Deputies Find Burglary Suspect Hiding In Crawlspace

PRINCETON – A man who allegedly tried to break into a Princeton home was found by Johnston County deputies hiding in the crawl space.

On Jan. 15th at 9:20pm, a 40 year-old woman reported her ex-husband was attempting to break into the back door of her home on MacKenzie Drive near Princeton.  Deputies arrived and found the suspect’s truck in the back yard but no sign of Ignacio Perez Jimenez of Madison Avenue, Princeton.

Deputies then heard a noise from underneath the home.  Jimenez was located in the crawl space. After repeated commands he exited and was arrested.

Jimenez was charged with breaking and entering to terrorize or injure, possession of burglary tools and injury to property. Officers said the 39 year-old suspect caused $300 in damage to the insulation under the residence.

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