University Police vehicle recovered, man arrested at off-campus location

By Maggie Barrett
November 1, 2005

The University Police vehicle stolen from Wake Forest University Police Chief Regina Lawson at an off-campus location Oct. 28 was recovered by the Winston-Salem Police Department around 1 a.m. Nov. 1.

The vehicle, a white Ford Explorer, did not appear to have sustained any damage and has been returned to the university.

Winston-Salem Police charged Michael Wayne Edwards of 1532 North Cherry Street, Apartment 3, with possession of a stolen vehicle. Edwards was placed in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center in lieu of a $20,000 secured bond.

When the vehicle was stolen, Lawson immediately contacted Winston-Salem Police to report the theft. Winston-Salem Police began searching for the vehicle at once and notified other local law enforcement agencies to look for it.

The sport utility vehicle was equipped with a blue light and contained police equipment. No firearms were in the vehicle at the time of the theft.

Lawson's vehicle was stolen at the $2.75 Cleaners at 5025 University Parkway.