by Alex Ashe

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Harris Teeter on Peace Haven Road on Monday. The suspect entered the store and pointed a handgun at the clerk. He demanded money and was given an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect wore a black hooded sweatshirt with red lettering, white facemask and dark pants. No one was harmed. Nothing else is known at this time, but if anyone has any information, call the Winston-Salem Crimestoppers, 336.727.2800. If you don’t, this will be a convenient reason to raise meat prices again, I’m sure.


Charlie Ellis, 40, took a blow to the head from a pistol after he refused to give money to an armed assailant at 4107 Savannah St. in Greensboro on Sunday. The assailant, described as a black male, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10, thin build, dark skin, wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts, fired twice near Ellis then ran toward Randleman Road. A suspicious black female, about 25 years old, who was following Ellis before the robbery is also wanted for questioning. She fled the scene in a gold Chevy Malibu. Ellis sustained minor injuries. If anyone has further information for this ongoing investigation, please call Greensboro CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

One would think striking someone and firing a pistol would warrant completion of the robbery, but apparently one would be wrong.


Devon Jeremy Wright-Liggins, 19, of 118-M Teakwood Drive was arrested breaking into a nearby vacant apartment on June 6. Liggins had been placed on Greensboro’s most wanted list recently for financial card theft. He now faces multiple charges including: six counts of larceny of property, three counts of financial card theft, breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods. The vacant apartment was unavailable for comment at press time.