Second Burglary Suspect Caught On Homeowner’s Camera Arrested, JCSO Says

BENSON – The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a second suspect in connection with a break-in last month that was captured on a home security camera.

Around 11:35am October 30, deputies responded to a burglary in progress call at an unoccupied home on West Johnson Road in the Meadow community.

The property owner had a security camera installed inside the home and captured in real time the two suspects allegedly break out a window and gain entry. It transmitted photos of the two burglary suspects before the intruders stole the security camera.

On November 17, James Dewayne Burgess, age 63, of Wilkins ONeal Road, Four Oaks was charged with breaking and entering, larceny, and injury to property. While being detained at his residence, officers said they found a small amount of suspected methamphetamine in his pocket. He subsequently charged with felony drug possession and jailed under a $65,000 secured bond.

On November 1, his alleged accomplice, Amy Pollard Hall, age 43, of Tefler Lane, Benson was charged with breaking and entering, larceny, and injury to property. She was given a $50,000 bond at the time.

During the break-in, about $376 in items were taken. Approximately $150 in property has been recovered.


  1. Why does Burgess keep getting out of jail…His criminal record is a mile long. From assault to robbery, animal abuse and everything in between! Throw the key away!!!

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