Another Lexington football player arrested in iPad theft ring
By Drew Stewart
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:18:18 GMT — LEXINGTON, SC (WACH)- Lexington County Deputies arrested a third Lexington High School football player they say was involved in stealing iPads belonging to the Lexington High football team. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said 17-year-old James Oscar Bluford was arrested Monday and charged with petit larceny. Bluford, a defensive lineman on the Lexington football time was booked Monday and released on a personal recognizance bond. According to Metts, an arrest warrant says on November 21 Bluford stole an iPad from the Lexington High varsity locker room and gave it to Tomas Charvez Reese. Reese was also arrested Monday and charged with petit larceny. Deputies are still investigating the possible thefts of more iPads from the school. Some were taken to a Game Stop store on Sunset Boulevard in Lexington, where the students got cash or store credit in exchange for the iPads. On November 29, Garvin Jerome Jackson Jr., 18, was arrested for receiving stolen goods along with two counts of obtaining property under false pretenses. He was released on P.R. bonds totaling $6,390. Jackson was a starting running back on the Lexington football team. The thefts of the iPads first came to light when Metts said the school's resource officer found one of the iPads on Tomas Reese on school grounds shortly after it had been reported stolen. Metts asked anyone with information about the thefts of Apple iPads at Lexington High to contact the Lexington County Sheriff's Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information to the Sheriff's Department anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff's Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com ).
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