Parents of shooting suspect in Asheboro fatality face felony charges

ASHEBORO – The Asheboro Police Department obtained warrants for the parents of a teenage suspect in a fatal shooting earlier this month. They’ve been charged with aiding the suspect in evading arrest.

Both the mother, Denisse Vera-Covarrubias, and the father, Alfredo Martinez Ramirez, were placed in Randolph County Jail, the police department said.

Pedro Ortiz-Perez died May 14, nearly two weeks after a shooting near North Asheboro Park. Ortiz-Perez, 16, was a member of the high school boys’ soccer team at Southwestern Randolph.

Vera-Covarrubias, 43, was taken into custody at her home and transported to the jail with a felony charge of accessory after the fact and issued a $25,000 secured bond. Martinez Ramirez, 38, turned himself in at the jail and also was charged with accessory after the fact and issued a $30,000 secured bond.

The 16-year-old suspect was arrested May 10 in Statesville.

By Randolph Record