On December 26, 2022, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were searching the Ramseur/Liberty areas for Jimmy Ray Pearson, who had multiple outstanding warrants. A deputy observed his vehicle traveling north on Ramseur Julian Rd. Additional deputies responded and a traffic stop was initiated but Pearson refused to stop and continued on Colonial Trading Path. During a short, low speed vehicle pursuit, Pearson rammed a deputy’s vehicle, resulting in Pearson’s vehicle leaving the roadway and striking a concrete and rock stairway of a residence on Colonial Trading Path. Upon wrecking the vehicle, Pearson fled from the vehicle on foot; however, deputies quickly apprehended Pearson. During a subsequent search, paraphernalia and Methamphetamine were located and collected for evidence.
Pearson was transported by EMS to a local hospital for evaluation.
During a subsequent search of the vehicle, a pistol was located in the driver’s floorboard; Pearson is a convicted felon.
Upon release from the hospital, Pearson was transported to the Randolph County Detention Center where the magistrate found probable cause for the following charges: Felony Possession of a Firearm by Felon, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon on Government Official, Felony Flee/Elude Arrest w/Motor Vehicle, Misdemeanor Expired Registration, Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer, Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Inspection Violation and Fail to Maintain Lane Control. He was also served an outstanding Warrant out of Randolph County for Felony Possession of Stolen Goods. He was given a court date of December 30, 2022 in Randolph County District Court with a $300,000 secured bond.
He was additionally served outstanding Orders for Arrest and a Warrant for Arrest out of Guilford County for two counts Felony Larceny of Motor Vehicle, a Driving Left of Center infraction and Failure to Appear on Felony and Misdemeanor charges. He was given court dates of January 6th and 9th in Guilford County.
Pearson was served the Orders for Arrest for Failure to Appear on Felony charges out of Montgomery County with a January 10th appearance in Montgomery County; Failure to Appear on Misdemeanor charges in Davidson County with a January 11th court appearance in Davidson County. The bonds for those outstanding processes came to $109,500. His secured bond total is $409,500.
Names of Defendant:
Jimmy Ray Pearson