Arrests made in connection with Wayne County vehicle break-ins
Posted January 30, 2015
Goldsboro, N.C. — Goldsboro police arrested a man and woman Thursday in connection with a rash of vehicle break-ins in Wayne County.
Officers detained Joseph Wilson Hasty, 22, of 112 Merlin Lane in LaGrange, and Amber Bennett, 22, of 101 Crestwood Drive in Goldsboro, at the Irish Inns motel after receiving leads in the case.
Investigators searched the motel room and found "numerous items" taken during the vehicle break-ins, police said. Investigators say Hasty was responsible for vehicle break-ins in the following areas:
- Hood Swamp/Raintree subdivision area
- Pineview Cemetery Road area
- Long’s Plant Farm Road area
- E. New Hope Road/Ryan Blvd/Ryan Way area
- S. Harding Drive area (in city limits of Goldsboro)
He was charged with five counts of felony break-in to a motor vehicle, one count of felony larceny of a firearm and three counts of misdemeanor larceny. He was held on an $85,000 bond. In addition to the charges, police said they discovered he had seven Orders for Arrests for probation violation. He received a $70,000 bond on those charges.
On Friday, after an additional investigation, Hasty's bond was increased and he was charged with multiple counts of break-in to a motor vehicles, multiple counts of misdemeanor larceny, possession of stolen goods, two counts of felony possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts each of felony larceny and possession of a firearm.
Bennett was charged with two counts of felony financial transaction card fraud and was being held on a $25,000 bond.