GPD: Suspect Charged For 2016 Murder

GPD: Suspect Charged For 2016 Murder

A suspect is identified and arrested for a 2016 homicide in Goldsboro.

The Goldsboro Police Department reports 22-year-old Tyrone O. Johnson of Wilson is charged with 2nd Degree Murder in relation to the July 2016 murder of 19-year-old Atiya Maddox of Goldsboro.

Maddox was apparently shot near the intersection of Olivia Lane and Slaughter Street.  She was pronounced dead at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

The investigation by the Goldsboro Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms’ Violent Offender’s Task Force developed information that reportedly identified Johnson as a suspect in Maddox’s death.

Johnson was served with the warrant for 2nd Degree Murder on Thursday while he was already in the custody of the Wayne County Jail on unrelated charges.   Johnson is being held without bond.

The GPD says the case remains under investigation.