Less than 4 months after his release from prison on numerous burglary charges, a Selma man was rearrested Thursday night during a traffic stop near Smithfield.
Around 10:00pm, a deputy sheriff stopped a vehicle on US 70 Business just east of I-95 for a traffic violation. After approaching the vehicle the officer said he detected a strong odor of alcohol and marijuana.
The driver, 27 year-old Christopher Jerelle Currie of S. Raiford Street, was arrested for driving while impaired. During a search of his vehicle, a small amount of suspected marijuana and cocaine was allegedly found. Currie later registered 0.08 on the Breathalyzer.
Currie was charged with felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and driving while impaired. He was incarcerated in the Johnston County Jail under a $25,000 bond.
According to the NC Department of Public Safety website, Currie was released from prison in December 2017 after serving 4 years and 2 months of a 9 year 11 month sentence for multiple break-ins and one home invasion he committed in Johnston County and the Selma city limits in the spring and summer of 2012. He was captured in August 2012 following an intensive manhunt and convicted in court in 2013.
Currie also served time in prison for the March 12, 2008 robbery and shooting of a 45 year-old man who was walking near his home Waddell Street in Selma. The victim was shot in the leg and his money stolen.