Second arrest made in shooting at Asheboro apartment


Deante Tre Devaughn Cheek

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ASHEBORO, N.C. — Asheboro police have arrested a second person in connection with a shooting at an apartment on March 6.

Deante Tre Devaughn Cheek, 21, of Asheboro, is charged with assault with  a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, first-degree burglary, possession of stolen goods, larceny after breaking and entering and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

On March 6 at 10:57 p.m., Asheboro police officers responded to a report of a possible overdose at 735 S. Church St., Apt. H, in Asheboro. When officers arrived they located a male victim lying in on the floor.

Officers determined the victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The victim, identified as Adalberto Jimenez Ortiz, 29, of Asheboro, was transported to Randolph Hospital and subsequently airlifted to another local hospital.

Further investigation revealed that the motive behind the crime was robbery. Two subjects knocked on the door and when Ortiz opened the door, demands were made for money, Asheboro police said. A struggle ensued and Ortiz was shot by one of the subjects.

Last week, Jessica Sierra Gannon, 20, of Asheboro, was arrested in connection with the case.

On Monday, Asheboro police arrested Cheek.

Cheek was placed in the Randolph County Jail under a $250,000 secured bond.

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