(GDN) – Around 12:40 PM on Thursday, Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Family Dollar store on the 3800 block of U.S. 117 Alt. where a suspect had reportedly brandished a weapon. The irate man had yelled at the store clerk and then chased her while brandishing a large knife. The clerk managed to escape to the back of the store, and the suspect left with unpaid merchandise. Deputies arrived and located the suspect near the Family Dollar. A large knife was reportedly recovered from 63-year-old Kenneth Newkirk of the streets of Goldsboro when he was found. Newkirk is charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and two counts of Communicating Threats. He was given a $250,000 secured bond.