Man Caught Stealing Used Tire

A Hertford County man was arrested in Johnston County after authorities said he stole a tire from the home of a disabled man.

Around 1:10pm Monday, the victim was at his home on Adam Road near Four Oaks when he said a man walked into his yard and stole a tire that was next to his truck.  He followed in his truck as the suspect left on foot carrying the stolen tire.

Officers arrived and reportedly found 22 year-old Deontray Lamont Drake of Ahoskie still in possession of the stolen tire.  The tire, valued at $100, was recovered and returned to the victim.

Drake was taken to the Johnston County Jail and charged with misdemeanor larceny. He was held under a $1,000 bond.