Break-In Suspect Arrested At I-95 Rest Stop Near Selma

A man wanted for a Four Oaks area break-in last month was apprehended at the Interstate 95 Rest Area near Selma.

Johnston County deputies were searching for 54 year-old Dennis Wayne McLeod of the 11000 block of Brogden Road, Princeton in connection with a break-in at a camper on Highway 96 South near Blackmon’s Crossroads.

On December 29th, the 74 year-old owner of the camper said she spotted a person walking out of the camper. She confronted him and made the individual show her his identification.  The man, allegedly identified by the victim as McLeod, left walking on foot before deputies arrived.

Deputies said they recovered a Chevy Silverado pickup at the scene that had been reported stolen to Smithfield Police. A license plate was located on the truck that had been reported stolen to Four Oaks Police.

After the incident, warrants were obtained against McLeod charging him with felony breaking and entering, felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods.  On Jan. 9th deputies located McLeod at the I-95 Southbound Rest Area and took him into custody.

While arresting McLeod, deputies reportedly found 2 small baggies in his possession containing approximately 3 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe.  He was subsequently charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver methamphetamines.