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Probationer wanted in fatal shooting

Posted June 11, 2010

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— A Goldsboro man placed on probation in April has become a suspect in January shooting death.

An arrest warrant for murder was issued Friday against Andre Devon Weeks, 26, in the Jan. 1 slaying of Larry Donnell Mathis Jr.

Officers responding to calls about gunshots found Mathis, 34, lying dead in the 400 block of Woodrow Street around 3:20 a.m.

Weeks is described as a black man, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Goldsboro police at 919-705-6572 or Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.

Weeks was placed on probation April 19 after being convicted of driving with a revoked license, according to state Department of Correction records.

His criminal record dates to 2000 and includes convictions for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious injury, common-law robbery, possession of a firearm by convicted felon and assault on a female, among others.

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  • crazyladync39 Jun 11, 2010

    rhowerton if you look he committed the crime prior to being put on probation. It the courts system that is the problem. They don't run crimnal back ground checks on people before agreeing to a lesser sentence. So, you need to look at who is the DA for that county and who the judges are. In the county I live in the lawyers run the court room not the judge or DA's.

  • mulecitybabe Jun 11, 2010

    annemarek - You answered your own question. Our criminal justice system has been hijacked by lawyers that will say anything to get criminals back out on the streets. It's time to make laws that will put violent offenders in prison for decades, not months. Until that happens, stories like this will be a daily occurance.

  • annemarek Jun 11, 2010

    His criminal record dates to 2000 and includes convictions for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious injury, common-law robbery, possession of a firearm by convicted felon and assault on a female, among others. This man should never have been put on probation considering his violent past. Is the criminal justice system stupid?

  • hcso126 Jun 11, 2010

    Easy now .... the issue isn't whether he was being watched! This crime happened months before he was placed on probation. The issue here is the criminal justice system and all of the violent crimes "cited" he had alledgedly been convicted of and STILL got probation in April. If all of those convictions are accurate he should have received active time in April and would have been easy to find, through the North Carolina Department of Corrections!

  • luckn4u2 Jun 11, 2010

    Here is another one the taxpayers will have to keep up while he is doing nothing in prison..

  • rhowerton Jun 11, 2010

    HERE'S ANOTHER ON PROBATION & NOT BEING WATCH