by Jeff Sykes

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Allen Carlton Harris III, 16, of 716 Marsh St. was arrested Monday in connection with the Oct. 23 shooting of two men behind the apartments at the same address. Harris is accused of shooting Dawayne Lamont Hill, 24, and Dante Rayshon Goins, 22, both of 1200 Orchard St., following a dispute over a woman. Police were able to make the arrest thanks to the many callers who provided information that helped identify the gunman. Greensboro police responded to the area of 716 Marsh St. at 6:47 pm on Oct. 23 after receiving a 911 call of multiple shots fired. Police found both victims behind the apartments suffering from gunshot wounds. Hill was released from the hospital last week. Goins remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Harris faces two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill.


The Winston-Salem Police Department is investigating a burglary and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury at 1423 East Fourth Street. Three suspects forced their way into the residence. Once inside, one of the suspects shot a juvenile victim. Lisa Penn and Michael Baker were alerted by the noise, and the suspects kept them detained while the house was ransacked. Mr. Penn Jr., was not present but had property stolen from the residence. The shooting victim was taken to an area medical facility to receive treatment for apparent nonlife threatening injuries.


Officers responded about 2 pm Sunday to the Walgreens Pharmacy located at 3001 East Market Street in reference to a robbery from business. Staff at the business stated that the suspect entered the store, walked up to the counter, and demanded money by implying he had a handgun. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled on foot to an awaiting gold sedan occupied by a black female. The vehicle was last seen on Dockery Street heading towards East Bessemer Avenue. The suspect was described as a black male, 5″8′ tall, 40 years of age, with a medium build, wearing a black tee shirt with white writing and black pants. !