Homeless Woman Charged With Home Invasion

A 25 year-old woman is in custody after being arrested inside a Smithfield home this week.

Around 4:15am Tuesday, Smithfield Police received a report of a burglary in progress at a home on Pineview Circle. Officers arrived and found the alleged intruder Keona Lajoy Phelps inside the residence.  Police also found where Phelps had damaged a window to gain entry.

Phelps was charged with first degree burglary and transported to the Johnston County Jail where she was held under a $50,000 bond.

The 19 year-old occupant of the home was not injured.   Police Captain R. Sheppard said the victim and suspect were prior roommates.