by Joe Murphy

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


Greensboro police responded to a shooting at Club Plush on High Point Road at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. The victim, Lacqueon Abrilla Gregory, 18, was later pronounced dead at Moses Cone hospital. Police are searching for two vehicles in connection with the shooting: a white, four-door, Pontiac Bonneville and a 2009-2010 white, Chevy Impala with dark tinted windows. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.


Jammie Hiawatha Mitchell, 42, of Winston- Salem, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound at his Breck Avenue home at about 9 p.m. on Sunday. No suspect has been identified at this time and anyone with information regarding Mitchell’s death is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.


Frank Gervis Whalen, 39, was found dead on Yanceyville Street at about 1 p.m. on Nov. 23. Police located David Oates at a Gastonia medical facility at about 11 p.m. that night. Because of outstanding warrants for fraud, transported him back to Greensboro for questioning in regards to Whalen’s death. The next day Oates was charged with 1 st -degree murder for Whalen’s. Oates is being held in Guilford County jail without bond for the murder charge and under $200,000 bond for the fraud charges.


Howard Davis Hughes, 41, of Winston- Salem, was arrested for the assault of Roger Wayne Lunsford, 48, also of Winston-Salem, at about 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 at Tailgators bar on Peters Creek Parkway. Hughes and Lunsford were both extremely intoxicated inside when an argument escalated into a fight. Hughes and Lunsford continued the fight outside the bar and Lunsford received a severe head wound. Lunsford was transported to Baptist Hospital where he is in stable but guarded condition. Hughes was charged with assault and placed in Forsyth County jail under $750 bond and has a Jan. 5, 2011 court date for this incident.

Armed robbery in Greensboro

The Super Mercado Mexicano Barrio Latino on East Market Street was robbed at about 1 p.m. on Sunday. According to police, two black men, each wearing black jeans and blue bandanas, one in a gray and one in a black hoodie, walked into the store, displayed guns and demanded money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money the suspects fled on foot behind the business on foot heading north. A perimeter was established but police were unable to locate the suspects. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.