Goldsboro Police Department
Investigative Services Division
Criminal Investigations 



News Release | Case # 20210001307
March 17, 2021

Media Contact:
LaToya Henry
Public Information Officer


Felony Negligent Child Abuse causing Serious Bodily Injury and 
Maintaining Vehicle/Dwelling/Place for Controlled Substances 

Goldsboro, N.C. — On March 12, the Goldsboro Police Department responded to a call at 143 Vanderbilt Circle in regards to an unresponsive 5-month-old juvenile victim. The victim was transported to Wayne UNC Healthcare and later airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville N.C. for treatment for a drug overdose. 

After further investigation, Lance Patrick Gardner, 36, and Kelsey Jana Hood, 28, were charged with Felony Negligent Child Abuse and Maintaining a Dwelling for Controlled Substances. Both subjects were arrested on 03/17/2021 by members of the Goldsboro Criminal Investigations Unit at 143 Vanderbilt Circle and brought to the Wayne County Magistrate’s Office. They were both given a $25,000 secured bond and a first appearance on March 18. 

Lance Patrick Gardner
Goldsboro N.C. 

Kelsey Jana Hood
Goldsboro, N.C. 


Anyone with information about this crime, or any other crime in Wayne County area is asked to call or text Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or submit a TIP at 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 Stephanie Brown at 919-734-8177.