Six people were arrested at two different locations Wednesday afternoon in connection with a residential break-in that had just occurred.
Around 1:00pm, Johnston County deputies responded to a 911 call from a concerned citizen who said they saw two men run from their neighbors home, jumped into a car and speed away. The caller said the neighbor was not at home and the men did not live at the residence, which was located on Peak Drive off N. Shiloh Road in Cleveland. The neighbor was able to give deputies a description of the car and a license plate number, according to Detective Lt. Brian Murphy.
Minutes later a deputy on patrol on Cleveland Road spotted the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The officer found three people in the car and items that were later determined to be stolen from the home.
While officers were still at the traffic stop, another concerned citizen living a few miles away called 911 saying they witnessed someone retrieve a rifle from a ditch then speed away in an SUV that was being followed by a passenger car.
Other deputies located the SUV and found a rifle that had also been stolen from the Peak Drive home.
Detectives executed a search warrant at the home of one of the suspects, 17 year-old Kayloe Lemont Middleton Jr. on Blackthorne Court, Clayton. During the search, investigators located more stolen property that had been taken from a half dozen vehicles during early-morning car break-ins Wednesday in the Mt. Pleasant Road area in Willow Spring.
Middleton and the 5 other suspects are facing numerous charges stemming from the break-in. The other suspects include: Darian Quentin Trammell, 20, of W. Hatcher Street, Four Oaks; Desmon Tyrese Barnes, 19, of Avocet Lane, Clayton; Hysin Shakir King, 16, of Mayfair Court, Clayton; Jontavius Raukwan Hill, 20, of Piccadilly Court, Clayton; and Marissa L. Miller, 17, of Lee Trace Drive, Smithfield.
Middleton was held under a $230,000 bond. Trammell, Barnes and King were incarcerated under $90,000 bonds each. Hill was jailed under a $120,000 bond and Miller a $40,000 bond.
Lt. Murphy said no charges had been filed in connection with the car break-ins which was still actively being investigated today (Thursday).