Police Link 3 Suspects To High School Break-In

CLAYTON – Clayton Police have linked three teenagers to a break-in discovered at Clayton High School at 600 S. Fayetteville Street. The break-in was discovered around 7:30am Monday by a school employee.

Police Cheif Greg Tart said officers discovered multiple glass doors and windows shattered inside the school and gym, and several vending machines had been broken into. An unknown amount of money was taken from the machines. Detectives responded and processed the scene.

Police determined that the break-in occurred Sunday evening between 8:30pm-9:00pm. Camera footage revealed three individuals wearing ski masks inside the school. The three suspects were identified and interviewed.

James Ayscue and Aiden Deleon, both age 19 from N. O’Neil Street, Clayton were arrested Monday evening and charged with two counts of felonious breaking and entering, one count of conspiracy, two counts of damage to real property, and four counts of breaking into a coin operated machine. They were confined in the Johnston County Jail under $100,000 secured bonds.

The third suspect, a 17 year-old, was served with juvenile petitions.

Chief Tart said the three individuals charged are not current students at the school.


  1. Most kids try to get out of school. These want to go back to school. Now it’s off to jail. By the way thanks for destroying property that my tax dollars pay for!

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