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Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Arrests Youngsville Man on Multiple Drug Charges

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-Information courtesy Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group arrested Franklin County resident William Ryan Brown on June 22, 2020, on a variety of drug charges.

The investigation began when the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit received information and complaints from multiple sources alleging that Mr. Brown was involved in illegal drug activity in and around Franklin County. During the investigation, probable cause was established and a search warrant was executed at Mr. Brown’s residence, located at 102 Bridle Trail, Youngsville, NC.

As a result of the search warrant, 822 bindles of heroin, 33 grams of Methamphetamine, multiple firearms, various pills and drug paraphernalia were seized. The street value of the heroin seized is estimated to be $20,550 and the street value of the Methamphetamine seized is estimated to be $9,600.

Mr. Brown was charged with Trafficking Heroin by Possession, Trafficking Methamphetamine by Possession, Possess With Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin, Sell Heroin, Possess With Intent to Sell and Deliver a Schedule III Controlled Substance, Possess With Intent to Sell and Deliver a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Possession of THC Isolates and Maintaining a Dwelling for the Purpose of Storing Controlled Substances.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group was assisted in this investigation by US Marshals and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Sheriff Kent Winstead stated, “These investigations are vital to disrupting illegal drug trafficking in our county. We are appreciative of the cooperation with our federal partners and the information provided by our citizens that aided us in this investigation.”

Mr. Brown is currently being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $300,000 secured bond.

William Ryan Brown (32)
102 Bridle Trail, Youngsville, NC
Youngsville, NC 27596

If you have information regarding this case or if you would like to report drug activity in your community, please contact Sgt. Ken Pike at (919) 496-2186.

Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Arrests Warren Co. Man on Felony Drug Charges

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-Information courtesy Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

On May 6, 2020, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group arrested Warren County resident Tyrone Neal on three felony drug charges.

The arrest came as a result of a vehicle stop in the White Level area of Franklin County. The Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group was conducting enforcement patrol after receiving complaints and information regarding drug activity occurring throughout that area of the county.

On May 6, 2020, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group arrested Warren County resident Tyrone Neal on three felony drug charges. (FCSO photo)

Mr. Neal’s vehicle was stopped and, as a result, approximately 58 grams of Powder and Crack Cocaine, as well as US Currency, were seized. The street value of the drugs seized is estimated to be $5,800.

Sheriff Kent Winstead stated, “Our Special Operations Group continues to be responsive to information provided by the citizens of our county. This type of information allows our enforcement to be strategic and raises the chances we can be successful in removing these dangerous drugs from our neighborhoods.”

Tyrone Neal was placed in the Franklin County Detention Facility under a $65,000 secured bond.

Tyrone Neal (48)
213 Neal Ln.
Warrenton, NC 27589

Charges include:
Trafficking in Cocaine (2 counts)
Maintain a Vehicle for the Purpose of Selling Controlled Substances

For more information concerning this investigation or to report drug activity in your neighborhood, please contact Sgt. Ken Pike at (919) 496-2186.

FCSO: Two Arrested Under New ‘Death by Distribution’ Law

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-Information courtesy the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

On April 29, 2020, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group closed an investigation into a January 2020 incident involving the drug overdose death of Franklin County resident, Tiffany Moss.

The subsequent investigation led detectives to Kristen Jade Bailey and Matthew James Bond of Zebulon, who were arrested and charged with Death by Distribution, a Class C Felony in North Carolina.

Kristen Jade Bailey (FCSO photo)

Since January, detectives have executed several search warrants and conducted numerous interviews that confirmed Kristen Bailey and Matthew Bond were the sources of the controlled substance that led to the overdose death of Ms. Moss.

After confirming the cause of death was from Fentanyl, Heroin, and Gabapentin Toxicity, detectives conferred with the District Attorney’s Office and proceeded with the charge of Death by Distribution on both. This law was recently created and passed by the North Carolina General Assembly and became law on December 1, 2019. The intent of this law is to hold distributors of certain controlled substances that lead to a person’s death, accountable for their actions.

Sheriff Kent Winstead stated, “These types of investigations are unfortunate and heartbreaking. Our office continues to put an emphasis on trying to prevent these tragedies from occurring. When they do occur, we intend to exercise every option we have to hold those who distribute these deadly drugs, accountable.”

Matthew James Bond (FCSO photo)

Kristen Jade Bailey was placed in the Franklin County Detention Facility under a $90,000 secured bond.

Matthew James Bond was placed in the Franklin County Detention Facility under a $100,000 secured bond.

Kristen Jade Bailey (30)
1115 Ridgecrest Dr.
Zebulon, NC 27597

Charges include:
Death by Distribution

Matthew James Bond (36)
1115 Ridgecrest Dr.
Zebulon, NC 27597

Charges include:
Death by Distribution

For more information concerning this investigation or to report drug activity in your neighborhood, please contact Sgt. Ken Pike at (919) 496-2186.

Three Arrested After Drugs Thrown Over Fence at Franklin Correctional Center

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-Press Release, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

On March 27, 2020, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested three individuals for multiple drug offenses related to possessing and attempting to distribute controlled substances to inmates at Franklin Correctional Center in Bunn, NC

The investigation began when a citizen observed a vehicle stop in front of the Franklin Correctional Center, and one of the passengers jumped out and threw an object over the fence. The concerned citizen contacted the Franklin County Sheriffs Office to report the incident and was able to provide information that aided deputies in locating and stopping the vehicle

Ditereal Harris (FCSO photo)

Once the vehicle was stopped, members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit contacted employees at Franklin Correctional Center and were informed that two of their correctional officers also observed the incident and were able to quickly locate the item thrown over the fence. The correctional officers were able to confirm that controlled substances were in the item thrown over the fence

Drug Unit detectives retrieved the item and discovered marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and MDMA inside the item thrown over the fence. As a result, Ditereal Harris, Xavier White and Rotonia Lowery Moore, all of Raeford, NC, were arrested.

Sheriff Kent Winstead stated, “This case began when a concerned citizen saw something suspicious and they acted. By calling the Sheriffs Office and giving vital information, our deputies were able to find and stop the vehicle. The investigation that developed as a result of their initiative kept dangerous drugs out of the hands of individuals inside of Franklin Correctional Center.” 

Xavier White (FCSO photo)

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit was assisted in this investigation by the Franklin Correctional Center. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.

Ditereal Harris – 310 Locust Lane Raeford, NC 28376, 18-years-old 

Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin, Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver Methamphetamines, Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver MDMA, Deliver Cocaine, Deliver Marijuana, Deliver Heroin, Deliver Methamphetamines, Deliver MDMA, Felony Possession of Marijuana.

Xavier White – 526 East 6th Avenue Raeford, NC 28376, 18-years-old 

Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin, Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver Methamphetamines, Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver MDMA, Deliver Cocaine, Deliver Marijuana, Deliver Heroin, Deliver Methamphetamines, Deliver MDMA, Felony Possession of Marijuana. 

Rotonia Lowery Moore (FCSO photo)

Ditereal Harris and Xavier White are both being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.

Rotonia Lowery Moore – 116 Dalmation Drive Raeford, NC 28376, 33-years-old

Maintain a Vehicle for the purpose of Storing Controlled Substances. 

Rotonia Lowery Moore was given an $15,000 unsecured bond. 

For more information concerning this investigation or to report drug activity in your neighborhood, please contact Sgt. Ken Pike at (919) 4962186.

Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Adopts Additional Restrictions Effective March 23

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-Information courtesy the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

As COVID-19 continues to spread, law enforcement agencies are required to take additional steps to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus to our staff and the public. Sheriff Kent Winstead, along with his command staff, with recommendations from a variety of sources of federal, state, and local government agencies has adopted additional restrictions effective Monday, March 23, 2020.

The following restrictions are in effect until further notice or otherwise stated. We appreciate your cooperation and also the understanding of prioritizing the safety of our employees and the citizens of Franklin County.

  1. New concealed carry applications will not be accepted at this time.
  2. Concealed carry renewal applications that expire from now until June will be accepted. Any renewals for concealed carry permits that expire after June will need to apply for their renewal after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
  3. Change of address forms for concealed carry permits which the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is not the holder of will not be accepted at this time.
  4. Fingerprinting will continue to be suspended.
  5. Only two (2) persons will be permitted in the Sheriff’s Office lobby at any given time.
  6. Requests for reports will be sent via email or postal carrier. Requests for report copies can still be made by calling (919) 496-2186.
  7. Jail visitation is currently suspended.

FCSO: Vehicle Stop Leads to Drug Arrest of Elm City Man

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-Press Release, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

On March 5, 2020, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group arrested and charged Barrett Tyler Powell, of Elm City, NC, with multiple drug offenses.

The arrest was the result of a vehicle stop conducted by the Community Action Team (CAT) where felony amounts of marijuana and THC Isolates were found. Information gathered during the arrest led law enforcement officers to a storage unit in Wilson, NC, where US Currency and additional THC Isolates were discovered.

On March 5, 2020, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group arrested and charged Barrett Tyler Powell, of Elm City, NC, with multiple drug offenses. (FCSO photo)

Sheriff Kent Winstead stated, “Our drug enforcement initiatives continue to be focused on finding and arresting individuals that choose to push illegal drugs in our communities. We are thankful to our partners outside of Franklin County who assisted us in this case.” 

The Franklin County Special Operations Group was assisted in this investigation by the Wilson Police Department, Nash County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected. 

Barrett Tyler Powell was placed in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $60,000 secured bond. 

Barrett Tyler Powell, age 28, 5145 Overbrook DriveElm City, NC 2782

Charges: Felony Possession of Marijuana Possess with the Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of THC Isolate, Maintain a Vehicle for the purpose of Selling a Controlled Substance. 

For more information concerning this investigation or to report drug activity in your neighborhood, please contact Sgt. Ken Pike at (919) 496-2186.

Strickland Charged With 27 Counts of Exploiting Elderly Relative

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-Press Release, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

On June 6, 2019, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a tip regarding a female elderly person being exploited for financial gain by a relative of the victim. After an extensive in-depth investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, Kevin Anthony Strickland was charged with 27 counts of Exploit Disabled/Elder Trust. 

Kevin Anthony Strickland (FCSO photo)

Kevin Anthony Strickland was located in Tennessee and was extradited to Franklin County where he was formally charged and received a secured bond of $350,000.

This matter remains under investigation and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone should have any additional information pertaining to this investigation, please call Detective Ashley Camp at 919-340-4312. 

Kevin Anthony Strickland, 45-years-old

3140 Bennett Road

Cookeville, TN 38506

Louisburg Man Arrested on Stolen Vehicle, B&E Charges

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-Press Release, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

On February 6, 2020, personnel at Richards Oil Company located at 2063 NC 39 N. Louisburg reported a vehicle had been stolen. On February 7, 2020, around 2 a.m. officers responded to an alarm activation at Royal Food Mart and found the building had been broken into. Hours later, the Dollar General located at 5977 NC 561 HWY Louisburg was also broken into. 

Charlie Brantley Hudson III (FCSO photo)

Detectives with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigated the crimes and were able to identify Charlie Brantley Hudson III as a person of interest in the crimes. On February 8, 2020, Charlie Brantley Hudson III was arrested in Vance County. 

Charlie Brantley Hudson III was charged with one (1) count of Larceny of Motor Vehicle, one (1) count Felony Larceny, two (2) counts Breaking & Entering, and two (2) counts of Larceny After Breaking & Entering.

Charlie Hudson III is currently being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $40,000.00 secured bond. 

This matter remains under investigation and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone should have any additional information involving this investigation, please call Detective Dean Woody at (919) 340-4369.

Charlie Brantley Hudson III

49 years old

867 Moulton Road Louisburg, NC 27549

FCSO: Rodgers, Kittrell Resident, Arrested on Rape Charge

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-Information courtesy Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division issued a warrant for arrest on Terell Fredrick Rodgers, Franklin County resident, on Friday, January 31, 2020. Charges consisted of the following: (1) count Felony Second Degree Forcible Rape and (1) count Misdemeanor Sexual Battery.

Terell Fredrick Rodgers (FCSO photo)

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Terell Fredrick Rodgers was arrested and served on the above-listed charges by Louisburg Police Department.

Terell Fredrick Rodgers was given a $100,000.00 secure bond and is currently being held in the Franklin County Detention Center.

Terell Fredrick Rodgers
32 Hedge Way
Kittrell, NC 27544
DOB: 02/01/1993

 

Mims Charged With Abduction of Children

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-Press Release, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Unit arrested William Richard Mims, a Wake County resident on January 22, 2020. William Richard Mims was charged with the following: one (1) count of Abduction of Children. 

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Unit arrested William Richard Mims, a Wake County resident on January 22, 2020. Mims was charged with the following: one (1) count of Abduction of Children. (FCSO photo)

William Richard Mims is currently being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $70,000.00 secured bond. 

This matter remains under investigation and no further information will be released at this time. If anyone should have any additional information pertaining to this investigation, please contact Detective Dean Woody at 919-340-4369. 

William Richard Mims – 51 years of age127 Windsor Drive Wake Forest, NC 27587