Stancil removed from Wayne County courtroom after violent, obscenity-laced outburst

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A murder suspect was forced out of a courtroom Thursday afternoon, after making a violent, obscenity-laced outburst to the judge.

Kenneth Stancil was making his first court appearance in Wayne County on charges he killed a Wayne Community College supervisor on Monday.

Stancil was explaining his thought process to Superior Judge Arnold Jones and used an expletive. The judge would have none of it though, telling Stancil not to use that type of language. Stancil shot back another profanity before the judge had him removed from the courtroom. Stancil cursed again and flipped the table as he was dragged from the courtroom my law enforcement.

"I will let everyone know I will not tolerate that language or that type of behavior in my courtroom," said Judge Jones afterward. "Not today and not in the future."

The hearing was put on hold, and about 20 minutes later Stancil was brought back in. That hearing lasted less than a minute as the judge again explained the possible maximum sentence and told Stancil he would have a court-appointed attorney.

He was escorted back to jail and is being held without bond.


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Kenneth Stancil said in a Florida jailhouse interview that he killed a community college employee because he made online sexual advances to his younger brother.

The 20-year-old Wayne County man is now back in North Carolina to face a murder charge that he gunned down Ron Lane Monday morning in the print shop at Wayne Community College.

He was brought into a Wayne County courtroom under tight security for a first appearance before Superior Judge Arnold Jones..

While still in Florida, a reporter asked Stancil over the phone why he killed Lane. "The man's a child molester, man. He preys on kids, man. And one of the kids he was trying to mess with was my 16-year-old brother," said Stancil.

The murder suspect says Lane never actually touched his brother, but made the advances to him on Facebook. The former college student calls himself a neo-Nazi and said Lane deserved to die because he was gay.

"I don't take remorse for nothing. I did what I did and I got to live with it, you know? If I get life, just get life.You know, I'm a (expletive) murderer. You know what the (expletive) do I got to care," said Stancil.

A Lane family spokesman refutes the allegations that the murder victim molested children. Despite those accusations, Steve Smith, Lane's cousin, says the the family forgives Stancil for the murder.

Stancil is now an inmate at the Wayne County jail and has a first appearance at 4:30 p.m.


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A man who is accused of killing a community college employee on Monday will be back in Goldsboro Thursday.

Goldsboro city spokeswoman Kim Best says Kenneth Stancil will appear before a Wayne County judge today.

Wednesday afternoon in a Florida courtroom, Stancil agreed to return to Wayne County to face the murder charge.

On Tuesday, Stancil confessed in court during a profanity laced statement to killing Ron Lane the day before at Wayne Community College. During the latest hearing, the 20-year-old was much more subdued an only answered the judge's questions.

Lane supervised Stancil while he participated in a work study program at the college's print shop.

Brent Hood, who was the supervisor of the shooting victim, says Lane was gay.

Police say they are investigating whether the murder was a possible hate crime. They say Stancil's eye tattoo was done as recently as Saturday. Sgt. Jeremy Sutton says they are investigating the tattoo and its possible connection to white supremacy.

Stancil was arrested early Tuesday morning in Daytona Beach by officers who found him sleeping on the beach. A police report says the man pulled a knife on the officers when he was woken up, but no one was hurt.

The report says Stancil hitchhiked to Florida after his motorcycle broke down on I-95.

Family and friends of Lane will say goodbye to him Thursday afternoon during his funeral service.


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A man accused of gunning down a community college employee on Monday made a brief court appearance in Florida in which he confessed to the killing.

Kenneth Stancil was arrested early Tuesday morning while he slept on a Dayton Beach, Florida beach.

Stancil is accused of killing Ron Lane, who supervised Stancil while he participated in a work study program at Wayne Community College's print shop.

Brent Hood, who was the supervisor of the shooting victim, says Lane was gay.

Police say they are investigating whether the murder was a possible hate crime. They say Stancil's eye tattoo was done as recently as Saturday. Sgt. Jeremy Sutton says they are investigating the tattoo and its possible connection to white supremacy.

Stancil remains in a Florida jail without bond.


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Police in Goldsboro say they are investigating Monday morning's shooting at Wayne Community College as a possible hate crime.

Kenneth Stancil was arrested early this morning while sleeping on a beach in Daytona Beach, Florida. He will go before a Florida judge this afternoon.

Brent Hood, who was the supervisor of shooting victim Ron Lane, says his employee was gay.

Police say Stancil went into the college print shop shortly after 8:00 a.m. armed with a 12 gauge pump shotgun with a pistol grip. Sgt. Jeremy Sutton says Stancil fired one time.

Sutton says Stancil had a calculated plan and that he in fact carried it out. The sergeant said the shooting suspect left campus immediately following the shooting, and that he left Wayne County on a motorcycle.

That motorcycle was found abandoned on I-95 near Lumberton. Police don't know how Stancil made his way to Florida.

Asked if the victim's sexual orientation played a part in the hate crime, Sutton said they are not divulging that part of the investigation at this time.

Police say Stancil's eye tattoo was done as recently as Saturday. Sutton says they are investigating the tattoo and it's possible connection to white supremacy.

Lane was employed in the college print shop, while Stancil was a work study student there. Police said as far as they know, the victim was strictly Stancil's supervisor in the print shop..

Dr. Kay Albertson, president at W.C.C., said on March 3rd Stancil was given a dismissal document for poor attendance.

Stancil is being held without bond in Volusia County, Florida.


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Goldsboro police say Kenneth Stancil, wanted for a deadly college campus shooting, was found sleeping on a beach in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Police said Volusia County Beach Patrol found him sleeping on a beach around 1:20 a.m. this morning with a knife in his possession. They took him into custody for further investigation.

Police said he's being held without bond in Daytona. He will go before a Florida judge this afternoon. Goldsboro Police said they will work with Florida officers to bring Stancil back to Wayne County.

Goldsboro police say they will have a news conference at 11:00 a.m. to update the media. WITN-TV and WITN.com will carry this news conference live when it begins.

Wayne County authorities say Stancil shot and killed Ron Lane on the Wayne Community College campus Monday morning.

Lane was an employee in the college's print shop and Stancil was a former student who was part of a work study program at the shop.

Stancil will appear in a Volusia County courtroom at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.


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Authorities say a former student is now considered a suspect in the deadly shooting at Wayne Community College.

Kenneth Stancil, 20, is now wanted on an open count of murder. Authorities believe Stancil has left the area.

They are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Stancil to immediately call 911. Police say Stancil should be considered armed and dangerous.

Killed was Ron Lane, an 18-year employee of the college.

Stancil is about 5'11" tall with a goatee and a tattoo over his left eye. Authorities say the man was carrying a long rifle and wearing a blue jacket.

The college says Stancil was a former work study student at the print shop where Lane worked. Wayne County Schools confirm that Stancil was a 2013 graduate of Southern Wayne High School.

The shooting happened around 8:00 a.m. on the third floor of the Wayne Learning Center, which houses the college's library, cafeteria, print shop and other offices.

"I was up in the library and I heard a loud bang and it sounded like a gun shot," says student Tichini Lewis. "So our librarian, she came and got us, and put us in the office, and we followed our lock down procedure."

Officials say Lane was shot in the print shop.

Classes at Wayne Community have been cancelled for the day, but will resume on Tuesday.


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One person is dead following this morning's shooting at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro.

Officials held a press conference just before noon.

The victim has been identified as Ron Lane, a long-time employee of the college.

The shooter is still on the loose. Wayne County Sheriff's Office Major Tom Effler said they are looking for a person of interest. He said Kenneth Stancil was at one time a student at the college.

Stancil, who is in his 20s, is white, about 5'11" tall with a goatee and a tattoo over his left eye. Authorities say the man was carrying a long rifle and wearing a blue jacket.

Effler says this is not a random situation, but an isolated situation.

President Dr. Kay Albertson said this is indeed a sad day for the college with the loss of an employee. They said employees and students are to be commended for responding to the safety protocols.

Counseling services are available immediately.

Albertson said the rapid response from city, county, state, and federal agencies has been remarkable.

She said the shooting happened in the third floor of a building that houses the library, not in the library itself.

Major Effler said all the buildings have been cleared. They say they have no reason to believe the shooter is still on campus but are continuing to search there and the surrounding area.

Wayne Community College announced through their facebook page that the college is closed for the remainder of today. All classes and activities are canceled. Information regarding classes for the remainder of the week will be announced when available.


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The shooting happened around 8:00 a.m. and the school has been on lockdown.

Wayne County assistant operations manager Daniel Wiggins says 911 received a call about 8 a.m. of an active shooter on campus.

Authorities are searching the area for a white male, about 5 foot, 11 inches tall with a goatee and a tattoo over his eye. Wiggins says he doesn't know what type of firearm is involved.

A nearby public school, Tommy's Road Elementary School, is also on lockdown. Wayne Preparatory Academy says it was on lockdown but that has since been lifted. Wayne Christian School says it too is on lockdown.

Wayne Community College is located at 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive off Highway 70 in Goldsboro. It is less than a mile from Wayne Memorial Hospital.

WITN and WITN.com is carrying this news conference live.

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Wayne Community College in Goldsboro is under a lockdown.

The city manager's office confirmed there was a shooting on campus.

WTVD's website states the reports was of a shooting at the library. The station also reports Goldsboro police say they are looking for a suspect.

The Goldsboro News-Argus is tweeting that one person has been shot, and that the community college president says police have one suspect "under control".

Wayne County Schools spokesman Ken Derksen says Tommy's Road Elementary School is also on lockdown as a precaution since it is about a mile from the community college.

We will bring you new information as soon as it becomes available.

Wayne Community College is located at 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive off Highway 70 in Goldsboro. It is less than a mile from Wayne Memorial Hospital.