Quick work by Stokes County deputies led to the arrest of three alleged burglars last week after a house in Germanton was broken into. One suspect was the subject of a manhunt but was quickly located by officers.
The Stokes County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 8, deputies were dispatched to a residential alarm call at 3662 S. Friendship Road in the Germanton area. Sgt. Dewey White, a 26-year veteran of the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the call and was on the scene within minutes of the dispatched information.
The officer observed three people walking down an old road bed along the back side of the property. White attempted to check the subjects’ identities and their purpose for being in that area. One of the three subjects began walking away from White toward a wooded area. Sgt. White detained the other two subjects and waited for backup.
Due to evidence obtained at the scene of the break-in, along with the initial work involving White, the two detained subjects were arrested and placed into custody. A local manhunt then began for the third subject who had fled. He was later identified as David Desman McCorkle.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and N.C. State Highway Patrol helped with the search. Officers were able to use the description provided by White to track and locate McCorkle in a short period of time. He was located in the Germanton area near Highway 65 and Highway 8 in Forsyth County and arrested.
Sheriff Mike Marshall stated in a news release: “I am very proud of Sgt. Dewey White for the Bloodhound type way he handled this case in going after the suspects. Sgt. White, our Stokes County detectives and the team of officers from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and N.C. Highway Patrol all worked very hard in making these arrests.”
He continued, “This is just another example of how positive things happen when we work together with our law enforcement neighbors. I want to thank Sheriff Bill Schatzman, and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, along with the N.C. State Highway Patrol for assisting our officers after McCorkle crossed over the county line.”
The following individuals were arrested in connection with the crime:
• Corey Lamont Gaddy, 18, of 2834 Thomasville Road, Winston-Salem, charged with felony breaking and entering and felony conspiring to break and enter. Bond is $15,000 secured.
• Delanio Lee Welch, 23, of 1209 Bretton St., Winston-Salem, charged with felony breaking and entering and felony conspiring to break and enter. Bond is $15,000 secured.
• David Desman McCorkle, 24, of 3518 Tyler Drive, Winston-Salem, charged with felony breaking and entering and felony conspiring to break and enter. Bond is $15,000 secured.