1 man arrested, 3 sought in connection with Wayne Co. murder, burglary

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – One man turned himself in and another man had felony warrants issued for his arrest in connection with a burglary and murder that occurred in Dudley on Jan. 9, Wayne County sheriff’s officials said.

Montrell Demontrin Allen, 41, of Goldsboro, turned himself in to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 18 and was arrested without incident.

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Allen was charged with one count of first-degree burglary and two counts of attempted armed robbery. He was placed in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $300,000 secured bond.

On Jan. 25, felony warrants for Darius Lamar Chestnut, 35, of Goldsboro, were secured.

A search was conducted Monday for Chestnut but came up empty. Chestnut has not been arrested and he is aware of the outstanding warrants, authorities said.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the double shooting, burglary and attempted robbery where two men were shot, one fatally.

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home located at 159 Sleepy Creek Road at about 10:15 p.m. after a report of shots fired and people hurt.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered 47-year-old Carlos Cesar Vasquez Luna dead at the scene.

Another man, Alfred Garcias, 25, was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital and then transported to Vidant Hospital in Greenville.

Both men lived at the Sleepy Creek Road address, officials said.

Jennele Lea Howard Wall, 35, of 2316 N. William St. in Goldsboro, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and first-degree burglary.

She was arrested on Jan. 14 and was placed in the Wayne County Detention Center under no bond.

Authorities are looking for Chestnut and two other subjects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Larry Mitchell at 919-731-1541 or Det. Lt. Shawn Harris at 919-731-1483.

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