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Goldsboro family charged with beating pregnant woman

Posted July 23, 2012

— Four Goldsboro women, including a mother and her daughter, have been charged with beating a pregnant woman and trying to kidnap her mother.

Police said that Linda Bizzell, 48, Latisha Bizzell, 28, Jasmine Darinesha Best, 21, and Barbara Spencer, 28, got into a fight at 306 Level St. on July 13 and assaulted and tried to kidnap a woman.

When the woman's mother tried to intervene, she was thrown in a car and driven 10 blocks against her will, police said. A child who tried to get the woman out of the vehicle was also assaulted.

The woman was treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Police did not say what started the fight.

Linda Bizzell, of 104 N. Alabama Ave., was charged with second-degree kidnapping and two counts each of battery of an unborn child and simple assault. She was given a $27,000 secured bond.

Latisha Bizzell, of 104 N. Alabama Ave., and Best, of West Oak Street, were charged with second-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and simple assault. Latisha Bizzel was given a $26,000 secured bond, and Best a $25,000 secured bond.

Both women are on probation – Latisha Bizzell for a July 2 misdemeanor larceny conviction and Best for October convictions for communicating threats and simple assault, according to state Division of Adult Correction records. Police said Best is related to the Bizzels.

Spencer was charged with second-degree kidnapping and simple assault and given a $25,500 secured bond.


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  • ims1924 Jul 23, 2012

    I"m not at all surprised by the actions of these women. This type of behavior will continue for many generations to come.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jul 23, 2012

    Why was they beating this pregnant woman? We would like to know the truth of this story. Something is really missing. You just don't beat up someone without having a reason. Are do you need a reason?

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jul 23, 2012

    Give them something to remember.


    In this day and age, you concept will never be.

  • pipcolt Jul 23, 2012

    It's still legal in some parts of the country to beat a woman on the court house steps on a sunday afternoon. That's what these women need to have done to them. Give them something to remember.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jul 23, 2012

    The older woman should have been teaching the younger women. But oh no, she was all in it. Was this involving the father of this unborn baby? Just curious.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jul 23, 2012

    a child tried to protect her, and they assaulted that child too.

    They should be charge with harming this child too. You know I have been thinking that all of them should see at least 50 years behind bars in prison. That should teach them something. Praying that the courts and jury will do just that.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jul 23, 2012

    WOW! A senseless act on all parties. They all should have been charged and now they all should see some prison time. I am praying that the mother and her unborn will be OK. These women should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. If they harm the unborn baby in any manner, they should be charge with that too.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jul 23, 2012

    Thing that turns my stomach in this is that when they took the woman's mother, who was trying to protect her, tossed her in a car and drove her several blocks away, a child tried to protect her, and they assaulted that child too.

    That's disgusting and beastial, and should have no mercy shown upon them.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jul 23, 2012

    MB - "They have so much energy to beat a pregnant woman, why don't they use that same energy to go and volunteer at women/food/homeless shelter where their services can be useful."


  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jul 23, 2012

    SMC - "Unless you know the exact rules, and state them here, that the judge is under when deciding on bond, you have no room to speak of the judge like that here."

    Sure we do! It's called freedom of speech.

    If you know some details about why a judge or magistrate's hands were tied in this case, share them and educate us all as to why brutes often go free on no or low bond so they can brutalize innocents again.