Prosecutors: Plymouth man, juvenile stole $1,800 worth of clothes from store

Jermaine Stanley-Martin
By: 
Shawn McGrath
Staff Writer

Formal charges have been filed against a Plymouth man accused of breaking into a downtown store and taking nearly $2,000 worth of clothing.

The Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office charged Jermaine Stanley-Martin, 20, with two counts each of burglary and theft. He’s also charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting law enforcement and trespass.

The most serious charges against Stanley-Martin are the burglary counts, which are both Level 5 felonies punishable by one to six years if convicted.

According to court documents and a news release:

Plymouth police Det. Sgt. Leo Mangus said officers were called to Treat’s Squire Shop, 308 N. Michigan St., and Wellness 101, 212 N. Michigan, the morning of May 2 after employees from both businesses reported the locations had been burglarized. In both cases, the burglars had forced their way inside and stolen items.

Mangus said surveillance video from nearby businesses showed two men carrying stolen items from the businesses.

Officers were able to identify one of the men from the video, while they determined the second’s identity through the investigation.

Mangus said both men were found at Skylane Apartments the day after the burglary. While officers spoke with the apartment’s tenant, the two men leapt from the second-floor balcony in the apartment’s rear. Both — Stanley-Martin and a juvenile — were arrested in the area not long after.

Mangus said most of the stolen property was recovered at a home in the 1300 block of West Jefferson Street in Plymouth two days after the burglaries.

Stanley-Martin and the juvenile are alleged to have taken about $1,800 worth of clothing from Treat’s and an iPhone and Android Tablet valued at about $750 from Wellness 101.

The juvenile was not named in the release. His age was also withheld. He was taken to a juvenile detention facility, according to the detective.

Stanley-Martin was scheduled to make an initial appearance in Marshall Superior Court I on Tuesday, May 15.

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