Police identify assault suspect found dead in woman’s basement in Winston-Salem
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A man wanted in connection to an assault on a woman was found dead after breaking into a home, according to Winston-Salem police.
Todd Mitchell Smith Jr., 24, of Winston-Salem, has been identified as the deceased suspect, Winston-Salem police said in a press release.
Police were called to the 300 block of Grand Street at about 7 p.m. Saturday on a report of an assault on a female.
Police said Smith ran off and police established a perimeter and a K-9 track was conducted.
Shortly later, a nearby resident contacted officers, saying she heard a noise in her basement.
Officers entered her home and found Smith dead on the basement floor from a wound apparently sustained from breaking into the home.
Anyone with any information can call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336)773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at (336)727-2800.