Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Credits Teamwork for Successful Weekend – About Your Online Magazine


It was a busy Easter weekend for the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Within 24 hours, they found two homicide cases and a car chase that resulted in shots fired at police officers. The chaos started when the sheriff’s office got a call about a murder on Emmanuel Church Road just after 3 am on April 3. While trying to find the suspect, a kidnapping case turned into a high-speed car chase that went all the way to Rowan County. During the chase, the suspect fired several shots at police vehicles in pursuit. Hours later, another call came from Plummer Street, where three individuals had been shot. As of Monday morning, the Sheriff’s Office had suspects in all three cases in custody. Captain Chris Maness leads the county’s Criminal Investigation Division and says it is proof of his teamwork with the criminal apprehension team that tracked the suspects, including the first murder suspect, Brian King. “He went to Morrisville and then returned to Statesville. And they stayed with him,” said Captain Maness. “They arrested him at approximately 2 am Sunday morning, while we were on the second homicide investigation.” Manness said it was the first time in his 28 years at the Sheriff’s Office that he saw suspects in two separate murders being interviewed minutes after each. From others. Sheriff Greg Seabolt says many policemen worked extremely long hours, some on their days off. “The citizens of Randolph County should be proud of the member of this sheriff’s office. They went beyond what was expected of them that day,” Sheriff Seabolt said. “As a result, we have three people in prison for these three cases and that is making Randolph County safer, and that is our goal.”

It was a busy Easter weekend for the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Within 24 hours, they found two homicide cases and a car chase that resulted in shots fired at police officers.

The chaos started when the Sheriff’s Office received a call about a homicide on Emmanuel Church Road, shortly after 3 am on April 3.

While trying to find the suspect, a kidnapping case turned into a high-speed car chase that went all the way to Rowan County. During the chase, the suspect fired several shots at police vehicles in pursuit.

Hours later, another call came from Plummer Street, where three people had been shot.

As of Monday morning, the Sheriff’s Office had suspects in all three cases in custody.

Captain Chris Maness leads the County Criminal Investigation Division and says it is proof of his teamwork with the criminal apprehension team that tracked the suspects, including the first murder suspect, Brian King.

“He went to Morrisville and then returned to Statesville. And they stayed with him,” said Captain Maness. “They arrested him at approximately 2 am Sunday morning, while we were on the second homicide investigation.”

Manness said it was the first time in his 28 years with the Sheriff’s Office that he saw suspects in two separate murders being interviewed within minutes of each other.

Sheriff Greg Seabolt says many policemen worked extremely long hours, some on their days off.

“Randolph County citizens should be proud of the member of this sheriff’s office. They went beyond what was expected of them that day, ”said Sheriff Seabolt. “As a result, we have three people in prison for these three cases and that is making Randolph County safer, and that is our goal.”

Paula Fonseca