Lubbock man charged with 5 counts of organized crime, in connection with 5 burglaries

Lubbock man charged with 5 counts of organized crime, in connection with 5 burglaries
Corey Hunter Johnston, 24

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock police issued six new warrants for 24-year-old Corey Hunter Johnston this week, currently in custody charged with theft, felon in possession of a firearm, and evading arrest.

Johnston is now facing six new charges, including another count of felon in possession of a firearm and five counts of organized crime.

The five counts of organized crime are in connection with five different burglaries including four different businesses and a private home.

The first count involves the burglary of a storage unit at Affordable Storage at 5807 4th Street back on Aug. 16, 2018. Johnston admitted to stealing guitars, electronics and other items from the unit and gave police the name of a partner who was also involved.

The second count of organized crime involves the burglary of M.G. Jewelers back on Oct. 23, 2018.

An employee told police that a suspect broke into the business from the roof and entered through the air conditioning ducts.

Several items of jewelry were taken.

The third count of organized crime involves the burglary of Mister Car Wash on Aug. 22, 2018.

Employees told police the suspect stole tools and other equipment including a pressure washer.

The fourth count of organized crime involves the burglary of a home on 56th Street, including the theft of jewelry, electronics, flat screen televisions, and other household items.

These items were recovered from a home where Johnston lived with two other people in the 5500 block of 1st Street. Police believe all three people were involved in the burglary.

The fifth count of organized crime involves the burglary of DFC Cycles and Fitness back on Sept. 19, 2018.

An employee told police that a suspect burglarized the business back in September 2018, taking items from the showroom and lockers of personal property in the back, including tools, jerseys and other bicycle riding equipment.

The employee told police that the burglar forced his way into the ventilation system and into the showroom, then damaged the rear door on his way out.

Johnston has been in the Lubbock County Detention Center since Nov. 5, 2018. He is being held on bonds totaling more than $150,000.

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