Arrest Made In Smithfield Area Armed Robbery

A 16 year-old has been arrested on 11 felony charges in connection with the armed robbery of a young woman at a home on Bonnie Avenue in the Brogden community east of Smithfield.

Around 1:00am last Thursday, the 17 year-old victim said a suspect armed with a handgun robbed her of an Apple iPhone and 8 firearms.

The victim received minor injuries in robbery.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has charged Timmy Lee Stephenson of Mary Lane, Goldsboro with robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, assault by strangulation, and 8 counts of larceny of a firearm.

Stephenson was arrested Friday night and booked into the Johnston County Jail under a $180,000 bond.