Drive-By Shooting on Andrews Dr.



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9/2/2014 @ approximately 7:33 PM,  Julisa Gisell Gutierrez of 110 Austin St. Sanford was struck in the lower right leg while at 2601 Andrews Dr. Sanford.  

      Gutierrez was transported to CCH-ER by a friend and was treated and released for the leg wound. 

       Witnesses reported seeing a red or burgundy SUV in the area at the time of the shooting. 

      The Lee County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved.  Our Tip Line can be reached at 919-718-4577.

No Bullying Allowed

What Parents Should Know About Bullying

Bullying among children is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. A child who is being bullied has a hard time defending him or herself. Usually bullying is repeated over time. Bullying can take many forms such as physical, verbal, emotional and cyber bullying.

Signs that your child might be bullied:
  • torn clothes
  • loss of appetite
  • mood changes
  • reluctance to go to school
  • bruises or injuries that can't be explained
Signs that your child might be engaging in bullying behavior:
  • impulsiveness
  • no empathy for others
  • a desire to be in control
  • may be an arrogant and boastful winner and poor loser in competitive games

Lee County School's Anti-Bullying Policy (click here for the policy)

The Lee County School District now has an Anti-Bullying Policy that prohibits bullying of or by any district student or employee. It is important that parents become familiar with the policy. For a copy of the policy or to ask any questions, please contact your child's school office or the assigned Sheriffs School Resource Officer (SRO).

What to do if you suspect your child is being bullied:

Talk with your child. Be supportive and gather information about the bullying.
Report suspected bullying to your child's school or the assigned Sheriffs School Resource Officer (SRO).

What Parents Should Know About Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying occurs when children or teens use the internet, cell phones or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass other children or teens. This can include sending mean, vulgar, or threatening messages or images; posting sensitive, private information about another person; or pretending to be someone else in order to make that person look bad. Children and teens can cyber bully each other through e-mails, instant messaging, text messages, web pages, blogs or chat rooms.

Tips to help prevent cyber bullying:

  • keep your computer in easily viewable places
  • talk regularly with your child about on-line activities that he or she is involved in
  • tell your child that you may review his or her on-line communications if you think there is reason for concern
  • consider installing parental control filtering software and/or tracking programs
  • educate your child about the consequences of inappropriate use of his or her electronics, such as losing internet access or use of their cell phone

Tips for dealing with cyber bullying that your child has experienced:

  • strongly encourage your child not to respond to the cyber bullying
  • do not erase the messages or pictures (save these as evidence)
  • try to identify the individual doing the cyber bullying
  • consider filing a complaint with your service provider
  • contact your child's school
  • contact the police if cyber bullying involves acts such as threats of violence, extortion, obscene or harassing phone calls or text messages, harassment, stalking, hate crimes or child pornography

OC Johnson - Lee County Deputy Passes Away at 94


 Oliver Claiborn Johnson Sr., LCSO's first black sheriff's deputy died August 13 at the age of 94.  "OC" was a respected figure in Lee county.  OC worked at the LCSO from 1964 - 1986 and filled multiple positions, including jailer, patrol officer and detective.   He was also employed by Sanford and Durham police departments as well.

Sheriff Carter said that Johnson's role as the first black deputy paved the way for others to move forward.  OC treated people the way he would want them to treat him.  A "top shelf" figure of a man.

(For those with an online account with the Sanford Herald, here is the link to their story)

"Badges for Baseball" Let's Play Ball!


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On Monday, August 11, local children teamed up with Lee County Sheriff and Emergency Management personnel for a special community outreach project.

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to build character and teach critical life lessons to disadvantaged young people living in America’s most distressed communities through baseball- and softball-themed programs.

Teams were assembled from Lee county public safety as well as the Boys and Girls Club and parents, where a softball game was held!

The program, "Badges for Baseball", was created in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice as a juvenile crime prevention initiative. It’s a simple concept: pair cops and kids together to play and learn. It works to enhance the relationship between law enforcement and kids in underserved communities across the country using baseball as the hook.


Sheriff Announces Child Exploitation Convictions





·         Gerald Glenn Garvin (58) W/M of 306 Bracken St. Sanford NC was sentenced in Federal Court in Greensboro on July 11, 2014 for Possessing Child Pornography. He was sentenced to 40 months in Federal Prison; 15 years supervised probation once released and must register as a sex offender. This case originated in Lee County on 3/21/2013 after Lee County Sheriff’s Detectives served a search warrant on Garvin’s residence at 306 Bracken St. Sanford for child pornography.


·         William Van Savage II (24) W/M of 3962 S. Plank RD. Sanford was sentenced to 132 months in Federal Prison for receipt of Child Exploitation Materials in Federal Court in Greensboro. He was also sentenced to 15 years of supervised probation once released and must register as a sex offender. These charges stemmed from a report on January 16, 2012 to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office when Van Savage’s wife reported a sexual assault on their 2 yr old child and Van Savage’s possessing and downloading Child Pornography.


·         William Herbert Schliebener (48) W/M of 825 Walker RD. Sanford plead guilty to transporting a child over state lines to produce sexual material and producing sexual exploitation material, in Federal Court in Rochester NY on April 8, 2014. He is scheduled for sentencing on September 10, 2014 where he could receive a sentence between 10 yrs. and life. These charges stemmed when a 14 yr old runaway from New York was found at Schliebener’s residence on Walker RD on 10/3/2010.


·         Johnny Wayne Norris (23) of 2871 Nicholson RD. Sanford NC pleaded guilty to 2 cts of attempted indecent liberties w/ a child in Lee County Superior Court on August 8, 2014. He was sentenced to 60 months supervised probation on each charge and must register as a sex offender. These charges stem from an investigation on 4/9/2014 when Norris attempted to meet a child on the internet for sex.


·         Michael Ray Norris (20) 2871 Nicholson RD. Sanford NC plead guilty on February 27, 2014 for 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He received 36 month’s probation. These charges stemmed from an investigation that began on January 20, 2014 for Norris attempting to solicit sex from a minor on the internet.

(Note that the LCSO has two Detectives assigned to the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force)

LCSO Narcotics Agents Arrest Five



On 07/31/2014 Lee County Sheriff’s Narcotics Agents arrested Jonathan James Johnson of 109 Alisha Lane Sanford NC for One Count Manufacture Methamphetamine, two counts of Possession of Precursors and one count of drug paraphernalia. Jonathan Johnson was jailed under a $15,500.00 Secured bond.
 
On 08/01/2014 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Melanie Ann Stanimer of 109 Alisha Lane Sanford NC for One Count Manufacture Methamphetamine, two counts of Possession of Precursors and one count of drug paraphernalia. Melanie Stanimer was jailed under a $125,000.00 Secured bond.
 
On 07/31/2014 Lee County Sheriff’s Narcotics Agents arrested Justin Richard Kuhl of 2113 Traceway South Sanford NC for One Count of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Maintain a Dwelling to Store Narcotics and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Justin Kuhl was jailed under a $16,000.00 Secured bond.
 
On 07/31/2014 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Jonas Ray Hill of 184 Tree Cutter Lane Sanford NC for Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Maintain a Dwelling to Store Narcotics and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Jonas Hill was jailed under a $16,000.00 secured bond.
 
On 07/31/2014 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Daniel Lee Linder of 184 Tree Cutter Lane Sanford NC for Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Maintain a Dwelling to Store Narcotics and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Daniel Linder was jailed under a $16,000.00 Secured Bond.

Making Positive Decisions - More Than Just Another Program

Recently, Sheriff Carter and his staff implemented a new program to proactively approach youth crime prevention. 

We would like to think the Sanford Herald for working with the Sheriff's Office on this coverage. 

Below is a link to the public article which can be found on their website.

LCSO Drug Agents Net Five

On July 17, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Narcotics Division arrested the following suspects.   (At least our citizens and agents are "Happy Happy Happy"...)


Jonathan Thomas Bridges of 452 Phil Johnson Road Sanford NC for One Count of Possession with intent to sell/deliver Diazepam, One count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, and one count of drug paraphernalia. Jonathan Bridges was jailed under a $20,000.00 secured bond.

Kristian Elkins of 2709 Sunnybrook Drive Sanford NC for One Count of Conspire to Sell/Deliver Cocaine and One Count Maintain a Dwelling/Vehicle to Store a Controlled Substance. Kristian Elkins was jailed under a $20,000.00 Secured bond.
Kendra Michelle Snipes of 1213 South Seventh Street Sanford NC for Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine, One Count of Sell/Deliver and One Count of Drug Paraphernalia. Kendra Snipes was jailed under a $30,000.00 secured bond.
Jimmy Jackson Jr. of 162 Pine Haven Drive Sanford NC for one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, one count of sell/Deliver cocaine and two counts of drug paraphernalia. Jimmy Jackson Jr. was jailed under a $32,000.00 Secured Bond.
Crystal Sade Seymour of 162 Pine Haven Drive Sanford NC for One Count of Conspire to Sell/Deliver Cocaine and One Count Maintain a Dwelling/Vehicle to Store a Controlled Substance. Crystal Seymour was jailed under a $10,000.00 Secured bond.