by Jeff Sykes

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Winston-Salem police arrested a 52-year old man Monday on murder charges after finding his girlfriend lying outside their home. The incident came to police attention about 9 pm when calls came in regarding a female being assaulted at 305 Upton Street. Police arrived to find the 43-year old victim lying outside. Investigators determined that the victim had been stabbed multiple times.

Police learned that the victim, Cheryl Bethea, had been in an argument with her boyfriend, Ferjus Bernard Moore. During the argument Bethea was stabbed multiple times. Moore also had cuts and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police charged Moore with first degree murder.


An attempted robbery on Saturday night on East Cone Boulevard has police looking for two suspects.

The victim told police that he was walking in the parking lot of Copa Rocka Cantina and Lowes Home Improvement about 9:30 pm when two Hispanic males approached him and one of the males demanded money. The two would be robbers assaulted the victim by punching and kicking him, but were unsuccessful in their attempts to gain any amount of currency.

The men were said to have left in a gold or beige, older model “boxy style vehicle.” The two attempted robbers were described as a slim man with no shirt and a drama mask tattoo, and a six-foot tall man with combed back hair wearing all black. The victim was not injured.


Two armed men robbed a Winston-Salem Food Lion early Sunday morning. It was about 8:50 am when the suspects came into the Food Lion on Waughtown Street and ordered the clerk away from one of the registers.

The first suspect removed cash from the drawer while the second man walked about the front of the grocery brandishing a pistol above his head.

Witnesses said the two men ran from the store and slipped into a black Jeep Cherokee bearing tags from the Commonwealth of Virginia, said Cherokee having been previously stolen during the early morning hours in Greensboro. The vehicle was discovered abandoned sometime later in the 800 block of Burbank Street in the Gate City. !