by Karen Phillips

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Phillip Culbreth and George Jolly got into an argument in Greensboro on North O’Henry Boulevard on Oct. 19 when Jolly cut Culbreth with a sharp object. Jolly left the scene on foot. Culbreth was taken to a local hospital by EMS. His injury was not life-threatening. Greensboro Police are still searching for Jolly, 55. with a warrant for his arrest for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.


Witnesses called the Winston-Salem Police Department after hearing an explosion and seeing heavy smoke in the parking lot of Jersey Mike’s on University Parkway in Winston Salem on Oct. 19. Members of the Winston-Salem Police Department Hazardous Devices Unit along with the Winston-Salem Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Unit found that an unknown substance was burned or detonated in the rear parking area. There were no injuries or property damages in this incident.


Anthony Rowell broke into a home on Carlton Avenue on Sunday. Central Patrol Officers responded to a call about a burglary in progress, and found Rowell hidden in a closet inside the home. Rowell was charged with felony breaking and entering and larceny, larceny after breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm and possession of a firearm by felon. He was incarcerated in the Guilford County Jail under a $75,000 bond. A second suspect, Deshaun Trotman, was in a car outside the house. Trotman was charged with conspiracy and felony aid and abet breaking and entering. He was incarcerated in the Guilford County Jail under a $10,000 bond.


Floyd Beverly was pushing his scooter on Sands Drive when two suspects came up to him on Monday. One of the suspects pushed him to the ground and the other pulled out a handgun and told him not to get up. The two suspects then left with Beverly’s scooter. Greensboro Police Officers circulated the area and found the two suspects nearby. Rashawn Stewart was caught and arrested, but officers weren’t able to find the second suspect. Stewart, 18, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy and possession of stolen motor vehicle. He received a $40,000 bond. The second suspect is described as a black male, in his mid-twenties, approximately 5-foot-8, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, and he was armed.