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Pair arrested in Goldsboro hotel shooting

Posted June 16, 2009
Updated June 17, 2009

— Two Goldsboro residents were arrested Tuesday in a June 11 hotel hold-up in which two desk clerks were shot, police said.

Alysha Jeannette Williams, 20, of 132 Vanderbilt Circle, and Jonathan Glenn Sinclair, 16, of 408 Gulley St., were charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

The charges stemmed from an attempted robbery last Thursday at the Hampton Inn at 905 N. Spence Ave.

Three masked people demanded money from the desk clerk and shot him when he was slow to respond to their demands, police said. A second hotel employee was shot as the robbers ran from the lobby.

Employees Stephen King and Amanda Justice were treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Williams, who is six months pregnant, was being held Tuesday in the Wayne County Jail under a $200,000 bond. Sinclair was being held under a $500,000 bond.

Police are searching for another man in the case. They initially issued warrants for Gary Denard Harvey, 19, of 102 Flamingo Drive in Dudley, but dropped the charges after further investigation, saying he was no longer a suspect.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Goldsboro-Wayne Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.


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  • dplowman Jun 17, 2009

    What about charging them with atempted murder?

  • mproctor2 Jun 16, 2009

    arrest the parents ,sorry parent of the 16 year old also. where is the parent responsibility.

  • Just the facts mam Jun 16, 2009

    "gotta be racially motivated, gotta be!"

    As the majority of violent criminals are minorities, I don't think it matters a whole lot if faces are shown or not - going to almost always be the same people anyways.

  • Surething Jun 16, 2009

    "Also why is it that some news articles will show the minors face but, others dont? Hmmm"

    gotta be racially motivated, gotta be!

  • keebear871 Jun 16, 2009

    Way to go Goldsboro Police Detectives!!!

  • Seeminglyopposed Jun 16, 2009

    And do not let the 16 year old go as get out as being an youthful offender either.

  • kbo80 Jun 16, 2009

    There are really some silly people in this world. Really rob a hotel while you are pregnant, that is cool.
    Also why is it that some news articles will show the minors face but, others dont? Hmmm

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Jun 16, 2009

    and exactly how many people pay in cash at a hotel?

  • jimmycrackcorn Jun 16, 2009

    Will the unborn baby be charged as an accomplice?

  • Surething Jun 16, 2009

    "Give the baby to someone who will love and care for it, and raise it to know right from wrong."

    good luck finding someone in the immediate family who fits into the category you mentioned.