A man suspected in several entering auto incidents at The Hamptons apartment complex is behind bars, along with his girlfriend, said Statesboro police Community Information Specialist Madison Warren.
Keondra Trilisa Kelly, 24, of Woodland Drive, was charged with obstruction and false report of a crime after untruthfully reporting a car stolen and misleading officers during the investigation.
Her boyfriend, Stanley Mashawn Jenkins, 24, of Beaver Creek Drive, was jailed on several charges after fleeing from police who caught him rifling through a car trunk at the Rucker Lane apartments, she said.
Responding around 4 a.m. Friday to a report of "a suspicious person pulling on the door handles of multiple vehicles," police questioned Jenkins, who gave them false information about his identity and then fled on foot toward Caribe Court. Officers gave chase but did not catch him at the time, she said.
Additional officers arrived at the scene and discovered several vehicles had been entered.
Detectives identified Jenkins, located him and arrested him within
12 hours, Warren said.
During the course of the investigation, Kelly told police someone had stolen her vehicle, which Jenkins had actually used when breaking into cars, she said. Kelly reportedly did so at Jenkins' request.
Both were taken to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court hearings. Jenkins was charged with five counts of entering auto, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon or first offender, giving false information, obstruction, and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.
Tips may be made anonymously online by submitting information to www.tipsoft.com or by texting TIPSSPD followed by the message" to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.