[BUSTED] 12-31-2013

by Charles Womack

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled

Man shot in vehicle

The day after Christmas, Winston-Salem police responded to a report of gunfire in the area of 572 Alspaugh Drive. Upon arrival, they found driver Bryan Deon Williams, 28, dead in the driver’s seat of a 2010 Red Ford Escape. Officers believe the shooting occurred at 572 Alspaugh Drive and the vehicle traveled a short distance down the street before coming to rest in the front yard of a neighboring residence. Detectives with the criminal investigations division responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation. The next day two additional victims, Razjay Dion Banner, 29, and Ronnie Lenard Williams Jr., 24, were identified by authorities after they arrived at Baptist Hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. The two were determined to be passengers in the same vehicle with Bryan Williams.

More than a dollar stolen from Family Dollar

Winston-Salem police responded to an armed robbery of the Family Dollar on University Parkway on Dec. 26. Reports state that two black males entered the business demanding money, one with a knife and the other armed with a handgun. One suspect was described as being in his twenties, at 5 feet, with a medium build, wearing dark clothing and covering his face. The second was also in his twenties, 5-feet-6 to 6 feet in height, with large a build, and also wearing dark clothing and covering his face. The pair stole an undetermined amount of money and fled.

Robbed after shopping at mall

After doing some shopping at the Four Season Town Centre, Greensboro police reports state that an unnamed person was robbed in the parking lot by two black males. The robbers implied they had a gun and would shoot him if he didn’t cooperate. Police responded at 8:35 p.m. on Dec. 27 and were told by the victim that the suspects took his wallet along with electronics and clothing that he had just purchased from the mall. After being located on High Point Road, the suspects fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit one suspect was caught and identified as 16-year-old Maalik Sherrill. Through the process of the investigation another suspect was positively identified as 16-year-old Deamante Howard. Both subjects were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. !