GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested three Goose Creek High School students and another teen in connection with neighborhood home burglaries.
The Goose Creek Police Department charged 18-year-old Ashley Monae Fields, and 18-year-old Jalvin Lutrell Jones and 19-year-old Deshawn Marquis Evans with second-degree burglary. Investigators also charged 18-year-old Rashad Mahmoud Abadallah of Moncks Corner with second-degree burglary.
Authorities say in one of the incidents, three of the suspects skipped school in order to burglarize one of the homes. On May 20, police responded to a house on Pointer Drive in the Quail Hill subdivision in reference to a home invasion.
According to police, the victim was in his bedroom watching television when he saw a gold or champagne colored 4-door Honda Accord with dark tinted windows parked in front of the house.
The victim said that the driver, later identified as Fields, left the car and came to the front door and knocked. The victim did not answer the door, and Fields returned to the car. Authorities say the victim said he recognized Fields as a former classmate of his younger brother.
A police report states, at that point, Evans and another male suspect, left the vehicle and went into the backyard. The victim reported that after hearing one of the suspects say there was no one home, one of the teens kicked the back door open.
The victim, who works as a security guard, was armed with a baton and confronted Evans as he was entering the home, police say.
When both of the suspects saw the victim, both took off and got into the Honda Accord, police say. The victim said he attempted to catch the suspects, but was unable to apprehend them.
The victim gave the description of the suspects to his brother, who then provided names of the three suspects. The brother told investigators that he was not friends with Evans, but knew him when they played basketball together at Goose Creek High School.
An affidavit states that Jones, Fields and Evans were seen on video recordings leaving Goose Creek High School on May 20 at 12:16 p.m. and returning at 2:20 p.m., during times when they should have been at school. The victim said the incident at his home was at 1:30 p.m. on May 20.
On May 19, police responded to a home on Pandora Drive where a woman reported seeing four male subjects leaving her neighbor's home through the garage and entering a gold colored SUV.
Investigators on scene say the rear door of that home appeared to have been kicked open as well. Authorities say $3500 in jewelry was stolen from the home.
The witness' husband told police he attempted to locate the suspects vehicle and found it at the Oaks Subdivision where he saw subjects that appeared to have left the vehicle.
When he returned home, he reported seeing another suspicious vehicle, a champagne colored GMC Yukon, driving in loops around the neighborhood.
On May 17, authorities responded to a home on Red Cypress Drive in reference to a burglary. The victim reported that someone had broken into his home through the back door and stolen his gun and two fully loaded ammunition magazines.