In a series of startling incidents that unfolded in Goldsboro on Monday, a man is facing criminal charges following an alleged theft and reckless driving.

Incident Details:

According to law enforcement officials, the suspect, later identified as 34-year-old Kevin Jamal McKoy, allegedly stole an ambulance from Vidant Wayne Hospital shortly after midnight. McKoy then embarked on a high-speed chase with police, leading officers through the city streets.

During the pursuit, McKoy allegedly struck a Goldsboro Police Department patrol car. The impact caused extensive damage to the police vehicle. Fortunately, the officer inside escaped unscathed.

Suspect Apprehended:

After a tense chase that spanned several miles, police officers successfully apprehended McKoy. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Charges Filed:

McKoy has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Felony larceny of a motor vehicle
  • Felony hit-and-run involving serious injury/death to emergency personnel
  • Felony fleeing to elude arrest
  • Felony possession of a stolen vehicle
  • Reckless driving to endanger

McKoy is currently being held in the Wayne County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

Investigation Ongoing:

The Goldsboro Police Department is actively investigating the incident. Detectives are working to determine the motive behind McKoy's actions and whether he was under the influence of any substances.

Emergency Services Impacted:

The theft of the ambulance temporarily disrupted emergency medical services in the Goldsboro area. Vidant Wayne Hospital officials confirmed that an additional ambulance was dispatched to cover the stolen vehicle.

Community Reaction:

News of the incident has sent shockwaves through the Goldsboro community. Many residents expressed concern about McKoy's alleged reckless behavior and its potential impact on public safety.

Authorities Commended:

Goldsboro Police Chief Mike West praised the officers involved in the apprehension. He noted that their swift actions prevented further injuries or damage.

Call for Vigilance:

Authorities are urging the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity. They also emphasized the importance of locking vehicles and keeping valuables out of sight.

Additional Information:

  • The stolen ambulance was later recovered by police.
  • McKoy has a history of criminal convictions, including a previous conviction for larceny.
  • The Goldsboro Police Department is asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

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