A Benson man was arrested minutes after a break-in was reported. At 12:09pm Friday, deputies with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report from an alert neighbor a burglary in progress at a home near them in the 1700 block of Federal Road.
Officers responded and found a door had forced open and some belongings inside the home had been rummaged through. The neighbor told deputies the suspect left the scene walking towards Elevation Road. Deputies located the suspect a short time later on Elevation Road and took him into custody.
Jaylan Tre’Von Smith, 21, of Critcher Farm Lane, Benson was charged with felony breaking and entering. He was confined in the Johnston County Jail under a $15,000 secured bond.
No items were reported missing from the home. Damage to the door was estimated at $200.