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by Jordan Green

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

OH, NO YOU DIDN’T

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office arrested Thomas Lee Elliott of Roseboro on Oct. 21 for solicitation of a child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act and attempted indecent liberties with a minor. Elliott was arrested after a month-long investigation in which he communicated online with an undercover deputy posing as a 14-year-old girl. Deputies learned during the investigation that Elliott was a youth pastor at Autreyville Baptist Church. Elliott was held under a $25,000 bond.

GOODS RECOVERED FROM POLO THEFT

Deputies with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office located about 1,200 Dell computer speakers and 310 boxes of Polo clothing and accessories at storage facilities on High Point Road in Greensboro and in Siler City. The items had been stolen from two trailers and two storage containers at a storage lot on South Holden Road in Greensboro in early October. The trailers and storage containers were supposed to be delivered to the Polo distribution center in Greensboro. The sheriff’s office has arrested Andres Leal, AKA Andres Leal Collozo, of Greensboro and charged him with two counts of felony larceny and one count of conspiracy. Deputies are also trying to locate Jose Javier Colon Torres, AKA Jerry Louis Cartagena of Greensboro, who is charged with two counts of felony larceny and one count of conspiracy. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

MAN AND BOY SHOT TO DEATH IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE

Greensboro police arrived showed up at a house on Guerrant Street in response to a reported cardiac incident at about 8:39 p.m. on Sunday, and found two dead people. Marquise Steens, 28, and Malique Steens, 7, reportedly died of apparent fatal trauma to their bodies. Autopsy results subsequently indicated the two were shot to death, and the case has been deemed a double homicide. Detectives are reportedly following up on leads, assisted by the eastern strike team, and police said no motive is yet known. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

SHOOTOUT ON GREENWAY AVENUE

Winston-Salem police officers responding to a reported shooting found 16-year-old Dequantae Keshawn Johnson lying in the roadway near the intersection of Inverness

Street and Indiana Avenue with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. Officers later learned that 20-year-old Anthony Dajuan Davis arrived at Baptist Hospital with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The police determined that the shootout occurred on Greenway Avenue. The victims, who are listed as being in serious but stable condition, told police different stories about what happened.

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