Second Suspect Arrested For 2018 Robbery, Shooting In Goldsboro

Second Suspect Arrested For 2018 Robbery, Shooting In Goldsboro

A second suspect is arrested for a 2018 armed robbery and shooting in Goldsboro.  The Goldsboro Police Department says 21-year-old Geno T. Pridgen, Jr. of La Grange was taken into custody after he surrendered at the Wayne County Magistrate’s Office on Wednesday.

On September 18th, 2018, a GPD officer observed a male shot in the back while jumping out of a vehicle at the corner of Berkeley Boulevard and Elm Street.  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 at the time.

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.

Pridgen and 21-year-old Nonya Z. Holmes of Goldsboro, were identified as suspects in the case.  Holmes of Goldsboro was already arrested for his alleged part in the incident.

Both Pridgen and Holmes are charged with:

  • 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
  • Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.