The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Joe Murphy
Greensboro homicide suspect at large
Police found Timothy Lee Wilkerson, 28, dead from an apparent gunshot wound at the intersection of Benjamin Benson and Morris Streets at about 9 p.m. on Oct. 29. After a resulting investigation a warrant was issued for Shawn King, a 32-year-old black man, for first-degree murder in Wilkerson’s death.
Breaking and entering arrests
Guilford county sheriffs responded to a breaking and entering call on Johnson Street in Colfax at about 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 27. Alonzo Leroy Smith, 24, and Derrick Jose Ward, 21, both of Winston-Salem were apprehended while fleeing the scene. Both suspects were charged with one count of felony breaking and entering and are currently being held in High Point jail. Ward is being held under $4,000 bond and Smith under $5,000 bond.
Robbery, aggravated assault and attempted arson arrest
Greensboro police responded to a domestic disturbance call at Sunset Circle apartments at about 4 a.m. on Oct. 30. Upon arrival the victim reported that Kevin Staples assaulted her and took her purse. Police arrested Staples as he tried to flee the scene in a vehicle and charged him with robbery, aggravated assault and attempted arson. The victim was transported to Moses Cone hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Winston-Salem Kangaroo store robbed
A man walked into the Kangaroo on Stratford Road at about 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and demanded money from the cashier. The man then pushed the cashier, opened the register and took an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect fled the scene on foot headed toward I-40 Business. A canine search conducted by police was unsuccessful in locating the suspect. The suspect is described as a five foot ten inch black male age 35 to 45 weighing approximately 220 pounds and has a gold tooth. At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark long sleeved shirt and pants with a towel over his head, a glove on one hand and a sock on the other.