Busted: Best of the blotter

by Amy Kingsley

Paper chase

Early on the morning of June 27, Fred Knott, 66, flagged down a police officer at the corner of New Walkertown Road and Northampton Drive and reported a robbery. Knott had been delivering copies of the Winston-Salem Journal when he was approached by two black males brandishing a sawed-off shotgun and demanding money. Their vehicle drove off in the direction of Old Walkertown Road. Knott was not injured in the incident, and the investigation is ongoing.

Clean and jerk

Winston-Salem police officers arrested Timothy Lamont Cobb, 30, on June 25 and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon for striking his neighbor, Timothy Marshall, with a weightlifting bar. When officers responded to Marshall’s apartment on Akron Drive, they located the victim lying on the floor with a gash over his right eye. The victim, who was conscious at the time, fingered his neighbor Cobb in the attack. Emergency medical technicians transported Marshall to Baptist Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. Police took Cobb to the Forsyth County Detention Center, where he is being held under a $30,000 bond.

Road ragin’

Greensboro police are on the lookout for a black male in his mid-twenties after a close call on Business 85 on June 28 turned violent. The suspect allegedly swerved into the next lane, nearly striking a work truck, according to the police report. The driver of the truck reportedly honked, provoking an obscene gesture from the suspect, the report continued. Then the suspect pulled alongside the truck and fired a single bullet into the left rear window. The truck driver was unharmed. The victim said the suspect was driving a blue car, possibly a Chrysler Sebring, with chrome wheels.