03/05/13 — Police catch robbers in the act

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Police catch robbers in the act

By John Joyce
Published in News on March 5, 2013 2:28 PM

A Goldsboro man and two accomplices were arrested just after 2:30 a.m. today, after breaking into a pair of businesses and leading officers on a jaunt through a neighborhood cemetery.

A Goldsboro police K-9 unit tracked one suspect, who turned out to be 19-year-old Charles Randolph Stanley, from the scene of the first robbery at the Family Dollar at 553 East New Hope Road. According to a press release issued by the police department, the suspect gained entry to the store by throwing a piece of headstone through the front window. The burglar alarm sounded and alerted police.

The trail led the canine officer and his handler through the Old Mill Cemetery, but the trail went cold near Central Heights Road.

Minutes later, police say, a second alarm sounded, this time at Alan Sutton Jewelry located at 1803 Wayne Memorial Drive.

Police moved quickly to the retail store and arrived in time to see a dark-clothed man emerge from the store carrying a duffle bag. The suspect was apprehended and identified as Stanley. The two additional suspects charged were Lauren Brittany Carver, 21, and Brenton Alan Todd, 20, both of Goldsboro.

Charles Stanley has been charged with two counts of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. He was jailed under a $35,000 secured bond.

Todd and Ms. Carver were each charged with two counts of conspiracy and held under $2,500 secured bonds.

The Goldsboro Police Department acknowledged its "Delta Shift" for their efforts in apprehending the suspects.

More than $10,000 in damage was cause by the two break-ins, and more than $24,000 in stolen property was recovered.