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Man charged with assaulting resident during burglary

Posted June 30, 2010 11:15 a.m. EDT

— 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.