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K-9 unit helps deputies locate suspect

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Tony Lee Johnson (Source: BCSO) Tony Lee Johnson (Source: BCSO)
Brunswick County, NC -

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – Not long after he allegedly broke into a residence in the Supply area, a 42-year-old man has been arrested by deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

April Gause, spokeswoman for the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, said Tony Lee Johnson, of the Supply area, allegedly entered a residence located along Little Macedonia Road and stole a purse. The purse contained the victim's credit cards, coins, medication and miscellaneous documents.

Johnson fled from the area on foot and the victim dialed 911 to report the crime.

Deputies responded along with a K-9 unit, who led deputies to articles stolen from the residence. All of the stolen property was recovered.

Around 12:30 p.m., Johnson was arrested around three miles from the scene of the crime in the area of Makatoka Road. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center where he was charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering.

He received a $10,000 secured bond.

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