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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on August 17, 2007 1:45 PM

Information sought on deceased woman

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is requesting the assistance of anyone having known Mrs. Leislotte Severt of 221 Brookwood Drive Goldsboro or any of her relatives.

Mrs. Severt passed away at her home on Sunday, Aug.12. The Sheriff's Office has been unable to locate any of her relatives or relatives of her late husband, Wilfred Louis Severt.

Mrs. Severt was born in Germany and apparently moved to the United States in the 1950's. She was married to Wilfred Louis Severt until his death in January 1998.

The Sheriff's Office is requesting that anyone having knowledge of any of the Severt's relatives to please contact the Det. Sgt. Robert Chunn at 919-731-1373 or Capt. Tom Effler at 919-580-4067.


Authorities are searching for a Seven Springs teenager who has not been seen since Monday and may have run away. Christina Lynn Avery, 14, has friends in both the Seven Springs area and in the Clinton area. She is described as a white female, 5-feet-8 inches tall and weighing about 260 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with any information about her whereabouts is asked to call Detective Michael Reid at the Wayne County Sheriff's Office at 580-4064.

Shooting accident

An Eastern Wayne High School student was injured Thursday night when he was accidentally shot in the back after snake-hunting with friends.

Brandon Vinson, 19, of Poplar Ridge Road, had come back after snake-hunting with friends at about 11:41 p.m. Minutes later at about 11:53 p.m., he was shot as he reached into a vehicle to retrieve an item, officials said.

Vinson was shot with a .22-caliber rifle by his friend, William Stacey Pfau, 18, of Plantation Place, Wayne County Sheriff's Capt. Tom Effler said. No foul play is suspected.

"It appears to be an accidental shooting," Effler said. "No alcohol or drugs were involved that we know of."

The shooting happened at a home on Blue Bird Lane.

Vinson was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital and later transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.