Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon Attempted Murder in Goldsboro

Wednesday, August 10, 2016



On August 9, 2016 at approximately 1535 hours Goldsboro Police Officers responded to H.V. Brown Park in reference to an armed robbery. Michael Knowles of Princeton, NC reported that he posted an item for sale on the internet on the “Offer Up” application. Mr. Knowles came to Goldsboro and met with the two subjects at H.V. Brown Park. During the sales transaction one of the subjects attempted to take the victim’s wallet and cell phone. The subject told Mr. Knowles that he would be killed if he didn’t give him all his stuff. As the subject reached into the vehicle, Mr. Knowles put his vehicle into reverse. The subject drew a handgun and fired at the victim, striking the windshield on the driver’s side. Mr. Knowles provided a description of the two subjects. The suspects were located and captured after a foot chase.

          Dajoun Hargis and Deandre Pope were arrested and charged with Attempted Murder and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. Both were taken to Wayne County Detention Center. Their first appearance was scheduled for August 10, 2016.


Dajoun Jeffonte Hargis

610 Bizzell Ct.

Goldsboro, NC 27530

Dob: 4/15/1996

Attempted Murder

Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon

$500,000.00 Secured Bond


Deandre Marquez Pope

1511 Juniper St.

Goldsboro, NC 27530

Dob: 8/1/1996

Attempted Murder

Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon

$750,000.00 Secured Bond


            Anyone with information about this crime, or any other crime in Wayne County is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or text at 919-222-4230.  Callers will remain anonymous and if your information leads to a felony arrest you will be given a cash reward for the information.  Crime Stoppers gives cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to felony arrests.  Crime Stoppers is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization, funded solely by private donations.  To make a donation, contact the Goldsboro-Wayne Crime Stoppers Director Rick Sutton at 919-734-8177.


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