Selma Police have announced an arrest in a January 7th, 2021 homicide investigation. Sammy Gonzalez Jr., 30, of Smithfield was arrested February 3rd by Smithfield and Selma police officers at a residence in the Smithfield city limits. Gonzalez was charged with murder and is being held without bond at the Johnston County Jail.
Selma Police said they have linked Gonzalez and two other suspects to the murder of 47 year-old Michael John Boyle Jr. of Charlotte. Boyle was found shot to death inside his pickup truck around 11:00pm Jan. 7th on Highway 301 North (N. Pollock Street) near Poole Drive.
Selma Police are searching for two other suspects, Daniel Antonio Surles, 30, of the 3900 block of Highway 70 Business East, Smithfield and Gilbert Lee King Jr., 25, of Hawkins Road, Selma. Surles is 5 foot 8, 280 pounds, with long dreads. King is 5 foot 8, 145 pounds with short hair and a tattoo of “Prissla” on his wrist. Arrest warrants charging both men with murder have been issued.
Police Detective J.B. Solomon said investigators believe Surles and King could still in the Johnston or Wake County area and may be operating a dark silver metallic 2008 Chevy Impala with NC license HJH-8157. The car will have tinted windows and a partial black front bumper. It will be missing it hubcaps and is showing exposed black rims. The car pictured is a similar but not the actual vehicle being sought by police.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Daniel Antonio Surles or Gilbert Lee King Jr. or the location of the Chevy Impala is urged to contact your nearest law enforcement agency or dial 911. Both suspects are considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.