Lumpkins Cousins and D’Corius Hill Arrested in R-Section Burglary Ring
FlaglerLive | December 7, 2012
The cop chase that resulted in an overturned SUV on Royal Palms Parkway Monday morning—and the brief lockdown of Rymfire Elementary school—has led to the arrest of four people in all, including a set of cousins and a man wanted for a series of burglaries in Flagler County.
D’Corius Hill, 21, of 96 Wellshire Lane, was arrested late Tuesday on eight outstanding Flagler County warrants dealing with two Palm Coast burglaries in the last two weeks. Cousins Raymond Lumpkins and Ebony Lumpkins are both charged with dealing in stolen property and were arrested Thursday afternoon. Detectives said the two were pawning the items stolen in the burglaries.
The Lumpkins cousins live together at 94 Wellshire Lane in Palm Coast, along with D’Corius Hill, 21. But they also have a 411 South Anderson Street in Bunnell as an address.
Here’s what detectives pieced together.
The morning of November 28, Ebony Lumpkins, 20, went to Lucky Gold Buyers, a pawn shop on North State Street in Bunnell (also known as U.S. 1), and sold three 14-karat gold items, including a necklace, in exchange for $800. She presented her Florida driver’s license. And she placed her thumb print on the pawn transaction form and signed it.
Eight days later Lumpkins was sitting across from a Flagler County detective at the sheriff’s office’s Criminal Investigation Division. She first told him that she found the jewelry in the grass while walking at Ralph Carter Park, but then relented and said she’d gotten the stuff from Jeremiah Harris on Nov. 26. She said he’d meant it as a birthday present. And he’d told her: no matter what, don’t pawn it.
November 28 was a busy day for Lumpkins visits to the pawn shop. That same day, about two hours after his cousin had been there, 25-year-old Raymond Lumpkins went to Lucky Gold Buyers and pawned a $170 gold ring, identifying himself the same way his cousin had—driver’s license, thumb print. There was an inscription inside the ring: “SAT&PAT 7/752.” When a detective asked Raymond Lumpkins where he’d found the ring, Lumpkins said while walking to a store.
Hill was at the hospital this week. He’s the man who was at the wheel of the SUV that briefly led cops on a chase out of the R Section on Monday, before the SUV flipped on Royal Palms Parkway just west of Rymfire Drive. There were warrants out for him, for burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and for criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, fleeing or attempting to elude cops, and driving on a suspended license. The counts against him are third-degree felonies.
Arrest reports clarify what had happened in the past two weeks in incidents involving Hill and Jeremiah Harris, who was arrested Monday after the chase (Harris was on probation for burglary). Hill’s name had not been released at the time, as cops were still investigating a series of burglaries they believed him to be involved in.
Hill and Harris, according to an arrest report, had allegedly burglarized a home at 12 Renn Lane on Nov. 26, taking three flat-screen televisions, jewelry, and a large jar with loose change. On Monday (Dec. 3) they were allegedly attempting to burglarize a house at 33 Renshaw Drive when they were spotted by a cop walking across the lawn of the house.
Witnesses and residents of the properties on Renshaw and Renwood Lane, the street directly behind Renshaw, told detectives that the morning of Dec. 4, they’d seen two black men fitting the description of Hill and Harris between the two properties.
As of Friday evening (Dec. 7), Hill remains at the Flagler County jail on $24,000 bond. So does Raymond Lumpkins, on $2,500 bond. Ebony Lumpkins has posted $5,000 bond. Harris, too, has posted $2,500 bond.