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  • Bail bondsman indicted for shooting at Winston-Salem man in Hanes Mall parking lot

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A bail bondsman was indicted Monday on charges that he fired his gun at a Winston-Salem man he was trying to take into custody at Hanes Mall, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Thermon Desmond Sellers, 31, of Charlotte, was indicted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a weapon into a moving vehicle and possession and discharging of firearms. The indictments move the case from Forsyth County’s district court to superior court, […]

  • Toddler died of brain tumor complications after car hit his ambulance in DWI, autopsy reveals

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 2-year-old boy who was injured when a drunken driver crashed into the ambulance transporting him died shortly after from complications of a brain tumor, according to an autopsy released Monday, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. The boy, Braylon Hunter Jenkins, was traveling by ambulance on U.S. 52 to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center from Virginia. At 1:15 a.m. Feb. 11, the ambulance was hit on the left side by a 2003 Honda Accord driven by Jose Martin Duran […]

  • 18-year-old Ararat woman in critical condition after hit-and-run; Mount Airy man charged

    An 18-year-old Ararat woman remains in critical condition after she was struck by a vehicle in an apparent domestic dispute last week, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Elyssa Kierstin Jones was at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in critical, non-stable condition Monday, Surry County Sheriff Jimmy D. Combs said. Sometime before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, deputies were dispatched to a domestic dispute in the 1300 block of Grassy Creek Road in Pinnacle, the sheriff said. As officers were responding, the caller […]

  • Man charged in courthouse bathroom assault during murder trial

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man attending the murder trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a relative was charged Tuesday with assaulting a woman in a restroom at the Forsyth County courthouse, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Charles Arthur Goldsmith, 35, of Forest Parkway in Clayton County, Georgia, is charged with misdemeanor assault on a female, an arrest warrant said. The arrest warrant alleges that he punched Michelle Annette Robertson twice in the head. The incident happened at 12:15 p.m. […]

  • Falling tree kills Greensboro woman

    GREENSBORO — A woman is dead after a tree fell on her house early Sunday morning, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Erin Beebe, 30, of 3605 Brandywine Drive, was killed in her house about 1:50 a.m., said Ron Glenn, spokesman for Greensboro police. She was in her bedroom at the time and was pronounced dead at the scene, Glenn said. Her husband was also home and suffered minor injuries, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. It’s unclear what caused the tree to fall, […]

  • North Surry High mourns student who died after being struck by minivan while walking Saturday on U.S. 52

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A rising Surry County high school student was killed Saturday night when a minivan struck him while he was walking in the middle of U.S. 52, a state trooper said, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Ernesto Garcia was walking in the travel lane of U.S. 52 North near Old Buck Shoals Road when he was struck, according to Trooper John Mastromonica of the N.C. Highway Patrol and Surry County EMS director John Shelton. Surry County Schools […]

  • Family of missing Boone student from Kernersville asks community to light candles on his 22nd birthday

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Three birthdays have passed since college student Martin Roberts disappeared without a trace from Boone, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Today marks his 22nd birthday. As they have done each birthday since their son vanished, Martin’s parents have invited community members to light a candle for Martin — just as the family has done every night since he went missing. His parents, John and Abbie Roberts, requested that people post a photo of their candle on the […]

  • Winston-Salem woman convicted in scheme to file 519 false tax returns that claimed $1.3 million in refunds

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem woman was convicted on a charge that she and others prepared 519 false tax returns, resulting in $1.3 million in refunds, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Claudia Lynette Shivers entered a guilty plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina to one count of conspiring to defraud the United States by filing false tax returns. She faces a maximum of […]

  • Search warrants: Winston-Salem man found in dumpster was beaten for two days; witness says she heard fatal beating

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Search warrants allege that a Winston-Salem man was beaten for two days before his body was dropped into a dumpster outside an apartment complex five miles away, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The body of Curtis Jermaine Farrow, 40, of Rural Hall, was found Jan. 20 in a dumpster at 2920 Ivy Avenue. Winston-Salem police have previously said they believe Farrow was killed somewhere else and that his body was put in the dumpster outside Ivy Apartments. […]

  • Former Stokes County deputy accused of impersonating an officer

    KING, N.C. — A former Stokes County sheriff’s deputy is accused of lying about his position to gain information, the King Police Department told the Winston-Salem Journal. Kevin Dale Faircloth, 47, of Walnut Cove, was charged Saturday with impersonating a police officer, the King Police Department said. He was previously a Stokes County sheriff’s deputy but recently resigned following his arrest. According to the N.C. Court website, he has charges pending of misdemeanor assault on a female and driving while […]

  • Winston-Salem police accept #LipSyncChallenge — and you’re invited to help out

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Police Department has accepted the lip-sync challenge popping up on social media — and they need your help. Officers will be at the BB&T Ballpark at 3 p.m. Saturday to record their lip-sync challenge, Lt. Brian Dobey told the Winston-Salem Journal in an email. “We are asking for the community’s help by coming out to the ballpark with us to make this lip-sync challenge the best yet!” Dobey said in the email. Law enforcement officers […]

  • Davidson County teen killed in wreck

    LINWOOD — A teen was killed in a single-vehicle wreck Wednesday night not far from her home, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. Madisyn Yountz, 17, of Swicegood Road, was driving a 2004 Honda sedan about 9:15 p.m. on Lamb Road toward Swicegood Road when the wreck occurred, the Highway Patrol said. Yountz crossed the center line, over-corrected and went off the road to the right. She struck a mailbox and culvert before overturning and finally landing upright on all four tires, […]