Third Lexington High School student arrested in iPad thefts

; akflanagan@thestate.comNovember 29, 2013 

— A third Lexington High School student has been arrested in connection with thefts of Apple iPad tablet computers reportedly stolen from the locker room used by the high school’s varsity football team.

James Oscar Bluford Jr., 17, was arrested Monday on a charge of petit larceny. Bluford, who was a defensive lineman, was booked and released from the Lexington County Detention Center on a $2,130 recognizance bond.

According to an arrest warrant, Bluford stole one Apple iPad tablet computer, valued around $500, from the Lexington High School varsity football team locker room.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Bluford then gave the stolen tablet to Tomas Charvez Reese, 18, who was also arrested Monday on a charge of petit larceny. Reese, who was a defensive lineman, was released from the county Detention Center on a $2,130 personal recognizance Monday.

Garvin Jerome Jackson Jr., 18, was arrested Friday at his Lexington home on one count of receiving stolen goods and two counts of obtaining property under false pretenses. Jackson was the starting running back on the Wildcat football team that was eliminated from the playoffs last week. He was booked at the Lexington County Detention Center at 1:24 a.m. Friday.

Jackson was previously arrested on Nov. 21 on a charge of receiving stolen goods. He was released Nov. 22 on a $2,130 personal recognizance bond.

Warrants allege that on Nov. 11, Jackson possessed one iPad worth about $500 that had been reported from the varsity locker room and took the computer to GameStop on Sunset Boulevard in Lexington. There, the iPad was exchanged for money and merchandise.

The warrant also alleges that on Nov. 20, Jackson took on Apple iPad2 that was reported from Lexington High’s locker room and took it to the GameStop. In exchange for the Lexington County School District One property, he received one Sony PlayStation 4 Dual Shock video game controller, one NBA 2014 PlayStation 4 video game and one digital camera.

Another iPad reported missing by a student on Nov. 21 was found by a school resource officer to be in the possession of Reese. The warrant alleges that Reese conspired with other Lexington High students to steal iPads from the varsity locker room.

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