Asheboro teen charged after string of vehicle break-ins

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James Parker Sexton

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a string of motor vehicle break-ins in Randolph County.

According to police, numerous calls were made on Wednesday in reference to motor vehicles being broken into in the vicinity of Mechanic Road.

Following an investigation, deputies received suspect descriptions as well as information on a possible location of the suspects involved. Contact was made with one of the suspects.

James Parker Sexton, 17, of Asheboro, was arrested and charged with four counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, two counts of misdemeanor larceny; and one count each of breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools, felony larceny, felony possession of stolen goods, injury to personal property, injury to real property, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting a public officer.

An investigation is ongoing and other charges may be forthcoming.


  • FaithC

    Only 17…and he already thinks he is some tough guy. If he wants to act like a criminal then treat him like one. Charge him as an adult and toss him in jail.

  • nurse one

    He’s lucky he did not attempt homes. Hopefully some one can reach him. If not, send him away before he hurts other people.One thing leads to another.

  • kbug

    Wow this boy went to elementary school with me even called him my boyfriend in 5th grade…he use to be such a good kid and wanted to make something of himself I hope he learns a lesson and I pray he turns into something not than a thief everyone deserves a second chance

  • friend

    He is a sweet kid but even good kids go bad sometime. Since his dad passed away it changed his whole outlook on life and made him question who he was and where does he fit in and he felt all along in life. Still no reason for his actions and makes me mad that it was him along with others in our trailer park and I no it…. I thought of him like a son and felt sorry for him Justice needs to be served for his actions and he needs to bring down the others that were seen with him… It was my neighborhood that was involved.. poor James hate this buddie but you make your before now you gatta lay In it..

    • Will Grant

      It’s funny that you somehow think any other posters are accountable to you, “420 Associate”

      This Eminem wanna-be is going to receive a warm welcome from the other residents…and his middle name is “Parker” oh, brother… within half an hour, he’ll be known as “Parallel Parker”

  • 420 Associate

    Will Grant it was somewhat of a joke. I look at it like this black,white,Mexican,green,blue, whatever a criminal is a criminal. But it always seems that when blk ppl commit crimes someone always has something negative to say. But all in all he’s young & I hope he learns from his mistakes & better himself.

  • maranda

    I can’t believe my cousin would go an do this. I know his dad is rolling in his grave right now. James your my cousin an i love you but it just kills me to see a family member do something like this.

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