At about 8:45 pm on Tuesday evening, March 27, 2012, while shopping with his family, an off-duty Greenville Police officer observed a man running and pushing a shopping cart with across the parking lot at K-Mart Shopping Center. The man had 2 large flat-screen TVs in the cart.
The officer called the police department and requested assistance to investigate the suspicious activity. Responding patrol officers set up a perimeter in the area, and a police canine began searching for the suspicious man.
While patrolling the area, officers also observed Constance Marshall repeatedly driving around the area. Patrol officers initiated a traffic stop on Marshall’s car for a field interview. Marshall was interviewed and released for the time being.
The police dog then found Roger Lavon Jones lying and hiding in bushes next to a business on Commerce Street. Further investigation by the patrol officers found two 32” Samsung brand flat-screen TVs hidden in bushes near the WITN-TV studio on Arlington Blvd. Loss Prevention personnel from K-Mart confirmed the TVs were stolen.
The officers were able to determine later that Marshall was also searching for Jones with the intent to assist him in the larceny of the TVs.