Business Break-In Suspect Claims She Was Sleepwalking, JCSO Says

A woman arrested for breaking into a business reportedly claims she was sleepwalking.

On June 25th, the new owner of Salon Blush, a hair salon on Oleander Drive off Highway 42 East of Clayton, discovered $681.49 in hair care products and wireless security cameras were missing from the business.  Upon reviewing video surveillance footage a former employee of the hair salon was reportedly captured on security video driving up to the business and using a key to enter. Once inside, she allegedly took numerous hair care products which she placed in her vehicle and then drove away.

Authorities said the new salon owner had owned the business only a few days and not changed the locks to the door.

The former employee, identified as 35 year-old Melissa Gail Narron of Kenly, was reportedly questioned by Johnston County deputies. During questioning, Detective Lt. Don Pate said Narron claimed she was sleepwalking at the time of the incident.

Narron was charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny. She was released on a $5,000 bond.


07-09-19 CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect the suspect is a former employee of the business and not the former owner as originally reported.