Man Convicted Of Robbery And Sentenced To Prison Now Out On Bond

A Duplin County jury this week convicted 18-year-old Jamar Marquez Goodman of Raleigh of robbery with a dangerous weapon, but Goodman is now out on bond.

Goodman was sentenced to 46 to 65 months in prison for robbing the Andy's restaurant in Faison at gunpoint in May. Testimony showed Goodman was at the back door of the business when an employee went to get a mop bucket. Goodman cocked the gun, pointed it at the back of the employee's head and demanded to be taken to the safe. After getting money from the safe and register, he then took off.

District Attorney Dewey Hudson said over the state's objection, Judge Russell Lanier gave Goodman a $50,000 appeal bond. That allows the defendant to be released after posting that bond pending his appeal.

The convicton and sentencing took place Wednesday. According to the Duplin County jail, Goodman made bond that same day.

According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections website, 18-year-old Jamar Marquez Goodman was previously convicted in Wake County of possessing stolen goods, carrying concealed and drug charges.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 at 05:27 PM
    Do you have pictures of these people? I want to know who I am sitting beside
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 at 05:25 PM
    Well, I think I understand the judge decision, being that he is so young this will give him the opportunity to think about what he did. Remember he had someone at gun point and decided not to take a life. For all we know this person thought this was a way to get money being that he was probably a victim of the system. Probably latino or african american. The system set them up to fail in school. Then begin to hang with thugs next thing you know they are thugs. Where was his parents 18 this didn't just start over night.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Oct 18, 2009 at 04:47 AM
    Great! This gives this punk more time to rob people and build up an account for his stretch in the pen. Let's hope he doesn't hurt someone in the process or even take flight to avoid the sentence. Hey... meybe he's rob the judge! That would be poetic justice!!
  • by RealityCheck Location: Washington Park on Oct 17, 2009 at 04:42 PM
    WITN-Thanks for including the judges name. You people in Duplin know what you need to do, vote.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Oct 17, 2009 at 01:31 PM
    Time to replace Judge Lanier, he seems to side with the thugs. Vote him out Duplin.
  • by WITN on Oct 17, 2009 at 01:19 PM
    We have added the judge's name to the story... Judge Russell Lanier.
  • by Ozone Location: Belhaven on Oct 17, 2009 at 01:13 PM
    Why is the judges name ommitted--This is public info. I want to make sure I don't vote for him....
  • by Bill Location: Raleigh on Oct 17, 2009 at 12:07 PM
    I really hope that this judge is the next guy this guy robs.
  • by Tyler Location: Wilson on Oct 17, 2009 at 09:04 AM
    Seriously only $50,000!? This judge needs to be fired!
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