A treasured wedding band stolen from a Smithfield widow has been recovered. Her grandson is now facing criminal charges.
On April 18th, Johnston County deputies took a report from the victim saying her late husband’s wedding band had been stolen from her home along with $200 in cash.
Sheriff’s detectives located the stolen wedding band at a pawn shop in Wilson County. Authorities allege her grandson stole the wedding band and later pawned the item.
Thomas Scott Gibson, 25, of Upper Black Creek Church Road, Kenly was charged Friday with larceny and obtaining property by false pretenses. The wedding band was recovered and returned to the victim. The missing money was not found.
Gibson had previously been arrested on April 17th in connection with the theft of power tools taken from his former employer in Four Oaks. Some of those items were also found at a Wilson area pawnshop.
Gibson was also charged April 17th for failing to appear in court on 2016 and 2016 traffic charges including failing to wear a seat belt, driving without headlamps and two offenses of driving on a revoked license.