Suspected burglary ring member charged with intent to distribute ecstacy

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 19, 2014 

Delmorris Boyd, 27, is wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred on Sept. 30, 2013 on St. Mary's Road. He is accused of being a member of suspected burglary ring that targeted homes in east and north Columbus. He is described as a 6-foot black man who weighs about 175 pounds. Anyone with information about this case should contact Investigative Services at (706) 653-3400.

The long search for a suspected burglary ring member connected to two dozen 2013 burglaries ended Tuesday when officers executed a search warrant at a Victory Drive address, according to a Columbus Police report.

Delmorris Boyd, 26, was charged with intent to distribute ecstasy and intent to distribute marijuana. He was arrested at about 9:40 p.m. after a search warrant was conducted at a 3000 block home.

Police believe Boyd to be a member of a 10-person group that targeted 26 homes in east and north Columbus in the fall of 2013. He is accused of participating in a burglary at a St. Mary's Road address on Sept. 30, 2013.

On Nov. 6, 2013, a construction worker in a neighborhood near David Court told police that a grey Acura was driving slowly neighborhoods, seemingly looking for unoccupied houses.

Later that day, managers at the 1024 Veterans Parkway Econo Lodge spotted the Acura — which had been reported stolen — along with a stolen Maxima. During a search of some of the hotel's rooms, police arrested Laquinton Robinson, 22, Rickey Henderson, 19, Jacobee Matthews, 20, Demon Moore, 20, and Emmanuel Williams, 18.

Officers also found large flat screen TVs, Samsung and iPhone cellphones, a Playstation 3 and the keys to the grey Acura, according to earlier reports.

Wayman McMillian, 18, was later accused of crashing the Maxima at an unnamed apartment complex downtown after leading police on a high speed chase. McMillian was arrested Dec. 4 after he sought treatment at the Midtown Medical Center for self-inflicted gunshot wounds to both legs.

Alexander Streeter, 20, of Columbus, was arrested in Atlanta on Nov. 15 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.

Police are still searching for 25-year-old Chris Gilliam, who they say is also connected to the suspected burglary ring. He is described as a 6-foot-1 black man who weighs about 165 pounds. Anyone with information about this crime should contact Investigative Services at 706-653-3400.

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