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Published in News on September 10, 2004 1:58 PM

Indecent exposure

A Wayne County woman reported an incident of indecent exposure Thursday that happened on her way to work.

The 46-year-old woman said she was driving on Big Daddy's Road in Pikeville when she drove past a residence. At the front door of the house stood a naked white male, slender build, pressed against the glass. Officers are investigating the incident.


Rhonda Lee Holloman, 37, of Lake Avenue in Dudley was charged Thursday with embezzlement.

Det. C.M. Bezio of the Sheriff's Office received a report from Friendly Mart Inc. saying a former store manager failed to deposit store money.

Ms. Holloman was placed under $1,500 bond.

Missing juveniles

Two 14 year olds have been reported missing to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Erica Nicole Merrit


Erick Fabela Romero


Erica Nicole Merrit, is described as a white 5-foot-9, weighing 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Erick Fabela Romero, also 14, is described as a 5-foot-8 Hispanic male weighing 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The two left together on Tuesday.

If you have any information on their whereabouts, call the Sheriff's Office at 731-1481.


Wayne County law enforcement officers are investigating the following incidents:

*A breaking and entering Thursday at East Carolina Homes on U.S. Highway 70 East. Two mobile homes were broken into and two refrigerators, worth a total of $1,400 were stolen.

*Daniel Morgan of Daisy Street reported that his .357 revolver and .40-caliber semi-automatic gun were stolen from his room. The value of both guns was $875.

Traffic accidents

Drivers in Wayne County had a hard time staying on the road this week, according to reports from the Highway Patrol.

*On Tuesday night, around 10 p.m., Elizabeth Blair Kennedy, 19, of Farmview Lane, ran her 1999 Pontiac off the road on Falling Creek Church Road. According to the report, she lost control, crossed the center line, went off the road to left and swerved back on before going off the road again. She hit a mailbox and newspaper delivery box before landing in a ditch, causing $100 worth in damages. She had no injuries, but there was $5,000 in damages to the car. She was charged with driving left of center.

*Around 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Chaddrick J. Hall, 33, of Decatur, Ga., ran off the road while driving a 2000 Ryder Truck. According to the report, Hall was driving on U.S. 13 and momentarily took his eyes off the road. He then ran off the road to the right, striking a ditch and utility pole. There was $300 worth of damage to the light pole and $7,500 in damages to the truck, but there were no injuries. Hall was charged with lane violation.

*Lynn Shingleton Grantham, 48, Stantonsburg, was traveling north on Faro Road in her 2000 Buick when she ran off the road to the right, losing control of the car. The report stated the Buick skidded across the road before running off the road to the left, colliding with a ditch before overturning. Ms. Grantham was charged with driving left of center.

*There were no injuries, but there were damages to three vehicles involved in an accident Thursday at the intersection of Mulberry and Herman streets, Goldsboro police reported. Ernest Linwood Lofton, 68, of Slocumb Street, was charged with a safe movement violation after running a stoplight, police said. Lofton's 1999 Toyota had $2,500 in damages. Melissa Parnell Suggs had $3,000 in damages to her 1999 Toyota and Rachel Baker Layton had $1,500 in damages to her 1997 Honda.