Report of suspicious activity helps Police nab local man wanted for series of crimes

Report of suspicious activity helps Police nab local man wanted for series of crimes

Wake Forest Police have arrested a local man wanted in connection with several crimes thanks to a resident who reported witnessing suspicious activity.

Just before 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, officers responded to a reported breaking and entering into a motor vehicle along the 300 block of Joyner Bluff Drive. The victim reported that a suspect had entered a residence under construction at that location, then abruptly exited when seen by the victim. A few minutes later, the victim exited the residence and observed the same male suspect leaning into his parked vehicle.

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

Officers located a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop along East Holding Avenue. At that time, the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Police utilized a K-9 Team to track the suspect to a residence along the 800 block of South Main Street.  After a brief resistance, officers were able to take the suspect, Kent Terrell Jones, into custody.

For Thursday’s incidents, 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, 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 on June 26 at E. Carroll Joyner Park in which he fled on foot from officers and was not located: larceny, resist, obstruct, delay, second degree trespassing and driving with a revoked license.

Finally, the subject also had outstanding warrants in Wake County for larceny, resist, obstruct, delay and second degree trespassing – all misdemeanors – stemming from an incident on June 5.

Jones was transported to the Wake County Detention Center.

The Wake Forest Police Department relies on the Town’s citizens to be its eyes and ears. Anyone witnessing or experiencing suspicious activity is urged to call the police department at 9-1-1 or 919-556-9111. You may remain anonymous.