October 1, 2023

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Brian Covington allegedly robbed a Texas house at gunpoint in February. He then traveled to a number of states earlier than winding up on Martha’s Winery, police stated.

Police in Massachusetts arrested a person on Martha’s Winery this week who was wished for an alleged armed theft in Texas earlier this 12 months. 

Brian Covington, 29, and one other individual donned masks and compelled their means into an house in San Marcos, Texas, in February at gunpoint, in response to Massachusetts State Police. They allegedly unplugged the house’s wifi connection and stole a number of objects. This included about 60 pairs of high-end footwear, cellphones that belonged to the victims, a PlayStation 5, and items of high-priced jewellery, police stated. 

Footage from a doorbell safety digicam was utilized by authorities in San Marcos to establish the suspects. Quickly after, police in a close-by city advised San Marcos investigators that suspects matching the outline of Covington and the opposite individual dedicated an armed theft exterior a membership. One shot was fired throughout that incident, police stated. 

Police decided that Covington then fled Texas to Florida, earlier than touring to New York Metropolis and eventually Martha’s Winery. State police troopers labored with the Lone Star Fugitive Job Drive, Oak Bluffs Police, and members of the USA Marshals Massachusetts Fugitive Job Drive to attempt to discover Covington. They developed areas of curiosity in Oak Bluffs and Winery Haven, police stated. 

State troopers flew to Martha’s Winery early Wednesday morning. They joined native police detectives in conducting surveillance on Pequot Avenue in Oak Bluffs. At round 10 a.m., police noticed Covington strolling towards a rooming home. As they approached, Covington ran right into a home at 20 Pequot Ave. and up a flight of stairs, police stated. Officers consider Covington had been residing there. 

Police ran inside and arrested Covington with out additional incident. He was delivered to Dukes County Jail and is being held with out bail pending rendition to Texas.