Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds quoted in Winston-Salem Journal regarding domestic violence case

KERNERSVILLE — The day after her husband of 35 years had a three-hour standoff with Kernersville police, Judy Masters took out an emergency domestic violence order against him.

Then last week, a Forsyth County judge granted a yearlong protective order against Thomas Mack Masters. But the order came with a twist — Judge William Graham of Forsyth District Court allowed Masters to move into the rental property the couple own next door to their house on Pisgah Circle.

Judy Masters was opposed to the idea, but her attorney, Kristin Kelly, didn’t object during the hearing.

“He gives me a 50-B (protective order), and yet he puts him next door,” she said.

Judy Masters said she is afraid of her husband and cannot understand the judge’s ruling. She said a woman and her son rent the house now. Thomas Masters is living with other family members until he can get the woman evicted.

Masters, who was not charged in the standoff, was convicted in 1996 of simple assault in Forsyth County. He also served time in a Maryland prison in the 1970s, though he declined to say why, and officials in Maryland could not find records that would indicate what that case was about.

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