On Tuesday afternoon, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call reporting an assault involving a motor vehicle. The deputies responded to the 100 block of Cadel Lane where they found 54-year-old James E. Wiggins of Goldsboro suffering from serious injuries. The victim had reportedly been riding a bicycle in the area when he was intentionally struck by a motor vehicle.
Wiggins was first taken to Wayne UNC Health Care and later transported to Vidant Medical Center where he passed away from his injuries on Wednesday.
The investigation continued and a vehicle description was obtained and disseminated to law enforcement. The vehicle was found on Wednesday and a person-of-interest was identified. As a result of the investigation, 60-year-old Laban C. Dunton of Goldsboro has been arrested and charged for Murder. Dunton was placed into the Wayne County Jail under no bond.