The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Karen Phillips
LARCENY AT THE DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR
Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department attempted to pull over Marqus Jones driving a golf cart in the area of 16th Street at Ivey Avenue on Oct. 3. Jones fled from the scene by jumping off the cart and running on foot. He was apprehended after a brief foot chase. Jones had taken several large electrical cables used to control fair rides. These cables had been taken from the James E. Strates Show, located at the Dixie Classic Fair Grounds. He was charged with felonious larceny and larceny of the golf cart.
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IN GREENSBORO
Greensboro police were dispatched to Trent Street regarding a shooting after 3:00 a.m. on Oct. 6. When they got to the scene, they spoke to an unidentified victim who said he got into an argument with Justin Bell in the parking lot. Bell pulled out a long gun and fired at the victim, who was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Bell left the area in a black and white pickup truck. Bell was detained without incident for questioning on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury and discharging a firearm in the city.
MISSING PERSON FOUND, BARRICADED, AND IN CUSTODY
Greensboro police were checking on the welfare of Amanda MacDonald, 60, on Tuesday. MacDonald was reported missing by her family members on the previous evening when they approached an apartment on Elm Street. MacDonald and her former boyfriend James Holmes, 51, were both in the apartment but refused to come out when instructed to do so by the police. Both are now in police custody.
HOMICIDE IN WINSTON-SALEM
Winston-Salem officers responded to a reported shooting on Farmbrook Road on Monday. When they got there, Jorge Martinez, Jr., 45, was suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest. EMS personnel arrived and Martinez was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Martinez was shot during an argument with his mother-in-law Emma Jean Brent. She has been arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter.