On Monday, February 11, 2013, Demetrius Tyshad Lewis and Stephan Ross reported to the Goldsboro Police Department that they were robbed at gunpoint while in the parking lot of the Kentucky Fried Chicken located at 704 E. Ash Street by two black male suspects. Mr. Lewis reported that after he was robbed of $500.00 in U.S. Currency, both suspects fled the area in a small dark colored vehicle.
After a subsequent investigation by Inv. L.D. Bethea, arrest warrants were secured on February 15, 2013 for Jermel Mercel Wallace, a 21-year-old black male of 605 S. Madison Avenue, Goldsboro for two counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.
On February 26, 2013 at approximately 0920 hours, Mr. Wallace was arrested by Investigators at 806 Day Circle while hiding in a bedroom closet.
At the time of his arrest, Mr. Wallace was an absconder from Adult Probation and Parole. On January 16, 2013 Mr. Wallace removed his electronic ankle bracelet and discarded it.
Mr. Wallace was taken to the Wayne County Magistrate’s Office where he received a $200,500.00 secured bond for the Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon charges and for the Injury to Personal Property charge in reference to the ankle bracelet. Mr. Wallace received NO BOND for the outstanding Probation Violation. Mr. Wallace was placed in the Wayne County Jail pending a first appearance scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 2013. At least one additional arrest is expected in this case.
On February 25th at approximately 7:50 pm officers with the Goldsboro Police Department responded to 1717 S. Slocumb St. (Bob’s Supermarket) in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers located the victim Demetrius Tyshad Lewis, a 24 year-old,suffering from a gunshot wound.
According to the accident report, Demetrius Tyshad Lewis of Prince Avenue was involved in an automobile accident and was driving a 1983 Ford owned by Stephan James Ross of West NC Highway 403 in Faison. According to the accident report, Lewis was being shot at by a subject standing on the south side sidewalk of 1717 South Slocumb Street when he drove the vehicle in reverse and exited the vehicle while it was still moving. The vehicle then collided with a parked vehicle. Lewis then left the vehicle and was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital for treatment . Following an investigation into the incident, 27 Shaquan Davis was identified as a suspect in the shooting and was arrested at Day Circle and charged forassault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with the intent to kill, discharging a firearm in an occupied conveyance in operation and discharging a firearm into an occupied property causing serious bodily injury . Davis was also served with six outstanding felony charges for breaking and entering, assault on a female, 2nd degree trespassing and simple possession. Davis was jailed under a $303,000 secured bond.