On March 6th the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Five Points Food Mart located at the corner of Highway 13 south and Durham Lake Road in reference to a disturbance at that location.
After arriving on scene, Deputies located a Hispanic male subject that had an injury to his left hand as well as obvious signs of an assault to his face and body. The male subject was transported to Wayne UNC Healthcare for treatment as a result of his injuries.
After an investigation it was determined that Yelson Estrada Baca and his girlfriend Genesis Juliet Hererra were the ones responsible for assaulting the victim.
Detectives learned that on Saturday night March 4th into Sunday Morning March 5th, a physical altercation occurred at a Goldsboro area bar. The altercation was between the victim in the case and the person listed above Yelson Estrada Baca. The victim in the case reported to Detectives that while he was traveling down Highway 117 in the Mar Mac community on March 6th, he observed a vehicle in the other lane of travel trying to get his attention. The victim reported that he recognized the male passenger as being the subject that he had been in the altercation with at the bar. The victim stated that he began to speed up in an attempt to gain distance between himself and the other vehicle and the subjects continued to follow him. The victim reported that he stopped at the Five Points Food Mart and when he stopped the other vehicle pulled up beside him. The victim reported to Detectives that he exited his vehicle and the female driver and the male passenger in the other vehicle exited their vehicle as well. The victim advised that the male and female approached him and the female began to argue with him. The victim stated that while he was standing there the female quickly raised her hand and pepper sprayed him in the face. He also advised that while he was attempting to retreat to his vehicle the male and female began attacking him. During the attack the victim’s driver’s side mirror of his car was damaged, his car keys were stolen from the ignition of his vehicle by the subjects, and during the assault his left ring finger was bitten by one of the subjects causing him to lose the fingertip and fingernail from the finger. As a result of the injury to the ring finger; the victim lost a portion of that finger and it was unable to be reattached at the hospital. On March 16th, Detectives arrested and charged 19 year old Yelson Estrada Baca and 21 year old Genesis Juliet Hererra of Goldsboro. Both were charged with felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury, felony breaking and entering motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, possession of stolen goods, and injury to personal property. Baca was given a $30,000 secured bond and Hererra was given a $8,000 secured bond and were both taken to the Wayne County Detention Center.