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Dognapper Nabbed in Goldsboro

Posted March 24, 2008

Goldsboro Police caught a dognapper and returned a stolen dog to the East Wayne Veterinary Clinic Sunday.

Matthew Lee Johnson, of Goldsboro, is charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, larceny of a dog and possession of stolen goods.

The dog was returned unharmed and Johnson is the one in a cage, at the Wayne County Jail under an $11,000 secured bond.


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  • garden Mar 24, 2008

    We have four Whippets. They are like our children. Why would anyone steal a dog? The guy who did needs to be "crated" for a long time.

  • bomanicous Mar 24, 2008

    I have a feeling that little dog was going to be used to train a pit-bull to kill...Glad the dog was returned and the real animal was put away.

  • blackdog Mar 24, 2008

    .....grrrrrr...take a bite out of crime....

  • Caring Mar 24, 2008

    I am glad that they arrested this guy and the dog was returned unharmed.

  • hooligan Mar 24, 2008

    who let the dogs out, woof woof