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Stolen Motor Vehicle
May 19, 2022

Burlington Police Department
Stolen Motor Vehicle
Case Number: 2022-02997
BOLO: Stolen Black 2007 Lexus LS460
NC Registration: TAV-1695
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Multiple Felony Charges After Ongoing Narcotics Investigation
May 18, 2022

Alamance County Sheriff's Office
Two Arrested With Multiple Felony Charges After Ongoing Narcotics Investigation
 
On Tuesday, May 9, 2022, the Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes and Special Operations Units began an investigation of suspected narcotics distribution from a Burlington residence. The suspects were identified as Tyrell Gregory Watlington and Rodney Lamar Bell. During the investigation, on Monday, May 16, 2022, Mr. Watlington was stopped for a speeding violation on I-40 east at Huffman Mill Rd. Mr. Watlington was accompanied by Mr. Bell.
 
A K-9 gave a positive indication of contraband in the vehicle. Deputies conducted a probable cause search and located 172.95 grams of cocaine located under the front passenger seat of the vehicle.
 
Mr. Watlington and Mr. Bell were placed under arrest. During a search of Mr. Watlington’s person, Deputies found .81 grams of fentanyl in his possession. A search of Mr. Bell’s person found him to be in possession of 3.86 grams of marijuana.
 
Pursuant to the investigation and traffic stop, a search warrant was conducted at Mr. Watlington’s residence, 344 Foster St., Burlington, NC. During a search of the residence, an additional 43.98 grams of cocaine, 14.66 grams of fentanyl, 3.36 grams of marijuana, 31 dosage units of Suboxone, 1 dosage unit of Lorazepam, and a stolen firearm were located. Both suspects were transported to the Alamance County Detention Center.
 
Name: Tyrell Gregory Watlington B/M/34
Charges: 3cts: Felony Trafficking in Cocaine
Trafficking Opium or Heron
2cts: Felony Possession With Intent to Sell Distribute Cocaine
Possession of Fentanyl
Possession With Intent to Sell Distribute Sch II Controlled
Substance
Maintaining a Dwelling Place for Controlled Substance
Felony Possession of a Stolen Firearm
Felony Possession of Firearm by Felon
Possession With Intent to Sell Distribute Marijuana
Possession With Intent to Sell Distribute Suboxone
Misdemeanor Simple Possession Lorazepam
Misdemeanor Possession Marijuana Paraphernalia
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
 
Name: Rodney Lamar Bell B/M/33
Charges: 2cts: Felony Trafficking in Cocaine
Possession With Intent to Sell Distribute Cocaine PWISD
Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Parapherna
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Shootings
May 13, 2022

Burlington Police Department
Shooting Investigation
 
BURLINGTON, NC— Through the months of April and May the Burlington Police Department has investigated several shootings throughout the city of Burlington. During these investigations no persons were injured, however, several homes and vehicles were struck by gunfire.
 
At this point in these investigations the following arrests were made:
 
• Kenyon Leathers, a 18-year-old male of Burlington, NC o Felony Speed to Elude o Discharge Firearm into Occupied Property o $200,000 secure bond.
 
• Rarheem Bowens, 21-year-old male of Durham, NC o Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana o $40,000 secure bond.
 
Both individuals were also served with various Orders for Arrest and Warrants from other agencies for unrelated crimes.
 
These investigations are on-going and further charges are possible. Bowens and Leathers are currently in the custody of the Alamance County Jail. The Burlington Police Department believes that there are victims in these shooting cases that have not come forward.
 
UPDATE:
As a continuation of the investigation the Burlington Police Department executed a search warrant on a residence in the 512-B Peele Street on May 12th, 2022.
 
As a result of that search warrant the following arrests were made:
 
• Diamond Nichole Gilmore, a 25-year-old female of 512-B Peele St. Burlington, NC o Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana o Felony Maintaining A Dwelling for the Sale of Controlled Substances o $22,375 Secure Bond
 
• Donye Marques Dark, a 23-year-old male, of 7204 Eliza Ln. Mebane, NC o Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana o Possession of a Firearm by a Felon o Possession of a Stolen Firearm o $40,000 Secure Bond
 
• Dewayne Lamont Richmond Jr, a 22-year-old male, of 512-B Peele St. Burlington, NC o Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana o Felony Maintaining A Dwelling for the Sale of Controlled Substances o $10,000 Secure Bond
 
These investigations are on-going and further charges are possible. The Burlington Police Department continues to seek the assistance of the community in solving these crimes and preventing future violence.
The Burlington Police Department is actively seeking anyone with information regarding this investigation or any other related investigation. We ask you to call the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500. For anonymous methods, call Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or by using the mobile App P3 Tips or www.p3tips.com. Tips provided through Crimestoppers may be eligible for cash rewards.
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Soliciting Prostitution
May 13, 2022

Alamance County Sheriff's Office
Soliciting Prostitution Leads To Charges Against Burlington Man
 
On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, members of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Human Exploitation Team conducted an undercover operation, investigating individuals who were soliciting prostitution. During the investigation, Detectives conducted a traffic stop on an individual who had solicited prostitution for money. That individual was identified as Leopoldo Adrian Vargas.
 
A probable cause search was conducted on Mr. Vargas’ vehicle where 82 grams of marijuana was located inside the vehicle. Mr. Vargas was arrested and transported to the Alamance County Detention Center.
 
Name: Leopoldo Adrian Vargas
Charges: Solicitation of Prostitution
Possession of Marijuana
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Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon
May 12, 2022

Burlington Police Department

Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon

 

BURLINGTON, NC— On 05/12/2022 at 2:19 p.m., officers responded to Family Dollar at 1519 Rauhut Street in reference to a Robbery. Upon arrival, the clerk advised officers the suspect entered the store, approached the clerk with a semi-automatic handgun, and stolen an undetermined amount of US currency. The suspect then fled the area on foot and is still at large. There were no injuries reported during this incident. A picture of the suspect will be attached to this release.

 

The suspect was described as follows:

 

Suspect - Black male, approximately 5’08” to 6' tall, late teens to mid-twenties, and slim in stature. He was wearing a black face mask, grey and black hoodie, red pants, and white shoes.

 

The Burlington Police Department is actively seeking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500. For anonymous methods, call Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or by using the mobile App P3 Tips. Tips provided through Crimestoppers may be eligible for cash rewards.

 

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Equipment Violation Leads To Felony Drug Charges
May 12, 2022

Alamance County Sheriff's Office
Equipment Violation Leads To Felony Drug Charges
 
On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Deputies conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation. The stop took place at Cooper Rd. and E. Harden St. in Graham, N.C. While talking with the driver, Deputies detected the odor of marijuana and observed the contraband in plain view.
 
During a probable cause search of the vehicle, Deputies found approximately 115 grams of marijuana, 29 grams of a THC edible, and various items of drug paraphernalia.
 
The driver, identified as Rashaad Mikeon Morrow, was arrested and transported to the Alamance Counter Detention Center.
 
Name: Rashaad Mikeon Morrow
Charges: 1ct: Felony Possession of Marijuana
1ct: Felony Possession With Intent to Sell/Distribute Marijuana
1ct: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia
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Felony Possession Of Meth
May 12, 2022

Alamance County Sheriff's Office
Passenger Of Vehicle Found Unconscious, Later Charged With Felony Possession Of Meth
 
On Wednesday morning May 11th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m., Deputies encountered a suspicious vehicle in 5600blk of S. NC 62 Hwy. Deputies were told by the driver that the vehicle ran out of gas.
 
Deputies observed that the passenger, identified as Brandon Eastwood, was unconscious. Deputies were unable to wake him and called EMS. After several minutes, Mr. Eastwood woke up. Deputies observed a folded piece of paper in Mr. Eastwood’s lap containing approximately 2.2 grams of methamphetamine.
EMS crews on the scene checked out Mr. Eastwood and determined no further medical attention was needed.
 
Mr. Eastwood was arrested and taken to the Alamance County Detention Center.
Name: Brandon Dewayne Eastwood
Charge: 1ct: Felony Possession of Methamphetamine
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Shooting
May 12, 2022

Burlington Police Department
Shooting Investigation
 
BURLINGTON, NC— Through the months of April and May the Burlington Police Department has been investigated several shootings throughout the city of Burlington. During these investigations no persons were injured, however, several homes and vehicles were struck by gunfire. At this point in these investigations the following arrests were made:
 
• Kenyon Leathers, a 18-year-old male of Burlington, NC o Felony Speed to Elude o Discharge Firearm into Occupied Property o $200,000 secure bond.
 
• Rarheem Bowens, 21-year-old male of Durham, NC o Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana o $40,000 secure bond.
 
Both individuals were also served with various Orders for Arrest and Warrants from other agencies for unrelated crimes. These investigations are ongoing and further charges are possible. Bowens and Leathers are currently in the custody of the Alamance County Jail.
 
The Burlington Police Department believes that there are victims in these shooting cases that have not come forward. We are asking for the community’s assistance with identifying these individuals.
 
The Burlington Police Department is actively seeking anyone with information regarding this investigation or any other related investigation. We ask you to call the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500. For anonymous methods, call Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or by using the mobile App P3 Tips or www.p3tips.com. Tips provided through Crimestoppers may be eligible for cash rewards.
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Strike Teams Apprehend Two Felons
May 06, 2022

Alamance County Sheriff's Office
Strike Teams Apprehend Two Felons During Traffic Stop
 
On Thursday, May 5, 2022, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Deputies with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Strike Teams conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the city of Burlington.
The driver of the vehicle did not stop immediately for the blue lights and siren and continued to drive the vehicle for about a block before coming to a stop. As this appeared to be suspicious to the Strike Team members, further investigation was conducted.
 
As a result of a positive alert from a K9 trained to alert to the odor of narcotics, a search of the vehicle was conducted. Upon the search, narcotics, currency, and 2 firearms were seized from the vehicle.
 
Both occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody and booked into the Alamance County Detention Center.
 
Name: Matthew Rashad Thompson
Charges: 1ct: Felony Possession of Cocaine
1ct: Misdemeanor Carrying Concealed Weapon
1ct: Felony Possession of Firearm by Felon
 
Name Leobardo Angel Flores
Charges: 1ct: Misdemeanor Carrying Concealed Weapon
1ct: Felony Possession of Firearm by Felon
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Indecent Liberties With A Child
May 06, 2022

Alamance County Sheriff's Office
County Man Faces Multiple Charges Of Indecent Liberties With A Child
 
On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit was made aware of allegations of sexual assaults on a child. During the investigation, Deputies identified the suspect as Jesse Clayton Garner.
Mr. Garner was charged with 6 counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child on May 3, 2022. Mr. Garner was arrested after turning himself into the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office on May 4, 2022.
 
Name: Jesse Clayton Garner
Charges: 6 cts: Felony of Incent liberties with a Child
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STOLEN MOTORCYCLE
May 06, 2022

Alamance County Sheriff's Office
BOLO- STOLEN MOTORCYCLE
 
On 05-02-2022 between the hours of 2100 and 0900 on 05-03-2022, a black in color Harley Davidson 750CC motorcycle was stolen from 1337A Stone St. Ext Mebane NC, 27302.
 
If anyone has any information please contact Detective Brown via email at Kenneth.brown@alamance-nc.com, 336-570-6300, CrimeStoppers at: 336-229-7100, www.p3tips.com.
 
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Missing Person
May 05, 2022

Burlington Police Department
Missing Person
 
Misty Marie Paylor (Age 26) was last seen on N Church St Hawriver, NC on 04/20/2022. She is known to drive a 4-door 2004 Pontiac Vibe white in color with unknown 30-day tags and dents to both left and right rear corners.
Information/sightings can be reported to the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500 or submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100 or using www.alamancecs.org.
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Missing Person
May 05, 2022

Burlington Police Department
Missing Person
Tomie Cheyenne Brown (Age 30)
Tomie Brown was last seen on 04/19/2022 on Staley St in Burlington, NC.
Information/sightings can be reported to the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500 or submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100 or using www.alamancecs.org
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Drug Arrest (ACSD)
May 04, 2022

Alamance County Crime Stoppers
Woman Arrested After Possessing Drugs Believed To Be Linked To Overdose Death
 
On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit executed a residential search warrant on Grace Ave. Burlington, NC. This investigation began on April 30, 2022, when Deputies were called to Stonewall Springs Rd., Burlington, in reference to a possible opioid overdose resulting in the victim’s death.
 
While searching the residence on Grace Ave., Deputies seized 3.21 grams of suspected fentanyl, 210 grams of marijuana, 23 dosage units of Alprazolam, and 12 dosage units of suboxone.
 
Deputies arrested the resident identified as April Dawn Gatewood. Ms. Gatewood was transported to the Alamance County Detention Center.
 
Name: April Dawn Gatewood
Charges: Felony Possession With Intent to Sell/Deliver Fentanyl
Felony Possession With Intent to Sell/Deliver Suboxone
Felony Possession With Intent to Sell/Deliver Alprazolam
Felony Possession With Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana
Felony Maintain Dwelling for the purpose of distributing a Controlled Substance
Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
 
If anyone has any information concerning the distribution of controlled substances within Alamance County, please contact the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office at 336-570-6300 and request to speak with a narcotics investigator.
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Hit and Run motor vehicle crash involving a bicycle.
May 02, 2022

Burlington Police Department
Hit and Run motor vehicle crash involving a bicycle.
 
On 05-02-2022 at 10:06 pm. the BPD responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a bicycle on Maple Ave. near Floyd St. They discovered an unknown newer model white Dodge Charger had collided with the bicycle and left the scene. Due to the collision, the Dodge Charger is now missing the right-side mirror. The victim/bicyclist was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
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Accessory After The Fact Of Murder That Occurred In New York
April 29, 2022

Alamance County Sheriff's Office
County Man Charged With Accessory After The Fact Of Murder That Occurred In New York
 
On April 4, 2022, Deputies with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office were contacted by the Putnam County New York Sheriff’s Office in reference to a missing female, Lori Lynn Campbell. Putnam County Deputies advised that Ms. Campbell was missing and last seen in the company of Dwayne “Doc” Pulliam, a resident of Patterson, New York.
 
During the investigation, Putnam County Detectives discovered that foul play had occurred and that Lori Lynn Campbell was murdered in New York by Dwayne “Doc” Pulliam. It was learned that Dwayne “Doc” Pulliam and Gregory “Stone” Garland transported the deceased, Lori Lynn Campbell, to North Carolina.
 
While in North Carolina, Dwayne “Doc” and Gregory “Stone” Garland met up with Dwayne “Doc” Pulliam’s brother, Ronnie Pulliam of 5058 Mrs. White Lane, Mebane, NC. The trio decided they were going to discard the body.
Ronnie Pulliam drove a separate vehicle while Dwayne “Doc” Pulliam and Gregory “Stone” Garland followed in another vehicle to a location where they buried the body of Lori Lynn Campbell in a shallow grave. During the investigation, Detectives from Putnam County discovered the location of the body and informed Detectives from the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office of the address. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was contacted to assist with the investigation along with the Caswell County and Orange County Sheriff’s Offices.
 
The body was later recovered and identified as Lori Lynn Campbell.
Mr. Ronnie Pulliam was arrested by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office and taken to jail.
 
Name: Ronnie Pulliam B/M/56
Address: 5058 Mrs. White Lane, Mebane, NC 27302
Charges: 1ct: Felony Accessory After The Fact Of Felony Murder
 
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in Carmel, NY is the lead agency in this investigation. Any questions regarding this case shall be directed to that agency by calling: 845-225-4300
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False Imprisonment
April 26, 2022

Alamance County Sheriff's Office
Dustin Wayne Cook was charged With False Imprisonment
 
On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 6:30 p.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a domestic call on Cedar Hill Dr., Haw River, N.C. On arrival, Deputies spoke with a family member who reported that a female and her children were in the home and believed to be in distress.
 
Deputies attempted to get the female and her boyfriend to exit the residence, but they refused. Based on information gathered and the domestic violence history of the parties involved, Deputies forced entry into the residence.
Deputies located Dustin Wayne Cook who was hiding in a closet.
 
As the investigation continued, Deputies learned that the female and her two minor children were being held by Mr. Cook against their will and not allowed to leave the residence.
 
Mr. Cook was arrested and charged with three (3) counts of False Imprisonment and two (2) counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile. Mr. Cook was also served with five (5) outstanding orders for arrest, involving probation violations and failures to appear.
 
Name: Dustin Wayne Cook W/M/32
Address: Cedar Hill Dr., Haw River, NC
Charges: False Imprisonment (x3) and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile (x2)
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Pursuit Ends With Arrest Of Mebane Man
April 22, 2022

Alamance County Sheriff's Office
Interstate Pursuit Ends With Arrest Of Mebane Man
 
On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, around 4:30 pm, Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Mebane Police Department with a vehicle pursuit on I-40 westbound. The driver of the fleeing vehicle was identified as Brandon Martez Allen who was wanted for kidnapping.
Alamance County Deputies joined the pursuit on I-40 west at Hwy 119 in Mebane. Alamance County Deputies successfully ended the pursuit prior to the Huffman Mill Rd exit in Burlington.
 
Mr. Allen was arrested and transported to the Alamance County Detention Center.
 
Mr. Allen was charged with Felony Flee to Elude Arrest and Reckless Driving in Alamance County.
 
Mr. Allen was charged by Orange County Deputies with First Degree Kidnapping, Felony Flee to Elude, Assault on Government Official with Deadly Weapon, Misdemeanor Child Abuse, Assault on Female, Reckless Driving, Driving Wrong Way on Dual Lane, Domestic Violence Protection Order Violation with Deadly Weapon, and Interfering with Emergency Communications. He received no bond for the Orange County charges.
 
Name: Brandon Martez Allen
Address: 200 Ashbury Square – Apt 222, Mebane, NC
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Aiding Ex-Husband Elude Arrest
April 19, 2022

Alamance County Sheriff's Office
Woman Charged With Aiding Ex-Husband Elude Arrest
 
On Thursday, April 14, 2022, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, Special Victims Unit began an investigation at Cross Country Ln, Burlington, N.C., in reference to a wanted convicted felon and sex offender, Tony Joe McKinnon. Mr. McKinnon was last seen in Burlington on April 3, 2022 Investigators interviewed Neva Lynne Guthrie of the residence about her ex-husband, Tony Joe McKinnon. Investigators discovered that Ms. Guthrie, by her own admission, rendered aid to Mr. McKinnon by sending him money and withholding information of his whereabouts to assist him in eluding law enforcement.
 
Prior to Ms. Guthrie’s arrest, she had been warned multiple times by Investigators not to aid Mr. McKinnon in eluding law enforcement.
 
Ms. Guthrie was arrested and taken to the Alamance County Detention Center.
 
Name: Neva Lynne Guthrie W/F/50
Charge: Fail to Report Noncompliance of Sex Offender to
Elude Arrest
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Overdose Death Investigation Leads To Arrest
April 12, 2022

Alamance County Sheriff's Office
Overdose Death-Narcotics Investigation Leads To Arrest
 
The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit has been conducting a narcotics investigation on Sunrise Trl. Snow Camp, NC. This investigation began in March 2022 after a death occurred believed to be caused by an opioid overdose.
 
On Sunday, April 10, 2022, Investigators conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle occupied by Samuel Gary Raines who is believed to be involved with the overdose death. A probable cause search found Mr. Raines to be in possession of approximately 8 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl, approximately 1.3 grams of suspected methamphetamine, and one dosage unit of Suboxone prescription medication. Mr. Raines was taken into custody and transported to the Alamance County Detention Center.
 
Name: Samuel Gary Raines
2cts: Felony Trafficking Opium or Heroin
Felony Possess with intent to sell distribute Heroin
Felony Possess with intent to sell Distribute Methamphetamine
Felony Sell/Deliver Suboxone
Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia
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