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Suspect Robs Local Bank

Authorities are looking for a suspect who robbed a local First Citizens Bank on Thursday. Around 9:41am the suspect entered the First Citizens Bank branch located at 222 East Main Street in Buies Creek. The robber approached the teller and demanded money. The suspect was described a black male between the age of 30 and […]


Man Operating Dirt Bike Killed

A Four Oaks man was killed in a traffic accident Wednesday night just a short distance from his home. John Milton Stanley, 48, was pulling out of Upchurch Mobile Home Park, where he lived, onto Boyette Road in Four Oaks. Troopers said he pulled his dirt bike directly into the path a pickup truck driven […]


Highway Patrol To Increase Presence During 4th Of July Holiday

According to the American Automobile Association, it is estimated that 43 million people will travel during the Independence Day holiday period, the highest Fourth of July travel on record. The holiday period begins today (Thursday) and will continue through midnight on Monday, July 4th. The Highway Patrol is advising motorists to be careful as they […]


Talton Receives 50 Year Kiwanis Recognition Award

On June 17th, James Louis “Jim” Talton received a 50 year service recognition award from the Kiwanis Club of Smithfield.  Talton was born in Smithfield, NC on February 3, 1918 to Lillie Higgins and Thomas Jethro Talton. In 1935, he graduated from Smithfield High School and attended the University of North Carolina and graduated with […]

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Gun Pointed At Pilot Of Crop Dusting Airplane

A woman who allegedly pointed a gun at an airplane pilot will not face any criminal charges. Last week, a crop duster was making several low passes while spraying a field on Beulahtown Road outside of Kenly.  The Nash County pilot said while making three passes, a person standing near the field pointed what appeared […]


Patient Information Stolen From Optometrist 

A former employee at an optometrist office is under criminal investigation in Johnston and Harnett counties. Ashley Nicole Jones, 31, of the 600 block of Wellons Road, Smithfield was arrested Wednesday and charged with the theft of a patients identity from the medical office, larceny, and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Jones has been […]


Taxpayer Scam Threatens Arrest

Less than a week after dozens of Johnston County residents reported receiving jury duty scam calls, dozens of people have now reported receiving IRS scam calls. Smithfield Police Chief Keith Powell said there has been a dramatic increase in the numbers of people receiving the taxpayer scam calls.  The IRS says scams using their name […]


Motorist Arrested For Second DWI Offense

Smithfield Police said a woman was driving on a revoked license from a previous DWI charge when she was stopped and arrested for drunk driving a second time. Around 7:30pm Tuesday, an officer stopped a vehicle on South Brightleaf Boulevard near Brogden Road and arrested 37 year-old Jennifer Lynn Whitman of Red House Road, Smithfield.  […]


Disturbance Outside Business Leads To Drug Arrest

Police said a woman detained at a fast food restaurant in Smithfield had methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in her possession. Around 4:20pm Monday, Smithfield Police responded to a report of a disturbance between four people in the parking lot of McDonald’s at 1209 North Brightleaf Boulevard. As police arrived, three suspects fled on foot and […]


$1 Million Bond Set For Man Who Stole Wallet And Fishing Poles

Bail has been set at $1 million for a Willow Spring man arrested Wednesday night on numerous charges. James Gerard Christensen Jr., 34, of Wagon Trail, is accused of stealing fishing poles and a wallet containing a debit card from a vehicle on Sanders Road outside of Benson yesterday.  Deputies said the stolen debit card […]


3 Arrests Made In 2015 Armed Robbery

The Benson Police Department has now arrested three suspects in an armed robbery that occurred late last year. Benson Police Detective Sgt. Billy Brown said one suspect, Claude Jermaine Ferguson, 25, of Benson, was charged last week with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and conspiring to rob […]


Man Accused Of Abusing Baby Granted Court Appointed Attorney

A Johnston County man accused of severely abusing his 2 month-old son has made his first appearance in Johnston County Court. Chad Brandon Capps, 28, of the 2100 block of Old Cornwallis Road, Princeton appeared before a judge and was granted a court appointed attorney. His bail of $50,000 remained unchanged.  Capps was ordered to […]


Bus Driver With 20 Year Perfect Attendance Record Recognized

  After two decades of outstanding service, Johnston County Schools has recognized Shannon Brock as the 2015-2016 Driver of the Year. Brock works as a kindergarten teacher assistant at Glendale-Kenly Elementary and serves as the morning bus driver for Bus 82. She began her career in the school system in August 1996 and began driving […]


Man Arrested For Indecent Exposure At Cleveland Business

A Wake County man is accused of exposing himself to several people at a Johnston County business. Around 1:37am Sunday, Johnston County deputies were called to the Cleveland Draft House on Highway 42 near I-40 after a man in the parking lot had allegedly exposed himself to several other people. Deputies said they located 32 […]


Arrest Made In Mailbox Vandalisms

A Kenly man has been arrested on charges he vandalized 9 mailboxes in eastern Johnston County this week.  Quinton Raeford Creech, 22, of Holly Branch Lane, was arrested Tuesday and charged with injury to property, a misdemeanor. Eight mailboxes on Eddie Drive and one on Old Rock Quarry Road were allegedly damaged by Creech using a […]


Suspect Wanted For Clothing Thefts At Stores In Clayton, Smithfield

Clayton Police are looking for a man who stole clothes from shops in Clayton and Smithfield on Saturday. Around 4 pm Saturday, the suspect collected several pairs of women’s blue jeans and ran out of Maurice’s at 933 Towne Center Blvd. in Clayton. The suspect is described as a 5-foot-5-inch tall Hispanic man with a […]


Deputies Investigate Burning Of US Mail

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is consulting with US Postal Inspectors after someone set fire to numerous pieces of US Mail. Deputies were called Wednesday morning to homes on Crantock Road and Patricia Drive outside of Smithfield after someone set fire to mail left by postal carriers at three different addresses. Detective Lt. D.N. Pate […]


Two Charged Prescription Pill Trafficking

Two people have been arrested on charges they sold prescription pills to undercover agents with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division. Daniel Kyle Holland, 26, of the 200 block of Broom Stage Drive, Angier was arrested Friday on five counts of trafficking in opium or heroin stemming from an investigation started in 2014. His […]


Poll: NC Voters View Orlando Attack As Terrorism

A new Civitas Poll has found that North Carolina likely voters believe the main contributing factor to the Orlando night club shooting was radical Islamic terrorism. The poll found that 47 percent of likely voters in our state believe that radical Islamic terrorism was the main contributor to the Orlando night club killings, while 27 […]


Neighbor Charged With Theft

An arrest has been made in the theft of two rings stolen from a Clayton home last November. Joseph Graham Vaughan Jr., 27, of the 1300 block of Jack Road, Clayton was arrested Monday. Vaughn is accused of stealing the two rings, valued at $1,100, from the home of a neighbor in the 1200 block of […]


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