Suspect charged for New Bern vehicle break-in case


NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – On October 25, 2019 the Craven County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division charged Diante Smith with felony breaking and entering, three felony counts of larceny, and six felony counts larceny of a firearm for a residential breaking and entering that occurred on September 1, 2019 in the Fairfield Harbour community of Craven County. 

During the investigation, Investigators executed a search warrant on a storage unit belonging to Diante Smith and the residence Smith was residing at.

Investigators located property stolen in breaking and entering’s in Craven County at both locations.

Smith is being held under a $350,000 secured bond in the Craven County Confinement Facility.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected. 

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The man wanted for breaking into a vehicle in New Bern was found Wednesday night.

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office and the New Bern Police Department located Diante Smith after receiving a tip from a community member.

Smith was located driving a rental car on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in New Bern and was arrested following a traffic stop without incident.

According to the sheriff’s office, Smith was out on bond for shooting someone at the time of the vehicle break-in. He is now being charged with felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, felony larceny and three counts of larceny of a firearm.

He is being held at the Craven County Confinement Facility under a $250,000 bond.


Deputies are looking for a man wanted for a vehicle break-in in New Bern.

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office said that Diante Tashawn Smith, 23, of New Bern, is wanted for felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, felony larceny, and three felony counts larceny of a firearm. 

Deputies believe that Smith is operating a 2017 white Dodge Journey with North Carolina registration ELJ-7569. 

Anyone with information may contact the Craven County Sheriff’s Office at 252-636-6620, Craven County Communications at 252-633-2357, or your local law enforcement agency. 

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