Stolen guns result in more charges for burglary ring

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 21, 2013 

Burglary detectives have added more charges for the arrested members of the suspected burglary ring connected with more than two dozen burglaries in north and east Columbus.

During a Thursday morning Recorder's Court hearing, Laquinton Robinson, Ricky Henderson, Jacobee Matthews, Demon Moore, Emmanuel Williams faced theft by receiving charges after police determined the weapons found in the men's possession on their arrest were stolen.

The five men were arrested on Nov. 6, after management at the Veterans Parkway Econo Lodge told police two cars in the parking lot that police matched the descriptions of stolen vehicles. When officers entered the room, they found large flat screen TVs, Samsung and iPhone cell phones, a Playstation 3, 160.8 grams of marijuana and the keys to the grey Acura.

In question Thursday were three guns — all loaded and stolen — that were recovered inside the hotel room. Those guns were later traced back to two unspecified owners, both victims of the nearly 30 burglaries allegedly committed by the group.

In addition to the charges for the stolen guns, Matthews and Moore were charged with criminally attempt at burglary after a Dimon Street resident recognized the two suspect's faces in the Ledger-Enquirer.

The same day that the five were arrested, the man reported to police that he saw two men banging on his neighbor's window, attempting to break in. They were unsuccessful and left not long after he called officers.

The next week, he saw Moore's and Matthews' faces on the front page, and recognized them as the suspects.

Robinson was also charged with an aggravated assault on Meadow Drive, the details of which were not expanded upon, as the preliminary hearing was waived.

Robinson was given no bond on his aggravated assault charge. The bond for his remaining charges was set at $125,000.

Matthews bond was set at $300,000. Moore's was set at $150,000. Henderson's and Williams' bonds were set at $100,000.

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