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Goldsboro police charge three men with vehicle break-in

Posted December 16, 2009

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— Goldsboro police arrested three men early Wednesday and charged them with breaking and entering a vehicle, attempted larceny of a vehicle – both felonies – and resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer – a misdemeanor.

A fourth man wanted in the case is at-large. Police said they are pursuing leads on his identity and location.

The three men arrested were:

  • Lashawn McCullen, 23
  • Santos Rodriguez, 20
  • Justin Johnson, 19

Two Goldsboro police officers said they spotted four men near a suspicious vehicle in the roadway at Ash and Slocumb streets around 3 a.m. The men were also walking in the nearby parking lot of Ash Street Automotive.

The men ran away when officers tried to investigate. Police captured two men after a one-block foot chase and a third man two blocks away. The fourth man got away.

Officers said they found an AK-47 assault rifle in the vehicle on the roadway, and the vehicle appeared to be disabled. Police found the vehicle owner's wallet and identification inside and were trying to contact the person.

A nearby vehicle in the parking lot had its ignition "'popped' in an apparent attempt to steal it," police said.

The three men were each held under a $50,000 secured bond. Additional charges are expected concerning possession of the AK-47 and the vehicle in the roadway, police said.

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  • Eastern N.C. Native Dec 16, 2009

    and great job Goldsboro P.D.

  • Eastern N.C. Native Dec 16, 2009

    Worland, you're correct... B&E's have been on the rise in Wayne County. Seems its so much easier to just steal everything than work for it yourself. Glad these guys got locked up and they'll rat out the 4th. None of these guys have any integrity.

  • Worland Dec 16, 2009

    Theft is getting out of hand in Wayne County. If you leave anything in your car like an IPOD/MP3 player, it's just a matter of time before you find your window broken and anything remotely valuable, including the change in your ash tray, will be gone. It would seem B&E's have more than doubled this year. Better lock up your laptop & cameras, bolt down your TV, and hide your kid's piggy banks. Do yourself a favor and record the serial numbers of everything valuable in your home.

  • Just the facts mam Dec 16, 2009

    Gee - what a surprise (not)