Arrest made in Goose Creek Island boating supply thefts

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Over the last several weeks, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received 13 reports of batteries and other boating supplies being removed from boats in the Goose Creek Island Community (Hobucken and Lowland) of Pamlico County. Investigators with The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office began conducting interviews and collecting evidence left at the crime scenes. As a result of the investigation, Troy R. Godwin, 45 of Hobucken, NC was arrested and charged with numerous crimes. Investigators recovered approximately 20 batteries during the investigation.

Troy R Godwin was charged with the following crimes:


13 counts of larceny
1 count of Breaking or Entering

Bond: $35,000.00 Secured

Troy Godwin will have a first appearance in Pamlico County District Court tomorrow morning, June 2, 2017.

The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office believes there may be additional victims and ask that community members check their boats and other outdoor equipment.

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