Four teens arrested, fifth teen wanted on charges in assault in Goldsboro

Xzavier Jaknowledge Mickens

Goldsboro Police have arrested four teens and a fifth teen is wanted after an assault hospitalized another teen in early March.

Investigators say at 8:45 p.m. on March 19, on Day Circle in Goldsboro, five teens violently assaulted 17-year-old Lorenzo Mathis and took his property.

Police say the suspects allegedly threatened Mathis with a gun, beat him with a metal pipe, punched him and kicked him.

Mathis was hospitalized at Wayne-UNC Health for treatment of a broken nose and lacerations to his head and face and was later released.

Four suspects two 15-year-old boys and two 14-year-old boys have been arrested and charged with Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury.

A fifth person 17-year-old Xzavier Jaknowledge Mickens, of Goldsboro, is wanted on the same charges.

Anyone with information about this crime or Mickens‘ location is asked to call or text tips anonymously to Greensboro Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255, or submit an anonymous tip online at If your information leads to a felony arrest you will be given a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the information.

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