Update: Goldsboro Police Respond to Shots Fired

Update: Goldsboro Police Respond to Shots Fired

Updated Information: As a result of the ongoing investigation into shots fired into a vehicle on Sunday, June 25, in the 3100 block of Central Heights Road, probable cause was developed for charges against two male subjects identified as Mikell Vito Wright, 22, and Isaiah Jaiquan Benton-Lofton, 18.

These subjects were arrested during a traffic stop conducted by the Goldsboro Police Department’s VICE Unit on Wednesday, in the 700 block of Force Road. Both subjects were served with their warrants and were left in the custody of the Wayne County Jail.


Mikell Vito Wright, B/M 22, Goldsboro

1 Count Attempted 1st Degree Murder

$500,000 secured bond

Isaiah Jaiquan Benton-Lofton, B/M 18

1 Count Attempted 1st Degree Murder

3 Counts Discharge Firearm Into Occupied Vehicle

$750,000 secured bond

Both subjects will have a first appearance in court on June 29 at 1:30 p.m.

On Sunday, June 25, at approximately 3:04 p.m., officers with the Goldsboro Police Department responded to the 3100 block of Central Heights Road in reference to a report of shots fired and a motor vehicle crash.

When officers arrived, they located a single-vehicle wreck. The 23-year-old male occupant of the vehicle had to be extracted by the Goldsboro Fire Department. The occupant was transported to UNC Health Wayne for injuries sustained during the crash.

Witnesses in the area reported that the victim was fleeing from another vehicle that was firing shots when the crash occurred. The Goldsboro Police Department’s Investigative Services Bureau was contacted and responded to the scene. This investigation is still ongoing and no additional information will be shared at this time.

The Goldsboro Police Department would like to extend their gratitude to the community of Goldsboro for assisting with bringing this case to a quick resolution.