A Callaway man has been accused in some local vehicle burglaries which occurred earlier this year, according to a press release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
Desmond Jawuan Royster, 22, is currently charged by that agency with one count each of armed burglary of a conveyance and grand theft of a firearm, but officials say additional charges are pending.
Royster had been arrested a few weeks ago on suspicion of involvement in some vehicle burglaries in Bay County and, on May 28, authorities there notified Jackson Count investigators that some stolen items had been found in a vehicle associated with him and that some of those things appeared to have been taken from Jackson County victims.
Officials say that, between Feb. 16 and April 25, the JCSO responded to a number of vehicle burglaries in the areas of Oaks Drive, Shankle Drive, Sheffield Drive, Willow Way, Dianna Lane., Bales Drive, Meadowview Road, Club Drive and Riverbend Road. During these burglaries the thief or thieves had targeted unlocked vehicles that were parked at the victim’s residence during the night. Stolen were firearms, cash/coins, electronic equipment, and other items.
Evidence in the vehicle “linked Royster as being directly involved” in some of the vehicle burglaries that had occurred in Jackson County in some of the locations listed above, according to the press release.
Royster was arrested and placed into the Bay County Jail on charges filed by the BCSO, with local charges now filed as well.