This week's local crime and court updates from Greensboro News and Record.
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Drivers told police that the suspects — traveling in two different vehicles — were attempting to box them in prior to approaching their cars.
Tahj Jahmier Johnson-Harris, 22, was arrested Thursday morning in last week's death of 20-year-old Rysyrus Maurice Whitehurst of Greensboro, police said.
The shooting occurred in the area of Murchie and Redor streets.
"He was acting in self-defense," his attorney said.
On Tuesday, Lawrence Jacques Baird pleaded guilty under a plea agreement to two felonies stemming from the shooting deaths of two N.C. A&T students. He was sentenced to a minimum of eight years, one month in prison.
A federal judge has dismissed claims of racial discrimination filed by current and former Winston-Salem firefighters almost a year ago, although the court has left the door open for the firefighters to re-file their lawsuit.
Tamarius Tyshe Merritt, 22, of Greensboro and Javonn Dequan Riddick, 24, of Winston-Salem have been arrested in connection with the death of 41-year-old William Lee Locklear of Greensboro, police said in a news release.
Daniel Morgan, 50, has been indicted on multiple charges, including involuntary manslaughter, misdemeanor assault by a deadly weapon and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
At 1:44 p.m., Greensboro police officers responded to a call about the shooting and found the man suffering from a gunshot wound.
The victim fights back and ends up on the ground. She kicks the man as he repeatedly punches her, according to the video.
Associate Justices Phil Berger Jr. and Tamara Barringer wrote separately that each believes they “can and will be fair and impartial” in hearing the lawsuit brought by the state NAACP. Both justices cited in part the will of the voters who elected them in 2020 to resolve judicial questions.
Thomas Eric McDowell, 61, of Wake Forest, N.C., was taken into custody Thursday and charged with murder, kidnapping and first-degree burglary in the 1986 disappearance of Jessica Gutierrez.
A federal jury found Casey Lee Evans guilty on Thursday after a three-day trial in the Western District of North Carolina, court filings show. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
A judge sentenced Virginia Marie Spencer of Pilot Mountain to three months in federal prison and three years of probation for illegally entering the U.S. Capitol building, along with her 14-year-old son and her husband, on Jan. 6, 2021.
Thursday, the Wake Forest Police Department, located in a suburb of Raleigh, N.C., took Thomas Eric McDowell into custody on arrest warrants from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.
Rysyrus Maurice Whitehurst, 20, was found dead in the 5800 block of Old Randleman Road, police said.