A tip led to investigators capturing a man Wednesday who is wanted in connection to an arson and robbery case in Rincon.
Members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team assisted the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in locating Markius Demetrius Curtis, 26, The Barn Mobile Home Park, who was wanted by the Rincon Police Department for aggravated assault, arson, armed robbery, criminal attempt to commit murder, false imprisonment, criminal damage to property, aggravated battery, cruelty to animals, and parole violation, said Bulloch County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jared Akins.
Curtis is believed to have been involved in an
April 22 robbery and arson case on Sherwood Drive in Rincon, said Rincon Police Chief Phillip Scholl.
During the robbery, the victim was struck with what is believed to be a large blade knife, he said. Then, offenders are believed to have set the home on fire, but the victim escaped.
Akins said U.S. Marshals received information that Curtis might be located in the Barn Mobile Home Park on Hwy. 301 and, with help “CST members, surrounded the residence and took Curtis into custody without incident. He was transported to the Bulloch County Jail and picked up by Rincon Police Department” later Wednesday.
Scholl said Curtis’ arrest brings the total to four suspects incarcerated in connection to the case. Also charged are Arturo Lopez, 23, Rincon, charged with armed robbery; conspiracy to commit first degree arson; criminal trespass; third degree arson; obstruction; aggravated assault; terroristic threats; party to a crime to criminal attempt to murder; and cruelty to animals.
Also, Cammy Jackson, 28, Rincon, charged with party to a crime of robbery; possession of marijuana; and possession of a drug related object; as well as China Lonon, 20, Statesboro, charged with armed robbery; conspiracy to commit first degree arson; criminal trespass; third degree arson; obstruction; aggravated assault; terroristic threats; party to a crime to criminal attempt to murder; and cruelty to animals.
All suspects are currently housed in the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office awaiting arraignment, Scholl said.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912)489-9414.