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Man charged with assaulting resident during burglary

Posted June 30, 2010

— Wayne County investigators said that a man trying to burglarize a Pikeville home early Wednesday assaulted a resident who confronted him.

Capt. Tom Effler, with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, said the break-in occurred at a home in the 3300 block of Big Daddy's Road around 2:30 a.m. A resident told deputies that after the assault, the burglar stole a handgun and fled.

The resident was treated and released from Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.

Efler said the residents identified the burglar as Randy Arive Johnson, 26. Deputies pulled over and arrested Johnson as he was arriving at his home at 807 Stanley Church Road in Mount Olive.

Johnson was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree burglary and driving with a revoked license. He was placed in the Wayne County jail under a $201,000 secured bond.

Johnson has previous convictions for misdemeanor breaking and entering, hit-and-run and driving with a revoked license, among others, according to state Department of Correction records.


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  • BumpyKnuckles Jun 30, 2010

    Too bad the purp stole the gun. It would have been less of a tax payer burden if the home owner had just been able to defend himself. One more scumbag who has been in jail before headed back again.

  • Jenny8 Jun 30, 2010

    Great responce time, they identified tracked him down and arrested him all in one night. I wish all the cops worked that fast, now if the courts would only do the same.
    Good job Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

  • littleriver69 Jun 30, 2010

    Imagine that? Another misguided young man. Ok, life in prison would be nice for him.

  • wcumom Jun 30, 2010

    Another case where the taxpayers will pay for his food, clothing and shelter

    We were probably already doing that,since before birth.

  • luckn4u2 Jun 30, 2010

    Another case where the taxpayers will pay for his food, clothing and shelter,and another case where the judge let him off with a lighter sentence and im sure his court appointed lawyer was paid by state taxpayers.

  • NotAgain Jun 30, 2010

    Probably by tomorrow. And now he may have a gun....

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Jun 30, 2010

    How soon will they let him out to do it again.