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6 charged in dozens of Goldsboro break-ins

Posted June 10, 2008
Updated June 12, 2008

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— Six people have been arrested for more than 60 burglaries and thefts from cars, yards and businesses in recent months, authorities said Tuesday.

Brandon Christopher Epps, 19, of 101 Trappers Run Drive in Goldsboro, was charged with felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, felony larceny and possession of stolen property. He has been released from jail under bond.

John Harley Smith, 20, of 504 Plantation Drive in Goldsboro, was charged with 22 counts each of felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and larceny.

Jonathan James Ammons, 16, of 114 Labonte Drive in Pikeville, was charged with 11 counts of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and one count each of felony breaking and entering of a business and larceny.

Eugene Moye Jackson, 18, of 269 Perkins Road in Goldsboro, was charged with 11counts each of felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and larceny.

Smith, Ammons and Jackson remained in the Wayne County Jail on Thursday evening.

A 15-year-old, whose name wasn't released, was charged with 45 counts each of felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and larceny and one count of first-degree burglary. A 14-year-old, whose name wasn't released, was charged with three counts each of felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and larceny.

The juveniles have been taken to a juvenile detention center in Greenville.

Most of the burglaries occurred in the Fallingbrook, Lane Tree and Buck Swamp neighborhoods at night, authorities said.

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  • mrtuddle Jun 10, 2008

    Putting these kids in jail wont teach them anything.. they will just get another free ride on the tax payers dollar..

    And with this states probation problems..that is letting em off too easy?Is there a right answer?

  • catfisherman Jun 10, 2008

    It should be noted that the suspects are from a fairly affluent area of Wayne County, and same general area as where the break-ins occurred.

  • mmafighterwife Jun 10, 2008

    This was going on in my neighborhood for the past few weeks, they broke into my neighbors vehicles, leaving a nice generator but taking a wallet with 5.00 in it... we had a feeling it was teenagers on foot since they only took what was in the vehicles. They broke into both neighbors cars but thank God they did not hit mine but they would have been in for a complete shock cause my poor wallet was empty. It is a shame that kids have nothing better to do than to trash and steal other people's property that they have worked hard for.

  • garnertoy Jun 10, 2008

    i say make them pay it all back and them put them picking up trash

  • Tiffany2007 Jun 10, 2008

    Don't let them out. If they do not want an education or be productive in society, steal from others instead of working, lock them up and throw away the key.