by YES! Staff

Jake’s Billiards robbery

Bryson Bonham, 19, reported that he left Jake’s Billiards on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro in the early morning hours of March 23, when he was approached by three young black men, described variously as wearing a black jacket and blue jeans, a dark-color T-shirt and blue jeans, and a dark-color hoodie and blue jeans. Two of them reportedly walked up to his driver’s door, while the third approached the passenger’s door. Bonham said one of them opened the driver’s door and demanded, “Give me what you got.” When the alleged victim said he had nothing, they reportedly began hitting him in the face and grabbed a mobile phone from his pocket. The suspects reportedly fled on foot. The police request that anyone with information about this crime call Crimestoppers at 336.373.1000. New homes looted across state

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mitchell Craig Brigman, 43, of Asheboro, on March 23 and charged with multiple counts of larceny after breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit a felony. Brigman was earlier arrested in December when he was reportedly caught by a Guilford County deputy driving a rental truck and carrying numerous burglary tools. Police report that they later learned that Brigman and an accomplice, Gena Needham Parker, 34, of Asheboro, had committed crimes across the state and seized thousands of dollars worth of hot items, including appliances, furniture, residential décor, air conditioners, heat pumps and water pumps. Parker was also arrested on March 23. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office reports that thefts and burglaries from newly constructed, unoccupied residences of houses under construction have been or the rise over the past year.

Cash and jewelry stolen during visit

Nekesha Catina Clark reported that she was visiting her friend, Tyrone Devaughn Johnson, at his home on Betty Drive in Winston-Salem on the afternoon of March 25, when an unknown number of suspects, one of them carrying a handgun, approached her from behind. Clark said she was forced into Johnson’s house, and the suspects stole jewelry from her and cash from Johnson. The suspects, described as black men wearing a black flight jacket with orange liner and a white ski jacket, left the house and drove away in a gold Mitsubishi Diamonti. Clark pursued them to the corner of Thomasville Road and Sprague Street, where she reported that two black men exited the Mitsubishi on foot. Officers in the area reportedly located the vehicle, and arrested the driver, 30-year-old Chaffee Young, for armed robbery and kidnapping. A large bag of marijuana was reportedly found in the car. The police request that anyone with information about this crime call Crimestoppers at 336.727.2800. Police say 4-year-old girl was abused

Greensboro police officers found 4-year-old Kalli Brekia Martin unconscious and not breathing when they visited a house on Caldwell Street where the girl lived with her cousin and her cousin’s boyfriend at 11:15 p.m. on March 17. The girl was taken to Moses Cone hospital, where she later died. Tonya Dobson Williams and her boyfriend, Anthony Ravon Duncan, were arrested on March 25 and charged with first-degree murder. Police said Martin died as a result of bluntforce trauma and had evidence of other physical abuse. Suspect in store owner’s murder arrested

A suspect in the murder of Bobby Lee Taylor, a Whitsett store owner, has been arrested, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office announced on Monday. Christopher Shane Knight, 31, of Burlington was reportedly stopped for a traffic violation in Alamance County on March 28, when deputies located items in the vehicle belonging to Taylor’s store. Alamance County authorities charged Knight with possession of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen property. Guilford County investigators were notified, and Knight’s vehicle was reportedly towed to Guilford County for inspection. Beyond the Alamance County charges, Guilford County authorities have charged Knight with first-degree murder and armed robbery. The suspect is reportedly being held in the Alamance County Detention Center with no bond.