Housebreaking, Armed Robbery, assault of officer result in 2 arrests

Raykeem Alexander Byrd
"On Aug. 1 at 11:12am, Timothy Richard Head, 53, reported coming home to his house at 1205 Waughtown St. in Winston-Salem and being confronted inside the residence by Raykeem Byrd, who had broken in through the back door.
Reports state that Byrd, a 21-year old black male of 1937 Leight St., pointed a handgun (which he stole from inside the residence) at Head and demanded cash. The victim, Head, gave Byrd approximately $300 in cash and his cell phone. Byrd threatened to kill the victim if he called police and then left heading east on Waughtown St.

Officers responded to the area and observed a subject matching the description of the perpetrator on the front porch of 1937 Leight St. This subject went into the residence and for a short time refused to come out. After talking with the adult female there, Ms. Kali Wright, 21, Byrd came downstairs wearing different clothing than what he had on when officers first observed him. Byrd was subsequently identified as the perpetrator and placed under arrest. While Byrd was in the back of a patrol vehicle, Wright opened the door to speak with him and was ordered away from the patrol car by an officer. When the officer approached her, Wright became combative and struck him on the arm. A struggle ensued and a second officer assisting in her arrest was bitten on the leg by Wright.

Kali Kame Wright
Byrd and Wright were taken before a Magistrate where they were charged. Byrd was charged with Felonious Breaking and Entering of a residence; Armed Robbery; Larceny of a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Wright was charged with Felony Assault on a Government Official and Misdemeanor Assault on a Government Official.

During processing it was determined Byrd is a convicted felon currently on probation which resulted in the Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon charge. Byrd was placed in the jail under No Bond Allowed pending First Appearance, and has a Preliminary Hearing date of 08/20/2015. Wright was placed in the jail under $30, 000.00 secured bond and also has a Preliminary Hearing date of 08/20/2015.          

A subsequent search of 1937 Leight St. located the victim’s loaded handgun under a mattress and two $100.00 bills believed to belong to the victim. These items were seized. "

- From A Police Report

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