MOPD nabs probation violator


The Mount Olive Police Department apprehended a man who failed to appear in court for a probation violation.

Sgt. Steven Parks observed a green Ford F-150 traveling north on Church Street and recognized its driver, Joshua Smith.

Aware of an outstanding warrant on Smith, Parks said he initiated a traffic stop and arrested Smith. He was turned over to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad and issued a $20,000 secured bond by the county magistrate.


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