by Jeff Sykes

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


A woman who worked for a local real estate company for more than a decade pleaded guilty in court this week to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars. The scene was Judge Susan Bray’s Superior Court in Forsyth County on Monday. That’s where 45-year-old Angela McGee Ring pleaded guilty to stealing some $530,000 from Home Real Estate. Ring pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement. Prosecutors said in court that Ring forged one of the company owner’s signatures on checks and then used the money to pay personal expenses such as credit card bills, vacations and meals. Ring received two sentences of 44 months to 62 months. The judge ordered the time to run consecutively, meaning she could spend seven to 10 years in prison.


We reported this past week about a shooting in Winston-Salem that sent two men to the hospital. Police reported just after publication that one of the men, Corey Bernard Crouch, died from his injuries. Police say the shooting occurred just before 5 a.m. Sept. 22 in the 1000 block of Charles Street, near US 311 and NC 109. Police arrived to find Crouch, 28, slumped over the driver’s seat in a 2014 Toyota Camry. About an hour later, Cary D. Crowder, 22, arrived at a hospital in Greensboro seeking treatment for a gunshot wound. Police determined that the two men knew each other “and this was not a random act.” Crowder was charged with First Degree Murder on Sept. 23 and is in jail with no bond allowed.


Greensboro police responding to a shots fired call this past week found a man fatally wounded behind some dumpsters. It happened about 6 p.m. on Sept. 24 at 521 Mystic Drive. Several witnesses called 911 to report hearing multiple shots fired. When police arrived, the victim, later identified as Ernest Darnell Roberts, 26, had already died from his injuries. Witnesses described seeing a dark-colored vehicle leaving the area shortly after the shooting. Initial police investigation revealed the shooting followed a dispute in the parking lot involving Roberts and several others. No suspects have been identified in what was Greensboro’s fourth homicide last week. !