On Jan. 1, 2023, at approximately 12:07 a.m., Goldsboro Police Department’s Housing Unit was conducting saturated patrols of the southern portion of the city. While patrolling the Lincoln Homes Neighborhood, Housing officers witnessed a male subject firing a handgun in the air numerous times.
Officers immediately approached and detained the subject, identified as Gilbert McNeil III. It was learned that Mr. McNeil was a convicted felon. Mr. McNeil was charged with Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon (F) and Discharging a Firearm inside the City Limits (M).
Mr. McNeil was held at the Wayne County Jail on a $1,000 secured bond. There were no damages or injuries reported on scene caused by the shots fired by Mr. McNeil.