Three charged in Corner Stop burglaries

Published 6:00 pm Friday, August 19, 2016

Davion Jackson, a 29-year-old Greenville resident, and two unnamed juveniles have been charged in connection to a pair of burglaries that occurred at the Corner Stop in Greenville.

Greenville Police Department Captain Justin Lovvorn said that the first burglary occurred more than two weeks ago.

“On Aug. 1, at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers received an alarm call at the Corner Stop Grocery located on Halso Mill Road near Highway 31,” Lovvorn said.

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“Officers arrived and found the front glass door broken out and several items taken from inside.”

Investigators were called out and were able to collect some physical evidence, as well as review store video from security cameras.

“We observed two black males forcing their way into the store and taking several items, including alcoholic beverages and cigars,” Lovvorn added. “The two black males were wearing gloves and one had a mask on.”

Then again, on Aug. 9 at around 5:15 a.m., officers received another alarm call from the same business.

When officers arrived, they once again found the front door glass broken out and several items missing from inside.

After investigators were called out once again to process the scene, the security video review revealed that three black males entered the business and took items from inside.

Investigators were able to use evidence recovered from both of the scenes that were worked and developed a suspect in the case.

“We then went to that suspect’s residence on Aug. 17 and brought him in for questioning,” Lovvorn said.

“He then confessed to both burglaries after being confronted with the evidence we had against him.  We were able to identity the other two suspects in the case at that point. They were brought in and also confessed to their part in the burglaries, as well.”

All three were arrested on Aug. 17 and charged with third-degree burglary.