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One arrested, one at large in Goldsboro shooting

Posted April 15, 2012

— Goldsboro police have arrested one man and are seeking another suspected of trying to kill four people in a vehicle two weeks ago.

Braddock Bernard Gross III, 20, of 1218 Franklin St., and Billy Renaldo Hamm Jr., 19, of 1212 E. Elm St., both face four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle and one count of discharging a weapon into occupied property causing serious bodily injury.

Investigators believe the two men fired into a car occupied by four people at Westview Court and Poplar Street on March 25.

Officers arrested Gross Saturday after spotting a vehicle he was believed to be traveling in. He was placed in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $4.15 million secured bond.

Hamm remains at large. Police said he is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Hamm's whereabouts is asked to cal Goldsboro police at 919-705-6572 or Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

Gross has four convictions from the past four years, including dealing drugs and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to state Division of Adult Correction records. He has served two jail terms totaling about nine months.

Hamm was convicted of simple assault and larceny last year and served over two months in jail after his probation was revoked, records state.


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  • dont care Apr 16, 2012

    3 strikes law nc! when will you learn!

  • LibertarianTechie Apr 16, 2012

    Just a thought--if accused of a crime, you can go to an air conditioned facility with decent meals until the end of your trial; once convicted, you go to a facility like babedan has mentioned--even if you are appealing the decision. And if wrongly convicted by an error of an employee of the state, then those responsible have to pay the person wrongly convicted to be able to live the rest of their lives.

  • babedan Apr 16, 2012

    Make Prisons, hard work instead of a holiday and they will think twice about going back. Make them make little rocks out of big rocks, work in a field hoeing while it's 90 degrees outside instead of being inside an AC facility, In fact take the AC out of the jails, take the TV's and weights out and make it the punishment it is supposed to be. And don't talk about rights, they lost those when they committed the crime.

  • Rebelyell55 Apr 16, 2012

    I'm guess that prison time didn't mean much to them. Maybe we need to rethink our crimminal codes and sentencing structure.