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9/25/2012 8:15:00 PM
County charges three men in vehicle break-ins
Members of the SWAT team surround an apartment building at Georgetown Apartments on Monday.
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Members of the SWAT team surround an apartment building at Georgetown Apartments on Monday.
Jamaal Rashaad Byars (left) and Antonio Cintron Morton appear before Judge Ryan Johnson at a bond hearing on Tuesday afternoon.
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Jamaal Rashaad Byars (left) and Antonio Cintron Morton appear before Judge Ryan Johnson at a bond hearing on Tuesday afternoon.
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GREENWOOD, SC – The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office has formally charged three men in connection with a number of vehicle break-ins, including the theft of guns and ammunition from a Greenwood Police Department vehicle.

On Monday, police were dispatched to Georgetown Apartments when the men suspected for a large number of vehicle break-ins were spotted at the complex, according to Captain Ray Watson of the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office. Watson said that, due to the fact that a number of weapons and ammunition were stolen, the SWAT team was called to respond to the scene.

Members of the SWAT team arrived and secured the area before a negotiator contacted the suspects and asked them to come out. The suspects were arrested without incident.

According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, the items stolen from the 2007 Ford Explorer belonging to the Greenwood Police Department include a Glock GEN 4 model 22 .40 caliber pistol, a Remington 870 12 gauge shotgun, a DPMS AR-15 .223 caliber rifle, a bullet proof vest, approximately 2,000 rounds of ammunition (.223, .38 and .40 caliber), eight Glock magazines and eight AR-15 magazines among other items. The report states that the vehicle showed no signs of forced entry and appeared to have been left unlocked.

Jamaal Rashaad Byars, 20, of 785 Mount Lebanon Road in Donalds, was charged with eight counts of breaking into a motor vehicle and seven counts of petit larceny.

Antonio Citron Morton, 20, of 106 Barkwood Drive Apartment 114J in Greenwood, was charged with three counts of breaking into a motor vehicle, one count of grand larceny and one count of petit larceny.

Demarcus Reshard Henderson, 21, of 107 Rosenburg Street in Abbeville, was charged with one count of grand larceny and one count of breaking into a motor vehicle.

The three men appeared before Judge Ryan Johnson for a bond hearing at 3 p.m. on Tuesday in the Greenwood County Magistrate Court. Judge Johnson set the bond for Byars at $54,000 cash or surety. Judge Johnson set Morton’s bond at $80,000 cash or surety, while Henderson's bond was set at $5,000 cash or surety.

Captain Watson said that there could be more charges pending for all three men. They are scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on December 7th at 9 a.m.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014
Article comment by: Brian R.

I know for a fact there was a Glock 40 cal stolen across the road from where the 12 Ga was stolen on the same night. Seems like the only guns being recovered are the police issued. J. Greene, joining the military would be great for young people but you can't wear your pants hanging off your butt in the military. They teach you how to be a grown man, not a gangster!

Posted: Monday, October 1, 2012
Article comment by: M Graham

WOW!! That cop car was ready for battle!!

Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Article comment by: M Hinson

It is sad that it took someone breaking into a cop's car for them to actually do something about the all the break ins. When I had guns, jewelry, and a laptop stolen from my vehicle they just wrote a report a forgot about it. Shouldn't the tax payers get the same, if not better service that they do for themselves? Maybe they don't want to investigate civilian's car break ins because they dont get to play dress up with their tactical gear. It seems they find it more productive to try and bust kids for drinking or smoking pot, rather than investigate crimes that actually have victims.

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Article comment by: John Long

@ J Green.... well said and thank you!

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Article comment by: brooke barrett

106 barkwood Dr is pinetree apts across from lakeview elementary off of center st.

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