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Published in News on September 16, 2005 1:48 PM

Drug charges

Three people were arrested Thursday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad and charged with felony drug offenses.

Thomas Earl Southerland, 51, and Nancy Wooten Smith, 49, were arrested after an investigation and search of their home on Parkstown Road. Southerland was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of cocaine and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of keeping and selling marijuana and cocaine. He was placed in the Wayne County Jail under $50,000 secured bond.

Smith was charged with possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She was jailed under $5,000 secured bond.

They were arrested after a confidential call to Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers. The Sheriff's Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team and the detective division assisted.

Dustin Shane Holland, 25, of Bowdens Road, Faison, was charged with possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after a search of a home in the 700 block of Randolph Street. Holland was jailed under $2,000 secured bond.

Register stolen

A cash register with $250 and 102 inspection stickers were stolen Thursday night from S&D Towing and Tires at 550 Billy Price Road, Seven Springs, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported.

The business owner, Shelton D. Southerland, told deputies that he had left the garage door open at about 7:20 p.m. and went to dinner. The suspects damaged a lock on an inspection machine to get the stickers -- 41 yellow safety inspection stickers and 61 red, white and blue emission inspection stickers. A witness said the suspects jumped in a burgundy van and fled north.

The register was valued at $350, and the stickers were worth $2,203. Damage was set at $25.

Man robbed

A Goldsboro man said he was stabbed before dawn today when he refused to give a robber any money at a convenience store at Durham Lake Road and U.S. 13 South, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Montrel Allen told deputies that he was making a phone call at 1:45 a.m. when a man demanded his money and Allen refused. The suspect then cut Allen on his hands and back. Sgt. Carter Hicks said Allen was not interviewed until he was being treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Allen received 14 stitches and was released, the report said.

The suspect was described as black, in his 30s, 6-feet-1 and 240 pounds with a heavy build and black hair in braids. He wore a gray shirt and blue jeans.

Man injured

A Goldsboro man says a woman threw a corrosive acid on him before dawn today in the 800 block of Courtyard Circle, according to Goldsboro police.

Cronston Heckstall, 50, of Eason Street told police that the woman approached him outside of an apartment and threw a beer bottle with the acid on his clothes. He was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The woman also was splattered with the acid and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The conditions of the two people were not immediately available.

3 hurt in wreck

Three people were injured Thursday in a two-vehicle wreck on Wayne Memorial Drive near 11th Street, Goldsboro police said. One driver, Linda Janette Davis, 37, and her passengers, Janet W. Davis, 58, and Leslie Davis, 28, all of Pate Circle, were taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital for treatment, the report said. Their conditions were not immediately available.

The other driver, Jesse Roland Fields, 74, of Friendly Drive, was charged with a safe-movement violation. The report said Fields was making a left turn into a gas station and his car collided with the southbound vehicle that Ms. Davis was driving. Damages were set at $4,000.


Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports:

*A set of construction stilts, a dust bin and three knives were stolen after a door was damaged between Monday and Thursday at a home in the 100 block of Pitts Road, Fremont, deputies said. The resident, Carlos Unseld Hamilton, estimated the value of the stolen property at $230 and damage at $25.

*A red riding lawn mower was stolen Thursday from a shelter in the 1300 block of Parkstown Road, deputies said. The resident, Cedric Dean Jackson, put a $1,500 value on it.


Goldsboro police are investigating these reports of break-ins where no forced entry was listed:

*Forty DVDs, a DVD player, a digital camera, a cell phone, clothes, shoes and four pocketbooks were stolen Thursday from a home in the 1100 block of North George Street, police said. The resident, R.M. Moore, put a $4,265 value on the stolen property.

*A television, jewelry and $6 were stolen between Wednesday and Thursday from a mobile home in Tanglewood Trailer Park in the 3200 block of Central Heights Road, police said. The resident, E.J. Osborne, estimated the value of the stolen property at $1,400.