Attempted Home Invasion Reported

Johnston County Sheriffs Car NightThe Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted home invasion. It happened early-Friday at the home of a 78 year-old woman in the Willow Spring community.

The victim said she was awakened around 2:30am by the sound of her dog barking. She went to investigate and saw two male suspects wearing dark clothing attempting to gain entry into her back door.

The woman screamed, apparently startling the suspects, who fled on foot.

Deputies canvassed the area around the home on Gardner Lake Drive but did not locate the suspects.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area around the time of the attempted home invasion is asked to contact sheriff’s investigators.