GPD: Suspect Re-Charged For 1989 Homicide

GPD: Suspect Re-Charged For 1989 Homicide

A suspect is re-arrested and charged for a 1989 homicide in Goldsboro.

On April 23, 1989, 31-year-old Gino T. Harper of Goldsboro was shot and killed in the area of the 300 block of Pearson Street.  The Goldsboro Police Department began investigating the murder and charged Gurman R. Pearsall of Goldsboro for Harper’s death. However, the charges were never taken before a Grand Jury and Pearsall was eventually released.

In 2018, this case was re-examined in light of new evidence, leading to Pearsall being re-charged with the murder of Harper. Pearsall, now 70-years-old, was arrested on October 14 of this year by the U.S. Marshals Task Force in the 100 block Sumpter Drive in Goldsboro.   He was booked into the Wayne County Jail with “no bond.”