Deputies: Driver Reports Car Stolen Following Collision

Investigators have charged a Johnston County man with reporting his car stolen after he was involved in an automobile accident.

Jerry-Wayne-Hinton-FIJerry Wayne Hinton, 43, of the 10000 block of Old Beulah Road, Kenly was arrested Friday and charged with filing a false police report.

On March 16th, Hinton said he was doing mechanic work on his car outside his home. When he walked inside for a moment, someone allegedly stole his vehicle.

Sheriff’s deputies allege Hinton was involved in a car accident about a mile from his home 10 minute earlier and he was the at-fault driver. Hinton allegedly fled on foot from the scene of the crash and reported his car stolen afterwards.

He was released on a $2,000 bond pending an appearance in Johnston County district court.