Pipe bombs, fugitive keep sheriff’s department on alert

Crime Scene

RANDLEMAN – A couple of notable crime reports came during the past week from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

A citizen contacted sheriff’s office communications because of what appeared to be the uncovering of pipe bombs.

The sheriff’s office responded to Providence Church Road in Randleman. Deputies on the scene saw pictures taken by the person and confirmed that these were “consistent with the construction of explosive material.”

Area residents were asked to evacuate and the Greensboro Police Department Bomb Squad was called in for assistance.

Two viable devices and five partially constructed devices were identified and destroyed. The sheriff’s office also had assistance from the ATF.

Joshua Tyler Yehl, 30, who is in Bladen County Detention Center on unrelated charges, has been identified as a suspect in this case. Yehl’s grandparents discovered the explosives.

Fugitive caught in Asheboro

A Virginia fugitive was discovered in Randolph County following a welfare check, according to the sheriff’s office last week.

Deputies went to a home on Fairview Farm Road in Asheboro to perform a welfare check.

Charles Nicholas Doss, 24, had three outstanding warrants for arrest and was also wanted in Virginia for felony grand larceny with full extradition.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies discovered Doss outside arguing with a woman. Doss then ran into the home. Deputies entered and detained him while checking on the welfare of the other people in the home.

Following an investigation, Doss was arrested on his outstanding warrants and taken to the Randolph County Detention Center. Among the charges are two counts of misdemeanor assault on a female, resisting a public officer and first-degree trespassing.

Doss was given a $48,000 secured bond for his outstanding warrants. He was given no bond on domestic-related charges. He was served with the fugitive warrant out of Virginia for felony grand larceny and was given an additional $50,000 secured bond, bringing his total bond to $98,000.

By Randolph Record