NEW INFO: Police Make Arrests In Shooting

Goldsboro Police say a handful of people are facing charges after a shooting Monday afternoon.

Detectives say officers responded a call about a shooting on the 1700 block of Maple St. around 3 p.m. Monday. The officers found Joel Artis standing next to his vehicle. Police say Artis gave information about the shooting suspects to the officers before he was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

Another officer responding saw a car speeding away from the area where the shooting was reported. Officers stopped the vehicle at Jefferson and Ash St. There, detectives found that Isiah Young had been shot in the hand. He was transported to the hospital.

A search of the car revealed two pounds of marijuana and two handguns. One of the guns belonged to Artis, the man whom authorities first spoke to at the crime scene.

Two others in the car stopped on Jefferson and Ash were charged. Eric Henry, 27, of Cadell Lane in Goldsboro and 19-year-old Demoris Thompson are each charged with Possession with intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Their bonds were set at $10,000.

Thompson was also served with an outstanding Warrant for Arrest for Possession with intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, and Deliver Marijuana. He received an additional $15,000 bond because of these charges.

Young, the man shot in the hand, was charged with Possession with intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Second Degree Trespassing. Police say Young will be arrested when he is released from the hospital.

Police also filed several charges against Artis, who lives on Roberts Dr. in La Grange. He's charged with Possession with intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Possession with intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officers say they found marijuana, cocaine, and paraphernalia in his vehicle.

Police say the armed robbery of Artis is still under investigation.

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Goldsboro Police are investigating a shooting that happened near a school for the mentally and physically challenged.

911 says there were reports of two people shot at the corner of Peachtree Street & Jefferson Avenue Monday afternoon.

It happened near the Edgewood Community Developmental School which is on Peachtree Street. At the scene police were towing a vehicle that was involved in the shooting.

When contacted, Goldsboro police say their investigation is ongoing but would release no details of what happened.

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  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Mar 29, 2011 at 01:21 PM
    Sarah, if you wanted to leave Kinston cause of the violence and still be closeby, you should have gone to Greene County or Jones County. Those are safe places. Goldboro would be the last place.
  • by Rebecca on Mar 29, 2011 at 09:27 AM
    Yes I can see your point of view, but you have to understand our point of view as well. We see the bigger picture of each and every child's capabilities. To be honest, just stating the school name is sufficient, it speaks for itself. Thanks for your concern...have a great day!
  • by donna on Mar 29, 2011 at 09:25 AM
    The shooting involved drugs.....Imagine that!
  • by Hey rebecca on Mar 29, 2011 at 06:16 AM
    Rebecca, here is a quote from the school's website: "We serve students age 3-22 years old, whose primary disability is developmental delay or mental handicap." I think WITN used much more appropriate language than even the school's website. If you're that concerned you may want to have the school system update their website first before slamming this one. Have a good day!
  • by Rebecca Location: Montague on Mar 29, 2011 at 05:18 AM
    To whomever wrote this article, a better choice of words, rather than "for the mentally and physically challenged", would be greatly appreciated! Our children are not "mental", they are all special with different needs and unique styles of learning. You may want to reconsider your "professional style" of writing and labeling!!
  • by sarah Location: goldsboro on Mar 28, 2011 at 05:30 PM
    I left Kinston to get away from the violence and it is getting worse here!!

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