Saturday 18 Jan 2020

Suspect Charged Following Incident At Day Circle

Sharon Denise Merchant

One person is now charged following this weekend’s disturbance at the Day Circle community in Goldsboro. The Goldsboro Police Department reports 30-year-old Sharon D. Merchant of Dunn, NC, has been arrested and charged with two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill.  Merchant’s bond was set at $100,000.

Around 9:30 PM Saturday, officers responded to the disturbance near the 100 and 200 buildings of Day Circle and observed a vehicle attempting to strike the bystanders nearby.  One person was injured by the vehicle, and an officer fired at the vehicle in an attempt to stop it from harming anyone else.  No one inside the vehicle was injured from the gunfire.

The Goldsboro Police Department is also conducting an internal investigation into whether any department policies were violated by the officer that discharged their firearm during Saturday’s incident. Per policy, that officer has been removed from operational assignment and placed on administrative assignment.


  1. my 2 cents says:

    You would assume that people older than 18 would be too busy or tired from work to get into these situations, hopefully they give her a job in prison to better herself i don’t want my taxes maintaining her lazy self forever.


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