by Jordan Green

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Charles Daniel Gillespie, 33, reportedly walked into the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Battleground Avenue in Greensboro armed with a fire poker at 5:16 p.m. on Sept. 28 and demanded narcotics. Greensboro police officers with Central Patrol arrived on the scene and arrested Gillespie without further incident and charged him with armed robbery.


Yoe Bie, 32, got involved in a dispute with an acquaintance in front of Avalon Trace Apartments in Greensboro at about 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. The acquaintance, described as a black man in his early twenties weighing 180 to 200 pounds, reportedly demanded money from Bie and then hit him in the face with a blunt object when Bie refused. Bie was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.


Dejaun Jerrell Austin, 23, was reportedly shot in the chest while sitting in his vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday in the area of Kentucky Avenue and Maryland Avenue on the east side of Winston- Salem. Police officers investigating the shooting identified Timothy Ausco Hedgepeth, 29, of Kernersville, as the suspect. Police charged Hedgepeth with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and placed him in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center. Austin was taken to Baptist Hospital for treatment. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.

In other firearms-related mayhem in Winston-Salem, police reported that Dennis Inzar, 45, shot his brother, Robert Lee Inzar Jr., 47, at a residence on Carver School Road on Sept. 27, and that Carlos Kinard Johnson was shot in the lower extremities by an unidentified suspect who had tried to rob him on North Jackson Avenue on Monday.