Wanted Person Arrested During Traffic Stop

The long arm of the law caught up with a 49 year-old man wanted on felony charges since 2015.  At 1:49pm Thursday, a Smithfield police officer stopped a 2008 Cadillac for a traffic violation in the 500 block of North Brightleaf Boulevard near North Street.

Police determined a passenger in the car, Mario LaFenus Hales of Fayetteville was wanted on June 24, 2015 warrants in Hoke County for probation violation and felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Hales was taken into custody and transported to the Johnston County Jail where he was given a $10,000 bond.