Man arrested after call to 911
A Kernersville man allegedly punched a disabled person, called 911 claiming he had stabbed the person, and then exposed his genitals in the backseat of a police car, all after “doing meth all day,” according to court records.
Officers with the Kernersville Police Department received a call Saturday morning from 29-year-old Robert Austin Moore of Oak Forest Road in Kernersville, saying he had just stabbed a disabled person.
Upon arrival, police learned Moore did not stab the person, but said he did punch them. Officers arrested Moore for allegedly assaulting a disabled person, and for misusing the 911 system.
On the way to the Forsyth County Jail, Moore allegedly showed his genitals to the officer driving the car, according to a warrant for Moore’s arrest. Moore is also charged with indecent exposure.
At the jail, Moore apparently told authorities he had been “doing meth all day,” according to court records.
Moore is currently on probation, however court records did not say why.
Moore is being held under a $5,000 bond, according to jail records.
Court documents say Moore just moved to the area from out of state three months ago, which may explain why there was little record about his previous history.
Lee O. Sanderlin
Demonstrators line up over monument
PITTSBORO — Police officers and barricades were in place as people for and against the removal of a Confederate monument in a North Carolina county stood on opposite sides of the street.
Media outlets report there were demonstrations on Saturday near the Chatham County Courthouse, where the monument has stood for over a century.
Chatham’s commissioners voted 4-1 in August to ask a United Daughters of the Confederacy chapter to have a plan by Oct. 1 to remove the statute. The county let the UDC install the statute in 1907. Without a plan, the county will declare it a public trespass by Nov. 1, making it eligible for removal.
Monument supporter Barry Isenhour said the statue respects American veterans, but opponent Robert Finch said it was installed to intimidate the black community.
Fugitive escaped from 4 bail bondsmen
HEBER, Ariz. — Authorities in rural northeastern Arizona say a handcuffed fugitive being transported back to North Carolina escaped from four bail bondsmen during a stop at a convenience store.
The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office said Robert Collins was last seen Wednesday running into a Heber neighborhood and that an area resident later reported a burglary in which a vehicle was stolen.
The Sheriff’s Office said Thursday it believed Collins was no longer in the area.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Collins was being extradited from metro Phoenix to North Carolina on burglary, vehicle theft and drug charges.
The Sheriff’s Office didn’t provide a description of the stolen or detailed information about Collins or his escape, and a sheriff’s spokesman didn’t immediately respond to an inquiry Saturday by The Associated Press.
Sheriff looks for clues in jogger’s stabbing
MARVIN — Sheriff’s investigators in a North Carolina county are looking for clues to lead them to a suspect in the stabbing of a teenager as he was jogging on a walking trail in a subdivision.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office said the boy was running Thursday evening in the Marvin community just before sunset when an unknown male came from behind and stabbed him in the back.
The boy — who was not identified by the sheriff’s office — went to a neighbor’s house for help and was in stable condition Friday at a local hospital.
In a Facebook news release, the sheriff describes the suspect as a male in his late teens. The sheriff’s office is asking residents for any surveillance camera video they may have showing the possible suspect.
Low-wage workers to hold summit
More than 100 low-wage workers plan to meet in North Carolina to develop strategies to help working people in the state and across the South.
The group called NC Raise Up/Fight for $15 and a Union says in a news release that the Worker Power Summit will be held Saturday at Duke Methodist Church in Durham. The keynote speaker is Marybe McMillan, president of the state AFL-CIO.
The summit is part of NC Raise Up’s seven-year effort to organize and unite low-wage workers. The effort began with fast-food workers and now includes other low-wage workers.