The Burke Co. Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 25-year-old Randall Kent Brank of Piney Road in Morganton. Brank is wanted for felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
He was charged in connection to an incident at about 4:15 p.m. yesterday (August 4). At that time, Deputies were dispatched to a shooting at an address on Goat Farm Street in Hickory. Upon arrival, Deputies found a resident of the house who had been shot in the face and arm by what appeared to be pellets from a shotgun blast.
According the victim and witnesses, Randall Kent Brank drove by the victim’s residence and fired the shot from a black S.U.V., possibly a Range Rover or Land Rover. The victim was standing in his front yard when the suspect fired the shot from the roadway. The victim was transported to the hospital by Burke County E.M.S.
A warrant for Brank’s arrest was issued. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information regarding Brank’s whereabouts should call the Sheriff’s Office at 828-438-5500 or Morganton/Burke Crime Stoppers at 828-437-3333. Crime Stoppers tips are anonymous. Anyone with information leading to an arrest may receive a cash reward.