Man arrested after 2 separate chases involving 2 stolen vehicles in Randolph County


Robert Alexander Crumpton

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ASHEBORO, N.C. — A Randolph County man was arrested Thursday after two separate chases involving two stolen vehicles on Wednesday and Thursday, according to Sheriff Robert Graves.

Robert Alexander Crumpton, 32, of Pleasant Garden, is charged with two counts of felony fleeing to elude arrest, two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, driving while license revoked, resisting a public officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.

On Wednesday night while pumping gas at the Level Cross BP, a Randolph County sheriff’s deputy was approached by a citizen and told that a gold Ford F-250 sitting at one of the gas pumps had been stolen out of Guilford County. The citizen said he recognized the truck because it belonged to a family member who reported it stolen a few days earlier.

The deputy approached the truck and noticed it did not have a license plate. The deputy asked the driver to step out of the truck and the driver sped off out of the parking lot, Graves said.

A chase took place but because of the traffic and the fact that the truck crossed into Guilford County, the chase was called off.

Graves said the deputy was able to get a good look at the suspect and passed the description along to other deputies.

On Thursday afternoon, another deputy spotted a suspect matching the description driving a burgundy Ford F-250 just south of Asheboro. That truck was also missing a license plate, Graves said.

The deputy attempted a traffic stop on Business 220 South and the truck sped off, starting a chase that cut through Asheboro and ended on Worth Street, Graves said. At the dead end of Worth Street, the suspect ran from the truck and was taken into custody after a brief foot chase.

Graves said the burgundy F-250 had been stolen from a car dealership in Greensboro.

Deputies recovered the gold F-250 from Wednesday’s chase in the Seagrove area, Graves said.

Crumpton was placed in the Randolph County Jail under a $75,000 secured bond.

Crumpton is a Randolph County resident, despite his home address being listed as Pleasant Garden — which is in Guilford County.

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