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September 17, 2013

Police nab burglary suspect after chase

JACKSONVILLE — A would-be burglar who led authorities on a spirited weekend foot chase through back yards and over fences before his capture remained in police custody Monday.

Rachine Jamile Jones, 20, of Jacksonville, was last listed in local jail Monday, Jacksonville Police Chief Reece Daniel confirmed.

Jones was expected to be arraigned Monday and transferred to Cherokee County Jail, but Jacksonville Police Det. Sgt. Daniel Franklin could not immediately be reached Monday to verify if that had actually taken place.

According to reports, Jones was first spotted trespassing in the living room of a residence in the 700 block of Harrison about 5 a.m. Sunday.

“The suspect ran but took some property with him,” Chief Daniel explained. “About an hour later officers received a call of a burglary in progress in the 800 block of Harrison. Upon arrival the suspect was still there but ran when seeing the officers.”

Two officers gave chase and followed the suspect “through back yards and over fences to a residence in the 700 block of Madison where he was located hiding in a mini-van in the back yard.”

After a brief struggle, Jones was arrested with property from two burglaries on his person, the chief said.

On Monday, authorities anticipated charging him with “Burglary of a Habitation in a Gang Free Zone” –  a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison.

“Officers are also investigating a vehicle burglary in the same area and I expect him to be charged with that also – due to some of the evidence recovered when he was arrested,” the chief said.


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