Sheriff’s office catches burglary suspects
Published 10:27 am Thursday, October 1, 2015
One man from Courtland and another from Emporia were arrested on burglary charges within the hour they allegedly committed the crime on Wednesday, according to information provided by Major Gene Drewery, spokesman for the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office.
The department got a call at 2:04 p.m. from the victim’s relatives that a burglary was in progress in the 10000 block of Southampton Parkway. The homeowner, meanwhile, was in the hospital being treated for injuries that occurred because of a recent vehicle crash.
“The first units arrived at approximately 2:23 p.m. and deployed a K-9 team,” Drewery stated. “Other arriving units saw the two suspects who ran. Deputy John Griggs confronted one of the individuals and took him into custody. The second individual was tracked and located by Deputies Hank Fuller, Serena White and K-9 Thor. Both subjects were in custody around 2:40 p.m.”
Kier Winfield, 25, of the 22000 block of Main Street in Courtland, and Montrel L. Joyner, 24, of the 200 block of Green Plains Road, Emporia, were both charged with two counts of burglary and one count of destruction of property.
Winfield was already out on bond for the charge of burglarizing a church that occurred in July.
Both individuals are scheduled for arraignment on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Winfield has no bond, and Joyner has a $2,500 secured bond.