by Alex Ashe

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Last week, we reported on a July 20 murder-suicide at Forsyth Medical Center that claimed the lives of Saqueena Cutchman and Tazeman Boone. Autopsies were since completed, and examiners ruled Cutchman’s death a homicide and Boone’s a suicide. In a press release, the Winston- Salem Police Department listed four reported incidents of domestic violence between the two. In December 2012, Boone was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and battery of an unborn child. In April, Cutchins reported Boone threatened to kill her, and he was charged with communicating threats. Both of these cases were pending in court.


Greensboro police officers were dispatched to the St. John’s Lodge on East Market Street at about 11:30 p.m. on July 25 in response to a discharged firearm. Upon arrival, they observed about 200 teens exiting the building. In the midst of some disarray, at least one of the teens fired gunshots into the air. Multiple fights broke out among the crowd, which eventually dispersed at about 1 a.m. Officers arrested Kenyon Jordan, 20, on charges of carrying a concealed gun and discharging a firearm inside city limits. 16-year-old George McCoy was arrested and charged with affray. Shyquan Chavis, 16, was cited and released for assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting/obstructing an officer. Police cited and released 16-yearold Steven Lloyd for disorderly conduct.

Two minors were charged with juvenile referrals for disorderly conduct. No one was found injured at the scene.


Greensboro police arrived at the Friendly Shopping Center shortly after 5 p.m. on July 25 in reference to a camouflage-attired man carrying a machine gun. Officers located a Reidsville man near Kathleen Avenue and Green Valley Road who had purchased an airsoft machine gun replica at a store in the shopping center. The man arrived with his grandmother, who had left briefly to eat. In the meantime, the seller arrived and the purchase was made, leaving the man without a place to store the air rifle. Upon completing the investigation, officers determined no criminal violations occurred, and the man was allowed to leave the scene. Why someone would plan to buy a gun in broad daylight outside a row of businesses and banks remains a mystery to me.