Goldsboro Police Department
Investigative Services Bureau
Criminal Investigations




News Release | Case # 20210001701
April, 5 2021

Media Contact:
LaToya Henry
Public Information Officer


Death Investigation

On March 31, 2021, at approximately 11:35 p.m., officers with the Goldsboro Police Department were dispatched, along with Wayne County EMS, to the 1200 block of Day Circle in response to a report of an unresponsive child. The 2-year-old child was transported to the Wayne-UNC Health Care emergency department where she was pronounced deceased. Members of the Goldsboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and initiated an investigation.

On April 5, 2021, as a result of the investigation, a warrant was secured on Rodgerick Alando Jones, 29, for an open count of Murder regarding the death of the 2-year old child. On April 5 at 12:15 p.m., Mr. Jones was taken into custody by members of the Criminal Investigations Division and the Warrants Division at the Goldsboro Police Department. Mr. Jones was placed in the custody of the Wayne County Detention Center with no bond, pending his first appearance.        

Charge: Murder
Rodgerick Alando Jones
Kinston, NC

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