Car Break In Suspect Found Passed Out In Vehicle

Johnston County deputies located a suspect in an early morning car break-in passed out in a vehicle.

Around 4:30am today (Thursday) sheriff’s deputies responded to a break-in on Freedom Road outside of Smithfield.

When they arrived on the scene they located Michael David Conti Jr. of Ohio asleep in the passenger seat of a car.  Officers said they also detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the suspect. During a search of Conti’s belongings, 3 grams of suspected marijuana were located.

The 25 year-old suspect was charged with felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He was confined in jail under a $10,000 bond.