2 suspects eluding Wayne County Sheriff’s helicopter

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspects as Christopher Dail Alphin, 37, of Goldsboro and James Clinton Thompson Jr., 39, of Goldsboro.

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – Two breaking and entering suspects are still on the run Wednesday despite the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office using its helicopter to help catch them.

On Tuesday, a woman was returning to a home she owns on Aycock Dairy Farm Road in Fremont when she noticed a man in the carport. She asked a relative and learned no one was supposed to be at the residence, the sheriff’s office said.

At that time, the woman saw two men get into a truck behind the house.

She attempted to block their exit but the truck took off enter a field in an attempt to flee.

The suspects jumped from the truck when it got stuck in the field.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and began to search for the suspects.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Helicopter, named “Raven,” was put in the air to assist deputies with the search.

The search was called off a few hours later.

Around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a person who lives just north of where the initial incident occurred was checking a barn because a door was open on the structure.

A person ran out of the barn when the man approached the building.

Deputies and Raven were called back out and began to search the area.

The search continued until 11:30 p.m. Deputies were kept on scene overnight.

At around 9 a.m. Wednesday, a suspicious person was seen near Highway 22 and Aycock Dairy Farm Road.

Deputies have responded to that area and are searching for that suspicious person.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspects as Christopher Dail Alphin, 37, of Goldsboro and James Clinton Thompson Jr., 39, of Goldsboro.

Alphin will face charges of felony breaking entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering.

Anyone with information pertaining to the location of either of these suspects is asked to contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-731-1481 or Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2288. Detective Scott Mohiser is the lead detective on the case.

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