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Goldsboro police seek man accused of breaking into church

Posted November 18, 2008

— Goldsboro police are looking for a man who is accused of breaking into New Hope United Methodist Church.

Police filed warrants for Jackie Franklin Sutton, 38, for the following:

  • Felony breaking and entering a place of worship,
  • Larceny after breaking and entering,
  • Possession of stolen goods,
  • Two counts of obtaining property by false pretense, and
  • Misdemeanor larceny

Sutton was last seen at the Carolina Motel in Goldsboro.

If you have information about Sutton, call Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or Goldsboro police at 919-705-6572. All callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.


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  • exwife1956 Nov 18, 2008

    Instead of sending him to prison they should make him do community service working for the church and make him attend church every time the church doors are open. What good has prison done for him so far? Atleast if he is doing community service for the church something is being gained by it, unless they are scared while doing community service he will be stealing from them.

  • Steelers Fan 08 Nov 18, 2008

    This Church is not far from my house, and the bad / sad thing about this went to school with him. But yes he does stay in trouble alot.

  • mom2allstar Nov 18, 2008

    GEORGIAT28 - I totally agree with you. He has been in trouble with the law before and you can see that he wasn't in jail when he done all of this.

  • BruiserB Nov 18, 2008

    I believe that breaking into a church is considered a felony now. Maybe this time they'll keep him for a while.

  • dogeatdog Nov 18, 2008

    This guy stays in trouble. I live in Goldsboro and have seen his name many, many times in the "Public Records" section of the paper. But he never does anything "bad enough" I guess to keep him in jail where he belongs.

  • georgiat28 Nov 18, 2008

    What are they going to do when they find him? My guess is give him a slap on the wrist, send him to prison for a few months. Then he will be right back doing the same thing again for the 100th time.

  • ljcs357 Nov 18, 2008

    What a class act.