by Jeff Sykes

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled


Winston-Salem police were dispatched to Woodleigh Street Monday to assist on an unknown trouble call. Officers located Virgil Glenn Gilbert lying in the front yard of 2912 Woodleigh Street. Lifesaving efforts were attempted at the scene but Gilbert was pronounced dead. Based on the preliminary investigation and evidence gathered thus far, detectives have determined that Gilbert suffered blunt force trauma to the head during a domestic dispute. A suspect has been identified and is cooperating with authorities.


Officers with the Winston Salem Police Department were in the area of the 5500 Block of Shattalon Drive on an unrelated call Monday when their attention was drawn to the residence located at 5525 Shattalon Drive. Police made contact with the owner of this residence and found evidence of marijuana being grow. Based on the odor of marijuana, a search warrant was applied for and granted to search this location. At the conclusion of the search, police seized 22 marijuana plants.

Stanly William Fogg, 57, was arrested and charged with four felony drug charges. The marijuana had a street value estimated at $220,000 and the other related items had a total value of $10,000.


The man shot during a gunfight on Elm Street on Saturday was identified as 28-year-old Mark Shayne Davis of High Point. Davis was in an altercation between groups of people in the area of S. Elm St. and Lewis St. about 2:35 am. The incident began after patrons had left several clubs at closing time, and became engaged in a verbal dispute that escalated to a shooting. Three other people were wounded in the exchange of gunfire between the two groups. Greensboro Police Officer Jose M. Chavez saw several armed people shooting at each other, and fired at Michael Wayne Davis, 28, also of High Point, in an effort to stop the on-going assault. Michael Davis remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Detectives believe the incident was not gang-related, although what caused the altercation remains unclear. !