By Patrick Yost, Editor
A Buckhead farmer found two shirts, including a distinctive hoodie, that investigators believe are connected to a two state crime spree that ended with a Buckhead man being shot and car-jacked.
According to Sgt. Chase Young, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the farmer found the wet and soiled clothing in a pasture area on Dec. 26 off Parks Mill Road that was directly in line with a stolen car the two suspects had left on Interstate 20 and the Alford Lane residence of 72-year-old Raymond McCullough.
Tre’ Quan Garvin, 20, Barnwell, S.C. and Terry Jenkins, 21, Williston, S.C. were both arrested following the Nov. 11 shooting of McCullough. McCullough was shot in the forearm after he refused to give the suspects the keys to his 1996 Lexus. The shooting occurred at 6:45 a.m. as McCullough was leaving his residence to go to work.
On Sunday, Nov. 10, authorities allege, Garvin and Jenkins stole a vehicle in Williston, S.C. and drove that vehicle to Henry County where they alleged robbed a Racetrack convenience store at gunpoint and then stole a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox after beating an elderly woman.
The Equinox, authorities said, was equipped with OnStar and that service alerted authorities that the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 20 in Morgan County. As officer scrambled around 4:30 a.m. to locate the vehicle, the Equinox was disabled by OnStar and was located on the side of I-20.
Young said one of the pieces of clothing found in the field is a distinctive neon yellow hoodie with the word “Love” written across the front. Young said authorities have video evidence allegedly connecting Jenkins to the shirt.
The clothing will most likely, he said, undergo DNA testing.
Both men face armed robbery charges in Morgan County and a host of other charges in South Carolina and Henry County. Both suspects are currently detained in Bardwell, S.C.