SMITHFIELD – Several teens were charged with breaking into the former Smithfield Town Hall building at 313 E. Johnston Street. At 4:22am Saturday, August 7th, police located suspicious activity at the dilapidated building and reportedly found the suspects inside.
Four teens were issued citations for misdemeanor breaking and entering. Tyler Ray Johnson, 19; Darrell Randolph Steven Heath, 18; Preston Ray Collie, 18; and Jonathan Alexander Denton, 19, all of Selma were cited and released at the scene pending a September 13th court appearance. Three additional suspects, under the age of 16, were cited on juvenile petitions.
The abandoned building is owned by Fourth Street Associates of Smithfield.