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by Christian Bryant

HANDGUN BRANDISHED IN EARLY MORNING TRAFFIC

A Winston-Salem man is facing charges after allegedly pointing a gun at a man while driving on US Highway 52. On Jan. 2, Mark Anthony Callahan, 48, was stopped in his red Chevrolet pick-up and taken into custody for assault. A .357 caliber revolver handgun was seized from the vehicle. No injuries occurred as a result of the incident.

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA PERP.

Greensboro police are looking for the man responsible for a Jan. 18 robbery. A Papa John’s Pizza Delivery driver reported that a black man approached him, placed an unknown object against his back, and demanded money and property. The victim complied and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money and several pizzas.

No leads were found and no injuries were reported.

FREIGHTLINER CARRYING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OVERTURNED ON US 52

On Jan. 18, Winston-Salem police responded to a traffic accident on US Highway 52 after an Old Dominion tractor with double trailers overturned. The driver, Jerry Wayne Vernon, was transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center with nonlife threatening injuries. The accident was the result of inclement weather. An estimated $17,000 in damage to a nearby guardrail was incurred.

GREENSBORO MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN THE FIRST

Brian Terrell Oliver, 31, has been charged with 1 st -degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with a November 2009 homicide. The victim, Willie James Bolden Jr., was shot to death at the Landmark Inn in Greensboro. Detectives credit the State Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab with assisting in the investigation. Oliver was located at the Rockingham County Jail where he was awaiting trial on unrelated charges.

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