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Two parolees charged in store owner's shooting

Posted August 29, 2008

— Goldsboro police named two men on parole for robbery convictions as suspects in the shooting of a store owner during a robbery in mid August.

A Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest of Quentin Lamont Kenon, 20, of 208 Neal Street, on Thursday night, Goldsboro police said. He was being held in the Wayne Conty Jail under a bond of more than $1 million, pending his first court appearance Friday.

Police have also obtained warrants for the arrest of Joshua Earl Davis, 21, of 601 S. Center St., for the Aug. 18 shooting of Ribhi Mohammed Kandeel at the Brookside Mart, 2000 S. Slocumb St.

Davis was described as a dark-complexioned black man, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Officers warned he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about Davis' whereabouts should call Goldsboro-Wayne Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255, Wayne County Communications at 919-705-6572 or Investigator Dwayne E. Dean at 919-580-4211.

Davis, Kenon and Rashard Vondarius Oliver, 18, of 1218 Franklin St., were charged with attempted first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Davis also faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Kandeel was recovering from his gunshot wound, police said.

Davis was placed on parole until February 2009 after a prison sentence for committing robbery with a dangerous weapon in December 2004, according to state Department of Correction records. He was released on May 29, 2008, after serving 31 months of a minimum of 38- to 55-month sentence.

DOC lists Kenon as an absconder from parole. He served a year in prison for resisting an officer and a probation violation.

Kenon was given probation in January 2006 after being convicted for conspiracy to commit armed robbery and felony breaking-and-entering.


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  • Crankhead71 Aug 29, 2008

    I heard through some friends that DOC actually has their own team that is trained to capture absconders but the team is never used for some reason. I think they placed 2nd against other SWAT teams across the state at a SWAT competition in salemburg this year.

  • MrMan Aug 29, 2008

    Write the Governer

  • lilwil Aug 29, 2008

    DOC was wrong years ago for closing all those prisons...they decided to parole some early due to overcrowding.

    These guys are getting out committing even more crimes. Officials need to reopen those facilities they close to make room for these thugs.

    They apparently do NOT want to better themselves. It can be done, but they choose NOT to. At some point and time, you would think a person would get tired of living a life of crime, drugs, failure and want to better themselves.

    Parents can't do anything with them. When parents were disciplined their children, the government stepped in. I realize some people take it too far and should be dealt with.

    It seems now the government can't do anything with them. And it tough on the LEO who do their job only to have the judge to turn them back onto the streets.

  • Scubagirl Aug 29, 2008

    lock em up, lose the key.
    This system is so broken I wonder if it will ever be fixed. We have become a society who is giving the wrong rights to the wrong people!

  • fletchermse Aug 29, 2008

    Parole should NEVER be an option for violent crimes.

  • babyblue2 Aug 29, 2008

    here's my solution to "you do the crime brother, you do the time". and the "time" is slap a uniform on them, send the sorry POS to iraq/afghanistan and leave them there. sink or swim dude. bring our brave men and women home to guard our borders here in the USA.

  • batcave Aug 29, 2008

    Make Parole another word for execution.

  • betterplace Aug 29, 2008

    Has this EVER changed ? Just frustrated that the system is so broken and we dont respect the rights of a innocent man anymore.

  • duvler Aug 29, 2008

    We need our executions to start back up to make room for people like this to STAY in jail.

  • RICKJAMES Aug 29, 2008