Business Calls To Report Crime, Suspect Returns While Officer Is On The Scene

Johnston County deputies were able to make a quick arrest after a suspect in an incident at a Cleveland business returned while officers were on the scene taking a report.

On July 18th, the owner of Grand Prix Car Wash at 114 Commerce Parkway reported that someone spray painted graffiti in a wash bay and on a trash can on the morning of June 22, 2020.  Security cameras at the car wash captured the 3:32am incident and also the suspect who allegedly stole copper wiring valued at $10.  Cameras were also able to capture the license plate number on the suspect’s car.

While deputies were on the scene Saturday afternoon taking a report about the 26 day-old incident, the suspect happened to return to the car wash driving the same vehicle with the same license plate number captured in the security camera video.

Deputies made contact with Christian Hunter Sandridge of Old Grantham Road, Goldsboro.  He allegedly denied involvement and requested to see the security video.  Before going inside to watch the video, Sandridge asked to return to his car to get a bottle of water.

Officers reportedly watched as Sandridge retrieved a plastic bag from his car and toss it into a trash can.  Deputies retrieved the bag and located a small amount of suspected methamphetamines and marijuana inside.

Sandridge was handcuffed and transported to the Johnston County Jail where he was charged with possession of methamphetamines, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor larceny and injury to property.  The 27 year-old suspect was taken before a magistrate who set bail at $25,000.