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Lexington man killed in accident on I-85 in Davidson Co.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — One person was killed and another was injured in a vehicle accident on southbound I-85 near mile marker 91 Thursday evening, according to police.

Highway Patrol says Linda Brank, 53, of Lexington, was attempting to move from the center lane to the left lane and started to lose control. She reportedly over-corrected and went off the road on the right side and down an embankment, striking a tree and overturning.

Her son, Charles Brank, 31, of Lexington, was the front seat passenger and was killed by the impact of the accident.

Linda Brank was taken to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Her condition is currently unknown.

Troopers believe the mini spare on one of the rear wheels of the car, combined with a speed of 65 to 70 mph, may have contributed to her losing control.

At this time no one is being charged in the accident.

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Lexington Police search for woman who used stolen bank card

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Police are searching for a woman who used a stolen bank card and personal ID card to withdraw money from a bank in Salisbury.

On March 31, Lexington Police responded to a breaking, entering, and larceny from a motor vehicle at 1000 Cotton Grove Road in Lexington.

Police said the victim’s pocket book, bank card and personal ID was stolen from the vehicle. The bank card and personal ID was then used to withdraw an undisclosed amount of cash from the State Employees’ Credit Union located at 1030 Mooresville Road in Salisbury.

The suspect used the victim’s identification card and her bank card to pose as the victim and withdraw money from the account. A white female was shown in the surveillance photos driving a gold Dodge minivan in the drive through teller lane making a withdrawal of cash using the victim’s bank card.

The suspect did not use the ATM.

Davidson Co. man arrested for break-in, larceny of firearm

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Police arrested a man Thursday for allegedly breaking into a residence in Linwood and stealing a firearm.

According to police, officers responded to the 400 block of Twelve Oaks Drive in reference to a breaking and entering call.

When officers arrived on scene they met with Jason Lee Ramsey, who said he had called the homeowners to advise them of their residential alarm going off.

The homeowners went into their residence and found that a 12-gauge shotgun was missing.

During the course of the investigation it was found that no alarm call was received from this address and the stolen shotgun was located in the vehicle being driven by Ramsey.

Ramsey, 25, of Linwood, was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering and felony larceny of a firearm.

Ramsey was confined under a $3,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court May 6.


Lexington man found dead in wooded area identified

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A man who was found dead in a wooded area in Lexington has been identified as 38-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Thompson.

Police discovered Thompson, 38, around 1:30 p.m. Thursday near Michael Street after searching for him since March 25.

No foul play is suspected in the incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

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Deceased male found in wooded area in Lexington

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Police discovered the body of an unknown deceased male in a wooded area Thursday afternoon.

According to police, the body was found around 1:30 p.m. near Michael Street.

The body will be sent to Chapel Hill for an autopsy, police said.

An investigation will continue in conjunction with the Davidson County District Attorney’s office.

No further information is available at this time.

19-year-old killed in single-vehicle crash in Thomasville

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that killed a 19-year-old man in Thomasville Monday night.

Davidson County EMS said the call came in at 8:49 p.m. near Baptist Children’s Home Road and Lake Road.

Police say Aaron Scott Bean, 19, was driving a Honda Civic south on Baptist Children’s Home Road, went off the road to the right, spun around and stuck a utility pole.

The car flipped several times and Bean was ejected from the car. He died at the scene.

The Lexington Dispatch reported that Bean is a graduate of East Davidson High School.

The crash is under investigation.

Church holds fundraiser for Thomasville burn victim

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – A church held a large fundraiser Saturday for a Thomasville woman who was doused in gasoline and set on fire by her husband.

The Full Gospel Holiness Church in Thomasville held a large sale and silent auction for Angela Byas, who has since been released from the hospital and is now home.

Investigators said the attack happened in October of last year at Angela and Portugal Byas’ home on Leach Avenue in Thomasville around 7:30 p.m.

Investigators said Angela’s two teenage daughters were home at the time and witnessed Portugal Byas, 69, the victim’s husband, douse her in gasoline and light her on fire. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder and first-degree arson.

People who attended the fundraising event said the community came together to donate gifts and services. They said people that don’t even know the family has helped out.