Category Archives: Crime

Reward Offered for Information in Sharpless Homicide

Reward Offered for Information in Sharpless Homicide

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help.  A reward of up to $5,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the homicide of Alex Sharpless. The body of 21-year-old Alex Sharpless was found on Wednesday, July 13th on Watershed Road in Wayne County. …read more »

Arrests Made in Breaking & Entering Cases

Arrests Made in Breaking & Entering Cases

Two Wayne County men are jailed and charged with ten counts of Felony Breaking and Entering and two counts of Felony Attempted Breaking and Entering.  According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Darius Justus Reid of Dudley and 30-year-old Brian Dijon Morton of Goldsboro were arrested and charged with numerous crimes. During the past…read more »

Attempted First Degree Murder

Attempted First Degree Murder

On 09/04/2022, at approximately 2:52 a.m., officers with the Goldsboro Police Department heard several shots fired somewhere near N. Center Street. Officers responded and located a vehicle near the intersection of N. Center St. and Raynor St. They found that the driver, Daniel Atkinson, was suffering from a single gunshot wound to his head. Mr.…read more »

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury

Early Saturday morning, officers assigned to the Goldsboro Police Department’s Uniformed Patrol “C” Shift responded to reports of shots fired at Heroes Sports, Oyster Bar and Grill, 3009 E. Ash St, Goldsboro, NC 27530. After arriving on scene, officers located one victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to UNC Health Wayne by EMS. Two additional victims arrived at UNC Health Wayne by personal vehicle. …read more »

Shots Fired in Pikeville Neighborhood

Shots Fired in Pikeville Neighborhood

On August 27, 2022, Wayne County Deputies responded to the area of Willowbrook Subdivision in Pikeville, NC, in reference to a shooting into an occupied dwelling. After deputies arrived in the area, they spoke to several witnesses who stated that they heard multiple shots being fired in the neighborhood and noted that the shots were…read more »

Second Degree Forcible Sex Offense

Second Degree Forcible Sex Offense

On April 7, 2022, a 22-year-old female victim filed a report with the Goldsboro Police Department in reference to being sexually assaulted by a known assailant. The suspect was identified as Andrew Robert Peaks. The investigation progressed, and probable cause was developed. On Aug. 3, 2022, a warrant was secured against Mr. Peaks for one…read more »

Arrest Made in Domestic Disturbance

Arrest Made in Domestic Disturbance

Deputies with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to 164 Wharton Ln, Goldsboro, in reference to a domestic disturbance. The victim advised dispatch that she had just been shot at by her boyfriend, who was later identified as the defendant, 43-year-old Marvin Wendell Gibbs. The victim told deputies that she was seated in her car…read more »

Probation Search Leads to Arrest for Sexual Exploitation

Probation Search Leads to Arrest for Sexual Exploitation

A Goldsboro man on probation was arrested on August 28th and charged with Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  Probation Officers from Wayne County went to Brandon Painter’s residence at 100 Hidden Maple Court, Goldsboro, to conduct a warrantless home search due to Brandon Painter being on…read more »

Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assault of Minor Case

Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assault of Minor Case

Goldsboro Police Department received a report on August 18th alleging that a 10-year-old juvenile victim had been sexually assaulted by a known assailant. Goldsboro Police have identified the suspect as 69-year-old Joseph Michael Johnson Sr.  The investigation progressed, probable cause was developed and on August 25, 2022, a warrant was secured against Mr. Johnson for…read more »

GPD Searching for Safecracker Suspects

GPD Searching for Safecracker Suspects

On 8-19-2022 at 4:30 a.m., Goldsboro Police Department “C” shift officers responded to an alarm call at 1716 Hwy 117 S. Longhorn Business Center. Upon arrival, officers discovered that unknown suspects had cut through a steel door, entered the business, and then attempted to cut through a safe. The Goldsboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division…read more »

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