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Goldsboro teen faces charges in Wayne County break-in

Posted September 6, 2012

— A Goldsboro teenager has been accused of breaking into a Wayne County home and shooting its owner.

Jeffrey Rishawn Leach Jr., 16, of 1202 E. Mimosa St., was charged with breaking and entering and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

He was in the Wayne County Detention Center Thursday morning under a $50,000 secured bond.

Investigators say the crimes happened in the Lakewood subdivision of Dudley on Aug. 28.

Leach was already in jail on similar charges when he was charged Thursday, the sheriff's office said.

He is also a person of interest in similar cases in the area, and further charges are possible, authorities said.


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  • Hip-Shot Sep 6, 2012

    This could have just as easily been one of the 3 charged in the Smithfield shootings. It shows a complete lack of respect for others which apparently is the norm in these communities today. Is this lack of regard and respect for others behind most of the violent crime today?

  • Fifteeninthemagandoneupthepipe Sep 6, 2012

    Repeat Offender = Valued Customer

    It's like catch and release, throwing the fish back in the water so you can catch him again.

    How would our justice system survive if everyone was law abiding?

  • Prayer Warrior2 Sep 6, 2012

    I know of this particular bloodline. Murder and robberies are their way of life. This bloodline is very dangerous and I pray to GOD that he NEVER EVER EVER see the light of day. These people do not believe in working and earning a descent living. They live to rob, kill, and sell drugs, and look at how early he have started his crime sprees. These people just assume to kill you then look at you. HEARTLESS!!! I promise you, if he is let back on the streets, he will eventually take a life, smh ugh!

  • monty554 Sep 6, 2012

    "I believe that all of these young boys are given handguns for their 16th birthdays."

    I'd be willing to bet he stole that handgun from one of his robberies.

  • rmsmith Sep 6, 2012

    He was in the Wayne County Detention Center Thursday morning under a $50,000 secured bond ???

    It SHOULD of been $500,000. Can't take a bite out of crime when the lawyers and judicial system do not have any teeth !

  • lopo Sep 6, 2012

    Both him and his parents or parent needs to stand trial for those charges. Parents must take responsibility for their childrens actions. I can understand one mishap but this guy is a repeated felon.

  • robbyh Sep 6, 2012

    A mind is a terrible thing to lose!..YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO BE ABLE TO LOSE IT !!

  • ncpilot2 Sep 6, 2012

    "Vstrom," you are right. I believe the judicial system sees so much murder and crime that they have become desensitized to it. This is an obvious repeat offender with no concern for human life and should be held without any bond.

  • ims1924 Sep 6, 2012

    I believe that all of these young boys are given handguns for their 16th birthdays.

  • DivaD Sep 6, 2012

    So young, he should be in school getting an education..caught up already! A mind is a terrible thing to lose!