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Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to 4586 Garden Street on Jan. 6 to speak to Troy James Hutchins about an unrelated fraud investigation. While speaking with Hutchins, officers smelled the odor of marijuana and questioned Hutchins about it. He admitted to having marijuana, heroin and a firearm in the residence. He also admitted to selling drugs from the residence. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence. During the search Officers located Heroin, Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia to include several scales, a variety of prescription pills not prescribed to the suspect, a stolen firearm and several cell phones. A total value of the property seized was approximately $2,500.


Officers responded Sunday to the area of 3490 Town Square Drive on a reported fight in progress. The three suspects fled prior to police arrival. Two suspects were quickly located in the area. The third suspect was later located attempting to leave his apartment complex on Old Salisbury Ct. The juvenile arrestees encountered the elderly victim walking along Stafford Village Blvd. While the victim was seated on the guardrail, one of the arrestees shoved him over the guardrail and down the embankment. The victim was able to get back to the roadway surface and while the victim was trying to walk away, a different juvenile arrestee struck the victim him from behind and knocked him to the ground. The victim tried to flee but the arrestees caught up to him and continued the assault until he was left motionless on the ground. The juveniles then went through the victims’ pockets and located his wallet, which was found to be empty. The victim was transported to Baptist Hospital and is being treated for numerous lacerations and bruises. His injuries are not life threatening.

A cell-phone was seized from one of the juvenile arrestees that had video evidence of the initial encounter and assault. All three were issued secure custody orders for Common-Law Robbery and petitions will be filed seeking Felony Assault on a Handicapped Person. They were placed into the custody of Juvenile Intake Sturmer Park. !