Published in News on March 16, 2005 1:46 PM
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Thieves cut a hole in the roof of a gun shop before dawn today and tried to steal firearms, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives said no weapons had been reported stolen from Wild Indian Gun Co. at 2305 U.S. 13 North. The thieves may have been scared off when the burglar alarm sounded.
Patrol Sgt. Steve Mozingo answered the alarm at 3:22 a.m. and found a hole in the roof. Other deputies responded and set up a perimeter around the business. They said the phone box had been damaged and a ladder set up against the building. Light bulbs had been removed or broken, the report said. Deputies took photos of evidence at the store. Detective Sgt. Shawn Harris was assigned to the investigation.
No arrests have been made.
The store owner, Todd Gurganus of Smithfield, estimated damage to the roof at $1,000. Other damage was estimated at $31.
The attempted break-in was the fourth in a year at the store, detectives said.
Goldsboro police are seeking information on the location of a 20-year-old Goldsboro man who is wanted on felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill while inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Andre Devon Weeks was accused of shooting a man early Sunday in an apartment on North Carolina Street. The victim, John Oscar Mumford of Goldsboro, was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.
Weeks was described as black, 5-feet-4 and 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Weeks is a prosecution witness in another shooting case this week in Wayne County Superior Court. The defendant, Travis M. Davis, 30, of Baltimore, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Anyone with information on Weeks' location was asked to call Investigator M.K. Horstmann at 580-4213 or Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 735-2255. Callers may be anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
A driver was injured and damages were estimated at $7,000 in a two-vehicle, head-on collision at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday at North Herman and Simmons streets, Goldsboro police said. Shaunte Dawnielle Best, 29, of Antioch Road, Pikeville, was treated and released from Wayne Memorial Hospital, a spokeswoman said.
The other driver, Ketrina Jo Wheeler, 34, of Boyette Drive, told police that another motorist had waved her to pull out from Simmons Street. The report said the sport utility vehicle that she was driving collided with Ms. Best's southbound auto in the northbound lane. Ms. Best was charged with improper passing, and Ms. Wheeler was charged with a safe-movement violation.
Goldsboro police are investigating these reports:
*Jewelry, two watches, collectible coins and a karaoke machine were stolen Tuesday from an unlocked home in the 1100 block of East Holly Street, police said. The resident, J.F. Pittman, said the stolen property was worth more than $980.
*Star Wars figurines and GI Joe action figures were stolen between Monday and Tuesday from unlocked containers in a yard in the 700 block of North Virginia Street, police said. The resident, Howard Lamont Conley, put a $8,000 value on the property.
Two men were arrested Tuesday by Goldsboro police and charged with felony drug offenses.
*Brandon Joseph Garris, 25, of Bobwhite Lane was charged with one count of possession of cocaine and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and two counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. He was placed in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 secured bond.
*James Calvin Johnson, 48, of Crawford Street was charged with possession of methadone. His secured bond was set at $1,000.
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