Man arrested for striking security guard with car at Winston-Salem park

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police have arrested a man believed to be involved with striking an on-duty security guard with a vehicle at a Winston-Salem park on Sunday evening.

Officers responded to Union Cross Park on Union Cross Road around 9:40 p.m. Sunday in reference to gunshots.

Police say when the armed guard approached a silver four-door Dodge truck parked in the area the suspect started driving straight for the guard.

The guard said he fired his gun, but said he was then struck by the vehicle. The driver sped off, leaving the guard on the ground.

Shortly before noon on Monday, Winston-Salem police responded to the Kernersville Medical Center. The suspect was being treated for a single gunshot wound to the arm.

After further investigation, officers obtained an arrest warrant for Bryan Timothy Martin for misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.

Martin turned himself in at the Forsyth County Magistrate’s Office shortly after 7 p.m. Monday. His bond was set at $1,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 11.


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