Man wanted on sex charges involving a child injured in Randolph County crash

Michael Edwards Everhart

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. – A man who had been wanted for sex charges against a child is in the hospital after a crash in Randolph County.

Michael Edwards Everhart faces felony charges of statutory rape of a child, statutory sex offence with a child and felonious restraint, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the suspect was in a single-vehicle crash south of Asheboro on Friday and sustained life-threatening injuries.

The suspect knew he was wanted by authorities and called the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office prior to his crash, according to deputies.

The crash happened on Interstate 73 near mile-marker 69 at about 4:30 p.m. The suspect was airlifted to the hospital at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Details about the allegations against the suspect have not been released. Authorities plan to arrest the suspect once he’s out of the hospital.