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Man arrested in Goldsboro graduation party shooting

Posted June 19, 2012

— Goldsboro police have arrested a suspect in a shooting at a graduation party earlier in June that injured two people.

Police believe that Bobby Edward Davis III was the gunman who opened fire at Party Central, 800 Corporate Drive, striking Christah Tanjere Battle, 17, and Michael Deshaun Sawyer, 20, both of Goldsboro.

Davis, 20, of 195 Scott Drive, was charged Monday with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and discharging a weapon inside the city limits. He was placed in the Wayne County jail under a $150,000 secured bond.

Davis was put on probation in March for a misdemeanor drug charge, according to state Division of Adult Corrections. He has three other convictions, including felony speeding to elude arrest, and has served one four-month jail term for a probation violation.


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  • ncsuwx Jun 19, 2012

    "Birth control and at least a high school education will stop a lot of this madness!" -mac240

    And the NC Legislature is doing their darndest to do away with both.

  • SFSOLDIER Jun 19, 2012

    He's proven to be a danger to society. Put him away and throw the key down the drain.

  • abbynork Jun 19, 2012

    pienis2 thinks we need more gun control to keep guns out of the hands of felons. He must be correct.

  • pinball wizard Jun 19, 2012

    Oh my!

  • streetglide Jun 19, 2012

    well he gest free room and board and can emagine that with his life style and place that he lives, this jail time will just be vacation to him, and to most who return to Jail, they have more friends there than they do on the outside.No hassles, food, shower , medical care, I know people that live outside of jail, and do have that many perks in life. And we ask why we have repeat offenders, it sometimes can be eisier than surviving on the outside.

  • SmokeWagon Jun 19, 2012

    What's up with all these "graduation" parties shootings, stabbings and assaults...did these people just "graduate" from kindergarten or something...???

  • dont care Jun 19, 2012

    3 strikes law NC? isn't it about time we put away repeat offenders for life!

  • muggs Jun 19, 2012

    A mothers son,says alot for the mother,she is probably a welfare pirhana herself,these people are never going to get it,it's not society it's the parents.

  • mac240 Jun 19, 2012

    Birth control and at least a high school education will stop a lot of this madness!

  • Bartmeister Jun 19, 2012

    Surprised? Really? This is what a career criminal looks like early on. A total disregard for the law with multiple offenses.