Grand jury hands down charges in burglaries

By Ivy Potter -

David E. Jamison II

David E. Jamison II

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A Lucasville man has been indicted on several counts related to a January residential burglary spree, a crime binge that ended when a homeowner found the man in his home and held him until police arrived.

David E. Jamison II was linked by DNA testing to criminal activity that occurred on Jan. 21 in which he is alleged to have stolen a vehicle in the 1900 block of Kendall Avenue, a car he later crashed in the area of Kinney’s Lane and Franklin Avenue. After fleeing the accident scene on foot, Portsmouth police say Jamison committed a breaking and entering as well as two burglaries in the Franklin Avenue area before he was captured by one of the homeowners after finding Jamison inside his home.

Portsmouth Police Capt. Jason B. Hedrick says the department’s investigations bureau impounded items from four locations on the city’s north end, and sent that evidence to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Identification (BCI&I) for analysis. Based on the results from the DNA testing, Jamison was linked to each incident.

Jamison, 30, has been indicted by the Scioto County Grand Jury on the following felony charges: aggravated burglary, two counts of burglary, grand theft of a motor vehicle, and breaking and entering, as well as a misdemeanor charge of failure to stop after an auto accident.

David E. Jamison II E. Jamison II Submitted Photo

By Ivy Potter

Reach Ivy Potter at 740-353-3101 ext. 1932

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