Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Two Suspects Charged In Relation To Shooting, B&E On Lincoln Drive

Two Suspects Charged In Relation To Shooting, B&E On Lincoln Drive

On August 3rd, a resident of Lincoln Drive in Goldsboro reported that a subject identified as 41-year-old Laccota Woods and his wife 40-year-old Kristy Best, both of Mount Olive, were at her residence causing a disturbance and brandishing firearms. Woods then reportedly kicked open the door of the residence and fled the scene with a 10-year-old juvenile that Woods and the victim have in common. As a result of the Goldsboro Police Department’s investigation, warrants were secured on Woods and Best for Breaking and Entering with Intent to Terrorize. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office served these warrants on August 5th. Both subjects were given $2,500 secured bonds, which they subsequently posted and were released.

Later on August 5th, the same resident of Lincoln Drive reported that Woods had returned to the residence and fired several shots at two subjects who were standing at the front door of her residence. One subject reported being grazed in the shoulder by a bullet, but refused treatment from EMS. Officers with the Goldsboro Police Department’s Housing Unit and Patrol Division responded and completed an incident report.

On August 6th, officers with the GPD’s Housing Unit arrested Woods pursuant to finding him in possession of a firearm during a traffic stop in the 700 block of Georgia Avenue.  Woods was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Carrying a Concealed Gun. He received a $5,000 unsecured bond for the Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon charge and received a written promise to appear on the Carrying a Concealed Gun charge. Woods was subsequently released.

Later on August 6th, as a result of the investigation into the shooting reported the previous day, warrants were secured against Woods for two counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder and one count of Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon.  On August 7th, with the assistance of Duplin County Probation/Parole, warrants were secured on Kristy Best for Possession of Firearm by Felon and Conspiracy to Commit 1st Degree Murder. Best was already in the Duplin County Jail under a $90,000 secured bond for a Probation Violation relating to these cases. She was served with her additional warrants by the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office and received an additional $300,000 secured bond.

On Monday, August 10th, Woods turned himself in to law enforcement at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. He was served with his warrants by the Goldsboro Police Department’s Patrol Division and received a $250,000 secured bond.

Laccota Woods
Total Charges:
2 Counts Attempted 1st Degree Murder
2 Counts Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
1 Count B&E Intent to Terrorize
1 Count Carry Concealed Gun
Total Bond: $252,500.00 secured, $5,000.00 unsecured
Kristy Pruitt Best
Total Charges:
1 Count Conspiracy to Commit 1st Degree Murder
1 Count Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
1 Count B&E Intent to Terrorize
1 Count Felony Probation Violation
Total Bond: $392,500.00 secured
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