Homeowner Holds Burglary Suspect At Gunpoint

CLAYTON – A Johnston County family was awakened by the sounds of an intruder allegedly breaking down their door. The frightening scene took place just before 5:00am Sunday, Dec. 4 on Norwood Drive outside of Clayton.

A 57 year-old man and his wife were awakened as the suspect broke into their garage entry door and then went inside their unlocked vehicle inside the garage. The victim told deputies he held the suspect at gunpoint but the intruder appeared not to care.

The suspect left just before Johnston County deputies arrived. He was quickly located lying in a ditch near the home. Deputies said he had stolen a jacket from the victim’s vehicle. The jacket was recovered.

While investigating the burglary, deputies located a second attempted break-in on Norwood Drive, about a block away.

Adam Truesdale Moser, age 35, of Kentucky Drive, Archer Lodge was charged with first-degree burglary, attempted first-degree burglary, breaking and entering a motor vehicle, and misdemeanor larceny. He was served with two outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants for failing to appear on 2020 charges in Stokes County.

Moser was held on a $150,000 secured bond on the burglary-related offenses. He was given an additional $300 bond on the failure to appear offenses.


  1. He is lucky it was not my house. He would have been taken away by the coroner instead of the Sheriff’s Dept. Good job to the JCSD.

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