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Goldsboro homeowner helps police nab break-in suspect

Posted June 22, 2010 3:01 p.m. EDT
Updated June 23, 2010 9:56 a.m. EDT

— Goldsboro police arrested a man on breaking and entering charges Monday morning after a homeowner was able to identify the suspect and his vehicle.

The homeowner told Officer Richard Nash that he interrupted the break-in at 1705 E. Pine St. and startled the alleged thief.

Officers later stopped a vehicle that matched a description the victim gave police, and the homeowner identified the driver as the person he saw.

Christmas Whitfield, 20, of 506 C3 E. New Hope Road, faces a charge of attempted breaking and entering. His bond was set at $5,000.