Burglary Suspect Arrested

By August 9, 2019 Press Releases

Columbia Police Chief W. H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces the arrest of an 18-year-old male in connection with a recent burglary.  Investigators will also speak with him about the fatal shooting death of his father.

18-year-old Devin Rowe was arrested at approximately midnight (August 9) and served arrest warrants for Burglary – Second Degree and Petit Larceny. Today in court, a judge denied Rowe’s bond. He is currently housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC).

The charges stem from a break-in and theft from a N. Beltline Boulevard home on July 9, 2019 where Rowe allegedly stole several hundred dollars worth of electronic equipment. Those items have been recovered.

In a separate case, Rowe’s father, 77-year-old Alphonso Rowe was shot and killed Wednesday, August 7, 2019 while at 2730 Putnam Road. Initially, CPD officers wanted to speak with Rowe to determine what information he had regarding the shooting incident.

Investigators continue to work to determine the identity of the shooting suspect.

Citizens with information about the shooting are encouraged to contact CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

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