Man convicted for role in home break-ins last year
By Shavonne Potts
SALISBURY ó A Rowan County man was convicted Tuesday in court for his involvement in a 2010 rash of East Spencer break-ins, but will not serve time.
Tyquinn ěTyî Marquis Campbell, 22, of Spencer, has already served time while awaiting trial and was given credit.
Authorities said a group of seven people targeted senior citizens in a string of break-ins that spanned about four months. About 20 homes were broken into through East Spencer.
The suspects usually broke in through an unlocked window at the back of the home or through the kitchen. The intruders ransacked the homes.
Although there was no stolen property found on Campbell or at his Spencer home, he was implicated by co-defendant Charles Emmanuel ěBamî Johnson, said Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Hughes.
Hughes said no other person involved in the break-ins named Campbell.
Campbell served 135 days in the Rowan County Detention Center awaiting trial.
He was originally charged with conspiring to break and enter, felony possession of stolen goods/property, two counts felony breaking and entering, two counts larceny after breaking and entering, injury to real property and safecracking.
The court dismissed all charges and Campbell was convicted of a lesser offense of misdemeanor breaking and entering.
Campbell refused the terms of a plea agreement, which would have meant probation, and was given an active sentence by visiting Superior Court Judge Kevin Bridges.
Upon his conviction in court Tuesday he was given 120 days with the North Carolina Department of Correction. He was given credit for time served.
He was also ordered to pay court costs and attorney fees.
Shanta Maurice ěDevilî Lomax, 33, of Lexington, also appeared in court Tuesday alongside his attorney Salisburyís Michael Phillips.
He rejected the plea issued by the District Attorneyís Office. The agreement would have led to a misdemeanor breaking and entering conviction. His case will be rescheduled and is considered pending.
The following co-defendantsí cases have already been disposed:
Jasmine Johnson, 22, of Salisbury, was convicted July 11 on a lesser charge of misdemeanor breaking and entering.
She was originally charged with felony conspiracy to commit breaking and entering.
Johnson was given 45 days in the N.C. Department of Correction, which was suspended to 18 months supervised probation. She also received 24 hours of community service and court costs, fees and fines.
Carlito ěGallaî Garcia, then 18, a native of New York.
The court dismissed a number of charges related to Garcia including felony possession burglary tools, larceny after breaking and entering, felony conspiring to commit breaking and entering, and injury to personal property.
Garcia was convicted of a lesser offense of attempted breaking and entering.
He was found guilty of felony breaking and entering and sentenced to seven to nine months with the N.C. Department of Correction, which was suspended to 24 months of supervised probation. He was ordered to pay court costs/fines, court appointed attorney fees, complete 50 hours of community service, submit to a DNA test and was given 73 days credit for time served while awaiting court.
Garcia was also found guilty of felony breaking and entering. He received six to eight months of active time. He was also ordered to pay $600 in court appointed attorney fees.
In addition, Garcia was found guilty of two more counts of felony breaking and entering, which were consolidated.
Treasure Rishaye Gwyn, 24, of East Spencer, was originally charged with two counts felony possession stolen goods/property, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and two counts misdemeanor possession of stolen property/goods.
The court dismissed the two counts of felony possession stolen goods/property and found her guilty of two counts misdemeanor possession of stolen goods/property. Also dismissed was felony conspiracy to commit breaking and entering as well as a charge of possession of marijuana.
Reginald ěGhostî Petion, 22, a native of New York, was convicted of a lesser offense of felony attempted breaking and entering.
He was also found guilty of felony breaking and entering. He was sentenced to eight to 10 months with the N.C. Department of Correction, which was suspended to 24 months of supervised probation with nine months of intensive probation. Petion was ordered to pay court appointed attorney fees, also 50 hours of community service. He received credit for 159 days served while awaiting court.
Petion is also not to have contact with any witnesses or victims involved in the matter.
The court dismissed charges of possession of burglary tools as well as felony conspiring to commit breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering and felony breaking and entering.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.