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  • Winston-Salem man charged with murder after man dies from heroin overdose

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — A Davidson County grand jury has indicted a Winston-Salem man on a second-degree murder charge after investigators linked him to the drug overdose death of a Clemmons man in March, authorities said Thursday. The grand jury also indicted Joel Justin Fox, 31, of East 10th Street, with two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and two counts of selling heroin, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said. On March 10, Davidson County sheriff’s deputies went […]

  • Stolen minivan found submerged in Winston-Salem lake

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A minivan stolen from an Ardmore home on July 15 was found Monday night submerged in a private lake in the southeastern part of Winston-Salem. Authorities were called about 6:25 p.m. to the scene in the 2700 block of Willard Road. The Lewisville Fire Department’s dive team determined that no one was inside the vehicle. The dive team then attached a metal cable to the minivan, and a tow truck removed it from the lake. “We make […]

  • Winston-Salem man indicted in hammer attack on 9-year-old son

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Forsyth County grand jury indicted a Winston-Salem man Tuesday on charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault after he was accused of hitting his son last year in the head several times with a hammer. Ramel Shabal Daye, 34, of East Fourth Street, is being held in the Forsyth County Jail with his bond set at $1 million, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said. Tremel Daye, 10, was the victim of the attack in October 2016, […]

  • Registered sex offender in Winston-Salem pleads guilty in child sex abuse case

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A registered sex offender decided to plead guilty to charges he molested a 7-year-old boy on New Year’s Eve in 2013 before a trial started in his case, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. John Frederic Sabbaghrabaiotti, 48, entered guilty pleas Wednesday in Forsyth Superior Court to two counts of attempted first-degree sex offense and one count of taking indecent liberties with a child. He had originally been charged with two counts of first-degree sex offense and one […]

  • Police investigate homicide of man in Winston-Salem on Saturday night

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Winston-Salem police are investigating a homicide Saturday night in the 500 block of 24½ Street Northwest, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Police were called to the area at 5:16 p.m. for a shooting, police communications said. The victim is an adult male, said Sgt. J.J. Thompson. The incident occurred on a dead-end street. It’s unclear whether the victim died at the scene or was pronounced dead later.

  • High Point furniture market to get new owner

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The owner and operator of the High Point and Las Vegas home furnishings markets is being sold to real-estate firms associated with the private-equity group Blackstone. Blackstone is buying International Market Centers Inc. for an undisclosed price from Bain Capital Private Equity LP and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management LP. Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities are the affiliates planning to acquire IMC, along with Fireside Investments. The deal is projected to close […]

  • Death penalty sought for man accused charged in brutal death of Winston-Salem toddler

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man will face the possibility of the death penalty in connection with the death of a 2-year-old boy who prosecutors say had injuries so severe that he wouldn’t have been able to have talked or walked again if he had lived, a judge ruled Wednesday. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Charles Thomas Stacks, 31, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jaxson Sonny Swaim, who died from head injuries on Aug. 19, 2015, […]

  • Singer and Winston-Salem native Chris Murrell dies at 61

    Chris Murrell, a Winston-Salem native whom Tony Bennett described as “one of my favorite singers,” died on Sunday, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. He was 61. Murrell is best known for his work with the Count Basie Orchestra and singers such as Bennett, but he also performed locally for many years, and the music community is mourning his loss. Murrell’s late mother, Bernice Murrell, encouraged his singing. “She forced me to go to a Saturday children’s choir rehearsal at age […]

  • 3 with ties to App State football charged after player stabbed in fight

    BOONE, N.C. — The Boone Police Department on Friday announced three additional arrests in connection to an early May fight that led to a felony assault charge against Malik Jaleel Simpson, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Simpson, 23, was charged with one count of felonious assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury after Appalachian State football player Teh’Ron Fuller suffered a stab wound. Boone Police have charged Ke’monte Tayvon Hayes, Isaiah Diontae Lewis and Marlin Lamar Johnson with misdemeanor assault […]

  • Paralyzed defendant grateful Winston-Salem officer shot him, apologizes to the man in court

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Forsyth County man was sentenced to prison this week for pointing a shotgun at a Winston-Salem police officer, causing the officer to shoot him when he wouldn’t drop the gun, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. Marshall Alan Wiggins, 38, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court on Monday to assault with a firearm on a law-enforcement officer and misdemeanor violation of a domestic-violence protective order. Judge John O. Craig of Forsyth Superior Court sentenced Wiggins to one […]

  • Man whose body was found in Peters Creek ravine died of neck injuries

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man, whose body was found in the Peters Creek ravine in January, died from blunt force injuries to his neck, according to an autopsy report obtained by the Winston-Salem Journal. Phillip Eugene Clement Jr., 38, was found dead on Jan. 22 with his body face-down on a slab of concrete near the creek, according to the autopsy report. Clement, who was last seen alive Jan. 10, was found near the Budget Inn on Peters Creek […]

  • Winston-Salem woman convicted for role in killing, burial of two men at Clemmons house

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem woman was convicted Monday for her role in one of Forsyth County’s most bizarre murder cases — the brutal killing of two men and burial of their bodies in the backyard of a house in Clemmons. Krystal Nicole Matlock, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. She had initially been charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. Matlock is the last of three […]