The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office has made another arrest in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins which occurred last December.
Authorities arrested Donkevis Durell Jones, 23, of 320 W. Cambridge Ave, Greenwood, on Wednesday after another suspect led investigators to a home on Sunset Drive where Jones allegedly stole a GPS and an iPod, among other items.
Jones is the seventh person arrested in the last two months for breaking into vehicles. Every vehicle broken into has been left unlocked, prompting investigators to once again caution the public to lock their vehicles at night.
"None of the vehicles involved in these incidents were locked," said Lt. Mike Dixon of the Greenwood Police Department. "We want to encourage everyone to lock their vehicles at night. We have had several sets of incidents where unlocked vehicles are being broken into. If the doors on a vehicle are locked, these thieves are more likely to move on to the next vehicle."
A string of vehicle break-ins in Sep. 2012 led to Greenwood County SWAT descending on Georgetown Apartments after a suspect, 21-year-old Antonio Morton, was discovered at the apartment complex. Morton was believed to have broken into a police officer’s vehicle and stolen a number of guns and ammunition. Morton later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to the 431 days he already served and five years of probation. Less than a month later, Morton was again arrested in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins.