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by Jordan Green

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

WINSTON-SALEM TEACHER CHARGED WITH SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Winston-Salem police conducted a preliminary investigation into allegations of misconduct by a teacher at Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Jan. 2. Mark Tobin Mercer, 23, was eventually identified as the suspect. An undisclosed number of girls were interviewed in the investigation, and Mercer was taken into custody. Police have charged Mercer with 29 separate felonies, including statutory rape, indecent liberties with a minor and sexual activity with a student by a teacher, but police do not believe any of the offenses took place on school property. Mercer’s bond has been set at $1.2 million.

MAN CARJACKED WHILE PREPARING FOR WORK

Enuol Ywen told Greensboro police he was warming up his white 1993 Ford Explorer to go to work before daylight on Jan. 4 when an unknown black man dressed in all-black clothing approached him. The man reportedly pulled a handgun on Ywen, ordered him out of the Explorer and drove off towards Freeman Mill Road. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

ROBBERS STUCK IN TRAFFIC

Miriam Baltazar Medina, 20, told Winston- Salem police that two black men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, confronted her on Druid Hills Drive, stole her pocketbook and left in a black Ford Explorer at 3:52 p.m. on Jan. 4. About 30 minutes later 17-year-old Derrelle Renard Woods said the pair stole his money on East 12 th Street and drove off. It took police only about 20 minutes for police to spot the Explorer in traffic at Northwest Boulevard and University Parkway, make arrests and recover the handgun. Montray Noel Fisher, 18, Rayquan D’Norris McCall, 18, and Brooke Cymone Brayboy, 16, were arrested and charged with armed robbery. A 15-year-old girl unidentified by police was also taken into custody with charges pending.

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