Former Cop's Certification Suspended After Armed Robbery Arrest

Georgia says it will suspend police certification for a Kinston man who was arrested Wednesday for robbing a Goldsboro business.

Matthew Webb was arrested yesterday after police say he robbed a Family Dollar Store on Highway 111 South.

The Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council says the Kinston man last worked as a police officer in Pelham, Georgia in November 2007 when he was terminated. They say the 31-year-old Webb worked for nine different police departments in the six years he was certified in Georgia.

Goldsboro police say Webb is not currently a police officer, but works at Sanderson Farms. They say a handgun was found in his vehicle when he was arrested.

Kinston police say last month Webb told them he fired shots at two men after he said they broke into his Hodges Road home.


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A Kinston man who police say is a former law enforcement officer in Georgia is accused of a Wednesday morning armed robbery in Goldsboro.

Police say the Wayne County Sheriff's helicopter spotted the suspect's vehicle on U.S. 70 and kept it in sight until deputies on the ground could stop the man.

Charged with the armed robbery of the Family Dollar Store on Highway 111 South is Matthew Webb. The robbery happened around 11:20 a.m. and police say no one was injured.

Police say Webb is not currently a police officer, but works at Sanderson Farms. Last month the house listed as Webb's address was the scene of a shooting and burglary. In that case the resident came home and told police he had surprised a burglar.


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  • by Daaamns Mama Location: Georgia on Jan 1, 2012 at 01:49 PM
    Daaaamn! I told you that boy was stupid!
  • by sanderson employee Location: kinston on Aug 20, 2011 at 10:54 PM
    I have not liked this guy since he started working at Sanderson. He is not very smart. He may even switch hit hit!!! He threatened a co-worker just days before the robbery. I bet he wants t return Brad's money now....LOSER
  • by facts on Aug 19, 2011 at 03:46 PM
    You say wait for the facts. I'm sure cops just dont arrest you for armed robbery for the hell of it.
  • by Anonymous Location: FL on Aug 19, 2011 at 01:05 PM
    Anyone ever heard of innocent until proven guilty? Wait for the fact to come out before you judge.
  • by chicken on Aug 19, 2011 at 06:15 AM
    Thats what happens when u work at sanderson farms
  • by just facts on Aug 18, 2011 at 10:03 PM
    Somewhere a cop is being yelled at for taking too long to get there; trying to save the life of a total stranger; holding his bladder b/c he was dispatched to another emergency call; starving b/c he missed a meal;having to keep a stone face at an accident scene where there are two dead kids; now its 4 am, and he's missing HIS/HER family while taking care of yours. Re-post if you are a cop, love a cop, or appreciate a cop!
  • by SGA Location: South GA on Aug 18, 2011 at 01:39 PM
    Would someone tell me about the burglary and shooting at his house. This is news to me. There has got to be more to this than what we are getting. DRUGS? Lost his mind for some strange reason? Aliens made him do it? This one has got me.
  • by You Know on Aug 18, 2011 at 12:17 PM
    What few good cops they are they know about the bad ones but never say anything.The good ole cop boys.
  • by P.W. Location: N.C. on Aug 18, 2011 at 12:10 PM
    Sounds like one of Washington Counties leo's or one of the many that transfer out.lol
  • by AAA 2 Location: nc on Aug 18, 2011 at 11:48 AM
    I wonder if he robbed his own house. Cops that are crooked. You never know about people these days.
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