Felony death by motor vehicle
Greensboro police served two arrest warrants on 36-year-old Randolph Belle Jr. at 8:15 p.m. on July 26 for felony death by motor vehicle and for careless and reckless driving. Belle had been driving a 2007 Ford Focus on Interstate 40 near US Highway 29 at 12:32 a.m. on July 17 when he lost control of the vehicle and struck the center-median guardrail. A passenger, Melissa Loraine Hoffman was thrown from the vehicle and later died at Moses Cone hospital as a result of her injuries. Belle was cited for driving while impaired and driving while license revoked at the time.
Timing is everything
Antonio Tyrone Haizlip, 17, of Greensboro was facing a court date for a July 1 robbery when he was allegedly involved in a shooting on Hudgins Drive on July 28 that sent Angelo Thomas to Moses Cone hospital with a gunshot wound to his lower extremities. Detectives had no trouble tracking Haizlip down because of an ankle bracelet that he was wearing as part of an electronic monitoring program. Now, on top of charges for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle and two counts of misdemeanor resisting a public officer, Haizlip also faces a charge of felony assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to inflict serious injury. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.
Cash advance the hard way
A man walked into the Family Fare gas station on East Market Street at about 11:13 p.m. on July 29 and asked the clerk for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man reportedly reached over and tried to help himself to some of the cash. The two struggled briefly, the man grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and ran behind the store. Police spotted Nathan Lee on McConnell Road after the robbery. They chased him down and made an arrest. Lee was arrested, taken to Guilford County Jail and charged with common law robbery.