Bainbridge Public Safety has made three arrests involving numerous recent burglaries and armed robberies, including the theft of 13 semi-automatic pistols from Flint River Outfitters on Monday night.
On Thursday, November 15th, James Earl Jenkins (age 22) was arrested by Investigator Chris Jordan and charged with Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon and Burglary. Later in the day, Investigators apprehended Michael Rashad Jones (age 23). He was also arrested and charged with Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon and Burglary. This morning, the third suspect, DeMarcus Smith, was arrested and is being transported to the Decatur County Jail.
All three suspects broke into Flint River Outfitters on Monday night and stole 13 semi-automatic pistols. They also have been tied to multiple incidents involving firearms since the robbery occurred.
The first occurred on Tuesday, November 13th at Jamestown Apartments. A resident heard a knock on his door around 9pm. When he opened the door, he saw three black males wearing black hoodies and dark pants. One pointed a pistol at him. The resident slammed the door and prevented the suspects from entering.
That same night around 10pm, an armed robbery occurred at Hutto McIver Apartments involving a pizza delivery person. The delivery person stated that they had delivered a pizza to one of the apartments and was returning to his vehicle. He heard a gun cock behind him and footsteps. He stopped and turned around and a black male pointed a pistol at his chest. He was ordered to give him his money and his delivery apron, which he did. The suspect then ordered him to lay on the ground. When the delivery driver was on the ground, the suspect took off running.
On Wednesday, November 14th around 6:30pm, a man was walking west on Green Street approaching Fleming Street when a black male on a moped/scooter approached. The man got off of the moped and pulled out a gun, pointed it at him, and then grabbed him by the neck. The suspect then demanded that he give him his money. The suspect then got back on the moped and traveled west on Green Street.
That same night around 8:00pm, a Hispanic man was on the property of Jamestown Apartments when three black males approached with guns. They demanded money, and then struck the man on the side of his head with one of the guns.
Later that night around 1am, a call was dispatched to Walmart in reference to man entering the store with blood and wounds on his face. The Hispanic man stated that he had been asleep in his apartment at Jamestown Apartments when someone kicked in his door and entered. He told officers that three black males came into his bedroom, and attacked him. He stated that he was struck multiple times with a gun and used a knife to try to defend himself. Officers traveled to the apartment and found that there were two additional men who had been asleep in the apartment when the break-in occurred. One of them was approached in his bedroom, pushed against the wall, and his cellphone was taken. The third resident stated that he had also been asleep in his bedroom when he was attacked and struck on the head with a gun. The black males rummaged through the apartment before leaving the premises.
Community Relations Director, Bainbridge Public Safety