Johnston Man Linked To Truck Theft

Authorities said a Meadow man was behind the wheel of a stolen pickup truck that crashed in Sampson County.

On March 24th, a red 1993 Ford F-150 truck was stolen from a home on Denning Road near Benson.  At the time, there were no suspects in the theft.

Recently, the stolen truck was involved in an accident investigated by Sampson County state troopers. Johnston County deputies allege 36 year-old Nicholas Brian Stancil of Tart Town Road, Dunn was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

Stancil was arrested June 13th and charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle.

The truck was valued at $5,000 when it was stolen. After the crash the truck was valued at only $500.