Second arrest made in Winston-Salem break-in armed neighbor tried to prevent
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A second arrest has been made in the home break-in last week that an armed neighbor tried to prevent.
Jeremiah Lebrain Morris-Smith, 17, of Winston-Salem, turned himself in on Tuesday. He is charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering.
Steven Austin Brown, 17, of Winston-Salem, was arrested on Feb. 1 in the 2300 block of Redbud Lane while attempting to run away from responding officers after the break-in. He is charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering and resisting/obstructing/delaying a government official.
The incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 1 at a vacant home at 2317 Redbud Lane.
A neighbor who witnessed the break-in retrieved a rifle from his own home and attempted to subdue the men until police arrived — but accidentally fired into the ground.
The suspects ran away, Winston-Salem police said.
No further charges are expected and no suspects are being sought in the case, Winston-Salem police said in a news release on Tuesday.