Two Smithfield residents are facing felony charges after they allegedly pawned property stolen during a Four Oaks break-in last month.
On May 19th, a 26 year-old woman reported her home in the 3600 block of Highway 701 South had been broken into and two flat screen TV’s and a push lawnmower had been stolen. Neighbors said a suspicious vehicle was seen speeding away from the area at the time of the break-in.
Detectives with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office later found one of the stolen TV’s at a Goldsboro pawn shop.
Milton Thomas Miller, 46, of Berkshire Road, Smithfield and Linda Cox Rollins, 51, of Grabtown Road, Smithfield have both been charged with obtaining property by false pretenses for allegedly pawning the stolen TV. They have not been charged with the break-in.
Rollins is awaiting trial on a felony count of burning personal property for an October 2018 incident on Raleigh Road near Benson. Rollins and a second person are accused of ramming a Mercury Sable passenger car and GMC pickup truck head-on while on private property and then setting the vehicles on fire. Authorities suspect the accident was staged for insurance purposes.