamond Builders.
As of press time the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division has a total of 12 victim that have filed reports in reference to having been defrauded by Martin and Debbie Peele and has brought 72 charges (Felony and Misdemeanor) against the Peeles. This investigation is continuing with other charges possibly forthcoming against the Peeles.

August 20, 2008
On 8-20-08 Detectives received a complaint that there was marijuana possible growing behind a residence on Caraway Mt. Rd. in Sophia, NC. Detectives went to an address located at 4157 Caraway Mt. Rd. Sophia, NC. Detectives searched this residence and out back behind the residence. Detectives located 7 marijuana plants behind the residence that weighed approximately 474 grams (approx. 1 pound) there was also a small amount of marijuana located inside the residence. While Detectives were there they noticed 2 horses behind the residence. These horses were very malnourished and not kept up. Detectives notified the Randolph County Animal Control, who came out earlier this week and took control of the horses. Warrants have been obtained on Kevin Michael Foland and Tammy Earline Pugh that live at this residence on drug charges and for the abuse to the horses. Street Value of plants seized: $7,000.00

August 14, 2008
On August 14, 2008 after receiving information from the Seagrove Police Department, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit searched a residence located at 4871 Ridge Rd in Seagrove. Detectives located approximately 90lbs of marijuana, numerous items of packaging materials which included tape, rolls of cellophane wrap, a vacuum sealer along with bags, Ziploc baggies and digital scales.  Also located were 2 firearms along with ammunition, both of which were confirmed stolen from Burlington Police Department.  As a result, Javier Estrada Vargas has been charged.  This subject is also an Illegal Alien. Total street value of marijuana seized is approximately $90,000.00

August 8, 2008
On August 7th & 8th, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with the NC National Guard, flew over areas in Randolph County and located 13 marijuana plants on J C Teague Rd in Staley in which charges are pending.  Also located were 21 marijuana plants near Clipwood Rd. at the Chatham / Randolph County line. Charges are pending further investigation in this case. Total street value of 34 marijuana plants seized is approximately $34,000.00.

July 29, 2008
On 7-29-08 in a joint operation involving the Ramseur Police Department, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, the Randleman Police Department Vice Unit and the State Bureau of Investigation, after a 3 month investigation Detectives raided a boarding house in Ramseur located at 7062 Jordan Rd. Detectives had arrest warrants for Billy Lee Daye and Bennie Snipes Patterson. Detectives located the two subjects and also seized approximately 21.4 grams of Cocaine, digital scales, and $145.00 in US currency. Both subjects were arrested on the warrants by the Ramseur Police Department and taken to Randolph County Jail. More charges are pending.

July 25, 2008
On July 25, 2008 after receiving information of possible drug sales on River Flow Dr. in Randleman, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit conducted an undercover operation and seized approximately 18 grams of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and a small amount of US Currency.  As a result, Mary Jane Fisher, Hank Williams Overman II and Carrie Ann Kirkman have been arrested. 

July 13, 2008
On July 13, 2008 at 3:27 a.m. Randolph County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residential breaking and entering in progress.  Upon arriving at the residence located at 738 Morning Glory Road, Randleman, N.C., a suspect, Eddy Delaney Wright, was apprehended and arrested at the residence.  A witness reported seeing two subjects kick in the front door and leave with a stereo system and speakers.  The stereo was recovered by deputies.  Wright was taken before the Magistrate and charged with Second Degree Burglary; Larceny after Breaking and Entering; Possession of Stolen Property and Injury to Personal Property.   Deputies also identified the second suspect as Boyd Henderson Linder who was charged with the same crimes.  Linder was arrested Sunday, July 13, 2008.  Both suspects are currently confined at the Randolph County Jail.

July 12, 2008
On July 12, 2008 deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Julian Airport Rd in Liberty reference to a stabbing. When deputies arrived they Found Tommy Peter Bowman of Liberty with a stab wound and laceration to the chest, Mr. Bowman was transported to Moses Cone Hospital. Mr. Bowman was pronounced dead at the hospital. Mr. Bowman confronted two suspects who may been attempting to break in to a residence where he was visiting a friend. As a result of this confrontation Mr. Bowman was assaulted. Two suspects have been charged with attempted breaking and entering and murder. The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information as to the whereabouts of the suspects is asked to call the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at (336)318-6699 or CrimeStoppers at 672-7463

** NOTE: Both Lakeshia Sherelle Caviness and Catherine Lee Yancey were arrested on July 13th and 14th **

July 12, 2008
On July 12, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to a Trespassing call at 1261 Thayer Rd. in reference to juveniles living in a vacant house.  Once on scene, Deputies entered the residence and could smell an odor of marijuana.  Deputies also noticed numerous items of drug paraphernalia in plain view. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit was then contacted and scene was then turned over.  Detectives located and seized 10 small marijuana plants, approximately 127 grams of processed marijuana, baggies, rolling papers, smoking devices, $325.00 US currency and 2 firearms. As a result William Scott Vestal II, Nicholas Owen Sutton and Amber Nicole Turner been arrested. 

Estimated Street Value of Drugs Seized is approximately $10,500.00 (at full maturity of the marijuana plants). 

July 09, 2008
On July 9, 2008, Randolph County 911 Communications received a call reference a break-in in progress at 3238 US Hwy 64 E., Asheboro, NC, this being the business of Frank’s Gun Shop. Upon arrival of Deputy C. Oates of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office he observed a vehicle occupied by two males located in the grassy area beside the business. Upon Deputy Oates’ approach to the vehicle the driver cranked the vehicle and began to drive the vehicle toward Deputy Oates at which time Deputy Oates reached into the vehicle in an attempt to get the driver to stop the vehicle, however after being drug a short distance, Deputy Oates let go of the driver. The driver then drove the vehicle approximately thirty more feet and stopped the vehicle, the driver and the passenger both exited the vehicle and ran into a wooded area. Deputy Oates then chased the suspects and was able to, after a brief struggle with the driver, apprehend him who was identified as Ha Wan Lieng Hot. Sergeant L. Locke was dispatched to the scene with a K-9 to run a track to search for the second suspect that had ran into the woods, however was unable to locate the second suspect.

After running a check of the vehicle in which the suspects were in, Deputy Oates found that the vehicle had been reported stolen from Greensboro, NC and in addition also located a firearm lying on the ground close to the driver’s side door of the vehicle which came back stolen from Charlotte, NC and a broken hammer also on the ground in close proximity to the area where Deputy Oates had been drug by the vehicle while trying to stop the driver.

During an inspection of the business, the business owner showed Deputy Oates where the suspects had been trying to gain entry by beating a lock off the door.

Deputy Oates took the driver Ha Wan Lieng Hot, before Magistrate McPherson who found probable cause charging him with Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Government Official, Possession of Burglary Tools, Possession of Stolen Firearm, Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Break and Enter and Injury to Real Property. Hot is in the Randolph County Jail under a $200,000.00 secured bond.

July 04, 2008
The Randolph County Sheriff's Office wishes you a safe and Happy 4th of July. 

July 01, 2008

On July 1, 2008 Orange County Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 30 lbs of marijuana and approximately 130 grams of cocaine, which lead to the search of a residence located at 7108 Prospect Ch. Rd. Lot 25 in Thomasville.  Detectives located and seized approximately 630 grams of marijuana, digital and postal scales, vacuum sealer with bags, $1,121.00 US Currency and a firearm along with ammunition.   The subject arrested was Saul Rodriguez Villa, who is an Illegal Alien. 

June 30, 2008

On June 30, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit searched a residence located at 1802 Grantville Lane Lot 33.  Detectives located and seized a small amount of cocaine, approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine (ICE), approximately 5 grams of marijuana and 27 Alprazolam tablets.  Detectives also located digital scales, smoking device, a firearm along with ammunition and $402.00 US Currency.  Charges have been drawn on Thomas Jarrell Shoffner and Pamela Shoffner.

June 26, 2008

On 6-26-08 the Randolph County Vice and Narcotics Unit eradicated 73 marijuana plants in a wooded area off Old Hwy. 49 just outside of Asheboro. These plants ranged from 1 foot to approximately 7 foot in height. This investigation is ongoing. The approximate street value of these plants at maturity would be $73,000.00

June 20, 2008

On June 20, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit along with the Community Crimes Task Force, conducted a search at 1387 Luck Rd, the residence of Jerry Wayne McNeill.  McNeill was found in possession of approximately 77 grams of marijuana which was packaged in 9 separate baggies, $253.00 US Currency, and a firearm.  Charges have been drawn on Jerry Wayne McNeill. 

June 18, 2008

On June 18, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Criminal Investigations, searched a residence located on Janice Acres Street.  Detectives located and seized approximately 30 grams of marijuana and marijuana growing outside the residence, 2 Dolophine tablets which are included in Schedule II, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia including digital scales, smoking devices and rolling papers. Charges have been drawn on Joshua Russell Foust.

June 11, 2008

RANDOLPH COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS is seeking any information that leads to the arrest of person or persons responsible for the death of Larry Ford who was shot and killed on 3-22-1978, in Trinity, North Carolina. Anyone with any information in reference to this case is asked to call Randolph County Crime Stoppers at 336-672-7463(67CRIME). All information will be strictly confidential with no court appearance required. There is currently a minimum reward of $5000.00 offered on this case

June 06, 2008

On June 6, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Criminal Investigations, searched a residence located at 4028 Chet Dr. in Trinity.  Detectives located and seized approximately 24 grams of marijuana, numerous items of drug paraphernalia including digital scales, baggies and smoking devices, and $493.00 US Currency.  Charges have been drawn on Rodney Austin Richardson and James Reggie Towler.  Other charges pending further investigation

June 03, 2008

On June 3, 2008, after receiving information, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested Bartolo Galarza Duarte, a Hispanic male on Hwy 64 in Asheboro.  This Hispanic male was in possession of approximately 450 grams of marijuana.  One vehicle was also seized.

May 09, 2008

On May 9, 2008, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Investigators traveled to Myrtle Beach, SC for follow up on the abduction case of Maranda Teague by Charles Teague. Investigators with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division received information from the Myrtle Beach Police Department in the late evening hours of May 8, 2008, that the vehicle, which Charles Teague stole belonging to Mr. & Mrs. Myers, had been located at Grand Strand Regional Hospital in the Myrtle Beach, SC area. The vehicle has been seized by the Myrtle Beach Police Department. With the assistance of the Myrtle Beach Police Department, who initiated a search for the Teague couple, Charles Teague was taken into custody by officers with the Myrtle Beach Police Department and Maranda Teague was also located with Charles Teague and appeared to be unharmed.

Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Maynard B. Reid Jr. and Investigators of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division would like to extend their most gracious appreciation to the numerous law enforcement agencies, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation as well as all of the media outlets, who acted quickly in getting the information supplied to them on the air for news coverage, for their assistance in the investigation and the search for Charles and Maranda Teague.

May 07, 2008

On May 2, 2008, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with the Community Crime Task Force, searched a residence at 6376 Randall Hurley Rd. and located approximately 4,841 pills and prescription medications.  391 dosage units of Schedule II were seized which included Adderall, Dexedrine and Concerta.  649 dosage units of Schedule III were seized which included Vicodin, Lorcet and Lortab.  2,475 dosage units of Schedule IV were seized which included Alprazolam (xanax), Diazepam (valium), Ambien and Darvocet.   Also seized were several thousand Lottery Tickets, 22 Firearms, one which was stolen out of Randolph County, and $3,076.00 US Currency.  As a result, Deldon Leach Strider and Christine Cagle Strider have been charged and placed in Randolph County Jail.  Estimated Street Value of drugs seized is approximately $30,000.00.

May 05, 2008

On April 29, 2008, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit searched a residence at 2693 Burney Rd. and located approximately 764.5 grams (1.7 lbs) of marijuana, digital scales along with other items of drug paraphernalia and a firearm.  As a result, Garland Kenneth Atkinson and Melissa Burgess Talbert have been charged. Estimated Street Value of drugs seized is approximately $1,700.00.

April 24, 2008

On April 23, 2008, during a joint investigation with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit and the Randleman Police Department’s Vice and Narcotic Unit, approximately 100 dosages of Oxycodone were seized.  As a result, Timothy Michael Clark and Ronnie Shelborn Deal have been charged.  Further charges are pending in this investigation.

April 18, 2008
On April 17, 2008, at approximately 4:00 P.M. Randolph County 911 Communications received a call in reference to a gunshot wound that had just occurred at the BP Gas Station located at 5608 Finch Farm Rd., Trinity, NC. During the initial call it was reported that a black male subject had approached the victim asking for directions and that the black male subsequently shot and robbed the victim who was identified minister Eddy Leon Brown of 393 Elliott Rd., Ext., Rutherfordton, NC. Eyewitness accounts reported that the black male fled the scene in a white in color vehicle and headed north on Interstate 85 and that the vehicle had a partial tag of 4915 being the last four digits.

During the investigation of this incident images were extracted from the in store surveillance system and was given to the media for broadcast, which led investigators to the suspect who was identified as Mitchell Aonterous McCoy. Investigators received information on several different locations that the suspect may have possibly gone to and checked each location during the overnight hours. Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Investigators received information on the morning of April 18, 2008 that McCoy could be located at 612 Cross St. which is located in High Point, NC and that McCoy should be operating a gold in color Jeep. High Point Police Department was contacted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office to request assistance in dispatching officers to the residence at 612 Cross St., High Point, NC in an attempt to locate Mitchell McCoy. McCoy was located at this address and subsequently taken into custody by High Point Police Officers who then turned McCoy over to Randolph County Sheriff’s Office personnel.

April 17, 2008

On April 3, 2008, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect in connection with numerous Break Ins and Felony Larcenies which had been reported in and around Randolph County dating back as far as January 2007.  After  a subject was taken into custody there were two additional suspects developed and after further investigations there was enough evidence obtained to charge all three suspects with the following reported incidences:

Matthew Ching, Daniel Beitzel and Theron Wilson were charged in the following incidences reported to the Asheboro Police Department:
Spectrum Car Wash located at 1520 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC (2/28/08)
Fox Apparel located at 414 E. Dixie Dr., Asheboro, NC (3/31/08)
Southern States located 504 E. Dixie Dr., Asheboro, NC (1/23/08 & 2/24/08)
Easy Wash Car Wash located at 554 E. Dixie Dr., Asheboro, NC (3/27/08)

Incidences reported to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office:
Progress Energy, 2929 US Hwy 64 E., Asheboro, NC    (2/18/08)
Progress Energy, 2929 US Hwy 64 E., Asheboro, NC    (3/13/08)

Matthew Ching was charged with the following incidences reported to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office:
4261 NC Hwy 49 S., Asheboro, NC ( B & E to outbuilding on 1/23/08)
1441 Old County Farm Rd., Sophia, NC (Felony Larceny on 1/5/07)

Incidences reported to the Randleman Police Deapartment:
H G H Car Wash,  405 N. Main St., Randleman, NC        (3/30/08)

Incidences reported to the Denton Police Deapartment:
Bill’s Car Wash, 240 E. First St., Denton, NC            (4/02/08)
 
April 16, 2008
Sheriff Reid and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is pleased and proud to announce that we now have an automated link on our Sheriff’s Office website to allow anyone to access inmate information on inmates currently incarcerated in our jail. The information will allow relatives wanting to know about charges or bond information to have instant access without having to call officers at the jail. We believe that relatives, the media, and the general public have a right to know who is in jail and what they are in jail for.

This is how it works: Type www.co.randolph.nc.us/sheriff into your web browser. On the right side of the Sheriff’s Office Homepage click on the link  “RCJ Confined Inmates”. Read the Disclaimer and then click on the link at the top of the page. A list of current inmates will populate your screen. You can than click on one of the inmate names to open up more information and a picture. Click on the picture to enlarge the picture. The enlarged picture will open in a new window that can be downloaded. This should make it easier for the media to obtain pictures of inmates. All the information on the website is public information. Many thanks to Tom Wassack of the County’s Computer Services Division and members of the Sheriff’s Computer Information Specialists who worked on this project to make it possible. We at the Sheriff’s Office hope this make obtaining information on inmates easier to obtain. The information updates every six hours at 0600, 1200, 1800, and 2400.

April 14, 2008

During a joint undercover operation involving Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit and Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, approximately 89 grams of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana had been purchased from the residence of 1395 Twin Crystal Trl. in Asheboro on numerous occasions.  On April 9, 2008 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Randleman Police Department, conducted a search at 1395 Twin Crystal Trl. and located approximately 9.9 grams of Oxycodone, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, numerous firearms along with ammunition, and $874.00 US Currency.  As a result, Zachary Chase Vestal and Carl Leroy Akins have been arrested.  Further charges pending.

April 9, 2008
On April 8, 2008 during a joint operation including the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, Siler City Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit, DEA and ICE, a search was conducted at the residence of 3461 Macon Farm Rd. in Ramseur.  Detectives located and seized approximately 3 ½ kilos (3,500 grams) of cocaine along with numerous firearms and ammunition.  As a result, Jose Guadalupe Piedra-Serna, Carlos Piedra-Ramos, Jesus Barerra Sanchez and Danielle Nancy Rendon have been arrested.  All of these subjects are illegal aliens. The estimated street value of cocaine seized is approximately $350,000.

March 28, 2008

On March 15, 2008, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the residence located at 624 Peeler Rd., Randleman, NC in reference to a residential break in that was occurring at approximately 12:27 A.M. Upon arrival of the first officers on the scene they were advised by the victims that there were two white male subjects who had kicked in the front door to the residence and assaulted the occupants of the residence while demanding that the victim give them their firearms.

During this burglary there were several firearms taken from a gun cabinet which the perpetrators busted the glass out of to gain access to the firearms.

During the follow up investigation Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Investigators obtained evidence to charge two subjects, Tootie Safriet has been arrested and at the present time is incarcerated in the Randolph County Jail, however one subject is still at large. Investigators also believe there is a third suspect who was operating the vehicle which the suspects were occupying, this vehicle being a blue in color van.

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is presently looking for Christopher Gwynn Tate who should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who may have information which would assist investigators in locating Tate are asked to contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 318-6699 or you may contact Randolph County Crimestoppers at 672-7643 where you may leave an anonymous tip.

March 24, 2008

On 3-19-08 in a joint operation between the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit and the Randleman Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, Detectives attempted to stop a vehicle containing several pounds of Marijuana. Detectives attempted to stop the vehicle on Hwy. 22 North near Greeson Country Rd. The vehicle at first stopped until Detectives approached it, then it took off. The pursuit made its way to Hwy. 421 entering Guilford County. North Carolina Highway Patrol also became involved near Hwy. 421. While the vehicle was on Hwy. 421 the passenger began to dump Marijuana out the passenger of the vehicle. The chase continued on into Guilford County. The vehicle did turn around and came back in Randolph County then into Chatham County where spike strips took out the vehicles front tires. The driver ran on foot but was apprehended quickly. As a result Paul Richard Stanley Jr. and Mickel Jesse Almanza were arrested. Approximately 2.25 pounds of Marijuana was recovered. The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Charged the driver in their county with several charges then turned him over to Randolph County Detectives.

March 18, 2008

On 3-17-08 members of the Randolph County Vice and Narcotics Unit searched a residence located at 2607 Old Stagecoach Rd. Detectives located and seized the following items: approximately 18.8 grams of cocaine, 62 grams of marijuana, non tax-paid liquor, $3,747.00 in US currency, digital scales, drug paraphernalia and 22 firearms. As a result warrants were obtained and Howard Ray Richardson was arrested.

March 17, 2008
On Sunday, March 16, 2008, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 4913 C.C. Square Road, Ramseur, in reference to a family fight.  Upon arrival, deputies found that Thomas Lee Fletcher, 46 years of age, had been stabbed multiple times.  Fletcher was alert and coherent at that time and told the deputies that he had been stabbed by his step-son, Marque Glover.  Information from witnesses revealed that Fletcher and Glover had been arguing for unknown reasons prior to the incident.  Fletcher was transported to Randolph Hospital and then to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill for emergency surgery.  He is currently in stable condition.  Warrants were issued on Glover for Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill.  Glover was last seen by witnesses walking away from the scene shortly before deputies arrived.  He has not been located as of the time of this release and the warrants are outstanding.  Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Marque Glover is urged to call 911, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office 318-6699 or Randolph County Crime Stoppers at 672-7463.

***UPDATE - Marque Glover was arrested on 3/20/2008***

March 14, 2008
On 3-14-08 members of the Randolph County Vice and Narcotics Unit and the Randleman Police Department  Vice Unit conducted an undercover operation in Ramseur, NC. As a result Charles Anthony Brown has been arrested for selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer. The purchase occurred at the corner of Crestwick Rd. and Brookgreen Rd. Detectives purchased 2 crack cocaine rocks from the suspect listed. Detectives also located approximately 2.6 grams of crack cocaine in a wooded area in close proximity of where the crack cocaine was purchased.

March 7, 2008
On 3-6-08 after several months of investigation involving the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Asheboro Police Department, Eden Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation an arrest was made on a drug trafficker in Randolph County. Detectives conducted a search on a subject in a parking lot in Asheboro City. Detectives located and seized approximately 161 grams of METHAMPHETAMINE (5.75 ounces) and a vehicle. As a result Jose Tejeda-Soto was arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail. Estimated Street Value of drugs seized: $16,100.00

March 5, 2008
On February 29, 2008, it was reported to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office that an employee of the Super 8 Motel located on Albemarle Rd., Asheboro had obtained credit card numbers of past customers and was charging rooms that were being paid for by cash to the credit cards of the past customers. The US Currency that was being paid by customers was kept by the employee. The total of the money that was obtained fraudulently by this employee was $1,267.85. Terry Lee Davidson was charged with 21 counts of Identity Theft and Larceny by Employee.

February 28, 2008
On 2-27-08 in a joint operation between numerous law enforcement agencies including: Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotic Unit, Asheboro Police Department Vice and Narcotic Unit, Randleman Police Department Narcotic Unit, Roanoke Rapids Police Department Vice and Narcotic Unit, The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation,  the North Carolina Department of Revenue, the D.E.A. (Drug Enforcement Administration)  and the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) executed a search warrant at 1406-H North Fayetteville St. in Asheboro, NC. This location was a business called Zeus Audio. After the business was secured, Detectives began their search. During the search Detectives located and seized the following items: approximately 5.5 Kilograms of Cocaine (5500 grams), $27,904.00 in US currency, packaging material and a 9 mm pistol which was taken off of one of the suspects. After the search was over the North Carolina Department of Revenue seized the majority of audio items that were inside the store and 2 vehicles located outside the store. Detectives also went to a residence located at 2866 Grantville Ln. Detectives and Revenue agents seized several items at this location including 2 tractor trailer trucks. As a result 3 illegal Hispanic males were arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail.  Estimated Street value of Drugs seized: $550,000.00.

February 22, 2008
On 2-22-08 in a joint operation between the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotic Unit and the Asheboro Police Department’s Vice and Narcotic Unit, detectives arrested 2 illegal Hispanic males on drug trafficking charges. The 2 suspects sold approximately 289 grams (10.3 ounces) of Methamphetamine to an undercover police officer. Detectives arrested both Marcellino Castillo Garcia and Luis Miguel Garcia. 
Estimated street value of the drugs was $28,900.00

February 20, 2008
On February 19, 2008, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office along with the Greensboro Police Department executed a Search Warrant at the residence located at 2519 Grimsley St., Greensboro, NC, this being the residence of Brad Chatman Wirt. This Search Warrant came after an extensive investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office of numerous break ins which had been reported as far back as October of 2007, which was occurring at utility substations and copper wiring as well as tools having been reported stolen. During this investigation the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received information that Brad Wirt had received in excess of $10,000.00 which was monies through the sale of copper wire. During a search of the residence on 2/19/08, additional evidence was located which enabled officers to bring additional charges against Wirt. In addition to the charges in Randolph County, Mr. Wirt also has felony charges pending in Orange County, Alamance County and Chatham County.

February 18, 2008
On 2-18-08 in a joint operation between Vice Detectives with the Randleman Police Department and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Main St. in Randleman. Detectives located and seized approximately 54 grams of cocaine (2 ounces) located in the vehicle. As a result Justin Steven Roark and Keisha Hendricks were arrested and taken to the Randolph County Jail and placed under a $200,000.00 bond each.  Estimated Street Value: $5,400.00

February 11, 2008
Sheriff Maynard Reid Is Pleased To Announce That The 2007 Employee Of The Year For The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is Officer Margret Person. She Is A Veteran Jailer With Twelve Years Experience. Jailer Person Was Nominated For Employee Of The Month In November 2008 For Her Constant Work Ethic, Productivity and Demeanor. This Award For Which Jailer Person Is The Recipient Of Is Voted On Annually By Her Fellow Peers. Congratulations Jailer Person On A Job Well Done.

February 11, 2008
On 2-7-08 members of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit and members of the Community Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at 338 Pleasant Ridge Rd. in Franklinville. Detectives located and seized approximately 2.1 grams of powder and crack cocaine, digital scales, homemade smoking devices, $514.00 in US currency and a firearm. As a result Gregory Manuel Fisher, Brittany Leanne Woods   Jeffrey Warren Marley and Thomas Jarrell Shoffner were arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail.

February 8, 2008
On 2-8-08 Vice detectives with the Randleman Police Department, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and the Thomasville Police Department in a joint operation conducted a search of 2 Hispanic males in a public parking lot on High Point Rd. in Randleman, NC. Detectives located and seized approximately 112 grams of Cocaine (4 ounces) and arrested 2 illegal aliens. Both Miguel Angel Aguirre and Leopoldo Garcia Diaz were arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail under a $10,000 bond each. Estimated Street Value: $11,200.00

February 4, 2008
On 2-1-08 members of the Randolph County Vice and Narcotics Unit pulled over a vehicle in the Liberty area. Detectives located a homemade smoking device on one of the occupants in the vehicle. Detectives also located approximately 13 grams of crack and powder cocaine in a purse located in the vehicle. Detectives also seized $735.00 in US currency. Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail. Harvey Lee Nettles and Tanya Loletha Caviness were placed under a $5,000 secured bond.

January 25, 2008
On 1-25-08 the Randolph County Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 3236 Marcal Circle in Sophia, NC. Detectives located and seized 3 Crack Cocaine rocks, 11 Oxycodone pills, digital scales, 5 firearms one of which was stolen, smoking pipes, plastic baggies and $452.00 in US Currency. All items were collected and Terry Ray Hardin is to be charged at a later date.

January 16, 2008
Kyle Dean Frazier was last seen on January 15, 2008 at 8am at his home 4782 Osborne Mill Road in Asheboro, NC. His wife left for work with Kyle eating breakfast. Mrs. Frazier called from work at 10am and did not receive an answer. When Mrs. Frazier returned home from work, she found Kyle’s keys and wallet in the residence and her husband was nowhere to be found. Sheriff’s deputies were alerted by a 911 call from Kyle’s wife. Multiple agencies have responded to assist with the search and are continuing throughout the night (Ash-Rand, Highfalls Fire Dept, Randolph County Search and Rescue, Carthage Fire Dept, Coleridge Fire Dept, Moore County Rescue, Sandhills Overland Search Team, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Seagrove Fire Dept, Robbins Fire Dept, Moore County Sheriff’s Office, The American Red Cross and West Moore Fire Dept.) Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kyle Frazier please contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6699 or the Randolph County Crime Stoppers at 336-67-CRIME.
------- UPDATE -------
Kyle Dean Frazier was found in dense woods about a mile from his home in Asheboro. The Randolph County Sheriff's Department said Frazier may have died from an accidental fall from a hunting tree stand.

January 14, 2008
On 12-31-07 a 911 call came into the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a substantial amount of pills that had been located. The Stokes County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call. The pills were taken by family members from a 13 year old female juvenile. The pills had apparently been given to her by her mother to transport to her father who lived in West Virginia. The juvenile’s mother lives in Randolph County. After the information was gathered on how the pills were given to the juvenile, the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit in reference to what they had located.  Randolph County Detectives interviewed the mother a few days later. The mother admitted to giving the pills to her 13 year daughter to transport to her father in West Virginia. The pills were in one pill bottle with the name torn off. There were 128 Hydrocodone in the bottle. Warrants were drawn at a later date on Kelli Estep Wimmer ; she was arrested in taken to Randolph County Jail. She was placed under a $100,000 secured bond.

January 10, 2008
On 1-09-08 The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office warrant squad was serving a drug warrant on Mary Jane Fisher at her residence located at 738 Morning Glory Rd. Randleman. The Deputy located approximately 3 grams of cocaine at the residence. The Randolph County Vice and Narcotics Unit was called to assist at the scene. A search warrant was executed at this residence. After the search began, another 1.5 grams of cocaine totaling 4.5 grams was located along with numerous plastic baggies and a set of digital scales at the residence.  Fisher was arrested and taken to the Randolph County Jail.

December 31, 2007
The North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program is conducting it's Holiday Booze It & Lose It campaign, which kicked off Nov. 30 with an announcement from Governor Mike Easley and will continue until Jan. 2. Stepped up patrols and checkpoints will be conducted across the state during this effort. Please have a safe New Year's celebration this year.