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Grandma's tip leads Goldsboro police to gun stolen at school

Posted May 5, 2011

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— A grandmother's tip led Goldsboro police to confiscate a firearm that one student had brought to school and then another student had stolen, authorities said.

Investigators determined that Jonathan Sean Davis brought the gun to school, and then Johnnie Lee Sutton III stole it while still at school on April 11, police said. A report from Davis' grandmother prompted the investigation.

Sutton, 18, of 411 Hollowell Ave., was arrested Monday on charges of larceny of a firearm and possession of a weapon on educational property. He was placed in the Wayne County jail under a $3,000 unsecured bond.

Davis, 18, of 621 Poplar St., was charged on April with possession of a weapon on educational property. He was released into the custody of his grandmother.

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  • Vietnam Vet May 5, 2011

    Everyone seems to be leaping to the conclusion that it is Grandma's gun? That was not established in the story... No telling where the grandson obtained the gun. Could have been from another student?

  • djofraleigh May 5, 2011

    The grandmother did the right thing. She might have saved a life in the long run, maybe even saving her own grandson.

  • teach4ever67 May 5, 2011

    If you read closely, it clearly states that both young men were charged. Having a gun on campus is a criminal offense. It states the gentleman with the gun was charged and then released into the custody of his grandmother.

  • fatchanceimwrong May 5, 2011

    Where are the parents?

  • fatchanceimwrong May 5, 2011

    What about the kids parents? Where are they in all of this?

  • jbarron4950 May 5, 2011

    GRANNY AS AN ADULT DID NOT DO WHAT SHE SHOULD HAVE DONE WITH HAVING A GUN IN THE HOME. SHE IS STILL RESPONSIBLE REGARDLESS.
    wildcat

    What exactly is it that she didn't do?

  • jbarron4950 May 5, 2011

    The grandmother should be charged for not having the gun locked up in the first place. No wonder young people constantly get into trouble, adults don't do what they are suppose to do.
    wildcat

    And just where in the story did you read that the gun belonged to the grandmother? And at age 18, I think that you are considered an adult. This is not about a child taking a gun to school.

  • jbarron4950 May 5, 2011

    i think they both should have been arrested. davis should not have a gun on school grounds anyway.....wakemom

    Having the gun on campus, I don't think is a CRiMINAL offense. That was against the SCHOOL'S rules. Sutton, 18, of 411 Hollowell Ave., was arrested Monday on charges of larceny of a firearm. If they could have put both in jail, I'm sure they would have.

  • girlwonders May 5, 2011

    Funny, not so long ago, I took my hunting rifle to school and me and my brothers used to go hunting after school. We kept them on a rack in the back window of the truck. I do agree that the young adult male should not have a handgun at school, since they are only good for one thing. I do not agree that grandma is responsible since the young man is legally an adult...

  • wakemom May 5, 2011

    i think they both should have been arrested. davis should not have a gun on school grounds anyway.

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