Burke County Judge Imposes Prison Sentence in Assault with a Deadly Weapon Case

Olantomus Lavoris Goode, 40, of Morganton, was sentenced to an active prison term of three to five years after being convicted of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury during Burke County Superior Court on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

The Honorable Robert C. Ervin, Superior Court Judge from Burke County, handed down the sentence for Goode, who will serve his period of incarceration in the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections, where he is already serving an active prison term.

The assault occurred at Foothills Correctional Institute in Morganton on June 13, 2014, when Goode was engaged in an altercation with another inmate. The victim was sitting at a table in the prison’s common area when Good began swinging a sock containing a sink spigot from his cell. He struck the victim in the head multiple times.

Goode was serving prison time for felony convictions for robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon from Gaston County at the time of the assault.

Lance Sigmon prosecuted the case for the District Attorney’s Office.

CONTACT: Nathan Key
Phone: 828-695-6193
Email: Nathan.D.Key@nccourts.org