Dog Scares Off Attempted Burglary Suspect, Homeowner Says

BENSON – A Benson man is crediting his dog for scaring off an alleged burglary suspect. The incident was reported on December 24th around 2:48am on Tarheel Road outside of Benson.

A 51 year-old man was inside his home when someone opened the door. The individual reportedly saw the homeowners German Shepherd inside the residence and did not enter.

The victim called the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. Within minutes, officers were on the scene and located the suspect nearby.

Brandon Clay Woodall, age 25, of Old Brook Trail, Four Oaks, was charged with felony attempted first degree burglary.

Authorities said a routine pat down of Woodall revealed a plastic bottle containing 10 pills and suspected marijuana. He was subsequently charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.


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