A 19 year-old convicted felon has been rearrested on robbery, assault and kidnapping charges. On April 28th around 2:00pm, a 30 year-old man said he was at his home on Allen Road in the Cleveland community when he was reportedly robbed by an acquaintance.
During the robbery, the victim said he was beaten in the face with a handgun and $40 in cash was stolen, according to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the victim had multiple cuts and abrasions, and facial swelling.
Investigators charged Kayloe Lemont Middleton Jr. of Blackthorne Court, Clayton with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, first degree kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a felon.
In December 2018, Middleton was one of six people arrested by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office for his involvement in a residential break-in on Peak Drive off N. Shiloh Road plus six vehicle break-ins in the Cleveland area. He served 5 months of a 21 month prison sentence on the charges before being released.
In July 2018, Middleton led Sampson County deputies on a 135 MPH chase that started on I-40 near Newton Grove and ended near Mount Olive in Wayne County. He was convicted of felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and given probation.
Middleton was arrested April 29th for the latest incident and held on a $300,000 secured bond at the Johnston County Jail.