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Man charged in connection with threat at Wayne Community College

Posted April 17, 2015

— A 31-year-old Goldsboro man is accused of making a telephone threat that prompted officials to shut down Wayne Community College on Friday morning.

Authorities said the threats were not related to a campus shooting Monday that killed a longtime college employee.

Goldsboro police said Kentrell Lamont Chadwick, of the 900 block of Prince Avenue, was charged with a single count of making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property, which is a felony. He was held in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond and scheduled for a first court appearance Monday.

Investigators said a caller phoned the school at 8:31 a.m. and threatened to use a firearm on campus. The employee who took the call immediately called police.

Investigators did not say how they identified Chadwick as the suspect, but they said no additional threats were made.

In an earlier statement, College President Dr. Kay Albertson said the threats were phoned in over the last two days, and college officials were advised by local law enforcement to operate normally but with heightened security. However, a Wayne County public school on the campus followed its own protocol and canceled classes Friday.

"In order to alleviate confusions among college students and our employees, it was decided the WCC college classes would also be canceled," Albertson said. "The college was never in any danger today. We acted purely from a precautionary perspective."

A notice on the school's website said the college closed at 10 a.m. and would remain closed through the weekend. Officials said officers remained on campus and conducted foot patrols after the school closed.

College print shop manager Ron Lane was fatally shot Monday shortly after he arrived for work. A former work-study student, Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, has confessed to the crime and is charged with first-degree murder.

The school's website said a memorial service for Lane that was set for Friday was postponed and would be rescheduled.

Meanwhile, search warrants returned Friday in the shooting investigation revealed new details in the case.

A man at the print shop who witnessed the shooting told investigators and that Stancil entered the print shop and began cursing at Lane. He said Lane repeatedly told Stancil that he was sorry.

"Mr. Stancil then pointed a shotgun at Mr. Lane and fired one shot," the warrant states. Stancil then fled in his mother's green BMW back to the family home on Old Mount Olive Highway in Dudley before leaving on a motorcycle.

His mother, Debbie Stancil, gave investigators a written and video confession that Stancil left behind.

Stancil - a neo-Nazi who said he doesn’t believe in race mixing and hates gay people – said he shot Lane because the openly gay man made sexual advances toward his 16-year-old brother through Facebook.

According to the warrant, investigators seized electronics, clothing, weapons and ammunition, family photos, a white pride flag and a KKK box with a knife and a button from the home.

Stancil, who was arrested in Florida on Tuesday after he was found sleeping on a beach, was returned to North Carolina, where he had a first court appearance Thursday. Stancil was forcibly removed from the courtroom after cursing in front of the judge. The hearing resumed after a short break, and a calm Stancil said he understood the charge of first-degree murder and asked for a court-appointed attorney.


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  • Brian Hill Apr 17, 2015
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    Looks like he is already facing several charges related to making abuse phone calls :

  • Quinn Satterthwaite Apr 17, 2015
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    Apparently Stanzil's tattoo plan is bearing fruit because he is so photogenic he is catnip to news editors.

    The bomb threat isnt even about him and he is the lead picture.

  • Roy Hinkley Apr 17, 2015
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    I want my $1.

  • Jeff Abbott Apr 17, 2015
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    C'mon man! Next time you call in a threat, use a pay phone and not your personal line. Wow, just wow Kentrell.

  • Terry Watts Apr 17, 2015
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    Ha! Good one!

  • Jeff Abbott Apr 17, 2015
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    $10 says Stancil called it in himself via a concealed cellphone.

  • Edward Anderson Apr 17, 2015
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    "Tara Humphries, spokeswoman for the college, said the threat was "unsubstantiated" and not related to Lane's shooting death."
    If this is true, why does WRAL have a picture of Lane's murderer front and center above this article? Fear-mongering, maybe?

  • Terry Watts Apr 17, 2015
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    $1 says its Stancil's buddies...

  • Matt Price Apr 17, 2015
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    Go pick up the dudes friends and let's get this over.