Wednesday, January 22, 2020





Home Repair Contractor Accused Of Defrauding Customer

A home repair contractor has been arrested after authorities said he defrauded a customer out of their money. Jerry Wayne Barker Jr. 31, of Mebane,...

Sex Offender Arrested After Following Woman Into Restroom At Johnston County Courthouse

A man on the NC Sex Offender Registry has been arrested after he reportedly followed a woman inside a restroom at the Johnston County...

Deputies Need Your Assistance Identifying Kenly Larceny Suspect

The Johnston County Sheriff's Office has released surveillance images of a man wanted in connection with a larceny investigation.  The theft occurred on Tuesday, January...

Deputy Checks On Adult Riding Child’s Bicycle On Dark Roadway And Solves Crime

An adult riding a child's bicycle in the roadway at night got the attention of a Johnston County deputy sheriff on routine patrol. Around 11:00pm...

Dr. Ben Williams Named New Interim School Superintendent

SMITHFIELD - Following a closed session this evening (Monday) to discuss personnel issues, the Johnston County School Board released a statement at the conculsion...

1 Killed, Mother And Baby Injured In Collision

UPDATE 9:05PM - The Highway Patrol has identified the pickup truck driver killed in the accident as Atlas Glen Willoughby, 59, of Kenly. The...

$2.5 Million Bond Set For Statutory Rape Suspect

A Kenly man was arrested Monday night on several sex offense charges involving a juvenile under the age of 15. Prior to his arrest, the...

Johnston County Native Named Director Of NC Alcohol Law Enforcement Division

On Wednesday, Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks named Bryan House the director of the Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) Division.  Director House had been...

Occupant Escapes Burning Mobile Home

One person escaped from their burning mobile home Monday without injury.  The fire was reported around 9:30am on Creech Road off Highway 42 East outside...

Charges Filed In Deadly Crash

The State Highway Patrol has filed charges against a Selma man they said caused a deadly crash around 2:30pm Sunday on Highway 222 less...