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Detectives arrest Supply man for breaking and entering, larceny

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect around 12:30 p.m. Monday, shortly after they say he broke into a Supply residence.

According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, Tony Lee Johnson entered a home on Little Macedonia Road around 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22.

Stanley said Johnson stole a purse from inside the home with the victim’s credit cards, coins, miscellaneous documents and medication inside the purse, and then fled the home on foot. The victim immediately called 911, and deputies responded, along with K-9 handler Cpl. Justin Brown, who initiated a K-9 track on the suspect, Stanley said.

Brown’s K-9 Bruno led deputies to items stolen from the residence, and all the stolen property was recovered, Stanley said.

Less than two hours after the 911 call, Johnson was taken into custody from the Makatoka Road area, about three miles from the scene of the crime, Stanley said.

Johnson, 42, of 756 Etta Lane, Supply, was charged with one count of felony breaking and entering and one count of felony larceny. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed under a $10,000 secured bond.