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2009 News

December 22, 2009
Sheriff Maynard Reid and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Merry Christmas from all of us to you and yours!

December 21, 2009
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the residence located at 1223 Foxfire Rd., Asheboro, NC in reference to the homeowner who had called Randolph County 911 after coming home and finding a truck backed up to his residence and locating three subjects inside the residence. Upon the arrival of Randolph County Deputies and Investigators it was learned that two suspects attempted to flee, but were detained by the homeowner and a third suspect fled into a wooded area. Robert Alex Campbell Jr and Kevin Shane Latham were subsequently arrested and incarcerated in the Randolph County Jail, Investigators are continuing this investigation and charges will be forthcoming on the third suspect. The suspects had put video game equipment into a pillow case and took it when they fled; however the items were subsequently recovered and returned to the homeowner.

November 25, 2009
Detectives from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Asheboro Police Department executed a search warrant at 225 Spring Garden St. in Asheboro, NC. The detectives were acting as part of the Piedmont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigating child pornography on the Internet. A search of the residence led to the seizure of a two (2) laptop computers, a desktop computer and other electronic media. Detectives have located images of known child pornography on the seized computers and charged Eddie Alexander Foust Sr. with seventy four (74) counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a child. Foust was arrested on December 4th 2009 and placed under a $50.000 secured bond at the Randolph County Jail. The Piedmont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is still actively investigating this case.

November 13, 2009
Detectives from the Randolph County Sheriffs Office with the assistance of the Archdale Police Department executed a search warrant at 105 Oakmont Circle in Archdale, NC. The detectives were acting as part of the Piedmont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigating child pornography on the Internet. A search of the residence led to the seizure of a several laptop computers, desktop computers and other electronic media. Detectives have located videos of known child pornography on the seized computers and charged Jeremy Brandon Russell with fourteen (14) counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a child and two (2) counts of 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a child. Russell was arrested on December 1st 2009 and placed under a $14,000 secured bond at the Randolph County Jail. The Piedmont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is still actively investigating this case.

November 10, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, searched the residence at 6615 Joe Branson Rd. in Bennett that led to the arrest of Reggie Arlee Jessup, Reggie Dexter Jessup and Robbie Neil Knight. During the search detectives located a small amount of marijuana, a firearm, drug paraphernalia and two stolen ATV’s, valued at $7,900.00.

October 30, 2009
A local businessman and farmer, William Randy Burgess, along with his family members and associates, were charged ending an undercover investigation. Burgess, owner and operator of Burgess Hauling, is also a local cattle farmer in the Ramseur area. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with Liberty Police Department, High Point Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation, ended a lengthy undercover investigation involving the seizure of several pounds of high grade marijuana. During the undercover investigation, William Randy Burgess and Michael Dwight Hicks were arrested for Trafficking in Marijuana. As the investigation unfolded, three residences were searched which resulted in the arrests of five more individuals. The total amount of drugs seized during the operation was 6,452 grams (14.25 lbs) of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, US Currency, four firearms and two vehicles. Information has been gathered in the past through surveillance and reliable informants which lead detectives to believe that William Randy Burgess and his son, William Ray Burgess, have been suspected in growing marijuana. The estimated street value on drugs seized is approximately $56,000.00.
 

October 28, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit searched a residence located at 2299 Cheyenne Trail. Detectives located and seized approximately 70 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of US Currency. Charges were drawn on Redell Phillip Locklear and Lisa Morris Locklear both of whom have been arrested.

October 27, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in the whereabouts of Charles Gray Gordon, who was arrested on September 8, 2009 on the below listed charges which stemmed from an assault that took place at 5985 Jim Pierce Rd., Trinity, NC on September 7, 2009 that sent two victims to the hospital.
Charles Gordon was placed on House Arrest with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office but has since removed his monitoring device and is now on the run. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on Gordon’s whereabouts to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6699 or Randolph County Crimestoppers at 336-672-7463. Mr. Gordon is wanted on an Order for Arrest for Violation of House Arrest and should be considered Armed and Dangerous.


October 25, 2009
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a call in reference to gunshots being fired at 5685 Wagoner Rd., Trinity, NC. Upon arrival of deputies to the scene it was discovered that there were three male subjects involved in a physical confrontation which resulted in gunshots having been fired. It was learned that no one was actually hit by the gun fire but one subject, William Andy Aikens, sustained other injuries from the physical confrontation, however these injuries were non-life threatening. The subjects involved were identified as Bradley John Whetsel, Ricky James-Theodore Aikens and William Andy Aikens. All three have been charged.

October 13, 2009
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a residence located on Farmer Denton Rd., Denton in reference to a call of an armed robbery. Upon arrival deputies learned that the victim had been robbed at gun point at his residence by two white male subjects described as being approximately 6 feet tall with a slim build. Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Investigators learned that the suspects were operating a white in color dually type pick-up truck and that the two suspects left the residence heading toward Asheboro according to Investigators. This investigation is on-going and anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6697 or Randolph County Crimestoppers at 336-672-7463.

October 2, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with Liberty Police Department, conducted a search at the residence located at 240 W. Patterson Ave. Apt. 4. Officers located and seized a small amount of marijuana, a small amount of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and US Currency. Jewayne Black was arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail; Charges were drawn on Colette Tinnin and she has not yet been arrested.

September 23, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with the Community Crime Task Force, conducted a search at the residence located at 237 Leo Cranford Rd. Officers located and seized 22 marijuana plants along with processed marijuana totaling 17.8 lbs (8,072 grams), drug paraphernalia and 6 firearms. Officers also located a working liquor still which contained 400 gallons of apple mash. As a result Mary Shoafe Maness and Rodney Landon Cagle were charged; however the investigation is still ongoing and additional charges are expected. Estimated street value of drugs seized is approximately $28,500.00.

September 23, 2009
Deputies and EMS personnel responded to Wheatmore High School Tuesday evening shortly after 10:00 pm in reference to a body being found inside the school. Randolph County Communications received a call from maintenance workers that they had discovered an unresponsive individual inside a locked mechanical room at the school.

Investigators confirmed the identity of the deceased man to be that of John Wayne Neal of Randleman, NC. According to Randolph County School officials, Mr. Neal had gone to the new school to measure air handling units for filters, and had not been heard from since mid-day on Tuesday.

Cleaning personnel had noticed a county work van parked outside the school, but had not seen anyone working. They initiated a door-to-door search of the school to look for the van’s driver before leaving for the day. Mr. Neal’s body was found at the base of a stairway which leads to the air handling units on the second floor.

Investigators and the Randolph County Medical Examiner’s Office have determined that Mr. Neal’s death was accidental, pending further examination by the Medical Examiner.

September 22, 2009
The Criminal Interdiction Team stopped a 2003 Ford Windstar Van on Robbins Circle Rd. The driver presented identification with the name of Arturo Chairez Bargas. The vehicle was subsequently searched and deputies located approximately 1,000 grams (1 kilo) of cocaine in a manmade trap in the driver side floorboard of the van. Officers with Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, along with Asheboro Police Department, went to 759 Tall Pine St, the residence of Mr. Bargas. A search was conducted and officers located approximately 7,190 grams (15.8 lbs) of marijuana, 12 grams of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, a firearm and $2,383.00 US Currency. Mr. Bargas’ name was later found to be Leonel Sosa Perdomo. Perdomo was also wanted on Domestic Violence charges, along with Cockfighting charges. Those warrants were also served.
Estimated street value of drugs seized is approximately $117,000.00.

September 11, 2009
In an effort to increase public awareness and facilitate crime victims’ access to critical offender information, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office has installed an enhancement to North Carolina SAVAN (Statewide Automated Victim Assistance and Notification).

The enhancement provides a Web link from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Web site to the online version of NC SAVAN. The Web interface allows users to access the same information they would receive via the SAVAN toll-free number and register for phone and e-mail notifications. Adding the link reduces the time a victim spends searching for offender information. This will the allow the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office to direct victims and other concerned citizens to NC SAVAN, a free, anonymous phone and Web system that allows users to track the custody and court case status of offenders in jail and register to be notified when an offender’s custody status changes.

The Web link seamlessly connects users to the service, reducing the time a victim spends searching for offender information. “This empowers anyone who has been a victim, whether it is the actual victim or the family,” Detective Robert Chabot said. “Sheriff Reid strives to stay on the cutting edge of technology to provide citizens with the safety and security they need.”

SAVAN is a product of Appriss, Inc., located in Louisville, Kentucky. Appriss, Inc. pioneered victim notification systems nationally with their victim information and notification everyday (VINE®) system and was hired as the contractor to develop the SAVAN network for North Carolina. The SAVAN toll free number is 1-877-NCSAVAN. For more information about the enhancement, contact Erica Staples at (502) 815-5848 or estaples@appriss.com.

September 7, 2009
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to 5985 Jim Pierce Rd., Trinity, NC in reference to a an assault. Upon arrival of deputies to the scene it was discovered that there had been 2 subjects who had been assaulted identified as Toby McDowell who had been shot and Trevor Kindley who had been cut with an edged weapon. After further investigation it was determined that there were two identified suspects, being Dustin Gray Gordon and Charles Gray Gordon.
On September 7, 2009, Dustin Gordon was taken into custody by the Davie County Sheriff’s Department at which time he was placed under a $250,000.00 Secured Bond and is currently incarcerated in the Randolph County Jail. On September 8, 2009 after further investigation warrants were issued on Charles Gray Gordon for his involvement in this incident.

August 31, 2009
A brother and his sister were arrested on August 31, 2009, ending a three week investigation, when the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit assisted by Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Asheboro Police Department, and Ramseur Police Department stopped conducted a search of a Mazda 626 located on the corner Bay Doe Street and Dawson Street in Ramseur. In total Detectives located and seized approximately 518 grams of cocaine, two vehicles and $284.00 US Currency. Rocio Moreno Zagada and Francisco Moreno Zagada were arrested at the time of the search and charges were drawn on Antonio Lopez Pestana. Estimated street value of drugs seized is approximately $46,100.

August 27, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with Community Crime Task Force, conducted a search located at 482 Isley Ln. Detectives located and seized approximately 6 grams of marijuana, 3 grams of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, a video surveillance monitoring system and $517.00 US Currency. Benny Ray Spinks was arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail.

August 21, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit conducted a search located at 3418 Old Coleridge Rd. Detectives located and seized approximately 50 grams of marijuana, 24 dosage units of Oxycodone, drug paraphernalia and $527.00 US Currency. Charges were drawn on Graham Leon Matthews and he has been arrested at this time. Estimated street value of drugs seized is approximately $700.00.

August 19, 2009
Detectives from the Randolph County Sheriffs Office and Guilford County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 4373 Miller’s Mill Road in Trinity, NC. The detectives were acting as part of the Piedmont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The search warrant was based on an ongoing investigation into the trade of child pornography on the internet. A search of the residence led to the seizure of a laptop computer, a personal computer and other electronic media. Detectives have initially found (22) electronic images/videos of child pornography and charged Joseph James Ptacin Jr. with (21) counts of 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a child and (1) count of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a child.

**UPDATE** Ptacin was arrested on September 3rd 2009 and placed under a $100,000 secured bond at the Randolph County Jail. The Piedmont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is still actively investigating this case.

August 16, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office units responded to the area of Carl Allred Road between Whites Memorial Road and Wicker Lovell Road reference two Hispanic subjects found deceased in a van off of the roadway. Homero Perez, H/M, Date of Birth 11/02/1980, and Fabiola Rodriguez, H/F, Date of Birth 01/19/1985 were found inside of the vehicle deceased from apparent gunshot wound(s) Further investigation into this case has revealed that Homero Perez fatally shot Fabiola Rodriguez, and then himself.

August 12, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit conducted a search located at 3246 Marcal Circle. Detectives located approximately 1.5 grams of crack cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and digital scales along with other items of paraphernalia. Charges were drawn on Terry Ray Hardin, Sr. and Carla Michelle Whitaker, both who have been arrested.

August 10, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit conducted a search located at 2988 Stream Watch Trail. Detectives located and seized 8 marijuana plants, along with several grams of processed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The total weight of marijuana seized was approximately 507 grams. Charges have been drawn on Bobby Gene Owens and Dawn Smith Faircloth , however they have not been arrested at this time.  Estimated street value of marijuana seized is approximately $8,000.00.

August 10, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit conducted a traffic stop on Bethany Church Rd. The vehicle was searched and detectives located approximately 6 lbs of marijuana. Juan Antonio Rincon-Garcia and Leonel Berrum Dominguez were arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail. Estimated street value of marijuana seized is approximately $6,300.00.

August 10, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with the National Guard Eradication Flight Team, flew several areas of Randolph County in an attempt to eradicate the growing of marijuana plants. During this operation, 1,558 marijuana plants were seized. Charges are pending on two individuals. Estimated street value of marijuana plants seized is approximately $155,800.00.

August 7, 2009
AT APPROXIMATELY 0300 HOURS, RANDOLPH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CAPTAIN CHARLES RATCLIFFE, RETIRED, REPORTED THAT HE HAD OBSERVED TWO SUBJECTS, IN A BURGUNDY FORD F-150 TRUCK, WHO APPEARED TO BE STEALING GAS FROM THE LEVEL CROSS BP GAS PUMPS. THE SUBJECTS WERE PUMPING GASOLINE INTO BARRELS ON THE BACK OF THE TRUCK. CAPT. RATCLIFFE FOLLOWED THE SUBJECTS UP INTO GUILFORD COUNTY GIVING HIS LOCATION WHILE DOING SO. THE GUILFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WAS NOTIFIED AND THE SUBJECTS WERE APPREHENDED. UPON APPREHENSION THERE WERE FOUND TO BE FOUR 55 GALLON BARRELS FULL OF MOTOR FUEL, TOTALING APPROXIMATELY 220 GALLONS, IN THE BED OF THE TRUCK. THE VEHICLE WAS IMPOUNDED ALONG WITH THE MOTOR FUEL. AVERY THOMAS LATHAM AND ROCKY LEE BROOKS WERE ARRESTED AND TRANSPORTED TO THE RANDOLPH COUNTY JAIL. 

August 7, 2009
ROBERT LEE BALDWIN of Ramseur, North Carolina, has been sentenced to 34 months in federal prison on one count of conspiring to distribute cocaine hydrochloride.

BALDWIN, age 39, was sentenced on August 7, 2009, in Winston-Salem before United States District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder. Judge Schroeder sentenced BALDWIN to 34 months imprisonment, three years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.
BALDWIN pleaded guilty to a single-count information on December 4, 2008. A factual basis filed in support of the guilty plea states that BALDWIN used the business property of Baldwin Trucking Company on N.C. Highway 49 in Ramseur to facilitate the sale of cocaine in quantities ranging from ½ to 2 kilograms. The filing also states that BALDWIN admitted selling 20 to 30 pounds of marijuana in 2006 and 2007.

The case against BALDWIN was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Charges stem from a search of BALDWIN TRUCKING and the residence of Robert BALDWIN in 2007 where investigators located and seized over $100,000.00 US Currency, 500 grams of cocaine and numerous firearms.

August 4, 2009
The National Guard Eradication Flight Team discovered a large marijuana grow off of Riverside Rd, near 4819 Riverside Rd. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with the Community Crime Task Force responded to the scene. Once there, officers discovered two different camp sites with signs of recent activity, and seven plots of marijuana plants totaling 5,600 plants. No arrests have been made at this time, however the investigation is ongoing. Estimated street value of marijuana plants seized is approximately $5,600,000.00.

August 3, 2009
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Community Crimes Task Force Units executed a Search Warrant at 3637 Shady Brook Drive, Franklinville, NC 27248. Upon the execution of the Search Warrant Officers of the Randolph County Sheriffs Office located and seized several items from the residence identified by multiple victims as items taken from their residences during breaking and enterings which had occurred over a period of several weeks. Officers also located and seized illegal narcotics inside the residence occupied by Jonathan Levi Birchall and Samantha Ann McDowell. Jonathan Levi Birchall has been charged with six counts of Breaking and Entering, Larceny and Possession of Stolen Goods in addition to the listed narcotic charges. This investigation is on going, and additional charges are pending.

July 22, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with Thomasville Police Department Vice Unit, searched two apartments located in Archdale and arrested Jose Rave Ibanes and Juan Ramon Saldana Torres. After searching a residence located at 517 Sunny Ln. Apt. A, officers located approximately 1 gram of cocaine, approximately 4 grams of crack and a stolen firearm and US Currency. Officers also searched Apt. C at the same location and located approximately 790 grams of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, US Currency and a firearm. Estimated street value of narcotics seized is approximately $79,500.00. 

July 20, 2009
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to 6130 Prospect St., Archdale, NC in reference to a subject who had been stabbed and was located in the middle of the road. Upon arrival of officers, they observed a subject, who was later identified as Derek Channing Johnson, laying in the middle of the road and had sustained a stab wound to the chest area. Investigators with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene to conduct the follow up investigation, during this investigation a suspect was identified as being David Wayne Scarbrough of Dixie Pl., High Point, NC. Mr. Johnson was transported to High Point Regional Hospital. Mr. Scarbrough was taken into custody on July 21, 2009 and placed in the Randolph County Jail under a $250,000.00 Secured Bond set by Magistrate Glass.

July 16, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office ended a three month long investigation arresting Adam Lee Allred and Tammy Lorene Stephens. Vice seized a total of approximately 331 grams of marijuana, 75 doses of Alprazolam, 30 doses of Hydrocodone , 7 doses of Oxycodone and one marijuana plant. Also seized was a firearm and $1,835.00 US Currency. Estimated street value of narcotics seized is approximately $2,700.00.

July 15, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit received information from State Bureau of Investigation about a possible Methamphetamine Lab. Detectives, along with agents of SBI, searched the residence and seized components of an inactive lab which was not in operation, along with a small amount of marijuana. Items seized included vials, mason jars, matches, coffee filters, heating elements, plastic tubing, decongestants, acetone and hydrogen peroxide. Charges have been drawn on Joseph Glenn Latham, however no arrests have been made at this time.

July 14, 2009
Detectives with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tony Eugene Callicutt in possession of approximately 29 lbs of marijuana located at the residence of 602 Worthville Rd. in Randleman. Charges have also been drawn on one other individual believed to be involved with the distribution of controlled substances. Estimated street value of marijuana seized is approximately $30,000.00.

July 8, 2009
Detectives with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics unit, along with members of the Community Crime Task Force, conducted a traffic stop. During the search of the vehicle officers seized approximately 508 grams of cocaine and $2,350.00 US Currency. Mauro Hernando Mora was arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail. Estimated street value of cocaine seized is approximately $50,000.00.

June 30, 2009
Detectives with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics unit, along with Ramseur Police Department and High Point Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit, arrested a Hispanic male in possession of approximately 175 grams of methamphetamine. During the arrest the suspect’s vehicle made contact with a private citizens vehicle and minor damage occurred. No injuries were reported. The Hispanic male’s residence in Staley was subsequently searched. Detectives located an additional 61 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales and packaging materials, along with US Currency. The Hispanic male’s girlfriend, who was the owner of the vehicle driven, and the owner of the residence searched, was also charged. The vehicle driven by the suspect was also seized by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Uber Islas Pineda and Lucila Rabadan Corea were placed in the Randolph County Jail under drug Trafficking charges. Estimated street value of methamphetamine seized is approximately $24,000.00.

June 29, 2009
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Personnel was dispatched to Cedar Wood Rd., Trinity, NC, in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival of Sheriff’s Office Personnel they found a white in color passenger vehicle which matched the suspect vehicle in the fight on Cedar Wood Rd. that had been wrecked at the intersection of Millers Mill Rd., and Kennedy Rd. which is in close proximity to the original fight call received. During a closer examination of the wrecked vehicle Investigators found the victim Michael Ray Carr with a stab wound to the chest area which Mr. Carr subsequently died from and was pronounced dead on arrival at High Point Regional Hospital.
Investigators identified the suspect as Michael Shane Doss who, as investigators learned later attempted to steal a vehicle in an attempt to flee the area. After receiving a call in reference to a prowler Doss was located hiding under a residence on Walking Stick Rd., Trinity, NC, was taken into custody and charged with Second Degree Murder and placed in the Randolph County Jail under a $1,000,000.00 Secured Bond set by Magistrate Tony Julian.
Michael Shane Doss had a first appearance in Randolph County District Court at 10:30 A.M. on June 30, 2009.
The body of Michael Ray Carr has been sent to the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office in Chapel Hill, NC, where they will conduct the autopsy.

June 16, 2009
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the Sportsman Supply and Grocery located at 4508 NC Hwy 49 N. Liberty, NC. reference to an armed robbery. Upon investigation by Detectives of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Allen Davis was arrested and charged with Robbery with Dangerous Weapon. Davis was taken before Magistrate Greene who confined him to the Randolph County Jail under a $75,000.00 Secured Bond.

June 15, 2009
Deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Randolph Emergency Room in reference to a gunshot wound. During a further investigation it was found that the victim, Gene Alan Snow, was shot in the stomach after being robbed by three unknown white males while changing a flat tire on Iron Mountain Loop Rd. in Asheboro. The victim stated that after being shot the three unknown white males drove off in a dark in color 2 door sedan with a modified exhaust. While the victim was in the Emergency Room receiving medical attention for his gunshot wound, Randolph County Deputies received a Suspicious Fire call at the victim’s residence located at 1397 Indian Wells Loop Rd. in Asheboro. A full investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with additional information in this case is asked to please contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

June 12, 2009
Sheriff Maynard B. Reid, Jr. has organized “Operation Medicine Cabinet” to combat the ongoing prescription drug problem in Randolph County.

“Operation Medicine Cabinet” was developed to educate the citizens of Randolph County about the increasing number of prescription drug related overdoses, overdose related deaths, robberies, larcenies and breaking and entering that occur around us every day in our county.  The operation was also setup to inspire the citizens of Randolph County to come together to make Randolph County, our community and our homes safer for our children.  

“Operation Medicine Cabinet” is a community based service provided by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.  The operation is co-sponsored by the Archdale Police Department, Asheboro Police Department, Liberty Police Department, Ramseur Police Department and Randleman Police Department along with our corporate community sponsors; Lowes Foods and Subway.

“Operation Medicine Cabinet” will be held on Saturday June 27th, from 10:00am-2:00pm.  You can anonymously drop off your prescription medications at any of the following locations:

Lowes Foods
737 West Dixie Drive, Asheboro
372 North Fayetteville Street, Asheboro
10106 S. Main Street Suite A, Archdale
650 West Academy Street, Randleman
135 Brady Street Ext, Ramseur

Subway Restaurant
210 Liberty Plaza, Liberty 

Expired prescriptions should be dropped off in their original bottle if available. This program is completely anonymous for the citizen.  We will have an area set up at the drop off locations where you can mark out your name, address and any other personal information with a black marker to protect your privacy.  We only ask that if you can, leave the information identifying the medication on the package or bottle.  

We invite the citizens of Randolph County and surrounding areas to assist us in making our communities a safer place to live by providing an opportunity to properly dispose of any old, unused, or expired prescription medication at a convenient location at participating Lowes Foods stores in Randolph County and at the Subway restaurant in Liberty.

June 2, 2009
On June 2, 2009 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit conducted a search at 5304 Pisgah Rd, the residence of Matthew Franklin Jarrell. Detectives located and seized approximately 11.4 lbs (5,180 grams) of marijuana, 7 grams of Opium (in pill form), 7 firearms along with ammunition, bullet proof vests, drug paraphernalia and $711.00 US Currency. Estimated street value of marijuana seized is approximately $22,875.00.

April 18, 2009
On April 18th, 2009. The Randolph County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigation Division apprehended a child predator. The investigators were acting as part of the Piedmont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The arrest came after Detectives were notified by concerned parents when their child received inappropriate messages via the internet. Taskforce Detectives then assumed the account of the underage child with the parents’ permission. Task Force Members then posed as the child on the internet and were solicited by Terry Richard Warren II. Warren was arrested and charged with Solicitation of a child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act and placed in the Randolph County Jail under a 10,000.00 secured bond. A subsequent search of Warren’s residence led to the seizure of a laptop computer, personal computer and other electronic devices. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office investigators that are assigned to The Piedmont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force are still actively investigating the case.

April 17, 2009
On April 17th 2009 deputies responded to 3212 Green Glade Rd in reference to an assault that occurred at the residence of Damon Edward Lee. The victim Michael James Henderson of Archdale was air lifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem and is being treated for several injuries. The suspect Damon Edward Lee was arrested and charged with Assault inflicting serious bodily injury and is currently in the Randolph County Jail under a 50,000.00 secured bond.

April 9, 2009
On April 09, 2009. The Randolph County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigation Division apprehended a child predator. The investigators were acting as part of the Piedmont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The arrest came after Detectives posed as a child on the internet and were solicited by Brian A. Sparks. Sparks was arrested and charged with Solicitation of a child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act and placed in the Randolph County Jail under a 15,000.00 secured bond. A subsequent search of Sparks’ residence in Guilford County led to the seizure of a laptop computer and other electronic devices. The Randolph County Sheriffs Office investigators that are assigned to The Piedmont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force are still actively investigating the case.

April 7, 2009
During a three week investigation members of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit along with Randleman Police Department’s Vice Unit, arrested Clyde Dylan Toomes and Darren Shane Hyatt in connection with one another for the distribution of marijuana. On April 7, 2009 the investigation was concluded after officers seized a total of approximately 231 grams (1/2 pound) of marijuana and a vehicle. Estimated street value of marijuana seized is $600.00.

April 3, 2009
On April 3, 2009 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit searched a residence located at 3360 Hwy 22 South. Detectives located and seized 6 marijuana plants, which together weighed 160 grams, along with indoor grow equipment which included an Air Hydrating system, fluorescent grow lights, a timer, drop cords and a surge protector. Detectives also seized 3 firearms along with ammunition. As a result, Benjamin Graham Cox has been arrested. Estimated street value of marijuana seized is approximately $6,000.00 at maturity.

April 2, 2009
On April 2, 2009 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Patrol stopped a vehicle while on routine patrol. Officers noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. While searching the vehicle officers found 20 dosage units of MDMA (Ecstasy). Michael Frank Comer was charged as a result from the traffic stop. Estimated street value of drugs seized is approximately $400.00.

March 27, 2009
On March 27, 2009 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit, along with Liberty Police Department, searched a residence located at 909 W. Swannanoa St. in Liberty. Detectives located and seized cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $562.00 US Currency. Claude Jeratta Spinks was arrested and taken to Randolph County Jail. Once at the jail, Deputies located approximately 12 crack cocaine rocks in the suspects pocket during a pat down, which weighed approximately 3.5 grams.  Estimated street value of drugs seized is approximately $400.00.

March 23, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriffs Office and Randleman Police Department received information on March 17th 2009 that Edward Allen Bucherich was involved in a sexual relationship with two female juveniles. During the subsequent investigation into this information there was evidence obtained that led Detectives to believe that there are possibly more victims. The Randolph County Sheriffs Office and Randleman Police Department are asking that anyone with information about Edward Bucherich please come forward. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Randolph County Sheriffs Office at 336-318-6699 or the Randleman Police Department at 336-495-7510 they may contact the Randolph County Crimestoppers at 336-672-7463. Edward Allen Bucherich is currently in the Randolph County Jail with a 500,000.00 secured bond.

March 22, 2009
On March 22, 2009 Highway Patrol responded to a Damaged Property call on Gallimore Town Rd. involving a tractor trailer. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office was later notified and upon further investigation learned that this tractor trailer had driven into a wooded area on private property near the location of this call. The driver of the tractor that pulled the trailer onto the property left the area leaving the 53 foot trailer behind. The land owner was notified and advised us that this trailer didn’t belong on the property. After locating and searching the trailer Officers located and seized 80 bales of marijuana weighing 2,893 lbs. These bales were located inside of 5 wooden crates. No arrests have been made at this time, however the investigation is still ongoing. Estimated street value of marijuana seized is approximately $2,893,000.00.

March 20, 2009
On March 20, 2009, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division along with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division executed a Search Warrant at the residence located at 517 Peachtree St., Asheboro, NC, after receiving information that this residence was allegedly being utilized to store stolen property. During a search of this residence numerous items, which included, household furnishings (wall clocks, pictures, area rugs, mirrors, furniture, lamps, silk floral arrangements, etc.) appliances, building materials, accessories and lawn & garden equipment were located and seized. Gena Needham Parker of 517 Peachtree St., Asheboro, NC was taken into custody and held in the Randolph County Jail, on Guilford County charges, under a $50,000.00 Secured Bond with a court date being set for her appearance in Guilford County District Court on Monday, March 23, 2009. In addition to Parker there was one other subject, Mitchell Craig Brigman, who has already been charged by Guilford County Sheriff’s Office in connection with this incident and is presently in the Guilford County Jail under a $50,000.00 Secured Bond. Investigators with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed that some of this property seized has been stolen from Cary and Raleigh, North Carolina. Investigators have determined that the property was being stolen either from newly constructed residences or residences still under construction.

March 13, 2009
On March 13, 2009 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Community Crime Task Force and the Warrant Squad, went to 2497 Linnie Ct. to serve an arrest warrant for Domestic Violence. Marijuana was found in plain view by officers and a thorough search of the residence yielded approximately 75.4 grams of marijuana and digital scales. As a result, Andrew Lee Beaver was arrested.

March 11, 2009
On March 11, 2009 during a joint operation involving the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, Randleman Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit and State Bureau of Investigation, a residence located at 330 Smith Farm Rd was searched, which is at the Randolph / Montgomery County line, just inside of Montgomery County. Detectives located and seized approximately 3 lbs (1,360 grams) of marijuana, approximately $2,900.00 in US Currency and 8 firearms. Thomas Earl Hobson was arrested and placed in Montgomery County Jail under their charges. Estimated street value of marijuana seized is approximately $3,000.00.

March 7, 2009
On March 7, 2009 Deputies responded to 3233 Wow Rd Randleman N.C. to an armed robbery that occurred at the Worthville Road BP. One male suspects dressed in all black clothing and wearing what was described as a black masks entered the store armed with a handgun.  The suspects demanded money from the clerk then fled the store.  The investigation is ongoing at this time and anyone with information is asked to contact the Randolph County Sheriff Office at 318-6699 or Crime Stoppers at 336-672-7463.

February 20, 2009
On February 20, 2009 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, along with State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), conducted a controlled delivery of Marijuana to two separate residences located at 6151 Little Rd. in Staley and 3922 New Salem Rd. in Climax. Approximately 25 lbs of marijuana was delivered to each residence (50 lbs total delivered). After the deliveries were made, Jose Luis Bravo Perez and Christino Urrutia Jaime were taken into custody. Detectives also searched each residence and located at 6151 Little Rd. were 2 firearms and a small amount of US Currency was located at both locations. Both subjects arrested are Illegal Aliens. Estimated street value of marijuana seized is approximately $50,000.00.

February 13, 2009
On February 13, 2009 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Randleman Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit and State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), searched a residence located at 150 US Hwy 311 Ext. Lot 12. Detectives located and seized approximately 20 grams of cocaine, rolling papers, digital scales and $986.00 US Currency. Estimated street value of cocaine seized is approximately $2,000.00. Homero Vences Lopez and Alfredo Cabrera were arrested.

February 10, 2009
On February 10, 2009, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Community Crimes Task Force members arrested Larry Del Hunt and Rodney Lee Ratliff  charged them with the Breaking and Entering and Larceny of the Quik Chek located at 324 W. Main St., Franklinville, NC on January 9, 2009. During the larceny at this business, a Camel cigarette display was taken and an estimated $200 worth of cigarettes. The damage to the business was listed at approximately $400. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Community Crimes Task Force gathered evidence linking the two suspects to this incident.

February 9, 2009
On February 9, 2009 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. During a short pursuit, detectives witnessed the driver of the vehicle throw something from the drivers side window. When the vehicle came to a stop, detectives apprehended Billy Joe Craven and recovered approximately 2 grams of cocaine that was thrown from the vehicle. A 2000 Cadillac Deville and $698.00 US Currency was also seized. Estimated street value of cocaine seized is approximately $200.00.

February 7, 2009
The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Archdale, Thomasville and High Point Police Departments have solved a string of twelve armed robberies that occurred in the various jurisdictions beginning in October, 2008. Detectives with Thomasville Police Department arrested Christopher Lewis Cox, age 21, of Trinity, North Carolina after an attempted armed robbery in Thomasville on February 7, 2009. The arrest of Cox led them to his accomplice, Steve Craig Hopkins, age 46, also of Trinity. Both Cox and Hopkins have been arrested and are currently confined at the Davidson County Jail for multiple armed robberies committed in the City of Thomasville. Both subjects are currently confined at the Davidson County Jail where bond was set on Cox at $250,000 secured. Hopkins had not been arraigned at the time of this release. Randolph County Detectives have filed charges against both men for the Randolph County armed robbery at Finch Farm Exxon on Finch Farm Road in Trinity that occurred on October 31, 2008 and the armed robbery at Sam’s Mart #3 on Meadowbrook Road in Trinity that occurred on November 12, 2009. The warrants for those charges had not been served at the time of this release. Cox and Hopkins are both scheduled for District Court appearances in Davidson County on Monday, February 9, 2009.

February 6, 2009
On February 6, 2009 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Greensboro Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit, searched a residence located at 1716 Langley Loop Rd. Detectives located and seized approximately 66 grams (2 ounces) of cocaine, and a firearm along with ammunition. Estimated street value of cocaine seized is approximately $1,800.00. Isela Damary Motino and Adan Rosas Acosta were arrested.

February 5, 2009
On February 5, 2009 Deputies responded to 3233 Wow Rd Randleman N.C. to an armed robbery that occurred at the Worthville Road BP. Two white male suspects dressed in all black clothing and wearing what was described as flesh colored Halloween masks entered the store armed with a silver handgun and a shotgun. The suspects demanded money from the clerk then fled the store in a 2000 model or newer white four door passenger vehicle. The investigation is ongoing at this time and any one with information is asked to contact the Randolph County Sheriffs Office at 318-6699 or Crime Stoppers at 672-7463.

January 31, 2009
On January 31, 2009 after receiving information regarding Illegal Cockfighting, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, along with members of the Asheboro Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, executed a search warrant at 5254 Riverside Road. When Officers arrived, people started fleeing the scene. Subjects were secured inside and outside of the property, however several got away. Officers arrested 73 subjects and seized 73 vehicles, along with 2 firearms and a large sum of undisclosed US Currency. Cocaine and Marijuana were also located at the scene. Randolph County Animal Control was contacted and they took possession of 130 live roosters. Each subject was charged with Cockfighting and Cruelty to Animals, both which are Felonies. The Bonds ranged from $1,000.00 to $7,500.00 Secured.

January 15, 2009
On January 15, 2009 during a joint operation with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit and Randleman Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, Asuncion Cruz Garcia was arrested after detectives searched him and his vehicle in Randleman. Detectives located and seized approximately 57 grams (2 oz) of cocaine and $424.00 US Currency. A 1992 Honda Civic was also seized. Estimated street value of cocaine seized is approximately $6,000.00.

January 13, 2009
On January 13, 2009 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, along with Asheboro Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit, conducted a search at 2313 South Lake Dr. Detectives located and seized approximately 93.5 grams of marijuana, smoking devices, hand held scales, digital scales and other items of paraphernalia. Charges have been drawn on Walter George Kipilla and Anita Sides Greeson however they have not been arrested at this time. Estimated street value of marijuana seized is approximately $350.00.

January 5, 2009
On January 5, 2009 the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit conducted a search at 1591 Sandy Ridge Road in Liberty. Inside the residence Detectives located and seized a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and 9 firearms along with ammunition. Detectives also searched a 24 ft. toy hauler sports trailer and located a marijuana grow operation inside. Detectives located 12 marijuana plants which were approximately 1 ½ ft tall, along with grow lights, smoking devices and other paraphernalia. The 24 ft. toy hauler sports trailer was also seized due to the owner growing marijuana inside. Charges will be drawn on Kurt Jeffrey Martin. The estimated street value of marijuana plants seized, at full maturity, is approximately $12,000.00.