Man charged in robbery at Courtyard II complex

December 28, 2013 


A suspect wanted by Columbus State University police in a Tuesday robbery at the Gentian Boulevard Courtyard II complex was taken into custody Friday afternoon.

Jabryson Burton, 20, ran from police and hid in a house before he was arrested around 3 p.m. in the 2600 block of Second Avenue. He was taken to the Muscogee County Jail where he was charged with two counts of armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a weapon in a school zone, obstruction, criminal trespassing and possession of drug related objects. He is being held without bond on the armed robbery charges.

Burton is accused of robbing his girlfriend, Kathrina Marie Campbell, of a purse and taking a cellphone and wallet from Xavier Hamilton at the Gentian Boulevard Courtyard II complex.

Campbell, 19, and Hamilton, 22, were charged in connection with the botched drug deal. Campbell was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery and Hamilton was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possessing a weapon within 1,000 feet of a school and reckless conduct.

During a court hearing Thursday, Campbell said Burton was going to rob the person who was setting up her drug deal. Campbell wanted to buy $700 worth of marijuana and Hamilton was assisting in the transaction.

After taking items, Burton allegedly fled in a Ford F-150 on Gentian Boulevard. Hamilton ran into the apartment and returned with a 9 mm pistol. The weapon was fired into the air.

Campbell was stopped by university police in a separate vehicle.

None of the suspects attended the university.

-- Ben Wright

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