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Wayne homeowner blocks break-in suspects' vehicle

Posted July 20, 2011
Updated July 21, 2011

— A Goldsboro homeowner who called 911 to report a break-in in progress blocked the suspects' car from escaping until authorities arrived, the sheriff's office said Wednesday.

The homeowner, whose name was not released, told deputies that he came home to find two men stealing an air conditioning unit from a storage building behind his house, on the 3800 block of Wayne Memorial Drive.

He said he blocked their vehicle until deputies arrived.

Artez Lamont Harris, 22, of 905 S. Audubon Ave., and Yadshae Deshan Jones, 22, of 902-A Herman St., were each charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering.

They were taken to the Wayne County jail, where they were placed under $5,000 bonds.


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  • 2SWEETBOYS Jul 22, 2011

    wow, if they would have been stealing property from my house and I came home...it would not end with me just blocking their vehicle in....I could see my gas pedal getting stuck and heading straight for them!

  • YNCSW51 Jul 21, 2011

    Great job to the homeowner and police.

  • wmb95013 Jul 21, 2011

    i'm sure that the jail is "air-conditioned" & the courtroom, the patrol car and the parole office. They probably just wanted a/c somewhere that they didn't have it!!!

  • Just the facts mam Jul 20, 2011

    Our great justice system will teach them to not do wrong - just watch and see (sarcasm).

  • lawncare5 Jul 20, 2011

    Court appointed attorney ????,,, you and I pay for their defense.

  • johnny2times Jul 20, 2011


    I was thinking the same thing..lol

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jul 20, 2011


    Way to go.

  • eureka1 Jul 20, 2011

    I have a house near where the suspects live and my hvac units-as in two, were gutted recently.

  • jrfergerson Jul 20, 2011

    yep slap the on the wrist and let them out to commit more crimes. one day they will come up on the wrong person and it will all be over for them. our justice system has gone to pot and has no concern these days for the people these hoodlums continue to scrutinize with their idea of it might be yours but now it is mine for the taking attitude.

  • Kingfish Jul 20, 2011

    Where do these names come from? Is there a book or something?