On September 5, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to Fork Creek Mill Rd., Asheboro, in reference to a burglary that had already occurred.
Following an investigation, charges were sought against Jonathan Mercado Jaimes on September 7, 2023, for felony breaking and/or entering, felony larceny of a firearm, and felony larceny after break/enter for which the magistrate found probable cause to issue a warrant.
On September 7, 2023, deputies assisted NC Probation and Parole Officers with a check-in and search of their offender, Winfred Dean Bowman, at 9566 Erect Rd. Deputies located Jaimes inside the residence, and he was placed into custody for an outstanding order for arrest.
Controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, and firearms were located during a search of the property. Bowman, a convicted felon, is prohibited from possessing firearms.
After further investigation, it was discovered the firearms found in the residence had been reported stolen on September 5, 2023, from Fork Creek Mill Rd.
Bowman and Jaimes were arrested and transported the Randolph County Detention Center.
Upon arrival at the Detention Center, Probation Officers served a misdemeanor probation violation on Bowman for which he received a $50,000 secured bond. Deputies and Detectives charged Bowman with felony possession of firearm(s) by felon, felony possession of stolen firearm(s), felony possession of Schedule III controlled substance, misdemeanor resisting public officer, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and the magistrate found probable cause. Bowman was issued a total secured bond amount of $81,500 with an initial appearance set for September 8, 2023, in Randolph County District Court.
Jaimes was served his outstanding warrant and order for arrest. The magistrate found probable cause for an additional charge against Jaimes for felony possession of a stolen firearm. He was issued a $76,000 total secured bond with a first appearance set for September 8, 2023, in Randolph County District Court.
Name of Defendant:
Jonathan Mercado Jaimes Winfred Dean Bowman
Age: 22 Age: 57