Three weeks after a Smithfield home was broken into and property was stolen deputies have made an arrest in the case. On October 15th, a home in the 2200 block of Barbour Road, just outside the Smithfield city limits, was forcibly entered. $900 in property was taken including musical and stereo equipment.
Days later some of the stolen musical equipment was found at a Fayetteville pawn shop. Last week, deputies conducted a search warrant near Four Oaks and based on evidence found during the search were able to identify a suspect.
On Nov. 6th, Johnston County deputies arrested Jose Federico Saucedo Jr. of the 5600 block of Highway 242 South, Dunn. Saucedo was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, felony possession of stolen property and misdemeanor probation violation. The 31 year-old man was also served with two warrants for failing to appear in court on charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana and unlawfully transporting or possessing copper.
Saucedo was booked into the Johnston County Jail under a $55,000 bond on the breaking and entering charges. He was given an additional $750 bond on the failure to appear warrants.
Detectives said they have recovered most of the property stolen in the break-in.