by Jordan Green

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


The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office reported a series of affrays at Eastern High School in Gibsonville last week. In one incident, on Feb. 22, two girls allegedly assaulted a boy on school grounds.

Deputies continue to investigate. The next day, the law enforcement agency reported that four students were involved in an fight at 12:30 p.m. Tierra Keels, 17, Shealyn Boatright, 17, and Swetasia Harrington, 19 — all of Greensboro — were to be charged with simple assault and battery. An unnamed juvenile who allegedly assaulted a teacher trying to break up the fight was to be charged with assault on a government official. On the third day of disturbance, Feb. 24, another fight broke out at 8:40 a.m. that allegedly spilled over from a Greensboro birthday party the previous weekend. Daniel Rashad Gomez of Greensboro, who celebrated his 18 th birthday on Feb. 23, got so caught up in the excitement that he left a book-bag filled with marijuana and cash unattended. Gomez reportedly left his book bag to go watch the fight, and another students found six baggies of pot weighing 6.9 grams and $1,900 in cash. Gomez was charged with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and held under a $1,000 secure bond.


Greensboro police recently issued warrants for the arrest of Gary Anderson Barker Jr. for two counts of exploit elder trust and one of obtaining property by false pretense. Police allege that Barker has been involved with a series of home improvement scams through businesses such as American Hammer, Top House Home Improvement, House Top Home Improvement and AT-Top Roofing. Police say Barker is believed to be working on houses in Guilford and Wake counties, but may also be in the Danville, Va. area. Barker is said to be driving a white 1998 GMC S-10 with a purple tailgate and a Virginia tag. Anyone with knowledge of this man’s whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.