Police Arrest Suspect For Stealing Copper, Surveillance Camera

Goldsboro police say they arrested a homeless man for stealing copper from several places recently. Detectives also say he stole a surveillance camera.

Randy Parsons, 49, is facing several counts of breaking and entering for recent copper thefts, according to Goldsboro police. They list his address as "streets of Goldsboro."

A crime task force had put up a surveillance camera at the Borden Building on N. William Street last week. By Monday, it was gone. Task force members found the destroyed camera and recovered the photos from it. Detectives say that helped them develop Parsons as a suspect. He was arrested without incident. His bond was set at $14,000.


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  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 27, 2011 at 07:19 AM
    Talk about a piece of ugly white trash!
  • by it doesnt matter Location: goldsboro on Jul 26, 2011 at 03:01 PM
    to all you that want to post blogs, you have know idea what its like to be or have that kind of reputation. its all he knows, im not saying what he sis isnt wrong but until you live the life you cant say crap
  • by TRACY Location: NB on Jul 26, 2011 at 11:46 AM
    He probably wanted to get arrested so he could have free food and sleep in the AC. Same reason people get arrested willingly in the winter to have food and a warm bed. They know the court system isn't going to do anything and they will be out before that next drug craving hits.
  • by VICTIM Location: Goldsboro on Jul 26, 2011 at 07:51 AM
    30 years ago I came face-to-face with this thug, as he was breaking into my parent's home. I just happened to be the one to walk in on him. The incident occurred about 10:30 PM...I was home with my parents...he was well aware that people were in the house. Still to this day, I am haunted by this experience. This man has NO place in society!
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      by ME on Jul 26, 2011 at 09:27 AM in reply to VICTIM
      You should be in court to tell a judge this! I sure would! He needs to be "OFF THE STREETS OF GOLDSBORO!"
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      by it doesnt matter on Jul 26, 2011 at 03:02 PM in reply to VICTIM
      30 years ago huh? i do believe 30 years ago this man was already in prison.
  • by I Fought the Law on Jul 26, 2011 at 06:54 AM
    Ole Randy Dandy....he just wanted some money for more tats to wrap around that red-neck of his.
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      by Joe on Jul 26, 2011 at 08:13 AM in reply to I Fought the Law
      Thugs will be thugs.
  • by BLAH on Jul 26, 2011 at 05:59 AM
    He has a home now.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2011 at 06:18 AM in reply to BLAH
      Yeah, and we're paying his rent.
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