The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office wants to know if these men have been to your home. If so, they want to hear from you.
The men, Charles Quintel Lyons, 22, and Anthony Junior Jones, 28, both of Cooper Branch Road, Clayton have been linked by law enforcement officers to four residential break-ins in Johnston County and at least one break-in in Wake County.
The accused burglars drove around residential neighbors in a gray Dodge truck pretending to be looking for landscaping and lawn mowing work. To make their story seem realistic, they left business cards for Lyons Landscaping. It was only a ruse. There was no landscaping company and the men weren’t looking to mow lawns, authorities said. They were looking for homes to burglarize.
Lyons and Jones were arrested Friday by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office for break-ins reported between July 29 – July 31 at homes on Swift Creek Drive, North Shiloh Road and South Shiloh Road, all in the Cleveland community.
Authorities said both men confessed to the Johnston County burglaries. The items they stole from the homes include guns, money, social security cards and birth certificates.
Lyons is currently on probation in Georgia. He is being held under an $800,000 bond. Jones is in custody under a $795,000 bond.
Deputies believe Lyons and Jones may be responsible for additional break-ins in recent weeks. If you found a Lyons Landscaping business card on your front door or mailbox recently you are asked to contact the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Brian Murphy said detectives want to hear from residents, even if they were not the victim of a crime. Lt. Murphy said officers want to pinpoint where the men have been to see if they are possibly connected to additional break-ins. Callers with information should contact the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office at 919-989-5000.