On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, Mark Goodson, his wife Janet Goodson and (Mark’s) brother William Richard Goodson Junior all plead guilty in Haywood County Superior Court to their involvement in a series of breaking and enterings which were brought to light in May 2016.
The B&E’s spanned a near 3 year time period, affecting 16 businesses and homes in Maggie Valley and Waynesville.
Working together, the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office and Waynesville Police Department were able to recover and return large quantities of stolen property including weapons, tools and other various home goods. Collectively, more than $100,000 in stolen property was recovered.
The Goodsons were placed into the custody of the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections as Mark and William Goodson were sentenced to a minimum of 84 months and a maximum of 173 months in prison. Janet Goodson was sentenced to 18 months of probation time.