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by Eric Ginsburg

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled

HOME INVASION, KIDNAPPING AND ARMED ROBBERY Five suspects broke into a home at Black Stallion Court in Greensboro 12:30 a.m. on Monday. They kidnapped one victim and bound the rest with duct tape, stealing more than $3,000 in cash and a cell phone. A sheriff’s deputy responded and arrested one of the five suspects, the hostage was released, and a second was arrested later. The two men arrested are Brooks Packingham of Burlington and Michael Compton, who is listed as homeless.

‘GOING ARMED TO THE TERROR OF THE PUBLIC’ Police responded to a call on Westover Terrace in Greensboro and found an unoccupied vehicle that had been shot into on May 7 at about 9 p.m. They issued a warrant for 20-year old Mario Dorsett, charging him with threatening phone calls, damage to personal property, discharging a firearm in city limits, simple assault and “going armed to the terror of the public.” Dorsett has not been located.

WOMAN ROBBED WHILE LEAVING WAL-MART Angelica Purcell said she was leaving the Wal-Mart on West Wendover Avenue on the night of May 6 when she was approached by a man with a black handgun. The suspect, who is described as a light-skinned black man in his thirties and wearing a black shirt, black hat and silver chain, demanded Purcell’s money. After taking her belongings he reportedly left the area. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.

BODY FOUND AT CAVALIER INN Police found the body of 25-year-old Jeremiagh Jacob Washington at the Cavalier Inn in Greensboro on May 3 at 7:14 a.m. No information was released about the possible motive for the homicide or the type of injuries sustained because the investigation is ongoing.

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