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Two 17-year-olds charged in Goldsboro store robbery

Posted July 31, 2009

— Goldsboro police arrested two 17-year-olds on a scooter Wednesday and charged them with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Justin Maurice Devaughn, of 605 S. Oleander Ave. in Goldsboro, and Joshua Joel Corrica, of 125 Aldeburgh Court in Holly Springs, were accused of robbing a Jarman Seafood employee and taking money from the cash register.

Employee Kim Willoughby told police he was robbed at gunpoint at the store, 510 N. John St., around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

He said two men came into the store and that one of the men pointed a handgun at him and demanded money, police said. The suspects took an undetermined amount of money and fled the store on a dark-colored scooter, he told police.

Officer M. Green and members of the A-Shift stopped a scooter at the intersection of Park Avenue and Kornegay Street. The riders fit the description given by dispatch, police said. Officers then brought Willoughby to the traffic stop and he was able to positively identify both riders, police said.

Officers arrested the suspects, questioned them and took them to the Wayne County Jail where they were placed under a $100,000 secured bond. Both the money and gun used in the robbery were recovered, police said.


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  • lorivalentine1 Jul 31, 2009

    People need to stop blaming society and place blame where it belongs.. With the people who committed the crimes or (parents of kids).
    People have choices..My family (6kids)was very poor growing up, yet we did not rob, abuse or kill any one to get by. We were taught values and were disciplined when we stepped out of line.
    4 out of 6 make well over 100K a year, 1 passed away from illness when she was 2 and the last one was spoiled rotten but never stole or abused any one.
    People need to sop whining and looking for hand outs and do something for yourself..

  • Professor Jul 31, 2009

    I have written to young men in prison. Many are still up to their old criminal way. But the thing is they get quickly punished in prison. Maybe one day they will learn. Or they may died old men. One 17 year old got life for murder. Sad, but true.

  • Professor Jul 31, 2009

    Now the mothers and the family know where their sons is - locked up and on their way to prison.

  • Professor Jul 31, 2009

    Prison will be great for them. We the public knows they will be locked up for a very long time. The cops needs to catch more of these criminals and put them away. Hopefully, when they do the courts will do their jobs and not allow them back on the streets. People want to be safe wherever they go.

  • whatusay Jul 31, 2009

    Panthers254 says..."beyond the shadow of a doubt.... society is too blame"

    Sorry, but LBJ created this mess in 1965 when he introduced the "civil rights act." His intentions were good but he created many more problems than he solved. He started welfare. The downside was he paid women to have children and gave them a raise everythimg they had anotherone, if they were not married. This broke down the family values and you see what we have today...millions of young kids who don't know who their father is and no discipline or compassion for others. Our government created these problems, and our government continues to meddle in our lives and create more problems for every day. They need to take a long break and a pay cut.

  • Professor Jul 31, 2009

    i mean it is summertime. school isnt in session.

    Whether they were in school or not is not the issue. Stop adding unnecessary and unrelated matter. You can reread the story yourself. But this time don't scan, read slowly.

  • Professor Jul 31, 2009

    Some parents of today are just not raising or disciplining their children. Yet they don't want them going to prison but is not teaching their children otherwise. Send these 2 seventeen to prison for 15 years and maybe in prison they will learn to follow the rules and regulations there. They know right from wrong. I don't want to hear they were underage (17). They knew it was wrong to rob and point a gun in someone face. Oh, where did they obtain this gun. The person that allowed the teenager to have it should spend time in prison right beside of them.

  • wakemom Jul 31, 2009

    These boys have probably had to fend for themselves since the day they started to walk. Never shown any affection, never taught to respect others, never taught to obey the rules and laws of society and never encouraged to get an education to better themselves. This is a cycle that may never be broken.

    i missed something. did it say that they didnt have any education or were still in school? i mean it is summertime. school isnt in session.

  • panthers254 Jul 31, 2009

    beyond the shadow of a doubt.... society is too blame.

  • beachboater Jul 31, 2009

    Job WELL DONE Goldsboro PD. Keep it up!!