Arrests made, suspects sought in connection to alleged criminal enterprise

Arrests made, suspects sought in connection to alleged criminal enterprise

SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – Arrests have been made in connection to an ongoing criminal enterprise in North Carolina, according to an online post from the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.

On Wednesday and through the early-morning hours of Thursday, deputies arrested three people and secured arrest warrants for three additional suspects in connection to several breaking and entering incidents, burglaries, breaking and entering into motor vehicles, larceny of motor vehicles, larceny from motor vehicles, armed robberies, larceny of firearms and several large-scale breaking and entering into convenience stores, the post states.

The three suspects arrested and charged are:

  • Bobby Marqueet Pearson “BJ”, 19, of Laurinburg, is charged by the Laurinburg Police Department with felony obtaining property by false pretenses, felony possession of stolen goods, and two counts of felony conspiracy. Pearson was also charged by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office with felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, felony larceny of a firearm, felony breaking and entering, felony attempted breaking and entering, felony larceny, misdemeanor injury to personal property and felony larceny of a motor vehicle. He received a $120,500 secured bond.
  • Devon “Devine” Revels, 18, of Laurinburg, is charged by the Laurinburg Police Department with felony obtaining property by false pretenses, felony possession of stolen goods, and two counts of felony conspiracy. He was given a $50,000 secured bond. Revels was also charged by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office with felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, felony larceny of a firearm, felony breaking and entering, felony attempted breaking and entering, felony larceny, misdemeanor injury to personal property and felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Revels was given a $75,000 secured bond and is scheduled for his first appearance in Scotland County District Court Thursday.
  • Majuani Jackson, 19, of Laurinburg, was charged by the Laurinburg Police Department with felony obtaining property by false pretenses, felony possession of stolen goods and two counts of felony conspiracy. Jackson was given a $50,000 secured bond and is scheduled for his first appearance in Scotland County District Court Thursday. Jackson was also charged by the Fayetteville Police Department with two counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, one count each of felony and misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, and one count each of felony and misdemeanor larceny. Jackson was given a $60,000 secured bond and is scheduled for his first appearance in Cumberland County District Court on Friday.

The following suspects remain at large and are wanted on multiple felony arrest warrants:

  • Timonte “Monte” Ykwon Purvis, 21, of the Leisure Living area and Bennettsville.
  • Jakob Shaleef Slade, 17, of Laurinburg. 
  • Jalen Quick, 18, of Gibson, NC. 
Bobby Marqueet Pearson (TL), Devon “Devine” Revels (TR), Majuani Jackson (ML), Timonte “Monte” Ykwon Purvis (MR), Jakob Shaleef Slade (BL) and Jalen Quick (BR) Photos courtesy of the Scotland County Sheriff's Office.
Bobby Marqueet Pearson (TL), Devon “Devine” Revels (TR), Majuani Jackson (ML), Timonte “Monte” Ykwon Purvis (MR), Jakob Shaleef Slade (BL) and Jalen Quick (BR) Photos courtesy of the Scotland County Sheriff's Office.

On Tuesday, officers attempted to stop a 2007 Honda Ridgeline, which was reported stolen from Hamlet, NC, according to an online post from Laurinburg police. Police say they were able to stop the car, but the driver fled on foot. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 37-year-old Darrius Davon Moore, was arrested after a brief foot pursuit. He has been charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and resisting a public officer. Police say the stolen vehicle was used to commit several crimes connected to the criminal enterprise. Moore was given a $20,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in Scotland County District Court on Thursday.

The six suspects were allegedly involved in 31 felony incidents from December 2018 through Thursday.

“These incidents included the series of breaking and entering into multiple vehicles in the neighborhood of Scotch Meadows on Feb. 13, 2019 through Feb. 14, 2019. The breaking and entering and felony larceny that occurred at Sneads Grove Convenience Store on Jan. 6 through Jan. 7, 2019. Two separate incidents involving Mid-South Guns of Wagram, NC, of which included the incident on Jan. 10, 2019. Larceny of a motor vehicle reported in the area of Gibson Road/ Hwy 79, Gibson, NC. One silver in color Ford 250, which was later recovered. Multiple breaking and entering in the area of Wagram, NC, and multiple larcenies of motor vehicles that occurred from Dec. 2018 through this day. Many of these incidents include items such as stolen vehicles, stolen firearms, stolen financial cards, purses and wallets, electronic devices such as iPads, cellular devices and more,” the post states.

The SCSO, Laurinburg police and Fayetteville police executed a search warrant Wednesday in the area of Fourth Street in Laurinburg. Deputies say a large amount of stolen property was recovered and is being inventoried.

“Throughout the investigation so far, law enforcement believes many of the stolen items were sold to unsuspecting persons in the local area. If you recognize any of the above persons or have purchased items from them recently, please contact the Sheriff’s Office, no questions asked,” the post states.

According to the post, deputies believe the suspects may have been involved in additional incidents dating back to May 2018 and possibly even further. The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be filed by both Laurinburg police and Fayetteville police.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Quick, Purvis and Slade, contact the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office or the Laurinburg Police Department immediately. Be advised the suspects may be armed and dangerous.

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