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by Karen Phillips

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR IN GREENSBORO

Jonathan Dukes, Jr., 23, was driving his 2008 Hyundai down Yanceyville Street when he hit pedestrian Johnny Martin, 53, on Nov. 10. Martin was taken to Moses Cone Hospital with lifethreatening injuries. He was reported in stable, but critical condition.

INVESTIGATION FOR SHOTS AT SUSPECT

Winston-Salem police officers Michael Hodges and Dana Rickert responded to a 911 call at Friedberg Church Road on Nov. 10. Upon arrival, Dwayne Jessup appeared to be a pointing a longbarreled weapon at them. One of the officers fired shots at Jessup as they retreated to cover. Additional officers and members of the department’s SWAT Team reported to the scene. Jessup later surrendered to police. No one was injured during this incident. The department’s professional standards division will conduct an investigation into the officer’s actions during this incident. The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Jessup has been placed in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center.

HOME BREAK-IN

Winston-Salem Police Officers responded to a home break-in on Sprague Court on Nov. 10. Randolph Stillman, 27, and DaeQuan Miller, 19, were both in their home at the time of the break-in. They said some men entered the front door and pointed weapons at them, assaulted them and stole several items from them. Stillman and Miller described the suspects as two to three black males, all about medium build, and between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall.

UPDATE ON AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FROM A CAR CRASH

Antonio Watkins, 22, was arrested on Nov. 6 in connection with the fatal shooting of Reginald Wrenn, 24, last week on Textile Drive. Wrenn and Watkins got into a car accident and began arguing when Watkins pulled out a handgun and fired at Wrenn. Wrenn was taken to Cone hospital where he died from his injuries. Watkins was arrested and charge with first-degree murder. He was taken into custody at his residence on North English Street and is confined in Greensboro Jail Central without bond.

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