Two local men, one local teen charged with car break-ins
A local teen and two local men, including one who was wanted on warrants for felony theft and battery charges for allegedly shooting a 16-year-old in the face with a pellet gun, were charged early Monday with multiple counts of breaking into vehicles.
Xavier Malik Moultrie, 22, who lists a Cones Road address; Quiveontra Daequon Paskel, 18, who lists a Vista Avenue address; and Jalil Rashad Glover, 20, who lists a Freeman Street address, were all taken into custody around 4:45 a.m. and each charged with six counts of breaking or entering, a felony punishable by up to six years in prison.
Moultrie also had warrants for second-degree battery and theft by receiving of a credit card, each punishable by up to six years, and a misdemeanor count of fraudulent use of a credit card.
Paskel was also charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana and Glover had a misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear.
Moultrie remained in custody Tuesday in lieu of a $23,500 bond while Paskel and Glover were each being held on $16,000 bonds. All three are scheduled to appear today in Garland County District Court.
According to the probable cause affidavit on the arrests Monday, shortly before 4:30 a.m., Hot Springs police Officer Anthony Larkin responded to the 100 block of Pinewood Street regarding three people seen “checking door handles” on vehicles in the area.
A witness said he saw three males checking vehicles in front of his residence, noting all three were wearing hoodies and one also wearing red pants was seen entering a white Ford pickup belonging to a neighbor.
Larkin located three males matching the description of the suspect in the
200 block of Main Street and detained them. They were identified as Glover, who was wearing red pants, Moultrie and Paskel.
Further investigation revealed six vehicles had been entered and Paskel was found to be in possession of a key fob, $243.58 in cash and a cigar package containing 6.4 grams of marijuana. The key fob was found to belong to a vehicle that had been broken into on Greenwood Avenue and the owner of another vehicle broken into on Afton Street reported there was $212 and his license missing. The victim’s license was reportedly found in Moultrie’s possession.
When interviewed later, Paskel reportedly stated he found the key fob on the sidewalk and admitted to using it to gain entry to a vehicle. The other four vehicles broken into were in the 200 block of Afton and the 100 block of Pinewood.
According to the affidavit on the theft and fraudulent use charges, on July 21, shortly before 5 a.m., a woman reported a break-in to her residence while she and her husband were sleeping. She said an unknown person walked into their bedroom and then fled after seeing the victims.
After the intruder left, the woman reportedly discovered a debit card missing. The next day, the debit card was used at the Valero, 1201 Central Ave., to make a $2.17 purchase. A man was seen using the card in a security video.
Detective Matthew Cheatham sent out the photo of the suspect to other officers in an attempt to identify him and received a reply from Officer 1st Class Jason Greene who reportedly recognized the suspect as Moultrie. Cheatham was able to compare the footage to Moultrie’s Facebook photos and make a positive identification, including tattoos.
According to the affidavit on the battery charge, on Aug. 30, a woman reported an assault, telling police her 16-year-old son was at a friend’s house on Spring Street on Aug. 27 when he was shot in the face with a pellet gun by a known suspect.
She said her son was playing video games with a male, nicknamed “Zay,” who was holding a pellet gun and pointed it toward her son. She said “Zay” then pulled the trigger and shot her son “between his eyes five times.” She noted she took the victim to the emergency room where the pellets were found to still be under his skin.
The mother reportedly found the shooter on Facebook and identified him as Moultrie. The son was later questioned by police and also stated Moultrie was the one who shot him with an AR-15 style pellet gun.