Sanford, NC – This morning at 10:15 AM, Charles Anthony Cox, a 33 year old, White Male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF). Cox was wanted by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) in Randolph County, North Carolina for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Fleeing to Elude, and numerous other traffic violations. On November 18, 2014, Trooper J.D. Allred of the NCSHP stopped Cox for a registration violation on Interstate 73. During the traffic stop, Trooper Allred discovered a concealed handgun in the center console of Cox's vehicle and seized it. Cox then immediately fled away in the vehicle before he could be arrested. A high speed vehicle pursuit ensued but was later terminated by the NCSHP due to extenuating circumstances.
Information was developed that placed Cox at a residence located at 1291 South Carbonton Road in Sanford, North Carolina. Investigators surrounded the residence and a search of it was conducted. Cox was found hiding in a bedroom closet. JFTF transported Cox to the Randolph County Detention Center where he was given a $25,000 secured bond.
The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.