Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Goldsboro Man Convicted Following Shooting Of Police Officer

Goldsboro Police and the SBI process a crime scene on Elm Street last year where a police officer was shot while trying to execute a search warrant. Bobby Rawlings was convicted by a federal jury in Elizabeth City on Monday on multiple charges stemming from the incident. Photo by Carter Rabil

A federal jury has convicted a Wayne County man on multiple charges stemming from the shooting of a Goldsboro police officer. Bobby Rawlings, 59, was convicted Monday for possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of possession of cocaine, and two counts of carrying a firearm in a drug trafficking crime. Rawlings, a multiple convicted felon, shot a police officer in the chest last year during the execution of a search warrant at his residence. Rawlings only stopped firing at the officer when his weapon jammed. Three months before, Rawlings was stopped by the Highway Patrol and caught with cocaine and a loaded handgun. Rawlings is still awaiting sentencing.


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