A Goldsboro man suspected of killing his mother Thursday was arrested after receiving treatment for self-inflicted wounds.
DeCarlos Jones, 33, of North James Street, was charged with murder Thursday night, following the death of his mother, Towanda Jones, 53, of Rosewood Avenue, who was found dead by police Thursday morning.
Police have not released details of the case, including if any weapons were used, because the details are part of an ongoing investigation, said LaToya Henry, Goldsboro public information officer.
Police were dispatched to Rosewood Avenue in the Seymour Homes housing development at about 8 a.m. Thursday for a check-welfare call after receiving a call from Clayton Raynor who told police he received a phone call from his nephew DeCarlos Jones, according to a Goldsboro Police Department incident report.
Raynor told police that DeCarlos Jones told him during the call that he had just killed his mother, Towanda Jones, and he was going to kill himself, according to the incident report.
When officers arrived at the home of Towanda Jones, at 220 Rosewood Ave., they found her unresponsive and dead at the scene. Officers also found DeCarlos Jones on the floor with injuries consistent of being-self-inflicted, police said.
Emergency Medical Services workers arrived and began performing livesaving measures on DeCarlos Jones. He was taken to Wayne UNC Health Care for treatment.
Investigators determined that Towanda Jones was DeCarlos Jones’ mother.
Police arrested DeCarlos Jones at 8:15 p.m. Thursday and he was booked in the Wayne County Jail without bond.