UNION COUNTY — Three adults and a juvenile are facing both county and city charges in connection with the theft of more than $13,000 worth of electronics equipment, jewelry and money over the course of 11 burglaries.
Union County Sheriff David Taylor announced Thursday that his office and the Union Public Safety Department have brought charges against the following individuals in connection with six burglaries that occurred in the county and five that occurred in the City of Union. Those charged are:
Tierra Ysante Davis, 22, 208 Arthur Boulevard, Union, charged by the sheriff’s office with one count of burglary first-degree, five counts of burglary second-degree, three counts of grand larceny, and two counts of petit larceny; charged by the public safety department with four counts of burglary second-degree, three counts of petit larceny, and one count of grand larceny.
Devonte MacArthur Lytle, 17, 100 College St., Union, charged by the sheriff’s office with three counts of burglary second-degree, one count of grand larceny, and two counts of petit larceny; charged by the public safety department with three counts of burglary second-degree and three counts of petit larceny.
Rockeem Mandrell Stevens, 321 N. Church St., Union, charged by the sheriff’s office with receiving/possession of stolen goods.
A 16-year-old charged by the sheriff’s office with one count of burglary first-degree, two counts of burglary second-degree, and two counts of grand larceny; charged by the public safety department with one count of burglary second-degree and one count of grand larceny.
Taylor said the arrests grew out of an investigation into a burglary that occurred earlier this month.
“We had a break-in that occurred down on Byrd Street Sunday a week ago and as we were investigating that case we talked to some witnesses in that area that had seen Tierra Davis that day right after the break-in and she had some merchandise with her that was taken from the house on Byrd Street,” Taylor said. “So one of our detectives signed a warrant on her, and in the meantime there were two break-ins on the Linersville Road this week where she had been seen in the area. On Tuesday morning two of our detectives went to that area to see if we could see her again and she was spotted on the Linervsille Road near Dana Tara Lane and she was taken into custody.
“While they were taking her into custody we got a call from a pawn shop that an individual was there trying to pawn some of the items that was stolen out of the house on Linersville Road,” he said. “We went there and arrested Rockeem Stevens. That’s how the investigation started. Detectives continued to question these individuals and they named other individuals and that’s how we broke this case and began recovering items.”
Taylor said the burglaries the four are charged with stretch back as far as the beginning of December. Of the six burglaries in the county, two were on the Linersville Road and one each on Pioneer Road, Wallace Road, Kissy Creek Circle, and Byrd Street. Of the five burglaries in the city, Taylor said there was one each on Foster, Wallace, Culp, Harris, and Simmons streets.
Taylor said most of the stolen items were electronics equipment such as flat screen TVs, i-Pads, and laptop computers as well as jewelry and money. He said investigators had recovered $13,000 worth of stolen property including $10,000 from the county burglaries and $3,000 from the city burglaries.
“We recovered a lot of the electronics and jewelry,” Taylor said. “We were not able to recover any of the money.”
Taylor said investigators from both his office and the public safety department put in many hours working the case. He commended the cooperation between his office and the public safety department in solving the burglaries and making the arrests.
The investigation is continuing and Taylor said more arrests are possible.
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