Shoplifting Suspect Charged As Habitual Offender

A 52 year-old man released from prison in December 2018 after serving time for several Wayne County car break-ins is back behind bars.

Wednesday night, Smithfield Police responded to a reported shoplifting at the Dollar General at 429 W. Market Street.  Police said the suspect, Antonion Demorris McDuffie of Goldsboro, attempted to steal a wallet and Tide pods valued at $29.55.  He was arrested at the scene.

McDuffie was charged with felonious habitual larceny and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.   McDuffie was transported to the Johnston County Jail and held under a $20,000 secure bond.