Teen who accused Greensboro police of mistreatment charged with attempted murder

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Jose Demaris Charles

GIBSONVILLE, N.C. — A teenager who made headlines in Greensboro after his mother accused the city’s police department of mistreating her son during his 2016 arrest is now facing an attempted first-degree murder charge in Gibsonville.

Jose Demaris Charles, 17, of Reidsville, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and attempted first-degree murder, according to a news release from Gibsonville police.

Donald Robert Stanfield, 36, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen after officers were called to the 800 block of East Joyner Street shortly before 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

A surveillance camera captured an image of a white Toyota Camry, which was believed to be the suspect’s vehicle.

On Jan. 4, Gibsonville police arrested Charles.

Charles is being held in the Alamance County Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond.

Charles is believed to have been accompanied by four other males at the time of the robbery.

Elizabeth Jade Busick, 16, of Gibsonville was also taken into custody for her role in the incident. She is charged with conspiracy to sell marijuana and felony common law obstruction of justice.

Busick is being held in the Alamance County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond.