by YES! Staff

Rude awakening

Lucille Burrwell was at home lying in bed on Sunday afternoon when a 2001 GMC Jimmy truck collided her home in the 2600 block of McConnell Road, according to police reports. A Greensboro police officer was traveling southbound on Banner Avenue at approximately 2:40 p.m. on Feb. 22 when he observed an SUV traveling northbound on Banner Avenue at approximately 80 mph. As the officer turned to investigate the speeding vehicle, the driver, Rodney Eugene Lee ran through the intersection of Banner Avenue and McConnell Road and struck Burrwell’s home. Burrwell suffered a head laceration and was treated at a nearby hospital. Lee had swelling to his facial area. He was later arrested and charged with DWI and possession of firearm by a felon, among other things.

Greensboro armed robbery

Two men brandishing handguns entered Beney Hari Braiding in the 1000 block of West Lee Street in the early morning hours of Feb. 20 and demanded money. Witnesses describe the subjects as two males, possibly in their late teens, armed with handguns and possibly driving a green car. Witnesses told police the suspects robbed the employees and the customers, and then locked the victims in the bathroom before fleeing the scene. No injuries were reported.

Home invasion

At 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 18, Winston-Salem police responded to an armed robbery call in the 2900 block of Ramsgate Court. Upon arrival, four victims informed police that two male suspects, described as 5-6 to 5-7 height, between 19-25 years old and wearing dark clothing, forced their way into their home and stole various personal items from the residence. No injuries were suffered in the incident.

Attempted murder investigation Greensboro police are still investigating an assault in the 1800 block of Hudgins Drive. On Feb. 13 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Greensboro police officers were dispatched to a residence on Hudgins Drive after they received a report of a female who had been assaulted. Upon arrival, officers located Chelisa Whitsett, 19, suffering from injuries from an apparent assault. Whitsett was transported to a local medical facility and is in critical condition. As of press time, the GPD is seeking Latione Maurice Hawkins, 18, who now has attempted murder charges pending. Hawkins is also wanted on outstanding warrants in unrelated cases of armed robbery and larceny.

Greensboro police request that anyone with information about this crime or that knows the whereabouts of Hawkins is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336.373.1000.

Deadly crash

On Feb. 17 at 10:49 p.m., Dana Pressley Jordan, 40, was traveling south on US 52 just past the Hanes Mill Road exit when she lost control of her 2003 Ford. Police investigators believe Jordan’s vehicle left the roadway to the right, and collided with two road signs. Jordan’s vehicle traveled back onto the roadway and across US 52 south, where it collided with the center median guardrail. The vehicle traveled back across US 52 leaving the roadway to the right again. The vehicle then traveled across an embankment and across Mercantile Drive and collided with a fire hydrant located on the west side of the street. Jordan was treated at the accident scene and transported to Baptist Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

Beating suspect caught

Winston-Salem police arrested Derrick Rayshon King, 19, and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon after receiving a robbery and assault call on Feb. 15. At approximately 10 p.m., Armando Hernandez, 24, was walking in the 3900 block of Ogburn Avenue, when he was approached from behind by three suspects. One of the suspects assaulted Hernandez by striking his head with a baseball bat, according to police reports. Hernandez attempted to run away, but the suspects gave chase. They caught him and began hitting him about his body with their fists. During the assault, Hernandez told police he had money taken from him and the suspects fled. King was later arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and placed under $120,000 bond. The investigation remains active and the Winston-Salem police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 336.773.7700 or Crimestoppers at 336.727.2800.