On September 8, officers with the Goldsboro Police Department responded to 2339 South U.S. 117 Hwy for a report of Robbery with Dangerous Weapon. Two armed subjects entered the business, 117 Internet Café, and took U.S. currency. Witnesses gave police descriptions of the suspects and their vehicle.
Deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office were near the area when the incident was dispatched. They located a vehicle matching the description and attempted to make contact. The vehicle fled from deputies and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle collided with a tree in the 3500 block of Emmaus Church Road. One person was arrested with the vehicle. Two subjects fled from the vehicle and eluded capture. The person taken into custody matched the clothing and build description of one of the armed suspects from 117 Internet Café. The subject was identified as 31-year-old Tyrese Montrel Kerr of Clinton. He was turned over to the Goldsboro Police Department. The vehicle was also towed to the Goldsboro Police Department for processing.
Members of the Goldsboro Police Department’s Investigative Services Bureau, including the Investigations Unit and Crime Scene Unit, responded to the scene and assumed control of the investigation. Kerr was charged in connection with the robbery at 117 Internet Café and charged with Robbery with Dangerous Weapon, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of Stolen Property, and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Weapon. A secured Bond was set at $275,000.
Deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service in the 3700 block of Emmaus Church Road. The responding Wayne County Deputies located a male subject in the area matching the description of one of the robbery suspects. The male subject fled on foot from law enforcement and was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. The male subject was identified as 38-year-old Robert R. Johnson of Clinton. Johnson was turned over to the Goldsboro Police Department and charged with Robbery with Dangerous Weapon, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with Dangerous Weapon, Possess Stolen Property, Assault by Pointing a Gun, and Possession of Firearm by Felon. A secured bond was set at $25,000.
The Goldsboro Police Department would like to thank the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and Mt. Olive Police Department for their assistance in apprehending these violent offenders.