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Man arrested in Fayetteville dollar store robbery

Posted July 18, 2011

— Police have arrested a man they believe robbed a Fayetteville dollar store at gunpoint Sunday morning.

Chuck Goodspeed, 49, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of stolen goods. He was being held in the Cumberland County jail without bond Monday.

Police said a man walked into the Dollar Tree at 7715 Raeford Road with a handgun to rob the business. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled by car.

An officer later spotted a car and man fitting the description provided by witnesses, made a traffic stop and took Goodspeed into custody, police said.


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  • tazzdev0515 Jul 22, 2011

    How many chances is this guy going to get????? His record is very long and each time he is set free. He is on probation and the probation officer should have stepped in before now when he was arrested recently. He has many times given the police false indentification and has been DUI too many times along with drug charges. It was only a matter of time before he graduated to bigger crimes. Wake up and put him away before he kilss someone. He totally ruined his father's property in a fit of anger and his father is very ill. Come on community pull together and help! Put this guy where he needs to be in jail and come to the aid of his parent.

  • The Fox Jul 19, 2011

    People tend to pay in cash at these stores so it was a good target.

  • wa4dou Jul 19, 2011

    "The irony here is this man could have sold his gun and received more money than he stole."

    Criminals don't think, and seldom consider consequences.

  • daisy Jul 19, 2011

    The name "Dollar Tree" sounds cheap but I bet its a good target...I know when I go there I can never seem to get out of there spending less than $20 and the aisles are always full of shoppers.

  • AWakeMom Jul 19, 2011

    Hey - think about it. In this economy allot of people are now shopping at the dollar store. I bet they bring in more than we think. Can't say I blame him if he gave up and decided to do something to get arrested - Rebel is right - prisons have excellent amenities.

  • map1agmachining Jul 19, 2011

    Was the Dollar Genral closed that day.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 19, 2011

    The irony here is this man could have sold his gun and received more money than he stole.

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 19, 2011

    Three meals a day, air condition, TV Cable?. Work out equipment. I bet he turns down any offer of probation.

  • carroln Jul 19, 2011

    Fayeteville would be a wonderful place to live if you got rid of ft bragg and all the riff raff that comes with it. military is not all bad i was in myself. But you have so many that come into this town and dont care what they leave behind ,trash, destroy property, wifes and kids. Then when they get out and retire they work for nothing and bring the pay scale down and the cost of living up. Any where but fayetteville is cheaper to be. I have lived here all my life but it is still getting worse and worse and will continue to if they dont stop the illeagals and the gangs and quit giving to poverty. To bad this man had to stoop to robbing a dollar store. lol

  • carroln Jul 19, 2011

    desperate to rob a dollar store!hahahahaha