On August 19, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Beckerdite Road in Sophia for a reported assault. The caller reported that he was assaulted by known subjects riding UTVs on his property. The caller reported that he confronted the suspects and a verbal altercation ensued, resulting in the caller being assaulted. The Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Division, conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident and received conflicting stories among the parties.
The District Attorney’s Office was consulted regarding charges but due to a conflict of interest, the case was referred to the Conference of District Attorney’s for review. The case is currently pending review at this time.
Questions with regard to the pending investigation should be directed to the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys.