He did five years of a 20 year sentence…then committed a home invasion and sexual assault


JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL – The revolving door criminal justice system has another victim, this time in Alabama. A man who was shot by sheriff’s deputies in western Jefferson County during an early morning home invasion and sexual assault had been out of prison for only three months before returning to a life of crime.

AL.com is reporting that Dai Qwane Rickey Burgin-Goodson, now 27, had been responsible for a string of burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assaults back in 2013 which all happened within a ½ mile radius. Burgin was charged with 23 felony crimes resulting from as many as 12 different home invasions and sexual assaults.

Jefferson County arrest records showed that Burgin-Goodson was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, and first-degree assault. There are also three new additional charges for probation revocation, WSB-TV in Atlanta said.

The incident in question took place near Bessemer, AL., when Burgin-Goodson forced his way into a woman’s home at around 4:30 a.m.

According to Sgt. Joni Money, Burgin-Goodson assaulted the woman, who was able to call 911. When sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, they were able to rescue the victim, who informed authorities that the suspect was still inside the house.

Shortly afterward, Burgin-Goodson showed up in the doorway and pointed a rifle at deputies, AL.com said. Gunfire ensued, and deputies returned fire. The suspect retreated back inside the house, and escaped out a back window, leaving a trail of blood behind him, Money said.

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Despite being wounded, Burgin-Goodson was able to escape for the moment but was picked up later on when he was tracked to a supermarket in town.  

Burgin-Goodson was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated and released. He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail where he is currently being held without bail.

Pursuant to his 2013 arrest, Burgin-Goodson pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary, three counts of robbery, three counts of sexual abuse, and one count of sodomy. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison with a whole five years to serve. He was released from prison on May 4, a spokesman for the Alabama Department of Corrections said.

Burgin-Goodson was either acquitted or had the charges dismissed court records noted.

In the 2013 cases, the suspect entered residences through either a back window or unlocked back door, always armed with a gun. He would rob residents and then leave, taking jewelry, cash, and electronics. There were additional home invasion cases in January 2014, three in number and one in March, there was a similar home invasion.

In April, Burgin-Goodson escalated his game, with deputies starting to receive reports of similar home invasions and robberies, however, now the suspect was sexually assaulting the victims and threatening to kill them. There was one reported case in April, with three more in May.

The attacks stopped for the month of June, however picked back up in July and August with one such case in each month. All of the attacks were in the same geographical area of Center Point.

Sheriffs deputies through the Criminal Intelligence Unit were able to develop a profile of the suspect, and the office developed a plan to try to track down the offender utilizing patrol deputies, undercover deputies and K9 officers.

On Sept. 5, 2014 the strike team got a break. Deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress, where a woman told deputies that she had been awakened when the heard a noise. Here 24-year-old son went to investigate and found a gunman wearing a mask and trying to remove the screen from the back window.

Upon seeing the son, Burgin-Goodson just walked away, however deputies who were in the area spotted him and engaged in a foot pursuit. He was finally caught and taken into custody. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries sustained during the escape attempt, and then taken to the county jail where he was booked for the attempted burglary and attempting to elude.

Based on his description matching that of the suspect in the other cases, authorities were able to secure a search warrant for his home, whereby they recovered several stolen items, including a gaming console gained in one of the burglaries. He was subsequently tied into 10 of the reported home invasions. At the time of his arrest, Burgin-Goodson had no criminal history.


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