Man arrested in Goldsboro graduation party shooting
Posted June 19, 2012
Goldsboro, N.C. — 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.