Sunday, October 17, 2021
Armed Suspect Arrested Following Incident At Walmart

Armed Suspect Arrested Following Incident At Walmart

At approximately 1:20 p.m. on Friday, the Goldsboro Police Department responded to the N. Spence Avenue Walmart for the report of an armed suspect.  Officers were advised that a suspect brandished a firearm during an altercation with another customer while inside the store. As officers responded, the suspect left the store and walked across the parking lot towards Spence Ave.  Store employees directed officers to the suspect who was located at a bus stop in front of the Pinewood Square shopping center.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident and a handgun seized from the suspect.  The suspect was identified as Jason Devaughn Haskill of Goldsboro.  Haskill was transported to the Wayne County Magistrates Office where he was charged with one count each of Carrying a Concealed Weapon (M) and Going Armed to the Terror of the People (M).  He was given a $1,500 unsecure bond, and released.

According to the Goldsboro Police Department, the incident appears to have been isolated to the altercation between Haskill and a specific customer inside the store.  It does not appear that Walmart or other members of the public were targeted for an “active shooter” type incident.  No injuries were reported.

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