June 17, 2009 12:00



The best and worst of Triad area police blotters, as compiled by Lindsay Craven

Hostage situation

Tommy Joe Manness, 31, was charged with assault by pointing a gun, kidnapping and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday after holding a victim at gunpoint on Burlington Road. The victim was able to communicate with authorities via text messaging and limited phone calls. When the victim broke free from Manness she was advised to run in the opposite direction of the suspect towards deputies, who later picked her up.

Missing person found

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office and Wrightsville Beach Police located Jason Paul Aton, 32, on June 9 at 9 p.m. Aton has been missing since June 2 and was found traveling in the Wrightsville Beach area on his Yamaha scooter by a Wrightsville officer on routine patrol; he was in good physical health when found.

Man shot in armed robbery

Jason Wagstaff, 26, an employee of Great Wall restaurant in Greensboro, was shot in apparent armed robbery on June 9 at 12:40 p.m. Wagstaff drove himself away from the crime scene and was later taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The victim described the two suspects as being black males. One suspect was wearing a white T-shirt over his face and black jeans and the other was a wearing a Pittsburgh Stealers hat. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Hold up at Cook Out

Issa Mohamed Sheikh-Issa, 20, and Antoine Porter, 19, were approached by two black males while waiting for their food at Cook Out on High Point Road in Greensboro at 3 a.m. Saturday. The victims were held at gunpoint and were told to hand over their money and personal property. The suspects left the scene in a black Nissan and the driver was described as having dreads, slim to medium build, 5-foot-8 and wearing baggy pants and a dark colored shirt. The victims followed the suspects in their vehicle and reported the suspect’s location to 911. Officers stopped the vehicle and both suspects took off on foot. One suspect was caught and identified as Donald Lee Ingram, but the driver has not yet been located. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

Wigged armed robber

Employees at Huff’s Shell Convenience Store on Broad Street in Winston- Salem were held at gunpoint at 5 p.m. on Sunday by a suspect described as 5-foot-6, 150-170 pounds, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans and a woman’s red and black wig. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the register and left the scene on foot. No injuries were reported. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.

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