Three men, including one who is accused of killing a 17-year-old boy, have been indicted in connection with more than 40 burglaries across eastern Las Vegas and Henderson, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Prosecutor John Giordani said grand jurors dubbed the group that carried out the break-ins the “Hole in the Wall Crew.”
Davon Goss, 29, Michael Annis, 41, and Terlmaine Weaks, 23, face multiple charges, including burglary, grand larceny and trafficking in a controlled substance.
Weaks, who initially was arrested on burglary charges April 26, also faces murder and attempted murder charges in the death of Jhronne Maddox, who was gunned down near a southeast valley apartment complex’s swimming pool in May.
The defendant posted bail in the burglary case and fled to San Pedro, California, after the killing, according to police. He is being held in Los Angeles County Jail while he awaits extradition to Las Vegas.
At the time, authorities said Maddox may have been targeted in the shooting, which occurred less than three weeks after Weaks was released from jail.
Authorities are investigating whether Maddox was killed because he identified Weaks as one of the burglars, according to the prosecutor.
Giordani said that in the early morning hours between December and May, equipped with a police scanner app, Weaks, Goss and Annis — along with three others — broke into vacant storefronts next to smoke shops and pharmacies and then cut holes through walls in order to make their way into the businesses.
A criminal complaint stated that the burglaries stretched from the Fiji Smoke Shop at 8170 S. Eastern Ave. to Smoke Plus at 223 S. Nellis Blvd.
Goss and Weaks were the first two to be arrested. Annis, Lequesha Hazzard, 24, David Streeter, 27, and Craig Lugo, 37, were arrested on burglary charges in May after fleeing the scene of a burglary at a Farmer’s Insurance.
Police found burglary tools and a Batman mask inside their vehicle.
“Tellingly, once those other four members of the crew were arrested, there was not a single ‘Hole in the Wall’ burglary since then,” Giordani said. “So we presume we got the whole crew.”
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