MILTON, Ga. — Three men were convicted of a series of burglaries in federal court Sept. 15. The burglaries in Maryland and Georgia included break-ins at three Milton homes.
Demar Brown, 37, of New Jersey; Jashon Fields, 37, of Atlanta; and Kamar Beckles, 35, of New Jersey were found guilty of conspiracy and transportation of stolen property.
The United States Attorney for the District of Maryland announced the convictions in a statement saying jurors found the men guilty following a 10-day trial in Baltimore.
The series of burglaries occurred between November 2017 and January 2018. The men broke into 21 homes in Milton and Baltimore County, Maryland. They swiped $850,000 worth of cash, foreign currency, safes, jewelry, designer purses, clothes, electronics, collectibles, rare coins and memorabilia with intentions to fence the stolen items in other states.
Trial attorneys said the men communicated through two-way radios and mobile phones during the burglaries. Their crime spree came to a halt Jan. 26, 2018 when all three men were arrested near two of the Maryland houses they burglarized.
Investigators seized some of the stolen items, but the vast majority has yet to be recovered, according to federal officials. The men face up to 15 years in federal prison. No sentencing date has been set.20/3