A Johnston County woman wanted for breaking into a relative’s home in February was arrested following a short chase with Four Oaks Police.
Police Chief Stephen Anderson said officers received a tip the suspect was headed into Four Oaks Thursday night. Officers set up surveillance on US 301 near Keen Road. A short time later they located the vehicle being driven by the suspect, 23 year-old Megan Christina Beasley of the 7500 block of US 301 South.
Chief Anderson said officers attempted to block Beasley’s car but she managed to get around the patrol cars and flee. A short chase followed down Keen Road and Boyette Road before Beasley jumped and ran into a field.
A Johnston County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was brought to the scene and Beasley was located a short time later hiding under a group of bushes.
Beasley was wanted at the time of her arrest for breaking into her sister’s home on Feb. 16th on Lee-Johnson Road in the Meadow community.
Beasley was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, breaking and entering, larceny and probation violation. Bail was set at $135,000.