A Clinton man is in trouble again after reportedly attempting to break into a Rose Hill-area residence that was occupied by two residents, one of whom was able to detain the suspect until help arrived, Sampson County Sheriff’s authorities said.
Deputies responded at 2:27 a.m. Saturday to the 900 block of Bill Town Road, Rose Hill, where they received a call of a breaking and entering in progress. The caller said her husband had chased after the suspect.
“Once deputies arrived on scene, they located the homeowner near the residence restraining the suspect,” Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith said Monday. “When deputies attempted to take the suspect into custody, he resisted by trying to pull away and flee.”
Deputies were able to secure the suspect and transport him to the Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect, Jerrise Jaquane McNeil, 22, of 186 Livingston Lane, Clinton, was charged with first degree burglary, breaking and entering and two counts of larceny after breaking and entering and two counts of resisting public officer.
His bond was set at $151,000 secured.
Smith said no property was taken from the home and no other arrests were expected. There were no injuries to either of the two victims, a 34-year-old male and 26-year-old female, both of the residence in the 900 block of Bill Town Road.
McNeil, who has an alternate address of 78 Clifford Road, Clinton, was also charged with a parole violation. McNeil has convictions on felony drug offenses, breaking and entering and larceny, serving time in prison for the last two convictions, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.
He was paroled and his probation/parole/post-release status is listed as active.
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