While conducting a business check on the Deacon Jones Dealership in LaGrange, NC, on December 5th,
2022, at approximately 8 pm, a Wayne County Deputy observed a suspicious vehicle leaving the dealership. Due to it being after hours and the business being closed, the Deputy decided to investigate.
As the Deputy turned onto HWY 70 westbound towards Goldsboro, he observed the vehicle speeding
away and attempted to stop it. The Deputy lost sight of the vehicle but continued to travel Westbound
on HWY 70 in an attempt to locate it.
As the Deputy approached the 4200 block of HWY 70 East, he discovered that the vehicle he had observed speeding away from the Deacon Jones Dealership had been involved in a single-vehicle crash. It was determined during the crash investigation that the vehicle had been stolen from the Deacon Jones Dealership.
As a result of this incident, 18-year-old Jakoree Donell Harper of Goldsboro has been arrested and charged with Larceny of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. A secured bond was set at $49,999.01.
The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating the motor vehicle crash.