Second Person Linked To $50,000 In Stolen Property Found In Wooded Area

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a second Meadow area resident in connection with $50,000 in stolen property found in a wooded area off Woods Crossroads Road on May 2nd.

Deputies used a drone to locate the stolen goods in the woods between the 4200 and 4400 blocks of Woods Crossroads Road in the Meadow community.  During the execution of a search warrant, two stolen trailers and additional construction equipment stolen about a month earlier from job sites in Wake County were recovered by sheriff’s detectives.

Richard Edward Myers, 37, of Woods Crossroads Road, Dunn was arrested May 10th and charged with two felony counts of possession of stolen goods, and one felony count of conspiracy.  He was given a $20,000 bond.

On May 2nd during the execution of the search warrant,  Nolan King Knittle, 37, also of Woods Crossroads Road was arrested following a foot chase.  Knittle was charged with possession of stolen property. He was also wanted at the time of his arrest on several warrants from Harnett County including fleeing to elude arrest and meth possession. Knittle was confined in the Johnston County Jail in lieu of a $131,000 bond.