The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled | by Jordan Green
GROPER SURFACES IN ARDMORE AGAIN
An unidentified woman told Winston-Salem police she had been sitting on her lighted front porch on Irving Street in the Ardmore neighborhood on the evening of June 13 when a white man with blond hair reach around from behind and grabbed her breasts while she was talking on the phone. Police put a dog on the offender’s trail but failed to locate him. The police brought in the adult sex crimes unit and canvassed the neighborhood to talk to potential witnesses. Police said this is the 11th such incident in Ardmore, the most recent taking place in January.
In past incidents, police said, the perpetrator approached victims from behind and grabbed their breasts, buttocks or genital area, and then either ran past them or in the opposite direction. Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.
MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN WIFE’S SHOOTING DEATH
Guilford County Sheriff’s deputies found Lisa Davenport dead on the 100 block of Brightwood Church Road near Gibsonville from apparent gunshot wounds at about 12:15 a.m. on June 16. Detectives arrested the woman’s husband, Scott Wendell Davenport, at the couple’s home later that day and charged him with firstdegree murder. Scott Davenport was held without bond at the Guilford County Jail. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Tommy Sluder at 336.641.5773.
ROBBERS PISTOL WHIP SONIC EMPLOYEE
Two black men armed with handguns reportedly walked into a Sonic restaurant on Silas Creek Parkway near Forsyth Tech in Winston-Salem at about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday and demanded cash. Police said they took an undetermined amount of cash and ran away. Police said no one was injured although one of the robbers reportedly struck an employee with a handgun. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.
MOBILE METH LAB INTERCEPTED ON INTERSTATE 40
It was the F-150 pickup truck drifting out of its designated lane on Interstate 40 that caught the Greensboro patrol officer’s attention at about 6 a.m. on Monday morning. The officer ran the vehicle’s license plate and discovered it had been stolen. Police suspected “potential illicit drug activity” after Tracy Scott Gaylor, 43, of Heiskell, Tenn., pulled the pickup to the side of the roadway near the Patterson Street exit. On the hunch that the F-150 could be a “mobile methamphetamine laboratory,” they closed two lanes of traffic for about two and a half hours while they investigated. The Greensboro Fire Department’s hazardous materials team was brought in to mitigate any potential problems with harmful chemicals. The State Bureau of Investigation was also on the scene. Authorities discovered anhydrous ammonia and lithium, two ingredients used in making in meth. The SBI collected the chemicals as evidence. Gaylor has been charged with maintaining a vehicle for keeping a controlled substance.