A victim is severely burned during an attempted murder in Goldsboro. Goldsboro Police responded to the report of an assault on the 500 block of Hickory Street around 11:30 PM Wednesday. When officers arrived at the residence, they located the victim, 39-year-old Latonya McCoy of Goldsboro, suffering from severe burns. McCoy is still critical condition at the burn unit at UNC-Chapel Hill. According to the Goldsboro P.D., it is believed McCoy was intentionally set on fire during a dispute while in the residence.
After further investigation by the Goldsboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, a warrant was secured for 34-year-old Karla Ann Davis of Goldsboro for Attempted First Degree Murder. Davis was taken into custody without incident Thursday afternoon on the 500 block of Hickory Street. She received a “no bond” hold, and Davis was placed in the custody of the Wayne County Detention Center.