Police Blotter: Shots Fired Into Residences At North Orchard Knob, Standifer Gap Road

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Two men and a woman who reside at a house on North Orchard Knob Avenue said five shots were fired into their residence.

Police found two bullet holes inside the house. 

One went through the house into a bedroom where a young girl and boy were sleeping.

No shell casings were located.

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At Rainbow Creek at Standifer Gap Road, shots were fired from the parking lot toward the 800 Building.

Police recovered seven 9mm shell casings from the parking lot.

One hit a glass sliding door at Apt. 409, and 406 was also hit.

The shooter was possibly in a dark-colored vehicle.

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A woman on Myrtle Avenue said she heard a crash on her back porch

She said a white male threw a small garden table through the back porch glass door.

She yelled at him and he ran across her back yard as she headed out the front door.

He was 20-25 with blonde hair.

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A woman at the Covenant Transport Motel said her female roommate was in their room having sex with another training student.

She said when she asked them to quit, she was told, "Stop being such a white girl." She said the other two are black.

She gathered up her belongings and went to another motel for the night.

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A woman told police that someone swiped her purse at the Walmart on Highway 153.

She said it was stolen from her cart.

Walmart officials checked video and noticed the woman putting the purse on a shelf, then turning back to her cart.

A manager found the purse where she had left it.

The purse was taken to the woman's house, and she said nothing was missing from it. 


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