Make Labor Day a Safe Day!



With the approach of the Labor Day weekend, Sheriff Carter asks all citizens to join him in making this Labor Day holiday period a happy and enjoyable one for all.

Traditionally during the Labor Day holiday, our highways experience one of the highest traffic flows of the year.  The sheriff reminds all Lee County residents to follow these safety tips:

·         Always shift your attention every few seconds, constantly scanning the road ahead and behind you.  Never blankly stare ahead nor fix your gaze on one point on the road.

·         When passing an automobile, always glance at the ground beside the front wheel of the car you intend to pass.  You will know instantly if the car is about to veer - giving you an extra few seconds to respond.

·         You should pull out into the opposite lane of traffic when passing while you are still well behind the car in front.  This should give you some time and space to build up speed and will enable you to pull back into your own lane should the need arise.  Never cut abruptly out of your lane into the opposite lane when passing.

·         Always signal your intentions with your brake lights, turn signals, horn and/or headlights so that other drivers will see you well before you change course.

·         Drivers should always “aim high” in steering.  That is, you should glance frequently at points well ahead of you.  Not only will this help your steering, but it will also help you check the position of vehicles in front of you as well as on-coming ones.

·         Never follow too close.  Remember that, as your speed increases, it takes you substantially longer to stop.  Also remember that it’s good to have an extra cushion of space in front of you if you’re being tail-gated, on a slippery road, or in low visibility conditions.

            “Lastly, I would remind all motorists to practice the Golden Rule when driving.  Be courteous and tolerant of other drivers.  Please don’t get angry with bad drivers or reckless ones – just get out of their way,” Sheriff Carter said in closing, “Let’s make this Labor Day weekend a safe one on the roads in Lee County and during everyone's holiday weekend travel.”

Three Arrested Following Traffic Stop



On Tuesday August 23, 2016 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents, North Carolina ALE agents along with agents from the Sanford Police Department were conducting enforcement action in the areas of numerous ABC permitted locations. The following subjects were arrested pursuant to traffic stop initiated by NC ALE and Lee County Sheriff’s deputies in the parking lot area of the Jack Pot Mini Mart on Lee Avenue. While the agents had the vehicle stopped agent’s recovered marijuana after a short foot chase with one of the occupants. Further investigation revealed outstanding warrants for one of the individuals and additional controlled substances from within the motor vehicle. All subjects were arrested and transported to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for processing. 





Geraldine Andrade, 17 years old of 810 Rose Street Sanford NC. Andrade was charged with simple possession Marijuana less than ½ ounce, drug paraphernalia and resist a public officer. Andrade was jailed under a $1,000.00 secured bond.




James Dean Lewis, 24 years old of 540 Bounty Sanford. Lewis was charged with possession of tramadol, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, seat belt violation and failing to maintain lane control. White was jailed under a $3,000.00 secured bond.



Jarious Tremayne Mock, 21 years old of 842 Putnam Street High Point NC. Mock was charged with identity theft and failure to appear for possession of a counterfeit instrument and currency, possession of marijuana, possession of a stolen firearm and carrying a concealed firearm. Mock was jailed under a $20,400.00 secured bond.



Class of 2016 CIT Graduates

Hats off to the 2016 Crisis Intervention Team graduating class!

A Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a model for community policing that brings together law enforcement, mental health providers, hospital emergency departments and individuals with mental illness and their families to improve responses to people in crisis. CIT programs enhance communication, identify mental health resources for assisting people in crisis and ensure that officers get the training and support that they need.

Renee Drive Man Arrested for Drugs

08/18/2016 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Timothy Bernard White of 3516 Renee Drive Sanford NC 27330 with Sell and Deliver Crack Cocaine, Possession with intent to sell and deliver Crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia. White was jailed under a $15,000.00 secured bond.

Sanders Road Man Arrested for Drugs

08/18/2016 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Jimmie Albert Sellars, 66 years old of 1060 Sanders Road Sanford NC 27330 with Sell and Deliver Crack Cocaine, Possession with intent to sell and deliver Crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia. Sellars was jailed under a $10,500.00 secured bond.

South Plank Road Man Arrested for Drugs


On 08/19/2016 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Gregory LaShawn Williams, 24 years old of 320 South Plank Road Sanford NC 27330 with 2 counts of sell and deliver hydrocodone and possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone. Williams was jailed under a $3,000.00 secured bond.

Poplar Springs Church Rd Man Arrested for Numerous Charges

8/17/2016 @ 12:37 PM Lex Hunter of 656 Poplar Spring Ch. Rd. Sanford reported an acquaintance, Kevin Scott Stone, came to his house asking for a drink. Hunter reported Stone then came into his home uninvited and got a drink from his refrigerator. Hunter then reported Stone pulled out a knife and demanded Hunter’s gun. When Hunter told him he didn’t have a gun, Stone then demanded his wallet. Hunter reported Stone then pushed him to the floor and he then gave Stone his wallet. Hunter reported Stone took all the money from his wallet and then demanded the keys to his truck. Hunter told Stone where the keys were to his vehicle and Stone fled in his truck. A BOLO was given out for Hunter’s vehicle in which Sanford PD located in the city limits of Sanford and eventually stopped Stone after a brief chase. Stone was taken into custody and turned over to Sheriff Detectives.

Kevin Scott Stone (38) of 590 Poplar Spring Ch. Rd. Sanford NC was charged w Felony Breaking and Entering, robbery w/ dangerous weapon, 1st degree kidnapping, feloniuos larceny and possessing stolen goods.

Stone was also charged with breaking into Rita Victoria Stone’s (no relation) residence at 20 Whitaker Ln. on 8/14/2016 @ 2:00 AM and produced a knife and duct tape. Stone demanded money which the victim gave him. Rita Stone was left unharmed in this incident. Stone was charged w/ 1 degree burglary, 2 degree kidnapping and robbery w/ a dangerous weapon in this case. 


Stone was held under a total of $200,000 secured bond.

McPherson Rd Man Shot and Kill; Man Charged



8/15/2016 @ 2:08 PM the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at 828 McPherson Rd. in Lee County in reference to a fight in progress involving two men. Before deputies arrived on scene the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a second call from 828 McPherson Rd. that a man had been shot in the chest.


Upon deputies arrival they found Cody Lee Wilder of 828 McPherson Rd. Sanford inside the residence and had suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest. Wilder was pronounced deceased on scene by Central Carolina EMS.

Also on scene was Jason Vann Wayne Godfrey (34) of 828 McPherson Rd. Godfrey reported he and Wilder had been involved in a fight which escalated into him (Godfrey) retrieving a pistol. Godfrey reported he and Wilder struggled over the weapon and he discharged the weapon striking Wilder in the chest.


Godfrey was charged with Murder and was held under no bond in the Lee County Jail.