NC Bicyclist Killed After Run Over By Wilmington Garbage Truck Tuesday Identified

WILMINGTON, NC. (THECOUNT) — Dashiell Titus Parker, of Wilmington, NC, has been identified as the man killed after run over by a Waste Management truck Tuesday evening.

Parker, 30, was operating a bicycle when he lost control and entered the path of a moving garbage truck. The tragic accident occurred just outside Wilmington city limits Tuesday around 5:20 p.m., according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

Sgt. Matthew King said the Dashiell Titus Parker, 30, of Wilmington, was riding a bicycle eastbound on the shoulder of 23rd Street near the ILM Airport around 5:20 p.m. when he struck a washed out area of pavement, lost control of the bike, and was thrown in the path of a Waste Management truck that was also traveling east. Continue reading

NC Pedestrian Struck Killed By Vehicle Monday Night Identified As Donald Lee Saunders

GREENSBORO, NC. (THECOUNT) — Donald Lee Saunders II, of Franklinville, NC, has been identified as the pedestrian struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross US-29, according to Greensboro police.

Saunders, whose age was not provided, was killed after a 2012 Toyota Camry, operated by Betty Graves, of Greensboro, hit him while he was walking across US-29 Monday around 7 p.m.

At about 7:20 p.m., police responded to a wreck with personal injury on US-29 near Textile Drive.

A 2012 Toyota Camry was driving north on US-29 when Donald Lee Saunders, II, of Franklinville was crossing the travel lanes of the highway. Continue reading

NC Man Found Shot Dead In Greensboro Tuesday Identified As Shaquan Washington

GREENSBORO, NC. (THECOUNT) — Shaquan Montale Washington has been identified as the man found dead from at least one apparent gunshot wound Tuesday, Greensboro police report.

Shaquan Washington, 27, was found suffering from gunshot wounds 12:18 a.m. Tuesday morning after police responded to “shots fired” call at the 1200 block of Randolph Avenue, in Greensboro, NC.

Washington was pronounced dead at the scene.

Washington survived a previous shooting two years ago in August 2016. In the 2016 shooting, Kedar Malik Muhammad, 48, of Greensboro, was taken into custody without incident, according to Greensboro police. He was accused of shooting then-25-year-old Shaquan Montale Washington following a dispute. Continue reading

NC Teen Found Shot Dead In Charlotte Sunday Night ID’d As Tunji “Nlmb” Smith

CHARLOTTE, NC. (THECOUNT) — Tunji “Nlmb” Smith, of Charlotte, NC, has been identified as the victim found suffering from at least one gunshot wound Sunday evening.

Smith Jr., 19, was shot and killed in west Charlotte Sunday evening the 1200 block of Saratoga Drive near Browns Avenue.

Officers with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department were called around 7 p.m. to the 1200 block of Saratoga Drive near Browns Avenue where they found 19-year-old Tunji Smith Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound. Continue reading

Victim ID’d After NC Father & Son Arrested Over Female Body Found In Surry County Barn

SURRY COUNTY, NC. – Jimmie Calvin Anderson, 71, and Jimmie Andrew Anderson, 30, have been identified as the father and son arrested after authorities say a woman’s body was found in a barn at their Surry County home.

The pair face first-degree murder charges in the death of Jennifer Carol Bright, 59, of Mount Airy, authorities say.

Jimmie Calvin Anderson, and Jimmie Andrew Anderson, both of 160 Timber Lane in Lowgap, face charges of first-degree murder, according to a Surry County Sheriff’s Office press release.

The body of the victim was found on Thursday afternoon. The name of the victim has not been released. Continue reading

NC Woman Tracey Hunt ID’d As Durham Victim Shot In Face By BF Who Then Called 911

ORANGE COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — Tracey Hunt has been named as the Orange County woman shot in the face by her boyfriend, who afterward, summoned 911 for help.

Anthony Wheeler was arrested Wednesday on assault charges after he allegedly shot his girlfriend in the face then called 911 to report it.

Deputies found Wheeler walking away from the home he shared with Tracey Hunt in the 5800 block of Guess Road. He was on the phone with the county’s central communications office at the time.

Wheeler called 911 shortly after midnight and admitted he shot Hunt, the sheriff’s office said. Continue reading

UPDATE: Pam Crumpton Hooks Victim Of Fatal Greensboro Robbery Police Say

A robbery is believed to have led to a shooting that killed Pam Crumpton Hooks and injured another in Greensboro Friday night, according to a Greensboro police press release.

Hooks, 34, was woman found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound Friday night in a Greensboro residence, a Watch Operations Specialist for the Greensboro Police Department said in a press release.

Another person was also found shot and critically injured at the scene.

Hooks was discovered shot after officers arrived to the home located at, 716 Hidden Lake Court, Greensboro, NC., according to Greensboro police. Another victim, whose name was withheld by police, was also found injured inside the residence.

Officers were called to a home on Hidden Lake Court shortly after 9:30 p.m. Friday where both victims were found with apparent gunshot wounds. Continue reading

Elizabeth Smith ID’d As NC Mother Shot Dead In High Point By Husband In Front Of Kids Suspect In Custody

High Point, NC., police have arrested Alvin Smith, the North Carolina man wanted in a deadly domestic dispute.

Smith, 30, is alleged to have shot and killed wife and mother, Elizabeth Smith, 33, in front of their children, in a violent domestic dispute Monday night in the 1800 block of Blain Street, High Point, NC. The fatal shooting resulted in an hours-long standoff.

Police say they responded to Blain Street on calls of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival they observed a woman standing with children in the backyard of a residence.

As two officers approached the woman, Alvin Nathanael Smith exited the back of the house and shot Elizabeth Smith several times as the kids looked on in horror. He then re-entered the residence commencing an hours-long police standoff. Continue reading

Johnny Ray “NUKE” Izard Jr. ID’d As Lincolnton NC First Homicide Since 2014

Johnny Ray Izard Jr., has been named by Lincoln County NC., law enforcement officials as the man found shot dead on New Bold Street. Izard marks the county’s first homicide since 2014.

Officials say they arrived to the scene after receiving reports of shots fired before midnight. Once on-scene, police located Izard, aka, “NUKE,” of Lincolnton, lying on the ground with a fatal gunshot wound.

Izard was transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gaston County where he was later pronounced dead, according to Lincolnton police. Continue reading

NC Mom Arrested After Kids, 4, 5 and 7, Found Drunk On Grey Goose “Simulating Sex Acts” Outside Gastonia Home

Gastonia, NC, mother, Tyeisha Coneisha Streate, was arrested and charged after police found her three children ages 4, 5, and 7 outside their home drunk on vodka Monday night.

Concerned neighbors contacted police at 8:21 p.m. to report several juveniles “overdosing” in the front yard of a Gastonia area home, located at 1946 Hartford Drive, Gastonia, NC.

First responders located three children “heavily intoxicated” while outside of their home in Gastonia, NC. All were under the age of seven, a police report stated. The children had consumed a “large quantity” of Grey Goose vodka and were observed simulating sex acts on one another. EMS workers also observed an older female child defecating in an open area while the other children looked on. Continue reading