BY JEANNE K. CALLEN
The Greenville Standard
After a break in a recent burglary case on First Street, the Greenville Police Department made three arrests involving multiple felonies and solved a year old rash of vehicle break-in burglary cases.
The investigation of the First Street burglary on Monday, March 5 lead investigators to re-examine evidence involving a string of vehicle break-ins over a year ago that had plagued several Greenville neighborhoods last year during February, which included Overlook Road and Woodvalley Road.
GPD Chief Justin Lovvorn said, “Investigators found evidence at last Mondays burglary that led them to compare evidence collected last year in an on-going investigation and they were able to identify three offenders.”
After investigators confronted the suspect with evidence they had obtained from the recent burglary, the suspect then gave a statement of his involvement in the crime and follow-up investigations led to three arrests for the burglary on First Street.
Demetrius Bedgood, a 40 year-old black male, Antonio Simmons, a 29 year-old black male, and Denickolas Baugh, a 20 year-old black male were charged with the burglary on First Street.
Bedgood was also charged with additional burglaries that had occurred on Jan. 1, 2018 and 10 counts of Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle, all of which occurred on Feb. 2, 2017.
Lovvorn said, “The hard work and dedication shown by the Investigations division resulted in 13 felony cases that were able to be closed.”
Simmons and Baugh were charged with Burglary 2nd and Theft of Property 4th. Bedgood was charged with Burglary 2nd, Burglary 3rd, Theft of Property 2nd, Theft of Property 4th, and 10 counts of Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. All three suspects were arrested on March 6, 2018 and were transported to the Butler County Correctional Facility.