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The Winston-Salem Police Department responded Monday to 4021 Clarendon Ave. to a reported 1st Degree Burglary. Upon the officer’s arrival, the above victims were located inside the residence. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly reported the two above suspects entered their residence just after Mrs. Kelly parked her vehicle in their garage.

The suspects produced firearms and demanded Ms. Kelly out of her vehicle. The suspects ordered Ms. Kelly into the main living space of the residence where Mr. Kelly was. Mr. Kelly was then assaulted and sustained minor non-life threatening injuries. After an extended period of time, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly were able to call for assistance. Mrs. Kelly’s vehicle was stolen along with other undisclosed property. The vehicle has since been recovered. Mr. Kelly was treated at the scene by EMS, and Ms. Kelly was not injured.

The Winston-Salem Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division will assume the investigation for additional follow up.


On Monday at approximately 10:27 a.m., Greensboro police responded to the Wal-Mart located at 121 W. Elmsley in reference to a shoplifting.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated the suspect entered the business and took several items without paying after the final point of sale. When the suspect was approached by Wal-Mart’s loss prevention officers, the suspect produced a large knife and threatened the loss prevention officers. The suspect left the business and was located and arrested by GPD without incident.

The suspect was identified as Brian Keith Council, age 45, who was accompanied by Browlette Young, age 50.

Council was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen property. Young was charged with misdemeanor larceny and obtaining property by false pretense.

The investigation is ongoing. !