Habitual Felon Caught In Greenville

A habitual felon facing a slew of charges including first degree rape and indecent liberties with a child is now behind bars.

According to Greenville police Shawn Godley had warrants out for his arrest in Beaufort County for multiple charges.

Police found him in Greenville on Hopkins Drive around 2 p.m. Friday. Godley attempted to flee but police were able to catch him.

He is now being held at the Pitt County detention center. He is under a secured bond of over 3 million.

Godley is also facing charges of assault inflicting serious injury and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Here are some of Godley's previous convictions:

2009: Possession with intent to sell
2008: Possession with intent to sell, larceny
2005: Assault on a female
2002: Posession with intent to sell a controlled substance, larceny, assault on a female, resisting an officer, disorderly conduct


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  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Nov 29, 2011 at 02:13 PM
    Bonnie & Clyde were 'habitual felons'. They got totally shot and destroyed in an ambush, in the end.
  • by k Location: washington on Nov 28, 2011 at 08:30 PM
    just nASTY
  • by Not surprised Location: Washington on Nov 28, 2011 at 03:34 PM
    He needs to b put under the jail for rape because when he goes to prison he will more than likely repeat this crime in prison.This guy is on drugs especially E pills!He has great parents but he is hard headed and does stupid things
  • by blessed on Nov 28, 2011 at 03:33 PM
    good guy!!! u have lost your mind!!! anyone who knows him knows he is CRAZY!! if u think he is such a good person just ask the women he has beat and the other women he has raped this is not his first time doing this its just the first time the victim told it. how many times has he shot at people or robed someone everyone knows how he is its not a secret. you can b a family member and he would do the same to you.
  • by ME on Nov 28, 2011 at 01:41 PM
    OMG, put this guy away. It looks to me like he shouldn't have gotten out the last time. Ok Ok you people trying to say he's a good guy and he's your friend. Something must be wrong with you too then. Stay away from this trash, or he will infect you too with his evil ways.. This person is a prime example of what not to do in your life and what is wrong with this world today. I feel sorry for him. He is missing out on so much just by being good and doing the right thing.
  • by Amazed on Nov 28, 2011 at 11:39 AM
    WOW! It amazes me the number of people that are taking up for this "good guy". He is a habitual felon, he has been convicted of more than one felony to be called habitual. I know that there are a lot of young girls that dress and act a lot older than they really are but it doesn't say statutory rape it says rape and taking indecent liberties with a child so I'll bet she was not willing. I feel sorry this person's "good family", sometimes no matter how good the family is a bad seed will sprout. He needs to be put somewhere so honest, decent people will be protected from him.
  • by Jarred Location: Plymouth, NC on Nov 28, 2011 at 09:39 AM
    Attention Eastern NC...Lock up your husbands, lock up your wives, lock up your kids...'cause they rapin' errbody out here.
  • by Sheria Location: beaufort County on Nov 27, 2011 at 02:13 PM
    Its amazing how there can be so much assumtion about what he has done when there are people out here that has done wayyy worse...But what he has been accused hasnt been proven yet so give it a rest people.Plus he really is a good guy.!
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      by blind sheria on Nov 27, 2011 at 02:40 PM in reply to Sheria
      people don't get a habitual felon rap by being a "good guy"! He has been convicted before and he will commit more crimes, he needs to be off the streets and in Central Prison.
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      by WillieT on Nov 28, 2011 at 04:25 AM in reply to Sheria
      And there you have it - YOU are part of the reason crime is rampant. Habitual felon is a good guy?
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      by Droz on Nov 28, 2011 at 10:55 AM in reply to Sheria
      Has society fallen so far that a drug dealing, woman beating, child molesting rapist is considered a "good guy"?
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        by obamanot on Nov 28, 2011 at 03:32 PM in reply to Droz
        Droz or Drozd?Are you russian?I would like to have a few of those BTW!
  • by scarlett on Nov 27, 2011 at 09:09 AM
    are you trying to say that its' the child's fault for being raped? I also guess its ok to rape if you're 25. and by the way, this monster is not Jesus!
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      by ;-) on Nov 27, 2011 at 02:40 PM in reply to scarlett
      And nither are you to past past judgement.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Nov 27, 2011 at 06:09 AM
    Tod they can send then to green county and they can get high with the judge.
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