by Joe Murphy

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


Aaron Keith Korol, 18, was arrested for the murder of Michael J. Potts, 37. Korol and Potts were roommates at 4232 United St. Apt. C. Greensboro police responded to an assault call at the residence at about 10 p.m. on Aug. 10. Potts was taken to Moses Cone hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A subsequent investigation led to Korol’s arrest on the charge of 1st degree murder. The motive and cause of death has yet to be determined pending an autopsy. The investigation is on going and anyone with information regarding the murder is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.


A 54-year-old man was walking home on Elm-Eugene Street near Lawrence Street in Greensboro at about 10 p.m. on Aug. 13. He was approached from behind by three men and heard them discussing assaulting him. He turned and the men asked him if he had money. After responding that he did not, one of the men stabbed the man in the chest. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Moses Cone hospital. The suspects, described as black males, ran from the scene headed south on Elm-Eugene Street. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.


A female customer was walking to her car in the Wal-Mart parking lot at about midnight on Aug. 9 when a man approached her and ordered her to get into her car. As he tried to enter, the woman was able to exit the car through the opposite side. She attracted the attention and aid of several people in the parking lot and the man fled towards the Sam’s Club across the parking lot. Greensboro police responded and conducted a canine search of the area but were unable to find the suspect, who is described as a 17-25-year-old, about 6 feet tall, clean-shaven, black man dressed in a white jersey, light blue basketball shorts with a blue bandana over his face at the time of the incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.