Baltimore teen pleads guilty to string of Columbia burglaries

A Baltimore teen pleaded guilty to his role in a pair of May commercial burglaries in Columbia on Wednesday morning in Howard County Circuit Court, according to Howard County State's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.

Davon Alexander Jones, 19, of the 6400 block of Laurelton Drive, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary for the May 30 burglaries of Hans Cleaners, located in the 6900 block of Oakland Mills Road, and Sushi King, located in the 6400 block of Gorman Road.

Kirwan said the burglaries netted Jones and an accomplice less than $400.

Kirwan said video surveillance from the Sushi King revealed two hooded men entering the business by crawling through an opening created by a smashed door. 

Jones was arrested by Baltimore County police on June 6 for his possible connection to an attempted burglary earlier that day, Kirwan said. 

Following his arrest, Jones revealed to officers he was involved in a series of burglaries in Howard County, according to Kirwan. 

Jones is scheduled to be sentenced on Mar. 29, and will remain free on $25,000 bond until that date.

A second man, Sylvester Joseph Johnson, 34, of the 3300 block of W.Rogers Avenue, is scheduled to be tried Mar. 13, Kirwan said.

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