Burglaries to be prosecuted by AG

A case involved in a string of 2017 holiday season burglaries in Gamwyn-Wilzin Park is being prosecuted by the Attorney General's office.

Fourth Circuit Court District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson, whose home is among the residences that were broken into, has recused himself in the case.

Suspects Antonio Jones, 26, and Billy Ray Walker, 36, are scheduled to appear before Judge Ashely Hines in the Fourth Circuit Court Feb. 13 after continuances were requested by the defense.

Both were given bonds of $50,000.

Early Thursday morning, Dec. 21, 2017, a resident arrived home on Montrose Street and noticed a man running outside the home.

Greenville Police Department was contacted and supplied with a description of the suspect, a black male, and vehicle, a red Honda.

The vehicle was noticed near U.S. 82 and Eureka Street and after a pursuit, was stopped in the 400 block of Carrie Stern by city workers attempting to pick up trash.

After the vehicle came to a halt, a foot pursuit began in which the suspects were captured.

During the foot pursuit, the suspects dropped some of the items that were stolen from the Montrose Street home. Other stolen property from that break-in also were found inside the Honda.