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After caller's tip, Wake Forest police arrest man wanted for several crimes

Posted July 6, 2018 8:59 a.m. EDT

Kent Terrell Jones

Police have arrested a local man wanted in connection with several crimes after a resident reported suspicious activity.

On Thursday around 9 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Joyner Bluff Drive, where a home was under construction. A person reported that a male suspect entered the home then quickly exited when he was seen.

The same person also saw the man leaning on his parked car a few minutes later.

The victim confronted the suspect, who fled on foot before getting into the passenger side of a Nissan sedan.

Officers with the Wake Forest Police Department located the car and initiated a traffic stop along East Holding Avenue.

At that time, the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Police located the suspect at a home along the 800 block of S. Main Street.

After a brief resistance, officers were able to take the suspect, Kent Terrell Jones, into custody. Jones, 24, was charged with felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor breaking and entering a residence and misdemeanor resist, obstruct and delay.

The driver of the Nissan sedan, Shantel Nikita Webb, 28, was arrested and charged with driving with a revoked license.

Police also charged Jones with a series of misdemeanors for an incident that occurred on June 26 at E. Carroll Joyner Park, in which he fled on foot from officers and was never located. From that offense, he was charged with larceny, resist, obstruct, delay, second degree trespassing and driving with a revoked license.

Police say Jones also has outstanding warrants in Wake County for larceny, resist, obstruct, delay and second-degree trespassing stemming from an incident on June 5.

Jones was transported to the Wake County Detention Center.

Anyone witnessing or experiencing suspicious activity is urged to call the Wake Forest Police Department at 919-556-9111.