Clarksville man charged in string of commercial burglaries

By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com

3:30 PM EDT, September 13, 2013


A Clarksville man has been charged by Howard County police in connection with the burglary of a church, a school and businesses in his community over the last few weeks.

Jason Wingo, 34, of 5657 Trotter Road in Clarksville, faces numerous counts of burglary, destruction of property and theft in a series of incidents beginning on Aug. 7, according to police. 

Wingo, who was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 12, is being held at the Howard County Detention Center on no bond, police said. 

Police said they began investigating a burglary at the River Hill Garden Center on Aug. 20 after someone broke a lock on a back door, made entry, pried a safe and stole cash and tools. The business owner advised investigators there was also an unreported burglary on Aug. 7 in which a 46-inch Samsung television had been stolen.

Though investigation, police were lead to Wingo as a suspect and learned that he had pawned the stolen Samsung television on Aug. 9, police said. 

Police also charged Wingo in the following September incidents: