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The best and worst of Triad area police blotters, as compiled by Jordan Green

Woman on billboard

The Winston-Salem Police Department, along with the fire department and Forsyth County EMS, reportedly responded to a security check near the intersection of 8 th and North Trade streets in the early afternoon of Sept. 21 upon receiving a report about a woman lying on top of a billboard. Emergency personnel found the woman lying face down.

The first responders soon found out that the mystery woman was a mannequin that was placed on top of the billboard to promote an art exhibit at SECCA.

Taking action

Donald Carter, 39, called the Winston- Salem police at about 10 p.m. on Sept. 22 to report that he had detained two people that he believed had broken into his house several days earlier. Police learned that Carter had punched and kicked a man identified as Jeraimaih Dwayne Sims, 18, during a confrontation at 944 Shalimar Drive after learning he was involved in the break-in. Carter then reportedly forced Sims to go to another house two doors down to locate another person he thought was involved in the break-in. Police took Carter before a magistrate and charged him with felonious restraint and assault. Carter’s court date has been set for Oct. 16, and he was released on a written promise to appear. The break-in to Carter’s house is still under investigation.

Deadly hedge clippers

Winston-Salem police arrested John Henry Brown IV, 17, and Akeem Shalieve Wilson, 18, on Monday and charged them with robbery with a dangerous weapon and other felonies. Brown and Wilson are accused of breaking into the Row Street home of 53-year-old Billy Lee Brown (no relation) on Sept. 26. Billy Lee Brown came home to find the two teenagers in his house, and was struck in the head and in the face several times with a pair of hedge trimmers that the attackers found in the house. Then the two teenagers fled the house with some stolen items. John Henry Brown IV and Akeem Shalieve Wilson have been placed in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under a $200,000 secured bond with a court date set for Oct. 16.

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