Police nab suspected car thief

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Thomas Deshawn Johnson


From Staff Reports

Friday, August 11, 2017

A suspect wanted in connection to a Thursday motor vehicle theft in Rocky Mount was arrested the same day in Raleigh.

Raleigh police officers conducting a traffic stop arrested Thomas Deshawn Johnson at 7:30 p.m. in connection to a motor vehicle theft that was reported approximately 12 hours earlier in Rocky Mount. Rocky Mount police responded to the alleged motor vehicle theft at 7:29 p.m. at a house on the 1400 block of South Grace Street. 

They said the victim told them her vehicle, a 2003 Toyota 4 Runner, was taken early Thursday morning while she slept. Johnson was listed Friday in the Wake County Detention Center. N.C. court records do not currently list his next court date in connection to the theft.