FIRING INTO OCCUPIED DWELLING

A Goldsboro man was arrested after turning himself in for a shooting that occurred on Rockefeller Court in early March.

Goldsboro police arrested and charged Dashawn Montrel Kasey, 22, of West Holly Street, with five felony counts of firing into an occupied dwelling. He was taken to the Wayne County jail under a $2.5 million secured bond.

Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert just after 2 a.m. on March 5 in the Rockefeller Court area in the West Haven housing community, said LaToya Henry, public information officer for the city of Goldsboro. While officers were looking for the location of the gunshots, they received a call that someone shot into a residence several times in that area, she said.

Several victims were present during the shooting, including four children younger than age 13, Henry said.

Kasey was developed as a suspect during an investigation into the shooting and a warrant for his arrest was secured, Henry said.

Kasey turned himself in Saturday night, Henry said. His first court appearance was Monday.

DRUG TRAFFICKING

A Goldsboro man was arrested on drug trafficking charges after Goldsboro police conducted a traffic stop on Saturday.

Goldsboro police arrested and charged Tavarus Kennedy Pittman, 27, of Day Circle, with one felony count of trafficking by possession and one felony count of trafficking by transportation. He was taken to the Wayne County jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

Pittman was arrested after police conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of West Oak Street on Saturday, according to a Goldsboro Police Department incident investigation report.

According to the report, Pittman was driving a white 1995 Chevy Monte Carlo down West Oak Street when he was pulled over for a break light and window tint violation. Goldsboro police K-9 officer Buster conducted an open-air sniff of the vehicle before police searched the car.

Police found 112 white tablets, which officers said appeared to be MDMA worth $2,500, $224 in cash and a $50 LG smart phone during the search, the report reads. Pittman was then arrested on drug trafficking charges.