Disturbance turns violent: Charges filed in Goldston incident

Goldston, NC – A 17-year-old juvenile suspect faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and other offenses following an altercation that turned violent at a Goldston residence last month.

On November 24, 2023, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a disturbance at 880 Olivia Black Road, Goldston. The initial report to authorities indicated that someone had attempted to run over another person with a truck and threatened others with a firearm.

David Johnson Sr and Melissa Creador

On arrival, deputies determined that the adult male victim, accompanied by Melissa Creador, 42, of 103 Coble Boys Dr., Siler City, had gone to 880 Olivia Black Road to retrieve an electrical wire they claimed belonged to the victim. An argument broke out between David Johnson Sr., 60, of 880 Olivia Black Rd., Goldston, the adult victim, and the juvenile. During the altercation, Creador drove her truck toward the confrontation, striking at least one person. Subsequently, the juvenile retrieved a rifle and fired shots at the vehicle, injuring the victim.

As a result of the investigation, charges have been filed against three individuals involved in the incident.

The juvenile is charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflicting serious injury, one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and seven felony counts of discharging a firearm into occupied property.

Johnson Sr. faces charges of one misdemeanor count of contributing to delinquency and neglect by parents and others, along with one misdemeanor charge of assault and battery.

Creador is charged with one misdemeanor count of assault with a deadly weapon.

A secure custody order was served on the juvenile, while bond details for Creador and Johnson Sr. are pending. All three are scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on December 13, 2023.