Concerned Citizen Helps Deputies Solve Crime

FOUR OAKS – A concerned citizen who saw suspicious activity and notified law enforcement officers is being credited with helping the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office solve a case.  Around 11:30am Tuesday, Sept. 22nd a citizen saw a suspicious truck stop at a vacant home on Highway 96 South near Blackmon’s Crossroads.  He took a cell phone photo of the truck and license plate as it left the home.

Deputies arrived and discovered where forced entry had been made into a vehicle at the residence and $250 in wrenches and tools had been stolen.

Deputies were able to track down the suspect a few hours later.  Dewayne Iven Warren, 51, of Green Pasture Road, Four Oaks was charged with felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor larceny. He was released on a $5,000 bond.

At the time of Tuesday’s car break-in, Warren was out of jail on bond following his arrest four days earlier.  On Friday, Sept. 18th, Warren was arrested by deputies on misdemeanor trespassing and breaking and entering charges after he allegedly broke into a storage barn on Green Pasture Road.

He was released from custody Tuesday on on a $5,000 bond.