City workers removed Thursday morning accumulated trash and debris from a house at 5311 Silas Creek Parkway.
The house, familiar to inspectors with the city’s code-enforcement division since at least 2019, is slated for demolition within the next 30 days per a court order, said Bruce Bailiff, the city’s code-enforcement senior supervisor. The property has been subject to repeated violations for trash and overgrown vegetation, and is in foreclosure.
Crews also moved an RV parked in the front yard to allow inspectors direct access to the house to check for asbestos.
Jesse Jesus Sanchez and Brandon Michael Bussey pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. A prosecutor said that they used a knife and a meat tenderizer to kill Sanchez's boyfriend, Marcus Warren Smith, on Oct. 28, 2019. The two men told Winston-Salem police that they had talked about killing Smith for two weeks before the murder.
A car sits in front of boarded-up windows at a house in the 5300 block of Silas Creek Parkway. The owner, David Gortman, has had a series of misfortunes over the past 10 years, which he said led to problems at his home.