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Three charged after machine guns stolen from Goldsboro gun shop

Posted May 30, 2012

— Three men have been charged with stealing a cache of weapons, including two automatic machine guns, from a Goldsboro gun shop, authorities said Wednesday.

Wayne County deputies said they have recovered most of the stolen firearms, including both machine guns.

Benjamin James Carraway, 24, no address available, and Quandre Roshawn Weeks, 20, of 804 N. Pineview Ave. in Goldsboro, were charged with four counts each of possession of a weapon of mass destruction and transport of a weapon of mass destruction and one count each of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. Weeks also faces two counts of selling or delivering a weapon of mass destruction.

Kevin Dejuan Walters, 23, of 705 E. Holly St. in Goldsboro, was charged with two counts of possession of a weapon of mass destruction and one count each of possession of a stolen firearm, transport of a weapon of mass destruction and selling or delivering a weapon of mass destruction.

Weeks was being held Wednesday in the Wayne County jail under a $300,000 bond, while Carraway was being held under a $225,000 bond and Walters was being held under a $105,500 bond.

WT's Gun Shop was burglarized on May 14, and three 9-millimeter handguns, seven .45-caliber handguns and two automatic .45-caliber machine guns were stolen, authorities said.

Mount Olive police recovered one of the stolen handguns on May 21, and evidence led investigators to one of the machine guns and another stolen handgun, authorities said. Further investigation led authorities to the other machine gun on Wednesday.

Sheriff Carey Winders said the case remains under investigation, and more arrests are possible.

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  • ligonmaterial23 May 31, 9:15 a.m.

    NOT automatic handguns ... SEMI key word SEMI automatic . As far as the machine guns go , Im wondering what they were or is it media hype for a short barrel or a SEMI thompson ?

  • OneLove May 31, 9:10 a.m.

    take advantage of it, already.

  • wattsun May 31, 8:47 a.m.

    Good Job WCSD

  • abbynork May 30, 7:46 p.m.

    Isn't that cute - pienis2 wants the state to protect us. A disarmed populace would be in no danger from government, right?

    Have you posted the sign in your front yard declaring your unwillingness to defend yourself, your family or your property? If not, why not?

  • ewcheercoach May 30, 7:30 p.m.

    Soldier is absolutely right. I am a frequent WT's customer/browser. I was shocked someone actually got through the security to steal things.

    It would make sense to store guns in a vault, but WT's is much too large of an operation for that.

  • soldier May 30, 6:48 p.m.

    bbqchicken, it's obvious you haven't been to WT's. Get educated before posting!
    WT's has about 1,000 huns in stock. No way you could have a "vault" big enough or the time to put them all in and take them all out everyday!
    Furthermore, WT's has a chaion link fence around the property, has motion detection that sounds an alarm if someone walks inside that fence after hours, and the steel building had bars on the windows and doors.
    Not to mention the laram system for the inside of the building. To make it any more secure you'd have to move the whole operation to NORAD.

    "Pretty obvious", yeah, to someone with zero knowledege on the facts I guess it is.

  • linspace May 30, 6:47 p.m.

    I know.. let's make guns illegal and hand out MORE welfare to these people.. that will solve the problem

  • bbqchicken May 30, 6:11 p.m.

    Its pretty obvious these weapons are not being stored using common sense. Why would these businesses not store firearms in a vault? Every reputable firearm dealer/range I have been to always placed all firearms and munitions in a vault after hours.

  • n ter tained May 30, 5:14 p.m.

    OneLove, God knows I agree with 99.9% of what you post. The only thing I disagree with is the weapons off the street…Can we clarify that it’s good that they are out of the bad guys’ hands? I think, honestly, that law abiding folks need to be able to arm themselves.. :)

  • n ter tained May 30, 5:12 p.m.

    WTH, ppl? This shop is just around the corner from my business. I am about sick to death of these low life scum breaking into people’s homes/businesses and robbing them.

    Go out and get a job for rat’s sake. Get an education and quit playing victim. God knows there are enough public assistance programs for you to get food, an education and housing…take advantage of it, already. We’re already taxed up the wazzoo for it. so use it.

    These are the kind of people that shall have a concealed weapon permit and gun on my person before the end of the summer.

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