A reported burglary in progress early Thursday morning resulted in the arrest of four men who allegedly broke the window of a business, stole two flat-screen televisions and drove away, then drove back by the business while the police were there.
Shamar Lewis, 27; Christopher Wayman, 30; Terrance Williams, 23; and Ryan Crockett, 23, were all in a black Dodge Charger that witnesses said was in front of Morris Electronics at 5525 Sulphur Springs Road at 1:16 a.m. Thursday when police were called.
Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said witnesses reported seeing two men smash the window and take the televisions, and the same witnesses pointed out the car when it drove back by the business.
Detective Michael Roberts said in a probable-cause affidavit that officers found the two televisions in the back of the vehicle.
Kizer said Wayman is on parole and Lewis is on probation. Neither Crockett nor Williams had any prior convictions or pending charges.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Wayman and for Lewis, and a $10,000 bond for Crockett and Williams on Friday after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge all four men with commercial burglary and theft of property.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent them.