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by Joe Murphy

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Joe Murphy

ARREST MADE IN W-S HOMICIDE

Police arrested Nyenetu Ndorbor Morlu, 26, at about 11:30 a.m. on Monday and charged him with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Belton Jones, 22. At the time of his arrest, Morlu was in Forsyth County jail on a weapons charge. Jones received a gunshot wound on Dec. 17 and lost his life as a result on Dec. 20 at Baptist Hospital. Morlu was placed under a $1 million bond and has a court date scheduled for Jan. 28.

ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED

Guilford County sheriffs arrested Johnny Lee Russell Jr., 26, on Dec. 18 at the Microtel Inn on Big Tree Way in Greensboro in connection with the Dec. 15 robbery of the Pleasant Garden Post Office and a subsequent carjacking. Russell was charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. The stolen vehicle was later located off Spur Road near the Pleasant Garden city limits. Russell is being held in Guilford County jail under $160,000 bond. Courtney Elizabeth Mae Chiarella, 24, was also an occupant in the hotel room and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released on a written promise to appear.

SHOOTING IN GREENSBORO

Police responded to a shooting at a residence on Pearson Street at about 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 where they located Roosevelt Raines, 55, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Raines was transported to a hospital for treatment. The suspect in the shooting is described as a 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet, black man in his early twenties.

DOMESTIC SHOOTING IN W-S

James Edward Tucker, 91, was arrested around midnight on Sunday in the shooting of his wife, Jalania Middleton Tucker, 66, and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Jalania Tucker was transported to Baptist Hospital, and her injuries are not believed to be life threatening. James Tucker was placed in Forsyth County jail under $150,000 bond.

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