Randolph County Sheriff’s Department

Funds coming to aid sheriff’s office in fighting cyber crimes

Funds coming to aid sheriff’s office in fighting cyber crimes

ASHEBORO — The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office will receive a grant to assist in investigating internet crimes against children. The sheriff’s office received notification last week of the $73,468.37 awarded in local law enforcement funding from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations. The funding was awarded for the Internet Crimes Against Children unit to add an additional forensic work station, purchase mobile forensic equipment and software, and attend advanced training.   Funding is earmarked by the Legislature for agencies that investigate ICAC across the state and is administered through the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association. Randolph County has two detectives…
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Four charged in catalytic converter theft ring

Four charged in catalytic converter theft ring

ASHEBORO — Members of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office were involved in weeks of investigating before announcing arrests that what has been described as a theft ring targeting catalytic converters. The investigation stretched to multiple counties. Eventually, charges were filed against James Kennedy Jr., 28; Ricky Shawn Morris, 38; Christopher Allen Bolling, 37; and Christopher Cole Lawson, 35.  Police reported that catalytic converters were taken from a variety of locales. Automobiles owned by some of the victims were simply in parking lots. “It takes a lot of money to replace those converters,” Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt said. “That’s money…
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