Columbus police have arrested another suspect wanted in connection to a large burglary ring suspected to be operating in north and east Columbus, police said Wednesday.
Wayman McMillian, 18, was arrested at Midtown Medical Center, where he was being treated Tuesday for an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to both legs, Lt. Steve Cox said.
McMillian went to the hospital for treatment and gave a false name, Cox said. The hospital is required to report all gunshot wounds to police. Patrol officers responded and determined the patient was McMillian, who had multiple outstanding warrants for burglary and other charges, Cox said.
McMillian is scheduled to appear in Columbus Recorder's Court at 9 a.m. Thursday. His charges include burglary, duty upon striking an unattended vehicle, fleeing or attempting allude a police office, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and theft by taking, among others.
Police already have charged Emmanuel Williams, 18, Rickey Henderson, 19, Jacobee Matthews, 20, Demon Moore, 20, and Laquinton Robinson, 22, in connection with 26 burglaries in east and north Columbus. They were arrested Nov. 6 at the Veterans Parkway Econo Lodge after being accused of entering a David Court home and taking a TV, computer, jewelry and 2010 Nissan Maxima.
McMillian was at the Econo Lodge when the other five were arrested, police said. He fled in a stolen car he later crashed and was able to elude police until this week, Cox said.
Alexander Streeter, 20, of Columbus, was arrested in Atlanta last month when he was shot by a Georgia State Patrol trooper after a chase involving a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Columbus. Streeter was paralyzed in the shooting, Cox said, and is still in custody in Atlanta.
There are outstanding warrants for Chris Gilliam, 25, Delmorris Boyd, 26, and Jakeith Robinson, 19. All are being sought, Cox said.
The suspects were "cohorts," he added.
All 10 of these guys were not doing this all at the same time, Cox said. Our information shows you would have different factions going out and doing different things at different times.
The police suspect the ring is responsible for more than two dozen burglaries. As the burglary investigation continues in Columbus, Cox said he expects the additional arrests to provide information that could solve more cases. Police are continuing to piece together information about the suspects and the alleged burglary ring they were operating.