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For the Record: Police Blotter September 20th 2016

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by Camel City Dispatch

The following information was released by the Winston-Salem Police Department, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office or the Kernersville Police Department, unless otherwise noted.

Traffic Fatality in Kernersville

On Thursday September 15 th 2016, at approximately 2:25 pm, officers with the Kernersville Police Department responded to the intersection of Bost Street and Donnell Street on a reported motor vehicle collision with injuries. A blue 2006 Kawasaki sport bike, operated by 21-year-old Tyler Wayne Hayden of Kernersville, was traveling east on Bost Street. A dark brown 2005 Toyota Tundra truck, operated by 21-year-old Wyatt Stephen Joyner of Walnut Cove, was traveling west on Bost Street. As both vehicles approached the intersection of Bost Street and Donnell Street, the vehicles collided. Mr. Joyner suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision, and refused medical treatment on scene.

Mr. Hayden was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center by Forsyth County Emergency Medical Services with life threatening injuries. While receiving treatment at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Mr. Hayden succumbed to the injuries he had sustained as a result of the collision.

The Kernersville Police Departments’ Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating the cause and circumstances surrounding this collision. Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact the Kernersville Police Department.

This is the third traffic related fatality in Kernersville this year, compared to two fatalities during the same time period last year.


Homicide: Karodd Revon Nash

At 7:53 pm on September 16th, Officers with the WSPD were dispatched to the 900 block of N. Graham Avenue on a reported shooting. Upon their arrival, the officers located twenty-five year old Karodd Revon Nash seated in the driver’s seat of a vehicle that had come to a stop at the intersection of E. 9th Street and N. Graham Avenue. Karodd Nash appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased shortly after the officer’s arrival.

The evidence gathered at the scene indicated that as the vehicle being driven by Karodd Nash traveled west on E. 9th Street onto Graham Avenue, at least one weapon was discharged into the vehicle from a short distance away. A black male was seen fleeing the area on foot and a rifle was recovered along the path reportedly taken by this suspect. The suspect was described as wearing black shorts and a red T-shirt.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and have assumed investigative responsibilities. The investigation is in the very early stages and authorities ask that anyone with information contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800.

A next of kin for Karodd Nash has been notified of his death. The death of Karodd Nash marks the nineteenth (19th) homicide to occur in Winston-Salem in 2016, as compared to eleven (11) homicides during the same time frame of 2015.


Man Shot, Arrested after Violating Protective Order and Threatening Woman and Child, Police

At 10:25 p.m. on September 17, 2016, the WSPD received a 911 call from 461 Bedford Knoll Drive. The 911 caller was identified as a female resident of the home who reported that the father of her child, Marshall Allen Wiggins, was intoxicated, armed with a shotgun, and threatening to commit suicide. Authorities also learned that Wiggins was also threatening to harm any officers that responded to the residence.

Minutes later, several officers with the WSPD arrived on the scene and began to establish a perimeter around the home. Wiggins continued to make threats against the officers now on scene. As a perimeter was being established, Wiggins opened a garage door from inside the residence and began to exit the garage while pointing a shotgun at the officers.

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In response to the threat, Officer King discharged his issued service weapon. Marshall Wiggins was struck and immediately incapacitated. Officers summoned emergency medical services personnel to the scene and Wiggins was transported to Baptist Medical Center where his currently listed in serious but stable condition. The initial caller, her young child, and the officers at the scene were not injured during this encounter.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene and assumed the primary investigative role. The Winston-Salem Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and assumed the investigation into the assault on the officers. An administrative investigation will be conducted by the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Professional Standards Division.

As part of the investigation by detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division, authorities determined that earlier this year, the female resident had petitioned for and subsequently received a Domestic Violence Order of Protection against Marshall Wiggins. That Order of Protection remains in effect until April 25, 2017.

Detectives also determined that the assault on Officer King by Marshall Wiggins was captured on three separate body cameras worn by officers at the scene. After reviewing that body camera footage, conducting interviews of witnesses at the scene, and reviewing the referenced 911 recordings, detectives with the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained Warrants for Arrest charging Marshall Allen Wiggins with Assault with a Firearm on a Law Enforcement Officer and Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Protective Order Violation.

Officer A.P. King began his employment with the Winston-Salem Police Department in June of 2013 and is currently assigned as a patrol officer in the Field Services Bureau. As is standard procedure, Officer King has been placed on Administrative Duty while the aforementioned investigations are completed.


Arrest Made after Standoff with Subject Following Assault

On September 18, 2016 at 2:23 a.m. Officers with the Kernersville Police Department responded to the 100 block of Century Wood Ct. on a reported unknown trouble. Upon arrival officers encountered a 25-year-old female who had been assaulted. Officers approached the residence and were confronted by Bradley Justin Everhart, who was armed with a handgun. Everhart retreated, barricaded himself in the residence and refused to come out. At 5:25 a.m. Everhart was taken into custody.
Everhart was charged with two Felony counts of Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer with a Handgun, Assault on a Female, Assault on an Unborn Child and Resist, Obstruct, Delay a Law Enforcement Officer. Everhart was placed into the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center with no bond allowed.


Deputy Seriously Injured While Directing Traffic at Tanglewood

On September 18th at about 10am, a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Deputy was struck by a vehicle on Clemmons Road at the entrance to Tanglewood Park during the annual Tour to Tanglewood Bike Race. The deputy sheriff was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center by Forsyth County EMS for treatment of his injuries where he is presently in the Intensive Care Unit.

The deputy sheriff injured in this incident is Deputy Sheriff J.T. Isenhour, 38 years of age, who has been employed by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office since October, 2015.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the traffic crash. According to a statement on a GoFundMe account set up to help Deputy Isenhour’s family, he was hit by a 92 year old woman “so hard that he was thrown up in the air, smashed her front windshield, thrown over the car and smashed the rear windshield.” The woman later said that she didn’t know she had hit someone. Isenhour “is in an induced coma, on life support, broke his neck, fractured ribs, fractured pelvis, broke both legs, broke his nose, one eye is shut and facial bones below it are broken.” It is anticipated that he will have multiple surgeries as he recovers.


Cab Driver Reports Robbery, Assault with Taser & Brass Knuckles by Teens

On September 19th at about 11:30pm, WSPD Officers responded to 2364 Breck Avenue on a report of an Armed Robbery. The victim is a driver for Willard Cab Company and was dispatched to this address. One of the suspects got into the cab and they initiated conversation with the driver. The other two suspects approached the cab. The suspect in the cab utilized a TASER on the driver and another suspect hit him on the head with brass knuckles. The suspects took cash from the driver’s pocket and left the scene.
The suspects are described as being black males between the ages of 15 and 17 who are all approximately 5’8” tall. One was wearing a red hoodie and a brown fisherman’s hat and was armed with a Taser. Another was wearing a red hoodie with a dark colored bandana covering his face and was armed with brass knuckles. The last was wearing a black long sleeved shirt.

The case will be referred to the Criminal Investigations Division.


School Bus Involved in Accident on Linville Road

Just after 6:30 am on September 20th, WSPD Officers responded to the 300 Block of Linville Road on the report of a vehicle accident involving a school bus. The school bus was travelling south on Linville Road. The Ford truck was travelling north on Linville Road. The two vehicles appeared to have side-swiped each other. There was one 15 year old student on the bus at the time and he was not injured. The driver of the ford truck was treated for minor injuries. This accident is currently under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

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