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Man charged in attempted murder in Goldsboro

Posted January 5, 2009 7:29 p.m. EST
Updated January 6, 2009 10:08 a.m. EST

— Goldsboro police charged a man on New Year's Day with attempted murder for the shooting of a woman in September.

Derrick Raymont Best, 27, was also charged three counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property.

Investigators say that Best shot Alica Griffin in the 1700 block of Maple Street on Sept. 24, 2008.

The state Department of Correction listed Best as an absconder from probation. He had been sentenced to probation in July for resisting an officer and driving with a revoked license.

Best has been convicted of crimes at least 13 times in Wayne County since 1998, including possession of a firearm by a felon, assault on a female, resisting an officer, affray and drug possession, according to DOC records.