Burglary Suspect Shot By Homeowner Linked To Second Break-In

Johnston County deputies investigate a home invasion March 22, 2022 at 2215 Swift Creek Road, Smithfield. Johnston County Report Photo

SMITHFIELD – A 38 year-old man shot by a homeowner during a break-in Tuesday morning near Smithfield has now been linked to another break-in hours earlier in the same area.

Around 7:45am Tuesday, authorities said a 58 year-old woman, her 33 year-old daughter, and her daughter’s two children, ages 12 days-old and 8 years-old, were inside their home at 2215 Swift Creek Road. Johnston County deputies said the suspect, Sergiy Bezroukov of Budd Lake, New Jersey, threw a large rock through a window and gained entry.

The 58 year-old resident retrieved a handgun and encountered Bezroukov while he was in her kitchen. She fired a single round from her handgun grazing Bezroukov in his hand and upper leg. He fled out the door as the victim dialed 911.

Responding deputies located Bezroukov sitting on the porch of a nearby home on Cottonwood Drive. He was transported by ambulance to WakeMed for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Prior Incidents
Around 6:00am Monday, March 21st, a man walked into the Kenly 95 Truck Stop on Truck Stop Road, Kenly, went to a counter and showed his personal identification to an employee. The man, later identified as Sergiy Bezroukov, told the employee he was overdosing. Johnston County EMS and Kenly Police responded. Bezroukov was transported to Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield at 6:29am.

Johnston County deputies investigate a home invasion March 22, 2022 at 2215 Swift Creek Road, Smithfield. Johnston County Report Photo

Around 7:30pm Monday night, two women were in a home at 2255 Swift Creek Road. They reported an unknown man entered the unlocked residence and tried to take a nap. They ordered the man to leave. He left walking. Deputies responded but could not locate the suspect, later identified as Bezroukov.

Criminal Charges
Johnston County sheriff’s detectives have charged Sergiy Bezroukov with felony breaking and entering, second-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, injury to property, and misdemeanor breaking and entering.

Late-Tuesday, upon his release from Wake Med, he was booked in at the Johnston County Jail. He was held on a $102,500 secured bond.