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Police: Goldsboro man injured while breaking into house

Posted March 12, 2012

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— Goldsboro police say a 38-year-old man was injured early Monday while trying to break into a house and then lied to officers about how he got his injury.

Officers responded to 307 W. Pine St. to investigate an alleged stabbing around 3:30 a.m. They found Jerome Donald Ceaser, of 603 Witted Court, in the front yard, bleeding from a large cut on his face.

He told officers an acquaintance had assaulted him, but he could not name the person, police said. Officers later determined that Ceaser was injured when a storm window fell on his face, cutting him, as he tried to remove a window air conditioning unit to break into the house, police said.

Ceaser was treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital and arrested on attempted second-degree burglary charges. He was being held under a $20,000 secured bond.

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  • SmokeWagon Mar 12, 2012

    This guy JUST STRUCK IT RICH here in NC....some bleeding heart lawyer (for free of course) will sue the homeowner and some North Carolina liberal judge will convict the homeowner AND Lowes Home Improvement for not "safely" installing that storm door with padding in a well lit area, with operating instructions (available in 2 languages of course).......!!!!

  • Follow_The_Money27617 Mar 12, 2012

    If he gets a jury of liberals, he could be looking to win a large lawsuit as it's obvious the homeowner failed to safely attach that storm window. Of course another angle is that the homeowner failed to provide a warning sign indicating the storm window COULD come lose during a break-in and cut him.
    Z Man
    March 12, 2012 2:51 p.m.

    You are a product of way too much TV. Turn your TV off and your brain on!

  • Z Man Mar 12, 2012

    If he gets a jury of liberals, he could be looking to win a large lawsuit as it's obvious the homeowner failed to safely attach that storm window. Of course another angle is that the homeowner failed to provide a warning sign indicating the storm window COULD come lose during a break-in and cut him.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Mar 12, 2012

    He should have to pay for his own expenses. He was the one that caused it. The tax payers should not have to pay one dime.

  • right2life Mar 12, 2012

    I have to wonder if taxpayers foot the medical bill for this crime. ER visits aren't cheap.

  • not my real name Mar 12, 2012

    they should have charged him with damage to personal property as well. now the homeowner has to have the window replaced.

  • lollipop2 Mar 12, 2012

    What will the HOMEOWNER and the WINDOW MAKER be charged with ?

  • jmf1073 Mar 12, 2012

    Too bad his injury wasn't fatal.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Mar 12, 2012

    He deserved exaactly what he got and more. He had not business at that home whatsoever. Too bad the homeowner was not around. They should locked him up for a very long time like 20 years.

  • seasiren8320 Mar 12, 2012

    And the house fights back. Window 1 Would be Robber 0

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