Police add another burglary charge for one Courtesy Shuttle murder suspect

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 16, 2014 

Xavius Donnell Table

Xavius Table, the 21-year-old suspect charged with murder in connection with the Courtesy Shuttle burglary, faced yet another burglary charge during Recorder's Court Thursday.

Table faced a second degree burglary charge during Thursday's hearing. He is also facing charges for Achievia Upshaw's death during a Dec. 31 burglary of Courtesy Shuttle.

Upshaw was fatally shot by business owner Kenneth Hayes while she allegedly attempted to burgle the business, reportedly accompanied by Xavius Donnell Table, 21, and Deaisa Ransom, 24.

Ransom was also injured during the incident. She was treated, taken into custody and also charged with murder.

During Thursday's hearing, a detective connected Table to a December 2013 burglary of the University of Phoenix on North Lake Drive. According to testimony, a glass front window was broken during the burglary, possibly by a rock. Two large screen monitors were taken during the burglary.

A third, which showed damage indicating someone tried to force it from the walls. Fingerprints on that TV later matched Table's.

During interviews with Table, the suspect denied involvement with the University of Phoenix burglary. He allegedly admitted to several other burglaries during those interviews.

In a Jan. 6 hearing, investigators alleged that Table and Ransom broke into Alley Cat's Elite Tattoo World, which was burglarized about an hour before Courtesy Shuttle on Dec. 31. He faced six counts of burglary during that hearing.

Fingerprints also connected Table and Ransom to the Dec. 11 burglary of Happy Nail & Spa on Veterans Parkway, according to court testimony. Two flat screen TVs valued at $6,000 were taken during the burglary.

Table's attorney, Public Defender Charles Lykins, asked the detective whether there was any evidence Table might have been a student or employed by University of Phoenix. The detective answered that there was no such connection.

Judge Michael Cielinski set no bond for Table's charge of burglary during Thursday's hearing.

The 21-year-old also faces charges for allegedly escaping police following Upshaw's death.

According to a Columbus Police report, a fugitive squad found Table at a Columbus convenience store and began transporting him back to the Muscogee County Jail. En route, officers noticed a black Mercury Marquis that matched the description of a vehicle used in the an armed robbery at the Wynnton Road Burger King, among other crimes.

Officers stopped at Table's grandmother's home to ask her questions about the owner of the vehicle, who Table claimed was his cousin. While one officer took photos of the suspect vehicle, Table was able to slip out of the back of the fugitive squad car. Both his arms and legs were shackled.

He later allegedly managed to sever the shackles connecting his arm, leading to an interference with government property charge. He was also charged with theft by taking.

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