THE BEST AND WORST OF TRIAD AREA BLOTTERS
Suspect arrested in Old Navy murder
Greensboro police arrested 28-year-old Isaam Mattaay Chaplin for the murder of Juan Esteban Salado, after NC A&T University Police responded to a call on campus on Feb. 9 in which Chaplin was reportedly involved in a fight. Chaplin is alleged to have shot and killed Salado, a Brinks Armored Car Services employee, during a robbery at the Old Navy Store in the Friendly Center on Dec. 15.
High-speed chase ends in robber’s death
Greensboro police responded to a robbery call at Wachovia Bank on High Point Road at about 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 10. A citizen followed suspects in a car and called Guilford Metro 911 to report their location, and the police tried to stop the fleeing vehicle. The suspects led the police on a high-speed chased, and officers reported that the suspects fired upon them from their car. The chase ended at Interstate 40 and Patterson Avenue, where the suspects reportedly cntined to shoot at the police. The police returned fire and struck the two bank robbers, who were taken to Moses Cone hospital. One, 22-year-old Dimarkchrisy Majors, died from his wounds, and the other, 23-year-old Christopher Patterson, underwent surgery. Officer MP O’Hal was also hit in the shootout, and also went to Moses Cone hospital, where he underwent surgery.
Three masked men, Two Brothers
Three black men wearing dark masks, T-shirts and blue jeans were said to have approached the clerk at the Two Brothers store on University Parkway, displayed a weapon and demanded money at 1:52 p.m. on Feb. 11. The three men reportedly took some money, struck the clerk on the head and fled on foot from the store.
Delivery man robbed Awad Abdallah Elamin Mohamed, 31, was reportedly robbed at gunpoint by two black women and a black man while delivering food for Brooklyn Fried Chicken & Pizza at the common area of a North O’Henry Boulevard address at 7:43 p.m. on Feb. 11. One of the suspects was said to have put a gun to the back of Mohamed’s head and took his wallet and other personal belongings.
Man wanted for robbery, woman beaten
Greensboro police found 19-year-old Chelisa Whitsett suffering from injuries from an assault when they arrived at an apartment on Hudgins Drive at about 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 13. Whitsett was reportedly transported to a medical facility in critical condition. Police are seeking 18-year-old Latione Maurice Hawkins for questioning about Whitsett’s injuries. Hawkins is also wanted by the police on warrants for armed robbery and larceny.
Adults detained as children slept
Brandon Reddick came home to his house on Lawrence Street in Greensboro at 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 when he reported seeing three black men come from behind the vacant house next door. Reddick tried to get in quickly and lock the door, but one of the suspects stuck his hand inside and the three men, who were armed with handguns, forced their way in. The robbers covered Reddick’s head with a jacket. They took Ebony Beamer, a woman who lived at the house, into the bathroom and covered her head with a bed sheet. Two children, a 12-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy, slept in their rooms as the robbers scooped up money and jewelry, and then left the house.
My bloody Valentine
Juan Carlos Hernandez, 41, reportedly attacked roommate Santos Ferrera Arista, 32, with a broken bottle and a knife at their apartment on Reid Street in Winston-Salem after the two got into an argument over money on Valentine’s Day. Police found that Arista was cut on the left hand, left shoulder and right shoulder. He was transported to Baptist Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. A warrant for Hernandez was issued charging assault inflicting serious injury.