PINE LEVEL – An investigation into a stolen weed eater resulted in the arrests of three on a variety of charges.
Around 7:00am Friday a resident on Oliver Street in Pine Level called 911 reporting a breaking and entering in progress. Pine Level Police and Johnston County deputies responded and determined someone had entered a storage building behind a residence and had stolen a $300 Stihl weed eater.
The suspect vehicle was spotted a short time later parked under a carport at a home in the 1300 block of Highway 70-A. Police and deputies found the stolen weed eater behind that house.
During a search of the residence, a firearm, cocaine, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia were reportedly found.
James Scott Corbett, 41, of Highway 70-A, Selma was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of stolen goods and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $76,000.
Melvin Brandon Brantley, 31, of Sparrow Court, Pikeville was arrested for possession of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of stolen property. His bail was set at $16,000.
Jesse James Hall, 65, of Highway 70-A, Selma, was charged with felony possession of cocaine. Hall was given a $15,000 bond.
The stolen weed eater was recovered and returned to its owner.
CORRECTION: The story originally identified Danny Brooks Tucker as a suspect in this case. Tucker was charged in an unrelated case.