Detectives Arrest Two in a String of Burglaries
Troopers responded to a residence in the 13000 block of Adamsville Road, Greenwood for a report of a burglary, on August 17, 2015.
The victim advised the suspects broke the front glass window adjacent to the door in order to unlock it and gain entry, police said.
Once inside, the suspects removed cash from a cup sitting on the kitchen counter and then fled, police said.
A nearby neighbor observed a red Chevrolet Impala leaving the residence shortly after the suspects departed the house and attempted to follow the car, but it sped away, according to authorities.
The victim was familiar with the red Chevrolet Impala and was able to inform detectives that Jason C. Root, 30 of Greenwood (Photo attached - black shirt, balding), and Kasey A. Dolly, 27 of Harrington (grey shirt) were the ones that were operating the car.
Detectives were able to link the two through investigative measures to four other burglaries in the Greenwood area.
In all of the incidents, the two suspects would enter the residences during the daytime hours when no one was home and remove mostly televisions and cash before fleeing.
The televisions, or any other electronics they would steal, would then be taken to local pawn shops to be sold for cash or used in exchange for illegal drugs.
Detectives arrested Kasey Dolly and Jason Root on Friday August 28, 2015 and charged them both with five counts of Burglary 2nd, Burglary 3rd, Possession of Burglary Tools, six counts of Theft Under $1500, five counts of Conspiracy 2nd, and three counts of Criminal Mischief. They were both committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $49,300.00 (Dolly) and $37,800.00 (Root).