The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled
SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTED IN LIBRARY
Evelyn McDaniel was visiting the Central Library in downtown Winston-Salem with her 19-year-old daughter, who has autism spectrum disorder, at 7:26 p.m. on Oct. 14. McDaniel returned from browsing another section to find her daughter being sexually assaulted by a man, later identified as Edward Boone Davis, in one of the book aisles.
A struggle reportedly ensued and Davis, 51, ran away. Davis, whose address corresponds with the Bethesda Center for the Homeless, was charged with second-degree rape and given a $750,000 bond. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.
THE OLD SCOOTER-REPAIR FLIMFLAM
An unidentified man said he met with a person known only as Scott, who told him that he could fix the kickstand on the man’s scooter, at about 10 a.m. on Oct. 17. The unidentified man followed Scott to an address on Everitt Street in Greensboro, and Scott got out of his car brandishing a chromecolored handgun and told him to get off his scooter. The unidentified man told police that Scott got on his scooter and rode away, returning later to retrieve his vehicle. Scott is described as a black man, about 6-foot-1, with light skin, wearing a red T-shirt, blue jeans and red-and-black Air Jordan tennis shoes. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.
CHAOTIC POLICE CHASE ENDS IN SHOOTINGS
Winston-Salem police Officer B. Ferguson was approaching a green Cadillac Seville during a vehicle stop just after midnight on Oct. 18. The Caddy sped away and circled a business at 16 th and Liberty streets before crashing into a chain-link fence. Then the Caddy crossed Liberty Street. Officer BK Ayers, who was responding on foot to assist, fired his weapon toward the vehicle. The Caddy then collided into the south side of Gilmore’s Funeral Home. James Edward Plater, the 32-year-old driver, and Aonta De’Vaux Ruth, also 32, were taken to Baptist Hospital and treated for gunshot wounds. Ruth was treated and released, but Plater remains in serious condition. Ferguson and Ayers have been placed on administrative leave while the NC Bureau of Investigation and the Winston-Salem Police Department’s internal affairs division investigate the matter. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.