The family that burns together…

For 9 months, the City of Goldsboro has been investigating 11 suspicious fires. They’ve caught their two suspects.

Earlier today, the Goldsboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigation’s Division arrested and charged Stephen Leon Williams and Laketta Shawntell Williams with several counts of Felony Arson. The suspects are brother and sister and their arrests stem from an ongoing investigation into several suspicious fires throughout the City of Goldsboro.

How does that work, exactly. I’m pretty sure my brother would turn me in rather than join me in an arson spree.

Suspect 1

Suspect 2

But it looks like neither of these two have a great deal of respect for the law.

Shooting up the WalMart parking lot

Baldr (the annoying anti-gunner) must have missed this one.

Detectives who went to a man’s apartment Wednesday to charge him with shooting up cars and a Walmart store early Tuesday also charged him with cocaine trafficking after finding the drug there, police said.

And what sort of person shoots up cars in a Walmart and then goes home to a pile of cocaine?

Suspect

Yeah, big surprise.

Charlotte claims another

Seems to me that a lot more people get shot in Charlotte than here in Raleigh.

A man died at the hospital after being shot in uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, according to police.

No circumstances listed, but there’s this.

Suspect

He was released from prison in January and got shot dead at the end of July. Apparently he was still wearing an ankle monitor when he got shot.

They have no respect for you life, either

We all know that criminals have no respect for your property. What about your life?

The theft of a car and a crash that sent one person to a hospital led to a manhunt by Raleigh and Cary police Thursday morning, the arrest of one man after a foot chase and police seeking two others.

He was so intent on getting away that he was willing to cause a car crash in the process. Did he care that the people in the other car might die? Not a bit.

Suspect

Note the firearm crimes. Given what you now know about him. if you surprised him stealing your car and he stuck a gun in your face, would you trust him not to shoot you if you let him take the car?

Just give the criminals what they are asking for, they say. And when you end up dead because of it, then what?

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Is North Carolinians Against Gun Violence holding a vigil for a convicted felon?

Check out this Facebook post on NCGV’s Facebook page.

FelonVigilNCGV

Seems pretty normal, until you do a search for the victim’s name in the Department of Corrections database.

Victim 1

Oh, dear.

It’s not like the victim’s name is a common one which would lead to some chance of mistaken identity. He’s been convicted of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. But wait, there’s more.

A fight nearly broke out between two families Thursday in Durham County Superior Court when a defense attorney claimed that her client killed a man and permanently wounded another in self defense.

Read the whole thing, but here’s the defense lawyer’s description of what happened.

Williams [Suspect's lawyer] informed the court that her client would be claiming he was defending himself on Dec. 5, 2011, when he shot and killed (Victim 1), 25, and gravely wounded (Victim 2), 28, who was paralyzed from the neck down in the shooting. Williams told Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson that it was a complicated case because (Suspect), who did not have a criminal record before the shootings, was friends with (Victim 1) and (Victim 2), but he came to suspect that they may have participated in a home invasion in 2009, in which his cousin, (Separate incident Victim 3), 20, and her boyfriend, (Separate incident Victim 4), 24, were shot and killed in their apartment on University Drive, Williams said.

(Victim 4), (Victim 1) and (Victim 2) were well-known as being involved in drug sales, Williams said.

When (Suspect) began to investigate his suspicions, (Victim 1) and (Victim 2) began to harass and threaten him, including threatening him with guns, she said.

According to the NC Courts website, the trial will start on October 6th of this year.

For reference

Victim 2

Victim 4

In both incidents, there appear to be only two people who weren’t convicted criminal, the suspect here and Victim 3, who was Victim 4’s girlfriend.

So why is NCGV holding a vigil for a convicted felon, possibly killed in self defense? Why are they using the death of this convicted felon to push for the infringement of our rights? Are they that tone deaf?

Reminder: NCGV was basically just purchased by Michael Bloomberg, Inc, who installed their creature to run the place. This is her first public event. Good job, Bloomie!

Reasonably foreseeable

When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action.

Police say they have made an arrest in a shooting that left a 7-year-old Wilson boy dead.

It happened just before 10 p.m. July 23 in the 400-block of Parkview Street.

According to investigators, someone fired multiple bullets into a home, striking Kamari Jones. The boy was rushed to Vidant Medical Center, but he died the next morning.

The suspect’s neighbor seems surprised and says all the common things.

A next door neighbor said she was bowled over by word that (Suspect) – who she knows as “Scooter” – had been arrested.

“I was shocked when he told me it was Scooter next door. I am not joking. I was really shocked”, said Sebrina Bullock. “Like I say, he does not bother nobody. What he do, you know, that’s on him. But just to go by and shoot up somebody’s house, I can’t see him doing that. I can’t see that.”

Does this sount like a person who “does not bother nobody?”

Suspect

It looks to me like he’s been on this path for a while and it was only a matter of time.

Just when you thought you’d gotten away with it

Leopards do not change their spots.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detectives say they have made an arrest in a 20-year-old sexual assault case.

They were re-examining the evidence on a cold case when they found a DNA match.

Suspect

Look at his criminal history. Convicted of Indecent Liberties with a Child in 1985, he served a little over a year. Then after not being caught for this alleged rape incident he was convicted of Second Degree Rape and Second Degree Sexual Offense for an incident that occurred in 1997. Raping people just seems to be what he does.

For those who want to know, the difference between 1st and 2nd Degree Rape is whether or not you used a deadly weapon, or is “aided and abetted by one or more persons.”

Young man, there’s no need to feel down…

Oh, wait, there is.

Two people were arrested and a third is being sought after an 18-year-old man was shot in the abdomen at the Kings Mountain YMCA.

And who thought that shooting someone at the YMCA was a good idea?

Suspect 1

Seventeen years old and he’s already a convicted felon and suspected of what amounts to attempted murder.

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