GPD: Suspect Arrested For 2018 Shooting, Second Suspect Still Wanted

GPD: Suspect Arrested For 2018 Shooting, Second Suspect Still Wanted

On September 18th, 2018, a Goldsboro Police officer parked near the intersection Berkeley Boulevard and Elm Street observed a male shot in the back as he was jumping out of a vehicle.  The victim, 24-year-old Corey A. Gibbs, Jr. of Goldsboro was treated at the scene and eventually airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for further treatment.  GPD officers attempted to apprehend the assailants but were unsuccessful.  The victim’s vehicle was recovered at another location.  The suspects remained at large.

The Goldsboro Police Department’s investigation revealed the victim and suspects met at the victim’s residence.  The suspects forced Gibbs into his own vehicle at gunpoint with the intention of obtaining cash from him at an ATM.  Gibbs was shot as he attempted to escape from the vehicle.

21-year-old Nonya Z. Holmes and 21-year-old Geno T. Pridgen, Jr., both of Goldsboro, were identified as suspects in the case.  Warrants were secured on Holmes and Pridgen for Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Kidnapping, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

On Sunday, Nonya Z. Holmes was located after being shot in the thigh during an unrelated incident. He was arrested upon his release from Wayne UNC Health Care later during the night. Holmes was placed into the custody of the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $738,500 secured bond.

The second Suspect, Geno T. Pridgen, Jr., is still wanted.