Published in News on August 30, 2005 1:49 PM
Deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office apprehended William Allen Jackson IV of O'Berry Road near Dudley after a report of a break-in at the home of Dean Blake Graham on the southern end of Flowers Road.
Blake said he startled a man when he came home around 10 a.m. Monday. He said he noticed a strange car backed into his yard and parked. He went to the front door and heard someone running through his house.
He said he heard the person go out the back door and then saw a white man run from behind the house and get into a light brown Chevrolet Lumina and drive away on Flowers Road toward the Duplin County line. He described the man as about 6 feet tall, weighing about 160 pounds with short hair.
The report said there was visible damage to the door and door frame from the door being kicked open. Blake reported $100 in cash missing from the house.
Law enforcement officers working the N.C. 55 East area responded to the dispatcher and stopped the suspect on the road. The team recovered the property reported stolen from Blake, as well as property missing from a residence near Suttontown in Sampson County.
Jackson was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny and felony attempted larceny. Bond was set at $100,000.
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating the following crimes:
*Christopher Shane Smith said someone broke into his 1993 GMC pickup truck while it was parked at his home at Huntington Place sometime after 10 a.m. Saturday. He said thieves took his .357 magnum revolver and holster, valued at $575. Entry was gained through the sliding back window, causing $100 worth of damage to the tint on the back window.
*Donne Gene Allen said somebody drove through his soybean field off Whitney Church Road causing $300 worth of damage to his crop sometime after 8 p.m. Sunday. He said he believes it was a golf cart that he found in the woods on his farm while cutting the grass. He said he contacted Jerry Turner, his neighbor down the road from his house, because Turner reported his golf cart stolen Sunday. Turner confirmed it was his golf cart.
*Mellissa Tionette Howard said somebody broke into her home on Forest View Drive, Dudley, and took a television, videotape recorder and stereo, all valued at $580. The report said the rear bedroom window was broken, and the thief apparently left through the back door. The report also said a door knob that had blood on it was seized as evidence.
*A shop camera took a picture of a man who tried to pry open a lock on a utility trailer belonging to John Michael Lee of U.S. 13 South. The trailer was at a commercial establishment at 326 Belfast Road. Damage was $400.
*An official at the Wayne County Solid Waste Department said someone passed two counterfeit $20 bills when paying a bill Monday at 460 S. Landfill Road, Dudley.
*Quinn's Variety Store at 3302 N.C. 55 E., Seven Springs reportedly cashed a counterfeit Mega Force check for $385.23.
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