Goldsboro PD: Victim intentionally set on fire during dispute, suspect arrested


GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) An investigation is underway after police believe a victim was intentionally set on fire during a dispute in Goldsboro.

On Friday around 11:30 p.m., the Goldsboro Police Department’s D-Shift Patrol Division responded to a residence on Hickory Street in reference to a report of an assault.

Upon their arrival at the residence, they said they located the victim, Latonya McCoy, suffering from severe burn injuries.

McCoy was taken to Wayne UNC Health and transferred to the burn unit at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The victim is in critical condition.

Police believe the victim was intentionally set on fire during a dispute while in the residence.

Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded.

After further investigation by the Goldsboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, a warrant was secured for Karla Ann Davis of Goldsboro for attempted first-degree murder. 

On Wednesday, Davis was arrested in the 500 block of Hickory Street by investigators.

Davis was taken before a Criminal Magistrate and received no bond.

She was sent to the Wayne County Detention Center and will have a first appearance in Wayne County District Court on Friday. 

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