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17-year-old held in threats against Johnston schools

September 23, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Sheriff’s Office has detained a 17-year-old in Wednesday’s social media threats aga...

Clayton police remind residents to lock their cars.

Thieves preyed on unlocked cars in Clayton

September 20, 2021

Clayton police think they know who committed thefts from cars in two neighborhoods in July and Augus...


Co-defendant gets 13 years in human-trafficking case

September 10, 2021

RALEIGH — Antoine Lamar Wallace of Garner was sentenced on Sept. 8 to 13 years in prison for sex tra...


Selma man charged with taking indecent liberties with child

September 8, 2021

A Johnston County grand jury on Tuesday indicted David Ricky Godwin, 74, of Selma on 25 counts of ta...


Pikeville man headed to prison for Kenly, Selma robberies

August 12, 2021

RALEIGH — A federal judge has sentenced a Pikevile man to 12 years and three months in prison for ar...


Smithfield man gets three life sentences for sex trafficking

August 10, 2021

RALEIGH — A Smithfield man has been sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for sex-traffickin...


Clayton man sentenced for drug, gun crimes

August 2, 2021

RALEIGH — A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Clayton man to 123 months in prison for drug and gu...

A new task force created by Rocky Mount Police Chief Robert Hassell to tackle violent crime and gangs made an arrest earlier this week related to a shooting incident.

Clayton police ID those injured in biker fight at restaurant

July 9, 2021

CLAYTON — Police have released the names of those injured in a clash on July 7 between motorcycles c...

One shot, four hurt as motorcycle gangs fight at Clayton restaurant

July 8, 2021

CLAYTON — One person was shot and four others were injured during a fight Wednesday night at the Cle...


Driver arrested after SUV runs over teen

July 1, 2021

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the death of 18-year-old Tebria Janee Fra...

Sheriff investigating after teen dies

June 28, 2021

An 18-year-old died Monday in what the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said appeared to be a domest...


Four Oaks man sentenced for prostituting minor

June 23, 2021

RALEIGH — A Four Oaks man will spend 35 years in prison for prostituting a minor. After a four-day t...


Clayton police make arrest in two armed robberies

June 11, 2021

CLAYTON — Police have arrested one man and are seeking another in two armed robberies. Anthony Junio...

Clayton police are seeking these men in a second armed robbery.

Armed robbers strike again in Clayton

May 28, 2021

CLAYTON — Police think the two armed men who robbed one convenience struck a second one nearly two w...

This is one of the two men Clayton police are seeking in Friday night's armed robbery of Sandu's at 1225 Amelia Church Road.

Clayton police seek two armed robbers

May 15, 2021

CLAYTON — Two men — one with a handgun, one with a short-barreled shotgun — robbed the Sandu’s conve...

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