Columbia Police Department (CPD) Property Crimes investigators have arrested a 56-year-old man in connection with a burglary investigation.
Jackie Lee Evans turned himself in to CPD investigators today. He’s charged with Burglary – First Degree, Assault – First Degree and Grand Larceny.
Evans is accused of breaking into a home at the 1600 block of Hollywood Drive at approximately 2:00 a.m. on October 20, 2019 and stealing miscellaneous electronics.
While allegedly committing the crime, Evans pepper sprayed the victim in his face when he came home and discovered the burglar inside. Afterwards, Evans ran from the scene.
In a separate case, Evans is charged with Possession of Stolen Goods in connection with having several items that were reported stolen from a vehicle on Harden Street. The items include electronics and jewelry.
All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.