The best and worst of Triad area police blotters, as compiled by Lindsay Craven
Traffic fatality on University Parkway
A 1997 Acura driven by Jermaine Lee Wilkes, 21, was traveling northbound on University Parkway on June 16 at 11 p.m. Also in the car were Roy Bernard Jones III, 21, and Cory Antoine Brayboy, 17. For reasons unknown the car drove off the road and then pulled back across northbound University before running off the road once more. The vehicle traveled 300 feet and flipped several times before landing. All three men were thrown from the car. It is not determined whether alcohol was involved in the incident. Jones was declared dead at the scene while Wilkes and Brayboy were taken to Wake Forest Medical Center Emergency Department for treatment. Brayboy succumbed to his injuries on June 17.
Criminal ditched by cohorts
On June 17 at 8:45 a.m. William Delano Rice, 20, Cortez Stephon Jones, 18, and a 14-year-old juvenile were taken into custody and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in relation to a June 9 robbery. Joseph Tyler Cox was robbed and stabbed during an armed intrusion of his home at Winster Drive in Winston-Salem on June 9 at 10:18 p.m. Cox opened his door after hearing a knock and four suspects forced their way in. The victim retrieved a handgun from inside the house and shot at the suspects, hitting suspect Quenton Alphonzo Taylor, 18, several times. The victim also shot himself in the hand and was stabbed in the back several times by another suspect. The remaining three suspects fled the scene, leaving Taylor behind. Cox and Taylor were transported to Baptist Hospital when police arrived. Taylor was taken into custody and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury upon his release from the hospital
Arrest made in homicide investigation
Charles Antoine McKenzie, 26, was arrested at a traffic stop at 4:55 p.m.