The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


A Wilkes County man held Winston- Salem police at bay for more than 10 hours last week. Police said that after making 911 threats on Friday, Larry Chambers, 36, disconnected his cell phone and refused to provide his location. Police found Chambers hiding in a shed in the 1800 block of Ardsley Avenue. He claimed to be armed with two guns. Chambers held a SWAT team at bay, ultimately firing one round through the shed walls, before being taken into custody.

Police took him to NC Baptist Hospital for treatment. He was released on Monday and charged with an array of criminal activity, including drug charges being an habitual felon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


A Stokesdale man who is a retired Methodist minister racked up some seriously demented charges last week. Rockingham County authorities arrested Jack G. Knight, 73, of Cross Country Chase on an initial charge of secret peeping. Authorities said he rented a basement apartment in his home to a woman and was secretly recording her with hidden cameras he had installed. A few days later, the sheriff’s department in Rockingham County announced charges against Knight for sexual exploitation of a minor. Deputies said Knight had digital images of child pornography. A spokesman said it was unclear if Knight had recorded the images himself. His total bond amount was $300,000 after he was charged with six counts of having child pornography.


Greensboro police say they won’t investigate a larceny complaint filed by the owner of a unit at the beleaguered Heritage House.

In the complaint, Jeff Faith states that his condo unit was stolen when the city condemned the property after the homeowners association failed to pay the water bill.

Online records show that a lien was filed by the city for $67,260 on Aug. 5. In the ownership structure at Heritage House, each unit owner was responsible for paying dues to the HOA to cover utilities. Why the city allowed the HOA to fall so far behind on its water bill remains unclear.