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Man faces federal indictment in shooting at Guilford deputy
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Man faces federal indictment in shooting at Guilford deputy

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GREENSBORO — A man accused of shooting at a Guilford County deputy in August has been charged in federal court with felony possession of a firearm, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

In an indictment returned Dec. 14, Daniel Roy Smith, 56, is accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the Aug. 29 shooting, according to a news release. He also faces state charges.

About 4:15 a.m. Aug. 29, Guilford County Deputy J.W. Mecham stopped a suspicious person, who was later found to be Smith, at Wiley Lewis and Pleasant Garden roads.

Mecham checked Smith’s identification and determined he had escaped from a halfway house where he was serving the remainder of a bank robbery sentence.

When Mecham attempted to arrest Smith, the man pulled out a .38-caliber revolver and fired several times at the officer, according to the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office. Mecham returned fire, striking Smith four times. The deputy was not injured.

Prosecutors ruled the shooting was justified.

Man wants change for $20, wins $100,000 in lottery

Karl Stewart simply wanted to break a $20 bill, so he bought a lottery ticket.

The Graham man definitely wasn’t short-changed. The ticket turned out to be a $100,000 winner.

Stewart bought the Super Monopoly scratch-off ticket heading home from work Friday at the Kangaroo Express on South Main Street.

Stewart told the North Carolina Education Lottery he plans to put the $68,001 he receives after taxes into savings.

He also plans to get a new four-wheeler.

Guilford Metro 911 earns

emergency dispatch honor

GREENSBORO — Guilford Metro 911 has become the 11th 911 center in the nation and 12th worldwide to earn accreditation as an Emergency Fire Dispatch Center of Excellence from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch.

The recognition is awarded to departments worldwide for comprehensive implementation and compliance with the Fire Priority Dispatch System, which is designed to promote safety, maximize use of resources, prioritize responses, efficiently deliver pre-arrival instructions and improve overall fire service.

“Receiving this accreditation was a total team effort,” said Wesley Reid, executive director of Guilford Metro 911, in a city news release.

Police say student had gun at Western Guilford High

GREENSBORO — A Western Guilford High School student was arrested Monday on charges he had a gun on campus in November.

Antonio Leon Craig Jr., 16, of 5004-H Pennoak Road was arrested by Greensboro police, according to an arrest warrant.

Craig is accused of having a .22-caliber Ruger revolver on the school’s campus on Nov. 16 during school hours, according to the warrant.

Man charged with selling fake immigration papers

GREENSBORO — A Madison man was arrested and charged last week in federal court on charges he produced and sold fraudulent immigration and Social Security documents, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Juan Ruiz Hernandez, 32, is charged with the manufacture, sale and distribution of fraudulent Permanent Resident cards and fraudulent Social Security cards, according to a release.

Dance school to perform ‘The Grinch’ ballet tonight

GREENSBORO — Artistic Motion School of Dance has rescheduled its winter performance of its original ballet, “The Grinch,” for 7 p.m. today.

The performance, postponed because of the weekend snow, is at the Sloan Theatre at Greensboro Day School, 5401 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro.

For information: 288-8590, Ext. 125.

— Staff Reports

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