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Brother, sister charged in string of Goldsboro fires

Posted August 1, 2014

Stephen Leon Williams and Laketta Shawntell Williams

— A brother and sister were arrested Friday in connection with a series of fires that Goldsboro police say have been set across the city in recent months.

Stephen Leon Williams, 33, of 1227 N. John St., was charged with five counts of second-degree arson and one count each of burning personal property and burning other buildings. He was being held in the Wayne County jail under a $60,000 bond.

Laketta Shawntell Williams, 25, of 602 W. Mulberry St., was charged with one count each of first-degree arson and burning personal property and two counts of second-degree arson. She was being held under an $80,000 bond.

Police said the investigation into the suspicious fires continues, and more charges are expected.


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  • Jack Littleton Aug 1, 2014
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    I pray for them. Absolutely no reason for this behavior.

  • Jerry Sawyer Aug 1, 2014
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    I'm glad this family is so close. Wonder what the parents do in their spare time.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Aug 1, 2014

    Seems like a nice family NOT!!!
    Why did they do this???
    Any punishment and fines they get should be commensurate with the amount of damage they did.

  • wayneboyd Aug 1, 2014

    These things tend to happen when people have nothing better to do with their time.
    If they are receiving any type of government assistance, cease it immediately.