The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled
UPDATE: ADAMS FARM MURDER SUSPECT CHARGED
Brandon Benders, 27, the suspect in the fatal shooting of Anstin Alston on Oct. 11, has recovered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held at Greensboro Jail Central without bond as of Monday. Alston, 28, tried to break up with Benders and get him evicted from their Steeplechase Apartments on Adams Farm Parkway. They were still living together throughout the process. Benders had barricaded and shot himself after shooting Alston. Alston was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where she died of her injuries.
SUSPECT SHOT ON WEST VANDALIA ROAD IN GREENSBORO
Greensboro officers responded to a call on West Vandalia Road in Greensboro about a residential shooting on Monday. The victim had a non life-threatening injury to his “lower extremity.” Four to five males were seen running from the home. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.
THE WINSTON AC THEIF
Between August and November 2012, an unknown person has been stealing air-conditioning units from the Quality Education Institute on Lansing Drive in Winston-Salem and from the Greater Cleveland Ave Christian Church across the street. The units have ranged between $5,000 and $16,000 each. The suspect has been caught on camera, and described as a male between 25 and 40 years old, anywhere from 140 to 175 pounds, wearing a light do-rag, a light vinyl jacket, blue jeans and black-and-white shoes.
BREAKING AND ENTERING
Guilford county deputies responded to a breaking-and-entering call at a convenience store on NC Highway 62 and Coltrane Mill Road after 1 p.m. on Nov. 13. Two white males and two white females broke into a car and stole two prescription bottles and two loaded guns. The suspects ran into a wooded area nearby. Deputies immediately set up a perimeter and began a search. Southern Guilford Schools located on Drake Road were put on lockdown as a precaution. All four suspects were located. One of the suspects, David Norton, had been released on bond and was on the electronic monitoring program because of previous felony charges. The tracking device was helpful in ascertaining his location.