Teen Steals Guns From Relatives, JCSO Says

Johnston County sheriff’s deputies are working to recover two guns reportedly stolen by a Selma teenager.  The teen is facing charges after he allegedly confessed to the crimes.

On Sunday, deputies were called to investigate the theft of a 40 caliber pistol stolen from an address on Bizzell Grove Church Road near Selma.  The victim told officers that 18 year-old Jacob Marc Sutton was at his home on Saturday but didn’t notice the gun missing until Sunday.

Sutton allegedly admitted to stealing the pistol from his uncle and also confessed to another gun theft not yet reported. Sutton allegedly told authorities he had stolen a shotgun a few weeks earlier belonging to his grandfather.

The stolen shotgun was sold to a local pawnshop. The stolen pistol was sold to an individual.

Sutton was charged with larceny of a firearm and obtaining property by false pretenses.  Bond was placed at $90,000.