CRIME & SAFETY
One killed in single-vehicle crash in Randolph County
WINCHESTER, Ind. — One person was killed late Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident in Randolph County. According to Indiana State Police, Jason Beckley, 44 — of Mebane, North Carolina, about 25 miles northwest of Durham — was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, along Randolph County Road 300-W north of Ind. 32.
Man accused of assaulting woman at Asheboro Public Library
ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A man is facing several charges after an alleged assault on a woman at the Asheboro Public Library on Wednesday, according to Asheboro Police Department records. At around 8:59 a.m. on Wednesday, an Asheboro police officer came to the Asheboro Public Library on 201 Worth Street to investigate a report of […]
Troopers investigating fatal hit-and-run Sunday morning in Chatham County
Troopers investigating fatal hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning in Chatham County. The State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-and-run Sunday morning in Chatham County. According to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call about a body lying in the roadway near US Highway 64 and Bowers Store...
14 vehicles involved in crashes after debris falls from truck on I-73/74 in Asheboro
ASHEBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Debris that had fallen from a truck set off a chain of crashes on Interstate 73/74 south in Asheboro, according to Westside Fire & Rescue. In all, the situation involved five collisions and 14 vehicles. At 5:44 p.m. on Monday, Westside Fire & Rescue says...
Alleged drunken driver charged in fatal crash attempting to elude Laurinburg police out on bond
LAURINGBURG, N.C. (WBTW) — A 37-year-old man facing a slew of charges after attempting to elude Laurinburg police and then allegedly causing a head-on crash that killed a man is out of jail on bond, according to Philip McRae, Scotland County Clerk of Superior Court. McRae said Byron Leneau Hooks had his first appearance in […]
No Injuries after Fire at Georgia Pacific
ASHEBORO N.C. – No one was injured during a commercial fire at Georgia Pacific Wednesday evening, according to Asheboro Fire & Rescue Department. On Wednesday November 29th, 2023, at 7:40 p.m. crews from the Asheboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to Georgia Pacific, located at 200 McDowell Rd, for a report of a commercial fire.
Weekly Safety Report: Deadly Shooting and Propane Tank Explosion in High Point, NC
High Point, North Carolina experienced two incidents this week. The first incident involved a deadly shooting, where police found a person dead from a gunshot wound at a house on Blair Avenue. The second incident involved a man named Connor McKemey, who survived a propane tank explosion and went on to become a motivational speaker and author.
Man accused of attempting to escape jail in Randolph County
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A man is facing a felony charge after allegedly attempting to escape from jail, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say that James Ronald Corcoran, Jr, 33, attempted to escape from confinement in the Randolph County Detention Center on Nov. 23. Corcoran was caught by staff at the […]
Silk Hope FD investigating overnight fire
A fire broke out overnight at a Chatham County home. According to a dispatcher in Chatham County, a call went out a 2:23 a.m. for a fire on the 1300 block of Arthur Teague Road in Siler City. Six fire crews responded to the fire, with the Silk Hope Fire...
70-year-old man killed near Fort Liberty; $10,000 reward in hit-and-run
WRAL News spoke with family members of a man killed earlier this month in a hit-and-run near Fort Liberty. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the Nov. 2 crash that killed Francis Palmer, 70, who was riding a moped on his way home from work, according to family members.
Local Resident Adam Hollingsworth Tomlinson Arrested in Randolph County for Assault
Adam Hollingsworth Tomlinson was arrested on November 27, 2023, in Asheboro, Randolph County, following an assault. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and EMS attended the scene.
Man charged in fatal wrong-way crash in Laurinburg out on bond
LAURINBURG, N.C. (WPDE) — Byron Leneau Hooks, 37, of Asheboro, who was charged in a deadly wrong-way crash in Laurinburg appeared in appeared in court for a first appearance Wednesday morning with his attorney, according to Scotland County Clerk of Court Philip McRae. McRae said Hooks’ hearing has been...
Press Release: Thomasville battles multi-family house fire
Late Wednesday night, Thomasville firefighters responded to a multi-family, high-life hazard structure fire that has displaced 20 residents. At 10:28 p.m., firefighters were sent to 301 James Avenue. Police in the vicinity also arrived quickly and immediately began evacuating the involved and adjacent apartments. At 10:32 p.m., the first arriving fire officer confirmed a heavily involved structure fire with flames through the roof. The house is a two-story, eight-unit apartment building owned and operated by the Thomasville Housing Authority.
Greensboro Man, Thomas Dargan, Arrested and Charged with Girlfriend's Murder
Breaking news out of High Point as police arrest Thomas Dargan, charging him with the murder of Santana Bailey. Bailey was tragically found shot and killed at a Blair Avenue residence on Sunday morning. Stay tuned for more details.
Nationwide program keeps tabs on most violent offenders
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A nationwide program called Project Safe Neighborhoods is keeping tabs on the most violent offenders. “Unfortunately … crime doesn’t stop,” Randolph County Coordinator for Project Safe Neighborhoods Rodney Trogdon said. Trogdon oversees the program along with federal and state law enforcement agencies in Randolph County. The program keeps tabs on repeat […]
Boyfriend accused of killing girlfriend in High Point, police say
High Point police arrested a man accused of killing his girlfriend on Blair Avenue.
Local Hero Michael Taylor to Receive Save Award from Commissioner Causey in Randleman
North Carolina Insurance Commissioner, Mike Causey, will present Michael Taylor with a Save Award in Randleman, NC. The ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Taylor is being honored for his actions during a vehicle accident and fire on Sept. 4.
Randolph County Resident, John Charles Dubitz, Faces Serious Drug Charges
On November 8, 2023, John Charles Dubitz was arrested by the Randolph County Sheriff's Office Criminal Apprehension Team and the NC Probation and Parole. He was found in a driveway with methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and unidentified pills.
Greenway bridge damaged in wreck
HIGH POINT — A section of the High Point Greenway remains closed indefinitely after it was damaged in a hit-and-run crash. A 2016 Chevrolet Malibu ran off Deep River Road and struck a wooden pedestrian bridge near Gordon Road around 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 24, according to High Point Police Department reports.
Franklinville Resident, John Christopher Sykes, Arrested for Felony Car Theft on Allred Street
On October 18, 2023, a car theft was reported on Allred Street, Franklinville. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report. The victim told the officers that a witness saw a flatbed truck loading the stolen car. During the investigation, two neighbors said they spoke with John Christopher Sykes, who was at the scene in another car.