Sunday 19 May 2019

Judge Denies Restraining Order Against Councilman

Antonio Williams

A Goldsboro city employee is denied her request for a restraining order against a city council member.

Community Relations Director Shycole Simpson-Carter had asked for the personal protection order against Goldsboro Councilman Antonio Williams.

During a court hearing Tuesday, Simpson-Carter alleged Williams had raised his voice to her, motioned at her and made her feel unsafe during a September meeting of the Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority Board.

Simpson-Carter also stated Williams behaved similarly during a closed-door meeting in the Goldsboro Mayor’s Office in early October.

Williams told the Wayne County Judge he had only been defending himself from allegations and lies during those instances.

Simpson-Carter said the incidents made her feel harassed and unsafe.

In the end, the judge said the facts as presented did not constitute stalking.

The judge turned down Simpson-Carter’s restraining order request and suggested the case was more of a personnel matter for the city to handle.



  1. Olivia Driver says:

    I have known and talked to Antonio since he opened the Ice Storm downtown. I can say with a thousand percent certainty that he is a kind, gentle man. He has had ample reason to get angry and forceful with a couple of people down here, but he didn’t. He is a gentleman through and through.

  2. Thank you! says:

    Thank you! Finally someone that has some sense. Why is it so hard for people involved in government to act like adults?

  3. ???? says:

    Why didn’t this story include the name of the judge?


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